In 1996 Matt graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Birmingham. He worked as a mental health social worker/ASW for 7 years and was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex. In 2004 Matt joined the National Institute for Mental Health and worked on a number of national programmes.
From 2005 – 2008 he was the Deputy Director of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme at the Department of Health. In the summer of 2008, Matt took a 3-year secondment to work in the UK voluntary sector, working with the mental health charities Mind and Rethink as Stakeholder Manager on the national anti-stigma campaign “Time to Change”.
Matt is currently a Senior Associate/Advisor with the Centre for Mental Health. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Mental Health. Matt has recently been appointed as an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Nottingham’s Institute of Work, Health and Organisations. Matt is a director of Innovo Consultancy Ltd. He is currently working closely with Anglia Ruskin University on the development of an MSc in Military Mental Health.
Specialties: mental health policy development and implementation, organisational change, leadership development, system reform. Specialist interest in veterans’ mental health, co-morbid conditions and tackling stigma and discrimination.
- Mental Health
- Wounded, Injured & Sick