Matthew works as Director of Research and Senior Lecturer at the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, within the University of Strathclyde's Business School. His research examines the policy and market conditions necessary to accelerate low-carbon energy technology and business model innovation. He is a co-investigator on UKRI's £10m EnergyREV consortium on smart, locally led energy systems, and the UK Energy Research Centre's Community Energy Finance project.
Matthew has published in 'Financial Times 50' ranked journals, written a book on innovation to accelerate the energy revolution and received an international prize from the World Energy Council for his research.
In terms of impact he has written reports on behalf of the Labour Party and World Energy Council, been cited in government and parliamentary reports and currently sits on Scottish Power Energy Networks' Customer Engagement Group to inform their five year business plan for Ofgem's RIIO-ED2. His work has enjoyed extensive media coverage (e.g. BBC, Forbes) and he has also provided commentary for national newspapers (e.g. i news).
Matthew is a British Institute of Energy Economics council member, trustee for the community energy charity South Seeds and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.