Business Development & Marketing Director at the Clinical Research Network Coordinating Centre since 2014. Previously been a member of the leadership team for the Network’s Cancer Specialty, improving patient recruitment to the extent that one in five patients diagnosed with cancer participates in clinical research.
Matt gained a PhD in molecular virology (1997) and conducted post-doctoral research with the Molecular Medicine Unit at the University of Leeds. He joined AstraZeneca UK as a Clinical Research Scientist and then Study Manager in their Clinical Studies Group and over the next five years conducted phase II and III studies in a variety of therapy areas. In 2003 he establishing a Clinical Trials Unit at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and later became Business Manager for a large Musculoskeletal Disease trials group in Leeds. In 2006 he joined the National Cancer Research Network, which was later to merge into the NIHR.