Matthew works as Chancellor’s Fellow of Technology and Innovation at 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, with a special focus on offshore renewable energy.
Prior to joining Strathclyde he worked at Imperial College’s Centre for Environmental Policy (2012-2016) examining the effectiveness of energy innovation policies both in the UK and overseas (e.g. China, Finland). Prior to this he completed his PhD at the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at the University of Leeds (2009-2012), examining the role that business model innovation plays in driving a low-carbon energy transition.
He has extensive experience of generating lasting impact from his research across the energy sector, providing expert advice to the Department for Business, Energy, Innovation and Skills, European Commission and Ofgem on a high priority energy policy issues, as well as acting as a lead author for World Energy Council’s World Energy Resources 2016 report. He also leads the Scottish Power – Iberdrola Entrepreneurial Challenge at Strathclyde aimed at supporting innovative university energy spin-off companies.
Matthew has an excellent research track record, publishing in ‘Financial Times 50’ ranked journals and receiving a best-paper award at the 2016 World Energy Congress in Istanbul. Finally, he is a co-investigator for the UK Energy Research Centre’s community energy finance project, a visiting researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy within Imperial College London, a member of the International Association of Energy Economics and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.