Matt is an Old Age Psychiatrist who trained both in the UK and Australia, receiving a Masters of Psychiatric Research from University College London (UCL). He is finishing his PhD in vascular cognitive impairment and neuroimaging with Professor Perminder Sachdev AM, Co-Director of CHeBA.
Matt’s dual role as clinician and researcher has developed his unique understanding of the dementia experience. In his clinical capacity he works within South West Sydney Local Health District. His research interests include late-life depression, mild-cognitive impairment, cerebrovascular imaging, dementia service development and dementia risk-reduction.
He is the recipient of a Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration grant to develop a novel MRI-based cerebrovascular pathology index, and was the inaugural recipient of the Josh Woolfson Memorial Scholarship which supports research looking at modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease to identify and target at-risk groups and individuals and develop intervention strategies for risk reduction.
He is part of the Neuroimaging and Neuropsychiatry Groups at the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing within the School of Psychiatry.