Matthew joined the department as an experimental officer in mass spectrometry in March 2013 and in 2019 was awarded a CAMS-UK Co-funded Lectureship in Analytical and Instrumental Science. He started working as an analytical chemist specialising in the analysis of food contaminates and pharmaceuticals in 1996. He completed his BSc in Applied Chemistry at Nottingham Trent University and in 2006 he came to Loughborough to study for an MSc in Pharmaceutical and Analytical Science. In 2009 he joined Prof Paul Thomas’s research group as a PhD student looking at volatile organic compounds in human breath. Matthew's research interests involve developing novel inlet sources for mass spectrometers and the application of metabolomics.