Matthew is a neuropathology trainee (ST3) working at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (London) who is finishing a PhD in the molecular pathology of infant gliomas at the Institute of Cancer Research. He aims to specialise in paediatric neuropathology and molecular pathology. He completed a degree in Zoology at the University of Liverpool before completing his medical training at Keele Medical School.
After completing his foundation training he applied for core surgical training and successfully achieved a post in London where he completed his MRCS examinations. However, although enjoying surgery, his thoroughly enjoyable experiences of a foundation post in histopathology could not be forgotten and so he applied to change specialties and has not looked back since!
Matthew is very passionate about pathology and is very actively involved in the different pathology societies, including being the current Chair of the RCPath Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC), a former trainee councillor of the BDIAP and now the deputy meetings secretary, the trainee communications officer for the ACP and assistant editor of the ACP News. He loves to teach and is very involved with public engagement projects to promote pathology to other healthcare professionals, to schools and the general public.