Matthew is Head of Department at Nottingham Law School where he has taught on numerous law modules with a particular specialism in European Union Law and aspects of free movement – an area within which he has authored a number of best-selling academic texts. In 2016 in recognition of his contribution to legal education, he was awarded a Higher Education Authority National Teaching Fellowship, the most prestigious individual award for excellence in teaching in higher education.
Matthew has extensive experience in quality assurance and quality enhancement and has led on innovative curriculum design and development in undergraduate and postgraduate courses. As a member of the Law School’s Senior Management Team, Matthew is strategically involved in all aspects of the school’s provision with a particular focus upon the proposed changes to professional legal education in England and Wales.
Matthew has an international reputation in both legal education and education generally as an expert in the use of technology enhanced learning and the impact that educational technologies can have on student engagement and outcomes. Matthew’s expertise has been recognised by the higher education sector through a number of high-profile awards, including a Highly Commended ALT Learning Technologist of the Year Award, Association of Law Teachers Teaching Law with Technology Prize, Guardian University Awards, Law Teacher of the Year Finalist and recipient of the Global Legal Skills Award.
Matthew is an active member of the Nottingham Law School Centre for Legal Education, the Innovation and Technology Law Lab, the Society of Legal Scholars and the Association of Learning Technologists. He also sits on numerous international educational technology focused committees and has recently been appointed to the Law Society of England and Wales’s Digital Education Task Force.