Matt is a Lecturer in Music at Oxford Brookes University.
His PhD (2017) analysed the music used in German depictions of the Holocaust on screen. His research has been disseminated at conferences across the UK, and also at international events in Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Germany and the USA.
He spent a total of ten weeks in Germany visiting archives during 2014. These visits were supported by the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) and the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD).
Although Matt is a musicologist specializing in music for film and television, he has an academic grounding in many aspects of music theory, history and analysis. Having completed his undergraduate honours degree in Music at Huddersfield in 2009, he gained an MA with distinction from the University of York (2012).
He taught at Edge Hill from 2012-15 on four different degree programmes across the faculty of Arts and Sciences, and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE), granting him Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He was also a postgraduate participant in a HEA collaborative project between Edge Hill University and the University of Roehampton. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).