Matt's current area of research surrounds the effective use of digital technologies in missing persons investigations, with a specific focus on missing children. Matt is currently working on projects with both Locate International and UKENMP (UK Expert Network Missing People) and is soon to start his PhD in the field of missing persons.
Over the last ten years, Matt has taught Cyber Security and Ethical Hacking at various academic institutions. As well as teaching, Matt has been involved in writing several degree programmes in the field of Cyber Security. Matt has contributed to the development of several pioneering courses; this involved developing the curriculum for the UK's first Career College (Career College North East) and co-writing one of the countries first government-approved Higher Technical Qualifications.
In 2019 Matt was a guest speaker at Dynamo North East, discussing the latest trends in Cyber and the gender gap in STEM subjects.