Matthew is the lead of the Masters of Physician Associate Practice programme at University of Central Lancashire's Westlakes campus in Cumbria. He is a USA trained Physician Associate with 18 years experience in internal and perioperative medicine and rheumatology. He has been a Faculty of Physician Associates member with a listing on the Managed Voluntary Register since its inception and has since been involved yearly in UK national examination marking.
Matthew leads in the development of the Masters of Physician Associate Practice programme in Westlakes. He teaches subjects that are central in the training of Physician Associates as general practitioners. These subjects include diagnostic testing interpretation, clinical decision-making, physical examination, communication, professionalism, haematology,and immunology. He has worked in the Emergency Assessment Unit at West Cumberland Hospital and regularly maintains collaboration with North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust in the clinical training of PA students in Cumbria.
Matthew began his career as a Physician Assistant in Phoenix Arizona and began in general medicine providing care to children in group homes and shelters as well as adults and elder persons in a general practice. He moved on to expand his experience in perioperative and hospital internal medicine. While working in this capacity, he was approached by a highly regarded rheumatologist in the Phoenix area and joined his practice in 2005. During that time, in addition to managing patients with a variety of autoimmune illness, he was an associate member of the American College of Physicians and was a member of a team of clinicians that taught joint arthrocentesis to general practitioners at national conferences across the United States. He moved to the Isle of Man with his wife, a UK citizen, in 2011 and has been with the University of Central Lancashire since 2017 helping to train and introduce Physician Associates into the healthcare workforce in West Cumberland Hospital and Cumbria. Before practising as a PA, he worked as a medical technologist in a hospital laboratory evaluating blood samples for serum chemistry, haematology, and coagulation.
- Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona, USA, 2002
- Bachelors Degree in Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, 1988
- Physician Associate Hospital Practice
- Home Renovator
- Amateur Chef
- Member: Faculty of Physician Associates within the Royal College of Physicians, UK
- Certified Physician Assistant, National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants, USA