He is part of the Policy, Ethics and Emerging Technologies Team (POET) at Trilateral Research.
Matthew’s expertise is drawing out the ethical, social, legal and political implications of data-driven technologies – such as surveillance – in a way that is normatively consequential for policy making. With a background in political philosophy, Matthew also critically engages with the democratic regulations, governance and oversight of emerging technologies.
Matthew was previously an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) post-doctoral fellow, hosted at the New Political Communication Unit (NPCU) at Royal Holloway, University of London.
He has recently collaborated on a project called ‘Trust and Transparency in an Age of Surveillance’ which will be published by Routledge in 2020. Matthew holds a PhD from Royal Holloway, in which he studied how the enforcement of principles underpinning settlements of the Liberal Democratic state, such as welfare, citizenship can inadvertently contribute to increasing surveillance in harmful ways. Prior to this he obtained an MA in legal and political theory from UCL.