Matthew is a second-year computer science PhD student supervised by Professor Jason Alexander and Dr Dario Cazzola. His research is looking at how Augmented Reality can be used to support healthcare processes within rheumatology for patients with Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA). He is a member of the Bath Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium (SPARC) and is working closely with the clinical lead for axSpA at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases to design AR applications that could help patients and clinicians understand and collaboratively analyse patient data.
Matthew has previously completed a BSc in computer science in which he designed AR applications for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) as part of their Green Plan It project, designed to help secondary school students explore the role of plants and gardens in our lives.
Matthew’s wider research interests include augmented and mixed reality, mHealth, telehealth, rheumatology, patient-clinician collaboration and patient self-tracking.