Matthew is a senior researcher focusing on learning and change within public sector organizations.
Matthew’s research for the National College for School Leadership focuses specifically on the contribution that networks of schools make to school improvement processes and system wide change. Matthew is also part of a research team working for the DfES on the ‘transfer of practice between schools’, and the use of the interactive TV and ICT to enable practitioners to share the tools of the teaching trade.
Matthew has researched how to develop local leadership in partnership contexts and different models of leadership and leadership development within the public and private sector. He has worked with the Design Council, the Prison Service, NHSU, the Police Leadership College, various Universities and LEAs, The New Opportunities Fund, WRVS, and the Dti among others.
Authored and Co-authored publications and articles:
Learning Communities and NHSU, DEMOS, 2004
Using ICT to share the tools of the teaching trade, BECTA, 2004
Incubating real time learning: the role and nature of real time learning in Networked Learning Communities, AERA, 2003
Networked Learning Communities:multiple models of enquiry & research, ICSEI 2003
What Charles Clarke Must Learn from Estelle, The Observer Online, Sept 02
Kit for purpose, The Design Council, 2002
Learning Works: The 21st Century Prison, The Do Tank, July 2002
Local Authority? Demos, July 2002
Time is running out, The Report, ATL, April 2002
Learning Buildings, School Works, February 2002
Transformation not Reform, Education Review, Dec 2001
Leadership: the challenge for all? - Institute of Management, Dec 2001
What next for the NHS? The Observer Online, Sept 2001
Classroom Assistance, Demos, London, August 2001
Teacher knows best, The Guardian, London, 4th Sept 2001
Make teaching a desirable Career, TES, London, 30th August 2001
Reform School, The Parliamentary Monitor, Vol. 9, No 9, July 2001
Enterprise Learning, Demos, London, October 2000
Wanted: venture capitalists for schools, New Start, London, Vol. 2, No 53, 2000