Matthew is a Scientia Professor and Deputy Director of the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) at UNSW. He is an international expert in oceanography and climate dynamics and at the forefront of global scientific efforts to understand the impact of human-induced global warming.
He is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and the American Geophysical Union. As an ARC Fellow, Deputy Director of the CCRC, and Chief Investigator at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, Matthew investigates global-scale ocean circulation and the influence it has on climate and climate processes, particularly in the Southern Hemisphere.
Matthew is an authoritative voice advocating for an urgent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions both in Australia and globally, and has contributed to two past Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change synthesis reports.