Matthew has an MSc in Hydrogeology at the University of Birmingham and over seven years’ experience in groundwater science in both research and industry. He began his career working in the water industry, tackling both groundwater resource and quality problems associated with the Chalk in southeast England. Building on this work in 2014 Matthew moved to the British Geological Survey, taking a research position focusing on groundwater resources management and cycling of macronutrients in the subsurface. His research at BGS has resulted in an improved understanding of sources and sinks of nitrogen and phosphorus in groundwater. He has published a number of peer reviewed scientific papers and he works with environmental regulators to support policymaking in the field. Matthew is a Fellow of the Geological Society and is undertaking a part time PhD at Lancaster University.