Mat is an experienced nurse, infection prevention and control practitioner, clinical educator, and researcher.
He currently leads on some level 4 and level 6 modules within the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing programme. These include the 'Introduction to Physiology, Assessment and Care Planning' and 'Quality Improvement, Research and Audit' modules.
Mat holds a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Southampton. His research interests are in infection prevention and control, patient safety and clinical human factors.
Mat is also Deputy Education Officer within the Wessex Branch of the Infection Prevention Society. The Infection Prevention Society is an independent charity that strives to inform, promote and sustain evidence-based infection prevention policy and practice at a local, national and international level.
Mat's clinical experience includes nursing posts in acute medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology, clinical education, and infection prevention and control. Mat also holds a PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Southampton. Among other things, his doctoral study investigated the relationship between clinical human factors and infection prevention and control practices in complex healthcare systems.
Mat has been teaching formally since 2014. Before joining Solent University in 2020, he worked at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust as a clinical educator (2014-2016) and an infection prevention and control charge nurse (2016-2020) with specific responsibilities within the education work stream of the Infection Prevention Team.
Mat’s research interests are in infection prevention and control, patient safety and clinical human factors in complex healthcare systems. He has a keen interest in finding ways to improve hospital-related infection prevention and control practices and processes.
Mat also has an interest in nurse education and simulated clinical practice.
Together with a colleague within the adult nursing team, Mat is currently investigating whether virtual placements support students in developing problem-solving and decision-making skills related to specific Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) proficiencies.