Matthew has a particular interest in South Asia and his primary professional areas of expertise are:
- modern slavery and forced labour
- labour standards in informal economies
- rights of migrant workers
- human rights abuses in global supply chains
- discrimination in employment
Matthew joined Ergon in 2015. He has delivered projects on forced labour and human rights impacts for major brands and infrastructure companies. He has also worked with Anti-Slavery International in Punjab, India on issues including bonded labour, freedom of association, caste and gender discrimination, and migration.
As a volunteer with International Alert, he helped develop a conflict-sensitive employment framework for the private sector. He also has experience of local government and the retail sector. Matthew has an MA in Human Rights from University College London, and a BA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester.