Matthew is a quantitative social scientist and joined the IASS in September 2013 as a lecturer. He has been a Research Fellow in the Third Sector Research Centre since 2012.
Matthew’s research interests are in the causes and consequences of prosocial behaviour; intergroup relations and group solidarity; and quantitative methods.
Matthew studied Psychology and Sociology at the University of Washington; and Sociology (MSc) at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, where he is also currently completing his DPhil in Sociology.
Matthew has experience in two main substantive research areas:
Cross-national predictors of volunteering, giving, and informal help.
Neighbourhood effects on volunteering and giving.
School effects on civic engagement among youths
Health outcomes of volunteering and giving among adult and youth populations.
Intergroup relations and group solidarity
Neighbourhood effects on religious and national identity.