Senior Fellow Matthew Campbell-Hill has been appointed as the new Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee (DPTAC) Chair, announced by the Department for Transport in February.
In his new role, Matthew represents the needs of disabled people using the transport network in the UK. This includes advising government and associated bodies on the requirements and rights of passengers, to ensure that the travel network is inclusive and accessible for all. The advice from DPTAC is used to ensure new policy announcements include awareness of accessibility and disability issues and concerns.
Matthew has significant experience across many government areas, in policy development, implementation, and review as an adviser and non-executive director. In 2019 he was appointed as a non-executive director for the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), leading on vehicle autonomy and serving as head of the Health, Safety and Wellness Committee. Prior to this, Matthew was also non-executive director at the Department for Digital Culture, Media, and Sport, and non-executive director at the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
As a Senior Fellow in Novel Technologies at the University of Birmingham, Matthew consults on novel technology adoption as well as maintaining advisory roles on multiple boards and strategies. Previously a founding member of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), Matthew has reviewed hundreds of medical devices proposed for use across the NHS, both through NICE and in the commercial sector.
Additionally, Matthew has over 10 years of experience as a successful wheelchair athlete, competing internationally for Team GB and winning the National Championships in 2012, as well as multiple World Cup and World Championship medals.
Matthew brings a wealth of experience to his new role at DPTAC, making sure that disabled people can use the UK transport network with independence and safety.
I am honoured to be appointed as the new Chair of the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee. As a seasoned traveller with lived experience of disability, I am looking forward to working with the excellent team in place to help them continue to share their expertise with the government. The transport landscape has rapidly evolved in recent years, and I am passionate about leveraging this momentum to improve accessibility and inclusiveness across the UK’s transport network.Matthew Campbell-Hill, Senior Fellow, University of Birmingham
Matthew will be running an online CPD session on ‘The Future of Technology in Medicine’ as part of his role within the Royal Society of Medicine, this Friday 2nd June, from 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Tickets for this event are free for RSM Members, and substantially reduced for non-members, but registration must be completed before Friday 2nd June via the RSM website.