Professor Matthew Campbell-Hill

Professor Matthew Campbell-Hill

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Professor of Novel Technology Design and Adoption

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Matthew is an emerging and novel technology specialist. During nearly ten years as a founding member of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee for NICE, Matthew reviewed hundreds of novel medical devices providing recommendations on their adoption and use across the NHS. Matthew also reviewed approximately 50 pharmaceuticals as a member of the Technology Appraisals Committee B (NICE) before he became an Independent Board Member of the National Information Board, where he was the independent lead on the rollout of medical apps across the NHS. Following his end of appointment as a Non-Executive Director of the MHRA, Matthew took up a Senior Fellowship in Novel Technologies at the University of Birmingham College of Medical and Dental Sciences. Matthew continues to consult on technology adoption and maintains multiple board and strategy advisory roles.

Matthew maintains a portfolio of senior roles across public, private, academic and third sector. He is a Non-Executive Director of the DVSA (Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency) and Chair of both the Health, Safety and Wellness Committee, and the Diversity Forum. Alongside this role, Matthew has been an Expert Advisor to CCAV (Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles) since its launch and is a founding member of the CAVPASS Expert Advisor Panel on vehicle AI. In early 2023 Matthew was appointed as the Chair of DPTAC (Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee) leading on the advice to the UK Government on transport accessibility. Through these roles Matthew was invited to accompany the UK Secretary of State for Transport to the G7 Summit in Japan. At the G7 Summit Matthew presented on the future of Sustainable and Accessible Transport systems. 


BA (Hons) Humanities with a Specialism in Creative Writing, Open University 2016


Prior to his retirement from international competitive sport, Matthew was a successful athlete as a member of Team GB, with multiple medals across World Cups and the 2019 World Championships, including whilst Captaining the GB Mens’ Wheelchair Fencing Team.

Matthew maintains a keen interest in supporting charitable organisations and especially those involved in education. He has worked with multiple Royal Colleges and is a Council Member and President Elect of the Anaesthetics Council, at Royal Society of Medicine.

Helping to support frontline workers in the COVID-19 pandemic, a team of experts led by Matthew have designed a disposable plastic ‘pop-up tent’ which creates a protective barrier between patients and healthcare professionals. The AerosolShield is a compact device designed to cover the patient’s head, neck and shoulder area while treatments for COVID-19 are administered.  With hundreds of units delivered within the first month, the AerosolShield protected thousands of NHS staff during April and May.

Also in 2020 Matthew founded Ted’s Light CIC Ltd, a charitable organisation working with young children entering emergency foster care across the UK. In 2022 Ted’s Light also began working with Ukrainian orphans who were relocated to the UK.

In both 2021 and 2022 Matthew was included in the Shaw Trust ‘Power 100’ list of the most influential disabled people.


Medical Technologies Advisory Committee; NICE; Matthew has reviewed approximately 300 Novel Medical Devices as a founding member of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee for NICE.

Technology Appraisals Committee B; NICE; Approximately 50 Advanced Pharmaceuticals and therapeutics reviewed.

Other activities

Policy Experience

Matthew has significant experience across policy development, implementation and review as an adviser and Non-Executive Director across multiple arms of the Government, including:

Cabinet Office; 3 years

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; 3 years

DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care); 5 years

Office for Public Appointments; 1 year

MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency); 3.5 years

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence); 10 years

DVSA (Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency); <1 year

Media Experience

Matthew is a BBC trained broadcast journalist and experienced print journalist.

Matthew has written and produced academic material for most age groups, from primary school to senior academic journals.