Mr Matthew Campbell-Hill

Mr Matthew Campbell-Hill

Institute of Clinical Sciences
Senior Fellow, Novel Medical Technologies

Contact details

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

Matthew is an emerging and novel medical technology review and adoption 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, and continues to compete internationally as a member of Team GB.

Council Member, Anaesthetics Council, Royal Society of Medicine, 2019.

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.


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


Matthew Campbell-Hill was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) in June 2019. He became a non-executive board member at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in July 2016.

Matthew is a technology and media consultant with a special interest in emerging technology use and public engagement. Also competing internationally for GB in Wheelchair Fencing, Matthew has worked across the public, private, academic and third sectors in marketing/sales, media and technology.

Previously a Non-Executive Director of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Matthew was also an Independent Board Member of the National Information Board (NIB), developing the strategic priorities for data and technology in the NHS, and Chair of the Government Triennial Review of UK Anti-Doping. His current roles include a Senior Fellowship at the University of Birmingham, College of Medical and Dental Sciences; Strategy and Governance Board member and Chair of the Public Steering Group for Push Doctor (the largest digital health provider in Europe); Senior Advisor to IESO Digital Health; Senior Advisor to ZPB Associates; and Anaesthesia Section Council Member for the Royal Society of Medicine.

Matthew was an inaugural member of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (MTAC) for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), creating national advice for the NHS on the adoption of approximately 300 emerging and novel medical technologies. He has advised on other NICE programmes, including the Technology Appraisals programme reviewing approximately 50 pharmaceuticals, and advised on the development of the rapid review process for medical mobile apps. Matthew has worked with multiple Medical Royal Colleges and as a broadcast journalist for the BBC.

A former Trustee/Director of Cornwall Mobility, one of the oldest and largest dedicated mobility organisations in Europe, Matthew is a keen philanthropist, having co-founded the ‘Mentors DEN Community Interest Company’ (a business mentoring service for disabled and disadvantaged entrepreneurs) and recently founded 'Ted’s Light CIC' working with vulnerable young people entering emergency foster care.

He is a successful sportsman having competed Internationally for Great Britain for 5 years in Wheelchair Fencing, winning two World Cup Medals, including as Captain of the Men’s Sabre Team. Outside his own sport he is a keen supporter of motorsport, rugby, cricket and football.

Prior to his spinal injury, Matthew was a successful classical singer, and in 2001 part of the choir that recorded the double gold-disk selling, “The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace” classical album.


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.