Matthew is a Research Software Engineer (RSE) at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA), a world-leading laboratory in fusion energy research. There he supports the development of research software primarily used for simulation and modelling of fusion plasmas and tokamaks. He is a Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) Fellow 2021, and his fellowship work has primarily focussed on delivering new training courses at the intermediate level of software development skills. In addition, he has engaged in a variety of community-building initiatives within UKAEA, such as a Coding Discussion Group and Software Community Unconference, and more broadly through initiatives like the Research Code Review Community. His background is in physics having obtained a PhD in Atomic and Plasma Physics from the University of Strathclyde with external work at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (a part of UKAEA).