Matthew is a senior researcher and laboratory manager at the Haemostasis Biomedical Research Unit and the Welsh Institute of Emergency Biomedical Research at Swansea University. His main areas of expertise include rheometry, haemorheology, coagulation and haemostasis. Matthew’s research interests involve creating a better understand how disease and its treatment alter coagulation, clot quality and patient outcome. His work is centred on using his expertise from the physical sciences in the validation and development of new healthcare technologies for the measurement of coagulation. His research focuses on three important goals in health care 1) early detection 2) evaluation of therapeutic intervention 3) health screening. His work aims to improve the management of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and thromboembolic disease.
 
He has also developed expertise in the field of research ethics and governance, where he is also a member of the local research ethics committee (Wales Rec 6- from 2013 to present).

Areas of Expertise

  • Rheology
  • Haemorheology
  • Research Ethics
  • Research Governance
  • Haemostasis

Publications

  1. & An Investigation Into the Effects of In Vitro Dilution With Different Colloid Resuscitation Fluids on Clot Microstructure Formation. Anesthesia & Analgesia 123(5), 1081-1088.
  2. & Altered clot microstructure detected in obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome. Sleep Science 9(1), 14-19.
  3. & Effects of exercise intensity on clot microstructure and mechanical properties in healthy individuals. Thrombosis Research 143, 130-136.
  4. & The effect of sepsis and its inflammatory response on mechanical clot characteristics: a prospective observational study. Intensive Care Medicine 42(12), 1990-1998.
  5. & The Effects of Temperature on Clot Microstructure and Strength in Healthy Volunteers. Anesthesia & Analgesia 122(1), 21-26.

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Teaching

  • PM-230 Selected Medical Diagnostic Techniques

    This module looks at the design and operation of a wide range of instrumentation used to make measurements for diagnostic and monitoring purposes. The emphasis is on the underlying electrical, mechanical, chemical, optical and other engineering principles.