Matt is the Engagement Manager for the East Midlands and joined Sight Loss Councils in March 2023. Matt previously worked in the sector with My Sight Nottinghamshire, and The Beacon Centre.
Matt was diagnosed with Stargardt disease in 2005. He is now registered as severely-sight impaired.
Matt is a keen musician and photographer, with trees and landscapes his favourite subjects – mainly because they don’t move! He also enjoys watching football and a nice, spicy, curry.
Originally from Lancashire, Matt moved to Nottinghamshire in 1996 swapping a lecturing job in Moscow for a teaching role in Mansfield. He has never left the county since.
Matt is keen to ensure that blind and partially sighted people have the same opportunity to access services and the local community as their sighted peers. He is extremely excited to be responsible for establishing Sight Loss Councils throughout the region.