Programme Co-ordinator

Matt joined Co-operation Ireland in 2019 and helps co-ordinate two Youth and Education programmes – Amazing the Space and Entwined Histories. Both programmes bring students from different backgrounds together to work alongside each other and to explore the complexities and narratives of the past.

Having graduated from Queens University Belfast in Archaeology and Ancient History, Matt began his career as a tour guide and archivist in a local museum before turning his attention to teaching. The experience of working as a History teacher in school has really helped in his current role in motivating students to work together and make new friendships.

In his spare time Matt enjoys reading history and playing sport. He has a keen interest in the First World War and enjoys regular visits to the Western Front. If he’s not talking to you about the war, he’ll be giving you a run down of the weekend’s rugby matches.