Matthew has a BSc, MPhil and PhD from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a teaching qualification from the University of Sussex (UK). Before teaching Matthew worked in fundamental research in a multidisciplinary team in France, where he learned the importance of imagination, patience and teamwork. This is Matthew’s fourth year in China. Previous experience includes leading Key Stage 3 Science and joint leadership of a Science department, leading whole school provision for gifted and talented pupils, leading Triple Science GCSE and serving as Head of Year for years 11, 12 and 13. During the holidays Matthew can be found renovating his farm in the rural south of France, and in his spare time he enjoys travel, photography, music, languages, endurance sports and Crossfit. Matthew’s attitude to education is like that of athletics: dedication, commitment, hard work and a positive outlook always beat talent!