Matthew is a Senior Lecturer within the University of Sydney Business School’s Discipline of Accounting. His research interests focus primarily on sustainability, and how accounting can contribute to addressing related questions. Specifically, his research has focused on diversity and inclusion, water management, water accounting, and financial accounting. Matthew's research interests stem primarily from practical challenges emerging in industry, and the innovations and developments that occur in response to those challenges. Recent research has exploring LGBTI+ diversity developments within the ‘Big 4’ professional services firms including perceptions of the value of related initiatives, insights into factors driving related change, and perceptions of how related change impact on staff and clients. Matthew takes all of this research into the classroom, in his teaching of units focused on both financial accounting and sustainability accounting.
Momentum towards effective diversity must be maintained while there is continuing aggression against LGBTIQ+ populations around the world.