Matthew is PhD scholar under Professor Simon Lewis at the Brain and Mind Centre. He is also a junior doctor training at Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. His research interest lies in the patho-neurophysiology behind gait freezing, a complex and highly disabling symptom in Parkinson’s disease. His current work involves analysis of neuronal signals recorded directly from the subthalamic nucleus of patients undergoing deep brain stimulation surgery while they perform a virtual reality task designed to trigger freezing episodes in real time. His work is supported by the RA Money Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Neuroscience. Matthew’s work has featured in journals Brain and Neuroscience and has been presented at numerous international meetings among highlighted selections of abstracts. He has also co-authored a number of significant research publications from our research group. He is the recent recipient of the Bierzonski Burczyk Foundation Prize and in 2019 his work earned the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital President’s Prize for Research. Matthew is a regular at Parkinson’s NSW fundraising and community events and he is also passionate about teaching medical students and junior doctors. Outside of work, he is a keen lover of the outdoors and enjoys pursuing his interest in high altitude trekking and mountaineering.