I am excited to work with the CLEFT charity team, as part of the UK’s collaborative effort, to help improve cleft care in the UK and overseas.

I am a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training registrar in the Southwest of England, based in Bristol with my wife and two children. I have been fascinated in cleft lip and palate since being a medical student and have steered my surgical training towards achieving my goal of becoming a cleft surgeon. I have an honorary fellowship position to perform epidemiological cleft research with the Cleft Collective at the University of Bristol. I have been passionate about global health for many years and aim to focus my energy on improving the provision of cleft care for patients and their families living in resource-poor settings.  

If you would like to listen to Matt examining the problems of inequalities in access to cleft care in lower income countries, please click here.