Matt is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at the Heseltine Institute. His fellowship, which commenced in September 2018, was awarded for a project entitled ‘Reimagining the City: New Municipalism and the Future of Economic Democracy’. This builds on his PhD research, completed at the University of Manchester in 2015, which explored Liverpool’s history of collective alternatives to public housing. Matt is a graduate of the University of Oxford, where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. He went on to complete a Masters degree in Spatial Planning at University College London, whilst working part-time in the planning department of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.