Fellow of Higher Education Association
BA (Hons) Media and Communication 2005
PG Cert HE Education 2007
PG Cert Research 2010
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Member of International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
UK Music-Music Academic Partnership
Birmingham Music Coalition
Punk Scholars Network – General Secretary
Punk and Post-Punk (Journal) –Editorial board member
Punk Scholars Press-Editorial board member
Riffs: Experimental Writing on Popular Music-Editor
Matt teaches primarily on the BA (Hons) Music Business course in the Birmingham School of Media, as well as on a range of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes across the Birmingham Institute of Media and English and Faculty of Arts, Design and Media.
Matt is interested in supervising doctoral students researching all aspects of punk studies, popular music, music subcultures and scenes, music industries, music industries enterprise and innovation, identity, memory and nostalgia in popular music. His current PhD student is exploring issues around mental health and young Black Hip-Hop and Grime artists.
Global Punk Reader 3 (with Bestley, R; Dines, M; Gordon, A and Guerra, P. eds). Bristol: Punk Scholars Press/Intellect. Forthcoming.
A Punk Pedagogies Manifesto by the Riffs Editorial Team. (with Raine, S., Draganova, A. and Taylor, I.) In L. Way and S. Francis (eds) Punk Pedagogies. Bristol: Intellect. Forthcoming.
“Message from Thee Temple”: Magick, Occultism, Mysticism and Psychic TV. (with Dines, M). In Dines, M and Gregory, G (eds). Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music: Beatified Beats. London: Bloomsbury. Forthcoming.
Punk Now! Contemporary Perspectives on Punk. (2020; with Dines, M) Bristol: Intellect.
“Dis one is for alla the junglists”: From Rebel MC to Conquering Lion and Beyond. The journeying of Michael West. Riffs. Experimental Writing On Popular Music. (2018) Vol 2 (2)
How I finally Learnt To Love…Grindcore! And in Doing So Reclaimed a Very Close Friend. Riffs. Experimental Writing On Popular Music. (2017) Vol 1 (1) pp. 44-48
'From Protest to Resistance: British anarcho-punk fanzines (1980-1984) as sites of resistance and symbols of defiance'; in M. Dines and M. Worley (eds) The Aesthetic of Our Anger: Anarcho-punk, politics and music. Minor Compositions/Autonomedia. (2016)
'Call it Crass, but 'There is No Authority But Yourself': De-canonising Punk's Underbelly' in Punk and Post-Punk. Special Double Issue 4.2/4.3. (2016)
'Anarcho-punk webzines: Transferring symbols of defiance from the print to the digital age?' (with Prof Tim Wall) in M. Worley (ed) Fight Back: Punk, Politics and Resistance. Manchester University Press. (2015)
'Radio as a Tool for Rehabilitation and Social Inclusion' [with Stevenson, S] in Mollgard, M (ed) 'Radio & Society: New Thinking for an Old Media' Cambridge Scholars Publishing (2012)
A Punk Pedagogies Manifesto by the Riffs Editorial Team. Grimes, M., Raine, S., Draganova, A. and Taylor, I. Punk Pedagogies. University of Lincoln. July 2019
“The Cord is Cut”: Exit Narratives of British anarcho-punks 1978-1986. KISMIF International Conference. Universidad do Porto. Portugal. July 2018
“Dis one is for alla the junglists”: From Rebel MC to Conquering Lion and Beyond. The journeying of Michael West. Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture, Birmingham City University. April 2018
“The Cord is Cut”: Exit Narratives of British anarcho-punks 1978-1986. Punk Scholars Network 4th Annual International Conference and Post Graduate Symposium, University of Bolton. Dec 2017
“Life we Make”: The continuing significance of anarcho-punk in the subsequent lives of its previous participants. Equal Platforms Research Conference, University of Gloucester. April 2017
Conference organiser and convener: Punk NOW!! Punk Scholars Network 2nd Annual International Conference and Post Graduate Symposium, Birmingham. Oct 2015
Organiser and co-ordinator: Punk Rock! So What? Art exhibition at Birmingham City University. Sep-Nov 2015
From Protest to Resistance: British anarcho-punk fanzines (1980-1984) as sites of resistance and symbols of defiance' Punk Scholars Network 2nd Annual International Conference and Post Graduate Symposium. Birmingham City University. Oct 2015
"Where There’s a Will There’s a Way”: Methodology, investigating memory and the life courses of 1980’s British anarcho-punks. Punk Scholars Network Post Graduate Symposium, University of Leicester. Oct 2014
“Life We Make”: The value of music across the life courses of British anarcho-punks. KISMIF Underground Music and Scenes International Conference, University of Porto, Portugal. July 2014
Panel Chair DIY, punk scenes, fanzines, e-zines and comics. KISMIF Underground Music and Scenes International Conference, University of Porto, Portugal. July 2014
“Life We Make”: The value of music across the life courses of British anarcho-punks. Pop Life Conference, Northampton University. June 2014
Call it Crass but “There Is No Authority But Yourself”. De-canonizing histories of punk. No Sir I Won’t! Examining the Legacy of Crass, Oxford Brookes University. June 2013
‘Anarcho-punk webzines – transferring symbols of defiance from the print to the digital age?’ Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change: A cross disciplinary symposium London Metropolitan University. September 2011
Music Webzines: Acts of Defiance in a Digital Age? Shifting Ground II: A Symposium on Music and Publishing, Oxford Brookes University. April 2011
Radio for Rehabilitation and Inclusion. The Radio Conference: A Transnational Forum. Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Jan 2011
Punk’s Underbelly: De-canonizing histories of punk. Sights & Sounds: Interrogating the Music Documentary, Salford University. June 2010
Using radio for health promotion in prisons. World Health Organisation International Conference Prison Health Protection Madrid. 2009
Previous projects have seen Matt work with organisations such as UK Music, Birmingham Music Coalition, Birmingham Music Archive, Afroflux and Birmingham Music Promoters. Previous to working at BCU Matt also worked for the BBC and a number of large music festivals including Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown Fair, The Big Chill and Shambala Festival.