Michael Matthews completed his BSc in Health Studies in Palliative Care (Queen’s University, Belfast). He graduated with a Diploma in Specialist Renal Nursing (Queen’s University, Belfast), completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care in Diabetes (Ulster University), and a Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Education (Queen’s University). He graduated with an MSc in Nursing (Queen’s University, Belfast).

Most of Michael’s experience has been within the sphere of renal nursing, having held several appointments including senior nurse, clinical research nurse and practice educator. He is currently pursuing a PhD Course of Study, having secured a scholarship from the Northern Ireland Kidney Research Fund. His research interests include the needs of informal caregivers of patients undergoing haemodialysis and the development of supportive interventions.