Matt is a conflict anthropologist and modern conflict archaeologist attached to the Cultural Heritage Institute in Swindon. He studied for his postgraduate qualifications at the University of Bristol.

Matt’s work explores the corporeal engagement with twentieth and twenty-first century conflict, with a particular interest in the subterranean worlds of the Western Front during the First World War.

He is a member of the Durand Group and he continues to conduct regular archaeological and anthropological research in France and Belgium, as well as working with several commercial, academic and governmental organizations with regard to the history of the First World War. He has been widely published both commercially and academically and he has contributed to numerous television documentaries on various aspects of the First World War. Matt lives in Bath with his wife and daughter and is currently preparing his monograph which examines subterranean conflict through the ages. More information on his work can be found at