Robert Matthews
                          
        email: rajm(at-sign)physics.org
                                                
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Journalism
  • Science consultant and writer, BBC Focus
  • Freelance columnist, Financial Times, Evening Standard, Daily Express, The First Post
  • Science Correspondent, The Sunday Telegraph, 1990 - 2005
  • Technology Correspondent, The Times, 1987 - 1989
  • Freelance contributor, The Economist, The Sunday Times 1982-1987
  • Appearances as academic commentator on Channel Four News, Tomorrow's World, BBC Radio 4  
    Today, World Service, and many TV and radio programmes in the UK and world-wide.

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Media training
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Academic
  • Visiting Reader, Aston University Dept of Information Engineering 2002-date
  • Visiting Fellow, Aston University Dept of Information Engineering 1993-2002
  • Fellowship, Royal Statistical Society, 1997
  • Chartered Physicist, 1996
  • Membership, Institute of Physics, 1996
  • MA(Oxon) 1984
  • BA (Hons) Physics, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, 1981
  • Fellowship, Royal Astronomical Society, 1980

Awards
  • Specialist Writer of the Year (Highly Commended) - Periodical Publishers Awards 2005
  • Specialist Writer of the Year (Highly Commended) - Periodical Publishers Awards 2004
  • Specialist Writer of the Year (Highly Commended) - Periodical Publishers Awards 2003
  • Feature Writer of the Year - Association of British Science Writers 2000
  • Columnist of the Year - Institute for Economic Affairs, 2000
  • C Oswald George Best Paper Prize, Royal Statistical Society, 1997
  • IgNobel Prize in Physics for studies of Murphy’s Law 1996




Other distinctions

Academic
  • Member, Ethics Working Party of EU Biopattern initiative 2005-date
  • Science consultant, Department of Education/Arla National Schools Project, 2001
  • Lecturer, Royal Institution, February 1998
  • Membership of Royal Statistical Society Media Working Party, 1997


Books


Refereed publications
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