Update: Following his post in CIDR Matthew was appointed lecturer at Brunel University, and in 2018 returned to the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication as a lecturer.
Welcome to Matthew, our new CIDR research and administration assistant. He is currently completing a PhD in document theory, following his MA and BA in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication. His main focus will be working as an information designer on an interdisciplinary project, RACER, in which CIDR is collaborating with University of Reading’s Meteorology and Psychology Departments. RACER stands for Robust Assessment and Communication of Environmental Risk. The project is funded by NERC and Matthew’s work will focus on the communication of risk and uncertainty to professionals, such as those in the insurance industry, making planning and business decisions that depend on climate and weather.
Matthew’s arrival coincides with the departure of Josefina BravoBurnier who, although leaving her CIDR post, stays on to start her PhD on the public communication of information about flooding. Now well into her first term wish her all the best for her three years of research.