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Matthew Faires
Programme Manager



Matthew completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of East Anglia before moving to London to undertake a masters degree in Psychiatric Research at King’s College London.

After graduating, Matthew joined the research team at the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH). In this role he worked across The Royal College of Psychiatrists and University College London’s Department of Clinical Educational and Health Psychology on projects varying from national multi-site randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of psychosocial interventions for psychosis to co-produced mental health research projects including NHS practice guidelines and manuals.

Matthew moved from the NCCMH to East London NHS Foundation Trust where he worked as Deputy Trial Manager of the SCENE study; a national multi-site RCT of a novel psychosocial intervention to improve social networks among people with psychosis.

Matthew joined the University of York at the start of 2023 as Programme Manager of SPACES (Supporting Physical Activity through Co-production in people with Severe Mental Illness).


  • BSc Psychology (First Class Hons) - University of East Anglia
  • MSc Psychiatric Research (Distinction) - King’s College London



Matthew's primary research interests lie in the role of physical activity in mental health and wellbeing, and the interface between physical and mental health.


  • Supporting Physical Activity through Co-production in people with Severe Mental Illness (SPACES)

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Matthew Faires
Programme Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1904 32 4505