Matt graduated from UNSW in 2006 and was recruited into the Commonwealth Bureau of Meteorology as a meteorological technician, specialising in aerodrome weather reporting, upper air data collection and site inspections of instrumentation at Australian capital city and regional airports. With a developing interest in remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) and automation, Matt co-founded an RPAS service provider in 2014 and holds a CASA issued RePL and ReOC.
In early 2018, Matt returned to UNSW and commenced as a Scientia PhD Scholar. His area of research involves an assessment of the human performance limitations associated with RPAS operations as a result of reduced sensory cueing. He is interested in the effects of different audio and visual cues on remote pilot performance with a particular focus on Beyond-Visual-Line-of-Sight (BVLOS) RPAS operations.
Research Title: Remotely Piloted Aircraft: A Human Factors Investigation into Human Performance Limitations