Matthew Machin

Matthew Machin, BEng (Hons), CEng


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I co-lead Digital Health Software, a multidisciplinary team of software engineers, project managers, UI/UX designers and software test / support engineers. I specialise in the application of mobile technologies to healthcare research with particular expertise in software as a medical device and integration with NHS and other systems. 

I have over twenty years software development, project and programme management experience. Prior to joining academia I worked for a range of different companies leading the development of software products with a particular focus on smartphones and telecommunications. I am Co-Investigator and / or software development lead on a number of digital health projects across a range of health domains including serious mental illness, cancer prevention and rheumatoid arthritis.

I am part of the Senior Leadership Team within our research group and the professional services representative on the Divisional Leadership Team for the Division of Informatics, Imaging and Data Sciences. I collaborate with other senior members of staff to set strategic directions.

I'm was previously Head of Operations for our ISO27001 compliant Information Security Management System (ISMS) and took ultimate responsibility for ensuring that we achieved compliance with this standard.


Experienced and capable technical programme manager, software team leader and digital health specialist with over 20 years’ experience in software development. Successful delivery of a large number of technical projects in academia and industry. Experience of building and managing high performing software teams following Agile methodologies. Comfortable working with stakeholders at all levels both within and external to an organisation.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)


BEng (Hons) in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Dementia@Manchester
  • Cancer
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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