Matt was educated at Cardiff High School before graduating with an LLB in Law from Queen Mary, University of London and an LLM in Governance and Devolution from the Wales Governance Centre at Cardiff University.

After graduating, Matt worked for Paul Flynn MP and Ruth Jones MP in a variety of roles, meanwhile running the Fabian Society in Wales and sitting on the National Committee of Open Labour. He is currently the host of the Hiraeth Welsh Politics Podcast and is interested in comparative UK politics.

Matt lives in Cardiff with his wife, Chloe and their two cats.