About Matt

Dr Matt Lawson is a film and television musicologist, currently lecturing in the music department at Oxford Brookes University. He completed his Ph.D. in 2017, with a thesis focussing on the music used in German depictions of the Holocaust on screen. During his doctoral studies, Matt spent a total of ten weeks in Germany, supported by the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) and the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD). Having completed his undergraduate honours degree in Music at Huddersfield in 2009, Matt then gained an M.A. with distinction from the University of York in 2012. Matt also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE), granting him Fellow status of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), and is a Fellow of the Royalty Society of the Arts (FRSA). He is co-author of the book 100 Greatest Film Scores (Rowman and Littlefield: September 2018).