Dr Matthew Sykes
About Dr Matthew
Dr Matt Sykes is currently the Program Director for Pharmaceutical Science at the University of South Australia, and has a PhD in Computational Chemistry from Flinders University where he joined the RACI as a third year student in 1995.
After completing his PhD, Matt worked as a postdoc at the University of Sheffield/AstraZeneca in the UK working on the development of computational tools to expedite the drug discovery process. Matt then worked in the Department of Clinical Pharmacology at Flinders University for 2 years as a Research Fellow.
Matt joined UniSA in 2008, and is a passionate Chemistry educator who has won several awards for his teaching including the UniSA Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning for "For sustained excellence in the teaching of chemistry to large first year student cohorts from a diverse range of programs and backgrounds". Matt has also recently been awarded New Colombo plan funding to enable his undergraduate students to undertake study tours in the Philippines, where they will be able to gain an international perspective on the pharmaceutical industry.