Matt Lane

Matt is a highly-skilled facilitator and researcher developer based in Portugal and working internationally. He has helped over 8000 early career researchers develop the skills- and mind-sets to become leaders in their field and has guided research centres, universities and departments to create and deliver world-leading researcher development programmes and initiatives.  Matt is energetic in his approach to creative work, inspiring groups to push beyond their existing ideas into new, diverse territory

Recent Projects

Facilitation and Mentor Support for Air Quality Collaboration Labs run virtually in 2021

Digital Production for Virtual Innovation Lab for Innovate UK

Facilitation and Design  "Managing Threats" and "Cities for the Future" - Innovation Labs  for National Science Centre, Poland

Facilitation Style

  • Approachable - Matt "gets" researchers and the research process and participants feel they can share concerns with him
  • Problem Solving - supports people to find their own solutions to problems by using processes that will encourage resourcefulness, innovation and resilience
  • Inspiring - leaves an impression on others after the event

"Matt facilitated a workshop that brought together specialists from different fields: the outcome was focused and easy to move forward with. Matt has a way of working with groups where he encourages discussion and observes, then, when he thinks the discussion has fulfilled its aim, he steps in and works his magic"

Stine Birk, Project Manager, Aarhus University

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