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Dr Matthew Allen

Dr Matthew Allen

UniverseLab Project Officer

School of Physics and Astronomy

Tel +44 (0)29 2251 0173
4.01, McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0DE


I am a project officer on the TrioSci Cymru project, which delivers science workshops to over 3,000 students in South Wales over three years. My role is in developing workshops and resources, as well as delivering them to the students.

I run the disCUver project, which supports Cardiff University undergraduate learning through Augmented and Reality apps. The project, funded by the Education Innovation Fund, will enhance the learning of hundreds of students across Physics and Engineering.

I am also the event coordinator for ADIFF European Researcher Night, as well as the director of Cardiff Science Festival.

I am the recipient of the innaugrual Elsevier Researchers Choice Science Communicator award and the Josh Award.



  • I support the school of Physics and Astronomy MSc program. As part of this, I teach an Introduction to Python.
  • Supervision of MSc students for their autumn micro projects.

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