Matthew’s doctoral research focuses on how neo-Thomistic hylomorphism can account for neural correlates of consciousness & mental causation.
In April 2016, Matthew presented an analytic theology research paper on the Trinity at the Evangelical Theological Society Northwest conference. He presented a research poster, entitled Neuroplasticity & consciousness of neural correlates, at the NeuroFutures annual conference hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science in June 2016. During the fall, he was a participant in the University of Oxford’s summer school and conference (Neo-)Aristotelian Approaches to the Metaphysics of Mind, directed by Dr. Anna Marmodoro. Also in the fall of 2016, Matthew presented a research paper on mental causation at the 68th Annual Northwest Philosophy Conference at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington.
In 2017, he presented on mental causation at the Society of Christian Philosophers Pacific meeting and on the Trinity at the Davenant Institute Convivium Irenicum West. Currently, he and Fred Sanders are co-editing a special issue of TheoLogica.