Matthew Ryder

  • Senior Lecturer in Digital Skills & Project Management
  • Institute of Business, Industry and Leadership
 Matthew Ryder


Senior Lecturer in Digital Skills & Project Management, IT Professional and Project Manager.

Educated to MSc Level with extensive skills in Teaching and Learning, with a breadth of subject knowledge and industrial experience specialising in Project Management, Agility, Leadership & Management, Business Analysis, Computer Networking, Cyber security, Digital skills and IT Support. 

Experienced Team Leader with a proven ability to inspire people to work to their potential and dedicated to creating vibrant and positive working environments for learners and peers alike.

Matt joined the University in February 2020 having previously lectured at the University of Central Lancashire in Computing and prior to this at Furness College, a vocational college in Barrow-in-Furness where he was a Curriculum Leader and lectured in Computing, Business & Project Management.

Prior to working in academia Matt had a successful career in IT where he was involved in a plethora of different IT Projects and innovations.

Qualifications and memberships


2015 – 2018    MSc Agile Leadership (Distinction), University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

2012 – 2014    Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

1999 – 2002    BSc (Hons) Computing & Information Systems Design (2:1), University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

1994 – 1998    BTEC National & Higher National Certificate in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Furness College, Barrow-in-Furness.

1994 – 1998    EMTA Engineering Modern Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3 in Technical Services, GlaxoSmithKline / Ashley & Rock Limited (Hager UK), Ulverston.


Association of Project Management (APM) PFQ & PMQ

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)


Association of Project Management (APM)

Agile Consortium

Academic and research interests


Digital Skills

Teaching & Learning