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Matthew Campbell-Hill is an experienced Chair and Non Executive Director, and retired GB Athlete. With a special interest in emerging technology design, use and adoption, especially in highly regulated areas, Matthew focuses on prioritising high quality communications strategies with internal and public engagement. Matthew has worked across the public, private and third sectors in novel technology, marketing/sales, public engagement and media.

Innovation in extremis: creating the AerosolShield

On 27th March 2020, Matthew spoke with  Dr. Egidio Da Silva and learned of the high risk of CoVID-19 infection run by frontline healthcare staff. Within six days, Matthew had assembled a team of experts, designed, prototyped, tested and launched the AerosolShield; a miniature isolation tent that forms a physical barrier between the patient and carers, preventing infectious droplets from reaching the personal protective equipment of clinicians and other frontline staff. The AerosolShield received its first order on Day 7 and since this time has protected more than an estimated 5000 NHS staff during the CoVID-19 crisis. In August 2020, the AerosolShield was named one of the “Ten innovations in the fight against COVID-19 by the Times Raconteur Future of Healthcare" report. For more information, see


In Matthew's current portfolio: 

He has experience across multiple other boards, including:


Matthew was appointed to the NHS WiFi Programme Board which was tasked with assessing and improving the connectivity available for both patients and staff on NHS property.


Matthew was an inaugural member of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (MTAC) for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), creating national advice for the NHS on the adoption of emerging and novel medical technologies. He has advised on other NICE programmes, including the Technology Appraisals programme, worked with Medical Royal Colleges and as a part time broadcast journalist for the BBC.


Alongside his National roles, Matthew has a private consultancy advising on board performance, coaching, governance, and the use and development of emerging technologies and data across sectors. He is also available for public and motivational speaking events.


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