Matthew Rutter

Associate Dean - Curriculum

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I am a Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care with over 14 years teaching experience across Further and Higher Education and have received a JCQ award for my services to the subject and wrote qualifications nationally for awarding bodies.

I am also a youth justice professional and researcher who specialised in early intervention projects and has 10 years of practitioner education experience across a range of youth justice settings including Youth Offending Teams and the secure estate.

Professional memberships and activities

Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Member UCLan Criminal Justice Partnership

Lead Standards Verifier / Standards Verifier for vocational qualifications in Health and Social Care and Public Services.

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons) Public Service Management

Cert. Ed. Adult and Further Education

MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice

Post Graduate Certificate in Integrated Practice with Children and Young People

DCrimJ (Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice pending 2021) Thesis title ‘How would a Youth Offending Team use trauma informed research to inform improve outcomes for children and young people?’


Youth justice practice;

Methods of engagement and assessment.

Intervention design and delivery.

Childhood trauma

Adverse Childhood Experience

Vocational qualification writing and design (levels 1 – 3) nationally

Research interests

My current research focuses on childhood trauma and adverse childhood experience and its impact on offending behaviour in children and young people


BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care (levels 4 – 6)

Context of Health and Social Care

Professional Issues in Health and Social Care

Understanding Organisations in Health and Social Care

Communication Skills in Health and Social Care

The Employable Graduate

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021