dr. M.P. (Matthew) Grant FRACGP

dr. M.P. (Matthew) Grant FRACGP

Assistant Professor
  • Department of General Practice

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



Matthew is General Practitioner, Palliative Medicine Physician and Researcher. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Expertise in Palliative Care Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), where his research is focused on better integration of primary and informal care at the end of life.

After completing his training as a GP in Australia (2014), Matthew embarked on a further three year specialisation as a Palliative Medicine Physician (2016) in Melbourne. After finishing this training he worked at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne as a staff specialist, combining this with research. He continues to work clinically, combining occasional remote area GP locums in Australia with his research work.

During this training, he developed an increasing interest in research in palliative and primary care. His PhD, done through Monash University and the Palliative Nexus Research Group, focused on informal community support through cancer treatment.

In 2020, he began working at the Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care. Matt continues to be involved in post-graduate education and development for the University of Melbourne, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Utrecht University. He is a digital health enthusiast, as has served as a clinical advisor for the national implementation of Australian digital health record since 2018, in particular integrating advanced care documentation into clinical systems.

Research Output (23)

An exploration of the nature and meaning of informal communities in cancer treatment

Grant Matthew 16 Feb 2022, 320 p.

A systematic review of classifications systems to determine complexity of patient care needs in palliative care

Grant Matthew, de Graaf Everlien, Teunissen Saskia Apr 2021, In: Palliative Medicine. 35 , p. 636-650 15 p.

Developing a model of bereavement care in an adult tertiary hospital

Grant Matthew, Hudson Peter, Forrest Annie, Collins Anna, Israel Fiona Feb 2021, In: Australian Health Review. 45 , p. 110-116 7 p.

Care in the Interstices: Exploring the Outcomes and Significance of Interactions Occurring Outside of the Formal Clinical Consultation

Grant Matthew 1 Jan 2021,

Developing a Model of Bereavement Care in an Acute Tertiary Hospital

Grant Matthew 1 Jan 2021,

Dying still matters in the age of COVID-19

Rhee Joel, Grant Matthew, Detering Karen, Clayton Josephine, Arthurs Kelly 30 Jun 2020, In: Australian journal of general practice. 49 , p. 1-2

General practice nurses and physicians and end of life:a systematic review of models of care

Mitchell Geoffrey, Aubin Michèle, Senior Hugh, Johnson Claire, Fallon-Ferguson Julia, Williams Briony, Monterosso Leanne, Rhee Joel J, McVey Peta, Grant Matthew, Nwachukwu Harriet, Yates Patsy 2020, In: BMJ supportive & palliative care.

Facilitators and barriers to general practitioner and general practice nurse participation in end-of-life care

Rhee Joel J, Grant Matthew, Senior Hugh, Monterosso Leanne, McVey Peta, Johnson Claire, Aubin Michèle, Nwachukwu Harriet, Bailey Claire, Fallon-Ferguson Julia, Yates Patsy, Williams Briony, Mitchell Geoffrey 2020, In: BMJ supportive & palliative care.

Communal responsibility: a history of health collectives in Australia

Grant Matthew P., Philip Jennifer A. M., Deliens Luc, Komesaroff Paul A. 1 Sep 2019, In: INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL. 49 , p. 1177-1180 4 p.

A Therapeutic Community? Informal Interactions in Cancer Treatment Settings - An Ethnographic Study

Grant Matthew 17 May 2019,

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