Personal profile


Matthew is an Associate Professor within the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. His research focuses on the use of emerging technologies such as 3D printing and low-cost electronics to produce accessible materials for the blind and low vision community. His current projects include the use of 3D printing for the provision of accessible graphical content for learning and orientation & mobility, as well as investigating how 3D printing can be used to create more inclusive experiences in art galleries.

Community service

Head, Phoenix College (Monash University Non Residential College Program)

Monash teaching commitment

Associate Professor Butler has experience as the Chief Examiner in units relating to programming and games development. These include FIT1048 Foundations of C++, FIT2073 Game Design Studio 1, FIT3145 Game Design Studio 2, and Capstone Studio amongst others.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Computing Education, Doctor of Philosophy, A Framework for the Effective Learning of High Concept - Low Feedback Programming Curriculum, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 14 Oct 2010

Education, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 1 Feb 2006

Electronic and Computer Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 1 May 1996

Research area keywords

  • Accessible Graphics
  • Computing Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Information Visualisation and Interaction

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