World-class training for the modern energy industry

Brian Matthews

Independent consultant, Founder and Managing Director of TerraUrsa, a company focused on Climate Change, Education, Leadership and Energy.

Brian has more than 20 years’ experience in the energy, policy and education sectors, with extensive international nuclear power knowledge. This experience has included senior roles in the running of nuclear power stations, developing plans for new nuclear energy projects working alongside other technologies, assessing the feasibility of small modular reactors and fusion technology, and working with the government and public to ensure wider support for nuclear power in the UK.

He is on the advisory board at the Durham University Energy Institute and is currently working with EDF, Teesside University, Herefordshire Council, Northern Gas Networks and Durham University. Brian is also an award-winning professional wildlife photographer. He has been teaching and lecturing for over 15 years, bringing his industry experience to a wide cross section of society to educate and inspire people into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and jobs.


M.Sc. in Management Science (Operational Research), Lancaster University, 2000
B.Sc. in Physics, Lancaster University, 1999