Matt Zelina

Programme Manager

Matt is a Programme Manager at Ridgeway, who manages Ridgeway’s research on migration and helps in the development of Ridgeway’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) work.

Prior to joining Ridgeway, Matt served in the Canadian Armed Forces as an armour officer and air strike specialist. Matthew has worked as a researcher for several projects at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of Oxford.

Matthew is nearing the completion of his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Oxford, exploring the role of ideology and armed groups. He also completed his MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a BA (Hons) in English Literature from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Areas of expertise and research:

  • Political violence

  • Migration

  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)

  • Research methodologies


  • English

  • French