Living in Southeast Asia since 2002, Matt has fused his theatrical and development work in providing consultancy services to international and intergovernmental organisations. Fields of focus in the humanitarian sector have included counter human-trafficking, refugee resettlement, and programmes to end violence against women and girls. He made theatre with refugee communities across nine refugee camps on the Thai-Myanmar border between 2007 – 2010, and produced three touring shows about safer migration for the Chin Human Rights Organization in West Myanmar, from 2017 – 2020.
Matt is a theatre-maker, coach, and published academic. He trained in theatre in London in the mid-1990s, going on to work as a professional storyteller, specialising in museum and art gallery education and projects for community cultural development.
Dr Matt Yoxall
Using a theatre-based approach, Matt has facilitated training on experiential learning, approaches to outreach and information campaigns, psychosocial programming, leadership, and conflict resolution - he is an NMAS Accredited Mediator (Australia). He currently runs mediation training for the Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia and was recently a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University’s National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health - he continues to run leadership programmes for senior health workers in the Pacific Community.
Matt received his doctorate in Theatre Studies (fully funded) from the National University of Singapore in 2016. He currently lives between Chiang Mai, Thailand and Canberra, Australia. He has delivered training and coaching for a broad range of corporate clients including Adecco, Allianz, Cisco, Enterprise Singapore, UBS, Visa, and Singapore’s Building Construction Authority.
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