Dr Matt Lawson is a musicologist and Senior Lecturer in Music at Oxford Brookes University, UK, where he has worked since 2017. Primarily a film and television music specialist, Matt completed his PhD at Edge Hill University, with a thesis focusing on the music used in German
depictions of the Holocaust on screen. He is co-author of the general-interest book, 100 Greatest Film Scores (Rowman and Litlefield, 2018), a number of articles and chapters on screen music, and is currently writing his second book, The Music of Middle-Earth on Screen (Cambridge University Press, expected 2024).