Matt Carter

PhD candidate La Trobe University, Research Director at the Major Projects Foundation

Matt Carter

Themes of special interest: Technical diving, 3D modelling, WWII underwater cultural heritage

Professional biography

Matt is currently completing a PhD, where he is the primary investigator for ‘The First Ships Project’, investigating the archaeology of the earliest ships built in New Zealand. He is also Research Director for the Major Projects Foundation ( where he is combining his archaeological training and commercial and technical diving qualifications to investigate the heritage and environmental aspects of World War II wrecks.

He is an International Fellow of the Explorers Club, the Senior Tutor for the Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology and a member of the Maritime Archaeological Association of New Zealand.