Dr Matt Hawker
Matt trained first as a physician and then a consultant ophthalmologist. He is committed to a holistic approach in healthcare and is excited and fascinated by the power of dietary and lifestyle changes to prevent and reverse chronic diseases.
He co-founded Compass Lifestyle Medicine with Dr Peter Phillips to change the culture of healthcare by helping patients and HCPs address the root causes of our epidemic of Long Term Conditions in the way we are living.
Seeing participants gain control of their own health and witnessing reversal of conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression in a group environment is a hugely rewarding.
He loves to involve others in the mission to bring therapeutic lifestyle change to patients and to see the NHS increasingly adopting such interventions at scale to address the root issues and not just medicate them.
Matt has a special interest in religion, spirituality and health and completed a MA in theology, spirituality and health at Durham University in 2017. He has also trained as a hospital chaplain and worked part time with his local hospital multi-faith chaplaincy team.