Dr Matthew Stevens

Senior research fellow


PhD, Charles Darwin University, 2013; Bachelor of Science (Honours), Griffith University, 1999.

Approved level of HDR supervision at Charles Darwin University:

Associate Supervisor for PhD


Darwin - Charles Darwin University, Casuarina campus


Matthew Stevens is a public health researcher and statistician. He has worked as a consultant statistician across a range of disciplines from environmental science to epidemiology.

After moving to the Northern Territory (NT) in 2000, he began working for the Australia Bureau of Statistics in the National Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics before joining the Menzies School of Health Research in 2002 to work in the area of Indigenous housing and social determinants of health.

Matthew received his PhD in 2013 for his research into gambling problems amongst the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. He now manages projects in alcohol and gambling, and provides statistical support on a large Indigenous tobacco survey and other projects. He has authored reports and journal articles in the field of social determinants of health with a focus on Northern Territory Aboriginal communities in the areas of gambling, housing, social and emotional wellbeing, natural fluoride and children’s dental caries, tobacco control and indicators of alcohol harms.

Media Expertise
  • Gambling (Indigenous)
  • Alcohol (Indigenous and general population)
  • Indigenous social determinants of health (e.g. socioeconomic, housing, employment)