drs. Y.Z. (Matthew) Engen FRACGP

drs. Y.Z. (Matthew) Engen FRACGP

Assistant Professor
  • Department of General Practice

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



Matthew is General Practitioner, Palliative Medicine Physician and Researcher. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre of Expertise in Palliative Care Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), where his research is focused on better integration of primary and informal care at the end of life.

After completing his training as a GP in Australia (2014), Matthew embarked on a further three year specialisation as a Palliative Medicine Physician (2016) in Melbourne. After finishing this training he worked at St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne as a staff specialist, combining this with research. He continues to work clinically, combining occasional remote area GP locums in Australia with his research work.

During this training, he developed an increasing interest in research in palliative and primary care. His PhD, done through Monash University and the Palliative Nexus Research Group, focused on informal community support through cancer treatment.

In 2020, he began working at the Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care. Matt continues to be involved in post-graduate education and development for the University of Melbourne, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre and Utrecht University. He is a digital health enthusiast, as has served as a clinical advisor for the national implementation of Australian digital health record since 2018, in particular integrating advanced care documentation into clinical systems.

Research Output (17)

A systematic review of classifications systems to determine complexity of patient care needs in palliative care

Grant Matthew, de Graaf Everlien, Teunissen Saskia Apr 2021, In: Palliative Medicine. 35 , p. 636-650 15 p.

Developing a model of bereavement care in an adult tertiary hospital

Grant Matthew, Hudson Peter, Forrest Annie, Collins Anna, Israel Fiona Feb 2021, In: Australian Health Review. 45 , p. 110-116 7 p.

Care in the Interstices: Exploring the Outcomes and Significance of Interactions Occurring Outside of the Formal Clinical Consultation

Grant Matthew 1 Jan 2021,

Developing a Model of Bereavement Care in an Acute Tertiary Hospital

Grant Matthew 1 Jan 2021,

Dying still matters in the age of COVID-19

Rhee Joel, Grant Matthew, Detering Karen, Clayton Josephine, Arthurs Kelly 30 Jun 2020, In: Australian journal of general practice. 49 , p. 1-2

Communal responsibility: a history of health collectives in Australia

Grant Matthew P., Philip Jennifer A. M., Deliens Luc, Komesaroff Paul A. 1 Sep 2019, In: INTERNAL MEDICINE JOURNAL. 49 , p. 1177-1180 4 p.

Systematic review of general practice end-of-life symptom control

Mitchell Geoffrey K., Senior Hugh E., Johnson Claire E., Fallon-Ferguson Julia, Williams Briony, Monterosso Leanne, Rhee Joel J., McVey Peta, Grant Matthew P., Aubin Michèle, Nwachukwu Harriet T.G., Yates Patsy M. Dec 2018, In: BMJ supportive & palliative care. 8 , p. 411-420 10 p.

Advance care decision making and planning

Tran Michael, Grant Matthew, Clayton Josephine, Rhee Joel 1 Nov 2018, In: Australian journal of general practice. 47 , p. 753-757 5 p.

Immunohistochemistry testing for mismatch repair deficiency in Stage 2 colon cancer: A cohort study of two cancer centres

Grant Matthew, Haydon Andrew, Au Lewis, Wilkins Simon, Oliva Karen, Segelov Eva, Antill Yoland, Carne Peter, Ranchod Pravin, Polglase Adrian, Farmer Chip, Chin Martin, Wale Roger, Simpson Paul, Bell Stephen, Skinner Stewart, McMurrick Paul, Shapiro Jeremy Mar 2018, In: International journal of surgery. 51 , p. 71-75 5 p.

Morphine use in cancer care:A survey of attitudes and perceptions in general practice patients

Grant Matthew, Ugalde Anna, Mancuso Serafino G., Vafiadis Platon, Philip Jennifer Oct 2017, In: Australian Family Physician. 46 , p. 775-780 6 p.

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