Matt Hussey is a Tipperary man, born in Cahir. He was educated in the town and was awarded a scholarship to study Electrical Engineering at UCD. On graduation, he gained a scholarship to study for his Master’s in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he completed his PhD. Having spent six years in Philadelphia, in 1970 he took up a position with the Health Service in Glasgow, and in 1975 he was appointed lecturer in Kevin Street in the Physics Department. He discusses the designing of new courses and the development of the syllabus in Medical Physics. In 1983 he was appointed Head of the Physics Department. In 1994 he became Director of the Science Faculty and he discusses the challenges and opportunities afforded by this position. He also discusses his tenure as member of the Academic Council, the fact that good academic discussion was possible in the Council, and he reflects on the consequent robustness of its authority. He speaks about his work with Tom Duff and Joe Hegarty in writing the book ‘The Story of Dublin Institute of Technology’ which was published by Blackhall in 2000.