Matthew K. Laker, MA MBA/MS is an American citizen representing the Department of Psychiatry in the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University at Prague, Czech Republic.

Matthew speaks from the perspective of a dual background. Prior to a career change in 2010 to his avocation psychology, Matthew’s career included work in the insurance and financial services world, later orienting towards litigation support and information services.

Matthew has previously worked for CNA Insurance, Wachovia Securities, and Thomson Reuters.   Following his career transition and completion of an MA in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Philadelphia based LaSalle University, Matthew has operated a Prague-based psychology practice and is awaiting publishing for completion of his PhD at Charles University. He is advised by Dr. Petr Bob, co-author of the presentation.