Dr Bryony Mathew


Bryony Mathew has been Deputy Head of Mission at the British Embassy in Phnom Penh since July 2013. She joined Her Majesty’s Diplomatic Service in 2005, and has served in London, Bangalore and Beijing. In London she worked in the FCO’s Public Diplomacy department on the London bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games and then in the Pan-Africa Policy Unit on EU-Africa policy. Her last posting, from 2008 to 2013, was in Beijing as Second Secretary Energy. Prior to joining the service, Bryony studied Experimental Psychology at University College, Oxford, she gained a Master’s Degree in Biological Anthropology from the University of Durham and a PhD in Neuroscience from University College, London. Bryony is accompanied in Cambodia by her husband Paul, her daughter Elva, and her son Bram.

Previous roles in government

  1. Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy Phnom Penh

    • 2013 to 2016