Cory Matthew is a Professor in Agronomy in the Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University.

Cory commenced employment at Masssey University in 1984 and has a wide ranging research and publication portfolio in various aspects of pasture husbandry, pasture management, plant improvement, forage plant physiology and farm systems configuration, and has supervised 15 PhD students in the last two decades. His food safety interests are in the area of ecotoxicology. Several publications on this topic have been co-authored with researchers at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He is particularly interested in the potential for side effects from trace residues of agricultural chemicals reaching the environment, and in identifying cases of synergy where the presence of one residue exacerbates the environmental impacts of another.