Michael received his BSc (Hons) in Human Psychology in 2008 from Aston University.
After graduating he took a post at Liverpool John Moores University working as an Public Health/Alcohol researcher. In this post Michael led on a number of research projects exploring links between alcohol use and drug use and sexual health, exploring social norms around alcohol consumption, evaluating alcohol intervention training and public health campaigns as well as exploring the alcohol treatment pathways for offenders across the North West of England.
After leaving this post Michael has worked as a researcher looking into children’s healthcare, specifically the language used to describe the sick child and most recently he worked for a care and support charity as the Research Officer where his worked centred on evaluating technologies and tools designed to aid older people with mild cognitive impairments.
In late 2015 Michael left this role and started his PhD studentship looking at the roles of the GP receptionist.