Michael is Associate Professor in Public Health at the University of Nottingham. He was originally a teacher before moving into the NHS where he worked mainly as a Director of Health Promotion for different health authorities. The Director post involved: managing a department, initiating and leading multi-agency groups, and carrying out and advising on research and evaluation.
At the University of Nottingham he has been involved in injury research for over 15 years. He was a temporary adviser for the World Health Organisation and has also provided advice at national and local levels.
He is a regular contributor to debates in the BMJ. Besides injury prevention his research interests include: health promotion; public health and primary care; settings for health promotion; multi-agency strategies; and evaluation. Publications include: needs assessment; mass media; diabetes; Tai Chi and accident prevention.