Michael is an independent public health consultant. 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 was involved in injury research for 19 years. He was a temporary adviser for the World Health Organisation and has also provided advice at national and local levels. He has been involved in research in different countries including: England; Iran; Malawi; Palestine; and Uganda.
He is a regular contributor to debates in the BMJ. Publications in other journals include: needs assessment; obesity; diabetes; Tai Chi, primary care and accident prevention.