Michael graduated from the University of Stirling with BSc (Hons) in Molecular and Cell Biology and subsequently from Edinburgh University with an LLM, specialising in Medical Jurisprudence, Intellectual Property and Artificial Intelligence & Legal Reasoning. He also holds a Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences from The Society of Apothecaries and Glasgow University and is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is a Certified Member of the Association of Learning Technologists. Prior to his current appointment, Michael was a technical consultant for a company specialising in police software solutions and facial composite systems.
As an Executive Member of the British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (www.bileta.ac.uk), Michael organised the 23rd Annual Conference at Glasgow Caledonian University. Michael also worked for the UK Centre for Legal Education (www.ukcle.ac.uk), the Higher Education Academy's Subject Centre for law from 2009-11