After completing his Masters in Social Research (Policy Analysis) at Glasgow Caledonian, Michael joined the Yunus Centre in the summer of 2011, and was appointed Lecturer in Social Business in January 2014. A sociologist, Michael’s main research interests, and the subject of his PhD, include the conceptualisation of social enterprise as a health and well-being ‘intervention’. Michael teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including our MSc Public Health with Social Action, MSc Social Enterprise and MSc Social Business and Microfinance. He is currently working on a major European funded project on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship called EFESEIIS. In 2013 he was voted by his academic peers to join the board of EMES, the longest running and largest social enterprise research network in the world. He continues to present his work and contribute to conferences and workshops in many different countries, from Malaysia to the US, and all corners of Europe.
A skilled project and programme manager, social entrepreneur and – from over a decade working in the Scottish Government - policy specialist, Michael was also a freelance consultant working with a range of public sector and third sector clients on research projects and on business and policy development.
He has significant experience working with a wide range of groups in the voluntary and community sectors, and those involved in developing and supporting social businesses in Scotland.