An economic sociologist and public policy specialist, Dr Michael Roy’s main research interests relate to thinking about and evaluating social enterprise-led activity as a form of health and well-being ‘intervention’. Michael teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including our MSc Public Health, and is Programme Leader of our MSc Social Business and Microfinance programme. He is currently working on a number of major European funded projects on social enterprise and social entrepreneurship and 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 to all corners of Europe, including mentoring a group of social enterprise researchers working in the Western Balkans.
A skilled project and programme manager, social entrepreneur and – from over a decade working in the Scottish Government - policy analyst, 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 enterprise in Scotland, the UK and Europe.