Michael's background is in the social sciences, and he holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from the University of Cambridge. He received his B.A. in Geography in 2004, his M.A. in 2007, and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2009.
Michael is currently leading and developing a new programme of empirical ethics research which aims to improve ethical standards in the everyday care, support and treatment provided to 'vulnerable adults'.
Linked to his current research and interests, Mikey teaches medical ethics and law to clinical students at the University of Oxford's Medical School, where he leads classes on the ethical and legal aspects of confidentiality, consent, treatment at the end of life, clinical genetics, medical research, and reproductive medicine.