Michael is a Lecturer in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, in the School of Medicine, with an interest in both Scientific and Pedagogical research. Michael has significant experience working with the Media in areas including UCAS, science and education. Continued work in the area of public engagement and outreach activities. Michael is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and a fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), as well as a member of The Royal Society of Biology and The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Michael is a Lecturer in Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology, in the school of medicine, teaching to MBBS, MPAS and BSc students. He is a specialist in Molecular and Cellular Biology, with his current research interests including the use of multimedia to enhance the student experience, blended learning approaches and authentic teaching/assessment. Scientific research is primarily in the area of Dermatology, particularly the genetics underlying hair / skin pigmentation, and metastatic melanoma (skin cancer). Other interests include the biological / psychological impact of stress in students / general public, the role of epigenetic modification in nutrigenomics, particularly during the gestational period, the impacts of vaping, highly caffeinated soft drinks etc. and evolutionary adaptation. Michael is also heavily engaged in encouraging the public’s understanding and engagement with Science; making appearances, both nationally and internationally, on Radio and Television, as well as writing for various newspapers.
- PhD (Familial Breast Cancer Gene BRCA2
- MSc in Molecular Pathology and Toxicology
- BSc in Molecular Biology/Genetics
- Skin pigmentation
- Metastatic melanoma (skin cancer)
- Biological and psychological impact of stress in students / general public