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’. He divides his time equally between the Yunus Centre and the Department of Business Management within the Glasgow School for Business and Society. Michael teaches on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including our MSc Social Enterprise and MSc Social Business and Microfinance.
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.