Michael’s professional background is in public policy and political affairs. This has included stints researching in the Scottish and UK Parliaments, as Head of Policy and Public Affairs for Oxfam Scotland and as Senior Political Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition in the Scottish Parliament. He is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science and previously from the University of Glasgow where he has taught international comparative politics. His broad research interests are in economic development, industrial policy and political economy with a particular focus on Scotland within the UK context. He is also Director of the University of Dundee’s Five Million Questions project on the 2014 Scottish referendum.
2014: Design in Action: Building a Model for Knowledge Exchange Between Industry and Academia, Using Design as a Strategy for Business Growth in Scotland