Mike is Programme Director of “Scientists for EU” which he co-founded with Dr Rob Davidson in May 2015. Mike is an independent consultant in research and innovation policy and a freelance writer. Recent research includes a report on “international innovation” for Universities UK and analysis of the EU’s health research programme. His undergraduate degree is in Natural Sciences (Cambridge), followed by PhD in psychology/behaviour and genetics (Kings’ College London) then work in Switzerland and Slovenia before returning to London to work at UCL & the Royal College of Anaesthetists in the area of health services research. Mike’s commentary on UK-EU research relations has been cited in Government and House of Lords documents and he has analysed and written public and academic pieces on the EU research programmes since 2009. Mike has given invited talks on science policy internationally and has been vocal on why the UK should stay in the EU for science since 2013.

From time to time we'll share exclusive interview clips (including never-seen-before footage), the most incisive blog posts and the most interesting dispatches from our event organisers as they take the europe debate to the furthest, biggest, smallest, weirdest, most unusual places around europe and beyond.

Sign up to the Newsletter

Share this

Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Stay in touch Get our Newsletter


Free Word Centre
60 Farringdon Road
London EC1R 3GA


The Wake up Foundation is a registered charity no. 1152894

Donate now

Sign in with Facebook, Twitter or email.

Created with NationBuilder

X Close

Join Wake Up Europe!

Wake Up Europe is a campaign brought to you by the Wake Up Foundation. It was sparked by the themes explored in The Great European Disaster Movie by Annalisa Piras and Bill Emmott.

We believe in the values that inspired the European project but that this project isn't working. Europe is sleep-walking towards disaster. We must wake up Europe so that we can save Europe from itself.

This job is too important to be left to the elites, the media, the political parties alone: ordinary people must be encouraged to discuss what Europe they want to see.

Or support us another way

Donate Host an event