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.
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