Michael joined UEL in 2017 and is currently senior lecturer in finance and fintech. He is currently researching non-cooperative interaction in financial markets characterised by the presence of high frequency and algorithmic traders. Further to this Michael participates in research projects which address issues of economy and society and is currently co-leading a project to analyse structural unemployment in North East England. Prior to obtaining a PhD at UEL, Michael obtained a master's degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham.
He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is recognised as a Certified FinTech Professional by the Global Academy of Finance and Management. Michael teaches on the economics programme and delivers modules on the fintech pathway. He is also the programme leader for the BSc Economics programme.