Michael has been involved with supporting people with a learning disability since 1983. He initially worked as a nursing assistant in a hospital in Sheffield before commencing learning disability nurse training in 1984 and qualifying in 1987. His career in nursing has covered a variety of roles including supporting those with complex needs in specialist units, community nursing, being a challenging behaviour nurse specialist and managing services. His practice roles have been based in Sheffield, Rotherham and Hull. Michael became involved with teaching at the University of Hull in 1998 before moving to York in 2002.
Yorkshire Universities Learning Disabilities Coalition
Michael is a regular reviewer for the Learning Disability Practice Journal