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Michael joined KCL in 2003 and previously held posts at the Universities of Nottingham, Liverpool and Kent. His primary research and teaching interests are the application of modern statistical methods to problems of major international public health importance. He moved to Emeritus status in 2014. His doctorate is from the University of Liverpool and his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Hull. 

Expertise and Public Engagement

Michael currently undertakes statistical reviewing for major health journals. He serves as an expert for the European Commission working on evaluations of projects for Horizon 2020. He also contributes to the open source software community by providing two packages on the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN), maintaining an annotated Task View dedicated to meta-analysis on CRAN, and acting as a moderator for the R mailing list on meta-analysis. He also sits on a number of trial steering committees and data and ethics monitoring committees.