Michael is a Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL), Deputy Director of UCL Centre for Systems Engineering and Head of the Technology Management Group at UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory (MSSL). He completed his first degree in Engineering, Economics and Management at St John’s College, Oxford, and a PhD at MSSL in developing ultra-low temperature cooling systems for spacecraft. He previously worked as a strategy consultant for Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman) on projects in rail, retail and energy, including advising the Government on the restructuring of the rail industry when Railtrack was taken into administration.

Michael now conducts teaching and research at UCL in the areas of project management, technology management, strategy, risk management and decision-making in domains including transport, health and aerospace. He is Programme Manager and a lead trainer for the European Space Agency’s Project Manager Training Course and Programme Director for a new MSc at UCL in the Management of Complex Projects which brings systems thinking to project management. He has over fifteen years of experience in designing and delivering training on systems engineering and project management in commercial and academic environments. He is a member of the Association for Project Management, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the International Council on Systems Engineering.

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