Michael is a senior finance journalist at Canstar, specialising in superannuation, savings, wealth and life insurance. He is an award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience reporting on a range of subjects including news, lifestyle, local government, science and technology. Early in his career, Michael worked for a number of regional media outlets in the UK, as well as at the BBC. In 1998 he moved to Australia and worked for Queensland’s The Sunday Mail before joining the ABC in Brisbane. There, he worked as a senior field reporter and producer, including for ABC TV’s popular Australian Story. After a stint lecturing in journalism at Queensland University of Technology, Michael returned to News Corp as a feature writer for The Courier-Mail and The Sunday Mail. An interest in online journalism saw Michael join The Conversation, first as a science and technology editor and later as a commissioning editor, including work with The Conversation’s New Zealand team. Michael has won a number of awards for his work, including a highly commended in the Walkleys. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and applied physics (Manchester Metropolitan University) and a Masters of Science in pure mathematics (Liverpool University). Connect with him on
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