Michael is an award-winning journalist with more than three decades of experience reporting on a range of subjects including general news, lifestyle, local government, science and technology. He started in the UK working for a number of local and evening newspapers including as a local government reporter. He then moved to the BBC and worked in radio before taking up the position of bi-media local government correspondent for the West of England, based in Bristol. In 1998 Michael moved to Australia and worked for Queensland’s The Sunday Mail before joining the ABC in Brisbane. There, he worked as a reporter and producer in a number of areas in radio and television, including for ABC TV’s popular Australian Story. After a stint as a tutor and lecturer in journalism at Queensland University of Technology Michael returned to News Corp as a feature writer for The Courier-Mail. An interest in online journalism saw Michael join The Conversation first as a science and technology editor, later as a commissioning editor working across all areas of coverage including work with The Conversation’s New Zealand team. Michael has been lucky enough to win a few 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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