Michael joined UEL in 2017 and is currently a senior lecturer in Economics and Finance. His research focuses upon non-cooperative interaction in financial markets characterised by the presence of high frequency and algorithmic traders. Further to this Michael participates in research projects which address issues. Recently, Michael has also participated in interdisciplinary research projects which focus on financial crime, sustainable banking, and emerging banks. In addition, Michael is very experienced in media engagement and has appeared on the BBC One show and contributed to articles published in the Daily Express, New Law Journal and the Conversation.
Prior to obtaining his PhD at UEL, Michael obtained a master's degree in Economics from the University of Birmingham. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is recognised as a Certified FinTech Professional by the Global Academy of Finance and Management. Michael leads the undergraduate economics degree programmes at UEL and has a teaching portfolio which covers microeconomics, econometrics and FinTech.