Mike joined Public Health Wales in March 2019 as the Knowledge Exchange Officer. Mike’s role is to ensure knowledge and discoveries from the National Centre for Population Health and Well-being Research (NCPHWR) are translated and transferred into practice for the benefit of public health and are available for policy development in Wales. He is the link between research in academia and Public Health Wales and maximising their impact on public health policy makers.
Mike’s current main focus is on co-ordinating a project which seeks to identify gaps in research knowledge for public health in the early years (ages 0-7 years) across all sectors and to prioritise those needs for research development in the future.
Before Mike started at Public Health Wales, he completed a Master of Research degree in child health at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. He also worked as a Specialist Paediatric Clinical Pharmacist at St. Mary’s Hospital, Great Ormond Street, King’s College and the Royal Brompton hospitals in London. He graduated with a Master of Pharmacy degree at De Montfort University, Leicester in 2005 and first registered as a fully qualified pharmacist in 2006.