Mike joined The Open University Business School in 1997 as a regional academic based at the OU's East of England office in Cambridge. From 1998 to 2003 he was closely involved with the design and development of The School's BA (Hons) in Business Studies programme. In 2003, he was appointed as Programme Director for Undergraduate Business and Professional Development, planning and leading the subsequent expansion of the programme.
Mike lives in Cambridge with his wife and two sons.
Mike's current research interests are in processual and discursive approaches to organization, organizational ethnography and visual methods in organizational research. His previous scholarship work includes contributions to the development of practice-based learning, as part of the Work-Based Learning Futures network, and on student-focused staff development in distance learning. In 2008-9 he was a Fellow of the OU's Centre of Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL) in Practice-Based Professional Learning.
Mike has authored contributions to the following OU courses: Understanding Management (Y179), Understanding Business Behaviour (B200), Working and learning: developing effective performance at work (BU130), Managing in the workplace (B121) which he chaired 2003-8, and most recently, Management Practice (B123 - due for first presentation Autumn 2014).