Michael has been seconded to Western University from the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, where he served as the Director, Global Health Policy Program. Michael has been reappointed to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, and he will be supporting the School’s Internationalization and Globalization agenda.
Michael brings with him more than 20 years of government and academic experience. Throughout his career he has lead complex interdisciplinary research teams, developed and implemented large and small scale research and training programs influencing policy, and has been involved in governance in Canadian and global forums in the public and private sector. He has also been responsible for the management of multi-million dollar research programs in Canada and around the world. Formerly (1986-2004), Michael was a professor with the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and served in a number of roles at Western including Director of the Instructional Technology Resource Centre, and Assistant Dean, Information Technology.