Mike holds an honours degree in computer science and an MSc in Computing and Design.
Upon obtaining his first degree, Mike was employed as Research Assistant on the Ulysses Project from 1990-93 based at Magee.
He was then employed by the Faculty of Engineering as a Computer Officer and subsequently seconded to the Interactive Systems Centre (ISC from 1993-97 as Research Officer/ICT Manager on the TALENT Project at Magee.
From 1997 he was seconded to INCORE/ARK until 2007 when he was offered and accepted the permanent post of ICT Manager.
He has published over the years but his main roles consist of system administration (Unix), database administration, web site design/development, graphic/multimedia design, systems programming and providing general troubleshooting and support to his colleagues.
He is currently working on several projects for INCORE, ARK and CAIN.