Michael initially completed an advanced apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering with Thales UK Ltd and Bridgwater & Taunton College. Following this, he studied a higher apprenticeship, graduating with an HNC in Electrical Engineering from University Centre Somerset. He progressed to study an MSc in Through-life System Sustainment at Cranfield University, culminating in a thesis examining closed-loop support solution feedback systems. Michael has continued his studies with Cranfield University by pursuing a PhD that builds on the research conducted during his MSc.
Michael has been employed in various supportability engineering roles in Thales UK Ltd since 2016. He has experience developing and maintaining support solutions for sensors systems in the maritime sector. Day-to-day, Michael conducts supportability analysis and modelling to optimise value for the business and its customers on a major service contract.
Michael is currently working on his PhD in Data Recording, Analysis and Corrective Action Systems. He is studying this part-time alongside a full-time role in Industry. His main interests lie in harmonising data science methods with through-life support engineering to develop and maintain high-value engineering services.