Mike is a data scientist with a background in environmental data. He works as an academic and data manager in rural research covering: land, economy, environment and society.
In 2016 Mike completed a PhD in snow hydrology (University of Edinburgh), which was based around an historic dataset (Snow Survey of Great Britain). He used this to quantify a link between snow cover and climate fluctuations and define snow cover and melt frequency through computer modelling and statistics. You can read more about Mike's research on his blog, http://scottishsnow.wordpress.com.
Prior to Mike's return to university he worked as a hydrologist for Environment Agency Wales and Halcrow Group Ltd. He worked on projects including river and coastal flood mapping, flood defence scheme design, river reallignment, flood forecasting (operationally and model development) and flood risk assessment. Mike graduated from Lancaster University in 2004 with a BSc in Environmental Science.
Mike is a member of the Royal Statistical Society and British Hydrological Society.