Michael started working as a Research Assistant at the Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) in 2019. He graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2018 with a joint MA (Hons) in Economics and Spanish, and completed an MSc in Health Economics from the University of York in 2019. At HERU, he is currently working on a project assessing the cost effectiveness of whole genome sequencing for the diagnosis of rare conditions in Scotland.
Michael has also recently developed the project into a PhD, supervised by Mandy Ryan and Rodolfo Hernández. His PhD aims to elicit both patient and public preferences for genomic medicine using two discrete choice experiments, and assess the policy implications of adopting each perspective on the measurement and valuation of health outcomes.