Hi everyone, my name is Mike and I live in Alsager, North Staffordshire. I first became involved as a public contributor to health research after I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was approached by the Research User Group (RUG) and the Impact Accelerator Unit (IAU) based at Keele University to contribute as a lay member. Since then, I have sought opportunities to lend my experience and skills to the development, delivery, and dissemination (knowledge sharing) of health research. I joined the ARC WM as a public contributor as this provided further opportunities for me to become involved in a wide range of activities relating to health-research.
In my spare time I am heavily involved, with my Wife, Margaret, in cultivating a large allotment plot close to home. Another passion of mine is rugby union, and I am a season ticket holder and avid fan of Sale Sharks.