Michael splits his time between the Master of Science Communication program and part-time postdoctoral research in the Mathematical Sciences Institute at the Australian National University.
In 2015, Michael completed his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Newcastle under the supervision of the late Laureate Professor Jonathan Borwein. Inspired by Professor Borwein, Michael devoted much of his spare time to communicating mathematics - talking topical mathematics on ABC radio and ABC breakfast television, writing popular maths articles for The Conversation and taking part in numerous school outreach programs, including the Science and Engineering Challenge and the Newcastle University Mathematics Outreach program.
Following the completion of his doctorate, Michael decided to pursue a career in science communication and moved to Canberra to study at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. His Masters research focuses on exploring the attributes necessary for mathematics puzzles to enter the public consciousness.