Michael is the Executive Director of What Works for Children's Social Care, effective January 2019. Prior to joining the Centre, Michael was Chief Scientist in the Behavioral Insights Team, where he led research projects, including four evaluations for the Department for Education's Innovation Programme. Michael is Reader in Public Policy at King's College London and an Associate Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bristol and completed postdoctoral studies at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Featured programmes and seminars

  • High Capacity Campus

    Start date: 07/07/2024

    The main objective of this initiative is to develop the potential of young people between the ages of 10 and 18 who have been accredited as "high ability".

  • Workshop From Science to Society

    Start date: 22/09/2024

    The Rafael del Pino Foundation together with the Club de Científicos (Rafael del Pino Excellence Fellows) organise the FS2S: Translating today's research into tomorrow's solutions.

  • A History of the World programme. Jeremy Adelman

    Start date: 20/09/2024

    This course, aimed at young people aged between 17 and 25, invites them to learn about and delve into world history in order to understand how we are connected in the globalised world in which we live.

  • Artificial Intelligence Ethics Programme. Carissa Véliz

    Start date: 28/10/2024

    This course will help us understand the "digital reality" we live in. A practical and constructive approach, offering possible solutions to the ethical challenges generated by AI.