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Michael is Reader in International Development and Co-Director of the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Bath, which hosts the ESG Research Centre Bath. He is also a Research Associate at the Oxford Department of International Development and a Senior Research Fellow at the Earth System Governance Project.

His research focuses on global environmental and health governance with a focus on business power and the politics of global supply chains.

Prior to Bath, Michael worked at the University of Oxford, was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, and taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he completed his PhD in International Relations.

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