Michael worked as a journalist for the BBC for nearly 20 years where, among other programmes on R4, he created More or Less, and produced and presented Analysis. More recently, he wrote and produced A History of Britain in Numbers with Andrew Dilnot and devised and continues to present The Human Zoo on Radio 4, about behavioural science.
He writes, teaches and presents widely, ranging from executive leadership at Oxford’s Said Business School, or statistical thinking at the Dept of Health and the BBC, to risk communication for biogenetics or sustainable energy.
He’s written three books: Joe about autism; The Tiger That Isn’t (with Andrew Dilnot) about numbers in the news; and The Norm Chronicles (with David Spiegelhalter) about risk and chance.
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Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board