Mike’s interest in ankle replacement surgery has led to him being involved in a nationally funded multi-centre randomised controlled clinical trial of ankle replacement versus ankle arthrodesis and in a clinical research project at Wrightington regarding outcome measures; his previous research in this area was published in the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He also uses an enhanced recovery protocol (earlier mobilisation and discharge) for people having ankle replacement surgery.

Mike is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Salford University and Edgehill University, and Clinical Supervisor to a Wrightington Fellow participating in the prestigious BOA Orthopaedic Clinical Leadership Programme.