Mike has a specialist shoulder practice at the Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedic Surgery at Wrightington NHS Hospital. He has developed a particular interest in complex shoulder instability and shoulder replacement surgery.

Mike is actively involved in research and has published numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and has presented work both nationally and internationally.

He is currently involved in research projects assessing: complex shoulder dislocations in elite athletes; novel techniques for bone reconstruction in failed shoulder replacements; and optimal strategies for rehabilitation following rotator cuff repair.