Michael is one of two New Testament tutors, and teaches across the NT curriculum, including Greek. His current research interests include St Paul, gender in Antiquity, and the hermeneutical relationship between Scripture, doctrine, and liturgy. He is currently working on a volume on ritual in 1 Corinthians, which is due for submission in 2017. His publications include his thesis monograph on gender and cosmology in 1 Corinthians, entitled Image and Glory of God (L.N.T.S. vol 418. T & T Clark, 2010), and a recent edited work on being a priest and an academic, entitled Academic Vocation in the Church and Academy Today (Ashgate/Routledge, 2016).
Prior to coming to Cuddesdon, Michael completed Bachelors studies in Theology and Mathematics at Chester (1998), Masters work in Applied Theology at Chester (2001) and a PhD in New Testament at Durham. His first post-doctoral work was as a research assistant for Tom Wright on a New Testament translation project. Presently, Michael divides his time between his responsibilities at Ripon College Cuddesdon and his responsibilities as a priest in charge of the Bridge Group of Parishes in the Dorchester Team Ministry in South Oxfordshire. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and is associate faculty at the Oxford Department of Theology and Religion. He is married to Kirsty, and he likes guitars!