Mike has a clinical background in Paediatric Emergency Nursing and is one of the programme leaders for the undergraduate Nursing programme at AUT University in Auckland New Zealand.
With a Postgraduate diploma in advanced Nursing practice and a Masters of Philosophy with first class honours Mike has explored paediatric ketamine sedation through stories told by the Healthcare professionals. Mike is now engaged in his Doctoral research which will explore children's experiences of Ketamine sedation and the use of 'Dream Seeding' as a non-pharmacological adjunct in hopes of reducing negative psychotropic events (emergence phenomena).
Mike is a contributing member of the Child Health Research Centre (CHRC) and much of his research makes visible the moral and ethical challenges faced by health care professionals in determining risk, benefit and harm. In particular, he has explored the disparate relationship between physiological and non-physiological harm, and the contextual landscape from which potential such risk and harm are determined.