Mike specializes in freshwater quality modeling and has over 20 years of research experience. He is the author of 65 peer-reviewed publications with 21 as lead author. He is an Associate Editor for Hydrological Sciences Journal. His focus is on two areas, diffuse pollution, and in-river processes, and understanding their effects in large basins with particular interests in eutrophication impacts and urbanizing catchments, including assessing multiple benefits of Nature-based Solutions. He has acted as lead-PI on two large 3-year research projects with a focus on water resources and quality in urbanizing catchments (the UK NERC Changing Water Cycle £850k POLLCURB project) and nature-based solutions for multiple socio-environmental benefits (JPI Urban Europe-NSFC £1.0m Decipher project: international collaboration with Chinese and Norwegian organizations). He has developed an hourly version of the QUESTOR river network water quality model. His research is primarily focused on contributing to modeling tools supporting policies implementing legislation.