Mick possesses over 45 years of experience working with adults and young individuals who have learning disabilities, autism, and mental health needs. He obtained his initial nursing qualification in 1983 and has since worked in various public and private sector settings.
Mick has served as a Registered Nurse Learning Disabilities (RNLD) for many years and has managed assessment and treatment services in the NHS, as well as secure admission and assessment services in private hospitals. From 1997 to 2002, Mick worked as a Prison Officer, specialising in offence-focused interventions and achieving a PG Cert in the Assessment and Treatment of Sexual Offenders from the University of Leicester.
For 13 years, Mick worked as a forensic practitioner for the NHS in Cheshire, providing support to adults with learning disabilities who were in contact with the criminal justice system. During this time, he earned his MA (Crime and Justice) from the University of Chester. Mick retired in 2020 but has since returned to work part-time as a Lecturer in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at the University of Chester. He also worked as the Team Manager for children, Young People and Families Services for East Cheshire. Mick has recently joined Empeiria Training as a Trainer/Consultant and is enthusiastic about utilising his extensive experience and knowledge to train learners in the field of Positive Behaviour Support and other subject areas in a proactive and ethical manner. Additionally, Mick offers consultancy services to organisations that support individuals who pose risks that have resulted in their contact with the criminal justice system or are at risk of such contact.