Mike is a Professor of Mental Health Recovery and Social Inclusion at the University of Nottingham. His main research interests are recovery-focused and outcome-focused mental health services, user involvement in and influence on mental health services, wellbeing in psychosis, staff-patient agreement on need, residential alternatives to in-patient services, and developing measures, e.g. INSPIRE, Camberwell Assessment of Need, Threshold Assessment Grid. He has written over 200 academic articles and 9 books, including Personal Recovery and Mental Illness (2009, Cambridge University Press) and the co-authored Partnering for Recovery in Mental Health (2014, John Wiley). His free booklets include Making Recovery a Reality (2008), REFOCUS: Promoting recovery in community mental health services, 2nd edition (2011) and 100 Ways to Support Recovery (2013), all downloadable at researchintorecovery.com.