Michael’s main research interests are quantifying the GHG emissions arising from food supply chains and the identifying of cost-effective ways of reducing emissions. From 2010 to 2012 he was part of the team that developed GLEAM, FAO’s Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (http://www.fao.org/gleam/en/ ). He has been involved in agri-food policy research for 18 years, and has undertaken projects for a wide range of clients during this period, including: the Scottish and UK Governments, The UK Committee on Climate Change, the European Commission, the OECD, the International Livestock Research Institute and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. He uses a combination of agri-environmental modelling and economic analysis, e.g.: life-cycle analysis; GHG accounting; cost-effectiveness analysis.