The role of lifestyle, physical activity and sleep behaviour in metabolic health and wellbeing. Non-invasive and minimally invasive biomarkers of metabolic health. Intervention development, non-invasive (wearable) and minimally invasive (in-vitro diagnostic) devices, their associated methods and analytics. Health technology innovation and translation.
Background and experience
Michael is Emeritus Professor, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University, a former Turing fellow and former Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing. Michael is a co-supervisor of PhD students at Newcastle University. Michael joined the Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University in 2009 after leading ‘Healthy Ageing’ programme at Unilever Research under Dr Frans van der Ouderaa. Prior to joining Unilever Research, Michael was Head of Research and New Technology at Unipath Ltd, part of Unilever’s Medical Products group. Focusing principally on Women’s Reproductive Health, Michael contributed to the creation and realisation of consumer and point of care in-vitro diagnostic products.
Michael is also active in health technology innovation and translation, acting as an advisor to academia, industry and government.
Co-Investigator: NIHR Innovation Observatory HSRIC-2016-10009 (April 2017-April 2022)
Co-investigator: “Observational Prolonged Trial In Myotonic dystrophy type 1 to Improve QoL-Standards, a Target Identification Collaboration” FP7-HEALTH – Specific Programme “Cooperation”: Health (2012- 2017)
Co-investigator: Personal health and vitality management based on a device-agnostic health service platform EIT Health, Munich, DE (2016 to 2018)
- ORCHID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0935-7973
- Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=5om1vL0AAAAJ&hl=en
- Profile on ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michael-Catt
- Newcastle University: https://eprints.ncl.ac.uk/author/261992