Mick McKigney, FRGS
Hello there and welcome to my personal pages. I am an Irishman living in the north of England, near the city of Wakefield. I first came to England in 1981 to do a B.Sc in Geography at the University of Manchester. After that I did a Masters at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex. There then followed two years at the European University Institute in Florence and subsequently teaching at a university in Ireland for one year and thence immersing myself in the profession of economic development for 30 years. The latter was mainly around innovation, financial and business development, as well as policy and research. On the 17th March 2016 I left formal employment to set up a business and for 3 years worked as a consultant on business planning, R&D and funding applications, economic research and European Union international projects. In December 2019 I closed the business to spend more time with myself.
My interests are diverse and many: traveling, cycling (road bikes and Brompton), reading (mainly non-fiction), music (Irish, world, blues, classical), libraries and bookshops, fountain pens and ink and paper.