Michael studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford University and then became an investment banker, before retraining as a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London. After graduating from medical school and becoming disillusioned with psychiatry, he joined the BBC as a trainee assistant producer in 1985.
Over the next 25 years, Michael made numerous science and historical documentaries working first behind the camera and more recently as a presenter. As a presenter, he has produced numerous series for the BBC, including Medical Mavericks, blood and guts, Inside Michael Mosley, scientific history, Eat, fast and live longer and others.
Following the success of Eat, fast and live longerMichael co-wrote his first book titled The fast diet in 2013. He went on to become a New York Times Best-Selling Author of numerous books, including Quick exercise, fast life, The 8 week glycemic diet, The Smart Gut Diet, The Fast 800 Dietand Covid-19.
In 2020, Michael presented the documentary series Diagnostic detectives. In the series, each episode centers around a group of doctors tackling a patient’s problem.
Michael lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife Clare, a GP, and has four children.