With the greatest sadness, the Morgan Academy at Swansea University informs you of the death of the Director of the Academy, Professor Mike Sullivan, on Friday 16 November. Mike was a dear friend and a valued colleague.
Mike was an internationally renowned social scientist and published widely on public policy, education, devolution, social reform and the effect of the state on the family; interests that remain central to the work of the Morgan Academy. He was an expert in health policy, and between 2007 and 2010, he was Special Adviser for the First Minister of Wales, Rhodri Morgan.
As Vice President for international strategic partnerships at Swansea University, he led on relationships with Universities in Spain and Texas in particular, and his recent work included the development of the Hillary Clinton Ph.D programme, in conjunction with the Welsh Government and Columbia University in New York.
Mike founded the Morgan Academy as a cross-disciplinary body to stimulate public policy, original thinking, and to consider some of the public policy ‘wicked issues’ at Swansea University. Despite his illness, he played a key role in leading the Academy.
We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.