Mike Goldsmith, AcSS, is Emeritus Professor at the University of Salford and Visiting Fellow at De Montfort University.
Mike worked at Salford from 1963 t0 2006, rising from Assistant Lecturer through the ranks to be a Professor, Head of Department and Pro-Vice Chancellor.
He is a Vice President of the Political Studies Association and also served on the executive committees of ECPR and epsnet.
His main teaching and research interests are in the comparative local government/urban politics and EU fields. He has written or edited some eight books and written many chapters and articles.