Glasgow Caledonian University

Michael Roy PhD is Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy at the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.
Michael’s primary area of research concerns social enterprise and other ‘alternative’ economic forms. He has written extensively in major international journals on the health and wellbeing impacts of social enterprises; on policy ‘ecosystems’ supporting the social economy; and on innovative funding mechanisms such as Social Impact Bonds.

His research has been funded by: bodies in the UK such as the Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health Research; transnational actors such as the European Commission, OECD, ILO; and by national governments. He is Editor-in-Chief of Social Enterprise Journal, Associate Editor of Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, and serves on the Editorial Board of Voluntas: the International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.

He serves as Change Leader for GCU’s Ashoka U Changemaker Campus designation. He was awarded the Helen Potter Award of Special Recognition for 2017 for the most original article in Review of Social Economy by the Association for Social Economics, which was founded in 1941 in the United States.