Mike is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Sport and Geography and head of the i-dojo International Judo Research Unit at the University of Hertfordshire. He has extensive experience of providing coach education and consultancy around the world and is the President of the International Association of Judo Researchers, Education Director of the Commonwealth Judo Association, and Managing Director of the Judospace Educational Institute. Dr Callan worked in the International Federation Services team for judo at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. His PhD relates to support for judo players in an educational environment. He is a 7th Dan and was awarded the International Judo Federation Special Award for his services to education and research.