Michael Keegan has worked in the pharmaceutical industry in the fields of Oncology and HIV since 1995. He initially worked for Baxter Healthcare in the chemotherapy compounding unit at Mount Vernon Hospital before moving on to work in medical information. Michael left in 2005 to join GlaxoSmithKline, where he held several medical affairs roles in HIV and Oncology, which included setting up an International Medical Communications group in the Oncology R&D division. He subsequently left GSK to set up Black Label Scientific, a medical writing company. He currently works as a scientist at ViiV Healthcare and is conducting research on HIV and the central nervous system at Imperial College, London.

Michael’s interest in music has been life-long. His influences include everything from rock ‘n’ roll, blues and dark roots music, through to soul, disco, funk and dance music. He has played guitar with members of David Bowie’s band, Take That (the musical) and The Dealer, amongst others, and played at the official opening of the Channel Tunnel. He can often be seen playing at blues jams in and around London and currently plays bass guitar for the rock band The Judge Reinhold’s.