Prof Michael Biggs MA PhD FRSA FHEA is Emeritus Professor of Aesthetics at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is Member of the Board of the National Research School in Architecture, Sweden and the Interdisciplinary Expert Panel of the Belgian Research Council (FWO). He has been Visiting Research Professor at Presbyterian University Mackenzie, São Paulo and University of Lund, Sweden. He was postdoctoral Research Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Bergen in 1994, and has degrees in both Fine Art and Philosophy. His research into Wittgenstein and visual communication led to his appointment to the Honorary Committee of the British Wittgenstein Society. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 1989, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2007.
Michael is a leading international figure in the field of arts research. His research has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council [UK], The British Council [UK], the University of Bergen [NO], the Swedish Research Council [SE], the Australian Research Council [AU], Riksbanken Jubileumsfond [SE], and the European Union [EU] where he is an EU registered expert in art and aesthetics.