Mike Edwards is Professor of Classics at the University of Roehampton, London, where he was previously Head of Humanities (2015-2017), and he is also an Overseas Fellow of the Onassis Foundation (2017-2018). Previously, he was Head of the School of Classics at the University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, and before that Director of the Institute of Classical Studies in the University of London, where he is now a Senior Research Fellow, and Professor of Classics at Queen Mary, University of London.
He is the Immediate Past President of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric, after serving as Vice-President (2013-2015) and President (2015-2017), and he was a Founder Member of the Accordia Research Institute. He has been editor of the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Classical Review, and Rhetorica.
His research focuses on classical oratory and rhetoric, in particular the speeches of the Attic Orators, on whom he has published extensively, including commentaries on speeches of Antiphon, Andocides, and Lysias. He is currently preparing an Oxford Classical Text of the fourth-century orator Isaeus, and a commentary on Aeschines for the Aris and Phillips series.
Mike has also published on Plutarch and the English scientist Francis Bacon, and he is collaborating on a five-volume edition of the works of Statius for Cambridge Scholars Publishing, three of which have already been published.