Professor Michael Kahn is a policy analyst and evaluator in the fields of research and innovation. He has been advisor to the Ministers of Education, and Science and Technology, a Chief Director in the Gauteng Provincial Government, analyst in the Centre for Education Policy Development, Professor of science education in Botswana and South Africa, Executive Director of the Human Sciences Research Council and is now Research Fellow in the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology at Stellenbosch University. He is Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, and Professor of Practice of the University of Johannesburg.

Michael is skilled in policy analysis, strategic planning, measurement, monitoring and evaluation, foresight and facilitation. His training draws on engineering, physics and education policy, including a PhD in Theoretical Physics, MA in Education Policy, Planning and Management and BSc (Honours). He consults to governments, multilateral agencies and the donor community.