As an Anglican clergyman, he served as Chaplain of St Peter's College in the University of Oxford from 2009 to 20012 and as Chaplain of Peterhouse in the University of Cambridge from 2004 to 2007. Between 1996 and 1999 he was Warden of The Kilns, Lewis's Oxford home. He studied English at Oxford, Theology at Cambridge, and has a PhD from St Andrews.
For full details, please see Michael Ward's work website.
Dr Ward's main claim to fame is that he handed a pair of X-ray spectacles to James Bond in the movie The World Is Not Enough. Here he is next to 007 and Q:
For an X-ray perspective on the Narnia Chronicles, read Planet Narnia.