Senior Research Fellow
Department of Health Sciences
James Cook University
Michelle is a public health researcher known for her ability to facilitate action-oriented research in a culturally respectful way for positive health outcomes. She achieves this by facilitating participatory, decolonising public health research with Pacific Islander and Indigenous Australian peoples that is sensitive to culture, spirituality and gender. Michelle has worked in the Pacific (Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea) and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities for over 20 years.
Michelle previously worked as a social worker/community development worker in hospital and community health settings, facilitating community development, health promotion, health worker training, and national and international NGO management (including support of refugees).