Knowledge synthesis leader
Bachelor of Arts (Disability Studies) with Hons, PhD
Michelle leads the Parenting Research Centre knowledge synthesis team. She works closely with clients to ensure they have accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge about interventions that is relevant to the service context.
She has extensive experience conducting rapid evidence assessments, scoping reviews and systematic reviews commissioned by government departments and service delivery agencies.
Michelle’s knowledge synthesis projects have covered topics including:
- parenting interventions for improving child learning and development
- interventions for families with complex needs
- interagency working between child protection, domestic violence services and family law
- case management
- intensive family services models
- parent engagement in learning
- knowledge exchange and translation in the field of violence against women
- prevalence of parenting with an intellectual disability
- parenting programs for indigenous parents
- Australian parenting programs
- interventions for trauma exposed children
- parenting programs for children at risk of maltreatment
- out-of-home care
- streamlining service systems for vulnerable families.
With a background in early childhood intervention, family support, parenting and disability, Michelle has had a diverse career in research in the fields of psychology, sociology, education and health.