Michelle is the Inaugural Chief Scientific Advisor and Chairperson for Ending Loneliness Together, a national Australia organisation committed to combatting chronic loneliness in Australia. She is also the Director of the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology where she designs, delivers, and evaluates evidence based digital interventions that reduces loneliness.
Michelle is the chief investigator of the Australian Loneliness Report (2018) and the Young Australian Loneliness Survey (2019). Her work informs the Australian government, not-for-profit, and corporate sector. Her findings notes that one in four Australians aged 12 to 89 report problematic levels of loneliness. She recently led the launch of pivotal, Ending Loneliness Together White Paper. Click here. Michelle is also cofounder of the Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection, together with Eddie Garcia from the Coalition to End Social isolation and Loneliness.