Michelle is a Principal Research Fellow in Policy Analysis and Program Evaluation.
She is also the Tender Bridge™ Director, ACER’s national research and development service
(http://tenderbridge.acer.edu.au). Michelle initiated this service for school leaders
(aspiring and serving) to help them grow and resource their educational projects to
maximise impact and she is leading currently, in partnership with The Ian Potter
Foundation and the Origin Foundation a national study investigating the impact of
philanthropy in education. Prior to joining ACER in 2005, Michelle was a researcher with
the National College for School Leadership in England in the school-to-school Networked
Learning Communities program.
Michelle has published widely with recent co-authored publications in ACER’s Research
Developments, ‘Maximising the impact of philanthropy in education’, Educational Dialogue
Series: Learning for leadership and A Collective Act: Leading a small school; as well as
key reports: Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy Survey Report (2011, 2012).
In 2010, Michelle was awarded an Australian Council of Educational Leaders (ACEL)
Fellowship (Victoria) in recognition of having made a significant contribution to
leadership in Victoria. Michelle is also a Board of Director for the Schools Connect
Australia foundation and has a PhD (University of London) and MEd (University of
Melbourne), both in educational leadership.
Contributions to Books
Conference Papers & Presentations