Michael is an early career Aboriginal researcher, with an interest in alcohol and other drug health research in the offender health area. He has worked in Indigenous health in both a service delivery and a policy and planning capacity for over 10 years. Before moving to the Kirby Institute he had worked at the National Drug Research Institute (Curtin University) in Perth. He has a Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion from Sydney University, and is currently enrolled in Masters of Public Health (University of Western Australia). He is a team investigator on the NHMRC funded, ‘Broome to Berrima; Building Indigenous Capacity in Offender Health Research Australia wide’ project.