Michelle joined the Communication Department as a new Faculty member in August 2011. She arrived in Vancouver from Brisbane, Australia in 2010, and taught academic writing at UBC before moving to the Fraser Valley.
Michelle’s doctoral work investigated the communication barriers between academics from different disciplines as they engaged in collaborative research within the federally-funded Cooperative Research Centres in Australia. During this time, Michelle also worked as a researcher, writer and workshop facilitator with Econnect Communication, a science and environmental communication business. Michelle continues to be interested in how science and environmental research is communicated, particularly the contribution of researchers to public and policy debate on controversial issues.
Michelle loves being outdoors—walking, mountain biking, climbing and sailing—and plans to learn how to cross-country ski.