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 evidence that is relevant to the service context.
Michelle has extensive experience working with government departments and service delivery agencies to facilitate their understanding and use of the evidence when making key policy and practice decisions. She has methodological expertise in conducting commissioned reviews of the evidence, including rapid evidence assessments, scoping reviews and systematic reviews.
Michelle’s knowledge synthesis projects have covered topics including:
- technology-based support for parents
- responses to problem sexual behaviour in children and young people
- alternatives to income management
- communication and messaging with parents
- 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 parents of indigenous children
- Australian parenting programs
- interventions for trauma exposed children
- parenting programs for children at risk of maltreatment
- out-of-home care.