Michaela is the academic coordinator of the Medicine in Society Stream C course as well as a case-based learning tutor for second year medical students.
After spending 4 years in hospital practice, Michaela began work in general practice. She maintained sessional hospital work concurrently with general practice for a number of years and has also enjoyed working in the area of transfusion medicine and blood donor health at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, the hypertension unit at Greenslopes Private Hospital and community child health.
Michaela's current involvement in general practice focusses on care of the elderly in the community, promoting healthy ageing and preventive medicine, residential aged care, disability, chronic disease, palliative medicine and end-of-life care.
Michaela’s current research interests include peer-observation of teaching, student–developed formative and summative assessment, andthe value of mindfulness for patients and health professionals. Michaela's current projects include initiating opportunities for mindfulness programs to assist students and staff, the development ofa toolkit to enable peer observation of teaching partnerships and student-developed multiple choice questions.