Michelle commenced her nursing career at Royal Melbourne Hospital Intensive Care Unit in 1997 where she completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing with Melbourne University.

In 2007, Michelle became the Nurse Unit Manager before she took a slight career break from 2010 – 2013 where she was on maternity leave and had two beautiful girls.

Michelle returned to the RMH in 2013 on a secondment to the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre project and was the ICU transition and project lead for the integration of services across the Parkville precinct. Michelle returned to the RMH ICU Nurse Unit Manager role in 2015 and supported the Intensive Care Unit transition to the current 42 bed state-of-the-art facility in 2016.

In 2017, Michelle was awarded The Royal Melbourne Hospital Nurse of the Year in Leadership Award and the Melbourne Health Chairman’s award, in recognition of her dedication, commitment and achievements in health.