Michael is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Infectious Diseases, The Alfred Hospital and Monash University. He also currently holds an honorary position at SaferCare Victoria, an agency of the Victorian Department of Health. Michael’s current research is on understanding and quantifying the spread of antimicrobial resistance in hospitals, by interpreting the movement of patients through the referral network.
Michael completed his PhD at The University of Melbourne in 2019, titled “Mechanistic and statistical models for skin disease transmission”, under the supervision of James McCaw, Jodie McVernon and Patricia Campbell. In his PhD, he constructed and parameterised models of Group A Streptococcus (manifesting as skin sores), and scabies infections in the Northern Territory, Australia. He previously completed a Masters of Philosophy at The University of Adelaide, under the supervision of Nigel Bean, Joshua Ross and Andrew Black, where he used a household-structured model to investigate the impact of the use of antivirals in the event of an influenza epidemic.