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Senior Research Officer

BSc Honours (Psych.); PhD


Michael is a Senior Project Officer with the ‘Embrace’ research group within the Youth Mental Health team. He works to support the group on projects related to assessing dissociation in childhood and adolescents, and improving parent interactions with the WA Newborn Emergency Transport Service. Having grown up in country WA, he has a passion for improving mental health outcomes for rural residents.

Before joining the Youth Mental Health Team at Telethon Kids Institute, Michael was a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Psychological Science at the University of Western Australia. His research focus was in the area of autism, cognition and attention. He helped lead an ARC Discovery Project to develop a new measure of autistic traits in adults (, which has been translated into over 10 different languages in the first 3 years since it was published.

On Saturday mornings, you can find Michael participating at a local parkrun. He also helps produce a podcast (‘Mental Work’) with his partner that discusses topics and issues relevant to early career psychologists working in Australia.  

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