Michael has worked at the Burnet Institute since 2017, and is an epidemiologist and post-doctoral research officer in the HIV Prevention and Surveillance & Evaluation working groups. Michael’s research involves analysing large surveillance data to examine epidemiological trends in infectious diseases and evaluate large-scale public health interventions, with a particular focus on HIV and bacterial STIs.
Michael is also a Research Fellow at the Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, where he works on a range of projects related to HIV prevention among key populations.
Michael completed his PhD at Burnet Institute in 2022, where he explored the interplay between HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) implementation and the epidemiology of bacterial STIs among gay and bisexual men in Australia.
Key research interests include: infectious disease epidemiology, disease surveillance, HIV & STI prevention, biostatistics and sexual health.
- 2017: Master of Science (Epidemiology), University of Melbourne
- 2014: Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne
- 2022: Australasian Sexual and Reproductive Health Alliance (ASRHA) Young Leader Award 2022
- 2022: Fulbright Future Scholarship, Australian-American Fulbright Commission
- 2021: Gilead Australia Fellowship