Michael Curtis

Research Assistant


Michael has worked for a number of years in social welfare services, including adult intensive case management, homelessness, and youth out-of-home care. Michael completed his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work (Hon) with Monash University in 2012, including an honours thesis exploring young people’s experiences of residential care and how these experiences related to engagement in offending behaviour. Michael was awarded the 2012 Peter Boss Prize for the highest aggregate mark during the final year of Bachelor of Social Work (Hon) program.

Michael is currently working as a Research Assistant for the PATH Cohort Study and MIX Cohort Study

Michael’s research interests include injecting drug use, homelessness, mental health, young people and post-prison outcomes.


  • 2012: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work (Hon) – Monash University, Victoria, Australia


  • 2012: Peter Boss Prize – Highest final year aggregate mark for Bachelor of Social Work (Hon) program

Projects (6)

Current (3)

  • Breaking the cycle: supporting people with drug use histories to avoid reincarceration

  • Feasibility study for a potential medically supervised injecting centre/drug consumption service for the ACT

  • SuperMIX: The Melbourne Injecting Drug User Cohort Study

Past (1)

  • PATH Cohort Study

Publications (7)

2020 (1)

2019 (2)

2018 (3)

2016 (1)

News Articles (1)

2018 (1)