Michelle Raggatt

PhD Student


Michelle is a PhD student in the Young People’s Health Research group at Burnet Institute. Her research aims to understand how online pornography influences young people’s sexual health and wellbeing. Michelle has interests in mixed-methods research and innovative approaches to engage young people in research.

Michelle joined Burnet Institute as an honours student in 2016, completing her thesis on the impact of social media on young people’s mental wellbeing and body image. Since 2017, Michelle worked as a research assistant across a range of areas including: young people’s health, alcohol and other drugs, management and prevention of HBV, and HCV elimination.


  • 2019-present: PhD candidate, Burnet Institute
  • 2017-present: Research Assistant, Burnet Institute


  • 2017: Graduate Certificate of Health Promotion, Deakin University
  • 2016: Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours), Monash University
  • 2012: Bachelor of Biomedicine, University of Melbourne

Projects (6)

Current (4)

  • Coping with COVID-19: Young people’s health and wellbeing in Australia

  • Pornography and Young People

  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock'n'Roll (Big Day Out Study)

  • TRYP: Transitions and Risk in Young People project

Publications (6)

2020 (2)

2019 (3)

2018 (1)

News Articles (1)

2019 (1)