Michelle is an Earth-centred human with a passionate love of the living world. A descendant of Irish people who were part of the colonisation of the continent of Australia, Michelle grew up in a little country town in outback Queensland, obtained a western education in law, politics and governance and then embarked on a life-long journey of learning, unlearning and decolonising much of the knowledge she learned at school and university. All of Michelle’s work is focussed on creating systems change, in order to shift industrialised societies towards an Earth centred culture and governance system.
Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and History) and Laws (Honours) from the Australian National University and a PhD in Law from Griffith University. She has more than 30 years experience designing and managing climate change, sustainability and community building projects in Australia, the United Kingdom, Indonesia and the USA. This includes working in solidarity with Indigenous colleagues in Central Queensland, South East Queensland and other regions, on a range of community building, natural resource management and cultural heritage projects.
See Michelle’s full profile on the Australian Earth Laws Alliance website.