As ITaLI’s Deputy Director (Strategy and Operations), Michaela plays a key leadership role in advancing teaching and learning at UQ to realise the University’s strategic objectives. With oversight of the Institute’s operational performance, Michaela combines strategic leadership with effective management of ITaLI’s diverse operational services. 

Michaela brings to the role 18 years of experience as a senior leader in tertiary education, including 11 years in teaching and learning. In 2022, Michaela completed her PhD at Lancaster University in the UK, focusing on the impact of contemporary policy on student perceptions of their role as university students. She also holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts (Humanities).