PhD candidate in Sport Science at the College of Sport & Exercise Science and Institute of Sport Exercise & Active Living, Victoria University

Michele has completed a Bachelor and a Masters in Sport Science and a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in Italy.
Michele has also worked in Rugby Union as both a general and Strength and Conditioning Coach for The Italian Rugby Union (FIR) and local clubs during this time.
Currently, Michele is completing a PhD on the effects of travel and jet-lag on professional rugby players at Victoria University, with the College of Sport and Exercise Science under the Institute of Sport Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL).
Michele´s research entails collaboration with the Australian Rugby Union´s (ARU) mens and womens Rugby 7s program, and with the Australian Super Rugby teams.


  • 2014–present
    PhD Candidate in "Effects of travel and jet-lag on professional rugby players", ISEAL-Victoria University


  • 2013 
    University of Brescia, Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy
  • 2009 
    University of Brescia, Master Degree in Adapted Physical Activity and Exercise Science
  • 2007 
    University of Milan, Bachelor degree in Sport and Exercise Science