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Exercise scientist | Science communicator, The University of Melbourne

Michael studied undergraduate exercise science at Dublin City University, Ireland. He moved to Australia to undertake a PhD jointly at The Baker Institute in Melbourne and the University of Western Australia, graduating in 2019. He is an active researcher investigating the effects of diet and exercise on human health. 

Michael has developed a passion for all aspects of science communication from publishing scientific papers and presenting at scientific conferences, to publishing science blogs and podcasts, to representing The University of Western Australia at the Three-Minute Thesis Competition and working with The Naked Scientists podcast in Cambridge.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Exercise Physiology, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute


  • 2014 
    Dublin City University, B.Sc. (Hons)