Michaela is a PhD student within the Deakin Graduate School of Business where her research focuses on the promotion of unhealthy foods and beverages to children and adolescents. This reflects her interest in topics that involve interactions between marketing communications and social issues.
Michaela brings ten years of professional experience in a variety of marketing and communications roles to her doctoral research. Due to complete her studies at the end of 2014, Michaela has a growing publications record and has presented her work both within Australia and at international conferences.
Michaela completed the Bachelor of Professional Communications (Honours) (Professional Communications) program at RMIT University, Melbourne, where she was awarded the Vice Chancellors List Award, presented to the top two per cent of graduating students. In 1998 Michaela completed a Bachelor of Business (Communications/Advertising) at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
Dr Paul Harrison, Professor Boyd Swinburn, and Professor Mark Lawrence supervise Michaela at Deakin University’s Melbourne campus.