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Michelle Peterie

Research Fellow, University of Wollongong

Dr Michelle Peterie is a Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong. She has previously worked at the University of Queensland and the University of Sydney.

Michelle's research concerns the social and emotional impacts of social policies, including immigration detention, welfare conditionality and compulsory income management. Her research has been published in Australian and international books and journals, and submitted as expert evidence to the Australian Senate and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.


  • 2020–present
    Research fellow, University of Wollongong
  • 2018–2020
    Research fellow, University of Queensland


  • 2018 
    University of Sydney, PhD

Professional Memberships

  • The Australian Sociological Association
  • Contemporary Emotions Research Network