Chair, Digital Education
Michael is one of Australia’s most prominent child and adolescent psychologists, the author of nine books including bestseller ‘Princess Bitchface Syndrome’, and has also worked as an academic, researcher and political lobbyist.
As Managing Director, Michael plays a key role in leading and implementing the Young and Well CRC’s digital education program both in Australia and internationally, and works to extend the reach and impact of the Young and Well CRC’s initiatives through collaborating with existing partners and building new relationships.
Michael’s extensive use of technology in his clinical practice for the last five years gives him particular insight into the valuable role that technology can play in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health problems.
Michael is on the Board of Smiling Mind, is a Community Ambassador for Big Brothers Big Sisters and Playgroup Victoria, Treasurer of the Australian Psychological Society Committee (Melbourne Branch), and a member of the ePsychology special interest group for the APS.
He is also a columnist for a number of publications including New Idea, Girlfriend Magazine and the Australian Boarding Schools Association publication, LightsOut.
He is the resident parenting expert on Channel 7′s Sunrise as well as psychologist for the Morning Show with Neil Mitchell on Radio 3AW.