|Michael is currently studying a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degree at The University of Western Australia and has won an array of academic awards and prizes including the UWA Graduates Association Prize in Anthropology. He has a background in advocacy, campaigning and policy formulation, was previously employed by the Department of Premier and Cabinet (WA), and has worked on numerous high impact campaigns including the Oaktree Foundation's 2010 Make Poverty History Roadtrip. Michael tutors in Political Science and International Relations and has been nominated for a UWA Teaching in Excellence Award. He currently works as the Manager of Global Policy and Campaigns at the Global Poverty Project and leads The End of Polio advocacy campaign, which in 2011 saw Heads of Government of Australia, Canada, Nigeria, Pakistan and United Kingdom, as well as Bill Gates, come together at CHOGM to make an historic pledge of $118 million in funding towards global polio eradication efforts. Michael was a finalist in the WA Youth Awards and was included in The Sunday Times ‘Best and Brightest’ of 2011.