Michelle is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Black Dog Institute, UNSW, within the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention. She is currently working on a large-scale, complex systems approach to suicide prevention intervention in NSW. She is co-Directing the evaluation of the systems approach trial, which is the first of its kind in Australia. This is a 6-year project, with plenty of opportunities for research sub-studies to be undertaken on it. Michelle's main research interests include suicide prevention, psychopathology, and epidemiology. She is interested in the development and early prevention of antisocial behavioural and mental health problems among children, and understanding how early onset risk factors affect long term outcomes. She has worked in academic research settings at UNSW for over 11 years (previously at the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre), and has managed a number of quantitative research projects from conception to completion. She has a strong publication track record, and recently was a chief investigator on a $14.7M grant to fund the full implementation of the systems approach to suicide prevention. She is currently supervising a postgraduate student at the Australian National University and a Masters by Research student at UNSW.