Commercialisation Aficionado. Appreciator of Indigenous Knowledges. IP Communicator.#
Michelle is a PhD candidate at the School of Cybernetics.
She is a proud Māori woman seeking to develop the intersection of western innovation, commercialisation, ventures and technological development with traditional and living Indigenous knowledge systems and practice.
Michelle has extensive experience in business development and research commercialisation and an academic background spanning quantitative finance, marketing and applied cybernetics. Throughout her career she has developed a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration, the on-ground application of technologies and IP commercialisation. She has led many large-scaled innovation projects and is a leader within the Canberra Innovation Ecosystem.
Michelle is the Founder of Gandaywarra: ANU First Nations Innovation Hub. The hub seeks to build and activate a pipeline of strong, long-term partnerships and capabilities, which will enable First Nations communities, academia, industry, government and end-users to collaborate and innovate.