Michaela is a medical graduate of The University of Queensland and a general practitioner with a specific interest in aged care. She is interested in the health and well-being needs of older people, multi-morbidity, rehabilitation within aged care, palliative care and the ethical issues surrounding the medical care of elderly people. Michaela has been teaching medical students at UQ since 2010 and currently is a year two case-based learning tutor,  the academic coordinator for the Medicine in Society course and the ‘Partner and Team Player’ theme lead for the new MD program. Michaela completed a Master of Clinical Education in 2017 and contributes to the work of the RACGP in the development of guidelines for general practice care of older patients and standards for Aged Care. Her interests in medical education include narrative medicine, exploring vulnerability of patients, medical students, and doctors, providing opportunities for students to share and compare their experiences of patients and the clinical environment, and interprofessional learning.

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