Following his Honours degree, he conducted postgraduate clinical research at Monash University, which included healthcare ethics and social research. This led to an appointment as a senior policy advisor for the Victorian Department of Health.
Prior to joining AHA, he was Director, Performance Audits, for the Victorian Auditor-General. His focus was on patient safety and quality of care, the efficiency of ED and in-patient care, and cross-agency health initiatives. These reviews and audits were well-received by parliament and the healthcare sector – leading to significant change across the system. Projects led by Mike include:
Mike has extensive experience in interrogating complex data sources to develop evidence-based policies, strategies and programs.