Michelle Stubbs graduated with a Master of Nursing from The University of Technology Sydney supported by Edith Cavell Scholarships. She is currently a Ph.D. scholar under the supervision of Professor Vanessa McDonald and Dr. Vanessa Clark. Her research project is going to target anxiety and depression in severe asthma.

Michelle is additionally a clinical nurse educator who has worked as a registered nurse for the past 22 years, specialising in anaesthetics and recovery.  Michelle was a former committee member of the NSW OTA, Zone 1.

Michelle has researched, co-developed and implemented an innovative role within the perioperative service at John Hunter Hospital - 'The Surgical Liaison Nurse'. From this project she has authored articles published in the ACORN Journal and Nursing Review. Additionally the project has been accepted onto the ARCHI website.

Michelle is strongly committed to 'EMPOWERING THROUGH EDUCATION' and holds a Bachelor in Nursing, Graduate Certificate in Anaesthetics and Recovery Room Nursing, a Diploma in Nursing and a Masters in Nursing, majoring in Education.