Lecturer and Swinburne GCSI Program Director
Michael is Lecturer in Social Investment and Philanthropy. Prior to taking up this position he was a Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy (ACSIP). During this time he played a key role in developing ACSIP's research capacity. He has consulted widely with the philanthropy and non-profit sectors undertaking program evaluations for large non-profits, leading evaluations of foundations, and more recently providing advice to government on social finance and social investment.
Michael completed his PhD which examined the role of private foundations in public-private partnership formation at the University of Melbourne, after having worked as a research analyst (corporate governance) for a leading sustainability and corporate social responsibility ratings agency and in trade policy advocacy in the development NGO sector. An edited version of his PhD was published by Routledge in the Global Institutions series.
Michael has also lectured and tutored in public policy, international relations, and political economy at the University of Melbourne and Deakin University.