Dr Michael Doyle
Michael is a Bardi man and Wingara Mura Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. Michael is a Researcher on the Human Research Ethics Committee. As a researcher, Michael is passionate about the need for research to be conducted in a culturally appropriate manner from its inception to completion. Michael hopes that his work with the AH&MRC HREC will contribute to producing higher quality Aboriginal Health Research across New South Wales.
Michael began his health career when he enrolled in the Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) training program at the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council in 1997. Michael has worked as an AHW Trainee in his home community of Djarindjin and as a Men’s Health Worker for Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service and Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service in Perth. In 2005 Michael began work at the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia and helped establish it as the new peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in WA. Michael continues to work closely with colleagues in the ACCHS sector and is a member of his local Aboriginal Medical Service.
Michael moved from the ACCHS sector into alcohol and other drug research in 2008. He has worked at Curtin University’s National Drug Research Institute and the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales. Since 2017, Michael has been employed at the University of Sydney’s Centre of Research Excellence in Indigenous Health and Alcohol. Michael has a Certificate IV in Aboriginal Health Work, a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion, a Master of Public Health and was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy in 2018. Michael’s PhD focused on prison-based alcohol and other drug treatment for men and he continues to conduct research in the field.