Associate Professor Michael Doyle is a Bardi Man and a research focused academic at the University of Sydney. He has been interested in the health of sexuality and gender diverse Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for most of his career. He began his career as a sexual health worker and has worked at two Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in Western Australia. Michael has undertaken health promotion and clinical service delivery in relation to HIV, BBV and sexually transmitted infections, as well as been involved in policy and planning in this area for over 20 years.
Presently, Michael is the Head of the Aboriginal and Priority Populations team at the Edith Collins Centre for translational research in alcohol, drugs, and toxicology. The Edith Collins Centre is affiliated with the University of Sydney and the Sydney Local Health District. Michael is a mixed-methods researcher. His research aims to improve health service delivery to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have alcohol and other drug use issues. Michael’s research also has a focus on improving health service delivery for those in the criminal justice system.
Michael has a vocational certificate IV in Aboriginal Health Work from the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (1999), a Graduate Diploma of Indigenous Health Promotion from the University of Sydney (2011), a Master of Public Health from the University of Western Australia (2014) and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of New South Wales (2018). He is a Fellow of the Public Health Association of Australia, a visiting Fellow of the University of Toronto, an Associate Editor for the Drug and Alcohol Review (Australia’s leading journal in the Drug and Alcohol field) and an Associate Editor for Addiction (a leading journal in the field globally). Michael also has several leadership roles in Aboriginal health, including his role as the co-chair of the Human Research Ethics Committee of the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW.