Michelle is an Adjunct Research Fellow at James Cook University. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at Menzies School of Health Research in Alice Springs.  She is a qualitative researcher and has worked for a decade with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Queensland and Northern Territory . Her research experience is largely on multi-site projects examining alcohol, traumatic brain injury, disability and road safety.  Her community and service provider partnerships have led to the creation of important outcomes including traumatic brain injury resources and a community drink driving program. 

  • Traumatic brain injury, disability, substance use, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, road safety
  • 2015 - Peter Vulcan Award for Best Research Paper
  • 2009 - Australian Institute of Criminology - CARRS-Q’s Under the Limit (UTL) drink driving education and rehabilitation program
  • 2013 - RACQ: Award: Drink Driving Rehabilitation and Artwork Camps

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ResearchOnline@JCU stores 17+ research outputs authored by Dr Michelle Fitts from 2015 onwards.


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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • "Unwarranted Amplification of Criminalisation": An Unintended Consequence of the Queensland Government Introducing an Alcohol Management Plan for Mornington Shire Council (Masters , Secondary Advisor)

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