Dr Michelle Fitts has a diverse research background within public health, psychology and criminology.   

She is a project officer at the Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine. 

Michelle completed her PhD at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland, Queensland University of Technology on exploring the attitudes and behaviours of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people convicted of drink driving.  From the research, she developed a community-based drink driving program, 'Hero to Healing' program.    Her research received the prestigious Peter Vulcan Award for the best paper during the Australasian Road Safety Conference (2015).


Since 2010, Michelle has worked with Indigenous communities on projects related to road safety, alcohol management, cannabis use and brain injury. 

Research Disciplines
Socio-Economic Objectives
  • 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 14+ 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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  • 5+ collaborations
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  • Indicates the Tropics (Torrid Zone)

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