Michael studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, and subsequently completed his postgraduate specialist training at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne and the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in the United Kingdom. Michael has practiced as a specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist in Geelong since 1993. Michael is a clinical senior lecturer at the Deakin University Medical School, a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and a member of the Australian Medical Association. Michael is also the Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University Hospital Geelong. Michael lives in Geelong with his wife and two sons.