Michael currently works for the NSW Department of Education in the Central West of NSW, Australia. He has held positions including; Complex Support Advisor - Sensory Programs, Assistant Principal- Hearing, Learning and Wellbeing Advisor and Disability Programs Consultant. Michael is a bilateral cochlear-implantee after receiving his second implant in December 2009.

Michael is a great fan of making the most of a wide range of technology in supporting children with a hearing impairment. A self-proclaimed ‘geek’, he enjoys sharing his knowledge of technology with others and has presented at numerous conferences and workshops around Australia and abroad including:

  • 2012 & 2014 – Spectronics: Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference, Gold Coast
  • 2013 – Workshops with the Tasmanian Education Department Teachers of the Deaf
  • 2014 - Critical Agendas – Teaching Students with Special Needs Conference, Sydney
  • 2014 & 2015 Learning Differences Convention Rosehill Gardens Race course
  • 2015 - NDIS National Conference - Apple’s Accessible iHouse
  • 2017 - ATIA (Assistive Technology Industry Association) Florida, USA Conference
  • 2017 - Singapore Ministry of Education - Various workshops and presentations, Singapore.

Michael is the author of iHear: Accessibility features of iOS and teaching hearing impaired students, and co-author of Accessibility at Home  - iBooks that are available via Apple’s iBookStore. 

Apple Distinguished Educator

Apple Accessibility Ambassador

B Contemporary Music (1999) Southern Cross University

Grad. Dip. Ed (2004) University of Wollongong

M Special Education (sensory) (2007) Newcastle University