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About Michelle Sheldrake

As a university study coach and mentor, Michelle is passionate about supporting students to realise both their potential and wellbeing while studying. Her steady approach to supporting clients provides an enriching foundation not only in their study but in other areas of life.  

Michelle brings over 30 years of lived experience in universities and academia, as a student, tutor, lecturer and research professional. She holds a Masters’ degree in Psychology with further postgraduate qualifications in Medical Anthropology. Michelle’s research and teaching experience have encompassed Psychology, Public Health, Health Promotion, Medical Anthropology, Qualitative Research, Nonprofit Governance, Medical Education Research and Road Safety. Her passion for qualitative research and its emphasis on the lived experience of people has seen her work with people from all walks of life here in Australia and Tanzania.  

Over this time, Michelle has developed a natural ease and steadiness with the demands of academic study and research, and has a natural ability to ignite this in others. She is mastered in bringing simplicity, order and flow to the work of academia and research which allows her to cut through the complexity of the demands of university and support you to do the same.

Michelle brings a refreshing clarity, simplicity, practicality and light-heartedness to a process and setting which can feel serious, isolating and overwhelming.

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Expert guidance & knowledge, relatable, efficient

Returning to study a postgraduate course this year after many years away from University was overwhelming to say the least.  Michelle came highly recommended to me by a fellow student, and she didn’t disappoint. Michelle’s expert guidance and knowledge gave me much needed confidence to tackle some tough assignments and has taken away the feeling of having to do this ‘on my own’.  Michelle is efficient, professional and relatable and I would recommend her to anyone needing support in their academic journey.   

JY, Masters in Counselling, WA