Michelle comes with many years of nursing experience. She completed her nursing training at the Christchurch School of Nursing, as well as being a qualified midwife she holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences. Since returning to New Zealand in 1990, Michelle has worked in a variety of acute and long term nursing specialities and was the Clinical Nurse Manager at a rural hospital, where the hospital gained government accreditation and certification for the first time under her guidance. More recently she has been employed as the Roaming Clinical Manager for a large residential retirement company. Before joining the Russley team, she was working as Research Nurse for the Department of Surgery at Christchurch Hospital.