Michael completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) at Monash University in 2011 and worked in adult intensive case management, homelessness, and youth out-of-home care. Michael joined Burnet Institute as a research assistant in 2014, working primarily on alcohol and other drug and justice-related cohort studies.
Michael commenced as a PhD Student in the Justice Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs groups in 2019 under the supervision of Professors Mark Stoové and Paul Dietze. His research is investigating how the use of opioid substitution therapy during incarceration and post-release influences substance use, health and mortality outcomes among people who inject drugs.
- 2012: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work (Hon) – Monash University, Victoria, Australia
- 2019: Monash Addiction Research Centre PhD top-up scholarship
- 2012: Peter Boss Prize – Highest final year aggregate mark for Bachelor of Social Work (Hon) program
Breaking the cycle: supporting people with drug use histories to avoid reincarceration
Feasibility study for a potential medically supervised injecting centre/drug consumption service for the ACT
Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) Snapshot Study
SuperMIX: The Melbourne Injecting Drug User Cohort Study
PATH Cohort Study
- Prison-based harm reduction measures as part of hepatitis C virus treatment.
Curtis M, Higgs P, Stoové M
Lancet Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2019 Dec; 4(12):903
- The Prison and Transition Health (PATH) Cohort Study: Study Protocol and Baseline Characteristics of a Cohort of Men with a History of Injecting Drug Use Leaving Prison in Australia.
Kirwan A, Curtis M, Dietze P, Aitken C, Woods E, Walker S, Kinner S, Ogloff J, Butler T, Stoové M
J Urban Health. 2019 Apr; 96(3):400-410
- Lifetime prevalence and correlates of self-harm and suicide attempts among male prisoners with histories of injecting drug use.
Stewart AC, Cossar R, Dietze P, Armstrong G, Curtis M, Kinner SA, Ogloff JRP, Kirwan A, Stoové M
Health Justice. 2018 Oct; 6(1):19
- Acceptability of prison-based take-home naloxone programmes among a cohort of incarcerated men with a history of regular injecting drug use.
Curtis M, Dietze P, Aitken C, Kirwan A, Kinner SA, Butler T, Stoové M
Harm Reduct J. 2018 Sep; 15(1):48
- The associations of poor psychiatric well-being among incarcerated men with injecting drug use histories in Victoria, Australia.
Cossar R, Stoové M, Kinner SA, Dietze P, Aitken C, Curtis M, Kirwan A, Ogloff JRP
Health Justice. 2018 Jan; 6(1):1
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