Michelle Fitzmaurice

Research Officer

Dr Michelle Fitzmaurice is a Research Officer at UNSW Microbiome Research Centre (MRC).   She graduated in Human Nutrition with Honours and was awarded a PhD in Biochemistry at Ulster University (2013) for her work in diabetes, biomarker discovery and protein glycation.

Following a sabbatical to work in industry, Michelle has returned to research as the study coordinator for the Healthy Optimal Australian Microbiome study.  Additionally, she supports the MothersBabies project at the MRC.

Dr Fitzmaurice has collaborations with Royal North Shore Hospital and Western Sydney University, investigating microbiome in breastfeeding pathologies, barriers to early breastfeeding up take as well as the impact of Australian based quarantine on infant feeding outcomes. 

Broad Research Interests

  • Microbiome
  • Diabetes
  • Infant/maternal nutrition & developmental programming

Society Memberships and Professional Activities

Nutrition Society of Australia

  • Registered Nutritionist 2012-present 

Australian Breastfeeding Association 

  • Counsellor (2017-present)
  • Trainer and assessor (since 2021)
  • Sub-copy Editor for Breastfeeding Review (since 2021)