Michelle Rossi

Position: Lecturer
Study area: Social work and Community and Human Services
Location: Berwick
Email: m.rossi@federation.edu.au

Video: Meet Michelle Rossi


  • PhD – Federation University (In Progress)
  • Graduate Certificate in Education (Tertiary Teaching)- 2023
  • Master of Social Work – Monash University- 2011
  • Bachelor of Social Work- La Trobe University-2006



  • Master of Social Work (Qualifying)


  • Field Education 2 (MSWPG7208)


Michelle is a Social Worker who lectures into the Master of Social Work (Qualifying). Michelle is also completing her PhD where she is researching the experiences of international students who are parenting and completing Social Work Field Education placements.

Michelle Rossi has over 15 years’ experience working and teaching in the Social Work and community welfare arena. Michelle has extensive industry related experience in the fields of; acute health; sub-acute health; community health and adult guardianship/disability and has worked in Victoria and the Northern Territory. Michelle has strong experience in practitioner, project and leadership roles. Michelle worked on the Northern Territory Adult Guardianship Legislation reform 2016. Michelle has close and ongoing connections in her role as a higher learning educator as field education coordinator for student studying Master of Social Work (Qualifying) degrees, with a variety of government funded and not-for-profit community and human service agencies operating in metropolitan Melbourne, Gippsland and other regional areas.

Research Interests

  • Social work and community services
  • Student study experiences
  • Social Work Field Education