Michelle Browning is passionate about assisting individuals and organisations to develop their confidence and skill in the practice of supported decision-making through her business Decision Agency.
Michelle completed her doctoral studies in supported decision-making at La Trobe University in 2018. Her research was about developing an understanding of supported decision-making practice in Canada by exploring the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities and their supporters. Michelle is a Churchill Fellow having travelled to England and Canada to explore legal and practice models of supported decision-making in 2010.
In Australia, Michelle has been involved in developing, implementing and evaluating trials of supported decision-making in NSW and Victoria. She has assisted government and non-government organisations to produce supported decision-making resources, policy and practice guidelines. Michelle facilitates regular training and practice group meetings to assist decision makers and their supporters build their decision-making confidence and capability.