Passionate professional, life-long learner, global citizen
Michelle Fadelli joined BehaviourWorks Australia in early 2022 as the Operations Manager, returning to Australia after working for more than 14 years in various countries in Africa.
Michelle Fadelli holds Bachelor degrees in Law and Arts, a honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology, and Master's degrees in both International Law and Applied Psychology from universities in Australia, South Africa, and Scotland. Michelle's masters dissertation focused on sustainable consumption behaviour and the role of morals, values, and perceived consumer effectiveness. Michelle is admitted to the role of solicitors in the Northern Territory.
Before joining BWA, Michelle worked at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based in Nairobi, Kenya for seven years. Michelle was the lead on UNEP's intranet and managed numerous process improvement initiatives from conceptualisation to implementation. Prior to UNEP, Michelle was the Field Administrator with Medecins sans Frontieres completing missions in both Uganda and Turkey.
She also worked as the Resource Mobilisation and Marketing Manager for a hospital based in eSwatini and then their sister organisation based in South Africa. Michelle raised funds for projects to improve the administration and services of the hospital and the sister organisation. This included projects focused on emergency preparedness, disaster response, prevention of malaria, prevention and health service improvement for HIV/AIDs, food security, water and sanitation, amongst others.
Michelle also worked for the Australia Red Cross, the International Committee of the Red Cross, NT and Federal Government, and NSW Cancer Institute. Michelle's focus at the International Committee of the Red Cross was on the biological weapons convention. At the Australian Red Cross Michelle was the International Humanitarian Law Officer and was seconded to Bali after the bombing to complete a needs assessment.