Michelle Wheeler

Michelle Wheeler


Hails from: Perth, Australia

Past life: Michelle is a former science and environment reporter with The West Australian, where she covered everything from courts to business and sport, but couldn’t shake a love of science.  She has also performed shows and taught classes at Scitech, connected high school teachers with scientists at UWA and studied biology, marine science and journalism at Murdoch University. Michelle was a finalist for the Best Freelance Journalist at the 2014 WA Media Awards.

Favourite science:  Everything! Michelle is yet to come across a piece of research she didn’t find fascinating and want to know more about.  

Loves: Visiting exotic places, going on mad adventures (she just got back from travelling around the world in 88 days), painting, photography, music and anything in which she gets to be creative.

A Perth-led project to map the genes used by different cell types in the human body is preparing to release its latest results following a win at the prestigious Eureka Prizes.

A group of WA's female scientists are stocking up on thermals and investigating seasickness strategies as they prepare to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime leadership voyage to Antarctica.

FITNESS instructors should abandon the ‘no pain, no gain’ mantra and embrace a more motivational style to keep participants coming to classes, research suggests.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 13:25

An evening with Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak, inventor of the personal computer and Apple co-founder, is in Perth tomorrow night for 'An evening with Steve Wozniak' at HBF Stadium.

Michelle Wheeler caught up with him before tomorrow night's show, the first stop in his Australian speaking tour.

Sunday, 07 August 2016 06:00

WA scientist tames Rio cycling circuit

AUSSIE Olympians will have access to state-of-the-art elevation data for the Olympic road cycling course in Rio thanks to the work of a WA sports scientist.

Monday, 29 August 2016 06:00

Why science says you should have more sex

ON A health kick? Forget the juice cleanse—there is scientific evidence that a loving relationship and sex can be good for your wellbeing.

A positive pregnancy test comes with a barrage of often-conflicting advice about what to eat, how to exercise and when to turn to medication.

Teenagers who use the Internet, social media or electronic games excessively are more likely to experience mental health issues and engage in risk-taking behaviour, research suggests.

BABY turtles born on a WA beach are having trouble navigating into deep water because of artificial lights such as those from ships and offshore resource projects.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 06:05

World’s oldest axe discovered in WA

WESTERN Australia is home to the world’s oldest-known axe, with a stone fragment previously recovered near Derby proving to be 10,000 years older than axes found in other parts of the world.

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