Michelle Woods completed her Doctorate of Nursing and Master of Science Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) at the University of Colorado with an emphasis in adult primary healthcare. Her expertise as a nurse practitioner started in the United States, working in primary care and endocrinology practices. She has been certified both in the USA and Australia as a diabetes educator. Her current practice is with the Royal Hobart Hospital Diabetes Centre. She has a clinical management focus in complex care.