Michelle Pickrell

Michelle is a User Experience Designer with a degree in Industrial Design. She is passionate about designing for empowerment with a particular focus on helping people with physical and cognitive impairments to have a greater quality of life.

Michelle is currently doing a PhD at the University of Technology Sydney and works as the Assistant User Research Capability Lead at the Digital Transformation Agency. Her PhD is focussed on the design of rehabilitation equipment to support stroke patients with their rehabilitation exercises. This equipment will be designed to provide patients with timely and relevant feedback about their limb movements and has the overall aim of increasing and sustaining motivation throughout the patient's rehabilitation.

Michelle has worked in the UX industry since 2012 and has enjoyed working with a range of different government and private organisations. She is also a co-founder of the Sydney chapter of Ladies that UX.