About Melaleuca Environmental
Melaleuca Environmental was founded by Dr Michelle McKemey in 2008, to provide consultancy services to a range of clients. We partner with various specialists (botanists, zoologists, teachers, farmers, Indigenous Elders and language experts) to customize our services to the work required.
Michelle is an ecologist, researcher, guest speaker and best-selling author whose work features in international scientific journals, Time Magazine and on the ABC. Michelle received the University of New England Chancellor's Doctoral Research Medal in 2021. With her Aboriginal collaborators, Michelle was awarded the Ecological Society of Australia national award for ‘Right-way Science’ in 2019 and 2020, and the CSIRO Award for Indigenous Engagement in 2017.
Michelle has studied and worked in the field of environmental science for 20+ years. She worked for local, state and federal government for many years before establishing Melaleuca Environmental. She is also Co-Director of an agribusiness in regional NSW. She has worked on environmental projects throughout Australia, often working alongside Aboriginal people to ensure the conservation of natural and cultural resources. Michelle has experience in the conservation, agriculture and tourism industries.