Dr. Michelle Lucas

Senior Fellow

Dr Michelle Lucas is the Executive Director and Founder of CMM - Social Change. Dr Lucas has worked for 20 years designing, implementing and refining a collective approach to address complex social challenges throughout Australia and Asia. Dr Lucas has also held the role of Founding Executive Director of Opportunity Child, a national collective impact initiative to address childhood vulnerability across urban, regional and remote Australia. Prior to that, Dr Lucas was the Executive Director of Collective Impact at Desert Knowledge Australia, working specifically with remote and very remote communities across 85% of the country’s land mass. Throughout her career, Dr Lucas has worked with a diversity of communities, including extremely remote aboriginal communities, vulnerable urban settings, communities of newly arrived immigrants to Australia and within culturally pluralist contexts.