Michele graduated in 1984 in occupational therapy, subsequently gaining qualifications in business management and health studies, the latter at MSc level. Her specialities include accessible housing and rehabilitation and has worked as a senior and head occupational therapist in a variety of organisations as well as in a self-employed capacity.

Between 2007 – 2009 Michele held the position of Vice Chair to the COTSS (housing) and for many years she has been heavily involved in helping organise their conferences along with presenting and holding workshops on a variety of housing based topics all over the UK.

Michele has also attended the House of Lords to participate in DFG adaptations think tank and is an ongoing member of the Age Friendly Manchester Design Team.