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YMCA Ballarat Board - Michael Bailey

Michael Bailey


PhD, MSc(statistics), BSc(hons)

Occupation: Professor of Critical Care Statistics. Monash University.

Joined the Y: 2013

Drawn to the sense of community the Y provides, Michael has been a member since 2010 and a board member since 2013 with Portland Y, Grampians Y and now Ballarat. A critical care statistician, Michael’s professional goals include building on the quality and quantity of intensive care research both nationally and internationally. He is the most widely published intensive care statistician worldwide and has provided guidance to over 100 PhD graduates to date. Michael is the only person to have been awarded a PhD for predicting the AFL Brownlow medal. He has always enjoyed being an active community member and being a director on the Y board and supporting many communities across Victoria is an important part of that commitment.

Safeguarding Commitment Statement

Y Ballarat Board of Directors

 As the Board of Directors, we acknowledge our responsibility to ensure the governance practices, leadership and values towards Safeguarding are delivered and on display at all times. We are fully committed to the Safeguarding of Children and Young People, with our focus being on providing safe, enjoyable and inclusive environments at all of our services and programs. We will empower our staff and volunteers to have collective leadership on Safeguarding, demonstrating a duty of care, understanding and responsibility towards all of our children and young people.

The Y acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to Elders past, present and future.

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