Michelle Shaw joined Taronga Conservation Society Australia in 2013 as the first Zoo & Wildlife Nutritionist in the country. She manages Taronga’s Nutrition program, consults and provides nutrition advice to zoos, rescue and conservation programs internationally. Michelle spent ten years as a Nutrition Researcher and Nutrition Supervisor at Toronto Zoo in Canada after receiving a BSc. Animal Biology and an MSc. Comparative Animal Nutrition from the University of Guelph. For the last 25 years she has focused her efforts on improving the nutrition of managed species by studying adaptations to their natural diet and promoting the understanding of the effect of diet on overall health. This research has resulted in the development of several commercial diets for exotic animals available internationally and led her to pursue a PhD studying monotreme nutrition at the University of Adelaide. In the last five years her role has shifted to include more consultation on threatened species breeding and conservation programs including developing supplementary feeding programs in situ.