Meet Dr Lyristis

Dr Michael Lyristis - Head of Senior School Wellbeing, Engagement and Pathways


Me in a snapshot:

  • Completing my PhD at Monash University in the field of molecular biology.
  • Moved to the USA for further post-doctoral studies.
  • Spent 11 years in molecular biology research.
  • Changed career paths to Biotechnology Sale and found a love for Business and Marketing.
  • Worked together with NASA performing cell biology analysis in the International Space Station.
  • Came back home to Australia and completed a Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Melbourne.
  • Decided I wanted to pass on my knowledge and experience to the next generations so I completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master’s in Education at Victoria University.
  • Began teaching at Bentleigh Secondary College

During my professional career I have worked with a wide variety of companies such as NASA, Pfizer, and Amgen, published a number of peer reviewed articles in scientific journals and presented scientific presentations in Australia, America and Europe.

To see a student progress both academically and personally are the rewards of teaching that I have not experienced in any other profession. I aim to always instill a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime.