Alongside her own academic research, Michala has forged a career as a public historian and researcher. She has carried out work for local and national organisations such as; The BBC, ITV, National Trust, Wall to Wall (production company), Flame Television, Manchester Histories, Contact Theatre and The Royal Exchange Theatre.
Michala is also a trained Oral Historian. She provides training and works as a consultant on oral history projects. In 2021, she will be working with the Pankhurst Centre on their new project, Rooms of our Own. She will also be working with the Manchester United Museum on their oral history project.