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Program Manager, Ear Health


Melinda is the Program Manager of the Ear Health team, which sits in the Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccines and Infectious Diseases. 

Melinda has 15 years’ experience in health promotion and public health. Across Melinda’s career she has worked in non-government and tertiary sectors in several areas including state-wide injury prevention, sector development, healthy lifestyle programs, capacity building, and public health advocacy. Melinda has a passion for strategic planning, project management and empowering others to build their skills and make a difference. Melinda has shown strong leadership in her profession holding several executive positions on both state and national Boards and Committees over her career. Melinda is currently a Director and President of the Australian Health Promotion Association Board.

In 2022 Melinda commenced Doctor of Philosophy - Public Health (Curtin University) to continue to expand her research skills and contribution to the field. Melinda believes good research involves the community from the beginning and delivers good outcomes for the community. Translating research outcomes into practical, systemic change is critical.