Michelle is a registered pharmacist with 16 years’ experience working across the public and private hospital sectors. Over time, her clinical career moved into roles focused on improving quality and safety in healthcare, including the development of pharmacy standards of practice, quality use of medicine projects, and clinical risk management in the hospital setting.
She has combined her clinical experience and legal skill set in previous consulting work, specialising in providing advice to hospitals, health services and statutory authorities on the delivery of services in compliance with mandatory requirements and regulation of pharmacy operators under licensing arrangements.
Prior to joining AHA, Michelle led the implementation of the standardised emergency number across Victorian public and private hospitals and contributed to strategy and policy initiatives under Victoria’s digital health roadmap. Michelle has valuable experience in government relations and program management, which is supported by her strong communication skills and ability to engage with a range of stakeholders.
Michelle’s in-depth understanding of the healthcare sector and ability to navigate complex legal frameworks provides a unique skill set. Her attention to detail, strong analytical and organisational skills and her partnership approach with stakeholders enables her to successfully deliver a range of projects and programs.
At AHA, Michelle’s works across both evaluation/advisory projects and program administration projects. Recent projects include the evaluation of the Aged Care System Navigator Measure, the National Occupational Respiratory Disease Registry and administration of pharmaceutical programs.
Michelle applies unique project management and legal skills across a wide range of healthcare sectors and programs.