Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Nursing School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

At the beginning of 2017, Melissa commenced a Doctor of Philosophy at the Adelaide Nursing School within the University of Adelaide, researching the application of regulatory requirements for internationally qualified health professionals.

Melissa is a registered nurse and part time Associate Director with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, who has spent the last 10 years working within and contributing to the development, review and implementation of standards, policy and principles which inform the Australian accreditation and regulatory frameworks for health professionals, particularly nurses and midwives.

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Melissa Cooper

At the beginning of 2017, Melissa commenced a Doctor of Philosophy at the Adelaide Nursing School within the University of Adelaide, researching the application of regulatory requirements for internationally qualified health professionals.

Melissa is a registered nurse and part time Associate Director with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council, who has spent the last 10 years working within and contributing to the development, review and implementation of standards, policy and principles which inform the Australian accreditation and regulatory frameworks for health professionals, particularly nurses and midwives.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Provisional PhD Candidate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
2011 Associate Director Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
2006 - 2010 Principal Advisor Nursing and Midwifery Board of South Australia

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Nursing
University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia Master of Nursing (Education)
University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Education)
Technical and Further Education, South Australia Australia TAA40104 Certificate IV Training and Assessment
University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia Graduate Certificate in Nursing

Research Interests

Education, Education Policy, Education systems, Health Policy, Health Policy & Services, Medical and Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy, Nursing, Public Health, Public Health and Health Services, Public Policy

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2014 - 2014 Member International Qualified Nurses and Midwives Expert Group - Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia Australia
2013 - 2015 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Australia
2013 - 2014 Member Project Advisory Group - Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Review of the ANF Competency Standards for nurses in general practice Australia
2013 - 2014 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Australia
2009 - 2009 Member Industry Skills Council - Training Package Review Committee
2006 - 2010 Member Education and Accreditation Advisory Committee - Nursing and Midwifery Board of South Australia Australia

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2008 - 2009 Member Steering Committee to Review Balancing Safety & Risk – Re-entry to Practice for Nurses & Midwives in Australia, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council Australia
2008 - 2009 Member Steering Committee to develop Standards and Criteria for the Accreditation of Return to Practice Courses Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2015 - 2016 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council National Intersectorial Working Group Legislative and political Australia
2013 - 2016 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Legislative and political Australia
2011 - ongoing Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Legislative and political
2011 - 2014 Health Practitioner Accreditation Sub-Committee
2011 - 2012 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Expert Advisory Group Legislative and political Australia
2011 - ongoing Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Legislative and political Australia
2011 - ongoing Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Legislative and political Australia
2011 - ongoing Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council Legislative and political Australia
2009 - 2009 South Australian Health and Community Skills Services Skills Board – Supporting a Culturally Diverse Workforce in Aged Care Legislative and political

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