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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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2008 - 2009 Member Steering Committee to develop Standards and Criteria for the Accreditation of Return to Practice Courses Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council
    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
  • 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
  • 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 - 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
    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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