Brisbane I Friday 10 March 2023
Diversity and Inclusion Workshop Panelist
Melanie is the Practice Lead Care and Human Performance in the Global Health & Hygiene team within Group HSE.
Melanie has been with BHP for 18 months, with over 18 years’ experience in workplace health and wellbeing, and is an experienced leader, psychologist, therapist, facilitator and HR professional. Melanie has significant professional experience in organisational development interventions such job design, psychological safety and hazards frameworks, leadership and performance development, learning and talent, culture change and psychological assessment.
Melanie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations) from Curtin University; a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Curtin University a Post Graduate Degree in Psychology from Curtin University and a Master’s Degree in Industrial and Occupational Psychology from the University of Western Australia.
Melanie began her career as Psychologist supporting the WA Police Force and was involved in developing their strategy to improve psychological health. Melanie then worked across a number of government and private organisations delivering psychological, behavioural and cultural interventions, Melanie also held a faculty role at the University of New South Wales in Executive Education alongside working in for a consulting firm servicing many mining and oil and gas. Melanie completed her Masters Degree in 2008 on the efficacy of leadership development on psychological health and wellbeing. In 2021, Melanie commenced her current role with BHP, based in Perth, to lead the strategy and approach to mental health and capability development and to support the work to enable a competent and thriving workforce.
Melanie is a registered psychologist and a Board approved supervisor with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) for Psychology and holds a number of other professional memberships and affiliations in the field of Psychology and Human Resource Management. Melanie regularly speaks at industry forums and professional engagements in her field in the areas of Psychological Health and Safety.