Associate Professor Melissa Lindeman

Academic Level D

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Centre for Remote Health, Alice Springs
PO Box 4066, Alice Springs 0871, Northern Territory

Melissa has full academic status with Flinders University, and was employed at the Centre for Remote Health for almost 7 years until Dec 2014. She has a background in social welfare, public policy, research and education, in areas such as child protection, aged and disability care, community programs and health and human services more broadly. She has held Senior Lecturer positions at Deakin University and Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, and was a Research Fellow at the National Ageing Research Institute. Other experience includes senior policy and program positions in the Victorian and Northern Territory governments. Melissa has extensive research and consulting experience in aged and community care, primary care service systems, and workforce development. Recent projects have focussed on assessment practice in Indigenous aged and community care, Indigenous dementia services, and development of education programs in primary health care. Her higher education teaching experience has been in the areas of public health and health promotion, health/human service systems, ageing and community care. Since 2015, Melissa has worked at Ngaanyatjatjara, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjara Women's Council, as Manager of the Domestic and Family Violence program, and is pursuing research in this area.


Grad Cert Commerce, CSU, 2018

PhD, University of Melbourne, 2007

Grad Dip Voc Ed & Training, University of Melbourne, 1999

Master of Policy & Law, La Trobe University, 1995

(Masters Prelim in Women's Studies, La Trobe University, 1989)

BA Social Science, MCAE (CSU), 1983

Key responsibilities

Honorary with Full Academic Status

Teaching interests
Development and delivery of short courses including: 1) Recognising and responding to dementia in Indigenous communities; 2) Working with people with disabilities in remote communities; 3) Assessment, care planning and care coordination in rural and remote communities.
Supervisory interests
Aged and community care
Aged and disability care in Indigenous communities
Domestic violence, evaluation research
Primary health care service systems, rural and remote/Indigenous communities
Qualitative and participatory methodologies
Workforce development and workplace learning
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Nutrition and remote Aboriginal families (1)
Principal supervisor: Remote Communites and Aboriginal Wellbeing (1)
Associate supervisor: Aboriginal health policy (1), Remote Health Workforce (1)