Melissa Casey 
  Director of Innovation 
  Monash Health

Melissa Casey

Director of Innovation

Monash Health


  Monash Health
Australia

About

Melissa Casey, has led award winning healthcare innovations that have transformed the delivery of critical Mental Health care and an excellent example of the benefits of exposure to a diverse set of career experiences.

An organisational psychologist, Director of Psychology at Monash Health and Chair of Vic/Tas/ACT Regional Psychology Board, Melissa has extensive experience in co-design and change in the hospital & health care sector. She is highly skilled in Management, Change Management, Enterprise Process Improvement methodologies and the Complexity Science as it applies to organisations and people.  Her executive education at Harvard Business School focussed on Value Based Measurement in Healthcare.

Wanting to go deeper in understanding human systems and how to improve their functioning, Melissa pursued a doctoral and post-doctoral studies in neuroscience and has applied her deeper understanding of neural networks and neuroplasticity to organisational design and change in healthcare over the last 15 years.

Melissa’s career has ranged from highly analytical work (large-scale change in the Australian Taxation Office) to patient care (in Healthcare). As a result, she brings a unique mindset to identifying innovation and change-management opportunities. Melissa’s capabilities were specifically recognised in the Columbia University Press text, Design Thinking for the Greater Good (Liedtka, J et al., (2017), a seminal work on innovation in the social sector.