WCPT Vice President and Physiotherapist
Melissa is a private practitioner in South East Queensland, Australia, with expertise in paediatrics and disability. Melissa is the first physiotherapist to gain clinical specialisation in paediatrics from the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She is a former university lecturer and clinical educator, as well as past President and honorary life member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. She is also currently on the board of the Australian Physiotherapy Council, Taekwondo Queensland, and the GRT Foundation.
Melissa is passionate about global health and leadership, contemporary governance, organisational change and identifying and managing organisational risk. As a past AWP regional executive member, she served on the WCPT Executive Committee between 2015 and 2017, and was WCPT’s inaugural Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee.