Melissa Lindeman

Associate Professor Melissa A. Lindeman  
BA Social Science (MCAE)
M Prelim in Women’s Studies (La Trobe University)
M Policy & Law (La Trobe University)
Grad Dip Voc Ed & Training (University of Melbourne)
PhD (University of Melbourne)
Centre for Remote Health, Flinders University
Role in Organisation Associate Professor
Research  Interests
  1. Aged and community care
  2. Dementia care and assessment
  3. Aged and disability care in Indigenous communities
  4. Workforce development and workplace learning
  5. Qualitative and participatory methodologies
Brief Bio 
Melissa 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 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 aged and community care in remote communities, Indigenous dementia services, and the development of curriculum and learning programs for primary health care staff and higher education students in a wide range of subject areas.
5 best recent publications 
(over last 5 years)
  1. Bell, D. Lindeman, M.A., Reid, J.B., (in press). The (mis)matching of resources and assessed need in remote Aboriginal community aged care, Australasian Journal on Ageing
  2. Lindeman, M.A., Taylor, K.A., Kuipers, P., Stothers, K. & Piper, K. (2012). ‘We don’t have anyone with dementia here’: a case for better intersectoral collaboration for remote Indigenous clients with dementia, Australian Journal of Rural Health, 20: 190-194.
  3. Taylor, K. A., Lindeman, M. A., Stothers, K., Piper, and K Kuipers, P. (2012). Intercultural communications in remote Aboriginal Australian communities: what works in dementia education and management? Health Sociology Review, 21(2): 208-219.
  4. Lindeman, M.A. (2009). Assessment staff in home and community care (HACC) services: issues of learning and professional identity in Australia. Health and Social Care in the Community, 17(44): 406-414.
  5. Lindeman, M.A. (2009). Emerging tensions in the use of assessment tools in home and community care, Practice Reflexions, 4(1): 41-52.