Researcher biography

Dr. Melinda Martin-Khan has had previous administrative experience as a Chief Excutive Officer (CEO) in aged care services in NSW and Victoria prior to her move to an academic career in translational research with the commencement of a PhD in 2005. She has valuable expertise in healthcare leadership, the development of quality indicators (QIs), and in measuring and reporting organisational quality of care outcomes. Dr. Martin-Khan has experience in the development, measurement, evaluation, and translation into practice of systems for improving the quality of care, patient outcomes, and organisational processes, for people with dementia, and other at-risk populations. Dr. Martin-Khan has an international track record in improving care processes and systems, particularly in telehealth and in the use of QIs. She has developed a set of Outcome QIs that have been incorporated into the interRAI Acute Care Assessment Instrument (for all adult patients at admission), and the interRAI Acute Care (AC) Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment instrument (for all older patients).

Dr. Martin-Khan writes a blog on health and health service research related issues at https://drmelindamartinkhan.science/