Our Staff


Emma Fitzsimon
Executive Officer

Currently on secondment at VicPCP

About

Emma commenced at INW PCP in August 2013 managing projects in service coordination and integrated chronic disease management. In 2014 she moved into the Executive Officer role overseeing the operational management and leadership of INW PCP. Prior to commencing at INW PCP Emma worked as an Evaluation Consultant. From 2001 to 2013 she was practising as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, in her own private practice where she specialised in clinical exercise interventions for persons at high-risk of developing, or with existing chronic and complex medical conditions and injuries.

Qualifications

Emma holds a Bachelor of Physical Education, Graduate Diploma in Marketing (Otago University) and a Master of Public Health (Melbourne University), specialising in Health Program Evaluation and Indigenous Health.


Rebecca Morgan
Acting Executive Officer

About

Rebecca commenced at INW PCP in January 2017. Rebecca has extensive experience working in Population and Preventative health, having worked as a Population Health Coordinator and as a Research Officer at The Centre of Excellence in Intervention and Prevention Science. Her experience includes evaluating region-wide health promotion and public health initiatives and implementing capacity building interventions supporting systems change.

In her role at INW PCP she is responsible for facilitating and leading projects in Prevention of Violence against Women and Social Inclusion.

Qualifications

Rebecca holds a Masters degree in both Public Health and Health Promotion, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition.


Melissa Collins
Prevention Coordinator

About

Melissa has extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation, research, data analysis, reporting and stakeholder engagement. Melissa began at INW PCP originally in 2015 as an Evaluation Officer and returns to fill the Prevention Coordinator role, supporting collective efforts in the current priority areas of social inclusion and prevention of violence against women. Melissa continues to undertake various sessional academic roles at both Monash University and the University of Melbourne as a research assistant, working closely with women’s health services to support regional evaluation work in prevention of violence against women.

Qualifications

Melissa holds a Bachelor of Health Science and a Master of Public Health (Health Program Evaluation).


Barbara Paolini
Communications and Administration Officer

About

Barbara joined INW PCP as the Communications and Administration Officer in March 2013. She has previously worked as an Executive Assistant for a variety of organisations including; a community health service, financial services organisations and Melbourne Port Corporation.

In her role Barbara manages the full range of administrative processes, develops our monthly newsletter, oversees our social media and website and provides project support.