Angela Melder

The role of institutional entrepreneurship in service redesign and innovation

Angela Melder – angela.melder@monash.edu

Angela is an expert in evidence based practice, and leads a team who supports Monash Health decision makers with the systematic synthesis of evidence to inform evidence base decision making in healthcare. She is very interested in getting evidence into practice and the changes it might mean for clinical practice and for health services. Undertaking a PhD with a focus on change and innovation at an organisation-wide level to achieve system-wide quality improvement will examine the diversity of influencing factors and strategies a large health service encounters to achieve successful change.

Complex health service provide rich contexts and opportunities to investigate the successes and barriers of getting evidence into practice. The proposed research will examine a number of case studies at a large health service that is undertaking organisation-wide innovation and implementation of change and will provide in depth learnings about how implementation is undertaken and whether scalability is incorporated into the process.