Meg originally worked as a Radiation Therapist and educator at RMIT University in Melbourne before moving into strategic oversight of programs at Cancer Council Victoria including 13 11 20 Cancer Information and Support, Cancer Education and Peer Support Programs, and the Victorian Cancer Clinicians Communication Program. Meg has been instrumental in building communication skills programs for health professionals and non-clinical staff working with cancer patients in Victoria. Meg has personally delivered more than 1000 experiential healthcare communication skills programs to several thousand clinical and non-clinical staff. Meg is a member of the International Association for Communication in Healthcare (EACH) and is the Australian representative on the teaching subcommittee (tEACH) for this group. In 2016, Meg convened the inaugural Teaching Communication in Healthcare Conference and Education Program in partnership with EACH and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, bringing together more than 120 local and international delegates.
Meg has led a previous Cancer Survivorship grant bringing exercise and information to regional cancer patients using telehealth. Meg moved to Deakin 3 years ago, and has co-designed Your Thoughts Matter, a whole of organisation intervention for communication skills training currently being implemented at 3 health services. Over the next 3 years, Meg and the team at OCPH Deakin will deliver Conversations Matter to 7 regional Cancer Centres. Meg has post-graduation qualifications in individual and organisational coaching, adding to her skill set of program design, education, and facilitation.