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Dr Melisa Rangitakatu, RN, MSN, DNP is a compassionate health and education leader who believes in education without barriers and educating a generation to take on the significant challenges that face the future of humanity and our shared planet.

She holds a translational research doctorate and is passionate about women and children, maternal-child health, peace and health, and the environment. Dr. Rangitakatu is currently studying a Master of Public and International Law, specialising in Women and Peace at the University of Melbourne.

As a Senior Executive, Dr. Rangitakatu served as her past organisation's designated Principle Executive Officer with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and Chief Executive Officer with the Australian Skills Quality Agency (ASQA).

As a former Director of Education and Academic Dean, Melisa has provided educational consultancy services to Australian universities and has served on numerous academic boards, councils, and committees with Australian and American colleges and universities. Dedicated to education and health, Melisa also served on the World Health Organisation (World Naturopathic Federation) Education Committee and currently serves on the Health and Environment Committee.

She has extensive experience in higher education in the field of health, with developed expertise in higher education management; governance and compliance; undergraduate and postgraduate theory and health practice pedagogy; online health practitioner education; and graduate program development.

Dr. Rangitakatu is available to serve your organisation as a consultant in the following areas:

  • Advanced Nursing Practice

  • Nursing education

  • Nurse practitioner education

  • Traditional and Complementary Medicine education

  • Higher education governance

  • Educational consultancy

Contact Dr. Rangitakatu to discuss your specific consultancy needs.