Dr Melanie Woodfield is a clinical psychologist, who has worked within community-based infant, child and adolescent mental health services for the past 20 years. With the support of the Health Research Council’s Foxley Fellowship (2018-20) and Clinical Research Training Fellowship (2020-24) her research has focussed on the real-world effectiveness, acceptability, and implementation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in Aotearoa.
Melanie is on the teaching team for the ICAMH programme within the Department of Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. She continues to work for Te Whatu Ora providing clinical care, and in the role of co-ordinating supervisor for the psychology intern hub across the Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau regions. Melanie is a Fellow of the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists, and a Board Member of the Parenting Place. She delivers regular seminars for community groups, and contributes to media conversations around parenting and child wellbeing, including having written approximately 45 articles for OHBaby! parenting magazine.