Dr Melissa Kaltner is a child protection researcher and program evaluator who is based at EY, where she leads a range of human services program evaluation projects and teams. Melissa is passionate about applied evaluation using methods that empower those with lived experience to shape the services that they access.
Melissa holds a PhD in child protection and has authored both book chapters and numerous peer reviewed publications in the area. In 2015, she received a Churchill Fellowship to support her international research into adoption and permanency in foster care. Her career is dedicated to facilitating applied, practice-focused research and evaluation projects which address health and wellbeing inequalities faced by vulnerable members of our community.