About Me

I have had an extensive career as an actress, broadcaster, lecturer and coach.

Born in Australia, I lived in Hong Kong, Canada and Germany before deciding to settle in the UK.

I trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and worked in radio drama before becoming a radio presenter at Xfm in London.

I went on to become Head of Speech and Drama at the London Academy of Media, Film and TV,  where I specialised in vocal performance. During this time, I coached the TV continuity announcers on BBC1 and BBC2.

I am often invited as a guest on BBC radio, to discuss cultural communication. 

Nine years ago, I joined the coaching team of the Professional Support Unit under Health Education Thames Valley in Oxford.

I am regularly referred doctors who are facing difficulties in their careers. I continue to enjoy my work with this remarkably important unit.  

I have the Professional Certificate of Coaching from Henley Business School and am a Practitioner in MBTI - Myers Briggs Type Indicator. 

I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


“I have worked with Melinda for many years and hold her in the highest regard.

She has been a coach with the Professional Support Unit for nine years. She takes referrals of doctors and other health professionals who are need of extra support.

She has technical excellence in coaching, especially in the area of communication, and combines this with her deeply intuitive and intelligent approach and personality.

Her clients speak highly of her and she gets excellent results.”

Dr Richard Stevens
Assistant Director, Professional Support Unit