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Michele Moreau
Clinical Governance Advisor at Preventing Harm Initiative (PHI)


Michele is a registered nurse and midwife. She has specialised in the field of Clinical governance for over 10 years. Michele currently works as clinical governance advisor for PHI and assists organisations involved in coronial, serious incident and complaint investigations.

Her experience includes leading the risk management service for tertiary hospitals, the oversight of medico-legal cases, complaints systems, root cause analyses, open disclosure, credentialing processes, staff performance issues and clinical governance committees.

Michele’s has authored Clinical Governance Frameworks for services covering hospital, aged, community, disability, mental health and foster care. She has practical experience in the implementation of clinical governance and the training of board members, committee members, clinical and support staff.

Michele’s interest lies in improving the effectiveness of clinical governance to achieve meaningful outcomes for patients, families and staff. She has experienced first-hand the impact on staff, when they were unaware of how to manage patient risk, the consequences of this failure in duty of care on their mental health and careers. Michele has also been present to feel and witness the impact on families, when clinical governance fails and lives are lost.

Michele teaches to assist organisations to build systems which enable staff to work in the safest way possible, to learn from errors and successes.

Preventing Harm Initiative (PHI) aim is to share skills, knowledge and systems with staff to actively protect themselves and patients from error.