Danielle Maloney

BSc Psych Hons, MPH, MMHPS, Deputy Director at InsideOut, Sydney

Danielle Maloney is the Deputy Director of the InsideOut Institute – Australia’s first institute for research and clinical excellence in eating disorders that aims to provide every Australian living with an eating disorder, access to the best possible care, by re-thinking eating disorders from the “inside out”.

She holds an Honours degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Public Health and an International Master’s of Mental Health Policy and Services.

Danielle has more than two decades of experience in public health, the last 17 years of which she has spent working in the mental health sector.

She has worked as a senior leader and then Associate Director at the Mental Health – Children and Young People’s policy unit on clinical service redesign and clinical interventions across NSW to address early psychosis, personality disorder, eating disorders and clinical responses to trauma, abuse and neglect.

Danielle has spearheaded the development of new and innovative health programs, such as Health Promoting Schools (former President of the National Association), School-Link, headspace in central Sydney, and NSW Assertive CAMHS clinical redesign.

She has led the design and delivery of research projects on clinical redesign, including the evaluation of the NSW Service Plan for eating disorders, the evaluation of the NSW pilot of the Assertive CAMHS service, and the evaluation of the NSW School-Link program.

Danielle harbours a passion for child, adolescent and youth mental health, particularly early intervention and ensuring a client-focused, trauma-informed approach to the delivery of mental health services. Danielle is also passionate about redesigning systems and translating research into practice, to ensure clients and their families secure access to the best quality care possible.

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