Designed Interventions……. specialists in tailored consultancies that result in sustainable change – for individuals, groups and organisations.


The People

Joanne Fitzgerald

Joanne Fitzgerald is an organisational psychologist and socio-analyst with sound business knowledge that informs her consulting practice. She has over 20 years professional and management experience in the government and non-government sectors in Queensland, Western Australia, and Victoria. In 1996, she started her own organisational consultancy in Perth to enable teams, individuals and organisations to strengthen their functioning and embed effective long-term change. For the last 16 years, Joanne has worked successfully in Melbourne.

Joanne’s work with Designed Interventions has a strong focus on organisational and culture diagnosis, leadership development and sustainable change.

Joanne has strong capability in:

Managing culture and change projects
Organisation review and restructuring
Action learning
Team development
Transition and implementation processes for mergers & acquisitions

She has taught at postgraduate level at Swinburne and Monash Universities in Victoria and at the University of Western Australia.

Masters in Applied Psychology (Organisational Psychologist) Murdoch University, WA
Bachelor of Science, Honours in Psychology, University of Queensland
Fellowship in Socio-Analysis, Australian Institute of Socio-Analysis, Melbourne (All coursework components)
Qualifications in interpersonal development approaches: eg. MBTI
Current Directorships
Director, Designed Interventions Pty Ltd
President, Group Relations Australia (GRA)
Professional Memberships
Member, The Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Member, The APS College of Organisational Psychologists
Member, The APS Interest Group in Coaching Psychology (IGCP)
Member, International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations (ISPSO)
Member, Group Relations Australia

“Working with people is the most demanding, satisfying, frustrating and exciting work there is! And what organisation exists without its people? None. My work enables organisations to become more robust as people learn and enjoy working together. Everyone benefits and the organisation prospers.”


In addition to the key staff Designed Interventions utilises a network of associates who are members of GRA and APS, OD Australia and the College of Organisational Psychologists, chosen to suit the unique needs of each project and the client organisation.