• The University of Western Australia (M518), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

Melanie is an early career researcher with an interest in the impact of severe mental illness upon daily role functioning, and the epidemiology of severe mental illness. Melanie began her career working casually for the School of Psychology at Curtin University of Technology as a research assistant for the Positive Parenting program. After completing her honours year, Melanie began working as a Research Assistant for the Western Australian Family Study of Schizophrenia (WAFSS) and now works in the School of Pharmacology on a study of Obesity and Chronic Pain.
Growing up in a rural/remote region of Western Australia with minimal access to services sparked Melanie's interest in the impact of health upon a person's daily functioning. The stigma surrounding mental ill-health further intrigued her and lead her to a career in psychology.

Roles and responsibilities

Melanie is a Research Associate in the School of Pharmacology working with the Royal Perth Hospital Pain Medicine Centre. She is interested in the epidemiology of cognitive decline. Her role for CCRN includes recruitment, cognitive and diagnostic assessment, data management and data analysis for the WAFSS.

Future research

Melanie is currently completing the Master of Public Health.

Current projects

Currently Melanie is working with Prof Stephan Schug and Dr Allyson Browne on a study of Chronic Pain and Obesity.

Languages

English

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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