Melissa teaches, researches and writes on Australian public law, Indigenous legal issues and legal education. Melissa is a co-author with Professor Sarah Joseph of 'Federal Constitutional Law: A Contemporary View' (Thomson Reuters, 2019). Melissa was a Chief Investigator on an ARC funded project that investigated the legal and other barriers to Indigenous Australians' registration and certification of birth. Her most recent ARC project is 'Real-time rights-based recordkeeping governance' which will analyse and evaluate how records co-creation can be conceptualised in child protection and information law contexts. She is National Editorial Convener for the Alternative Law Journal and a Board Member of the Victoria Law Foundation.