Mel is the Institute Manager of the newly formed Órama - Institute for Mental Health and Wellbeing at Flinders University. Órama aims to address mental health and welfare issues using a trans-disciplinary approach.
Previously Mel was a researcher within the Robinson Research Institute and ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) at the University of Adelaide and her research interests are the final stages of oocyte maturation and fertilisation, called the peri-conception period. In particular, Mel investigated the influence of energy substrates such as carbohydrates and fats on oocyte health and subsequent embryo health.
Institute Manager, Órama Institute, Flinders University
Senior research associate, The Robinson Institute & ARC Center of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), The University of Adelaide
Postdoctoral fellow, Dept of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, The University of Adelaide
The University of Adelaide, Master Business Administration
The University of Adelaide, Doctor of Philosophy (Health Science)