Research Assistant at National Ageing Research Institute, University of Melbourne

Melanie works at the National Ageing Research Institute as the research assistant for the social control condition of IMPACCT - Improving Mood through Physical Activity for Carers and Care recipients Trial.

While completing a Master of Social Work at RMIT University in 2011 she worked on a project titled Age Encounters, which explored age and intergenerational identity; and co-authored a paper with Briony Dow titled Understanding elder abuse: a social rights perspective.

Having completed a Master of Arts (Editing) in 2006, and a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) in 2003, both at the University of Melbourne, Melanie also works as a writer and editor. She is currently working on a book about ageing in Australia titled Who's Afraid of Old Age?

Experience

  • –present
    Research assistant at National Ageing Research Institute, University of Melbourne

Education

  • 2011 
    RMIT University, Master of Social Work
  • 2006 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Arts (Editing & Communications)
  • 2003 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours)

Publications

  • 2012
    Understanding elder abuse: a social rights perspective, International Psychogeriatrics
  • 2011
    Berlin Syndrome, Scribe Publications