Melanie works for the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), and is a visitor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University (ANU).
Until recently, Melanie was a Research Fellow at both RegNet and the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health (NCEPH). Prior to joining ANU she spent eight years in Perth at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Across this time she worked at the Graduate School of Management, UWA Business School, and the School of Sport Science, Exercise and Health.
Across her career, she has worked and researched in the areas of alcohol warning statement labelling, alcohol use in teenagers, workplace health, social determinants of health, child obesity prevention, children’s eating behaviours, parents’ child feeding practices, health promotion, seniors’ mental health, nutrition literacy, arts and health, Indigenous health behaviour, health promotion and evaluation, health policy development, and qualitative research methodologies.