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Melissa received her undergraduate degree in Neuropsychology from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in 2016. She also completed a Masters by Research at UCLan for a thesis exploring the role of interoceptive abilities in emotional intensity and susceptibility to distraction by sound. Other research areas she has been involved in include problem solving and verbal/non-verbal mimicry.

Her current research interest is the contribution of interoception in mental health and the development of psychiatric conditions, with the topic of her PhD focused specifically on interoception in eating disorders.


  • 2015–2016
    University of Central Lancashire, Research Assistant


  • 2018 
    University of Central Lancashire, Masters by Research
  • 2016 
    University of Central Lancashire, BSc (Hons) Neuropsychology