Melissa is a music educator and practitioner-researcher of singing. Her qualitative research sits at the intersection of music performance, psychology, and education, and explores singing experiences as mediators of health and wellbeing. She has published her research in leading international journals. As the Early Career Development Chair for the Australian Music and Psychology Society and in her academic role at the University of Southern Queensland, Melissa is strongly committed to supporting higher degree research students and early career researchers. In a former life, she was a corporate lawyer of little renown.