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Associate Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney

Melody Ding is a public health epidemiologist and behavioural scientist at the intersection of environments, lifestyle behaviours and chronic disease prevention. Her research involves interacting relationships among multiple lifestyle behaviours and she has a particular interest is physical activity. She currently holds a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship.


  • 2019–present
    Associate Professor , University of Sydney
  • 2015–2018
    Senior research fellow, University of Sydney
  • 2012–2014
    Research Fellow, University of Sydney


  • 2012 
    University of California San Diego/San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health , PhD


2019 Eureka Prize for Emerging Leader in Science; 2018 NSW Young Tall Poppy of the Year