Melissa is the Research Manager at the Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences (QAEHS), responsible for managing the research operations of the Centre. 

Melissa completed her PhD in cognitive development at UQ’s School of Psychology in 2019 before moving in to research management. Prior to joining QAEHS in April 2021, Melissa worked at UQ’s central Research Office for three years where she assisted researchers in preparing high-quality competitive grant applications across various Australian and international schemes.