Melissa works with corporate organisations, industry, schools, and sports clubs to develop programs, produce reports and critical reviews, evaluate outcomes and implement change based on the latest scientific research.

She was involved with the production of more than a dozen reports of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, has helped VicHealth to explore community wellbeing and resilience indicators, and is a keynote and invited presenter at national and international academic conferences.


Melissa's research has appeared on various news and radio programs, and has been cited by outlets including ABC and CNN.