Melissa joined the Department of Clinical Sciences in November 2019 as a Research Assistant in Evidence Synthesis. She will be working within the Cochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG) as part of the Research, Evidence and Development Initiative (READ-It).
Melissa completed her BSc in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. During this time, she became interested in infectious diseases and their application to global health, and specialised in this area in her final undergraduate year. She then undertook an MSc in International Public Health at LSTM. For her MSc dissertation she conducted a qualitative evidence synthesis of the community views of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis. She is continuing this research with the CIDG, as well as contributing to additional research outputs of the group.