Casual Academic - Tutor, Faculty of Health
Dip of Applied Science (Nursing) (UTS), B.N (U Syd), Graduate Cert in Paediatric Studies, Master of Nursing (UTS)
Member, Australian College of Nursing
Melanie started her nursing career as one of the inaugural nursing students at UTS graduating in 1988. She has since worked in a variety of settings, both hospital and community, in Australia, the UK and the USA, encompassing most areas of paediatrics - child and family mental health, adolescent psychiatry, general paediatrics, PICU, NICU and emergency.
She has also worked in emergency and mental health settings with adults, but definitely prefers paeds. She broadens her clinical experience by working as a medvol with CANTEEN.
Melanie left clinical nursing in 2008 to pursue a career in facilitation, education and research. She joined the Faculty as a casual academic in 2009. She has a strong interest in the use of storytelling for achieving change and transformation and enjoys working with undergrad nursing students.
Family and Children's
Nursing Inquiry in Nursing Practice
Workshops for Practice Readiness Understanding the Person: Life transitions
The use/misuse/abuse of OTC drugs in Australian teenagers
Exploring nurses experience of working with voice hearing clients