Researcher biography

Mel's research expertise lies broadly in using social and health psychology theories to understand altruistic donation behaviours such as organ/tissue donation, volunteering and charitable giving. Mel has worked in research roles for over a decade in academic and non-profit organisations and has undertaken competitive postdoctoral research fellow (Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University) and invited conjoint senior research fellow and research fellow positions (Griffith University, Cancer Council Queensland) all of which had an applied focus to solve social or health problems. She has over 100 peer-reviewed publications including many focused on organ donation and communicating donation wishes as well as volunteering, psycho-oncology, healthy and risky behaviours, and road safety.