Melissa is a clinical psychologist with full AHPRA registration and clinical endorsement. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and a fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists.
Melissa is the director and principal clinical psychologist of a private practice group in Brisbane, and holds the position of DBT coordinator at The Floresco Centre in Ipswich. She is also a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland, where her research is investigating the mechanisms of change in DBT for people with BPD.
Melissa has a special interest working with people with BPD and PTSD, and the majority of her clinical work is in this field. She is also passionate about reducing the stigma associated with BPD and improving access to services. She coordinates the Ipswich-West Moreton BPD MHPN, and heads a number of working groups related to improving services for people with BPD in the Ipswich region.