Melissa graduated from Curtin University in 2002 and has an extensive clinical background in paediatrics in a range of settings including early intervention, private practice, schools and home visiting. Melissa has developed her clinical expertise working in Brisbane Newcastle and Perth, as well as in the United Kingdom.

Melissa’s clinical areas of special interest are children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and how a child’s ability to process sensory information impacts on their participation of daily occupations. She has also been a teaching academic at Curtin University. She has a busy family life and loves being near the beach or river.