Clinical interests in breast, lung, head and neck, and neurological cancers.
Melanie obtained her medical degree from the University of Western Australia. After graduating, she spent her early medical career at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital before specialising as a radiation oncologist. Upon completing her specialist training, she worked as a fellow at GenesisCare and followed this with a research fellowship at the University of Western Australia before rejoining GenesisCare as a consultant.
Melanie was the recipient of the Hubert Stuerzl Neuro-Oncology award in 2010. This enabled her to undertake a preceptorship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. In 2013, she was awarded a Western Australia Cancer and Palliative Care Network cancer fellowship. With this grant Melanie carried out research at the University of Western Australia exploring the treatment of brain tumours. She also studied patterns of care in neuro-oncology in Western Australia, and she continues to be involved with clinical research. She has published numerous research publications.
Melanie is the head of department at GenesisCare, Wembley and she is committed to the continued improvement of patient care through research and the delivery of quality treatment. She is the chair of the GenesisCare national head and neck Cancer Reference Group and is the co-chair of the head and neck multidisciplinary team at Fiona Stanley Hospital.
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When not at work, Melanie enjoys running, walks and spending time with family and friends.
- Melanie’s interests include general radiation oncology, neuro-oncology, head and neck malignancy and breast cancer. She has published numerous papers and presented research at conferences.
- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
- Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)
- Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO)
- Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO)
- Australia and New Zealand Head and Neck Cancer Society (ANZHNCS)