After gaining a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Melanie studied a Masters in Statistics at University College London. Her previous experience of working full time for over a year as a biostatistical programmer at a biotechnology company (Amgen), coupled with the inspiration from the Master course encouraged Melanie to continue in statistical research. Melanie completed a PhD in missing data methodology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).
Following her PhD, Melanie moved to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to work as a research fellow in medical statistics within the Centre for Psychiatry. She left QMUL to work as a senior statistician within the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), however returned to QMUL in 2017 as a lecturer in medical statistics within the Pragmatic Clinical Trials Unit. Melanie then joined LSHTM in 2020 as an Assistant Professor to take up the role of Program Director for the MSc in Health Data Science.
In December 2021, Melanie joined QMUL’s Centre for Genomics and Child Health as a Senior Lecturer in Statistics/Epidemiology to continue her research in trials and health.