Melanie has a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Sunderland. She completed her pre-registration year at Dudley Road Hospital in Birmingham then went on to complete a PhD at the University of Bradford. After this she went to take up a role as research assistant at the University of Queensland for 6 months but stayed for 14 years! She has experience of Hospital and Community pharmacy in the UK and Australia along with some industrial experience and academia. She currently works one day per week for UCLan teaching Pharmacology to Non-Medical Prescribing students. Melanie also works in primary care as a practice pharmacist where she has a patient-facing and medicines management role.