Melissa joined the Faculty of Social Sciences in October 2018, on a one year secondment and is responsible for supporting SPERI with a wide range of administrative, finance and recruitment activities. She also supports other research institutes within the Faculty.

Melissa has worked for the University of Sheffield for eight years in various departments. Her first role was Project Secretary in Sociological Studies for two years working on the ERAGE and FUTRAGE projects with Professor Alan Walker. She then secured the Office Manager/Personal Assistant role to the Head of the International Office for three years. In the remainder of her time at the University she conducted the role of Outreach Administrator and supported activities relating to Widening Participation collaboration in schools for Year 9-11 pupils.