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Dr Melissa Moore Lecturer (Rehabilitation Counselling), Public Health

In 2011 Melissa completed her PhD at Victoria University. Her mixed-methods research involved investigating physical activity and depression in overweight women with type 2 diabetes. Also in 2011, Melissa received an Australian Commonwealth Government scholarship to complete a Graduate Certificate in Commercialisation for Research Students, furthering her knowledge in maximising the commercial impact of research outcomes. Melissa's academic positions have included working as a sessional Tutor and Lecturer in the subject Exercise Psychology at Victoria University (2007-2009), and as a Research Officer (2011) with the Institute of Sport, Exercise, and Active Living (ISEAL), Victoria University. From April 2013 to Feb 2016 Melissa was employed as a Research Officer at John Richards Initiative (JRI), La Trobe University. This role involved her undertaking research dedicated to improving the wellbeing and sustainability of older aged populations in rural communities. Her particular research interests include improving health and wellbeing, and reducing the burden of disease through the promotion of lifestyle behaviours (physical activity). She is also interested in research around improving performance through psychological skills. Since Feb 2016 Melissa has joined the School of Psychology and Public Health where she is currently employed as a Lecturer (Rehabilitation Counselling). During this time (2016 -2017) she has completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (La Trobe University) to enhance her academic skills and competency.

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