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Melanie is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Youth Mental Health in the School of Psychology, and a practising Health Psychologist. She currently co-supervises Honours and higher degree students.
Adolescent mental health
Chronic Pain & Chronic Illness
Member, Australian Psychological Society
Member, APS College of Health Psychologists
Registered Member, Psychology Board of Australia
Member, International Association for the Study of Pain
Melanie has previously worked in sessional teaching roles at Deakin University, and completed her doctoral thesis at Deakin in 2008. Clinically she works primarily in a rehabilitation setting with motor vehicle accident and workplace injured clients. She has also done training in youth mental health treatments and clinical work with adolescents and families as part of her role on the Deakin Family Options research team, between 2009 and 2012. Melanie’s recent research has focused on developing and researching new treatment models for child and adolescent mental health problems, and evaluating adult chronic pain management treatment programs.
Danaher , Lewis, Toumbourou, Ricciardelli, Knight, & Bertino (December, 2010). Prevention and Early Intervention Work with Australian Families. Winter School on Evidence-based Parenting and Family Skills Programs, Bangkok, Thailand.
Bertino, Lewis, Toumbourou, Ricciardelli & Knight (July, 2010). Family therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth with depression, anxiety and substance disorders. 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology Symposium, Melbourne Convention Centre, Australia.
Connell, Lewis, & Bertino. (2011) Parental personality disorder and child psychopathology. XIIth International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders Congress, Melbourne, Australia.