Staff profile - Melanie Nichols

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Dr Melanie Nichols

Position: Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Health & Soc. Dev.
Campus: Geelong Waterfront Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 78446 +61 3 522 78446


Biography summary

Dr Melanie Nichols is a Senior Research Fellow at the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University, and the lead researcher on the Heart Foundation / Deakin University Heart Disease Statistics Program (HeartStats). Melanie’s research focuses on the epidemiology of heart disease and other non-communicable diseases, community-based approaches to promoting health and evaluation of large scale interventions and natural experiments.


Research interests

Evaluation of large scale and 'natural' experiments in public health

Epidemiological modelling of non-communicable diseases

Community-based approaches to obesity prevention

Improved use of routine datasets for monitoring population health

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