Mel qualified as an Adult Nurse in 2000 following completion of the BSc (Hons) pre-registration adult nursing degree, and gained her Teaching, Assessing and Supervision in Clinical Practice qualification in 2002. Mel achieved her Diploma in professional studies in Acute Care in 2004, and more recently completed the MSc in Advanced Healthcare Practice in 2019.
Mel joined the University of Suffolk in January 2021 as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing having come from clinical practice having twenty years of cardiology experience in both primary and secondary health care settings. Mel has worked within the coronary care unit, cardiology ward, cardiac catheter suite, cardiology research as well as project management. From 2009 Mel worked as a Cardiology Nurse Specialist within Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Failure. As part of these roles, Mel completed several post- graduate courses, including qualifying as an independent non-medical prescriber in 2013.