Melanie Epstein is our new Research and Projects Manager. Find out more about Melanie, including her role as Research and Projects Manager, what she's looking forward to the most about working at Cancer Council WA and more!
Tell us a bit about yourself? Where did you work before Cancer Council WA and do you have any favorite hobbies?
I worked previously as a Program Manager at the Telethon Kids Institute with the Health Promotion and Education Research Team. My hobbies include cooking, reading and listening to podcasts.
What is your background?
I trained as a Speech Pathologist and have worked in health promotion research for the past 18 years. I managed multiple research projects designed to understand language impairment in children; improve road safety; reduce bullying in schools; increase safer and positive online behaviour of children and young people; enhance social and emotional skills for primary school aged students who are deaf or hard of hearing; and the wellbeing impact of COVID-19 for students, parents and teachers as part of the DETECT Schools project.
What does your new role at Cancer Council WA entail?
My new role involves coordinating Cancer Council WA's Aboriginal cancer education projects and research funding program.
What are you looking forward to most about your new role?
Working with people who are passionate about their work to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer in WA.