Melanie recently graduated in a Bachelor of Health promotion with an extended major in Public Health. During her studies she worked collaboratively to develop multifaceted health promotion projects that were comprehensive and coordinated for achieving equitable health outcomes for vulnerable communities. Melanie’s main interest areas are in addressing the determinants of health and health equity. Her research focuses on recognising and integrating a ‘Health in All’ Policies approach in local policy processes as an integral part of planning and creating healthier communities, workplaces and environments. Melanie fulfills another passion for mental health promotion while engaging within a role as program coordinator to develop and evaluate evidence-based mental health and suicide prevention initiatives through a proactive cross-sectoral approach with Wesley Mission Queensland.