The Centre welcomes Dr Melissa Opozda. Melissa is a Post-doctoral Researcher who joins the men’s health clinical and population health research team on L7 SAHMRI. Melissa is undertaking a program of research with the Centre of Research Excellence in Prostate Cancer Survivorship (CRE-PCS).
Melissa is a health psychologist in part-time clinical practice and recently completed her PhD candidature in Psychology and Medicine at The University of Adelaide.
Melissa has experience in quantitative and qualitative health research, individual and group health psychology interventions, and student and health professional training and education. Her research and clinical interests lie largely in health psychology and include eating behaviours and disorders, obesity and overweight, bariatric surgery, adjustment to chronic and acute conditions, addictions, health behaviour change, blood, organ, and tissue donation, carer stress, and grief and loss.