The Centre Management Group is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Melissa Opozda to the position of Freemasons Men’s Health Post-doctoral Research Fellow. This is the 13th Fellowship funded by the Freemasons Foundation.
Melissa is a also a health psychologist working in private practice and has been a post-doctoral researcher in the FFCMH since 2017.
Melissa has experience in quantitative and qualitative health psychology research, individual and group health psychology interventions, and student and health professional training and education. Her research and clinical interests lie mostly within health psychology, focusing on men’s health, adjustment to chronic and acute conditions, eating and other health-related behaviours, obesity and overweight, bariatric surgery, psycho-oncology, and addiction. Melissa has also worked in research in general practice and nursing research settings.
As a clinician and researcher, Melissa aims to apply her expertise in men’s health, health behaviour change, and primary health care to build on and translate the knowledge generated within FFCMH into the delivery of effective health services that meet the needs and preferences of men. This program will complement and broaden FFCMH’s existing work in men’s health.