Melissa is a senior marketing and communications specialist with nearly two decades of experience, working in the commercial, third and public sectors. Starting her career at The Prince’s Trust, she has since worked in the construction industry, at an Australian magazine and the Environment Agency. She was a senior Corporate Communications manager at Avon & Somerset Constabulary, advising chief officers on strategic media handling and major incident management. She joined the NHS in 2009 and has delivered a number of high-profile mass media social marketing, public health and advocacy campaigns.
As Programme Lead for SCW’s Public Health Action team, she works with Local Authorities, Cancer Alliances and STPs, focussing on prevention and behaviour change. She has extensive experience of working with local and national NHS teams , local government, police and Public Health England.