Patient & public members
Melanie is one of the founders and trustee of a service user led charity, Aurora Project based in south London
Melanie has lived experience of accessing a range of services and has since utilised her lived experience to support and take part in service user involvement since 2010.
Melanie is part of the King’s Service User Research Group (SURG) and has worked with researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IOPPN) on a number of projects since 2013 including the SURE recovery App. With a keen personal interest in research, Melanie joined the piloted PPI role embedded with KIS Team meetings since January 2021, and has taken part in a project level PPI role also with Kings Improvement Science on the rapid review of remote access to services during the Covid-19 pandemic.