After Melanie finished her studies in Ulm/Germany in 2004, she was part-time employed by the Centre of Military and Veteran’s Health (CMVH), to assist with the research into veteran quality of life, and by the UQ Social Research Centre to analyse longitudinal survey data.

From 2005-2009 Melanie worked for the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) as a Research Statistician. Her main tasks included data preparation, data management, statistical analysis, preparation of scientific papers, contribution to technical reports and reports prepared for the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

Since May 2009 Melanie has been employed by the Institute of Social Science Research (ISSR) as a data archivist. In this position she is responsible for archiving social science data for the Australian Social Science Data Archive (ASSDA), which includes thorough data checking and preparation. Furthermore, she conducts research into archiving (longitudinal) data and DDI.3, and she is ASSDA’s contact person for clients in Queensland.

Melanie has strong skills in data management and statistical analysis with survey data.

Staff Details

+61 7 3346 7472

Research Fellow in Longitudinal and Life Course Methods


Masters equivalent degree in Medical Documentation and Information Technology, University of Applied Science, Ulm, Germany