The Dunedin Study - DMHDRU

Dr Melissa Purnell

Dr Melissa Purnell

Research Interviewer

BSc, MSc, PGCertHealSc, PhD

Melissa has worked as a researcher, teaching fellow, interviewer and private consultant in the areas of public health, epidemiology, occupational health, and neurobiology.  

In 2006 she graduated with a PhD from Otago University, and is thrilled to join the Dunedin Study at Phase 45 as an interviewer in the Mental Health team.

Melissa is a keen amateur photographer and can often be seen with camera in hand chasing the aurora australis, or photographing unsuspecting New Zealand wildlife.