Melanie was awarded an MSc in cardiovascular rehabilitation in 2009 by the University of Chester. She has worked as a clinical specialist physiotherapist in cardiac rehabilitation for many years. At present she runs early Cardiac rehabilitation programmes at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust as well as leading the service for exercise in people with heart failure. She is also lead clinician for the pulmonary and cancer rehabilitation service.
Melanie is a tutor on the BACPR instructor training course and Heart failure course. She is part of the ACPICR leaflet working group.