Mel joined CRAE as a doctoral student under the supervision of Anna Remington and Zachary Walker.
She recently completed her PhD focusing on the diagnostic disclosure experiences of autistic adults in workplace settings.
Before coming to London, Mel worked for several years at the New York (NY) Center for Autism Charter School, where she taught autistic adolescents and young adults. Through her work as a teacher and job coach, she developed an interest in transition planning, adult support services, and employment for autistic individuals.
She is currently a Lecturer (Teaching) in Psychology at the IOE, serving as Anna Remington’s maternity cover for the 2021-2022 academic year.