Melody is an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow on the Paediatrics training programme (year 3) in South Yorkshire, having completed the Academic Foundation Programme in Medical Education in North Yorkshire and East Coast Foundation School. She has held several roles within the British Medical Association as a medical student and as a junior doctor, including having chaired two subcommittees. Her roles in this capacity have involved working on education and training, medico-political issues, and matters of scientific interest. Melody has also been a national committee member for the Junior Association for the Study of Medical Education, and has held a variety of other representative roles. Melody sits on the Board of Directors of Integritas Healthcare CIC, the clinical arm of a not-for-profit organisation that uses its income to deliver humanitarian secure environment healthcare in resource-poor countries.
Regularly writing columns for The Yorkshire Post on issues surrounding healthcare politics, Melody reflects on the day-to-day life and experiences of working as a doctor. She has engaged with national, regional and local media, in addition to producing blogs, mainly around medical issues. Academically, Melody is a Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, has an MBBS, an intercalated BSc (Hons) in Medical Science, a PGCert in Health Professionals Education, and several publications, presentations and prizes. She has taught at all three medical schools in Yorkshire and is currently an honorary staff member for the University of Sheffield oncology and metabolism department.