Melissa began her career as a nurse cadet in 2000 at St James Hospital Leeds,
before training as a nurse at the University of Leeds. She finally qualified in 2008 after a gap year and having two children.
She worked at St James A&E until 2009 before beginning her career in practice nursing at Lincoln Green Medical Centre. Current qualifications include AdvDip Nursing, BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing. She has completed diplomas in COPD, asthma, heart failure, smoking cessation and Spirometry ARTP.
In 2015 she completed the NHS leadership academy frontline programme and also joined the Primary Care Respiratory Leaders Management Team. This team plans and develops a clinical leadership programme for primary care clinicians. September 2016 Melissa started at 12 month contract at Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust as Respiratory Nurse Specialist.
Melissa is passionate about education, leadership and quality improvement.