Melissa is the Policy & Public Affairs Manager with the Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration. She was a Reporter and Senior Practitioner Reporter before taking over the Policy work and during 2020 she worked as a Locality Reporter Manager supporting front line operations during the pandemic.

Melissa initially worked as a Research Officer for SCRA and did some further research with the SCRA Research team in 2015, looking specifically at Adoption and Permanence. Before SCRA Melissa worked as a Teacher in Secondary Schools and a Sixth Form College.