Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet is published in a range of professional and general media publications, including Australian Rural Doctor and Pharmacy News (Reed Business), Australian Nursing Journal, The Worker (published by ACP for the Australian Workers Union), Inside Story (Swinburne University), Griffith Review, the Eastern Ranges GP Association Newsletter, Medical Observer, Australian Prescriber, and the Medical Journal of Australia. She moderates a public health blog called Croakey, which receives support from a consortium of health groups and an independent media company, Crikey. The funders have signed an MOU guaranteeing editorial independence. Melissa has had books published by Pan MacMillan, Allen & Unwin, and ABC Books. She is a founding member of the Foundation for Public Interest Journalism, based at the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University. She has an honorary appointment with the University of Sydney School of Public Health. She is not paid for these roles but the networks and information she obtains through these appointments do have an influence upon her thinking and work. She does occasional paid work for not-for-profit organisations, writing and editing reports. Clients have included the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, the Milbank Memorial Fund in the US, the Sax Institute, the NHMRC, Research Australia, VicHealth, and the Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity at the University of NSW. In 2010, she began helping to produce a newsletter for patients and staff of the Sydney West Cancer Network, based at Westmead Hospital, Sydney. She is a member of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, the Association of Health Care Journalists, and the Australasian Medical Writers Association, and has an ongoing association with the Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma. She receives fees or travel-related expenses to speak at conferences.
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