Melissa Buultjens

Honorary Research Fellow
Melissa Buultjens

Melissa Buultjens is a midwife who shares her time between working clinically, and as a lecturer in the School of Public Health at La Trobe University. Melissa’s recently completed her PhD which involved evaluating the efficacy of a multi-facet group programme for primiparous women making the transition to parenthood compared with routine primary care. The program combines information on mood/coping with nutritional, physiotherapy and lifestyle advice and aims to reduce the incidence of emotional distress 3 months postpartum and facilitate the transition to motherhood. Professor Milgrom was a co-supervisor for Melissa’s PhD and she continues to contribute to the work of PIRI.