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Dr Melina Malli

Senior Research Fellow

01865 612817

Melina joined the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in 2022 as a Research Fellow.

She previously worked as a researcher with qualitative expertise in various National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) funded projects that aimed to improve social care practice and services for marginalised groups - in particular individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At the heart of these projects, Melina explored people’s sense of identity and belonging within the community; intergroup contact to form better and more accepting communities and combat isolation has also been central to her work.

Melina obtained her doctorate at the Tizard Centre, University of Kent, under the Supervision of Professor Rachel Forrester Jones and Professor Michelle McCarthy. Her thesis explored Tourette’s syndrome, stigmatisation and interventions to combat marginalisation through education, contact and advocacy.