from Macquarie University
Dr Melanie Zeppel works in genomic medicine, data science and microsimulation modelling at GenIMPACT, the National Centre for the Economic Impact of Genomic Medicine at Macquarie University. Her multi-disciplinary research spans modelling the costs and benefits of genomic testing and precision medicine for childhood cancer, vision impairment and other conditions. Projects also include costs of informal care of chronic conditions on workforce productivity, particularly from a gendered viewpoint. Her work also involves researching the translation of genomic testing, whole exome sequencing, and whole genome sequencing, and the impact of genetic diagnosis on diagnostic pathways, and the resultant costs and benefits to individuals and National and International governments. Experience over the previous 15 years included measuring and modelling plant physiology, data science and climate change research, at National and Global scales.
Areas of ExpertiseMedia - Energy, environment and climate change
Media - Gender economics (e.g. gender pay gap)
Media - Health