Mel has been based on Norfolk Island for three years and manages the National Park’s natural resource programme. With 59 EPBC-listed species, and a range
of threats including rodents, cats, weeds and feral birds, this is both a challenging and rewarding role. Mel also co-ordinates with research partners
including universities and government organisations, to encourage the development and implementation of relevant projects within the park. Before returning
to Norfolk Island, Mel was based at Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory for 10 years. Although this was an amazing experience,
Mel is both proud, and excited, to have returned back to her island home and into a role that she loves.