Melanie Morris is Assistant Professor in Cancer Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. After an Experimental Psychology degree at Oxford University, Melanie trained at the Institute of Education and worked for several years in schools. In 2003 she undertook an MSc and then a PhD in Epidemiology at LSHTM. She then worked at UCL, returning to LSHTM in the Cancer Survival Group in 2012. Projects have included investigating the impact of screening on breast cancer survival differentials between ethnic and socio-economic groups, and investigating geographic variation in cancer outcomes in the UK and variations in treatment that may explain differences in cancer survival between England and the Nordic countries. She now works in the Health Services Research and Policy Department. She has studied the factors in different high-income health systems that may impact differences in cancer survival and is now the lead epidemiologist for the National Prostate Cancer Audit. She organises and teaches on various modules at the School, both in-house and on the Distance Learning (DL) programme. She has written a Cancer Epidemiology session for the DL module Global Non-Communicable Diseases.