Melissa Willoughby is a PhD student supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). Her research interests center around the intersection of health and criminology. Her current research examines violence-related deaths among adults and young people exposed to the criminal justice system. She is supervised by Professor Stuart Kinner, Dr Rohan Borschmann and Associate Professor Matt Spittal. Melissa has a BA (Hons) in Justice and Criminology from RMIT.