Hello and welcome!

I am a pharmacist with a master degree in journalism and currently completing my master of public health. I am undergoing research into the role of pet dogs on pre-schoolers' physical activity.  My other passions include women’s health and mental health, with a particular focus on the role of pharmaceuticals.  I would like to fill a gap in Australia’s healthcare of having specialist pharmacists who are able to communicate effectively with the community on these issues. 

My freelance journalism work spans many diverse fields and topics. I also enjoy writing personal essays and would love to branch into fiction one day.

Please have a read of my published works.

I can be contacted on melissa.coci@gmail.com for any comments, enquiries or hellos!