Melanie moved to Edinburgh in 2011 to start her undergraduate degree in Architectural Technology at Edinburgh Napier University. She graduated with First Class Honours in the summer of 2015 with a civil engineering placement, a proactive role in supporting women in STEM as an InterConnect/Equate Champion, and a scholarship also under her belt. After undertaking a short role as an architectural assistant at Atkins that summer, Melanie started her PhD in October 2015 as one of the Peter KK Lee studentships. The research explores the use of a macro-diffusion analysis of Building Information Modelling implementation within the UK and its role in bridging the energy performance gap of buildings. Melanie is also a member of School-level and University-level committees, and has experience sitting on Scotland's BIM4Academia group.