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Dr. Melanie Franklyn has a PhD in biomedical engineering and a background in applied mathematics and medical science. She specialises in the biomechanics of impact injury and trauma in both the military and automotive fields, and also conducts sports biomechanics research on stress fractures and Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. Her expertise covers injury coding, bone biomechanics, finite element analysis, vehicle occupant protection, vehicle crashworthiness, brain injury, medical imaging, biomaterials and orthopaedic implants. Melanie is a Certified Abbreviated Injury Scale Specialist (CAISS), an international qualification recognising her as an expert in injury coding and classification, and is also qualified as an Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) course instructor, periodically teaching courses in injury coding, predominately at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Melanie is currently employed by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) as an Injury Biomechanist, and is also an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, where she is also a guest lecturer in forensic biomechanics and biomaterials. Prior to DSTO, Melanie was employed at the Monash University Accident Research Centre for nine years, where her research predominately focused on injuries to occupants in motor vehicle crashes, but also on injury coding using hospital trauma databases and sports injuries. Melanie is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM) and a member of the AAAM International Injury Scaling Committee. She reviews for a number of scientific journals and her research has been featured on the science TV programme Catalyst.