Melissa Sweet


Melissa Sweet is a freelance health journalist based in Australia. Her work has appeared in a wide range of professional and general publications and she has worked at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Bulletin magazine and Australian Associated Press.

Her book, Inside Madness, which tells the story of murdered psychiatrist Margaret Tobin and the history of Australia’s mental health system, was published this year by Pan Macmillan. Earlier this year, the University of Sydney awarded her an honorary position as Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Health.