Melissa Dooley qualified as a Clinical Measurement Scientist in 2008 obtaining a first class honors Degree. She commenced employment as a Gastrointestinal Physiologist in St James’s Hospital, Dublin and began a two-year specialized Physiology course through De Montfort University, Leicester. In 2016 Melissa graduated with a Master of Philosophy from the Dublin Institute of Technology for her research on Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth in Post Esophagectomy and Gastrectomy Patients. Melissa is a fully accredited Physiologist and is a member of both the Irish Institute of Clinical Measurement Scientists and the British Society of Gastroenterology. Protocols established during her research have been implemented in St. James’s Hospital to improve patient services and better practices. Melissa was awarded the RES MED/PEI award in 2008 by the Dublin Institute of Technology for her outstanding academic achievements.