Ms Helen Schmid (MPH) is the Project Manager for the NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Melanoma. She has a background in general nursing, midwifery and public health research. Since 1996 she has worked as the Project and Business Manager with the melanoma genetic epidemiology research group at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR), in particular, coordinating the high-risk melanoma family study and the Australian Melanoma Family Study in collaboration with the melanoma genetics (GenoMEL) consortium. She previously worked in Boston and New York managing HIV and AIDS clinical trials.