Melis is a Visiting Senior Researcher at the Ada Lovelace Institute. Her research aims to understand short- and long-term impact of Covid-19 technologies on society, inequalities, and healthcare systems.
Melis has a PhD in Digital Media and Migration from Utrecht University where she investigated the ways in which migrant women living in London use digital media technologies as they relate to identity and citizenship. She then went on to work at Social Mobility Commission focusing on how digital inclusion can positively impact social mobility in the UK. She is passionate about promoting participation in data-driven and digital public policies by disadvantaged social groups.