Chair of History, Flinders University
Australian Red Cross Ambassador
Melanie Oppenheimer was appointed as the centenary historian of Australian Red Cross in 2009 to write The Power of Humanity: 100 Years of Australian Red Cross (Harper Collins, 2014).
Melanie Oppenheimer spoke at the launch of her Centenary book at Government House, Canberra.
Melanie currently holds the Chair of History at Flinders University in South Australia, and has previously held appointments at the University of Western Sydney and the University of New England. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Australian history, volunteering, women and war, and is the authority on the 100-year history of Red Cross in Australia.
Melanie Oppenheimer is an authority on the history of Australian women as volunteers.