Chair of History, Flinders University
Melanie Oppenheimer is Professor of History and hold the Chair of History at Flinders University. She has been researching aspects of volunteering from an historical and contemporary perspective for almost 30 years. Her books include Volunteering. Why we can’t live without it (2008); the centenary history of Australian Red Cross, The Power of Humanity (2014); and the edited book (with Jeni Warburton) Volunteering in Australia (2014). Appointments include the Federal government’s Volunteer Policy Advisory Group (2009-10); Volunteering Australia’s Volunteer Research Agenda Advisory Group; and she chaired Working Group Four, Volunteering Strategy for South Australia (2014-2020). In 2014, Melanie was appointed an Australian Red Cross Ambassador.