Aviation Psychologist, Artist and Food Lover. Leonie Ryder holds Doctorates in Aviation Psychology and in Food History and is an experienced artist. After many years working with the Royal Australian Air Force, she pursued her long-term interest in gastronomy and wrote Ginger in Australian Food and Medicine before turning to the history of her family and writing My Name Should Be Melano: The Story of My Parish, Burge, Rider and Melano Ancestors. Now she tells her own story.