Mel Woods

Mel Woods is Chair of Creative Intelligence at University of Dundee. Her award-winning research brings together citizen science, social innovation, technology and co-creation for action and change which has addressed a number of critical environmental challenges for society. Recently projects include H2020 Making Sense and the GROW Observatory which scaled a movement of citizens, generating, sharing and using information on growing food, soil health and issues relating to the climate crisis. She has extensive experience of managing teams from academia, NGO’s, business, and local gov whilst collaborating with communities across Europe. Woods is currently engaged on H2020 WeObserve and Marie Curie Open Design of Trusted Things with Mozilla Foundation. Recent awards include: Project of the Year Stephen Fry Awards for Excellence in Public Engagement, PIEonner Awards Digital Innovation of the Year – Learning (2020), Honorary mention ST+ARTS prize, ARS Electronica (2018), Top II award ADIM2019, and Land and Soil Management Award (2018-19), European Landowner Association. Woods is lead educator on Futurelearn Citizen Science Projects: How to Make a Difference which is open for enrolment until 13 December 2020.

Supported by Neogeography Group