Dr Melody Sandells
Mel studied undergraduate Physics at Imperial College, London and was awarded her PhD on ‘The effect of vegetation on the seasonal snow cover’ from the University of Reading in 2002. She undertook postdoctoral research at the Centre for Polar Observation at University College London, became a consultant in Operational Research before returning to academia from 2005 to 2015 at Reading University. She is currently a Vice President of the International Commission on Snow and Ice Hydrology. She is passionate about the communication of science to audiences of all ages, having been a STEM Ambassador since 2010 and loves combining pubs and science as a Café Scientifique speaker.