CORES Science & Engineering

Key Personnel

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. 
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Dr Cecile Menard

Cecile obtained her PhD in hydrometeorology from the University of Edinburgh in 2010, where she stayed until 2012 as a postdoctoral researcher. She then moved to Finland where she worked at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, based in Helsinki and Sodankylä. She returned to Edinburgh in 2015 and is currently splitting her time between CORES and the University of Edinburgh. She volunteers with ASCUS Art & Science, a non-profit organisation facilitating science and art events for a wide audience.
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