Hannah Rudman

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Dr Hannah Rudman is Senior Challenge Research Fellow & Data Policy Lead. Hannah’s digital and data innovation applied research and development work is grounded in interdisciplinary Participatory Action Research, which is practice-led rather than practice-based, and typically helps to create actionable knowledge with participants. It is about working out how digital tools and data can best assist in assuring, strengthening and proving Scotland's natural economy's - and its agriculture and land-based sectors' - impact on grand challenges. It is also investigating the question: can digital technologies and digital data build human trust in the reporting of food quality and security, supply chain, natural economy and climate truths? As data policy lead, she champions the development of data observatories and digital twins from microbe to macro! She convenes Trustable Credit, the project co-creating open standards for digital devices and their data measuring carbon sequestration, biodiversity and nature improvements.

Hannah has interests in Digital Ethics, and is a member of The Scottish Government’s Digital Identity Scotland Technical Expert Group, and was a former member of the Scottish Government’s 2020 Climate Group. She co-authored Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) in Public Services commissioned and published by The Scottish Government in 2018, and is an Expert Evaluator for the European Commission’s European Innovation Council. She sits on the Executive Management Team of UK Agritech Centre, Agrimetrics, and co-leads the Scottish Conservation Finance Pioneers Group. She was Special Advisor to the Cultural Enterprise Office and Scottish Arts Council/Creative Scotland. She is also an experienced non-executive director, and serves as Board Trustee for the National Galleries of Scotland and as Director of the NGS Trading Company. She has a PhD in Information Systems (Computer Science), and is a highly experienced Digital Transformation expert and entrepreneur, and creative practitioner. 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Edinburgh Napier University

Award Date: 30 Mar 2015

Master, Royal Holloway University of London

Award Date: 11 Sep 1998

PGCert , Royal Holloway University of London

Award Date: 3 Jul 1998

Bachelor, Royal Holloway University of London

Award Date: 4 Jul 1997

External positions

Director, Scottish Forum on Natural Capital

Dec 2020 → …

Advisor, Agrimetrics

Nov 2020 → …

Director, National Galleries of Scotland

Oct 2018 → …

Senior management, Wallet.Services

Jan 2018Jul 2020

Expert, The Scottish Government

2018 → …

Senior management, Leidos Inc

20162017

Expert, European Commission

5 Jan 2015 → …

Honorary Fellow, University of Durham

20152019

Expert, The Scottish Government's 2020 Climate Group

20102015

Director, Envirodigital Ltd

20092015

Expert, The Scottish Arts Council

20032008

Director, Rudman Consulting Ltd

20022015

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    Rudman, H. & Mayfield, P.

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    Project: Research