Dr Hannah Rudman is Co-Director of the Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre at SRUC. Hannah’s research focuses on digital and data innovations that build ecosystem markets to meet net-zero targets and reverse biodiversity decline. Hannah is convenor of Trustable Credit, an adhocracy co-developing open standardised processes for digital devices and their data measuring carbon, biodiversity and nature improvements. She is co-leader of the Scottish Conservation Finance Pioneers Group, and sits on the Advisory Team of UK AgriTech Centre Agrimetrics.
Hannah is on the independent advisory board of the £10m DECaDE Centre for the Decentralised Economy, and is an expert evaluator for the European Commission’s Research Executive Agency. Hannah was formerly member of the Scottish Government’s 2020 Climate Group and a technical expert on the Digital Identity Scotland programme. She co-authored “Distributed Ledger Technologies in Public Services”, a report commissioned for The Scottish Government in 2018.
Hannah was elected as Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2016, as Honorary Fellow at Durham University in 2015, and as Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce in 2007. She has a PhD in Information Systems and is also an experienced non-executive director. Hannah currently serves as Board Trustee and Director for the National Galleries of Scotland.