!!!Melissa Leach
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__Present and Previous Positions__
* April 2014 - present Director, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK
* August 2000 Professorial Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK
* Founder and Leader of Knowledge, Technology and Society (KNOTS) team 2005 - 2010
* May 1990 Fellow, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), UK, Leader of Environment Group
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__Fields of Scholarship__
* Social anthropology
* Geography
* Development studies
* Political ecology
* Global health and epidemics
* Environmental sustainability
* Local knowledge , citizen science and community practices
* Social studies of science, technology and the politics of policy processes
* West Africa (Guinea, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Liberia, Ghana)
* Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research approaches
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__Honours and Awards__
*2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours CBE for Services to Social Science
*2017 Elected Fellow of the British Academy
*2018 International Society for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ISNTD Award for Community Engagement
*2016 ESRC International Impact prize – team award for the Ebola Response Anthropology Platform/Ebola Lessons for Development initiative
*2015 Honorary Doctorate, University of Antwerp
*2012 European Association for the Study of Science and Technology Ziman Prize for public engagement with science, for STEPS Centre ‘New Manifesto’ initiative
*2006 UK Economic and Social Research Council, major £10m award for STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre
*1998 Amaury Talbot Prize of the Royal Anthropological Institute, for best book in African Anthropology, for ‘Misreading the African Landscape’
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