Melanie is an Associate at Ryder Architecture and BIM Academy, specialising in digital strategies and information management. She manages several projects across multiple sectors within the US, Canada and the UK, working closely with clients to develop bespoke digital strategies for project and asset management. Her current projects include working with a large health authority in Canada and several NHS Trusts in the UK as part of the New Hospitals Programme.
Melanie’s specialisms include change management, standardisation and digital collaboration, and she acts as Regional Lead for Newcastle-upon-Tyne for Women in BIM. Melanie holds a PhD from Edinburgh Napier University, which looked into the micro-level factors to an effective macro-level diffusion of BIM, including the gap between perceived and actual efficacy of BIM understanding and skills. She is also an award-winning graduate of ENU's Architectural Technology programme, having obtained a first-class Honours degree in 2015.