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Melissa Blackburn

South West Creative Technology Network and Watershed

Mel is a producer on the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), which supports creative technologists across the South West.


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Melissa Blackburn

Mel is a producer on the South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), which supports creative technologists across the South West. SWCTN run funded research and prototype programmes as well as supporting thinkers and makers to do what they love. She's current running the data strand of the programme www.swctn.org.uk/data 

Her background is in filmmaking and human rights - she spent 10 years working as a documentary filmmaker specialising in oral history, worked in film development, and was CEO of a modern slavery charity for three years. She’s interested in how people working in the creative economy can develop themselves and their teams, drive meaningful social change, and challenge us to do better and work differently. She loves connecting people.