Meritxell Martell is the founder and director of Merience, a consultancy company focused on environmental risk governance, including analysis and development of communication and stakeholder engagement strategies and methodologies in the field of complex socio-technical processes.
Dr. Martell is a graduate of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB, Barcelona, Spain) and she received her PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of East Anglia (UEA, Norwich, United Kingdom) in 2001. She has over 15 years of experience as an international consultant on communication and stakeholder engagement in complex environmental decision-making processes. She also lectures at UPC and UPF in environmental communication graduate courses. In addition, Meritxell has successfully participated and coordinated several European projects and is an expert consultant to different international organisations, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission or the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.
Dr. Martell is involved in several European initiatives that aim to integrate social sciences and humanities into education and research. Among such projects is TEACHENER, which aims to integrate social sciences and humanities into teaching about energy engineering at universities in Europe.