Elliot Meador PhD

Research Fellow


Elliot Meador is a computational social scientist and data scientist working as a research fellow within the Rural Policy Centre at SRUC in Edinburgh, UK. His work focuses on mapping rural resilience in Scotland and understanding how policy impacts community resilience. Elliot’s research also looks at how information on sustainable agriculture practices is shared between farmers and how this influences behaviour change related to sustainable development. Elliot’s research spans North America, Europe and Africa.


  • Sustainable Development
  • Computational Social Science
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Spatial analysis


  • PhD in Rural Sociology, 2016

    University of Missouri

  • PhD in Minor Applied Statistics, 2016

    University of Missouri

  • MSC Community Development, 2010

    Delta State University

  • BSE Social Science, 2008

    Delta State University