Lewis Hou is founder and director of Science Ceilidh, an intermediary social enterprise supporting a creative, curious and well Scotland.

He hosts the Culture & Wellbeing Community Network Scotland conversations on social inequalities as part of a long-term action research programme on cultural democracy. He also coordinates The Ideas Fund and Highlands & Islands Climate Change Community Network funding over 35 grassroots communities directly to lead participatory research on mental wellbeing, culture and climate change.

Lewis is a Fellow of the Young Academy of Scotland as well as one of the UK Creative Community Fellows and was recently awarded the Beetlestone Award for leadership and legacy in the science engagement field.