Geoffrey BOULTON

Regius Professor of Geology, University of Edinburgh, The Royal Society, United Kingdom

Professor Geoffrey Boulton OBE FRS FRSE is Regius Professor of Geology and Vice Principal Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh. He is a member of the Council of the Royal Society, chairs its Science Policy Centre and was principal author of the recent Royal Society Report on Open Science. He is chair of the Academic Advisory Council of the University of Heidelberg and a member of the Strategic Council of the University of Geneva. He is a member of the UK Government’s Transparency Board and is President of the Scottish Association for Marine Science.  Until recently he was a member of the UK Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, the UK’s top-level science policy body, and has been a member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, the Natural Environment Research Council for which he chaired its Earth Science and Polar Science Boards, Chair of the Research Committee of the League of European Research Universities and member of the Scottish Universities Funding Council. His research is in the fields of environmental geology and glaciology. He currently leads a major project on the Antarctic Ice Sheet. He has many national and international awards for his scientific work, and honorary degrees from British and European universities.