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 and chairs its Science Policy Centre. 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 and the Natural Environment Research Council. His research for which he has received many national and international awards is in the fields of environmental geology and glaciology. He currently leads a major project on the Antarctic Ice Sheet.