Professor Julian Dowdeswell is Professor and Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute in the University of Cambridge.
Julian graduated from the University of Cambridge with first class honours and studied for a Masters Degree in the University of Colorado before returning to Cambridge for his doctorate. Julian has research interests in glaciology and glacial geology, working on the form and flow of glaciers and ice caps and their response to climate change, and the links between former ice sheets and the marine geological record, using a variety of satellite, airborne and shipborne geophysical instruments.
He has worked in many areas of the Arctic and Antarctic in a series of field research projects over the past 30 years. Julian has been awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen for 'outstanding contributions to glacier geophysics' and has also received the Founder's Gold Medal from the Royal Geographical Society. In 2011 he was awarded the Louis Agassiz Medal by the European Geosciences Union for 'outstanding contributions to the study of polar ice masses and to the understanding of the processes and patterns of sedimentation in glacier-influenced marine environments.' He is a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge.
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