David Drewry is a world leading expert on the environment and study of the polar region, his experience includes Director of both the British Antarctic Survey and the Scott Polar Research Institute at Cambridge University.
Holding a Doctorate in Geophysics from Cambridge University, Professor Drewry’s key research interests lie in the environmental sciences and global climate change, where he has published three books and more than 100 research papers (including in Nature and Science). Amongst his vast experience in academia, he has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hull between 1999 and 2009, and was previously Director of Science and Technology at the UK Natural Environment Research Council.
David has served on the UN’s Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, is Honorary Fellow at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, Trustee Emeritus at the Natural History Museum, London and recently completed eight years as Vice-President of the European University Association.
He holds Honorary Degrees from several British universities; was awarded the Polar Medal, United States Antarctic Service Medal, Prix de la Belgica Gold Medal of the Belgian Academy of Sciences and Patron’s Gold Medal of the RGS. He also has a mountain and a glacier named after him in Antarctica.