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Martin Parry

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Role in CIRCLE-2: Advisory Board Member

Institution: Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Short-biography

Professor Martin Parry is Visiting Professor at The Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, and also Visiting Research Fellow at The Grantham Institute at the same University. Until September 2008 he was Co-Chair of Working Group II (Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability), of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) based at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, U.K. Meteorological Office. Previously he was Director of the Jackson Environment Institute (JEI), and Professor of Environmental Science at the University of East Anglia (1999-2002); Director of the JEI and Professor of Environmental Management at University College London (1994-99), foundation Director of the Environmental Change Institute and Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford (1991-94), and Professor of Geography at the University of Birmingham (1989-91).

He has published about 180 scientific papers, mainly in the field of climate change and agriculture, including 6 books. From 1993-2004 he was editor of the journal Global Environmental Change.

He is a recipient of the Peek Award (1991) from the Royal Geographical Society (UK), and the Gerbier-Mumm International Award (1993) from the World Meteorological Organisation, both for contributions to research on climate change and agriculture. He was appointed OBE in 1998 for services to the environment and to climate change.

Degrees

B.A.    (Honours) Geography, 1967, University of Durham

M.Sc.  Geography, 1969, University of the West Indies

Ph.D.   Geography, 1973, University of Edinburgh

Previous Appointments

Department of Geography, University of Birmingham, Lecturer (1973-1985)

Department of Geography, University of Birmingham, Senior Lecturer (1986-1988)

Department of Geography, University of Birmingham, Reader (1988-1989)

1989-1991: Department of Geography, University of Birmingham, Professor

1991-1994: Environmental Change Unit, University of Oxford, IBM Director, Professor of Environmental Management. Professorial Fellow of Linacre College.

1994-1999: Department of Geography, University College London, Professor of Environmental Management and Director, Jackson Environment Institute.

1999-2002: School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Jackson Environment Institute.

2002-2008: Co-Chair, Working Group II, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

2008-present:  Visiting Professor at the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London.

2008-present: Visiting Research Fellow at the Grantham Institute, Imperial College London.