Geoffrey Stuart Boulton - Curriculum Vitae#

Current position: Regius Professor of Geology Emeritus, University of Edinburgh
  • B.Sc. in Geology with 1st class honours, (Birmingham)
  • Ph.D. Geology, (Birmingham)
  • D.Sc. Geology, (Birmingham)

Roles external to the University

a) Prior to 2010

  • Royal Society:
    • Council:
    • Chair of the Earth Science and Astronomy Committee
    • Member of the Research Grant Board
    • Chair of Hooke Committee for Royal Society Exhibitions
  • Member of UK Natural Environment Research Council.
    • Chair of the Earth Science and Technology Board
    • Chair of the Polar Science Board
  • Member of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
  • UK Representative to the International Union of Quaternary Science
  • Member of the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council
    • Chair of the Research Advisory Committee
    • Chair of Report on Scottish Universities and Innovation
    • Chair of Quality Assurance Commission for science
  • Member of the Board of the Icelandic Volcanological Institute.
  • Member of the UK National Review of Earth Science
  • President of the Quaternary Research Association
  • President of the Geological Society of Edinburgh
  • Chair of the Research Policy Committee of the League of European Research Universities
  • Member of the Scottish Government Science Advisory Committee
  • Chinese Academy of Science Committee on the Institute for Tibetan Science
  • Chair of the Senate of the British University in Dubai
  • Chair of review of research at the University of Lund
  • UK Representative to the International Geological Congress
  • General Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

b) Post 2010
  • Royal Society:
    • Council
    • Chair of the Science Policy Centre
  • UK Prime Ministers Council for Science and Technology
  • Chair of comprehensive review of University College Dublin
  • Member of the independent (Russell) Review of “Climategate”
  • President of the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
  • President of the Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA)
  • Member of three review panels for Saudi universities

c) Current roles
  • Chair of the Academic Advisory Council, University of Heidelberg
  • Member of the Strategic Council, University of Geneva
  • Member of the Advisory Council of the African Open Science Platform
  • Member of the Governing Board of the International Science Council
    • A principal author of action plans (2019-2021, 2022-2024)
    • Vice-chair of Science Policy Committee
    • ISC representative on UNEP/UNDP & UNESCO programmes
  • Member of the Review Panel for the Research Council of Norway

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