Navigation Links
Honorary Fellowship awarded to government Chief Scientific Advisor

Queen Mary, University of London celebrates distinguished government scientist Professor Robert (Bob) Watson who becomes an Honorary Fellow of the College this week.

Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and notable Queen Mary alumnus, Professor Watson is recognised for his contributions to scientific research into atmospheric science issues including ozone depletion and global warming.

Professor Peter Heathcote, Head of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, praised Watson, saying, "The scientific community recognises the sustained and significant contributions made by Bob Watson to research into atmospheric science. The wider community is also indebted to Bob Watson. He has not only made significant contributions to the debate around global warming, but admirably served international and national organisations in the fields of environmental science, promoting biodiversity, impeccable agricultural practice and sustainable development that serves all humanity."

Professor Watson began his scientific career at what was then Queen Mary College, University of London in 1966, graduating with first class honours in Chemistry in 1969, followed by a PhD in Gas Phase Chemical Kinetics in 1973.

He then moved to the United States to work at the famous Jet Propulsion Laboratory, then to NASA in 1980. Watson worked his way up the ranks to be appointed as Director of the Science Division and NASA Chief Scientist in 1993 and as Associate Director of the Environment to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, later that same year. Professor Watson joined the World Bank in 1996, serving as Chief Scientist and subsequently Director and Senior Advisor for Environmentally & Socially Sustainable Development.

In 2007 he returned to the UK to become Chief Scientific Advisor for the Defra and is also currently Director for Strategic Development, University of East Anglia's climate research institute, the Tyndall Centre.

During this distinguished career in scientific research and science and environmental policy Professor Watson has held numerous technical and scientific positions on international and intergovernmental panels. His scientific contributions have been recognised by many awards, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility in 1993 and the insignia of Honorary Companion of St Michael and St George in 2003.


Contact: Simon Levey
Queen Mary, University of London

Related biology news :

1. Samuel Stupp to receive honorary doctorate from TU/e
2. 2 Hopkins scientists awarded European honorary doctorates
3. 2008 SNM Wagner-Torizuka Fellowships announced
4. Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation awards prestigious fellowships to 13 top young investigators
5. 40 minority scientists receive travel fellowships to Experimental Biology 2009 in New Orleans
6. 2 McGill researchers garner prestigious NSERC Steacie Fellowships
7. Two UT Southwestern researchers awarded Sloan fellowships
8. Fifth annual Templeton-Cambridge fellowships awarded to 10 noted journalists
9. Margarita Saenz, M.D. is recipient of Genzyme/ACMGF Fellowship in Biochemical Genetics
10. Boston College chemistry professor Udayan Mohanty receives a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship
11. 2009 ASPB Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship award announcement
Post Your Comments:
(Date:4/18/2017)... 2017  Socionext Inc., a global expert in SoC-based imaging and ... the M820, which features the company,s hybrid codec technology. A demonstration ... Probe, Inc., will be showcased during the upcoming Medtec Japan at ... the Las Vegas Convention Center April 24-27. ... Click here for an ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... , April 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design ... will feature emerging and evolving technology through its ... Summits will run alongside the expo portion of the ... panels and demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D ... design and manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... Fla. , April 11, 2017 ... and secure authentication solutions, today announced that it ... Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop ... Thor program. "Innovation has been a ... IARPA,s Thor program will allow us to innovate ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... Andi Purple announced Dr. Suneel I. Sheikh, the co-founder, CEO and chief research ... Inc. has been selected for membership in ARCS Alumni Hall of Fame ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... 11, 2017 , ... Proscia Inc ., a data ... titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your lab ready?” with Dr. Nicolas Cacciabeve, ... and how Proscia improves lab economics and realizes an increase in diagnostic confidence.* ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... A new study published ... frozen and fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) transfer cycles. The multi-center ... success. , After comparing the results from the fresh and frozen transfer cohorts, ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... 2017 , ... For the second time in three years, ... Award. Representatives of the FirstHand program travelled to Washington, D.C. Tuesday, October 10th, ... mission is to change the trajectory of STEM education in America by dramatically ...
Breaking Biology Technology: