ClimateUEA Roll of Honours

 

Our climate experts are world-leaders in their fields. The following list details honours, awards and medals received by UEA faculty for outstanding service in advancing understanding and protection of the environment.

  • Peter BRIMBLECOMBE, Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry
    - Awarded The Europa Nostra Grand Prix for Outstanding Heritage Achievements (2009)
  • Kevin HISCOCK, Professor of Environmental Sciences
    - Awarded The Whitaker Medal of the Geological Society (2011)
  • Karen HEYWOOD, Professor of Physical Oceanography
    - OBE Awarded for Services to Physical Oceanography (2022)
    - Heywood Glacier named in recognition of outstanding contribution to Antarctic Science (2020)
    - Elected Fellow of The Royal Society (2021)
    - Elected Fellow of The American Geophysical Union (2019)
    - Awarded The Challenger Medal (2016)
    - Honorary Doctorate awarded by Gothenburg University (2010)
    - Winer of The Georg Wüst Prize for Oceanography (2009)
    - Leverhulme Fellowship (2009)
  • Tim JICKELLS, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences
    - OBE Awarded for Services to Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (2018)
    - Elected Fellow of The American Geophysical Union (2016)
  • Andy JORDAN, Professor of Environmental Sciences
    - Elected Fellow of The British Academy (2022)
    - Elected Fellow of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (2018)
    - Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship (2010)
    - Elected to The Academy of Social Sciences (2008)
    - Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowship (2003)
  • Philip JONES, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences
    - Elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society (2018)
    - Honorary Doctorate awarded by University of Stockholm (2016)
    - Honorary Doctorate awarded by University of Rovira (2012)
    - International Journal of Climatology Prize by The Royal Meteorological Society (2001)
    - Elected a Fellow of The American Meteorological Society (2007)
    - Elected a Fellow of The American Geophysical Union (2009)
    - Awarded The Hans Oeschger Medal, European Geosciences Union (2002)
    - Awarded The Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) (1998)
    - Awarded The Hugh Robert Mill Medal for research into precipitation extremes by the Royal Meteorological Society (1994)
  • Corinne LE QUÉRÉ, Professor of Climate Change Science
    - Chair for France's High Council on Climate (current)
    - Member of the UK Committee on Climate Change (current)
    - Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences (2020)
    - CBE for Services to Climate Science (2019)
    - Awarded The Prince Albert I Medal of the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (2019)
    - Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour (2019)
    - Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher (2018 & 2019)
    - Elected Fellow of The Royal Society (2016)
    - Awarded The Grande Médaille Albert 1er de Monaco (2015)
  • Peter LISS, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences
    - Honorary Fellow UK National Oceanography Centre (2019)
    - Elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (2015)
    - Elected to the Academia Europaea (2012)
    - CBE for Services to Science (2008)
    - Elected Fellow of The Royal Society (2008)
    - John Jeyes Medal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2003)
    - Awarded The Challenger Medal (2000)
    - Awarded The Plymouth Marine Sciences Medal (1992)
  • Robert NICHOLLS, Director of the Tyndall Centre & Professor of Climate Adaptation
    - Convening Lead Author coastal chapter for IPCC AR4 (2007)
    - Roger Revelle Medal by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) Executive Council for outstanding contributions to ocean sciences (2008)
    - Highly Cited Researcher at Web of Science (2019, 2020, 2021)
    - On Hot list’ of world’s 1,000 (149th) most influential climate scientists for Reuters (2021)
  • Tim O'RIORDAN, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences
    - Received an OBE in the New Year’s Honours (2010)
    - Elected Fellow of the British Academy (1999)
  • Tim OSBORN, Professor of Climate Science
    - Awarded The Hugh Robert Mill Medal (for research into precipitation extremes) by The Royal Meteorological Society (2002)
  • Ian RENFREW, Professor of Meteorology
    - Awarded The Adrian Gill Prize by the Royal Meteorological Society recognising significant multi-disciplinary meteorological research achievements (2018)
  • Carol ROBINSON, Professor of Marine Sciences
    - Awarded The Challenger Medal (2022)
  • Sir Robert WATSON, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Sciences
    - Elected to The American Philosophical Society (2020)
    - Champions of the Earth Award from the United Nations Environment Programme (2014)
    - Received a Knighthood (2012)
    - Awarded The Blue Planet Prize (2010)
    - Elected Fellow of the Royal Society (2011)
    - American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (1993)
  • Nem VAUGHAN, Associate Professor in Climate Change
  • Xiao Ming ZHAI, Associate Professor in Ocean Modelling
    - Awarded The Challenger Society Fellowship Award (2018)

The School of Environmental Sciences as a whole, was recognised for advancing understanding and protection of the environment with the award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education (2017).