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Klaus Dodds

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    Professional affiliation

    Executive Dean, School of Life Sciences and Environment at Royal Holloway, University of London

    Full Biography

    Klaus Dodds is Executive Dean of School of Life Sciences and Environment and Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Hon Fellow of British Antarctic Survey. He completed his PhD at the University of Bristol in 1994, and thereafter took up a position at the University of Edinburgh. He has held a Visiting Erskine Fellowship at Gateway Antarctica, University of Canterbury (2002) and been a visiting Fellow at St Cross College, University of Oxford (2010-11) and St Johns College, University of Oxford (2017-18). In 2005 he was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Geography and in 2016 was awarded a Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust (2017-2020) for a project concerned with the ‘Global Arctic’.

    He has served as a specialist adviser to two parliamentary select committees; the House of Lords Select Committee on the Arctic (2014-5) and the House of Commons Environment Audit Committee’s Arctic enquiry (2018). He has visited Antarctica on five separate occasions and travelled extensively in the Arctic region. His books include a co-edited collection called Ice Humanities (Manchester University Press 2022) and co-edited Handbook on the Politics of Antarctica (Edward Elgar 2017).