Professor Tavi Murray, Professor of Glaciology in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Swansea University has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours list for services to Glaciology and Climate Change Research.
Professor Murray is a world-leading Environmental Scientist and heads the Glaciology Group within Swansea University. She is an eminent interdisciplinary researcher and bridges physics, geography and computer science in her quest to provide improved constraints on contributions from glaciers and ice sheets to global sea-level rise.
Professor Murray said: “I am really honoured and delighted to receive this award. Our glaciology research in Swansea is aimed at making better predictions of sea-level rise from the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, which is so important to our planet’s future. I very much hope to inspire young scientists, especially girls and women, to work in science and on environmental issues and climate change.”
Professor Murray works at the forefront of glaciology and has blazed a trail in the innovative application of geophysics and remote sensing techniques. She is also a strong advocate for engaging widely with the community and works to enthuse young people about science and inform the public and policymakers more generally about climate change issues.
In 2005 Professor Murray was appointed Professor of Glaciology at Swansea University where she heads up the very successful Swansea Glaciological Group. She graduated from University of Wales Aberystwyth in 1987 and then undertook a PhD at Aberystwyth and the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge prior to working at the University of British Columbia and then the University of Leeds.
Professor Murray was also awarded a Polar Medal 2006 for her research in the Arctic and Antarctic and is a Learned Society of Wales Frances Hoggan Medal winner.