Professor Tavi Murray Awarded CBE in New Year’s Honour List: World-leading Excellence at Swansea University


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.

A world-leading Environmental Scientist, Professor Murray heads the Glaciology Group at Swansea University. The Glaciology Group combines world-leading expertise to increase our understanding of ice shelf stability, iceberg calving, glacier surging, ice stream flow and sea-level rise.

An eminent interdisciplinary researcher, Professor Murray 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. By working at the forefront of glaciology, Professor Murray has broken new ground in the innovative application of geophysics and remote sensing techniques.

Professor Murray commented: ‘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.’

Find out more about the global impact Swansea’s Glaciology Group is making.

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