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Dr Mulvaney is the Science Leader of the Ice Dynamics and Palaeoclimate team at BAS. He has been responsible for the BAS ice core analytical programme for many years and the development of the continuous flow analysis system for rapid analysis of ice cores. I have many seasons experience in the field in Antarctica, Greenland and the Arctic, either taking part in multinational ice drilling projects or leading the UK ice drilling projects.  Major successes include leading the ice core drilling projects to bedrock on Berkner Island, James Ross Island and Fletcher Promontory plus numerous other shallow and medium depth ice core projects.


Prof Wadham conducted her first degree (B.A., M.A.) in Physical Geography at the University of Cambridge, UK. She subsequently persued a PhD at the University of Bristol, undertaking at short post-doctoral research post at the University of Leeds in isotope geochemistry, before returning to Bristol to take up a tenured post at the Bristol Glaciology Centre. Prof Wadham recently stood down as the Head of the Graduate School and is now Impact Director in the School of Geographical Sciences. Her research interests span all hydrological and biogeochemical processes that occur within glacier and ice sheet systems and in their fore fields and which have a potential regional or global impact.



Prof Smellie is a volcanologist with principal interests in glaciovolcanism (eruptions beneath ice sheets) and its application to palaeo-ice sheet reconstruction. Prior to moving to Leicester University in 2010 he spent 35 years working for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). He was awarded the Polar Medal for his scientific research; has Service Medals from the American and Italian Antarctic Programmes and three geographical places in Antarctica are named after him (by UK and Spain). In addition to his professorship at Leicester, he was awarded a personal chair at Lancaster University and a Departmental Research Fellowship at Aberystwyth University. Current research activities are aimed mainly at reconstructing critical parameters of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet in northern Victoria Land during the past 20 million years.