The Royal Geographical Society (RGS)
is a learned society and professional body for geography and geographers, founded in 1830, supporting research, education, expeditions and fieldwork, and promoting public engagement and informed enjoyment of our world.
I was elected a Fellow in 2012 with interests in both branches of geography. Within physical geography, I'm currently preoccupied with questions related to paleoenvironment and human evolution. As part of human geography, I've long been intrigued by the geographical foundations of economic performance.
The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS)
founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science.
I was elected a Fellow in 2009. My principal scientific specialty is stellar spectroscopy, both instrumentation and measurement, but I've latent interests in planetary geomorphology.