We are happy to report that the achievements of Professor Jane Francis are being formally recognised by the University of Leeds through the award of an honorary degree. The pen portrait for Jane can be found below:
Professor Jane Francis (Doctor of Science), until recently Professor of Palaeoclimatology and Dean of the Faculty of Environment, is the director of the British Antarctic Survey. She has participated in numerous polar research expeditions and was awarded the Polar Medal for her contribution to British polar research in 2002. Her most recent research has focused on understanding past climate change during both greenhouse and icehouse periods, particularly in the Polar Regions.