Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Cornwall)
Professor Martin Siegert
Professor Martin Siegert is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Cornwall) and is responsible for the strategic development of the University of Exeter's activities in Cornwall. Martin joined the University of Exeter in November 2022. Previously, he was co-Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London, and Head of the School of Geosciences and Assistant Principal for Climate Change and Energy at the University of Edinburgh.
Martin is a polar scientist who uses airborne and ground-based geophysics to explore the subglacial environment of Antarctica, and to understand how the ice sheet has changed in the past and how it may change in the future. He has undertaken three Antarctic expeditions and has been the UK lead on over a dozen international scientific exploration programmes across the continent. He has published over 250 papers, has written/edited eight books and has convened four major international conferences concerning Antarctic exploration.
Using his knowledge of polar change, Martin has offered talks on the necessity of the net-zero transition to a variety of audiences, including major corporates (HSBC, Octopus, SAF), TV and radio (such as the Life Scientific and Inside Science), and to secondary schools (through the Speakers for Schools programme).