Professor Chris Turney

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Professor Chris Turney is visiting from University of New South Wales, Sydney in January 2018 and will be hosted by Professor Chris Fogwill, Head of School of Geography, Geology and the Environment. ‌

Professor Chris Turney joined the University of New South Wales in 2010 as an Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellow and Professor of Earth Science and Climate Change. Here he established and now directs the Earth's Past Future Project, an international, multidisciplinary program dedicated to exploiting records of past change to help reduce the uncertainties surrounding future projections; within this he co-leads the Antarctic Science Project and the Ancient Kauri Project. At UNSW he is Deputy-Director of the Palaeontology, Geobiology and Earth Archives Research Centre (known as PANGEA) and a member of the Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC). He is also the UNSW node director and Climate Theme Leader of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH).

During his visit Professor Turney and Professor Fogwill will be working on a project entitled Towards a sustainable carbon-free global economy which will focus on developing a nested series of medium-term initiatives that build on the respective institutional strengths of UNSW and Keele to create a mutually-supportive global research programme.

On Tuesday January 23rd 2018 Professor Turney will be presenting his lecture

Reimagining the Carbon Century: How Universities Can Help Drive Decarbonisation of the Global Economy in the Twenty-First Century

6.00 - 7.00pm Keele Hall - Old Library

If you would like to know more about the plans for Professor Turney’s fellowship, or would like to meet him during his visit to Keele, please contact Jo Flynn.