Elected: 1996
Discipline: Earth Sciences and Chemistry
Professor Colin Ballantyne
Emeritus Professor of Physical Geography, University of St Andrews
MA (Glasgow) 1973; MSc (McMaster) 1975; PhD (Edinburgh) 1981; DSc (St Andrews) 2000; FRSE, FRSGS, FGS, FBSG. Married (1996) Rebecca Trengove; one son, one daughter. 1980–1987: Lecturer in Geography, University of St Andrews. 1987–1994: Senior Lecturer in Geography and Geology, University of St Andrews. 1994–2015: Professor in Physical Geography, University of St Andrews. 2015–present: Emeritus Professor I Geography, University of St Andrews. 2003, 2013 and 2019: Erskine Fellow, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. 2000–2019: Visiting Professor, UNIS, Svalbard. Recent books include ‘The Quaternary of Skye’ (QRA, 2016), ‘Periglacial Geomorphology’ (Wiley-Blackwell, 2018), ‘Scotland’s Mountain Landscapes: a geomorphological perspectives (Dunedin, 2019) and ‘Landscapes and Landforms of Scotland (Springer, 2021). Awards: Warwick Medal (1986) and Wiley Award (1999) of the British Society for Geomorphology; President’s Medal (1990), Newbigin Prize (1991) and Coppock Research Medal (2015) of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society; Saltire Society Earth Science Medal (1996); Clough Medal, Edinburgh Geological Society (2010) and Lyell Medal of the Geological Society, London (2015).