Kathy Whaler, Chair of Geophysics, is amongst ten staff members from the University of Edinburgh to have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Kathy Whaler OBE FRSE FAGU is a Professor of Geophysics at the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences, in the Research Institute of Earth and Planetary Science and is a member of the Solid Earth Geophysics and Natural Hazards Research Group. She joined the University of Edinburgh in 1994 to take up the Chair of Geophysics, and was the President of the Royal Astronomical Society, the main Learned Society for solid Earth geophysics in the UK, from 2004 to 2006. From 2007-11 she was Vice-President of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA), to which she was an Executive Committee member from 2003-7, and became President of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) at the 25th IUGG General Assembly in Melbourne in 2011, and was then was elected IUGG Vice President at the 26th IUGG General Assembly in Prague, in 2015.
Professor Whaler’s research interests include Geomagnetism, planetary magnetism, crustal magnetisation, magnetotellurics, inverse theory, core dynamics and thermal history.
"I am absolutely delighted to be receiving this honour. I'd like to acknowledge the many talented and dedicated scientists who have enabled and supported my contributions to research and leadership."
New Year's Honours 2018 Gov.uk. Government Digital Service. 29 December 2017. p. 43.
Professor Kathy Whaler’s profile, University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences.