School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

Martin J. Siegert

Phone: +44 (0) 131 650 7543
Fax: +44 (0) 131 668 3184
Mobile: 0778 070 3008
Last updated: 16 Feb 2009


Recent Developments:

February 2009 - NERC has recently announced that it will fund the direct measurement and sampling of Subglacial Lake Ellsworth. More news on this will follow when full details are announced. The full story on Lake Ellsworth can be found at this site: Ellsworth


Martin Siegert is the Head of the School of GeoSciences at The University of Edinburgh, which he joined in August 2006. He joined the Bristol Glaciology Centre as a lecturer in January, 1999 and became its Director in 2005. He read Geological Geophysics at the University of Reading between 1986 and 1989, and later undertook his Ph.D. at the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge from 1990 to 1993. During 1994 he remained in Cambridge, working as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant. He was a lecturer in the Centre for Glaciology, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, between 1994 and 1998.

Research interests:

  • Glaciology and Quaternary Science.
  • The study and exploration of Antarctic subglacial lakes.
  • Antarctic Climate Evolution, and in particular using geophysical data and modelling to understand past changes to the ice sheet.

Pages from currently funded research projects:

Additional information:

In 2002 Martin was awarded a Philip Leverhulme prize "for outstanding young scholars who have made a substantial contribution to their particular field of study".

In 2007 Martin was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Martin is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research (2001-present). Details of the journal are available here

School of GeoSciences
Grant Institute
The King's Buildings
West Mains Road
Edinburgh EH9 3JW
Tel: +44 (0) 131 650 7543