Professor Heather Viles honoured by Royal Geographical Society with prestigious Founder's Medal

Division's incoming Associate Head (Research) honoured for excellence in establishing the field of biogeomorphology

Professor Heather Viles

Heather Viles, Professor of Biogeomorphology and Heritage Conservation in the School of Geography and the Environment, and incoming Associate Head (Research) of the Social Sciences Division, has been awarded the Royal Geographical Society's prestigious Founder's Medal for her excellence in establishing the field of biogeomorphology.

The Royal Medal is approved by the Queen and is one of the highest honours of its kind in the world. They are part of a series of awards that recognise extraordinary achievement in geographical research, fieldwork, teaching, policy, and public engagement.

Professor Viles appears on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour

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