Professor Lord John Krebs

Advisory Member, "Our Planet, our Health: Responding to a Changing World" Initiative, Wellcome Trust

He completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology (1966) and his DPhil (1970) at Pembroke College Oxford. After a year as a Departmental Demonstrator in Ornithology at Oxford he moved to the University of British Columbia as an Assistant Professor of Ecology (1970-73). He then spent a period at the University College of North Wales in Bangor as lecturer in Zoology (1973-75) before returning to Oxford as University Lecturer in Zoology in the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology. He was a Fellow of Wolfson College until 1981, when he became EP Abraham Fellow of Pembroke College. Between 1988 and 2005, he was a Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford. From 1994 to 1999, he was Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council and between 2000 and 2005 he was Chairman of the UK Food Standards Agency. In 2005 he gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.

He sits in the House of Lords as an independent cross-bencher and he was Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee from 2010-2014.  He was Chairman of the UK Science and Technology Honours Committee from 2008-2014, and President of the British Science Association 2012-13. He sits on the UK Climate Change Committee and chair its Adaptation Sub-Committee and he is a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation.

He was the Principal of Jesus College, Oxford from 2007-2015.