Dr Peter Meadows
- Honorary Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health & Comparative Medicine)
Dr Peter Meadows, Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, is an honorary lecturer and educational consultant in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, School of Life Sciences, at the University of Glasgow, where he started lecturing in 1963.
In addition to his long-term teaching and research career, Peter Meadows has thirty years experience conducting environmental sustainability and educational projects in developing countries focusing mainly in Pakistan and North Africa. These have included working with a number of organisations including Universities, Governmental and Non-governmental organisations. He has acted as adviser and consultant for a number of initiatives, especially on natural/environmental disasters in developing countries. This work has been sponsored by DFID, the British Council, the Linnean Society of London, the Asian Development Bank, overseas organisations and recently by the Scottish Government.
Peter Meadows was awarded a Geotechnical Medal in 1995 by the United Kingdom Institution of Civil Engineers. In 2005 he was decorated with the award of Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, one of the highest civilian medals awarded in Pakistan, for "Services to Pakistan" in the field of education and the environment.
Together with Dr Azra Meadows, we focus on applied and strategic research and consultancy on the management and sustainability of coastal, marine and mountain environments, and their rural communities. Much of this work is in developing countries and is multidisciplinary.
We advise on rural community uplift, access to clean water, and the sustainable use of natural resources. We investigate how biodiversity can control sediment and soil stability, erosion and transport. We advise on the effects of natural hazards on rural communities.
Find out more at the Biosedimentology Unit website.