Rob Briers

Elected 2014. Re-elected 2015, 2017, 2020 & 2022.

Day Job: Associate Professor of Ecology, Edinburgh Napier University

Rob was elected as a TWIC Director in 2014. In addition to this, he is an Associate Professor of Ecology in the School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University. He is currently the Head of the Life Sciences group within the School, which involves overseeing a group of nearly 50 academics. Rob has diverse research interests particularly focused on aquatic ecosystems from rivers and ponds to coastal areas. He undertakes work involving a combination of field- and laboratory-based research in addition to the use of geographical information systems and spatial analysis.

Prior to moving to Edinburgh in 2003, Rob was based in Aberystwyth studying dispersal of adult aquatic insects from upland streams, following on from gaining a PhD from the University of Sheffield.