Professor Helen Roberts

Elected: 2023

Area(s): Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine & Mathematics

Specialist Subject(s): Physical Geography

Professor of Physical Geography & Director of Research Excellence and Impact, Aberystwyth University

Professor Roberts, one of the world’s leading Quaternary geochronologists, is Director of Research Excellence and Impact for Aberystwyth University. She leads a world-renowned luminescence research laboratory which is one of the best equipped in the world and has a unique measurement capability. Professor Roberts’ current research includes using lake sediments in Africa to provide clues to human evolution, innovation, and the dispersal of our human ancestors.