Dr Tom Wakeford
Biologist and action researcher based at PEALS Research Centre, who studied planetary biology for NASA and works on improving decisions relating to science and the environment
Dr Tom Wakeford is a biologist and action researcher based at the PEALS Research Centre. He studied planetary biology for NASA and works on projects aimed at improving decisions relating to science and the environment using dialogue between scientists and others. A former Young Science Writer of the Year he is the author of Science for the Earth and Liaisons of Life.
He joined Cape Farewell’s 2005 Expedition, locked in ice at Tempelfjorden, Spitsbergen just north of the 79th parallel. For six days the crew of twenty artists, scientists and journalists, including novelist Ian McEwan, artists Antony Gormley and Rachel Whiteread and choreographer Siobhan Davies, experienced the Arctic environment in extreme temperatures of -30°C.