Dr Neil Gilbert has a strong interest in environmental monitoring and the science-policy nexus, aiming to maximise the utility of (polar) research for environmental management and policy-making.
Neil has worked in policy and management roles for central government in the UK and New Zealand and has spent many years developing environmental and health and safety systems in Antarctica. Neil has represented both the UK and New Zealand at many international Antarctic fora and is a former Chair of the Antarctic Treaty System's Committee for Environmental Protection. He is currently the editor of the Antarctic Environments Portal, run by the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research.
He co-supervises Natasha Gardiner’s PhD as an associated member of the Science Policy Interface Expert Group, which he chaired before joining the Antarctica New Zealand Board of Directors.