Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir#


Kristín Vala Ragnarsdóttir
Email:vala 'at' hi.is
Membership Number:3438
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ICELAND
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Username:kragnarsdottir
Elected:2012
Homepage: http://starfsfolk.hi.is/simaskra/4501


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2012 - Professor of Sustainability Science, Institute of Earth Sciences and Sæmundur frodi Institute of Sustainable Development, University of Iceland
  • 2008 - 12 Dean of School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.
  • 2008 - 11 Visiting Professor, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
  • 2008 Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
  • 2006 - 08 Professor of Environmental Sustainability, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
  • 2001 - 06 Professor of Environmental Geochemistry, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.
  • 1997 - 01 Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol.
  • 1994 - 97 Lecturer, Department of Geology, University of Bristol.
  • 1991 - 94 Research Fellow, Department of Geology, University of Bristol.
  • 1989 - 91 Research Associate, Department of Geology, University of Bristol.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Sustainability science
  • Sustainable development
  • Sustainable communities
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Soil science
  • Environment and health
  • Environmental geochemistry
  • Mineral surface chemistry
  • Aqueous speciation and geochemistry
  • Fate and transport of pollutants

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 Distinguished Fellow of the Schumacher Institute, Bristol, UK
  • 2012 Invited Member of Prime Minister´s of Bhutan High Level Discussion Group at the UN on a new Economic Paradigm
  • 2012 The Plant award from the GAIA student association at the University of Iceland for environmental leadership
  • 2011 Balaton Group Member of the Year – awarded by the Balaton Group for international sustainability leadership
  • 2007 Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development
  • 2007 Fellow of the Schumacher Society, UK
  • 2006 Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK
  • 2005 Fellow of the Icelandic Academy of Sciences (Vísindafélag Íslendinga) - Foreign member prior to moving to Iceland in 2008
  • 2002 Invited member of the German Radiological Protection Agency (GSF) team of depleted uranium in Kosovo and Serbia
  • 2002 Invited member of the Depleted Uranium Scientific Assessment Team in Bosnia Herzegovina of UNEP
  • 2000 Invited member of the Depleted Uranium Scientific Assessment Team in Kosovo of UNEP
  • 1999 Chartered Geologist, UK
  • 1981 - 82 Margaret Fuller Boos Fellowship, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
  • 1979 - 80 American Association of University Women Fellowship

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