Andy Smith is head of the Ice Sheet Stability Programme at the British Antarctic Survey. His main research interests are in ice sheets and glaciers, and their role in the Earth system. He is particularly interested in fast glacier flow and subglacial conditions, as well as ice mass balance and ice sheet history.

Smith is a lead Principal Investigator on the GHOST project. He will travel to Antarctic to use seismic and radar methods on the ice to investigate and quantify the sediment, hydrology, and bedrock underlying Thwaites Glacier.

Andy retired from BAS in March 2023 and Alex Brisbourne has taken on the PI role for the UK side of GHOST.