Doug Benn Chair of Environmental Change at St Andrews University. His interest in glaciers started in his teens as he hiked and climbed in the Scottish Highlands. He followed both climbing and scientific interests while pursuing his PhD on the Younger Dryas glaciers on the Isle of Skye. He has studied glaciers in Norway, Iceland, the Alps, North and South America, and the Himalaya.

Benn is a lead Principal Investigator on the DOMINOS team. He and his team will use computer modelling to examine calving and associated processes that could cause the rapid retreat and collapse of the glacier.