Professor Bill McGuire is Professor of Geophysical Hazards at University College London and Director of the university's Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution and a member of the RI's Science Media Panel.
A volcanologist by inclination and training, he has worked on volcanoes all over the world and published over three hundred papers, books and articles on volcanoes and other natural hazards. His most recent academic texts are: Natural Hazards and Environmental Change
and World Atlas of Natural Hazards
Bill is a regular contributor to The Guardian
, and has also written for the Sunday Times
, the Mail on Sunday
, Society Today
, New Scientist
, and BBC Focus
magazine. He is a much called-upon TV and radio pundit whenever a natural catastrophe strikes.