Honours, Fellowships & Education


Roger appointed Honorary Professor at Dundee University and at Edinburgh University

Roger awarded the 2016 medal of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management for ‘Outstanding lifelong contribution to environmental conservation, governance and management’. Watch Roger's acceptance speech on YouTube here

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Please click to see the Citation and Roger's response - June 2016

Roger to receive the Fred Packard Award from the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas for his ‘outstanding service to protected areas and conservation’ at the World Conservation Congress Hawaii 2016

Icelandic Award for Environmental Work - 7 October 2014

Roger Crofts after receiving the Knight's Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon from the President of Iceland
  • Knight’s Cross of the Icelandic Order of the Falcon 2014
  • Glasgow University Honorary Doctor of Science Degree - 2 July 2013
  • Landgræðsluorðan the Icelandic Soil Conservation Medal - 2011
  • IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas Emeritus 2009 for profound contribution to protected areas and contribution to the work of IUCN
  • Honorary Doctor of Science, University of St Andrews 2004 for significant personal and professional achievements in Scottish affairs
  • Commander of the British Empire (CBE) 1999 for services to environmental management
  • Fellow of Crichton Carbon Centre 2014
  • Elected Fellow of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management 2008
  • The Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) 1997-2003
  • Elected Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society 2002
  • Elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh 2001
  • Diploma of Fellowship of The Royal Scottish Geographical Society 2001 for distinguished services to environmental management in Scotland
Education & Qualifications Gained
  • 1955 - 1962 - Hinckley Grammar School, Leicestershire: 8 ‘0’ levels, 3 ‘A’ levels, 1 'Scholarship' level
  • 1962 -1965 University of Liverpool: BA (Hons) Geography: Second Class
  • 1965 - 1966 University of Leicester: Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE)
  • 1967 - 1970 University of Aberdeen: Master of Letters (M.Litt.) for thesis ‘Coastal Processes and Evolution around St Cyrus Scotland
Areas of Special Interest & Expertise

Governance, strategic planning and implementation, public communication, public finance, energy, sustainable development, environmental systems and processes, environmental management, agriculture and rural affairs.

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