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Life Fellow

Dr Bernard Devereux is the Director of Studies in Geography and has acted as Graduate Admissions Tutor since 2003.
Bernard’s main academic interests lie in the field of environmental science and particularly in the application of remote sensing technology to the solution of a broad range of environmental problems. He has more than 30 years experience of teaching and research in the University of Cambridge, and was both founding Director of the Unit for Landscape Modelling and initiating Director of the MPhil in GIS and Remote Sensing. He has supervised more than 20 successful PhD students and continues to lead the remote sensing components of the Cambridge MPhil in Environmental Science.
Bernard places great emphasis on promoting an understanding of his academic interests in the wider community and has forged strong links with industry and other external organisations. He has acted as consultant to a variety of organisations including DP World, Harwich Haven Port Authority, the Forestry Commission, the Environment Agency and both national and local government departments. He has published widely and has contributed to a number of radio and television programmes in the UK and Europe. These include the acclaimed BBC TV series ‘€œBritain from Above’€ which screened the results of Bernard’s pioneering research with airborne LIDAR remote sensing. This has led to the development of a methodology for “seeing through trees”, revolutionising the approach to locating and mapping previously unidentified archaeological sites.