Lord John Krebs

The Lord Krebs Kt, MA, DPhil, FRS, FMedSci, Hon DSc completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology (1966) and DPhil (1970) at Pembroke College, the University of Oxford. After a year as a Departmental Demonstrator in Ornithology at Oxford he moved to the University of British Columbia as an Assistant Professor of Ecology (1970-73). John then spent a period at the University College of North Wales in Bangor as lecturer in Zoology (1973-75) before returning to Oxford as University Lecturer in Zoology in the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology. John was a Fellow of Wolfson College until 1981, when he became EP Abraham Fellow of Pembroke College. Between 1988 and 2005 he was a Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford. From 1994 to 1999, John was Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council and was Chairman of the UK Food Standards Agency between 2000 and 2005. John was appointed as an independent cross-bench peer in 2007. He was the Chairman of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee between 2010 and 2014, and was the Chairman of the UK Science and Technology Honours Committee from 2008 to 2014. He serves on the UK Climate Change Committee (and chairs its Adaptation Sub-Committee), and is a Trustee of the Nuffield Foundation. From 2007 until 2015 John was the Principal of Jesus College, the University of Oxford.