George Gunn

George Gunn, FRGS

  • UHI Executive Office, 12b Ness Walk

    IV3 5SQ Inverness

    United Kingdom


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Personal profile

Research Interests

George Gunn is an Associate Researcher with a focus on climate change and the environment. His research interests include urban weather and climate, climate change in planning policy, and applications of GIS.

George is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Board Member of the Royal Meteorological Society in Scotland. In 2022, he was shortlisted as Scotland's Youth Climate Champion at the Holyrood Green Giant Awards.

He is a strong advocate for using research to inform policy decisions. His groundbreaking research on the urban heat island effect in Inverness was one of few similar studies globally and was welcomed by the Highland Council.

Research links

Projects supervised:

  • Donald Campbell, 2020 - "Is Covid-19 giving us a spring clean?" (Recipient of CREST Gold award)

Teaching Expertise

  • MSc module 'Experiencing the Weather' (University of Reading)
  • Private tutor (physical sciences)

Services Expertise

  • Climate impact audit, net zero solutions and carbon management consultancy

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Science, Geography, University of the Highlands and Islands


Award Date: 30 Jul 2020

Doctor of Philosophy, Developing an urban canopy model for improved weather forecasts in cities, University of Reading

2020 → …

External positions

Climate Change Strategy Officer, Moray Council

27 Sept 2021 → …

Chair of the Board of Trustees, Kilbraur Wind Farm Community Benefit Trust

1 Sept 20211 Apr 2022


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