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ornithologist , Chartered Physicist

David Norman, British physicist, researcher. Fellow Institute of Physics; member American Physical Society, Russian Physical Society, England Nature (council member since 1996, chairman since 2000).

Background

Norman, David was born on June 23, 1949 in Leicester, England. Son of Roy and Joyce (Crabtree) Norman.

Education

Bachelor in Natural Sciences, University Cambridge, 1970. Master of Arts, University Cambridge, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, University Leicester, 1977.

Career

Scientist, Thorn Lighting Ltd., Leicester, England, 1970-1972; research assistant, U. Warwick, England, 1975-1978; senior science officer, Science and Engineering Research Council, Daresbury Laboratory, England, 1978-1986; principal science officer, Science and Engineering Research Council, Daresbury Laboratory, England, 1986-1992; assistant director, Science and Engineering Research Council, Daresbury Laboratory, England, 1992-1997; director Synchrotron Radiation,, Control Laboratory of the Research Council, Daresbury Laboratory, England, since 1997. Visiting professor U. Liverpool, England, since 1992.

Achievements

  • He was the founder chairman of the Mersey Estuary Conservation Group and Research Committee of the Liverpool Bay Wader Study Group. In 2002 he was awarded the British Trust for 's Bernard Tucker Medal "for his outstanding scientific contributions in surveying, nest-recording and ringing birds".

Membership

Since 2005 he has been an independent member of the United Kingdom's Rare Breeding Birds Panel and he is a member of the RSPB Council, and Chairman of the Merseyside Ringing Group. He has been chairman of the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and a member of the Editorial Board for 's journal Ringing & Migration.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: birds, nature conservation, travel, crossword puzzles.

Connections

Married Maureen Frances Dunn.

father:
Roy Norman

mother:
Joyce (Crabtree) Norman

spouse:
Maureen Frances Dunn.