Mark Burgman is Director of the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London. Previously, he was Head of the Department of Biosciences, Director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Risk Analysis and the Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany at the University of Melbourne. He has worked on expert judgement, decision analysis, conservation biology and risk assessment in a broad range of settings including marine fisheries, forestry, irrigation, electrical power utilities, mining, and national park planning. He has worked closely with government and industry in Australia, the USA and the UK. He worked as a consultant ecologist and research scientist in Australia, the United States and Switzerland during the 1980’s before joining the University of Melbourne in 1990, moving to Imperial in 2017. He has been the principal investigator on research totaling more than $30M. He has published seven authored books and over 250 research papers. His most recent book ‘Trusting judgements’ appeared through Cambridge University Press in 2015.