Dr Duncan Depledge BA (Hons), MA, MPhil (Cantab), PhD
(Lond.) is a consultant and researcher with a background in political
geography, international relations and security studies.
He is currently serving as
the Director of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Polar Regions
Secretariat in Westminster and as Special Adviser to the UK House of
Commons Defence Committee.
Duncan’s specialist interests
relate to the geopolitical changes ongoing in the Arctic and Northern
Europe (or ‘Wider North’). He also has an interest in Antarctica, as
well as the geopolitical implications of climate change more broadly.
Prior to establishing the APPG for Polar Regions Secretariat, he spent
five years as a research analyst on the Climate Change and Security
Programme at the Royal United Services Institute in London.
Previously, Duncan also served as an academic observer to the UK Armed Forces during Exercise COLD RESPONSE in 2012, spending time on HMS Illustrious with
the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines. He was a member of the
UK Ministry of Defence Polar Regions Study Group (2012-2013) and helped the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office with the articulation of
its Arctic Policy Framework.
Duncan is a member of the UK Arctic and Antarctic Partnership Steering Committee.