Peter Meadows SQA Pakistan United Kingdom

Biography of Peter Meadows SQA

Dr Peter Meadows, Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, is an honorary lecturer and educational consultant in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, School of Life Sciences, at the University of Glasgow, where he started lecturing in 1963.

In addition to his long-term teaching and research career, Peter Meadows has thirty years experience conducting environmental sustainability and educational projects in developing countries focusing mainly in Pakistan and North Africa. These have included working with a number of organisations including Universities, Governmental and Non-governmental organisations. He has acted as adviser and consultant for a number of initiatives, especially on natural/environmental disasters in developing countries. This work has been sponsored by DFID, the British Council, the Linnean Society of London, the Asian Development Bank, overseas organisations and recently by the Scottish Government.

He is the chairman and trustee of the charity Hindu Kush Conservation Association and a member of the executive committee of the Scottish Pakistani Association.

Peter Meadows was awarded a Geotechnical Medal in 1995 by the United Kingdom Institution of Civil Engineers. In 2005 he was decorated with the award of Sitara-i-Quaid-i-Azam, one of the highest civilian medals awarded in Pakistan, for "Services to Pakistan" in the field of education and the environment.

Both Azra Meadows and Peter Meadows work as a professional wife and husband team. In 1999 they jointly led the 44-person, three-month, Royal Geographical Society 'International Multidisciplinary Hindu Kush Expedition' to Chitral and their edited book ‘The Indus River: Biodiversity, Resources and Humankind’ was published by Oxford University Press, Pakistan. They have also been involved in a number of charity fund-raising events after the 2005 earthquake and the 2010 floods in Pakistan.


Peter Meadows SQA
GU Degree:
University Link: Lecturer
Occupation categories: lecturers
Record last updated: 9th Apr 2013

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Pakistan Pakistan, No Region

United Kingdom United Kingdom, Scotland, Glasgow

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  • Lecturer