Leadership Positions

Community Leadership

  • Elected member of the Europlanet Society Board, 2019-Present.
  • Vice Chair of Commission B5 (Outer Planets) of COSPAR, 2018-2021.
  • UK National COSPAR committee (2018-Present).
  • Vice President, International Commission on Planetary Atmospheres and their Evolution (ICPAE), a sub-division of IAMAS (2011-2015)

Editorial Boards

  • Guest Editor, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Ice Giant Systems Special Issue (2020).
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 2019-Present (responsible for giant planet atmospheres papers).
  • Editorial board, Cambridge University Press Planetary Sciences Series, 2019-Present.


  • Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.
  • Member of Europlanet.
  • Member of the Division of Planetary Sciences (DPS).
  • Space Science and Exploration Working Group of Space Academic Network (SPAN).
Leigh Fletcher
Professor of Planetary Science