Former Australian Antarctic Division climate scientist, Dr Ian Allison, has been announced as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.

Each year the Academy elects new Fellows for their outstanding contributions to science and scientific research.

Dr Ian Allison worked with the Division for 42 years across a range of disciplines including glaciology, meteorology, oceanography, and iceshelf-ocean interaction.

A major focus of his research has been the role of Antarctica in the global climate system and its response to climate change, publishing more than 100 peer-reviewed research papers.

He undertook leadership positions at the Division for over 30 years, including spending the winter at Mawson Station in 1969.

Dr Allison participated in or led 25 research expeditions in the Antarctic, undertaking seven extended deep field operations and numerous marine science voyages.