Ph.D. 1974, M.A., 1971 University of Colorado, Boulder.
B.Sc. 1969 University of Southampton, England
D.Sc 2003 University of Southampton
Ray Bradley is a University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences, and Director of the Climate System Research Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received an M.A. and PhD. From the University of Colorado and a D.Sc from Southampton University (U.K.).
He was awarded Honorary Doctorates by Lancaster University (U.K.), Queen's University (Canada) and the University of Bern (Switzerland) and the Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Arctic Institute of North America, and was elected a Foreign Member of the Academia Europaea and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.
Bradley's research focuses on climate variability, and understanding the causes of climatic change. He has written or edited thirteen books on climatic change (including Paleoclimate, Global Change and the Future, The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past and Future, Global Warming and Political Intimidation, and the award-winning text, Paleoclimatology) and he has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles on the topic.