Dr Martin A. Mills is Director of the Scottish Centre for Himalayan Research at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he is Senior Lecturer in the anthropology of Tibetan and Himalayan Societies. He is author of Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism (Routledge 2003) and numerous articles on Tibetan religious and state life,
culture and history. Since 2007, he has been a regular member, briefings officer and Secretary of the Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Tibet, during which he was main author of parliamentary reports on aspects of Tibet’s modern situation, including the 2008 protests and subsequent self-immolations, mass relocations across the Plateau, state policy regarding religion and, most recently, the 2021 report on climate change in the Third Pole Region. He regularly speaks to parliaments and groups around the world.