Honorary Professor, Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology
Professor Napier has published about 90 refereed publications. He is the co-author of four science books, and author of five science-based novels (Nemesis, Revelation, The Lure, Shattered Icon, The Furies). Asteroid 7096 Napier was named in recognition of his research (1998). He is a pioneer of modern studies of the impact hazard due to asteroids and comets, but has also carried out an investigation of long-running claims of anomalous QSO/galaxy associations.