Poul Holm is Trinity Long Room Hub Professor of Humanities at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and Director of the Irish Digital Arts and Humanities Structured PhD Programme. He is President of the European Consortium of Humanities Institutes and Centres. In the past he has been Rector (President) of the University of Roskilde, and Professor of Maritime History at the University of Southern Denmark. He holds a Dr. Phil. in History from the Aarhus University, Denmark.

Apart from specialist publications in marine environmental history he has published on humanities research policy, including chairing the METRIS (Monitoring Emerging Research Trends in Social Sciences and Humanities) report for the EU General Directorate for Research in 2009. He is co-author of the upcoming Humanities World Report 2014.