He's both...but let's be honest, when was the last time you heard of Dawkins doing anything vaguely scientific?
He's been spending the past decade writing books about how his e-peen is both tremendous and thoughtful, while attempting to
herd cats tender to the online Atheist movement. Notably not in a lab, or engaged in research, or teaching. Oh, he is part of that New Humanist College in London, with ridiculous fees, but he's mostly a name on their board of directors, to get public interest.
I saw a video where he and NDT had a conversation so that a biologist could ask a physicist and a physicist could ask a biologist, and I was like, oh, right, he's meant to be a biologist. Forgot about that, because of his primary interest in the non-existence of something.
I liked it, and God only came up during the questions from the audience. Presumably because, again, of his primary interest in the non-existence of something. But it was watchable. He wasn't a douche, he and Neil were just talking about the universe from their specific scientific fields and asking the other to make sense out of something for them.