- Education and Outreach
I spent my working career with BAS. After 20 years as a terrestrial ecologist I became a science manager first for terrestrial & freshwater research and then for environmental work in general. I also was responsible for data management and public outreach at BAS and a member of the management Board for 20 years. As was also a chief officer for the British Ecologicakl Society and a member of council for 12 years. For 14 years I was the SCAR representative at the Antarctic Treaty meetings, explaining science to the diplomats and lawyers. From this I developed a strong interest in science and policy linkages which resulted in me writing a new history of SCAR as well as a new book on Antarctic science and its relevance. I am now researching a new book on politics and science interactions in Antarctica. I established the journal Antarctic Science and have been the Editor in Chief for the last 27 years. I currently act as editor for the Antarctic Treaty Secretariat at the annual ATCM and am the editor of the on-line system Antarctic Environments Portal.
- Mentor Panels
These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
of the panel meeting.
- Career Development Workshop Sessions
Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences
- One-on-One Mentoring
Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.
- Helping to improve presentation and communication skills
- In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
- Telephone/Skype conversations
- Email Exchange
- SCAR Open Science Conferences