Camilla Nichol
Chief Executive

Camilla has worked in the museums and heritage sector for twenty years. She read Geology at Edinburgh followed by Museum Studies at Leicester and went on to work with collections as diverse as geology, zoology, scientific and medical instruments, anatomy and pathology, the early oil industry and Scottish football. Previously she was Head of Collections for Leeds Museums and Galleries, led the science team at York Museums Trust as Keeper of Geology and whilst at the Hunterian Museum at Glasgow University she was fortunate to curate the Antarctic rock collections including specimens collected from Elephant Island by the marooned men from Endurance and the first rocks collected from the Antarctic mainland and by Carsten Borchgrevink in 1895.

Camilla holds an AMA from the Museums Association, is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, serves on the Accreditation Panel for Arts Council England and is a trustee of the Burton Constable Foundation and the Cromwell Museum.

Lisa Avis
Administration Manager

Lisa's early career was within the legal environment, working as a legal PA and then venturing into PR & marketing (still within the realms of law). Her career took a change in field when she took a position with the English Beef & Lamb Executive as PA for the CEO and Chair.  Lisa first started working within the Antarctic environment at the Scott Polar Research Institute, before becoming the Administration Manager with UKAHT in June 2013.  Lisa travelled to the UKAHT's flagship operation at Port Lockroy for the first time in 2014. 

Ask Lisa about our UK-based activities. 

Penny Clarke
Administration Assistant

Penny completed a degree in Geography at the University of Aberystwyth, with a 4-month placement taken at the University Centre in Svalbard, it was here where her passion for Polar Regions grew. In recent years Penny has stuck with the cold theme and led teams and operations overseas within the Ski Industry. After a volunteer placement with Oceanswell, and seeing the power of commitment in realising a dream, Penny gained the courage to commit to her dream to utilise her skills in administration, operations and logistics, in an organisation passionate about our Polar Regions.


Ask Penny about UK based activities.

Lucy Dorman
Antarctic Operations Manager

Lucy was a member of the 2016/17 Port Lockroy team. She returned south last season with one of the tour operators offering expedition style cruises as a member of the Expedition team and in a Guest Services role. This provided Antarctic operations experience from a different perspective and the opportunity to visit many Antarctic Peninsula sites including Detaille Hut. 

Lucy’s first career, following a PhD from Loughborough University, was as an Exercise Physiologist, working in both academic and military fields with a research focus on human performance in environmental extremes. Lucy has also spent 5 seasons guiding dog sled trips and in her spare time was actively involved in volunteer Search and Rescue and Ski Patrol teams.

Ask Lucy about our Antarctic operations.

Declan Kelly
Antarctic Operations Assistant

Originally from Ireland, Declan started his early career as an archaeologist. After several years he decided a change of pace was in order and joined the Royal Marines Commando. He has supported operations around the globe and worked in numerous roles, most recently as a communications specialist. It was whilst deployed to Antarctica onboard HMS Protector that he was first introduced to the work of the UKAHT after visiting Port Lockroy and Horseshoe Island.

 Ask Declan about our Antarctic operations.

Danni White
Communications Officer

Danni recently completed her degree in English at the University of Cambridge as a mature student, and since then has been a freelance writer. Her two loves are heritage and writing, which lead her to an internship at the British Library sound archive. During her time there, she co-ordinated the team’s external communications, helping them build their confidence with social media at the beginning of a nationwide project.  She has an interest in unusual and challenging areas of heritage, particularly pioneering conservation projects.

She also runs a poetry night in Cambridge aiming to help new writers build their confidence and showcase their love of words.

Ask Danni about UKAHT's social media and communications.

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We are very keen to promote the important heritage work that we do, telling the story of life in Antarctica both past and present. If you are interested in running a story about us, using our images or films or want to discuss an interview or potential collaboration opportunity we would love to hear from you.  Please contact either Sarah or Lewis at Limewash to discuss your requirements or +44 (0)1223 813 557.