Port Lockroy Team

Meet this year’s team who will be living and working at Port Lockroy until March 2017.

Adele Jackson
Base Leader

Before graduating in 2003 with a first class BA Hons in Arts Education Adele spent four years working and travelling in Europe, Asia and Australia: positions included teaching and managing a remote arts and heritage site in central Australia. Following graduation Adele worked as an artist and arts development professional. In 2006 she gained an MA in Education Studies. For the past seven years Adele has worked both within local government and as an artist leading and managing culture-led community engagement and environmental development work. Adele has also been as an Antarctic expedition photographer on two separate occasions. She was employed by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust in 2015/16 as Base Leader at Port Lockroy and is returning once again as Base Leader for the 2016/17 season.

Lucy Dorman

Lucy left university in 2007 with a PhD in Human Sciences following a BSc in Geography and Sports Science and an MSc in Human and Applied Physiology. During her university summer holidays she worked for the Royal Mail as a Postman. She moved to Canada for a 2 year Post-Doc before leaving the laboratory for the field and 4 years of Human Performance research supporting the Canadian Armed Forces. In her spare time she was actively involved in volunteer Search and Rescue and Ski Patrol teams. For the past 3 years Lucy has been guiding dog sledding trips in both Canada and New Zealand, managing back to back winters. This will be her first time in Antarctica.

Laura MacNeil

Laura graduated in 2002 with a first class class MA degree in Triple Modern Languages - French, German and Russian. During her studies she spent five months learning Russian in Moscow and worked in France as an English Assistant for a year. After graduating she travelled for a year in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, working primarily in outback Western Australia. Upon returning to Scotland she obtained a PCV licence and worked for more than 10 years, driving and guiding coach tours of the Scottish Highlands and leading groups. During this time she also became a qualified PCV driver instructor. Laura has just completed a year studying for an MSc in Information and Library Studies. This will be her first time in Antarctica.

Hannelore Cuypers

Being a sled dog handler as well as a local guide, Hannelore’s youth was characterized by an active outdoor life style. After graduating in 2009 with a Master in Dentistry at the University of Bergen she has been working in Norway as a general dental practitioner. In 2014, she attended the Norwegian Trekking Association’s summer tour leader course and has been leading several tours on a voluntary basis for the general public. In 2015, Hannelore took a sabbatical from her dental work in order to carry out a self-organized expedition where she successfully completed a 2986 km trekking alongside the remote and wilderness areas  of the Norwegian border, which lasted over five months. Although she has plenty of arctic experience and has been to Greenland on board an expedition vessel, her only Antarctic experience so far has been through books and documentaries.

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