Port Lockroy Staff

Port Lockroy is manned by four members of staff during the Austral summer (November - March). These staff are recruited annually in May for the upcoming season. For more information about the role and vacancies see Jobs.


The Port Lockroy 2014/15 Team

Sarah Auffret, Base Leader  sarah

After graduating in 2007 with a degree in European Studies and German, Sarah went on to work as an Assistant Language Teacher and English teacher in Japan. In 2011 she became a tour guide in Norway, and has been working with cruise ship passengers in the Arctic every summer since. Sarah returns to Port Lockroy this year as Base Leader, having been in charge of wildlife monitoring, the museum and waste management at Port Lockroy last year.





Liesl Schernthanner Liesl Schernthanner

With a degree in Economics and Anthropology, Liesl’s early career was in socioeconomic research. In 1995 however, Liesl took a sabbatical to work with the US Antarctic Program. Since then she has returned for 15 more seasons, working both in the field and for Station Operations in McMurdo, Palmer and the South Pole. Along with Michael, Liesl has spent the past few years working on projects both in New Zealand and the UK. Liesl has worked with the UKAHT for two seasons as a conservator.




Amy Kincaid Amy

Amy worked in an outdoor shop after leaving school, before spending six months in rural Ecuador teaching in a primary school and working on a farm. She recently graduated from St Andrews with a degree in Geography, where she spent her free time pursuing various outdoor activities and travelling. Recent summers have been spent working as an outdoor instructor on a remote island on the west coast of Scotland. This will be Amy's first trip to the Antarctic.


Stephen Skinner S Skinner

Stephen's desire to travel South began at an early age, and in 2009 he gained a Higher National Diploma in Geology and Climatology. He currently works as a freelance outdoor instructor alongside his work in leisure management, and has training in mountain rescue and outdoor leadership. He has extensively explored moutainous areas in the UK and further afield, reaching 13,671ft in the Atlas Mountains. This will be Stephen's first trip to the Antarctic.