Institutional Representatives

UK Institutional Representatives
British Antarctic Survey - Cecilia Liszka 
Heriot-Watt University - Dominique Anderson
Imperial College London - Anona Griffiths
National Museums Scotland - Fiona Ware
National Oceanography Centre - Tiago Segabinazzi Dotto
Queens University Belfast - Leanne Murray
University of East Anglia - Rob Hall
University of Essex - Hugo Woodward-Rowe
University of Leeds - Will Homoky
University of Oxford - Katie Driver
University of Glasgow/ SUERC - Laura Hepburn

Representatives for International Partners
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research - Matthew Humphreys
United Arab Emirates University - Leila Basti

Institutional Representatives Advert - call still open 
The Challenger Society is looking for institutional representatives to raise awareness of the Society within their institutions and to ensure the staff and students at the respective institutions are benefitting fully from the Society. This is great way to increase your profile and network within your institution and within the Challenger community. We are aiming to have 1-2 representatives from each institution and this spans academic, governmental, industrial or other types of institution. This opportunity is open to early career ocean professionals who are encouraged to register their interest along with those more established in their career. There is no fixed term for a representative and so it can be handed over to a new representative at any time. The main tasks of an institutional representative would be to:

-          To advertise the Society, its activities and membership options to current and new staff and students
-          To advertise upcoming Challenger events (biennial conference and special interest group meetings)
-          To promote interaction, information exchange and feedback between their institution and the Society

If you are interested in becoming an institutional representative please register your interest here. This form will remain open on a rolling basis but we will collate the further responses after the 5th January 2024. We will be in touch with you after that date. If you have any questions please email


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