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Shane Winser

Expeditions & Fieldwork Advisor, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).


Shane Winser is responsible for expeditions and fieldwork at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). She heads Geography Outdoors: the centre supporting field research, exploration and outdoor learning (formerly known as the Expedition Advisory Centre) which provides advice, information and training to some 1,500 plus scientific, educational, and adventurous expeditions each year.  A zoology graduate with a postgraduate diploma in Information Science, she assisted in the planning and organisation of the RGS's own research programmes to the tropical forests of Sarawak and Brunei, the mountains of the Karakoram, and the drylands of western Australia, Kenya and Oman.

Relevant resources:



  Introduction         H&S/risk assessment                  Funding

RGS student grants

RGS expedition, fieldwork and independent travel grants

RGS Explore 2013 conference 15-17 November

Talk summary:

Are expeditions worth the risk? Planning an expedition of your own can be challenging and time consuming, but whatever career stage you are at, I will argue that the opportunities expeditions offer far outweigh the costs. If you know where to look there are lots of individuals and organisations out there to help you turn your dreams into reality, including the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) which has a treasure trove of information and resources, including their unique annual gathering  Explore: the expeditions and field research planning weekend each November www.rgs.org/explore Please join us to find out if you too could be an intrepid explorer.


Much looking forward to being with you all, happy to offer advice and information to students and staff alike.


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Shane Winser for USHA Shane_Winser

This talk has already taken place -see below for links to video extracts