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.
Listen to Shane talking about grant funding and expedition safety and risk assessment:
Everyone is welcome to attend this special session on funding and safeguarding fieldwork expeditions. Expedition experts Dr Mark Mulligan and Shane Winser from the Royal Geographical Society will give you an insight into grant opportunities, the bureaucratic procedures involved in them and risk assessment development for research trips.