Onboard Science Facilitator HB3 & HB5
Sharon is the Executive Director of the University of Wollongong’s Global Challenges Program. She is a global leader in Antarctic science within the new Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future Program researching how Antarctic ecosystems respond to climate change. Sharon was educated in the UK and worked in the USA before moving to Australia in 1992. She is a member of the United Nations Environment Programme Environmental Effects Assessment Panel studying the effects of ozone depletion on life on Earth. She first visited East Antarctica in 1996 and has been on 12 expeditions to continental Antarctic and sub- and maritime Antarctic islands with the Australian and Chilean Antarctic programs. She is passionate about conserving Antarctic biodiversity.