Josephine Anselin


  • Secretary, 2021-2022
  • Website Officer. 2020-2021

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Background :

I am in awe of the natural world, and with this passion comes a desire to help protect our planet’s last wild places. That is why I am currently pursuing a PhD at the British Antarctic Survey, with the goal of becoming a polar research scientist. My PhD project focuses on developing techniques to more accurately represent ocean-induced melting beneath Antarctic ice shelves in large-scale climate models. 

My path into research hasn’t been linear. In 2012 I graduated from the University of Oxford with a Masters in Engineering Science and worked as an engineer in the Energy Industry for four years. I then moved into Digital Marketing and started my own consulting company in the Outdoor Adventure Industry. These were all brilliant experiences but I really missed science, so in 2020 I decided to go back to university and to complete an MSc in Physical Oceanography at Bangor University in North Wales. It is during that time that I developed a fascination for the polar regions.

In my free time, I love spending as much time as possible outside, up in the hills or out in the ocean.