Madeline Anderson


  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Officer, 2020-2021



I am a fourth year MSci Marine Biology student at the University of Southampton (UoS), I am currently working on my master’s project focussing on benthic mollusca in the Eastern Antarctic Peninsular. As part of my degree I spent a semester abroad studying at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, Australia and worked as a visiting scientist in the plankton labs at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

Since February 2020 I have been a part of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Polar Horizons Project for LGBTQIA+, BAME and disabled early career scientists. Being a part of the Horizons Project has given me a sense of welcoming to pursue my passion for polar marine science.

The opportunity to be the EDI officer for the UK Polar Network is an opportunity to reach out and welcome diverse students and early career scientists into the UK Polar Network, the wider polar community and into STEM. I am excited to be a part of making our field a more inclusive place for everyone!