Maxine King


  • Vice-president, 2021-2022
  • President, 2020-2021
  • Social Media, 2019-2020



I graduated from Bangor University in 2016 with a Masters in Oceanography, specialising in Geological Oceanography. It was during my masters year that I developed a particular interest in palaeoclimate and Polar Geosciences. Since then, I have been lucky enough to do voluntary work at the British Antarctic Survey studying eddies under the Ronne-Filchner Ice Shelf, and also began my PhD at the University of Plymouth in 2018.

My current research involves investigating sedimentary processes on the Ross Sea continental slope, and how they relate to past glaciations. This will be using sediment cores taken on the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 374 (Ross Sea West Antarctic Ice Sheet History). Land-based ice in West Antarctica is currently very vulnerable to melting, so this project is part of a growing body of very important evidence to help us understand how it will behave in the future. Being involved with IODP is also truly a wonderful opportunity to meet and work with talented scientists from all over the world!

Outside of work I enjoy spending my time outdoors walking, swimming and camping.