On the judging panel
Lydia Cole, Associate Lecturer at the University of St Andrews
I spend much of my time squelching through tropical peat swamp forests and temperate bogs, exploring their ecology and the different ways they are valued, and undervalued. And am ever intrigued by how and why different communities relate to nature and what that means for the conservation of it. I am currently working in the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews, on a Leverhulme-funded project in which we're exploring and recording the multiple values of an area of intact peat swamp forests in the Peruvian Amazon.
Emma Rawlings Smith, Lecturer in Education at University of Leicester
Chartered Geographer and pgFellow Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Editorial Board member of Teaching Geography, a journal of the Geographical Association. Emma has taught in a range of secondary schools in the UK and abroad. She is an advocate for young Geographers and teachers joining the profession.
Alessia Giroletti, PhD in Physics from the University of Bristol
Alessia is a tutor at Geovle with a special interest in supporting women in Science. She has recently submitted her PhD looking into a nuclear detector system for nuclear finger printing.