Dr Lynda Yorke
is a physical geographer at Bangor University. She is the Principal Investigator on the CULTIVATE Project. Lynda is Quaternary geomorphologist, with a principal emphasis on fluvial and pro-glacial histories and sedimentary sequences. She has a strong research interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, inclusion and accessibility in environmental science, and the use of virtual technologies to enhance learning. Lynda is a champion for inclusivity in her School, working with students and colleagues to develop accessible and inclusive ways to engage with environmental sciences, and has introduced several innovations to ensure that barriers to fieldwork are removed or are as low as practically possible for her students.
Dr Simon M Hutchinson
is an environmental scientist at the University of Salford. He is a Co-Investigator on the CULTIVATE Project. Simon is interested in earth surface processes and human impacts on environmental processes with research expertise in palaeolimnology. Both his teaching and research involve field work which have led to active EDI-focussed development work on field trips and placements in UK and overseas. He is a Co-founder of Virtual Palaeosciences (ViPs), an innovative group of over 200 members in 22 countries focussing on collating and developing virtual laboratory and field resources.
Dr Liz Hurrell
is a physical geographer at the University of York and also works as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University on Environmental Science modules. She is a Co-Investigator on the CULTIVATE Project. Liz’s background is in using lake sediments and diatom stable isotopes to track changes in climate and biogeochemical cycles She has a strong interest in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with a particular focus on widening participation and equality, diversity and inclusion. Liz is particularly interested in how hybrid learning (online and face to face) can be used in create more a more inclusive environment. In addition to CULTIVATE, Liz is working on the Virtual Palaeoscience project (leading the resources working group) and on a project considering post-pandemic teaching and learning environments.