Dr Eleanor Drinkwater inspires international audience

November 2023

Image for press release - Dr Eleanor Drinkwater smiles while standing outside with trees behind her

In November 2023, Lecturer in Animal Science Dr Eleanor Drinkwater contributed to the prestigious Royal Geographical Society 'Explore' symposium in London before travelling to Washington for the Entomological Society of America conference.

Eleanor is an entomologist, expedition leader, lecturer and science communicator. In 2018, she was awarded the Scientific Exploration Society's Inspirational Explorer award, leading an expedition to track the titan beetle, and raising awareness about the international trade in invertebrates.

As a panellist at the Royal Geographical Society Explore symposium on tropical fieldwork, Eleanor gave advice from her experience on expeditions to Peru, Australia, Honduras and French Guiana.

The prestigious event took place on November 4th and brought together an international audience of expedition professionals, visionary scientists and intrepid travellers to exchange invaluable knowledge gained from their own experiences. 

The following week, Eleanor spoke on the integration of invertebrate ethics into undergraduate teaching at the Entomological Society of America Conference in Washington. Eleanor's talk referenced case studies from her teaching at Writtle University College.

Eleanor said: "I feel very lucky to be working with such a supportive team at Writtle, I feel very fortunate to have had so much support with this research and fieldwork over the last couple of years."

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