A leading polar specialist from Northumbria University, Newcastle will shortly be returning to Antarctica to undertake more ground-breaking research after winning a prestigious international award.

Dr Kate Winter of the University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences has become only the second ever female to win the €150,000 Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship. She was announced as the winner at a ceremony in Brussels, Belgium last night (Thursday 4 October).

The Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship is a joint initiative of the Baillet Latour Fund and the International Polar Foundation. It provides young scientists with the opportunity to conduct original research in East Antarctica’s cutting-edge Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station. Read more.