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Kimberly Aiken


PhD Student; Social Science research
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Kimberly’s PhD research focuses on building more diverse, equitable and inclusive extreme and remote workforces with lessons from Antarctica, outer space, and underground mining. This study will use intersectionality as a framework to examine overlapping identities such as race, ethnicity, and gender to promote recruitment and retention of historically underrepresented groups to join extreme and remote work environments. Kimberly has a background in international environmental policy and has worked on Arctic policy and governance with the Alfred Wegener Institute German Arctic Office, Arctic plastic pollution in Norway with GRID-Arendal and Antarctic and Southern Ocean environmental protection with the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition. When not working for Antarctica or participating in Arctic engagements Kimberly enjoys exposure to different parts of the world, cultures and foods, and a wide range of outdoor activities.

University of TasmaniaInstitute of Marine and Antarctic StudiesCSIRO Department of the EnvironmentGEOS
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