The student body that runs all aspects of the club as a university society 

Ursula Shaw



Ursula chairs and directs CUEX's student committee. She grew up in London but has taken every opportunity to travel abroad, be it volunteer work, holiday or field research. Ursula will ensure that the CUEX student committee works to inspire and assist its members to lead ambitious and rewarding expeditions.

Hamilton Allport

Treasurer & Welfare Officer


Hamilton oversees the bank accounts for CUEX and keeps the society in the black. Hamilton comes from San Diego and spent his formative years crisscrossing western North America, and enjoys any time spent outside. He hopes to grow CUEX's reach in Cambridge and get lots of expeditions going this year. 

Paul Scherer



Paul is a 2nd year PhD student in the Computer Laboratory. His job will involve all sorts organisation and administration within the society such as taking minutes, ordering stash, administrating the mailing list and so on. He enjoys time spent outside and listening to stories and adventures of those on expeditions.

Dan Shailer

Publicity Officer


Daniel is an English undergraduate at Pembroke. Dan is an open-water swimmer, and this summer he swam across the English Channel. Not a typical expedition but Dan has a few more big swims in the pipeline! As Publicity Officer, Dan is looking forward to bringing CUEX to even more of the Cambridge community.


Events Coordinator

Laura Wainman

Hi! I'm Laura, a third year Earth Scientist and I'm the CUEX events officer for this year. I love being outdoors - especially long-distance hiking! This year I walked the Great Glen Way in Scotland and last summer a friend and I tackled the Kungsleden trail in Sweden. So if you need any expedition advice, please get in touch! I also enjoy trail-running, although there's limited opportunity for that in Cambridge. This year, along with our usual exciting speakers, I hope to run a series of talks on improving diversity in the outdoors and to use our platform to amplify the voices of underrepresented groups. I look forward to seeing you at our talks!

Tom Jameson


Expeditions Coordinator

Tom is a conservation scientist investigating the rewilding potential of large reptiles as part of a PhD in Zoology. Tom grew up hiking the hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District and his work as a conservation scientist takes him across the world chasing all creatures great and small. Tom has led expeditions both in the UK and overseas and hopes to use his experience to help facilitate as many exciting CUEX expeditions as possible.


The independent body that awards University accreditation to expeditions that are safe and reputable 

Dr Andrew Murray



CEC Chair (acting)

Dr Andrew Murray is a Reader in Metabolic Physiology in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge. Andrew is also a member of the Xtreme Everest Oxygen Research Group and has a research interest in the metabolic basis of human adaptation and acclimatisation at high altitude. He has taken part in a number of large-scale medical research expeditions in the Himalayas, and led research projects during the Caudwell Xtreme Everest (2007) and Xtreme Everest 2 (2013) expeditions.

Dr Fiona Cook


Expedition Medicine

Dr Fiona Cooke is a Consultant in Medical Microbiology working at Addenbrookes Hospital, SubDean at the Clinical School, and Fellow in Medicine at Girton College. She trained in Cambridge, Oxford and London and also spent time at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.

Fiona has travelled extensively, including a year spent in Cairo, and her expedition experience includes the Himalaya (as a participant), and North East Greenland and Alaska (as expedition doctor). She is happy to be contacted (fjc24) for advice on expedition medicine in general.

Dr Michael Brooke



Dr Michael Brooke is Curator of Ornithology in the University Museum of Zoology, Cambridge. After completing an undergraduate degree in Zoology at Cambridge, his Oxford DPhil studies were on Manx shearwaters on an island off the Pembrokeshire coast. This proved the catalyst for a lifetime of seabird studies, many on the world’s remotest islands, all the while anchored in the Cambridge Zoology Department. Conservation work in the Pitcairn Islands and on a small brown lark in the Cape Verdes have both occupied around 20 years. Please get in touch (mb10005) if you think I might be able to assist your Expedition planning.

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