Hanne Nielsen serves as an Expert within the Arts, Culture and Heritage Unit at Polar Research and Policy Initiative.
She is currently completing her PhD at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (Tasmania, Australia), where she works on representations of Antarctica in advertising.
Hanne lectures and tutors in Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania, and is the communications assistant for the Southern Ocean Observing System (SOOS). She also works as a tour guide on Antarctic cruise ships during the southern hemisphere summer season. In terms of other affiliations, Hanne is currently the Vice-President of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), and an Executive Committee member of the SCAR Humanities and Social Sciences Expert Group.
She holds a Master of Antarctic Studies from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, NZ), and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in German Literature from the University of Auckland (NZ). Hanne’s research interests include representations of the polar regions in literature, film, and cultural production; the commercial history of Antarctica; and polar tourism.