National Geographic Explorer and Palaeoanthropologist
National Geographic Explorer and palaeoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi specialises in fossil hunting in unstable, hostile and disputed territories… and is also a stand-up comic.
She believes that large parts of the planet’s potential contribution to science is being overlooked because of instability and feels that this is a tragedy for science and these places. She is currently filming a BBC series where she is aiming to ‘re-brand’ the Neanderthals with the help of Andy Serkis.
She performs stand-up as well as science stand-up internationally and has taken 3 shows up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
She is undertaking her PhD University College London (UCL).
Adventure expeditions and travel continue to grow and transform, presenting opportunities to embed sustainable practice across all areas – such as in slow or micro-adventures, adventures with a purpose and those that integrate wellbeing and mindfulness. Which new technologies and approaches have the greatest potential to embed sustainability? How can we begin to transform our perceptions […]