Lucy Gilliam

Name: Lucy Gilliam

Specialism: Activist

UK: south

weblink: eXXpedition

Lucy Gilliam is an Environmental Scientist with a BSc in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Microbial Ecology & Soil Science. Lucy worked for 5 years as a Scientist in the UK Civil Service advising on Science to underpin key policy areas including Biodiversity, Climate Change, Food Security and Chemicals & Toxics Policy. She is founder and director of eXXpedition, an all women’s voyage to make the unseen seen, from the toxics in our bodies to toxics in our seas. Aboard the science research vessel Lucy and her crew raced from Lanzarote to Martinique in November 2014 researching marine plastic debris and toxics while exploring the links between pollution and the products we consume. The aim was to inspire innovations for a clean green planet. Lucy is also a founder of New Dawn Traders, a partnership of artists, scientists, and chefs re-imagining global trade by sail power. She has recently been sailing aboard the world’s only engineless sail cargo vessel, the flagship of Fairtransport Shipping “Tres Hombres Ship”, trading around the Atlantic Ocean sourcing rum, chocolate, coffee, spices and aloe vera. Lucy has sailed all her life and represented Exeter University in British University Sailing Association Championships as well as leading the University Club as Commodore in her final year of studies. She is an experienced Yacht racer and has crossed the Atlantic now four times.

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