Historian & Expedition Coordinator
Diane has been absorbed in Antarctic research, work and travel for the last 13 years. This includes ten seasons in the Arctic and Antarctic with Quark. The ice and wildlife inspire her return, as well as the energetic and collegial atmosphere of expedition teamwork.
She is currently undertaking a PhD at the Australian National University in Canberra. Her thesis focuses on the past 25 years of environmental and cultural history in Antarctica. She regularly attends Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings, where she works as a report writer.
Diane grew up in Perth, where childhood highlights include swinging on the Hills Hoist, running through sprinklers and Sundays at Cottesloe Beach. She is first-generation Australian, her parents hailing from Croatia's Dalmatian coast.