Our passion is expeditions and we are committed to developing our understanding of them. We aim to share research with people planning and leading expeditions and to promote communication about the kind of research people would like to see undertaken. While we are interested in ‘evidence based practice’ we are also committed to ‘practice based evidence’ – in other words we want to bring people together to advise and contribute, to ensure that research on expeditions is relevant, useful and valuable!
ExpeditionResearch.co.uk is the result of the 2008 conference, ‘360 Degrees on Overseas Expeditions’, at The University of Edinburgh. This brought together expedition leaders, organisers, researchers and policy makers for two days to discuss expedition issues. The conference showed the need for an overview of current research on overseas expeditions for young people. We have undertaken this initial work. In the pages of this website you can access summaries of it, a paper we have written giving an overview of current research, and abstracts of most of the papers we located for the study. We hope this helps you to get information which is often difficult to find or hidden to most people outside academia.
Visit us regularly as we will update this website as we, and other people, write about expeditions. Give us your feedback on the website and what research would be useful to you!