I am a freelance writer with an interest in endurance, science, nature and the environment. I have written for a wide range of publications and can also offer editing and proofreading. My background is in environmental sciences with a professional career as a polar oceanographer. Having studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and with a PhD in polar oceanography I have expertise in technical and scientific writing.


My first book, Runner, was published in 2015. A second book, Journey, about my Great Himalaya Trail is due for publication in June 2019.


The written word is my preferred medium for sharing my passions – my love of exploring and wild places – and our responsibility to work towards environmental and social sustainability.


Please contact me for further information and to discuss what I can offer you!




Academic Publications

  • Boyd, I.L., Hawker, E.J., Brandon, M.A. and Staniland, I.J., 2001.  Measurement of ocean temperatures using instruments carried by Antarctic fur seals.  Journal of Marine Systems, 27, 277-288.
  • Brandon, M.A., Naganobu, M., Demer, D.A., Chernyshkov, P., Trathan, P.N., Thorpe, S.E., Kameda, T., Berezhinskiy, O.A., Hawker, E.J. and Grant, S., 2004.  Physical Oceanography in the Scotia Sea during the CCAMLR 2000 survey, austral summer 2000. Deep-Sea Research II, 51(12-13), 1301-1321.
  • Hawker, E.J., The Nordic Seas Circulation and Exchanges. University of Southampton, 2005.  PhD Thesis.
  • Hawker, E.J., and S. Bacon, (manuscript in preparation), Circulation and Fluxes in the Nordic Seas. Progress in Oceanography.

plus various unrefeered manuscripts and conference abstracts