Rewriting Women into Maritime History


A special thank you to all our contributors to the Rewriting Women into Maritime History Project



Firstly, a thank you to all the women who have shared their stories. 


SHE_SEES © Nikoletta Monyok

  • Barbara Jones
  • Belinda Joslin 
  • Caro Warwick-Evans 
  • Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry 
  • Gillian Burns 
  • Hannah Hurford
  • Jess Clay 
  • Hannah L S Stowe
  • Holly Latham 
  • Jane Maddocks
  • Jane Roche
  • Jessica Tyson 
  • Judith Vajk
  • Lisa Jenkins 
  • Martel Fursdon 
  • Monica Kohli
  • Rhoda Willson 
  • Sarah Ready 
  • Elizabeth McCraig 
  • Sophie Taylor
  • Yikun Wang 


Dr Jo Stanley, Blaydes Maritime Centre, University of Hull.  

Jo is an internationally acclaimed expert on gender in maritime life. To access her seminal books, articles, and social media contributions see her blog.   


Dr Nina Baker OBE 

Dr Nina Baker, an independent engineering historian specialising in the history of women in engineering and was appointed an OBE in the 2023 New Year’s Honours’ list, for services to the history of women in engineering.   


Lauren Tidbury, Honor Frost Foundation  

Lauren Tidbury is a maritime archaeologist and works for the Honor Frost Foundation and Maritime Archaeology Trust. She is an experienced diver and has worked on underwater archaeological projects around the world, from submerged prehistoric landscapes to WWI shipwrecks. Lauren has a degree in Archaeology and a Masters in Maritime Archaeology from the University of Southampton. 


Sarah Starkey, National Museums Liverpool 

After graduating from the University of Liverpool Master of Archives and Records Management (MARM) Sarah worked as an archivist at Liverpool Central Library and Archives before moving to National Museums Liverpool. Sarah is now the Lead Archivist, Maritime & Slavery Collections based at the Maritime and International Slavery Museums. 


Jennifer Robertson, National Museums Liverpool 

Jennifer Robertson is the Project Curator at Liverpool's Maritime Museum, part of National Museums Liverpool.  She has a particular interest in built heritage, mental health and women’s stories.  She is also co-chair of National Museums Liverpool’s Disability and Mental Health Staff Group, and a lover of ship and architectural models. 


Lily Tidbury, Royal Museums Greenwich 

Lily Tidman is a recent graduate of the University of Oxford and UCL. She works as visitor and sales assistant manager and researcher with Royal Museums Greenwich, focusing on their Maritime Memorials project. 


Sarah Robinson, Nautilus International 

Sarah Robinson is the Seinor Journalist at Nautilus International, a trade union and professional organisation serving, supporting and protecting the interests of more than 20,000 maritime professionals in the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland. 


Dr Helen Doe  

Dr Helen Doe, is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and Chairman of the British Commission of Maritime History. 


Laura Boon, Royal Museums Greenwich 

Laura Boon is Lloyd’s Register Foundation Senior Curator of Contemporary Maritime at Royal Museums Greenwich.  

Caroline Randall, Seafarers Hospital Society 

Caroline Randall graduated with a degree in History & Geography from Leeds University, and an MA in Victorian Studies from Leicester University. After then obtaining a PGCE from the Institute of Education, University of London, worked as a History teacher in various London secondary schools for the next 13 years. Whilst working as a teacher, she also graduated with an MA in Historical Research from Birkbeck College, University of London.  

In 2017 Caroline joined the Seafarers Hospital Society and from 2020-2023 worked on cataloguing their substantial 200 year old archive and prepared the archive for transfer to the Wellcome Library where it is now housed.  She is currently the Honorary Archivist of the Seafarers Hospital Society. 


Richard Wemyss, The Cellardyke Trust 

Richard Wemyss is the Chair of The Cellardyke Trust, a Scottish charity that aims to advance citizenship or community projects in the arts, heritage, culture or science.  


Mariana Noceti, International Maritime Organization 

Mariana Noceti is the Principal Programme Assistant for the International Maritime Organization's Women in Maritime Programme. A programme that enhances the contribution of women as key maritime stakeholders and supports the participation of women in both shore-based and sea-going posts. 


Pressiana Naydenova, Associated British Ports 

Pressiana Naydenova is the Corporate Communications Manager for Associated British Ports and key member of the Rewriting Women into Maritime editorial board.  


Tom Scott, International Maritime Rescue Federation  

Tom Scott is the Account Manager for NavigatePR working for the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) working to develop and improve maritime search and rescue (SAR) capacity around the world.


Emma Lingard, Associated British Ports 

Emma Lingard is the Corporate Communications Manager for Associated British Ports, Grimsby Port Office.  


Elizabeth Oliver, Royal Museums Greenwich

Elizabeth Oliver, is the Digital Content Producer at Royal Museums Greenwich and lead on the Making Waves programme. 




Thank you to the International Maritime Organization and to London International Shipping Week for hosting the showcase exhibition. 

Our Creative Team: 

  • Sama Creatives – Exhibition Design & Branding for SHE_SEES 
  • Emilie Sandy- Photographer & Creative Project Lead for SHE_SEES 
  • Erna Janine- Weaver & Artist 
  • Karl Marden- Creative Design  
  • Carly Fields- Maritime Editor & Journalist  
  • Nikoletta Monyok- Documentary Photographer  
  • Sam Pope- Filmmaker  
  • Katherine Glynne Jones- Film Editor  


Our Editorial Board:  

  • Dr Antony Firth  
  • Barbara Jones 
  • Beth Elliot  
  • Emilie Sandy  
  • Dr Helen Doe 
  • Dr Jo Stanley  
  • Louise Sanger  
  • Michelle Wiese Bockmann  
  • Natasha Brown  
  • Nicola Good 
  • Pressiana Naydenova 
  • Sarah Mott