Editorial and Production team

Professor Jim McAdam OBE has edited the Journal since 1990. He has been involved in agricultural and environmental research in the Falklands since 1976, has published extensively on the islands, visits approximately annually and has a wide depth of knowledge across many areas of life in the islands. He is consultant to the Falkland Islands Trust, sits on the Shackleton Scholarship Committee and is on the editorial board of the Anales del Instituto de la Patagonia (Punta Arenas).  He is an Honorary Professor in the School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast.

Dr Rob Philpott BA, PGCE, MCIFA, FSA was former head of Archaeology at National Museums Liverpool, and is now a freelance archaeologist.  Rob has made a huge contribution to documenting the early history of the Falklands through his archaeological researches on Keppel Island, Port Louis, Port Egmont and FIC settlements on Lafonia and his recent work on the Warrah. He brings with him experience gained in the Falklands over many years, through his involvement with National Museums Liverpool (previously Merseyside Maritime Museum).

Dr Kevin Kenny BSc from Co Kildare, Ireland is on the editorial board of Nimrod, the Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School, and is a keen Polar and Falkland Islands enthusiast. He has published articles on aspects of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s and LEG Oates’s lives and has developed a transitional skills programme for second level schools using Shackleton as a role model. He is currently working on various consultancy projects including monitoring the delivery of primary care services, and enabling access to public resources via information technology. 

Emma Jane Wells MA (Hons) MA was born in the Falkland Islands. She completed research on the missionary station on Keppel Island in 1999 and in 2000 she was awarded a Shackleton Scholarship to study heritage tourism in the Islands, the report of which was submitted as part of a postgraduate Master’s degree. She went on to be co-director of the Museums Collections Unit at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and managed the University museum. She now works independently. Her research interests include Falklands and Polar history, heritage and general museology subjects including audience development and community participation in museums.

Alison Barton BA studied archaeology and history at UCNW Bangor, North Wales.  She met her husband John, an Islander, through the university Sub-Aqua Club.  Before moving to the Islands in 1984 she had worked on a number of archaeological excavations, including the wreck of the Mary Rose, Portsmouth.  She was also a Trustee of the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust for a number of years and was Manager of the Historic Dockyard Museum, Stanley. Alison has just started her new occupation as warden of New Island, but she continues to support the Journal in helping with editing and proof reading of articles.

Geraldine McAdam BA, PGCE has a wide interest in local history and culture and an affection for the Falklands and its people. She is a Friend of the Falkland Islands Museum and Jane Cameron National Archives and assists greatly with editing, proof reading, article preparation, subscriptions and distribution of the FIJ. 

Nikki Buxton, BSc, MSc arrived in the Falkland Islands in July 1992 as the first Data Analyst for the Fisheries Department. She left government service in 1995 to start Synergy Information Systems, Ltd – the Falkland Islands premier IT Consultancy & Support company. Nikki was naturalised in 1998, and describes herself as a ‘Generation Zero’ Falkland Islander, with a keen interest in Falklands history, wildlife and people. Nikki initially became involved with the Journal as part of Jane Cameron’s ‘Living History’ project, in association with the Development Corporation, and now gives valuable advice on Journal promotion and prepares the electronic version for independent sale.

Tom McAdam BSc, MSc designed and operates the FIJ and DFB  web pages and gives much appreciated IT assistance on laying out articles.

Andrea Barlow F(CMI) is the Director of the Falkland Islands Museum & National Trust and helps distribute the FIJ at the Stanley end.  Her lineage can be traced back to 1842 and the arrival of a detachment of Royal Sappers and Miners on the Brig Hebe.  Andrea is proud to be part of the Biggs clan but is equally proud of her Chilean roots.  
Tasmin Tyrrell BA (Hons) grew up in the Falklands and is a 6th generation Islander. She  studied English Literature and Educational Studies at Bath Spa University before returning home. She first started working at the previous museum, Britannia House, in 2013 during her college holidays and now works full time as the Promotions and Exhibitions Officer at the Historic Dockyard. Tasmin has always had a keen interest in history and is enjoying learning more about local history through her work at the museum. She also manages the social media profile of the Journal.