Henry Staley


Henry is in his 4th year of Dental Surgery at University of Leeds. Having achieved A* grades in both his Biology and Geography A levels, with the highest result in his school for A level geography, it is safe to say that he has more than a passing interest in both natural sciences and conservation. For his studies, Henry has been involved in river sediment research as well as investigations into population demographics.

He has pursued his interests in the outdoors by completing his Gold DofE award and has travelled extensively throughout Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa and the Caribbean. Henry is an avid skier and sailer, spending many summers and winters in Austria. He particularly enjoys spending time in the alpine environment. At university, Henry is part of the hiking society as well as the Leeds Medics and Dentists ski society, recently travelling to Alpe Duez. He adds:

‘This experience will allow me to further develop my interests in Geography and Geology. To spend time in such an isolated and beautiful part of the world is a privilege, and to be involved in research which may aid conservation in the future is not only exciting, but an issue that is very important to me.’

Henry’s own research will explore the oral hygiene changes over the course of the expedition and the effect of these changes on the team’s oral health.

Henry Staley