The network is directed by a leadership group comprising:
- Rachel Hewitt (Newcastle University; not active in the network since early 2022)
- Kerri Andrews (Edge Hill University)
- Joanna Taylor (University of Manchester).
The network’s events and rationale are overseen by an Advisory Group, comprising:
- Emma Brockwell (Pelvic Roar)
- Isobel Filor (John Muir Trust)
- Zakiya Mckenzie
- Keri Wallace (from Girls on Hills guided trail-running for women)
- Harvey Wilkinson (National Trust)
Women In The Hills works primarily with three official project partners:
- Girls on Hills
- John Muir Trust
- Pelvic Roar.
You can find out more about these individuals and organisations on the Who We Are page.
As it develops, Women In The Hills will benefit from collaboration with a number of individuals and organisations, across academic disciplines, creative practices, and industry and charity sectors. These include the Outdoor Industries Association, the Kendal Mountain Festival, EVB Sport, the British Mountaineering Council, Women in Adventure, and Fab Little Bag.
Women In The Hills is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), to run from January 2020 to the end of December 2021. The network is part of the Landscape Decisions programme (subtitled ‘Towards a New Framework of Using Land Assets’), which is supported on behalf of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) by the National Environment Research Council(NERC), the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the Biotechnology & Biological Science Research Council (BBSRC) and the AHRC. With the assistance of our funders, collaborators, project partners, advisory group, leadership team and all participants, the Women In The Hills network hopes to generate an unprecedentedly holistic, nuanced conversation exploring women’s experiences of participating in, and representing, leisure activities in the UK hills.