An award-winning travel writer (The Wild Guide to Southern and Eastern England, co-author), Elsa has unicycled across England, trekked through the jungles of Borneo, and spent 51 days rowing alone on the Pacific Ocean. She is currently working towards her Mountain Leader qualification.

Elsa is a Lecturer in English at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, and co-organises SciPo, an interdisciplinary network exploring the creative common ground between poetry and science. She recently completed her PhD on breath, voice and the culture of air in the work of Coleridge and Tennyson, at the University of Bristol, and is a Trustee of the Wordsworth Conference Foundation.