Monday, 12 December 2016

Consulting Editor

Introducing Our Resident Editor 

Elizabeth Sharplin

The expertise of our Founding editor, Graeme Loft's was critical and fundamental in getting this Website built and operational and for that we are grateful to him. However, by early 2013 because of the growing size of the Website's content and depth of continuous research the decision was taken to streamline the editing process of this process by shortening the time spans involved.  More importantly the technical aspect of the website needed to be strengthened in the maritime knowledge being brought to bear during the editing process.

As a result Elizabeth Sharplin (then Penny) was appointed to the role.   Elizabeth came with extensive maritime knowledge particularly from her Father’s side of her family who were Yorkshire based owners and operators of deep-sea fishing trawlers, whilst on her Mother’s side they were a family of Sheffield cutlers and silver smiths.  Elizabeth although born in Kent bears all the traits of a Yorkshire lass with a deep no nonsense but sensitive attitude to life with an exceptional sense of community exercised through her strong support within several volunteer service  oragaisations in her local residential region.

Elizabeth brought with her senior management experience from various diverse multi-national companies including an engineering company who possessed a significant presence in the automation and controls engineering sector of the marine industry. Elizabeth's experience and knowledge also embraces that of organisations such as the Historic Dockyards, ships including exhibition ships, and maritime focused organisations like the Veterans Associations and maritime research facilities.

Last update: June 20th, 2018

Our Founding Editor

Graeme Lofts B.Sc(Ed), B.Ed, M.Ed.

  • Teacher of Physics, Science and Mathematics at secondary schools in Melbourne, Australia and in the USA at Denver, Colorado.
  • Lecturer in Science Education and Methods of Teaching at the University of Melbourne and RMIT University, and Curriculum Development at the University of Melbourne

         "Science Quest”.  Award winning series of educational text books and interactive material,    
            first published 1996.
         "Science Quest 1" and "Science Quest 2" were shortlisted in the ‘Best Series’ category
            of "The Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing". The first two Science
            Quest books were subsequently named as the winner of that category and the overall winner
    "Jacaranda Physics"   
     -  A series of educational text books and interactive material, first published 1997, now into  
        its third edition published in 2009.
     -  Indonesian translation "Jacaranda Fisika" published in 2008.
    “Australia’s Dangerous Creatures for Dummies”, 2008
          “Heart & Soul, Australia’s First Families of Wine”
           -  Published 2010.
           -  Ranked Second in the "New World Wines" category of the global "2011 Gourmand World   
               Cookbook Awards" held in Paris,  March 2012.
           -  The Mandarin translation published in December 2012 was judged Third in "The Best
               Translation" category of the global "2013 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards"
               held in Beijing, China, in May 2014.