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Fernandes Fellows

The current Fernandes fellows in the IAS

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Helena Duffy

Helena Duffy (MSt Oxon, PhD Oxford Brookes) is Fernandes Fellow (Warwick) and Professor of French (Wrocław, Poland). She has taught French language and culture at Royal Holloway, University of Queensland, and Université Blaise-Pascal in France. She has been Marie-Curie Research Fellow and Collegium Researcher at the University of Turku, Finland. She is the author of monographs, edited volumes, journal articles, and book chapters, which deal with cultural representations of World War II and the Holocaust. At Warwick, she is working in ecocritial and comparative perspectives on the figurations of the forest in Holocaust literature and film.

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Aisel Omarova

Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Kharkiv, Ukraine

Dr. Aisel Omarova is an Associate Professor of the Department of History of State and Law of Ukraine and Foreign Countries of Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University. She has completed her PhD in 2016 in legal history, focusing on the legal status of Ukraine during the perestroika period (1985-1991). Currently she is in the process of habilitation. Habilitation is the procedure to achieve the highest university degree in many European countries, and it follows some years after the initial PhD. Dr Omarova’s area of interest for her habilitation is children's rights and the history of children's rights protection at the national and international levels. Also, she is reviewer and member of editorial board of Ukrainian and American scientific journals.

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Alexandru-Ioan Ciorogar

Dr. Alex Ciorogar (Ph.D. in Comparative Literature) is a Lecturer with the English Department (Babeș-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters in Cluj-Napoca, Romania).“From Somaesthetics to the Stylistics of Existence: Styles of Reading, Ways of Living” in Anna Budziak, Katarzyna Lisowska, Jarosław Woźniak (eds.), Literature, Performance, and Somaesthetics: Studies in Agency and Embodiment, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle upon Tyne, 2017), ”Beyond Print and Invisibility. «Translatorship» in the Age of Digital Globalization” in Maria Sass Hrsg, Vlad Pojoga, Ștefan Baghiu (eds.), The Culture of Translation in Romania/ Übersetzungskultur und Literaturübersetzen in Rumänien, Peter Lang Publishing Group (Bern, 2018), and ”The Ecology of Authorial Ascension” in French Studies Bulletin (Oxford University Press), vol. 41, Issue 154 are just some of his most recent publications.He is the owner and founder of OMG, an independent publishing house based in Cluj, Romania, and the current director of Echinox magazine.Teaching interests: Eighteenth-Century Poetry and Romanticism; Essay Writing; Practical Course in Text Interpretation.


Nubar Abdullaieva

Nubar Abdullaieva is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2 in Kharkiv National Medical University. She has a huge experience in medical practice as a gynecologist. She was observing and consulting pregnant women and women with gynecological issues. Moreover she was taking part in delivery. Sphere of her scientific interests is optimization of pregnancy and childbirth in women with cerebrovascular disorders. Nubar Abdullaieva improved her scientific and pedagogical skills in Lodz Medical University from March to June 2022.

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Nataliya Pratsova

Dr. Nataliya Pratsovyta is a research fellow at the University of Warwick. She holds a position of docent at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine. In 2017, she completed her PhD in comparative literature at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her scholarly interests include a study of Bible images in fiction literature, historical fiction, and academic writing. At the University of Warwick, Nataliya is affiliated with the Department of English and Comparative Literature Studies and researches Biblical imagery in the works of G.K. Chesterton. While here, Nataliya continues her work with students in Ukraine, providing academic advising and supervising bachelors’ theses.

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Dmytro Chashyn

Dmytro Chashyn, PhD, Associated Professor of Prydniprovsk state academy of construction and architecture (Dnipro, Ukraine).

My area of scientific research is the improvement of automated control systems for construction enterprises, including the management of the reconstruction of old buildings using energy-efficient technologies and advanced materials.

My academic achievements include the development of new automated construction and

reconstruction management technologies using BIM modeling and the creation of complex

information models.

My career aspirations are the development and implementation of new energy-saving technologies in the process of reconstruction of old buildings based on automated control technologies.

The objectives I seek to achieve with the Warwick Fernandez Fellowship are the implementation of these developments and advances in the economic and management processes of the United Kingdom and the European Union in the face of an energy crisis.

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Yuliia Lysanets

Yuliia Lysanets, PhD, is an Associate Professor of the Department of Foreign Languages with Latin and Medical Terminology at Poltava State Medical University (Ukraine). PhD by Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine) with the thesis "The Expressionist Poetics in the Prose by Gustav Meyrink" (2013).

She is the author and co-author of more than 50 research papers on linguistics and world literature, published in international peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Medical Case Reports (Springer Nature); the co-author of 5 textbooks on professional English in healthcare for medical undergraduates, PhD students, and staff.

Her record of scholarships and grants includes the Research Fellowship for young scientists, granted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine (2016-2018), Erasmus+ mobility for staff training at Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France (2017), Erasmus+ mobility for teaching English for Specific Purposes at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2019), and Erasmus+ mobility for staff training at University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain (2022).

The focus of her research interest embraces medical discourse in world literature, narratology and receptive aesthetics, English and Latin medical terminology, teaching English for Specific Purposes (Medicine and Dentistry), issues related to second language acquisition, academic writing, and intercultural communication.

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Maryna Utkina

Maryna Utkina, PhD (2018), Senior Lecturer at the Department of Criminal and Legal Sciences and Procedure, Head of the Scientific Association of Students (Audience Members), Postgraduates, Doctoral Students and Young Scientists at Sumy State University (Ukraine). Participant of Academic Mobility Programs (Italy, 2015; Slovak Republic, 2019; Latvia, 2020).

Author and co-author of more than 100 research papers, 15 of which are in journals indexed by Scopus and Web of Sciences

Dr Utkina's research is on financial regulation and criminal law enforcement of illicit proceeds from organised crime - including terrorism, money laundering and corruption.

The main issues that the fellow research are:

  • a comparative analysis of theoretic and legal framework: to compare notions or definitions of financial intelligence (monitoring); acts and codes which regulate this question.
  • compare financial intelligence duties: the system of such authorities and their duties.
  • research in general this activity, its levels, main points and the process at all.
  • research financial intelligence in the system of corruption prevention: best practices and others.