Postdoctoral Research Fellows are a vital part of Warwick’s research community. You bring a wealth of research experience and expertise to our endeavours, and in so doing you underpin Warwick's position as a leading research institution. Whether you stay at Warwick, move to an organisation elsewhere, or establish your own enterprise, your future success is deeply connected with that of Warwick; you become part of our international network.
IAS Associate Fellows are part of a campus-wide community of postdocs who are employed in other departments at Warwick. The aim of this non-stipendiary fellowship is to provide you with a range of opportunities to help develop your independent research career. Activities are aimed at developing interdisciplinarity, internationalisation, research excellence, independence and leadership. For more information, see Apply to Join.
Dr Suzanne Aussems | Department of Psychology
Dr Suzanne Aussems is an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Warwick. In her PhD research, she examined how hand gestures produced by adults influence event memory and word learning in 3-year-old children. In her current postdoc (2017-2018), she studies how the gestures that 1-year-olds produce may reveal whether such young babies already understand language a system of reference. During her ESRC fellowship (2018-2019), Suzanne will visit two internationally leading research labs in the US and in Germany to set up a collaborative research project that involves comparative studies of the role of gesture in social interactions between mothers and children in humans and great apes.
Dr Marcos Estrada de Oliveira | Department of Politics and International Studies
Marcos Estrada holds a PhD in Sociology, and is currently a Tutor in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) and an editor for ‘Exchanges: The Interdisciplinary Research Journal’, published by the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) at the University Warwick. His research interests are in everyday life and identities formed within border regions, which does not always fit within a nation-state framework. Marcos is currently working in the book manuscript ‘Transnationalism at the Border: Migration, Politics and Identities’ to be published by Routledge.
Dr Marco Haenssgen | Global Sustainable Development
Dr Marco J Haenssgen is Assistant Professor in Global Sustainable Development. He is a mixed-methods development studies researcher, focusing geographically on Asia and thematically on human behaviour and policy implementation in contexts of marginalisation and socio-technological change. Marco holds a DPhil and MPhil in International Development (Oxford University) and a BSc in General Management (European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel) and has work experience in global health, aid evaluation, management consulting, and intergovernmental policy. The IAS will provide a platform for interdisciplinary exchange and research development as Marco expands his portfolio into precarity and governance as contextual drivers of antimicrobial resistance.
Dr Iwona Janicka | Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
Iwona joined IAS in September 2018 as Early Career Innovation Fellow. In 2015-2018 she was British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (French Studies) at Warwick. She held postdoctoral fellowships with the Hannover Institute for Philosophical Research ( Germany) and the Posthuman Aesthetics research group at Aarhus University (Denmark). As Gates Scholar she completed her PhD in French at the University of Cambridge, Trinity Hall, in 2014. She is the author of Theorizing Contemporary Anarchism. Solidarity, Mimesis and Radical Social Change (Bloomsbury, 2017). Her current book project deals with the question of nonhumans and politics.
Arjumand Kazmi | Law
With a lens of hermeneutic phenomenology, in my PhD research, I explore how democratisation is experienced by the internationally funded non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Pakistan. I argue that democratisation does not involve grass-root mobilisation, volunteerism, and ideological struggle. It is ‘projectised’: led by highly paid professionals, it is a depoliticised, bureaucratically managed and skilled activity. My research interests include democratisation, constitutionalism, civil society and phenomenology. I have worked with NGOs in Pakistan and England for over 14 years in areas of democracy promotion and voluntary sector infrastructure. I aim to deepen my research with a focus on the meanings and perceptions of democracy in the global South.
Maryam Masood | WMG
I am from a mechanical engineering background and currently working as a Research Fellow in the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) at the University of Warwick. My research interests are sustainable waste management, decision analysis, circular economy and disaster waste management. I developed expertise in the area of sustainable waste management in Cambridge University during my PhD from 2012 - 2015. I then served as an assistant professor for 2 years in Pakistan. Currently, my research in WMG is focused on developing a multi-criteria decision analysis approach for finding sustainable solutions for the end of life batteries (i.e. Lithium-ion batteries). This research encompasses the environmental, social and economic aspects of the various end of life options for a battery.
Philip Newall | WMG
Philip Newall, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher in Applied Psychology at WMG, the University of Warwick. Philip completed a PhD at Stirling’s Behavioural Science Centre in 2016, and was previously a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Munich. Philip’s main research focus is on the “behavioural science of gambling.” Gambling is a domain where profitmaximizing firms interact with boundedly-rational consumers. Philip’s research on this topic documents how: bookmakers target specific behavioural biases in their advertising, how this advertising has become more sophisticated over time, and how exploitative gambling products have spread throughout the industry.
Dr Raquel Nunes | Warwick Medical School
Raquel Nunes is an ambitious academic and researcher with a multidisciplinary background, working in the interface between public health, environmental and social sciences, with an extensive international professional and research profile, including the World Health Organization, scientific publications and an extensive portfolio on teaching. Raquel's special interests include: public health, health promotion and disease prevention; wider determinants of health; relationship between environment & health; vulnerability, resilience & adaptation to environmental change; and mixed methods research. Raquel's research investigates the contribution of assets to adaptation to extreme temperatures, the determinants of general and specified vulnerability and resilience to extreme temperatures, as well as the importance of an integrating framework for achieving the sustainable development goals with a focus on health and well-being. Her current research also focuses on strengthening resilience to heatwaves in the UK and implications for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Dr Gioia Panzarella | Global Sustainable Development
In 2018 I completed a PhD in Italian (School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Warwick) on the dissemination of the literary production written by translingual writers in the Italian language. I'm currently Teaching Fellow and Director of Student Experience at the Global Sustainable Development department (Warwick). I have worked in various capacities with the Migration, Identity and Translation network (funded by the Monash-Warwick Alliance) since 2015. I colead the ‘Collaborative translation: a model for inclusion’ project, in collaboration with colleagues in Monash, with a focus on the uses of translation in the language classroom (2016-17). Since 2016, I have co-lead the Identities in Motion project.
Daniela Sueldo | Life Sciences
I obtained my MSc in Biology in Argentina, and then carried out my PhD in Molecular Plant Pathology at Wageningen University. After my PhD, my interest in plant immunity drove me to join the University of Oxford for my first postdoc. Finally, I have recently started as postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Life Sciences at Warwick University. Through the last ten years in the field of plant immunity, I have gained understanding of the molecular mechanisms that plants deploy during stress adaptation. My fields of expertise include activitybased proteomics, mass spectrometry and disease assays in various plantpathogen systems.
Magdalena Zajaczkowska | WMG
I am a mathematician and my PhD was in the area of tropical mathematics. In my research I combined combinatorial methods and ideas with coding to study algebraic objects. My thesis was on classification of tropical polynomial ideals. After my PhD I joined the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Warwick as an Early Career Fellow. Since then I have been working on developing and implementing techniques from tropical mathematics to network security. Currently, I am a Teaching Fellow in WMG at the University of Warwick.