The Early Career Innovation Fellowship (ECIF) programme supports completing Warwick doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the translation of research for economic, societal or cultural benefit, pump-priming of new collaborations between Warwick and industrial (particularly SME), public, or third sector organisations, and career transitions from academia to employment in the above sectors. IAS, in partnership with Warwick Ventures, appoints Fellows of 6-12 months duration. During this time, Fellows engage with the interdisciplinary activities of the IAS and Warwick Ventures, and participate in the Innovation to Impact (Wi2i) Training Programme.
School of Modern Languages & Cultures
Iwona is Early Career Innovation Fellow with the Institute of Advanced Study working on a project in art and speculative design in the criminal justice arena. As British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow she joined the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (French Studies) at Warwick in 2015. In 2015-16 she held visiting fellowships with Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover (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. Her monograph, Theorizing Contemporary Anarchism. Solidarity, Mimesis and Radical Social Change (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), deals with the concept of universality and social transformation in most recent philosophical thought. Her full research profile can be accessed here.
Department of Chemistry
Richard is currently an IAS Early Career Innovation Fellow in the Haddleton Research Group developing polymeric materials for controlled-release applications. He has previously completed a PhD with Professor David Haddleton developing advanced controlled radical polymerisation methodologies, with particular focus on the synthesis of cationic materials for applications in gene delivery. This included 2 months as a visiting scholar at the University of California Santa Barbara under the supervision of Professor Craig Hawker. Prior to his PhD, he completed his Master’s at Durham University utilizing thiol-ene click chemistry in the synthesis of thermosetting materials for coating applications.
Department of Chemistry
Paul is an IAS Early Career Innovation Fellow in the Scott Group at the Department of Chemistry working on surface-responsive polymers for interfacial applications. He previously completed a PhD with Professor Peter Scott in collaboration with Infineum UK Ltd developing a novel 2-step synthesis for polyethylene-polar monomer diblock copolymers and investigating an application as a wax crystal modifier in diesel. He was then employed at Warwick as an Innovate UK-funded postdoctoral researcher working with Interface Polymers Ltd to operationalise this technology on a multi-Kg scale and to develop an application in agricultural film. Before he started at Warwick, Paul completed his MChem degree at Loughborough University working on synthetic models of particulate Methane Monooxygenase.
Department of Philosophy
WMS - Health Sciences
Nicola is currently an Early Career Innovation Fellow with the Institute of Advanced Studies researching the market potential of the Warwick Holistic Health Questionnaire (WHHQ), a patient reported outcome measure that evaluates changes in health and wellbeing. Nicola developed and validated the WHHQ for her PhD with Professor Sarah Stewart-Brown and Dr Helen Parsons of Warwick Medical School, Health Sciences Division. Nicola won the 2018 Complementary Therapy Awards Federation of Holistic Therapy Research Award for her work on the WHHQ. Previously, Nicola undertook a Masters by Research at University of Warwick, Health Sciences Division using qualitative methods to explore clients’ experiences of Craniosacral Therapy, a mind-body complementary therapy modality. Nicola was awarded an MPhil for outstanding work on this study.