Oksana is a Senior Research Fellow (the role is now called Assistant Professor, research focused) in Ultrasonics Group working with Dr. Rachel Edwards and Prof. Steven Dixon. She is also an associate fellow of the Warwick Institute of Engagement.
Oksana did her PhD at Cambridge, followed by several years of postdoc there. She worked on a variety of topics in Photonics, and Soft Matter as well as Nanomaterials. She moved to Warwick in 2011 and added Ultrasonics and Non-destructive testing (NDT) to that portfolio. Oksana is involved in several projects on NDT and is also developing ultrasound-sensing paints!
"I have always had tremendous support from my supervisor and colleagues in the Ultrasound Group and in the Physics Department. I have been encouraged and given opportunities to start new research directions. Another fantastic opportunity was to help develop a new interdisciplinary course "Science of Music", which was a lot of fun! I have been leading it since 2018, and it is also excellent basis for exciting outreach projects which I participated in and led.
I am a mum of three, both of our daughters and our son were born while I was working at Warwick. Maternity leave arrangements are very generous. The flexibility in working arrangements that the department offers is invaluable. It is a joy to come back from maternity leave because one can come out part time and slowly build up working hours, the department is very sympathetic to breastfeeding, plus the University Nursery is outstanding.”