Lynne Atkin and Paul Atkins

Lynne Atkin and Paul Atkin work in Loughborough University’s Design and Print Services.

Dr Andrea Bundon, @ultreia1x

Andrea is a Research Associate working in the Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University. Her research spans the fields of sport sociology and critical disability studies. Working from a community-based research framework, she explores the intersections of sport, disability, health and social inclusion/exclusion. She is also interested in the use of digital qualitative research methods in sport studies.

Dr Laura Carletti, @lauracarletti

Laura is a Research Fellow at Nottingham University. Laura’s research focuses on: engagement through new media and technologies; web-based informal learning; use of crowdsourcing and social media for public participation; interactions between formal/professional and informal/amateur knowledge.

Dr Ashley Casey, @DrAshCasey

Ashley is a Lecturer in Pedagogy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.   Ashley has a vibrant social media presence on Twitter (@DrAshCasey) and writes and presents a weekly blog ( and podcast ( focused on “major themes in physical education research”.

Rosamund Chester Buxton

Rosamund is a Research Associate in the School of Business and Economics. She has worked on a variety of research projects including:

  • A CGMA funded project which examined performance management in shared service centres in the public and private sectors, from May 2011 to November 2012;
  • An on-going longitudinal study of accounting and financial management students’ attitudes to and experiences of academic work and life at Loughborough University; and
  • A project to help develop the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF2014) Impact Cases for the School of Business and Economics.

Dr Ksenia Chmutina, @KsChmutina

Ksenia Chmutina is a Research Associate in the School of Civil and Building Engineering. Ksenia’s research interests include energy efficiency policies, energy systems and energy saving measures in buildings.

Dr Chris Elsey

Chris Elsey is a Research Associate in Social Sciences at Loughborough University. His research utilises audio-visual materials to investigate work-place practices, activities and learning within educational, medical and military settings.

Kyle Harrington, @KyleJharrington

Kyle is a PhD researcher in the Human Factors Research Group at the University of Nottingham. His current research involves investigating assistive technologies for adults with support needs and he has an educational background in Psychology, Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence. Kyle regularly creates informational videos on his personal YouTube channel which has received over 170,000 views.

Click her for one of Kyle’s videos ( and a recent publication, ‘Digital Wellbeing Assessments for People Affected by Dementia’ (

Dr Luis Oliveira, @luibhz

Luis Oliveira is a Research Associate in Loughborough Design School. Luis’ research covers; behaviour change intervention methods, persuasive technology, HCI, energy saving at home and sustainable transport. Luis has 8 years of experience as a web designer, improving the online presence for dozens of clients from industry, education and government. Recently he has been developing smartphone applications, involving target users during the whole development process. Luis is moving to the University of Warwick in 2016, to work with the Experiential Engineering group at the Warwick Manufacturing Group.

Dr Stephen Porritt

A first degree in physics, with a PhD in climate change adaptation. The PhD project investigated retrofit measures on dwellings, assessing both the effect on heating energy use and on overheating during a heat wave period. Adaptation cost was also included in the analysis and a retrofit toolkit was produced to allow comparison of retrofit measures on a range of dwelling types.

Dr David Roberts

David Roberts is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Economics. David was appointed in January 2015 Honorary Research Fellow at the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies, Liverpool Hope University. He is presently pursuing research on how and why people resist democratization, and why democracy often ‘fails to take’ when attempts are made to plant it in places emerging from conflict. He advises others on the use of visuals in research and teaching:

Laura Santamaria, @SublimeMagazine

Laura is a branding and communications consultant specialising in sustainability, wellbeing and social innovation. She has worked in new product development with commercial and non-profit organisations since 1995, and is now a Postdoctoral Researcher in Design for Sustainability at Loughborough Design School and founder/editor in chief of

Dr Vicky Shipp, @vickyshipp

Vicky Shipp is a User Research Consultant for The Insight Lab in Nottingham ( Her research is focused on the use of ethnography and other qualitative methods for understanding user experience. In her previous role as Research Fellow in User Centred Design at Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham, she explored the use of wearable cameras to study food behaviours and breaks at work.

Stela Valchovska

Stela Valchovska is a Research Fellow in Enterprise on Scaling the Rural Enterprise research project in the Faculty if Science at the University of Nottingham. She holds Master degrees from the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece and the University for National and World Economy in Sofia, Bulgaria. Stela received her PhD from the University of Gloucestershire, United Kingdom by investigating how and why post-socialist farmers start up and develop their enterprises.

Dr Ines Varela-Silva, @inesvarelasilva

Ines is Senior Lecturer in Human Biology. She has a keen interest in global health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan. Her current areas of research include: Patterns of human growth and development as indicators of health and disease; The paradox of nutritional dual-burden (coexistence of under-and overweight) among the Maya in Mesoamerica and among migrants in developed countries; and Aspects of energy balance, physical (in)activity and intergenerational components of health and disease.

Ines is also the director of the Maya Project – which combines Research and Social Enterprise in an international and interdisciplinary context.

Cross-disciplinary exchange for impact