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The IAS Associate Fellowship is a broad based community of Durham colleagues from across the disciplinary spectrum who are engaging with the IAS in forthcoming or recently completed interdisciplinary projects. The Fellowship is intended to provide a network for Fellows to come together and share ideas and experience.

Associate Fellow Department/School  Research Interests 
Professor Robert Baxter Biosciences 
  •  pollution ecology
  • arctic plant ecologyarctic
  • climate change
Professor Chris Brown Education
  • Evidence informed policy and practice
  • Teacher Professional Development
  • School System Improvement 
Dr Atanu Chaudhuri  Durham Business School 
  • Supply chains and business models for digital manufacturing
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Supply chain integration
Professor Alexandra Cristea Computer Science 
  • Web Science
  • User Modelling
  • Adaptive, personalised web
Professor Chris Gerrard  Archaeology 
  • Common rights and resources
  • Historic earthen architecture
  • The western Atlantic seaboard in the Middle Ages
Dr Mariann Hardey   Durham Business School  
  • Women in digital leadership roles
  • Consumer-generated-content (CGC)
  • Tech Cities
Dr Ben Alderson Day   Psychology  
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Voice-hearing and Schizophrenia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Executive Functioning
 
Dr Olga Demetriou  School of Government and International Affairs 
  • Refugees and Displacement
  • European Asylum System
  • Gender, feminism and peace building
  • Cultural heritage conflicts
  • Citizenship
  • Minorities
 
Professor Simon James  English Studies 
  • Victorian and Twentieth-Century Fiction
  • Literature and Gender
  • Literary Theory, esp. Narrative Theory, Psychoanalysis and Gender; Theories of Pleasure
  • Textual editing, including digital editing
Dr Marco Bernini English Studies
  • Narrative theory (in particular cognitive narratology),
  • Modernist fiction
  • Cognitive sciences
Dr Kimberley Jamie Sociology
  • Health
  • Family health
  • Medicines use
  • Health technologies
  • Lay health understandings/behaviours
  • Healthcare work and professional practice
 
Dr Henry Jones Durham Law School
  • International Law
  • Legal History
  • Law and Geography
  • Law and Humanities
  • Law and Literature
  • Critical Legal Theory
  • Marxist Legal Theory
 
Professor Debbie Riby  Psychology 
  • Neurodiversity
  • Neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Social perception and social cognition in Williams syndrome (WS) and Autism (ASD).
Dr Rille Raaper Education 
  • Student experience, identity and agency
  • Higher education policy and practice
  • Politics of higher education and student movements
  • Consumerism in higher education
  • Widening participation in higher education
  • Assessment policy and practice
  • Critical theory and critical discourse analysis
 
Dr Margarita Staykova Physics
  • Biophysics
  • Biological membranes
  • Functional interfaces
  • Living materials
 
Professor Philip Steinberg Geography  
Professor Jim Ridgway  Education
  • mathematics education
  • assessment
  • technology in education
  • gifted and talented children
  • educational psychology
Dr Jeremy Kendal  Anthropology
  • Social transmission and population dynamics
Dr James Osborn Physics 
  • Atmospheric physics
  • Free-space optical communications
  • Astronomical instrumentation
Dr Elisabeth Kirtsoglou Anthropology
  • Gender
  • Identity
  • Greece
  • Politics
  • Migration and Refugee Issues
Dr David Chivers Economics and Finance
  • Macroeconomics of Labour Markets
  • Macroeconomics of Growth and Development
Professor Susanne Braun Management and Marketing
  • Leader and follower identity dynamics
  • Narcissism in leadership
  • Authentic leadership