I am studying for a Master’s degree in Defence, Development and Diplomacy at Durham University. Most of my study has been focused on Libya and the Middle East, including work with a firm called Intelligence Fusion where I remotely monitor , current events in Jordan, and I will soon be travelling to Bosnia with a group from my course to look at both the present political situation there and the historical legacy of the war and genocide that occurred there in the 1990s. In September, having finished my thesis, I will be working for a consultancy firm based in Westminster (Q5 Partners if that is of interest). For the time being, I spend my spare time rowing on the river in Durham.
Reader at School of Psychology, University of Lincoln
I am a reader at the University of Lincoln with a background in behavioural ecology and evolutionary biology. I graduated in my home country, Italy, and moved to UK for my postgraduate studies. I joined Lincoln 11 years ago. My research focuses on the causes and consequences of competition and cooperation. I have investigated these topics for the last 15 years, working with different macaque species in Japan, Morocco and Indonesia.
Professor of Image Engineering at University of Lincoln
Nigel Allinson, MBE, ScD, is the Distinguished Professor of Image Engineering at the University of Lincoln. Currently he leads a team building probably the most complex medical imaging instrument ever conceived. It will improve the accuracy of proton beam therapy in the treatment of cancer – work that combines the search for the Higgs Boson and your mobile’s camera. Nigel also developed the Police forensics system that sends fingerprints straight from a crime scene to a remote fingerprint bureau. He also helped to develop the technology that allows you to watch videos on the internet.
Associate Creative Director
Paul Ostryzniuk is an Associate Creative Director at AKQA, an international award-winning ideas and innovation company that uses the imaginative application of art and science to create ideas, products and services.
With over a decade of industry experience, he now specialises in digital creativity, building experiences that become useful things and tell wonderful stories.
Blogger + Student + Writer
Rosie was born in Jerusalem and currently lives in Dorset with her partner Chapman. Having studied English Communication & Culture, Creative Writing and Film Studies at college, she is now taking an English Language and Literature degree. She started blogging at 13, writing about style and design and was featured in major publications, including Mail on Sunday, Elle and Style.com. She also worked with PRs for a number of companies (including H&M) to produce social media content. She speaks 5 languages, reads 200+ books per year and writes thousands of words a day. She has published two books (Punk-k and Liminal) and writes for The Huffington Post, Creatomic and The Good Trade. Her minimalism journey began early in 2016 when she threw away or donated most of her belongings and stopped shopping. She frequently posts about her thoughts on living with less to unravel the impact of this lifestyle.
Simon is a freelance Creative Producer based in Lincoln who works with venues, festivals & arts companies and is passionate about giving everyone the chance to feel creative. He is especially committed to finding ways to engage young people in arts activities and is currently working as part of the 1215.Today project. He ran Lincoln Drill Hall for 10 years and is the Chair of the Board of Zest Theatre.