Who we are
Maths and numeracy
Dr Inna Namestnikova is the advisor for maths and numeracy. Inna graduated from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University where she was also awarded PhD in Applied Mathematics. She has many years' experience of teaching mathematics at several Russian and British universities and joined Brunel in 2009. Her teaching interests include different areas of mathematics and her main research interests are in theoretical solid mechanics.
Statistics and SPSS
Dr Christine Pereira is the advisor for quantitative research, statistics and SPSS. Christine completed her PhD in Operations Research at Brunel in 2009 and joined the ASK team in 2010. She has experience teaching mathematics and statistics at Brunel and her main teaching interests include quantitative research, statistics and the application of software such as Excel and SPSS to carry out statistical analysis.
Writing and learning
Dr Christina Delistathi, Monica Fernandes, Jessica Hancock, Dr Catriona McAllister and Dr Chris McMillan all specialise in academic writing and learning development.
Christina joined the ASK team in 2012, having taught theory and practice of translation to native and non-native speakers of English at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her teaching interests include translation and academic writing, academic writing for non-native speakers of English, and academic writing conventions in non-English speaking cultures.
Monica joined the ASK team in 2012, having taught Politics and History in tertiary institutions such as the Rand Afrikaans University and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Her teaching interests include academic writing, creating and developing arguments as well as critical thinking.
Jessica joined the ASK team in 2013, having previously taught English Literature and Critical Theory to undergraduates at the University of Oxford. Her current teaching interests include critiquing and analysing research, and academic writing.
Catriona joined the ASK team in 2014, having completed a PhD in Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge. Her teaching interests include academic writing and research skills.
Chris joined the ASK team in 2011 having previously taught within both Student Learning Development and the Social Sciences at Massey University in New Zealand, in addition to completing a PhD in Social and Political Theory. His teaching interests include academic writing, critical thinking, developing arguments and critiquing research.