Anya Skatova is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol where she runs Digital Footprints Lab. She is interested in behavioural science, data linkages and methodologies to improve how we understand people’s behaviours and choices. She has been with Science for Ukraine since Feb 2022 helping to set up and maintain the UK branch.
Igor Potapov is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Liverpool. He joined the Science for Ukraine initiative in March 2022 helping with strategic planning to set up and maintain the UK branch activities, exploring funding/sponsorship opportunities, communicating with media and is involved in coordination of the UK-Ukraine mentoring programme. His research covers a wide spectrum of Theoretical Computer Science questions in a synergy of traditional mathematical fields of study with algorithms and the theory of computation. Igor has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship in 2020 and has a sustained track record of success in knowledge exchange and income generation. Externally he serves as the EPSRC Full College Member, Peer Review College Member for Future Leaders Fellowships, the Quality Controller for PATHFINDER at European Innovation Council and he recently completed his term as an External Examiner at the University of Oxford for the MSc MFOCS programme.
After finishing her doctoral degree in Germany Maria Eichel-Vogel moved to Scotland at the end of 2021 to continue her research as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Using zebrafish as a model system her work tries to solve some remaining riddles about the dimensions, development and function of nerve fibers, so called axons, within our nervous system. Besides this Maria loves to communicate science to the public and advocate for open research, equality and diversity in science. Maria has been a member of Science for Ukraine since April 2022 and is involved in maintaining this webpage, keeping our agenda in some kind of form and co-organizing the mentoring initiative with Anna and Igor. You will find her tweeting under @maria_eichel
Arran Reader is a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Stirling. His work focuses on perception and action in both individual and social contexts, typically using motion-tracking and non-invasive brain stimulation. Arran has been a member of Science for Ukraine since March 2022, and is mostly involved with keeping track of funding opportunities.
Olga Petrovska is a Teaching Fellow at Swansea University and the Institute of Coding in Wales. She has been with Science for Ukraine since April 2023. She is interested in Theoretical Computer Science, in particular proof theory, constructivism, and program extraction. She is also involved in computing education research. Olga is a Treasurer for the British Colloquium for Theoretical Computer Science and a Membership Secretary for the Association of Computability in Europe.
Diana T. Nikolova is a Collections Access Officer at the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, University of Liverpool. Her PhD research focused on the chemical composition of silver and bronze Ptolemaic coinage. Her broader research interests include the development of ancient Egyptian settlement archaeology, the history of museums, the formation of museum collections and the exhibition of ancient Egyptian artefacts. She joined Science for Ukraine as a Project Officer in January 2024.
Mariavittoria Masotina is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool. She earned her PhD in Brain, Mind, and Computer Science from the University of Padova in March 2022. Her primary research interests lie in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, where she adopts a user-centric perspective and employs a mixed methods approach, integrating both qualitative and quantitative methods. In January 2024, she joined Science for Ukraine as a Project Officer.