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Post-doctoral Researchers

 At Solent, we marked our tenth anniversary as a university with a commitment to appoint 10 postdoctoral researchers. These new researchers have joined us and are now actively contributing to our research and innovation networks.  Each postdoctoral researcher is undertaking their own research as well as working alongside staff, students and external partners to explore and investigate new and exciting areas of research and innovation.

Bailey Adie

Bailey Ashton Adie is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Business and Society Research Hub. She completed her PhD in Management and Development of Cultural Heritage at IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy with a focus on the World Heritage brand and tourism in an international comparative context.

She also has a MA in Cultural Heritage and International Development from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK and a BA in History and Asian Studies from the University of Vermont, Burlington, USA. Her research focuses on World Heritage tourism, sustainable heritage tourism for community development, and tourism branding. 

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Babak Ardestani

Underlying Babak’s research methodological interest and approach is the belief that improved theoretical insights and more effective guidelines for future inquiries and policy making can be delivered by directing research towards the study of existing population (for example by using data and spatial analysis of census records) and evolving them through time periods using simulation-based study within a theoretically and data-driven modelling framework.

Toby Bennett

Toby Bennett’s research explores the cultural economy, centring on working life and emergent forms of knowledge production in this context. He is interested in the mutual reinforcement of theory and practice. Using qualitative research methods and critical/social theory, he seeks to make contributions to the study, policy and practice of media and culture. His PhD took an autoethnographic lens to consider work, the music industry, and their mutual transformation in the major record label – highlighting in particular the significance of a) “non-creative” labour and b) education and training.

Previously he spent five years at Universal Music Group. Since then, he has worked with organisations like UK Music, The Hub and the Cultural Institute at King’s to report on and intervene in various intersections between academia and the creative sector.

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Sara Bragança

Sara Bragança earned her PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Minho, Portugal in 2016. This doctoral degree was related to the study on the influence of common working postures on individuals’ comfort and anthropometric data.

She accomplished her MSc degree in 2012 in the field of Industrial Engineering and Management, also at University of Minho. Her master thesis was performed under the topic of implementation of standard work and other lean production tools.

Her research interests include applied ergonomics, anthropometry, 3D body scanning technologies, design for the disabled, inclusivity, and adaptive clothing.

She is the author/co-author of more than 20 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences.

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Shelley Duncan

Shelley Duncan is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PhD) within the sport, health and wellbeing research and innovation hub. Her area of expertise is within the field of Cognitive Neuroscience, specifically in the use of electroencephalography to evaluate the relationship between electrical activity of the brain and behaviour. Shelley’s PhD was completed at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, which involved the evaluation of the influence of acute bouts of exercise (aerobic and resistance) on cognitive function, including both behavioural (task completion time) and electrophysiological (EEG) patterns of activity during the performance of a locomotive dual-task paradigm.

Shelley’s background also includes completion of a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health, Postgraduate Diploma in Exercise Rehabilitation, and an MSc (first class honours) that evaluated the influence of glycogen depletion and fatigue on visual performance at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Shelley’s key areas of interest are the development of paradigms to evaluate cognitive function in a more real world context and the assessment of the influence of exercise interventions upon cognitive function.

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Komali Kantamaneni

Komali Kantamaneni is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Southampton Solent University. She completed her PhD at University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea, UK, entitled Evaluating Fiscal and Physical Coastal Vulnerability in the UK. Her research is into risk analysis of coastal communities due to climate change impacts (such as increased flooding and storms) and development of corresponding mathematical systems that can holistically measure coastal vulnerability in fiscal terms. Currently, the geographical remit is the United Kingdom, which she soon will be expanding to global levels.

She holds an MBA in Business Studies from Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK); and MSc in Environmental Sciences and a BSc in Biology from Nagarjuna University, India. She has published several papers in refereed international journals as well as presented her research at various international conferences.

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Tychonas Michailidis

Tychonas Michailidis is a post-doctoral research fellow at Southampton Solent University. He received his PhD degree in music technology from Birmingham Conservatoire, Birmingham City University and holds a Master’s degree in Digital Arts in Performance. He was recently awarded the qualification of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

His research interests focus on human interaction with digital technologies. In particular, the role of vibration and haptic feedback as means of communication in performances. As an electronic music performer, Tychonas has performed his music around Europe and worked with several composers and ensembles including Hilda Paredes (Mexico/UK), Yuval Avital (Italy), Grup Instrumental de Valencia (Spain) Meitar Ensemble (Israel). Previously, he was the live electronics and sensor technology specialist for the Integra Project €1.1m (2009–2012) and research assistant for the AHRC-funded Digital Transformations project (2015).

His work has been published at leading conferences including, ICMC and SMC, scholar journals including Organised Sound and book chapter published by Palsgrave.

Please follow the links below for Tychonas' website and ResearchGate profile:

Alex Reynolds

Dr Alexandra Reynolds holds a BA in Art History from Leeds University, a Pg Dip in Curating and MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College and an AHRC funded PhD from Kingston University. Her PhD thesis investigated the use of crowdsourcing in museums and galleries, exploring ways future digital cultural co-creation projects might function more critically and meaningfully in the context of contemporary neoliberalism and new capitalism.

In her role as Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Creative and Digital Industries Hub, Alexandra is extending her PhD research both theoretically and practically, investigating new models for digital co-creation, which produce critical and progressive cultural narratives while disrupting and democratising the traditional curatorial role. She welcomes opportunities for future collaborations and research partnerships in the field. 

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