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Dawn Hazle

ESIT Training Administrator / Administration Assistant, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I graduated with a 2:i in both German & Russian (Beginners) from the University of Nottingham in 2006 and Quantity Surveying & Construction Commercial Management from Nottingham Trent University in 2012. While I have lapsed in the field of building surveying, I maintain an active interest in Russian language & culture and German sociolinguistics and completed my Master of Arts (by research) in Russian heavy metal ( in 2017. My main interests are in Russian heavy and power metal, specifically the translation of songs and influences on lyrics. I currently support my research by working for the European School for Interdisciplinary Tinnitus (ESIT) EU-funded PhD tinnitus training project and as an administrative assistant for Hearing Sciences, both at Ropewalk House. I also volunteer at Newark Air Museum and maintain active links with the SU through Role-Playing and Wargames Society (RPGSoc).

Expertise Summary

Russian heavy and power metal

Soviet youth culture

Authenticity in Soviet Russian popular music and youth culture

Research Summary

My current research is in Russian heavy metal and Soviet youth culture in the 1980s.

I am also an active member of the Students' Union: I have been a committee member of Role-Playing & Wargames Society and an active member of the Postgraduate Executive Committee. I get involved with students and other associate members, helping them navigate their way round the University and its systems. I also have a lot of knowledge (by comparison to my peers) of Nottingham and the surrounding area, its history and especially public transport.

I attend a lot of alumni events too. I'm often available to help out with alumni (especially Cultures, Languages and Area Studies) and SU events as I live near University Park.

Past Research

Napoleon in Russia; Work as a theme in Chekhov; Solar heating panels; Epidemiia's Metal Opera Part 1 (Эльфийская Рукопись)

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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