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ESIT Training Coordination Administrator, 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 recently completed my Master of Arts (by research) in Russian heavy metal (http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/50791/). 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 Research (ESIT) EU-funded PhD tinnitus training project and am based at Ropewalk House. I also volunteer at Newark Air Museum and maintain active links with the SU through Role-Playing and Wargames Society (RPGSoc).
Russian heavy and power metal
Soviet youth culture
Authenticity in Soviet Russian popular music and youth culture
My current research is in Russian heavy metal and Soviet youth culture in the mid-late 1980s.
I am also an active member of the Students' Union: I have been a committee member of Role-Playing and 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.
Napoleon in Russia; Work as a theme in Chekhov; Solar heating panels; Epidemiia's Metal Opera Part 1 (Эльфийская Рукопись)