meet the communications Team
Nicola is currently a teaching-focused Lecturer in Health Data Science based in the medical school at Lancaster University (UK). Her research interests include teaching statistics to medical and health sciences students, with a particular focus on programming and statistical software. She is also interested in the relationship between how we teach statistics and how we communicate statistics to the general public. Nicola has previously taught programming and statistics to a range of audiences in both industry and academic settings.
Mag is currently an undergraduate student in Psychology (with Human Rights) at the University of Sussex. She is a mature student who has spent the past four years as a Programme Development Associate at Care Community Services Society, a social service charity in Singapore (where she’s from). From evaluating interventions, understanding the needs of vulnerable communities and working alongside social workers and counsellors, she has seen first-hand and explored the role of statistics and research methods in the broadening gap between evidence and practice. Some of her past projects include implementing psychological scales for senior daycare and prison casework programmes, as well as hosting “Data Parties” to keep social workers up-to-date with relevant research. Thus, Mag is interested in statistics education and anxiety due to its important and foundational role in creating and maximising social impact.
She can also be found fixating on any one of her gazillion crafty hobbies, or last seen in public at a concert/gig.
Torsa holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from India and aspires to pursue a PhD in Developmental/ Clinical Psychology. She is presently a post-bacc research assistant working closely on topics surrounding child developmental trajectories and child and adolescent psychopathology. Her research interests are at the intersection of adverse experiences and their long-term functioning into adulthood, social adjustment, and emotion regulation. Her clinical experience with children at correctional centres and rehabilitation homes strengthens her efforts towards designing scalable psychological interventions for minoritized youth.