Shalaka kurup

 
 
Photo: Steve Cross

Photo: Steve Cross

 

about

Day Man

PhD. candidate with the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Nottingham, with research interests in data analytics, psychology and human factors.

Night Man

Self-made potato connoisseur, aerial hoop-er, television expert, bookworm, wine enthusiast, comedic both intentionally and unintentionally, STEM communicator, new podcast-er!

 
 

events

Work with the development and organisation of public engagement and outreach activities. Currently involved in the production of comedy events, the organisation of pub science evenings, public outreach projects and the Pint of Science festival.

 

UPCOMING

 
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Dark Matter

15th September 2019

WHAT IS DARK MATTER?
“We’re going to talk about dark matter. We’re also going to talk about relationships.”

Dark Matter is a show for anyone who has ever looked at the universe and wondered, “how can I make this about me?”

Part stand-up, part science, Matthew Starr brings the audience along with him as he tries to understand his past relationships and also, the universe.

Whether you have a Ph.D. in Astrophysics or you have never looked in a telescope, Dark Matter is for everyone in the universe who has ever been in a relationship.

Opener: Shalaka Kurup

Shalaka has spent the last four years being a tired PhD student. Her interests are rice, wine and being comedic both intentionally and unintentionally.

TICKETS

 
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work experience

 I am a PhD. candidate with the Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training at the University of Nottingham, with research interests in data analytics, psychology and human factors. I am currently working with the Rail Standards and Safety Board/Rail Delivery Group/Network Rail consortium, in order to better understand the nature of frequent rail travel, and the links between rail experience and information use. I am practical and pay attention to details, which are skills that I apply to general problem-solving. I am independent and function efficiently on my own, but also love engaging with other people and working with a team. 

 

current

 

PhD Student

SEPTEMBER 2015 – PRESENT

There are a number of sources of information that contribute to the planning and management of travel. In particular, significant attention has been paid to areas related to information provision to travellers. My PhD. aims to benefit from the expertise that comes with being a frequent traveller in the development of an understanding of information use and decision making during the process of rail travel. Should information provision appreciate different levels of knowledge and experience when providing information to rail travellers? If so, how?  While providing a theoretical understanding of what it means to be an “expert passenger”, my research will also result in the construction of a contextualised model of information provision. This framework will provide an understanding of the manner in which to tailor information provision to effectively to match the needs of different passenger groups, aiding customers in the management of their own travel experiences. 

STEM Communicator

APRIL 2016 – PRESENT

Work with the development and organisation of public engagement and outreach activities. Currently involved in the production of podcasts, the organisation of pub science evenings, public outreach projects and the Pint of Science festival.

 

previous

 

Research Intern

JUNE 2016 – SEPTEMBER 2016

Volunteer

FEBRUARY 2014 - FEBRUARY 2017

Front of House Team Member

APRIL 2015 – JULY 2015

Youth Theatre Assistant

NOVEMBER 2014 – JULY 2015

Intern

JULY 2013 – SEPTEMBER 2013

Volunteer

JULY 2013 – AUGUST 2013

Intern

JULY 2012 – SEPTEMBER 2012

 

gallery

 

Photos: Steve Cross, Leona Jessica Jacob, Lucy Eckersley, Ian Bowkett

 
 

WATCH me talking about why the plague is to blame for your lack of romantic prospects at BAHFest 2018!

HEAR me talking about rice on the fabulous Dr. Anna Ploszajski’s podcast:

‘rial Talk!

 

publications

Ride along: Expertise and information use during rail travel

Kurup, S., Golightly, D., Clarke, D., & Sharples, S. (2017)

Curating rail travel through personal data: habit and context

Kurup, S., Golightly, D., & Wilson, N. (2016)

Understanding rail travel through the curation of personal data

Kurup, S., Golightly, D., & Wilson, N. (2016)

education

University of Nottingham

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Digital Economy

2015 – PRESENT

University of Nottingham

Bachelor of Science (BSc), Psychology, First Class Honours

2012 – 2015

Inventure Academy

GSCEs, AS & A Levels

2006 – 2012