audrey verma


Research area & interests

Hello world! I am an interdisciplinary social scientist, and my current research interests cover many aspects of the digital and biosocial. Key areas include digitally-enabled knowledge production for conservation, online environmental participation/citizenship, and technological mediations between humans and wildlife. I am also deeply interested in the practices and concepts of interdisciplinary research.

I currently hold a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scribing online responses and resistance to environmental loss & the threat of extinction. Previously, I conducted an ethnography of interdisciplinary knowledge production in newer models of university-business collaborations.

When not being a social scientist, I can be found outdoors looking for birds and bugs. The nature blog I co-write is Winging It. In 2017, I started the BAME network at Newcastle University and have since become involved in navigating multiple race and ethnicity-based issues.

Formal education

  • 2016: PhD in Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen; affiliated with dot.rural RCUK Digital Economy Hub and The James Hutton Institute (Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences group) [post-graduation interview here]
  • 2011: Master’s in Sociology (M. Soc. Sci.), National University of Singapore
  • 2007: Bachelor’s (first class honours) in Sociology (B. Soc. Sci. Hons), National University of Singapore


  • spoken and written: English and Malay
  • spoken: Mandarin and Hindi/Punjabi
  • beginner: Arabic

5 thoughts on “about

  1. Hi Dear Audrey, I am currently doing a research on the domestic helper and employer in Singapore.
    I am a student teacher in NIE
    I am very interested in reading your thesis on this subject.
    I would sincerely request for a copy of it for reference.
    Thank you.

  2. Thank you so much but i am unable to download from this link.
    May I know if you can advice me on how .?

    • Hi Hwei Ling, not sure if you are still having issues downloading. You should get a terms and conditions page first if you click on the link I gave. If you accept, it will take you to the thesis item record, and if you scroll down to files, you will see the download link for the thesis. Alternatively, I believe you can request for the hard copy via interlibrary loan through NIE library. If easier for you, you can also drop me an email directly, I will be happy to send you a copy.

  3. thanks a lot

    I managed to download it

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