January 2018 – Current: Teaching Assistant. Module: Research Design and Practice. The module is an introduction to quantitative methods for second-year social science undergraduates. University of Nottingham, School of Sociology and Social Policy.

June – August 2017 – PhD Researcher at Ordnance Survey, Southampton, UK. I conducted a series of semi-structured interviews with OS employees to better understand distributed efforts related to, and diverse ideas about organisational innovation.

Sept 2015 – Current: PhD Student, School of Sociology & Social PolicyHorizon Digital Economy Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Nottingham, UK.

Apr 2014 – Aug 2015: Senior Research Assistant, Engineering Psychology Team, Transportation Research Group, University of Southampton, UK. Project: human factors of aviation.

Jan 2014 – Mar 2014: Research Assistant, Centre for Innovative Human Systems, School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Project: human factors & organisational change.

Nov – Dec 2013: Research Intern, Canvas8, London, UK. Project: marketing strategy research.

Oct – Nov 2013: Research Intern, Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

Jun – Aug 2012: Assistant Psychologist, Awakenings Community Mental Health Centre, Budapest, Hungary

Jun – Aug 2010: Au pair, Belle ile en Mer, France

Sept 2008 – Apr 2010: Volunteer Conference Organiser, Psychology Days Budapest (Pszinapszis) & Hungarian Psychodrama Association, Budapest, Hungary


Summer 2016 – MetaMorphologies I. Summer School, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sept 2015 – Current: PhD Student, Digital Economy Doctoral Research Centre, University of Nottingham, UK
Sept 2012 – Sept 2013: MSc in Applied Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Jan – Jun 2011: Erasmus Semester, Sorbonne University – Universite Rene Descartes, Paris 5, France
Sept 2008 – Jan 2012: BA in Psychology, ELTE Eotvos Lorand Univeristy, Budapest, Hungary


Varga, J., Iacob, C., Grote, M., Stanton, N. (2015). Constraint Analysis for Aircraft Landing in Distributed Crewing Contexts. Proceedings of the 6th AHFE Conference.

Cummins, F., Varga, J. (2014). Explorations in the prosodic characteristics of synchronous speech, with specific reference to the roles of words and stresses. Proceedings of the 7th international conference on Speech Prosody.

Talks and Projects

Exploring Places through Social Media. Presentation at Science Policy Research Unit PhD Forum, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. April, 2017.

Constraint Analysis and Requirements Elicitation for Aircraft Landing in Distributed Crewing Contexts. 6th International Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conference, 27-30 July 2015, Las Vegas, US.

The Science of Influence Project & Report, 2014. With Canvas8, London, UK.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Developmental Strategies in the Late Modernity and their Associations with Differentiation of Self. (A reflection on BPD from a systemic and socio-cultural perspective). 2nd International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders, Sept 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign (on site & Indiegogo), August 2012. With Awakenings Foundation at Sziget Festival, Budapest, Hungary.


PhD Studentship, Horizon Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Nottingham, 2015 – 2019
PhD Studentship in Digital Civics, Newcastle University, 2015 – 2019 (declined)
Erasmus Scholarship, January – July 2011