Curriculum Vitae

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Researcher and Lecturer

E-mail: dr.silvia.lozeva@gmail.com

Web:  au.linkedin.com/in/silvialozeva/

Tel. +61 (0) 406097868

Enthusiastic global (environmental) citizen. Likes languages, board games, classic Russian literature, Philosophy and Korean movies. I have a passion for sustainability, equal (gender, work etc.) rights, books, radio, audio-novels as well as bicycles. Wanting to make a documentary movie, write books and teach.

Education

Curtin University of Technology , Australia, Perth

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Sustainability Studies, 2008 -2013

Investigating the connection between two global movements: migration and environmentalism through a three-dimensional perspective of sustainability. The thesis “Migrants and Nature: Migrants’ views on environmental activism “provides a mosaic-like image of recent migrants and their motivation for and outcomes of engaging with the environmental movement in Western Australia. By using a multi-dimensional framework, “Migrants and Nature” categories this engagement in three ways: creating space, forming territory and staying connected.

Sofia University St. “Kliment Ohridski”

Bulgaria, Sofia

Master, Gender Studies, 2004 -2006

University of National and World Economy

Bulgaria, Sofia

Bachelor of Arts (B.A), Economics (Labour Economics), 1996-2001

Experience

Founder and Director, Institute 361: Gamifying Strategic thinking

Equity and Diversity Advisor (2016-2018)

Curtin University

Successfully leading the White Ribbon Employer Accreditation Campaign to prevent violence against women.

Community Project Officer (2014-2016) Curtin University

Managing and developing projects on aspiration-raising in youth at risk and diverse culturally and linguistic groups through the project Addressing Higher Education Access Disadvantages

Researcher/ Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute

(October 2013-October 2014)

Lecturer/Tutor

August-December 2013

Teaching a unit on Physical Geography with an accent on sustainable development and human-environment interaction, offered to first year students at the School of Build Environment, Curtin University

 

 

Lecturer at Curtin University

January 2013 -December 2013

Teaching a face-to-face and an online unit “Introduction to Humanities” for UniReady program and at Curtin University.

 

Lecturer at University of Notre Dame (Australia)

July 2012 -July 2013

Teaching a human geography unit on “Asia: Culture, Environment and Development” to third year students. Preparing and delivering lectures and workshops, including assessing students’ progress.

 

Green Representatives Consultant at Curtin University

March 2012 -Present (1 year 5 months)

“Train the trainer” program for students at Curtin University. Involving innovative original ideas for students to get engaged with environmental sustainability through community events, local artists and first-hand experience.

 

 

Investigating the connection between two global movements: migration and environmentalism through a three-dimensional perspective of sustainability. The thesis “Migrants and Nature: Migrants’ views on environmental activism “provides a mosaic-like image of recent migrants and their motivation for and outcomes of engaging with the environmental movement in Western Australia. By using a multi-dimensional framework, “Migrants and Nature” categories this engagement in three ways: creating space, forming territory and staying connected.

 

Lecturer at Curtin University

February 2012 -June 2012 (5 months)

Teaching a cross-disciplinary unit on “International Political Economy” to second year undergraduate students.

Research Assistant at Curtin University of Technology

July 2010 -July 2011 (1 year 1 month)

Research Assistant

Research Assistant at Monash University

June 2010 -June 2011 (1 year 1 month)

Research Assistant

Research Assistant at Desert Knowledge CRC

March 2008 -October 2010 (2 years 8 months)

Working as a Research Assistant on Sustainable Desert Settlements; core project 4, case study: Lenora, Western Australia

Biodiversity Partnership Officer at Earthwatch Institute

January 2003 -February 2005 (2 years 2 months)

Liaising with businesses to make a difference in their biodiversity practices (Europe).Setting up Biodiversity Resource Centre for Businesses, and running seminars. Educating employees on sustainability practices, and providing opportunities for industry partners to get involved with biodiversity through bottom-up approach.

Work Experience Intern at BBC

January 2004 -February 2004 (2 months)

Translating news and short bulletins into Bulgarian.

Allocations Officer at Ministry of Fisheries, New Zealand

May 2001 -September 2002 (1 year 5 months)

Introduce quota (restrictions) to the current management systems at Fisheries in New Zealand, based on historical figures of 91-92 catch figures.: one of the first such schemes that was later introduced to other parts of the world.

Languages

Bulgarian, Russian, French, Slovak, Czech and currently learning Korean

Skills & Expertise

Sustainability, Research, Community Engagement, Stakeholder Engagement, Data Analysis, Public Speaking, Editing, Qualitative Research , Lecturing, Academic Writing, Policy Analysis, Sustainable Development, Translation, University Teaching, Higher Education, Theory, Report Writing

Honours and Awards

Vice Chancellor’s awards for excellence, Addressing Higher Education Access Disadvantages.

Curtin University Research International Scholarship 2008-2012

Silver Medal Mark Time Award 2001 (Best Science Fiction Audio Novel)

“The best move of your opponent is also your best move” (Baduk proverb)

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