Nomisha Kurian - Former Co-Chair 20-21

Nomisha Kurian is a Teaching Associate at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. She is currently researching the role of human-centred design in building empathy-driven technology and recently spoke at the UNESCO International Forum on Artificial Intelligence and Education. She is the first Education researcher to win the Cambridge Applied Research Award for socially impactful research, out of 260+ applicants, for translating her research into interventions for 286 low-income learners across the UK to widen participation in higher education. Embracing interdisciplinary thinking, her PhD integrated psychology and sociology and focused on designing safe and supportive environments to promote learner wellbeing. Previously, as a Yale University Henry Fellow, she used international human rights law to design an anti-bullying framework. Her work on wellbeing, inclusion and peacebuilding has most recently been published in the Oxford Review of Education, the British Educational Research Journal, and the Journal of Pastoral Care in Education. She co-chairs the Cambridge University Wellbeing and Inclusion Special Interest Group and her forthcoming publications examine the potential of innovative learning technologies - including digital storytelling, Artificial Intelligence, and gaming - to create cultures of care. Her work has been published in the Palgrave Handbook of Citizenship and Education, the Journal of Peace Education, the International Journal of Human Rights and the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning – and can be accessed here. Find out more on Twitter here