Offering consultancy services related to the dissemination of scientific findings. Specialising in creating engaging online content which aims to publicise science to the general public using websites and social media. Constructing communication platforms aimed at specific audiences (researchers, teens, parents) ensuring clear and efficient presentation of research.
The Psychology Postgraduate Affairs Group (PsyPAG) is a national organisation for all psychology postgraduates who are based at UK higher education institutions. Funded by the Research Board of the British Psychological Society, PsyPAG is an independent organisation run on a voluntary basis by a committee of postgraduates, for postgraduates.
Working with the various departments and teams within the company; overlooking the inventory of IT assets, ensuring that all teams comply with requirements of the management policies. Implementing strategies aimed at maximising the utility of assets by managing the lifecycle from purchase to disposal stages. Ensuring that all software used within the company has legal certification and licence, managing unused licences to minimise the cost of IT services.
Molecules, Cells and organisms theme
Project title: Computational and Experimental Tests of a Model of Recognition Memory. looking at development of a novel human recognition memory assessment protocol.
Demonstrator for the Practical Methods module for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate courses.
Coordinator for the Behavioural Neuroscience Group. Organising seminars and administrating communications for 30+ strong group of academics and post-graduate students.
Student representative on the Management Committee, Skills & Thesis Development and the Student Recruitment Panel for the Biology and Biotechnology Research Council's Doctoral Training Partnership at the University of Nottingham.
1st Class Degree
including range of software packages (R, Matlab, Python, SPSS, MS Excel, R Shiny, SQL, HDF5). Working knowledge of Machine and Deep Learning.
acquired through experience in presenting to a different audiences and in different formats (informal talks, seminars, scientific publications, posters).
by the means of execution of a 4-year thesis plan, addressing difficulties and developing solutions.
leading a long-term research project with minimal supervision from others which requires a great amount of self-discipline and drive.
building and maintaining effective downwards (project students), upwards (supervisors and senior faculty) and horizontal (peers, collaborators) relationships.
Carlisle, N., & Nitka, A.W. (submitted). Location-based Explanations do not Account for Active Attentional Suppression.
Nitka, A.W., & Robinson, J. (2018, March). Associative Account of Recognition Memory in Humans; Computational and Experiment Test. Poster session presented at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Nitka, A.W., & Robinson, J. (2017, December). Test of the SOP account of recognition memory in humans. Paper presented at the East, North, and East Midlands Associative learning group meeting, York, UK.
Navajas, J., Nitka, A. W., & Quian Quiroga, R. (2017). Dissociation between the neural correlates of conscious face perception and visual attention. Psychophysiology, 54(8), 1138-1150. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12873
Hutchinson, C. V., Barrett, D. J., Nitka, A., & Raynes, K. (2016). Action video game training reduces the Simon Effect. Psychonomic bulletin & review, 23(2), 587-592. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-015-0912-6
Carlisle, N., & Nitka, A. (2015). Controlled Attentional Suppression. Journal of vision, 15(12), 230-230. http://doi:10.1167/15.12.230
2015 - BBSRC 4-year Doctoral Training Scholarship
2015 - School of Psychology Award for the Best Dissertation Project
2014 - Unitemps Employee of the Year nomination
2013 - Action on Hearing Loss Summer Research Studentship
2012 - University of Leicester Undergraduate Scholarship
2018 - Adult Menthal Health First Aider (MHFA England)
2015 - Principles of fMRI 1 (Coursera, Johns Hopkins University)
2015 - Machine Learning Foundations: A Case Study Approach (Coursera, University of Washington)
2014 - Creative, Serious and Playful Science of Android Apps (Coursera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
2014 - Introduction to Neuroeconomics: how the brain makes decisions (Coursera, Higher School of Economics)
2010 - ITIL Version 3 Foundation Certificate by Parity Training and ISEB
2010 - Federation Against Software Theft Approved Software Auditor
2010 - Federation Against Software Theft Approved Software Manager