Dr Stanislava Dikova

Research Impact Manager (CAHSS)

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Charles Stewart House
Room 2.15, Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street

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Stanislava completed her PhD in English Literature at the University of Essex in 2019. Her thesis examined Virginia Woolf's engagement with the ideal of self-determination in relation to wider political and aesthetic debates in modernist literature and culture. Following this she was a fixed-term lecturer at Essex (2019) and a postdoctoral research associate at Keele University (2020-2021), contributing to the first scholarly edition of May Sinclair's two volumes of idealist philosophy. 

Prior to joining ERO in September 2023, Stanislava worked as a Research Impact Officer for the Faculty of Social Sciences at Essex, where she was responsible for coordinating impact activities across the Faculty with a particular focus on delivering impact training, supporting impact in funding applications, and gathering information in preparation for the next Research Excellence Framework exercise.


BA (Hons.) English Literature, University of Essex

MA Literature, University of Essex

PhD English Literature, University of Essex

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Responsibilities & affiliations

Stanislava is one of three University of Edinburgh Research Impact Managers within the Edinburgh Research Office (ERO) Engagement and Impact team.