The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology

Staff Profile

Dr Audrey Verma

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow



Leverhulme Early Career Fellow (Sociology) scribing online responses and resistance to environmental loss and extinction. Previously ethnographer of interdisciplinary knowledge production and university-business collaborations. 


  • 2016: PhD in Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen; affiliated with dot.rural RCUK Digital Economy Hub and The James Hutton Institute
  • 2011: Master's in Sociology (M. Soc. Sci.), National University of Singapore
  • 2007: Bachelor's (first class honours) in Sociology (B. Soc. Sci. Hons), National University of Singapore

Previous posts

  • 2016-2018: Postdoc research associate - lead ethnographer on Creative Fuse North East
  • 2016: Visiting lecturer at ESCP Europe (Introduction to Psychology and Sociology)
  • 2016: Researcher, Citizen Sense project, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2013: Research assistant for National Ecosystem Assessment (NEA) follow-on Work Package Report 6: Shared, plural and cultural values of ecosystems
  • 2011: Research assistant to A/P Misha Petrovic, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore
  • 2010: Independent researcher, INSEAD Asia
  • 2006-2007: Research assistant to A/P Volker Schmidt, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore


  • 2019-2022: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship
  • 2017-2018: British Sociological Association early career forum regional event fund
  • 2017: AHRC-Creative Fuse North East Innovation Pilot Fund
  • 2012 - 2016: University of Aberdeen scholarship to undertake PhD studentship
  • 2008 - 2010:  National University of Singapore Research Scholarship
  • 2008 -2009: President’s Graduate Fellowship, National University of Singapore
  • 2007: Rosie Heng-Ko Poh Choo Gold Medal (best female Sociology student in the Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours, National University of Singapore)
  • 2006: Cambridge Scholarship (National University of Singapore)
  • 2005: Max Lewis Scholarship (National University of Singapore)
  • 2004: Shaw Foundation Scholarship (National University of Singapore)
  • 2002-2005: Dean's List awardee 5 consecutive semesters (National University of Singapore)


  • Malay (advanced spoken/written)
  • Mandarin (intermediate spoken)
  • Hindi (intermediate spoken)
  • Arabic (beginner spoken/written)