PEOPLE

  • Dr Nina Alphey

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Department of Zoology, University of Oxford

    Nina has an MA from Cambridge University and a DPhil from Oxford. She lives behind a keyboard at the University of Oxford and at Imperial College London and the Pirbright Institute, where she uses mathematical models to analyse new genetic-engineering-based methods to control insect populations that cause harm in public health or agriculture. Unusually for a biologist, Nina is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, so she likes to consider costs and benefits of insect control too. Her past career included roles in professional ethics for accountants and the regulation of auditors, and she has been an “Independent Person” consulted by Oxfordshire County Council on matters relating to the members’ code of conduct for local councillors.

DEBATING MATTERS HISTORY

Regional Final: South 2016/17

DEBATE: Health monitoring

Regional Final: South 2016/17

DEBATE: Trigger warnings

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2015/16

DEBATE: Compulsory Vaccinations

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom

Regional Final: South 2014/15

DEBATE: Assisted Dying

Regional Final: South 2014/15

DEBATE: Drugs Policy

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Surrey 2014/15

DEBATE: Fracking

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Smart Drugs

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Hate Speech

Regional Final: South 2012/13

DEBATE: Neuroscience and the law

Regional Final: South 2012/13

DEBATE: Green Belt

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Embryo Screening

Qualifying Round: Oxfordshire 2011/12

DEBATE: Nuclear Power

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre



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