Diana is a Research Associate at the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge, carrying out research on the role and relevance of spiritual values in the formation and implementation of contemporary European science policy.
After reading Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Durham, Diana obtained an MPhil degree in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge. Diana remained in Cambridge to complete a Ph.D. in the Department of German and Dutch, also winning a departmental scholarship to work at the Free University of Berlin as a visiting researcher. Her doctoral thesis focused on the Lutheran 'state' bishops of Hanover, Bavaria, and Wuerttemberg during the Third Reich. Immediately after her PhD, Diana became a 'Commonwealth Post-Doctoral Research Fellow' at the University of British Columbia, Canada. There she furthered her work into conservative-Lutheran ethics in the Third Reich. Diana subsequently became a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Technical University of Berlin, funded by the Study Foundation of the Berlin Parliament. Her work examined the ways in which the German Protestant 'Church Struggle' against National Socialism has been memorialised in the urban landscape of contemporary Berlin.
Today, Diana is actively engaged in shaping European research policy. She is a founding member of both the EURAXESS-initiated 'Voice of the Researchers' panel and a UACES-funded collaborative research network committed to analysing the governance of the European Research Area. Diana is also co-chair of a special interest group on Spirituality in Higher Education (SHE), an active member of the 'Education Across Borders' research forum, and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Postdoctoral Affairs.