Accredited Practising Dietitian; Associate Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University
Kacie completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at Flinders University in 2008 and PhD at University of Adelaide and CSIRO in 2014. Professional practice has included rural Dietitian, Clinical Dietitian, Private Practice and Community and Residential Aged Care Dietitian. Returned to Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University in 2013 as a Research Fellow working across various research projects related to ageing and vascular health. Actively involved in state chapters of professional societies including Treasurer of Dietitians Association of Australia and Executive Member of Nutrition Society of Australia.
Lecturer in Sociology and Black Studies, Birmingham City University
Dr Kadian Pow is a Jamaican American ex-pat anthropologist-cum-sociologist living in Britain. She is a lecturer in Sociology and Black Studies at Birmingham City University’s School of Social Sciences. She has been published in three critical volumes: The Fire Now: Anti-Racist Scholarship in Times of Explicit Racial Violence (2018); Gladiators in Suits: Race, Gender and the Politics of Representation in Scandal (2019); and A Fan Studies Primer: Method, Research and Ethics (2021).
Dr. Pow's areas of interest include popular culture, television, social media and fan studies, the socio-political nature of Black hair, and Black feminism(s). She is also the founder and Managing Director for Bourn Beautiful Naturals, which makes solutions-based products for Afro textured hair and sensitive skin.
MA Sociology Student, Carleton University
Kai Jacobsen (they/them) is a Master’s student in the department of Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. They hold a BA with Honours in Sociology from the University of Victoria, and have previously published research on a variety of queer and trans health topics, including gender euphoria and transnormativity.
Assistant Professor of School Psychology, University of Tennessee
Dr. Shum is a Licensed Psychologist and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). After receiving her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Shum completed her graduate training in the School Psychology program at the University of South Florida (USF). Post doctoral graduation, she directed and assisted with multiple nationally funded grants at the USF School Mental Health Collaborative Center focusing on school-based mental health. Currently, she is an assistant professor in the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s School Psychology program. Her research interests include social-emotional assessment and interventions in the schools, positive psychology, motivational interviewing, social justice and cultural humility, as well as school-based coaching and professional development. Dr. Shum is passionate about sharing research findings and evidence-based strategies and has extensive presentation experiences across various conferences and professional development settings.
Associate Professor, National Taiwan University
Kai-Ping Huang is Associate Professor of Political Science at National Taiwan University. Her research interests include party systems, formal institutions, and democratization focusing on East and Southeast Asia. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Democracy, Comparative Politics, Journal of East Asian Studies, Social Indicators Research, and several edited volumes.
Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Environmental Science and Engineering, Harvard University
Kaighin McColl is an Assistant Professor at Harvard University, jointly appointed in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His group uses theory, models and observations to study the terrestrial water cycle, and its connection to weather and climate over land. Prior to his appointment in 2018, he was a Ziff Environmental Fellow at Harvard University's Center for the Environment. He received his Ph.D. from MIT in 2017, funded by an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship; and received bachelor's degrees in environmental engineering and applied mathematics from the University of Melbourne in 2009.
DECRA Fellow, Department of Nuclear Physics and Accelerator Applications, Australian National University
Kaitlin Cook is a DECRA fellow at the Australian National University. Her work is in the field of nuclear reaction dynamics where she performs experiments investigating the reactions of stable and radioactive nuclei to understand what happens when nuclei touch.
Ocean-Ice Modeller, British Antarctic Survey
Kaitlin Naughten is an ocean modeller specialising in ice shelf, ocean, and sea ice interactions around Antarctica. Her research primarily focuses on the response of Antarctic ice shelves to climate change, and the implications for global sea level rise. She has experience with a large variety of ocean, sea ice, ice sheet, and coupled climate models. She co-developed ÚaMITgcm, one of the world’s first successful coupled ice-sheet/ocean models, and is now developing ice-sheet/ocean coupling in the UK Earth System Model.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Canterbury
Background in undergraduate mathematics, assessment, quantitative methods, and academic affect (beliefs, emotions).
Researcher, Governing Forced Labour in Supply Chains Project
Research Fellow, Australian Rivers Institute, Griffith University
Kaitlyn is an aquatic ecologist that uses tracers to study food webs and movement of fish and other aquatic organisms, working across a range of environments including estuaries, rivers and wetlands. Kaitlyn's research explores many aspects of fish nutrition, identifying food sources and environments that are important for fish to acquire the nutrients they need to grow and reproduce. Her research uses a whole-ecosystem approach, starting from nutrients, trace elements and other substances in the environment, through the food web to fish and other consumers. The outcomes of her work increase understanding of how aquatic organisms are influenced by their environment and how they will respond to change, such as new water resource developments, contamination from expanding human populations, and increased extreme events such as floods that may result from climate change. This new knowledge informs conservation and environmental management practices.
Assistant Professor, Applied Psychology and Human Development, University of Toronto
Dr Jasińska is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development and the scientific director of the Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Laboratory.
She studies the neural mechanisms that support language, cognitive and reading development across the lifespan using a combination of behavioural, genetic and neuroimaging research methods. Her research aims to understand how early life experiences (e.g. language exposure) can change the brain's capacity for language and learning, with a focus on understanding development in environments with poverty-related risk (eg rural communities; low- and middle-income countries).
Dr Jasińska's work uses innovative portable neuroimaging techniques to study brain development in understudied, low-resource settings, leveraging the latest tools of cognitive neuroscience to advance our understanding of global child development. Her work develops and evaluates interventions to support children's learning and development, focusing on literacy. Dr Jasinska is the co-creator of Allo Alphabet, a mobile phone ed-tech program that delivers reading lessons to children in rural Cote d'Ivoire.
Senior Research Associate in Behavioural Medicine, Loughborough University
Kajal obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Aston University, and her PhD from Loughborough University which focused on the implementation of a self-managed, physical activity intervention among breast cancer patients during active chemotherapy treatment.
Following the completion of her PhD, Kajal took up a Research Associate position at Coventry University where she worked on a number of NIHR, MRC and CRUK funded projects developing and evaluating digital health interventions. Kajal joined Loughborough as a Senior Research Associate in September 2019.
Kajal’s research focuses on the design, implementation, and evaluation of health-related behaviour change interventions, and providing individuals with the resources to make positive changes to their health and well-being. Kajal has a strong interest in digital behaviour change interventions and self-managed physical activity interventions for the prevention and management of cancer.
Kamel’s research focuses on non-market strategy, strategic failure and renewal, international business strategy, and internationalisation strategies of emerging markets firms.
He has co-edited or co-authored five books and published over 70 scholarly articles. His research has been published in leading strategy and international business journals including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Journal of International Business Studies.
Kamel serves as Co-Editor-in Chief of the International Journal of Management Reviews.
I am a PhD student at the University of Bolton, undertaking a doctoral degree by research. I am analyzing state and non-state actors' approaches to climate change interventions in Zambia. Basically trying to investigate the stakeholder-coordination nexus and bring out valuable lessons for public policy, in general, and Africa's sustainability in view of climate change, specifically.
My current field of work revolves around development planning and public policy. But I have an interest in other topical issues such as politics (and the science behind it) and media.
I am also a Theologian in the making. Trinity College of the Bible and Theological Seminary, USA, was gracious enough to offer me a distance learning opportunity; so I am slowly chasing after an MA in Systematic Theology.
I hope I haven't forgotten to also mention that I am a trained computer programmer... I am supposed to get machines to do stuff for us. But haven't done much programming in recent years!
Research Scientist at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use & St. Paul's Hospital Chair in Substance Use Research and Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
I am the St. Paul's Hospital Chair in Substance Use Research and Associate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University and a research scientist at the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use in Vancouver, Canada. Trained in epidemiology, mixed-methods and community-based research approaches, I conduct research to inform public health-oriented approaches to laws, policies and programs and thereby reduce drug-related harm among people who use drugs.
Associate Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center
Kanyiva Muindi is an associate research scientist and a FLAIR research fellow at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). She works under the Urbanization and Wellbeing Research Programme and has over ten years’ research experience on urbanisation issues. Kanyiva is passionate about air quality, lay perceptions of exposure to air pollution and the effects of this exposure on health. Her fellowship work is seeking to address household air pollution in Kenyan rural households through the introduction of ethanol cookstoves. She most recently worked on an urban refugee project on access to infrastructure among refugees living in Nairobi. She holds a PhD in epidemiology and global health from Umeå Universitet, Sweden and a master’s degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
Wilfred P. Tiencken Professor of Industrial and Civil Engineering, Clemson University
Kapil Chalil Madathil holds the Wilfred P. Tiencken Endowed Professorship at Clemson University. His area of expertise is in applying the knowledge base of human factors to the design and operation of human-computer systems that involve rich interactions among people and technology. He draws on qualitative and quantitative methodologies including ethnography, contextual inquiry and controlled behavioral experiments to understand how humans perceive, make sense of, and interact with human-machine systems. He has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator for more than 30 research grants and awards, generating more than $24 million in funding. His research work is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Education, Department of Labor, National Institutes of Health and several other industry and state agencies. He teaches courses on human factors and ergonomics and graduate courses on accident analysis, human-centered system design and human-machine interaction. He is the Director of the Center for Workforce Development, a South Carolina Commission on Higher Education-approved, statewide initiative to improve workforce. He serves as the Associate Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. He is also the Associate Editor for journals Ergonomics in Design and Human Factors in Healthcare, Program Chair for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Computer Systems Technical Group, Editorial Board Member for Applied Ergonomics journal, and a technical reviewer for 30 different journals.
Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences & Complex Intervention Methodology, University of Leeds
Dr Kara Gray-Burrows
I am a Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences & Complex Intervention Methodology in the School of Dentistry at the University of Leeds, UK.
I am a Chartered psychologist working in both research and teaching. The key focus of my research is in improving population health, particularly the health of children and young people. My main interests are in behaviour change, the development and evaluation of complex interventions, with further interests in implementation science, systems approaches, and patient and public involvement in research. I work with a range of stakeholders, including health professionals, early-years workers, charities, government bodies, and commercial companies to develop and evaluate preventive interventions to improve the oral health of young children. I have a passion for involving patients and the public in research, including using creative methods to actively engage children in research with the aim of producing high-quality needs-led research that can inform policy and practice.
Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago
Kara Ross Camarena is an Assistant Professor, who specializes in political economy of migration. Her research asks questions about how human mobility and conflict interact and considers implications for development and foreign aid. Professor Camarena’s work has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, PLOS One, and World Development. She is a faculty affiliate of the Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and she has done fieldwork in East Africa. Before joining Loyola University Chicago, Professor Camarena was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago. She has partnered with government and non-government organizations to evaluate migrant and development programs. Before returning to the academy, she worked in the non-profit sector in the US and in development in Tanzania.
Policy Researcher, Political Science, China Institute, University of Alberta
Karel graduated from the BA Honors program at the University of Alberta with a major in Political Science and a double minor in Economics and Philosophy. His honors thesis focused on the ethical implications of realist International Relations theory. He currently works as a policy researcher at the China Institute at the University of Alberta. He previously worked as a research assistant with the Taiwan Studies program at the University of Alberta focusing on Taiwan-Chinese relations and regional security. Karel is also an avid traveller and outdoor enthusiast, so when he isn't doing research, he’s probably out exploring the world!
Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
Karen Beckwith is the Flora Stone Mather Professor in the Department of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. She received her B.A. from the University of Kentucky (1972) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University (1977, 1982). Teaching primarily in the areas of US politics, political movements, and women, gender, and politics, she has special interests in the United States and West Europe, particularly Britain and Italy.
Professor Beckwith’s current research includes projects on 1) how social movements respond to loss; 2) gendered competition in party leadership contests in parliamentary democracies; and 3) patterns of women’s appointments to cabinet posts in North America and West Europe. For the latter research she was awarded the 2012 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. In 2013, she was honored by the Midwest Women’s Caucus for Political Science as the Outstanding Professional Scholar.
In the spring term of 2014, Professor Beckwith was the Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, where she worked on her project What’s New? Institutional Transformation and Women’s Political Representation. During that time, she spoke at several British and European universities, and she concluded her Fulbright Professorship by interviewing Members of the Scottish Parliament about the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence.
Professor Beckwith is Lead Editor of a new series of books to be published by Cambridge University Press: Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics, with Christina Wolbrecht (University of Notre Dame) and Lisa Baldez (Dartmouth College). She was the founding editor, with Lisa Baldez (Dartmouth College), of Politics & Gender, the journal of the Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association.
Author of numerous scholarly articles, she is the co-editor of Political Women and American Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Women’s Movements Facing the Reconfigured State (Cambridge, 2003), and author of American Women and Political Participation (Greenwood Press, 1986).
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Guzzo received her PhD in Sociology in 2003 from UNC Chapel hill, followed by postdoctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania. After holding faculty positions at other universities, Dr. Guzzo returned to UNC Chapel Hill in 2022 to join the Sociology faculty and serve as Director of the Carolina Population Center.
Leading Education Professional, UNSW Sydney
My research interests lie within the fields of mammalian palaeontology, taxonomy, morphology, phylogeny,ontogeny and biocorrelation. My area of special expertise is vombatomorphian marsupials (including koalas and diprotodontoids). Over the course of my research I have named new families, genera and species of marsupials including: Maradidae (Black 2007), Marada, Marada arcanum (Black 2007); Diprotodontidae, Silvabestius, Silvabestius johnnilandi,S. michaelbirti (Black & Archer 1997a); Palorchestidae, Palorchestes anulus (Black 1997); Phascolarctidae, Nimiokoala, Nimiokoala greystanesi (Black & Archer 1997b); Litokoala garyjohnstoni (Louys, Black, Archer, Hand & Godthelp 2007); Pseudocheiridae, Pseudokoala cathysantamaria (Archer, Black & Nettle 1997) .
Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Cardiff Metropolitan University
My specialist area is in sport psychology. I am a Chartered Sport Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
My current research interests are in the area of elite sport performance particularly in relation to adversity and psychological growth, post-Olympic blues, depression, body image, elite swimming, and applied sport psychology consultancy.
Assistant Professor in the School of Education, Durham University
Karen Jones is Assistant Professor (Research) at the School of Education. Following her degree in mathematics Karen qualified as a secondary mathematics teacher (QTS) and a careers advisor. After several years working in a wide range of schools and colleges Karen joined the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) in 2004 and then the School of Education in 2017. With over 14 years of research experience at Durham University, Karen specialises in quasi-experimental designs, mixed-methods research, assessment and the analysis of large secondary datasets. Karen is interested in a wide range of research areas including the effects and side-effects of school inspections and accountability systems (the subject of her ongoing PhD thesis), progress in mathematics, measuring student attitudes and the impact of grammar schools and independent schools. She is currently investigating the differential impact of Covid-19 lockdown on students' writing skills.
Senior Lecturer of Physics, University of Newcastle
Dr Karen Livesey is the 2023 Women in Physics lecturer, touring the nation thanks to the Australian Institute of Physics. She is a Superstar of STEM in 2023-24, awarded by Science and Technology Australia. Along with teaching theoretical physics at the University of Newcastle, she researches nano-magnets with biomedical and technological applications.
PhD candidate, CQUniversity Australia
Karen Luke is a PhD candidate researching the relationship between horse welfare and rider safety. She has expertise in ridden horse behaviour, ridden horse welfare and human behaviour change. Her research has shown that rider safety can be improved through improving horse welfare. She has also developed a novel approach to horse welfare and training based on systems thinking.
Karen works on education and horse welfare policy with organisations such as Pony Club Australia.
Assistant Professor of Practice in Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington
Compassionate and conscientious, I am dedicated to a career which blends my passions for mental health, aging, and environmental justice with my love of teaching. I bring to the classroom a broad set of practice experience with a range of populations and social issues. My recent research publications focus on quality of life in long-term care facilities, environmental justice, and student success. I find joy in serving vulnerable populations both on and off the clock, and I am always striving to improve myself, my work, and my community. There is no greater privilege than to be entrusted to offer support, encouragement, instruction and guidance to the next generation of social workers.
Research Fellow, Faculty of Health, Southern Cross University
Karen is currently working on smoking and vaping cessation projects - particularly in the provision of training and materials to aid health professionals and organisations to support smoking cessation in pregnant Indigenous women. She is experienced in staff wellbeing, workplace health and productivity interventions and research projects. Karen is passionate about improving lives through the provision of clear, useful information combined with small changes in behaviour. She holds postgraduate qualifications in business management and marketing and enjoys outdoor activities with her family, reading, and taking long walks along the beach.
Lecturer in Law, UCL
Dr Karen Nokes is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research uses insights from psychology and business and management to explore the law and the legal system in context.
Karen’s research interests focus on using interdisciplinary approaches/methodologies to explore individual, group and collective action and decision making within the legal system.
One particular area of interest is the psychological processes of judgment and decision making, including ethical decision making within complex and dynamic environmental contexts. Karen undertakes empirical legal research and is a member of the Centre for Empirical Legal Studies.
Karen is currently working with Professor Richard Moorhead (Exeter), Professor Rebecca Helm (Exeter) and Dr Sally Day (Exeter) on a three year ESRC funded project 'Professional Pathologies, Causal Pathways and the Post Office Miscarriages of Justice.'
Dr Nokes joined UCL Faculty of Laws as a Lecturer in 2021. She holds a PhD in Business and Management from the University of Manchester, an LLB from the University of Cardiff and a BSc in psychology from the Open University.
She was admitted as Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales in 1992. Prior to joining UCL, Karen was a Research Fellow in the Centre for Crime, Justice, and Policing at the University of Birmingham. Prior to postgraduate study, Karen was a solicitor in private practice after which she spent nearly 20 years working for the Law Society/Solicitors Regulation Authority where she held a number of senior posts, including Head of Practice Standards and Director of Supervision. She has extensive experience of legal regulation and of practitioner engagement.Karen received a scholarship from the Economic and Social Research Council for her doctoral studies and has presented at a number of national and international conferences including the Academy of Management Annual Meeting (2015, 2016 and 2018), British Academy of Management Annual Conference (2017) and the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (2022).
Researcher, Paléaoanthropologie, CIRB, Collège de France
Karen Ruebens received her PhD from the University of Southampton (UK) in 2013 and has since been working as a postdoctoral researcher, first at the MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre for Human Behavioural Evolution (Neuwied) and then at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA, Leipzig). Her research interests are focused on unravelling Neanderthal behaviour through wider-scale comparative lithic and faunal analyses, most recently including Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry (ZooMS). At the Collège de France Karen will be conducting ZooMS analysis of faunal assemblages from key late Middle and early Upper Palaeolithic sites. Her ongoing ZooMS projects include Salzgitter-Lebenstedt (Mousterian), Ranis (Lincombian-Ranisian-Jerzmanowician), Cassenade and Saint-Césaire (Châtelperronian).
Karen Ruebens a obtenu son doctorat à l'Université de Southampton (Royaume-Uni) en 2013 et travaille depuis en tant que chercheuse postdoctorale, d'abord au MONREPOS Archaeological Research Center for Human Behavioral Evolution (Neuwied) puis au Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology ( MPI-EVA, Leipzig). Ses intérêts de recherche se concentrent sur l'élucidation du comportement des Néandertaliens grâce à des analyses lithiques et fauniques comparatives à plus grande échelle, dont plus récemment la zooarchéologie par spectrométrie de masse (ZooMS). Au Collège de France, Karen effectuera une analyse ZooMS des assemblages fauniques des principaux sites du Paléolithique moyen et supérieur. Ses projets ZooMS en cours incluent Salzgitter-Lebenstedt (Moustérien), Ranis (Lincombien-Ranisien-Jerzmanowicien), Cassenade et Saint-Césaire (Châtelperronien).
Associate Professor of Pharmacy, University of Pittsburgh
Accredited Practising Dietitian, PhD Candidate, University of Wollongong
Karen is an Accredited Practising Dietitian who has worked in the public hospital and private community settings. She is passionate about enabling people to make positive dietary changes, leading to improvements in health and wellbeing. Karen has previously worked in the information technology industry, having also completed a bachelors degree in applied mathematics and computer science. She is now bringing both skillsets together to undertake a PhD at the University of Wollongong, where she is exploring the role of diet in multiple sclerosis, aiming to improve the lives of people living with MS.
Canada Research Chair in Child Health Equity and Inclusion and Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Brock University
Dr. Karen A. Patte is a Canada Research Chair in Child Health Equity and Inclusion and an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at Brock University.
Dr. Patte’s research focuses youth health and equity, with a particular focus on mental health and ill-health. Her research program aims to advance understanding of how different contexts and exposures shape health trajectories over time, to inform more effective and equitable preventative practice, policy, and programs.
With training in the health sciences, psychology, public health, and counselling, and collaborating across varied disciplines, her research draws from multiple approaches. Primary methods and designs include longitudinal population-level surveys, mixed and multi-methods, youth engagement, Integrated Knowledge Mobilization, and quasi-experimental designs.
She has published over 100+ peer-reviewed research articles on youth health and leads several related grants with pan-Canadian research teams, including funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), SickKids Foundation, and the New Frontiers in Research Fund.
She is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Cannabis, Obesity, Mental health, Physical activity, Alcohol, Smoking, and Sedentary behaviour (COMPASS) Study (www.compass.uwaterloo.ca) with Dr. Scott Leatherdale. COMPASS Is an ongoing prospective cohort study that annually collects data from over 70,000 Canadian secondary schools and the 130+ secondary schools they attend. COMPASS uses a hierarchical quasi-experimental design to evaluate how programs, policies, and built environments impact various youth health behaviours, outcomes, and correlates (e.g., substance use, mental health, eating behaviours, physical activity, screen use, sleep, bullying and discrimination, school connectedness) over time.