Professor, Department of Family Practice and the School of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia
I'm a UBC Professor (on faculty since 2000, Professor since 2008). My area of research is in health sciences with a focus on sports injuries and physical activity promotion--I'm MD and PhD trained. I'm also a CIHR Scientific Director (one of 13).
Senior Scientist, Carbon Cycle Modeller, GNS Science
I am a Senior Scientist at GNS Science in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. I have worked as a postdoc at the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany. I hold a PhD in Climate Science from the Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. I have a MSc. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. I have a BSc. in Environmental Science from Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet
I finished my PhD at the Department of Public Health, Karolinska Institutet in Sep 2010. I did my postdoc at IMM and is currently a research group leader and an Associate Professor at the division of Epidemiology at IMM. My research group, Ageing and Health, concerns the ageing population, the driving force of longevity and old age health, and the consequences of it. I have worked for many years with the national population registers in Sweden and have an interest in the validity of these. I am a member of the steering group for SINGS (The Swedish INterdisciplinary Graduate School in Register-Based Research) and lecture about epidemiological methods and register based research both at graduate and post graduate level.
Professor, Infrastructuring Urban Futures, University of Twente
Karin Pfeffer is Professor of Infrastructuring Urban Futures and Vice-dean Research at the Faculty of Geo-Information and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente, the Netherlands (NL). She obtained her Ph.D. degree in Physical Geography from Utrecht University in 2003 and worked in the Social Sciences domain at the University of Amsterdam, the NL, prior to her appointment at ITC in 2017. With her team, she investigates how research can engage with, and participate in, the development of new urban planning practices addressing issues of urban sustainability. Key questions are how urban governance actors (state, corporates, citizens, academia) develop, organize and practice access to urban infrastructure and how geo-spatial technologies can enhance the analysis and planning of and access to urban infrastructures balancing sectorial priorities and social goals. She has participated in several Dutch and EU-funded research programmes, e.g. on spatial information infrastructures and spatial knowledge management in India. Her current projects focus, among others, on emerging urbanisation patterns in India, on informal economies and creative industries strategies in Indonesian Kampongs, on access to urban infrastructures or the design and planning of public spaces. She has published in the field of Urban Studies, Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation; has been Co-Editor of the book Geographies of Urban Governance; and Guest Editor of the Special Issues of Geo-Information and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Remote Sensing-Based Urban Planning Indicators. She coordinators the faculty-wide course on Global challenges, local action.
Associate Professor, Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne
Dr Karin Verspoor works at the intersection of Science and Technology, applying computation to analysis and interpretation of biological and clinical data, particularly unstructured text data.
Karin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, as well as the Deputy Director of the University's Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre.
She was previously a Principal Researcher at NICTA's Victoria Research Lab and served as the Scientific Director for Health and Life Sciences. Karin headed a research team at NICTA in Biomedical Informatics.
Karin moved to Melbourne in December 2011 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Computational Pharmacology and Faculty on the Computational Bioscience Program. She also spent five years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, nearly five years in start-ups during the US Tech Bubble, and a year as a Research Fellow at Macquarie University. She received her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Rice University (Houston, TX) and her MSc and PhD degrees in Cognitive Science and Natural Language from the University of Edinburgh (UK).
PhD student in Social Work, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Karl is a PhD student in Social Work at UQAM. His work focuses on inequalities and the criminalization of social problems.
Co-coordinator of Public Health in Humanitarian Crises, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Karl Blanchet is a Senior Lecturer on health systems Research. Karl is also co-founder and coordinator of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. Karl is also one of the Theme Leaders of The Centre for Evaluation.
Karl has a background in public health and extensive experience in health system strengthening in Asia (Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal) and Africa (Niger, Rwanda, Ghana, Togo, Mali, Somaliland). He has 15-years of experience working with humanitarian NGOs, including in Cambodia during the Khmer rouge, the war in Sarajevo, the genocide in Rwanda, in Palestine and more recently in Lebanon. He is currently working in Lebanon with Syrian refugees documenting Syrian-led initiatives in health.
Karl has specific interests in studying resilience issues in global health and more specifically in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. Karl has developed innovative research approaches based on complexity science, system thinking and social network analysis. Karl also applied innovation theories to understand the routinisation process of health interventions. Karl was one of the contributors of the Chapter on General Health Care of the World Report on Disability published by the World Health Organisation and is now a member of the Expert Committee at WHO on rehabilitation guidelines. Karl was also the lead evaluator of the global strategy of the Physical Rehabilitation Programme and the Special Fund for the Disabled of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Lecturer at Queen's Management School, Queen's University Belfast
I am a lecturer at Queen’s Management School. My PhD and subsequent research focus on taxation, including windfall taxes and domestic and non-domestic property taxation. It also extends to how policy decisions impact businesses, in particular small and medium sized enterprises.
PhD Candidate, University of Bath
I am a current PhD student at the University of Bath. My background is in human physiology, and I am investigating the topic of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA), which affects people after a serious knee injury such as an ACL tear.
Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) student, University of Toronto
current student in the inaugural Doctor of Public Health class at Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto
Professor, Nursing and Emergency Services, Cambrian College, Sudbury, Ontario
founding member of the Sudbury Temporary Overdose Prevention Society (STOPS)
PhD Candidate, Marine Tropicalisation, University of Southampton
I am a PhD student at the National Oceanography Centre (University of Southampton), using traditional surveys and molecular techniques to document how coastal species change their distributions in response to climate change, and how that impacts them on the ecological and genetic levels.
My research interests range from changes in global biodiversity patterns, through to ecosystem and population level changes. My Master’s dissertation at the University of Leeds focused on herbivory across subtropical and tropical coral reefs. Aside from my passion for research, I am also interested in sustainability and education.
Doctoral Candidate, Université Evangélique en Afrique
Gang Karume is a DRC native Bio-environmentalist with more than two decades of humanitarian and development work experience in both operations and programming. He has worked both as national and international staff serving in various positions including Emergency Operations Director, Regional Operations Director and Country Director in Chad, Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, the Great Lakes Region, South Sudan, Congo Brazzaville…He has worked with many international research institutions and Universities including Transition International, 3Ie (The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation), Columbia University, Tufts University. With Transition International, he contributed to the evaluation of humanitarian aid in DRC for the period between 2003 and 2013.
With 3Ie, Gang contributed to the impact evaluation feasibility study design for a Community Driven Emergency Response and Reconstruction in return areas. With Gang contribution, Columbia University team has published in South and Nork Kivu provinces several research reports using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Reports include the UN1612 human rights violations, access to formal and informal education, improving surveillance of attacks on children education, Non-food items post fair evaluation…to name a few. Gang has an exceptional knowledge of the great lakes' region, its context and power dynamics and carried out many assessments related to peace and regional integration. He is currently supporting a national non-profit organization Rebuild Hope for Africa (RHA) as Technical Advisor and just coming from Central Africa Republic where he spearheaded a countrywide mortality survey. See https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-023-00514-z
Associate Professor of Political Science, College of Charleston
Karyn Amira joined the Department of Political Science in August of 2015. Her research interests are in American Politics and Political Psychology with specializations in ideology, public opinion, media influence, political behavior and experimental methodology. She teaches courses in Media and Politics, Political Psychology, Research Methods, Political Parties and Capstone.
Her current research agenda is centered on affective polarization and candidate perception, although she has also been involved in recent projects on authoritarianism and Donald Trump's effects on the Republican Party. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in Perspectives on Politics, The Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, American Politics Research, Social Science Quarterly, The Journal of Experimental Political Science, The Journal of Political Science Education and International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society. View more information here: www.KarynAmira.com
Environmental Virologist, School of Natural Sciences, Bangor University
I competed my PhD in microbiology at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2014. My research focused on the fate and behaviour of enteric viruses in groundwater. After finishing my studies, I was involved in various project that uses viral metagenomics approaches to identify viruses (both known and novel) in various ecosystems. Since 2015, I have been working at the Bangor University, on the Viraqua Project (www.viraqua.uk; 2015-2018) and at the Shellfish Centre (2019-2022) and on th eimplementation of wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) for SARS-CoV-2 and other viral pathogens (2020, ongoing).
My research focuses on the ecology and survival of viruses in the aquatic environment with a special interest in the fate of enteric viruses. Enteric viruses are responsible for the majority of gastroenteral illnesses globally putting an enormous burden on healthcare systems and the wider economy. These pathogens are often found in water reservoirs (recreational and drinking water sources, shellfish harvesting areas) and hence responsible for water- and foodborne outbreaks. I am also leading the R&D activities for the Welsh WBE programme.
PhD student, Social and Personality Psychology, York University, Canada
Kat is currently a PhD student of the Social and Personality Psychology Program at York University and runs Kat Kova Therapy, a group psychotherapy practice in Toronto, ON. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Couple & Family Therapy Program from the University of Guelph, an Honours BA Degree in Psychology from York University and a Certificate in Sexuality Studies from York University. She is an Associate Member of BESTCO (Board of Examiners of Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario). Her research is centred on how romantic partners can maintain relationship and sexual satisfaction, and has been published in the Journal of Sex Research. She has presented her research at The International Association for Relationship Research, The Canadian Psychological Association, The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, SEXposium, and gave an award-winning talk on her research at the Canadian Sex Research Forum conference in 2022.
Associate Head of School, Teaching and Learning (Health, Disability & Inclusion), Deakin University
Dr Kate Anderson is a senior lecturer and researcher at Deakin University, Melbourne. Kate grew up in a family of educators and is driven by her passion for education and inclusion across the lifespan. Kate is a qualified speech pathologist and has worked in the areas of cerebral palsy, autism, and assistive technology. Her primary research explores how communication about health services and technologies can be made more accessible for people with disability or diversity. She is passionate about co-design and consumer consultation, and teaches inclusive design methods to students from a wide range of disciplines. Kate is also a Fellow of Deakin's Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE).
ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
Dr Kate Ariotti is an ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry at the University of Queensland. Her research examines the social and cultural impacts of war in Australia. She has published on wartime captivity and the experiences of Australian prisoners of war – including the 2018 book Captive Anzacs: Australian POWs of the Ottomans during the First World War (Cambridge University Press), which was nominated for the inaugural Les Carlyon Literary Award – as well as the ways in which Australians have historically remembered and commemorated wars. In 2017 she edited with Dr James Bennett Australians and the First World War: Local-Global Connections and Contexts (Palgrave).
Her current ARC-funded project ‘Between Death and Commemoration: An Australian History of the War Corpse’ will provide the first comprehensive account of the changing policies, practices and attitudes that have shaped the treatment of the physical remains of Australian war dead between the First World War and recent wars in the Middle East (1915-2015). This project will provide a valuable new perspective on the realities of Australian participation in war and a critical understanding of the place of death in war in the Australian past and present.
Kate teaches 19th and 20th century Australian history, and supervises both honours and postgraduate students working on research projects within this rich field. Several of her students have won prestigious national prizes for their work.
Kate has been a participant in several writer’s festivals, public symposia, and museum exhibitions, and has served as a judge for the NSW Premier's History Awards. Before commencing her position at the University of Queensland, Kate worked as a Historian in the Military History Section of the Australian War Memorial and, most recently, in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle
Professor / Head of Education, Northumbria University, Newcastle
PhD examined professionals' learning working as multi-agency teams within Children's Services (2010-2013, Lancaster)
MBA completed in 2009 (Chester)
Also hold PGCE (Aberystwyth, 1999), MSc (Bangor, Ecology, 1995), BSc Hons (Reading, Physical Geography, 1994)
Principal Fellow of HEA (PFHEA)
Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE)
Member of CIPD (MCIPD)
Associate Professor of Human Geography, University of Tasmania
Kate Booth is Associate Professor of Human Geography in the School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences. Her work addresses socio-ecological inequity in the context of rapid and unprecedented global change.
She leads a strategic insurance research program, investigating on the intersections of geography, insurance and society. This program is the only program of its kind in Australia. Kate’s research has established her as a world leader in insurance in a changing climate. She is instrumental in defining the field of critical insurance studies.
Kate also leads the University of Tasmania’s postgraduate planning program and the professionally accredited Master of Planning. She co-ordinates the Master’s thesis stream, and teaches regional and urban planning. Her teaching addresses rising inequity and the escalating economic and social impacts and risks of unmitigated climate change.
Kate Burridge is a prominent Australian linguist and the current Chair of Linguistics at Monash University.
Kate completed her undergraduate training in Linguistics and German at the University of Western Australia. This was followed by three years postgraduate study at the University of London. Kate completed her PhD in 1983 on syntactic change in medieval Dutch.
Amongst other things, Kate is also the author of many books, a regular guest on ABC radio and recently presented a TED talk in Sydney on Euphemisms in English.
Professor of Marketing, Cardiff University
Kate’s research interests include consumer misbehaviour, dysfunction during service, service design, social media dynamics disinformation and behavioural change. Kate was awarded Cardiff Business School’s Martin Evans award for excellence for teaching for 2018. Kate serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Service Research, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Marketing Management and Journal of Services Marketing. Kate is a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honour Society.
Senior Lecturer and Head of Discipline of Strategic Communication, University of Technology Sydney
Kate Delmo's research interests are explore the intersection between data, technology, and people. Her areas of interests are in digital influencers, social media literacy and disaster risk resilience, and organisational risk, issue and crisis communication. She teaches both in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Strategic Communication at UTS.
Professor of American History, University of Leeds
Kate is an award-winning historian of the twentieth century United States with broad interests in cultural and political history and specializations in African American History, Gender histories and histories of the African Diaspora. She has published widely on Black Theatre, the Harlem Renaissance, Black Feminism and the history of the archive. Her current research examines how the collection of Black cultural archives by the British and U.S governments in the early twentieth century shapes access to and knowledge production about black history and heritage today. Supported by the Independent Social Research Foundation and British Library Eccles Centre Fellowship, the project explores the relationship between Black British and African American theatre by examining Black theatre manuscripts collected by the state
Lecturer, Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland
I am a wildlife conservationist with expertise in wildlife reproduction and behaviour. I also have a background in veterinary epidemiology and One Health.
Senior Lecturer, Journalism, Liverpool John Moores University
Kate Heathman began her career in weekly and daily regional newspapers where she was a writer, copy editor and columnist. She has been teaching Journalism since 2000 and her research interests include community reporting, simulated newsrooms in the classroom and political communication on Twitter.
Climate Program Manager, Institute of Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions, Australian National University
Kate joins ICEDS from Deloitte’s Sustainability and Climate Change Team where she supported the development of the methodology for the ongoing National Climate Risk Assessment, and worked closely with federal government clients on their assessment of physical climate risk.
Kate also worked closely with ASX20 diversified mining companies to embed Environmental, Social and Governance policies at an operational level.
Prior to her role at Deloitte, Kate worked for ISS ESG as a controversy analyst, where she investigated corporate breaches of human rights and environmental norms, with a focus on the metals and mining sector.
As part of this work she engaged with ASX300 companies and their investors to better understand ongoing remediation efforts, and wrote several thought leadership pieces on behalf of ISS ESG, focusing on the Australian mining industry and its relationship with cultural heritage law.
Postdoctoral research fellow, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Kate Letheren is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the QUT Business School. Prior to joining QUT, she spent time studying at Griffith University and also working in marketing roles on a consulting basis for a number of clients.
She is an active researcher in the areas of consumer psychology and communications, with a specific focus on anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic tendency, spokes-characters and robotics.
Dr Letheren also holds a research interest in marketing education, and sits on the editorial board for the Journal for the Advancement of Marketing Education.
In 2015, Dr Letheren was awarded a Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her approach to teaching and learning.
Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne
Doctor of Philosophy (University of Melbourne, 2007)
Post Graduate Diploma in Art History (University of Melbourne, 2002)
Graduate Diploma in Art History (University of Melbourne, 2000)
Postgraduate Diploma in Economics (University of Melbourne, 1991)
Bachelor of Law and Commerce (University of Melbourne, 1981)
Casual Academic and PhD Candidate, Macquarie University
Kate is a PhD Candidate and Casual Academic at Macquarie University. Their PhD research explores lesbian and queer women's place in the Australian HIV/AIDS landscape.
Researcher, Southern Cross University
Dr Kate Neale is a childhood studies and disability studies researcher who explores the benefits of time spent gardening and in greenspaces on wellbeing and social connection. She has a particular interest in how gardening and greenspaces can help change the dominant narratives and common perceptions of vulnerable or priority populations. She believes gardening is a wonderful way to demonstrate meaningful participation on issues that affect us all and is passionate about the design of greenspaces that are truly accessible and inclusive to all. Her groundbreaking work has illuminated the positive impacts of horticultural activities on physical and mental health, social inclusion and access to support services. Her dedication to this field not only contributes to advancing our understanding of the positive effects of nature on wellbeing, but also empowers communities to create nurturing environments that foster growth and healing among communities.
PhD student, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Newcastle
Kate O'Hara is an experienced pharmacist and pharmacology researcher. She is the current Vice President of SHPA
Associate Professor in Economics and Public Policy, University of Oxford
I am an Associate Professor in Economics and Public Policy and Senior Research Fellow at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. I am an affiliate at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab and the Centre for the Study of African Economies. My work has been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review and Journal of the European Economic Association.
I have an MPhil and PhD in International Development from Oxford. I was a Rhodes Scholar, a Proctor Fellow at Princeton University and a Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge.
My work is in labour, public, behavioural and development economics. I create new public policy interventions with NGOs and governments which aim to reduce poverty or improve employment and earnings. I test these programmes in large-scale field experiments, producing both papers relevant to academic debates and findings which can be applied in policy and programme design.
Kate Patterson uses visual language to transform complex scientific concepts for a general audience. Kate is a trans-disciplinary researcher working at the interface of art and science, using storytelling to bring together the historically segregated fields of technology, art and science.
Communication is a critical component of medical research and through the use of traditional animation, computer generated imagery and 3D animation, Kate transforms raw scientific data using the tools of visual arts and cinematography into a form that can be used for education, communication and awareness purposes. She uses both hand drawn, frame by frame animation as well as state-of-the art animation software (Maya and After Effects) to create engaging science stories.
Kate graduated from the University of Sydney faculty of Veterinary Science in 2003. She worked full time as a small animal veterinarian until 2005 and then continued to work part time in clinical practice while completing her PhD in cancer research, signal transduction at the Garvan Institute which was awarded in 2009.
More recently, Kate worked as a biomedical animator as part of the VIZBIplus team and the Inspiring Australia Unlocking Australia's potential initiative. She now works with Professor Susan Clark, head of the Genomics and Epigenetics division at the Garvan Institute, is a Fellow of the 3D Aesthetics and Viualisation laboratory and lecturer at UNSW Art and Design.
PhD Candidate, RMIT University
Kate is a third year PhD Candidate at RMIT, researching pop music fans and creativity. In particular, she's interested in whether the skills developed within music fandom can be transferred into professional environments. Through her research, she's speaking with fans of Harry Styles, Delta Goodrem, Taylor Swift and BTS. Kate also works as a social media consultant in the entertainment industry.
Researcher in Climate Mitigation, University of Leeds
I have recently completed a PhD on the integration of embodied emissions into UK climate policy. My research includes: climate mitigation, consumption-based emissions accounting, resource efficiency, low carbon transitions and scenario analysis.