Kaya Barry is a cultural geographer and artist working in the areas of mobilities, migration, tourism, material cultures, and arts research. Her research explores how mobility and migration experiences are conditioned through everyday routines, weather and climate, and visual aesthetics. Kaya is a Senior Lecturer and Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Fellow at Griffith University.
Research and Teaching Associate, Purdue University
I am an applied economist focusing on and the interactions of climate change adaptation, disaster risk management, food security, and gender. I currently consult for the World Bank HQ and UN Food and Agriculture Organization. I was a Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping Officer at UN WFP Bangladesh office, and contributed in the Rural Sectors division of Katalyst, a market development based project. I obtained a PhD from the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, USA.
Director of Her Story, project coordinator at The Equality Institute, lead on U Right Sis? project, Indigenous Knowledge
Kayla Glynn-Braun is a proud First Nations Wiradjuri Woman from New South Wales and has lived in Australia’s Northern territory for over 12 years. Kayla has worked within the community and housing sector for over a decade and has worked in frontline services responding to domestic, family, and sexual violence. Kayla is particularly passionate about the critical and urgent need for Australia to address violence perpetrated against First Nations women. With a background in housing and social environments, Kayla has previously been involved in homelessness services, housing policy and systems, case management and program management. Kayla holds a Diploma in Leadership and Management, Diploma in Business, and Diploma in Property Services in Real Estate.
Fellow in Clinical Pharmacogenomics, University of Pittsburgh
Kayla Rowe received her Pharm D. from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy in 2022. She currently works as a clinical pharmacogenomics fellow at the University of Pittsburgh where she is part of an interdisciplinary team for UPMC's primary care precision medicine clinic. Within this clinic, patients are counseled on the risks, benefits and limitations of pharmacogenomic testing and their genetic results are interpreted and explained.
Master's Student in Communication, Research Assistant for Pacific Institute on Pathogens, Pandemics and Society, Simon Fraser University
I am a Master's student in Communication at SFU and currently also a Research Assistant under PIPPS helping conduct their study on Long COVID in British Columbia (PIPPS is also at SFU within the Faculty of Health Sciences). I graduated from SFU with a Honours BA in Communication in 2021. Last year, Dr. Al-Rawi and I co-authored an article in the journal of Health Communication on the role of gender in COVID-hoaxer conspiracies. I have also been a Research Assistant for the Digital Democracies Institute at SFU.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Purdue University
Kaylyn Jackson Schiff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Purdue University and Co-Director of the Governance and Responsible AI Lab (GRAIL).
Kaylyn studies American politics and policy, with a focus on quantitative and experimental methods. Her research addresses how citizens share information with government and examines the drivers of policymaker and bureaucrat responsiveness to citizen input. Additionally, she devotes particular attention to the impacts of emerging technologies on government and society. For example, she considers how technological developments are changing citizen-government contact and explores implications for service provision, misinformation, policing, education, and government use of artificial intelligence.
Kaylyn’s research has been published in journals such as the Journal of Politics, Nature Human Behaviour, Policy Studies Journal, the Journal of Experimental Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, and Public Administration. In addition, her dissertation — "The Digital Citizen: The Impact of Technology on Public Participation and Government Responsiveness" — won the 2023 Leonard D. White Award for Best Dissertation in the Field of Public Administration by the American Political Science Association.
Kaylyn received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Emory University and completed a B.A. in Public Policy from Princeton University and an M.Ed. from Fordham University. For the 2022-2023 academic year, she was a Postdoctoral Associate with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies at Yale University. Previously, Kaylyn worked in K-12 education as a teacher and as a school administrator focused on curriculum design, assessment, and educational data use.
Research Fellow, Social Policy and Social Work Department, University of York
Dr. Kayonda Hubert Ngamaba, BSc(Hons), M.A., Ph.D., CPsychol has a background in health psychology, international development and mental health research. Dr. Kayonda is a researcher at the International Centre for Mental Health Social Research (ICMHSR), Social Policy and Social Work Department, University of York. The centre (ICMHSR) brings together researchers from around the world to undertake a unique research programme applying social science to mental health practice. Before joining the University of York, Dr. Kayonda worked for the NHS and the University of Manchester on several projects including the prevention of suicide in prisons, randomised controlled trials, systematic reviews and meta-analyses to improve people's quality of life and happiness. Dr. Kayonda is currently working on the SCENE project in collaboration with NHS community mental health teams: A randomised controlled trial of a structured intervention for expanding social networks in Psychosis. Dr. Kayonda has published high-quality research papers in several academic journals including the European Journal of Public Health, Journal of Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Journal of Psychology in Africa, Journal of Religion and Health, Quality of Life Research, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, British Journal of Social Work, and Mental Health and Physical Activity. Every Sunday, Dr. Kayonda likes visiting and singing with old people at the care homes and hospitals.
Professor of Teaching, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia
Kedrick James is Professor of Teaching in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. He is also a poet and language software application developer.
PhD Candidate, Sociology, York University, Canada
KEEFER WONG is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at York University. As a graduate associate at York Centre for Asian Research, his research intersects globalization, political sociology, knowledge production, Canada, China, and Hong Kong. He has presented in international conferences and published in academic and government reports. A recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council doctoral scholarship since he joined at York, Keefer is working on his dissertation examining anti-Asian racism, ethnonationalism, and experiences among older ethnic Chinese individuals who are born in Canada and those who immigrated to Canada as working adults. He has been an RA and GA for numerous research projects, including the SSHRC-funded project entitled “COVID19: Exploring the Experiences of Anti-Chinese/Asian Racism in the GTA” (PI: Guida C. Man), and was recently nominated for the Dean’s Teaching Award.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University
Dr. Keena Trowell is an Assistant Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster University. Her research looks at metal-water reactions to produce hydrogen-on-demand. Her other research interests include supercritical water oxidation, sustainable energy carriers, clean energy storage, and energy systems.
Dr Keetie Roelen is a Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection. She is a development economist by training and current research interests include the dynamics of (child) poverty, social protection and the linkages between child protection and social protection.
Keetie has worked with many international organisations such as UNICEF, FAO and Concern Worldwide, performing research and policy advice work in South East Asia, Southern and Eastern Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. She has quantitative and qualitative research skills and has designed and delivered lectures and training courses for Masters students, professionals, practitioners and policy makers. Her work has been published in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters, working papers and project reports.
Allen-Taylor Oladipupo Kehinde recently completed his Postdoctoral at the Department of Waste and Resource Management, Technische Universität
Braunschweig, Germany. He obtained his PhD and Master’s degree at the Christian-Albrechts-University (CAU) Kiel, Germany and his Bachelor of Science from the Lagos State University Lagos, Nigeria.
His expertise includes environmental, social, and governance (ESG), waste management, environmental policy, corporate social responsibility, climate change, and circular economy. He is also knowledgeable about sustainability and sustainable development goals (SGDs). He has looked into a variety
of multidisciplinary techniques to address complex issues that Nigeria and many other African growing economies are facing.In order to pursue these interests, Dr. Allen-
Taylor has acquired knowledge of and put that knowledge to use in both qualitative and quantitative approaches, combining case study analysis, descriptive methods, observation, and interviewing with regression analysis and qualitative comparison analysis (QCA).
Postdoctoral research fellow, UNSW Sydney
Keiko current works as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for the Culturally Nourishing Schooling project at UNSW. Her research broadly focuses on students' and teachers' motivation at school.
Keith Laws is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire. He completed a PhD at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge and is the author of over 100 papers and a recent book entitled 'Category-Specificity: Evidence for Modularity of Mind'. His research focusses on cognitive function in a variety disorders including Alzheimer's Disease, Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
He is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and various academic organisations including the British Neuropsychological Society, British Neuropsychiatric Association, Experimental Psychology Society.
Keith C. Miller is the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Professor Miller teaches the course on Gaming Law at Drake along with courses in the area of Torts. In addition to numerous law review articles, he is co-author of THE LAW OF GAMBLING AND REGULATED GAMING, the leading casebook on gaming law. The 2d Edition of the casebook will be published in January of 2016.
Professor Miller is the Vice-President of Educator Affiliates of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), a global gambling law network and educational organization. He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Gaming Law Committee for the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He has spoken on and moderated panels for the IMGL, the ABA Gaming Law Minefield National Institute, and has conducted symposia and lectured at law schools in the US and France. Professor Miller also consults on gaming law cases, has been an expert witness in gaming law litigation, and is a frequent resource for media on matters involving gaming law.
Professor Miller received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the UMKC Law Review. After practicing law in Kansas City, Missouri, Professor Miller obtained his LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School before beginning his career as an academic lawyer. Professor Miller also served as the NCAA Faculty Representative at Drake University from 1995-2000.
Assistant Professor in Geography, Mountain Hydrology, and Climate Change, University of Colorado Boulder
Keith Musselman studies hydrology, climate change, hydrometeorology, remote sensing, modeling and data analytics. His research goals are to assess climate change impacts on water availability, to measure and model ecohydrologic cold region processes across scales, and to develop approaches in collaboration with diverse stakeholder groups to inform sustainable adaptation and decision strategies. He has a Ph.D. in civil engineering from UCLA and a master's degree in hydrology from the University of Arizona.
Professor of Economics, City University London
Professor Pilbeam is a Professor of International Economics and Finance at City University London.
He obtained his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, he has worked for NatWest Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland and has done extensive consultancy work for a number of City financial institutions.
He also advises the UK Foreign Office on international economic issues. He is the President of the International Economics and Finance Society (www.iefs.org.uk) and also General Secretary of the European Economics and Finance Society (www.eefs-eu.org). He is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Asymmetries (Elsevier).
His research relates mainly to foreign exchange and financial markets. He is the author of two well-known textbooks, International Finance and Finance and Financial Markets both published by Palgrave. His other research book is Exchange Rate Managementy: Theory and Evidence also published by Palgrave.
Keith's major teaching areas are Medical Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Health & Safety. He is currently a Senior Academic in Microbiology & Molecular Biology, the Campus Health and Safety Officer and the University Biological Safety Officer. He is the course leader for the Postgraduate Certificate Molecular Biology in Medicine by Distance Learning and Chair of the Campus Safety Management Team. He is also a member of the University Ethics Committee and Research Ethics Committee and a member of the Academics Conduct Group.
He was previously a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at Harrow College of Higher Education and a Lecturer in Biology at Lincoln College of Technology. He was a Graduate Research Scienctist at the National Collection of Type Cultures at the Central Public Health Laboratory (HPA), London.
Senior Lecturer in History, University of Suffolk
I am an interdisciplinary medievalist working at the intersection of history, law, archaeology, and literature, especially on topics like legalism, normativity, punishment, and personhood in Viking-Age Scandinavia and its diaspora.
I have a passion for using innovative and culturally comparative methodologies for researching and teaching the medieval world – including Indigenous Studies, Posthumanist, and Game Studies approaches – with an eye towards fostering richer and more inclusive dialogue about this period and its many connections.
Visiting professor, University of Kent
Professor Keith Somerville is a writer and lecturer on African affairs, journalism and the global media. In January 2013, he was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London. He teaches the Communications and Humanitarianism and Propaganda modules at the Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent.His book, Africa’s Long Road Since Independence. The Many Histories of a Continent has just been published by Hurst and Co and his work on the history of the ivory trade in Africa – Ivory. Poaching and Power in Africa will be published at the end of 2016. . Professor Somerville founded and runs the Africa, News and Analysis website.
Keith writes on Africa’s military and political affairs; the politics of conservation in Africa; Africa and the media; the history and use of propaganda and hate broadcasting; analysing the global media and its coverage of major world events; finding and developing stories; news and feature writing; interview techniques; broadcast and online news reporting and production; media law and ethics, and international journalism.
He has specialist knowledge of African politics and military/strategic issues; foreign intervention in Africa; environmental and wildlife issues in Africa and beyond; Marxism and the foreign policy of the former Soviet Union; and rugby (he has years of playing and team captaincy experience and is an RFU-qualified rugby coach). His current research interests are the contemporary history of Africa in light of the interplay bet ween structure and human agency; radio propaganda in apartheid South Africa; and the links between insurgency, organized crime and poaching in central and southern Africa
A career journalist with the BBC World Service and BBC Newsi for three decades, Keith has an established track record as a trainer and training designer for the BBC, initially with BBC World Service training and latterly with the recently-established BBC College of Journalism. He was executive producer for the BBC’s international award-winning Legal Online course; co-author and role-play developer for the BBC’s post-Hutton Sources, Scoops and Stories course; he in charge of and the scenario writer for the BBC’s interactive journalism teaching tool, The Journalism Tutor.
His knowledge of journalism theory and practice is based on nearly three decades of reporting, writing, presenting and editing World Service news programmes. He also has extensive online production experience and has written for specialist publications on African affairs.
The major world events he has covered include running the World Service team in South Africa for the first post-apartheid elections in 1994; presenting live coverage of the attempted coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; overseeing the first 10 hours of World Service coverage of the death of Princess Diana; running of live World Service radio coverage on 9/11; and producing and presenting radio documentaries from South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and the wilds of deepest Cardiff and Norfolk.
Keith has an extensive publication record on African continental and international politics.
From 2012 to 2014 he taught the Humaniatarian Communications module and a module on Conflict and Security in Africa in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Kent. From 2008 to 2011, he taught journalism at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Brunel University and was BA (Hons) Journalism course leader and Admissions Tutor for the MA in International Journalism. He was educated at St Clement Danes Grammar School, the University of Southampton, the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Brunel University.
PhD Candidate, Staffordshire University
Kelly is a PhD researcher at Staffordshire University, focusing on how journalists have been targeted by states during conflicts, if and how established codified norms are changing, and what the effects are.
A faculty member at the University of Colorado’s College of Media, Communication and Information, Kelly serves as a Lecturer in Communication. She also teaches Media, Culture, and Identity at the University of Florida, an interdisciplinary course that analyzes how the media represents groups, identities, and issues and how these representations can impact opinions and behaviors.
A working journalist, Kelly is a senior writer and editor for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, which provides news and information to countries without a free press. As a contributor to Foreign Policy Magazine, she investigates and analyzes complex international issues. Kelly spent seven years reporting about human rights, international relations, and security for Radio Free Asia.
In addition to academia and journalism, Kelly has been engaged with multiple international human rights NGOs and civil society organizations on communications, policy, and strategic planning.
Her topical expertise is in human rights; press freedom and freedom of expression; disinformation/misinformation; media and democracy; political and non-profit communication; and media, culture, and identity.
Lecturer in Journalism and Communications, University of Galway
I’m the programme director for the Global Media and Communication MA at National University Ireland Galway and I also teach journalism (social media) in the undergraduate and graduate programmes with a focus on social and digital journalism and media theory.
My research agenda is focused on the ways in which social media have impacted journalism and I am particularly interested in the ways that bad-faith actors are weaponising journalism norms in a social and digital media context. I draw from Andrew Chadwick’s hybrid media theory in understanding how social media has created new ways that information can flow in a hybrid media environment.
Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo
Dr. Grindrod is a pharmacist and pharmacy professor at the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy. Dr. Grindrod completed her BScPharm at the University of Alberta, her Masters and Doctoral degrees in pharmacy at the University of British Columbia, and a hospital pharmacy residency at the the London Health Sciences Centre. Here work focuses on using technology to educate healthcare providers and the public on the use of medicines, including drugs and vaccines.
Gherrang/Biodiversity Project Officer, Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, Indigenous Knowledge
Kelly Ann Blake is a Wadawurrung Woman and Biodiversity Project Officer at the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation.
Senior Researcher, University of South Africa
Dr. Kelly Young is a senior researcher in the Institute for Open and Distance Learning (IODL) at the University of South Africa (UNISA) with an academic background in Psychology. Her interests are centred primarily on student success models and predictions in the context of South African higher education and specifically in distance education. She has written papers appearing in journals such as the Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioural Assessment and the South African Journal of Education on topics ranging from psychometric analyses to cyberbullying. Dr. Young completed her doctoral degree at UNISA under the supervision of Dr. Angelo Fynn and Prof. Elizabeth Archer. Her thesis examined psychological grit and its efficacy in determining student retention among postgraduate students enrolled at a South African distance education institution.
Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Tufts University and at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Kelly M. Greenhill is a professor of international relations and security studies, with faculty appointments at Tufts University and at MIT, where she also directs the MIT-Seminar XXI Program. Greenhill's research follows four intersecting and overlapping lines of inquiry: the politics of information; migration, refugees and security; military intervention and operations; and coercion and asymmetric influence.
Ph.D. Student in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
I am a Ph.D. student in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. I am an empirical public economist, with secondary fields in labor and behavioral economics. I am particularly interested in the relationship between the social safety net and work. My current research focuses on the Supplemental Nutrition Assitance Program (SNAP): the largest nutrition assistance program in the U.S. I have studied the impact of work requirements on employment and earnings, and I am currently studying the effects of drastic administrative changes to SNAP since the COVID-19 pandemic and the nature of stigma associated with the program. I primarily apply quasi-experimental methods to publicly available and administrative data. More broadly, I am also interested in applied econometric methods and the effect of social norms and pressures on individual behavior. By acquiring deep contextual knowledge and applying insights from other social sciences into economics, my goal is to deepen our understanding of the consequences of policy design choices in part by incorporating the perspective of individuals who are affected by them.
I am a James M. and Cathleen D. Stone PhD Scholar in Inequality and Wealth Concentration in Harvard University's Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality & Social Policy and an awardee of the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program. During the summer of 2020, I worked as a Research Intern at Microsoft Research New England. Prior to graduate school, I was a Research Specialist Intermediate at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. In 2017, I earned a B.A. with honors in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Economics, and Mathematics from Northwestern University.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney
Professor in Psychology, Keele University
I was appointed Professor to the School of Psychology in September 1999. Previously I was a Chair (Head) of the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. I was an Assistant and then Associate Professor in that department for 16 years. I received my: (a) first degree (Honours BA) at the University of Waterloo, (b) my second degree (MA) from the University of Guelph, and (c) my final degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Western Ontario. I received all degrees in the field of psychology. I am a member of the Institute of Life-Course Studies.
My area of expertise spans Social Psychology and Social Development. Currently, I am conducting research on: (a) the factors contributing to, and the consequences of, loneliness across development; (b) the factors contributing to, and the consequences of, trust across development and cultures; (c) the effects of the characteristics of defendant and jury members on jury deliberations; (d) trust in legal professionals; (e) the implications of children’s trust in health professions for medical treatment; (f) the effects of written emotional expression on early adolescents’ health, and (g) the relation between attribution styles and eating disorders.
Professor of Physics and Astronomy, San José State University
Ken Wharton is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at San Jose State University. Initially an experimentalist, since 2007 his research focus has been in Quantum Foundations, devising models of what might really be happening down at the quantum scale, even when we're not looking. He has also written a number of popular science pieces, appearing in venues such as New Scientist, Aeon, and Nautilus.
Postdoctoral researcher, University of Newcastle
Dr Kendall Mollison is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle. Kendall's research focuses on coastal and marine tsunami hazard.
Professor, Faculty of Social Work & Director, RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse), University of Manitoba
Dr. Nixon’s research has primarily focused on policies aimed at reducing violence, as well as institutional responses to intimate partner violence, including the child welfare and criminal justice systems. Dr. Nixon is also the Director of RESOLVE, a tri-prairie research network on family and gender-based violence.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
I study the interdependencies and connections among sociality, communication, and cooperation. Modeling suggests that communication and cooperation can be stabilized by social interactions. At the same time, we know communication reduces the potential costs of intergroup competition and cooperation is a way to realize the benefits of sociality. Further, a number of evolutionary hypotheses predict that complexity in one of these three leads to or requires complexity in another. My work uses observations of and experiments with wild and captive animals to tease apart the factors governing how these complex behaviors evolve and interact.
As a PoE Fellow, I am working with Dr. Eileen Hebets to study the cooperative hunting behavior of a social pseudoscorpion (Paratemnoides nidificator) and the neural development and intelligence of the amblypygid (Phrynus marginemaculatus). Paratemnoides nidificator lives in colonies, shares parental care, and hunts large insects. Their unique social structure allows us to ask questions about how social ties and communication signals affect their ability to cooperate to obtain food. From this, we can determine whether social bonds built up over time or signals emitted during hunting are more important for cooperation. Our work with P. marginemaculatus tests two popular hypotheses for the evolution of large brains in primates: environmental complexity and social complexity.
Kenneth Amaeshi, PhD . Associate Professor of Strategy & International Business, Head of Strategy Group, and Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
Dr Kenneth Amaeshi is an Associate Professor of Strategy & International Business, Head of the Strategy Group, and the Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative (http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/sbi) at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He researches, teaches and consults in the broad area of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability Strategy, and Policy Innovation. He is currently leading an international research project on Africapitalism, which explores the role of the private sector in Africa's development. He holds a PhD in International Business and Political Economy from the University of Warwick, UK, where he is also a Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization. Dr. Amaeshi is a Visiting Faculty of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management, UK, and a Visiting Professor at the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.
More general information on Dr. Amaeshi can be found on this website: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/about/people/738/Kenneth/Amaeshi
Senior Lecturer, School of Civil Engineering and Surveying, University of Portsmouth
I am a Senior Lecturer and Associate Head in the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying. I am also a Chartered Civil Engineer having previously spent over 10 years in industry as an engineer and project manager for major consultants and contractors including Capita Symonds, Balfour Beatty and John Laing Ltd. My current research interests are in construction materials and in construction engineering and management.