Professor of Housing Economics, University of Glasgow
Studies. He has been a full time member of staff at the University in various guises since 1989. He became a professor in 2006. Ken was also Head of the Department of Urban Studies from 2005 to 2010 and associate dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences in 2009-10. He is now Director of Policy Scotland, the University's hub for policy research and knowledge exchange.
Ken's research interests are focused on the economic, financial and policy dimensions of housing. He has carried out research for government departments, ESRC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, trade bodies, the private sector and international organisations like OECD. His current interests are on the financing and economics of social and affordable housing, and, the application of behavioural economics to housing.
Ken was managing editor of the Urban Studies journal for a decade. He was president of RC43 (housing) of the International Sociological Association and is a former president of the European Real Estate Society. He sits on four editorial advisorial boards. He was a visiting professor to the University of Amsterdam in 2011. He has acted as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament's Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and given evidence to other similar Parliamentary committees..
After a period as chair of Sanctuary Scotland housing association, Ken is currently a non-executive director of Sanctuary housing association.
Ken regularly blogs on housing and related policy matters at http://wordpress.kengibb.com.
Professor Grattan graduated in Physics from Queen's University Belfast with a BSc (First Class Honours) in 1974, followed by a PhD in Laser Physics. His doctoral research involved the use of laser-probe techniques for measurements on potential new laser systems.
Following Queen's, in 1978 he became a Research Fellow at Imperial College of Science and Technology, sponsored by the Rutherford Laboratory to work on advanced photolytic drivers for novel laser systems. This involved detailed measurements of the characteristics and properties of novel laser species and a range of materials involved in systems calibration.
In 1983 he joined City University London as a "new blood" Lecturer in Physics, being appointed Professor of Measurement and Instrumentation in 1991 and Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering. From 2001 to 2008 he was the Associate and then Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and from 2008 to 2012 the first Conjoint Dean of the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences and the School of Informatics. In 2013 he was appointed the Inaugural Dean of the City Graduate School. He was appointed George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation in 2013 and to a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in 2014.
His research interests have expanded to include the development and use of fibre optic and optical systems in the measurement of a range of physical and chemical parameters. The work has been sponsored by a number of organizations including EPSRC, the EU, private industry and charitable sources, and he holds several patents for instrumentation systems for monitoring in industry using optical techniques. He obtained the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from City University in 1992 for his sensor work. Professor Grattan is extensively involved with the work of the professional bodies having been Chairman of the Science, Education and Technology of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now IET), the Applied Optics Division of the Institute of Physics and he was President of the Institute of Measurement and Control during the year 2000. He has served on the Councils of all three of these Professional Bodies. He was awarded the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control in 1992, and twice the Honeywell Prize for work published in the Institute's journal as well as the Sir Harold Hartley Medal in 2012 for distinction in the field of instrumentation and control. He was awarded the Applied Optics Divisional Prize in 2010 for his work on optical sensing and the honorary degree of Doctor of the University of the University of Oradea in 2014.
He was elected President of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) in 2014, serving from 2015 to 2018. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK National Academy of Engineering, in 2008.
Professor Grattan has been Deputy Editor of the Journal Measurement Science and Technology for several years and currently serves on the Editorial Board of several major journals in his field in the USA and Europe. In January 2001 he was appointed Editor of the IMEKO Journal "Measurement" and also serves on their General Council. He is the author and co-author of over seven hundred refereed publications in major international journals and at conferences and is the co-editor (with Professor B T Meggitt) of a five volume topical series on Optical Fiber Sensor Technology. His work is highly cited by his peers nationally and internationally. He is a Visiting Professor at several major Universities in China, with strong links to Harbin Engineering University and the Shandong Academy of Sciences.
Professor Grattan has been a Member of the University Executive Committee (ExCo) since 2008 and chairs two of its sub-Committees, the University Sustainability Committee and the Business Continuity Management Committee. He has served on Senate for over 20 years, as well as many of its sub-Committees.
Research Professor, University of California, Irvine
Kenneth L. Kraemer is Professor Emeritus in the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. He was Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), and Co-Director of the Personal Computing Industry Center (PCIC). He has conducted research on the information technology for more than 47 years. His latest work was on the globalization of innovation, the offshoring of new product development, the dynamics of computing in organizations, the business value of IT, national policies for IT production and use, and the distribution of value in global value chains in the IT industry.
Professor Kraemer is the author or co-author of 15 books, including recently published titles such as Global E-Commerce: Impacts of National Environment and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and Asia's Computer Challenge: Threat of Opportunity for the U.S. and the World? (Oxford University Press, 1998).
He has written more than 165 articles, many on the computer industry and the Asia-Pacific region, that have been published in journals such as Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, The Information Society, Public Administration Review, Telecommunications Policy, and Policy Analysis.
Professor Kraemer has also been a consultant on IT policy to major corporations, the federal government, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the governments of Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China. He was the Shaw Professor in Information Systems at the National University of Singapore from 1990-1991. He was elected a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and received a lifetime achievement award from this professional society.
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology, University of Connecticut
I am a Professor Emeritus in the Microbiology program at UConn. I formerly conducted research and taught courses in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology. My laboratory conducted research on microbes that lived at very high temperatures and the publications that resulted from my work can be accessed here, at PubMed.
Expert in Comparative Literature and Environmental Humanities, Université de Lille
Kenneth Toah Nsah, better known by his pen name Nsah Mala, has a PhD in Comparative Literature and Environmental Humanities from Aarhus University (Denmark). His doctoral thesis was entitled: "Can Literature Save the Congo Basin? Postcolonial Ecocriticism and Environmental Literary Activism." And the thesis won the Prix de thèses francophones en Prospective 2022 (Prize for Francophone Theses in Foresight and Futures Studies) from la Fondation 2100 (France) and l'Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF). Nsah obtained the Erasmus Mundus Master Crossways in Cultural Narratives from Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (France), University of St Andrews (UK), and Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain). He has teaching and academic degrees in Bilingual Studies (English and French) from the University of Yaoundé 1 and École Normale Supérieure de Yaoundé in Cameroon. He has expertise and research interests in environmental humanities; environmental communication; postcolonial ecocriticism; literary activism; youth climate activism; literature, climate change and environmental problems in the Congo Basin; climate-environment-migration nexus; comparative literature; Cameroonian and African literatures in English and French; diasporic literatures; indigenous studies; ethnolinguistics; literature and migration; medical humanities; and creative writing. He is a writer, poet, children's author, EN <> FR translator, copyeditor, journalist, and interdisciplinary literary and cultural scholar. He is the author and editor of numerous publications, including peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, poetry collections and anthologies, and picture books for children, in English and French. He has won literary prizes in Cameroon and France.
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University
Dr. Reardon joined the department in 1988 after a year of postdoctoral research at the Universität Hannover as an Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow. He is Professor and Jud and Pat Harper Chair of Chemical and Biological Engineering, and holds joint appointments in several other science and engineering programs at CSU, including Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology, and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Reardon received his BS degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD from the California Institute of Technology, both in chemical engineering. His research combines bioreactor analysis, systems biology (primarily proteomics), and applied microbiology and microbial ecology. His group’s current projects involve biosensors, the application of proteomics to microbiome analysis, and the analysis and engineering of bacteria and algae for the production of biofuels and other chemicals. He is also interested in the interconnected challenges of food, energy, and water production (the food-energy-water nexus), which is becoming a major issue around the world. Dr. Reardon is the Director of the Sustainable Bioenergy Development Center and a co-Director of the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels. He is also the founder and Chief Technology Officer of OptiEnz Sensors, which is based on research from his laboratory. Dr. Reardon received the Faculty Excellence Award from the College of Engineering at CSU in 2009.
Professor of Immunology, Queensland University of Technology
Traditional vaccine approaches have been unsuccessful in preventing chlamydial infections. Prof. Beagley and colleagues are researching novel DNA vaccination and bioinformatics approaches to identify protective chlamydial antigens that are conserved across several chlamydial species. Using combinations of these antigens we can reduce both the duration and magnitude of infection and reduce infection-associated inflammation that is the cause of infertility in animal models of chlamydial infection. We are now working with collaborators in the US and a major vaccine company to develop a human Chlamydia vaccine. We have also used these antigens to develop the world’s first Chlamydia vaccine for the koala. This vaccine has been shown to protect young koalas in a wild population with a high incidence of chlamydial infection and disease and has increased reproductive success in this population. The vaccine is currently undergoing registration.
Neisseria gonorrhea is another human STI and is a disease of increasing concern due to antibiotic resistance. We have established a new mouse model of Neisseria infection in male mice and have shown that infection adversely affects sperm production similar to what we find with Chlamydia infection. We are currently using this model to further investigate the effects of Neisseria infection on male fertility and for development of vaccines to prevent infections.
Prof. Beagley is a past-president of the International Society for Mucosal Immunology and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Immunology, the American Association of Immunologists, the Society for Reproductive Biology, the American Society for Reproductive Immunology, the International Society for Vaccines and the International Society for Immunology of Reproduction.
Researcher, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
Kenny Monrose is a researcher at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Sociology and a Fellow of Wolfson college Cambridge. He is the lead researcher on the Black British Voices Project at Cambridge Sociology.
Kenny has many year's experience in teaching, supervising and examining undergraduate and post-graduate students in the areas of Sociology, Behavioural Sciences and Criminology and Criminal Justice.
He completed a PhD in Sociology at the University of Essex in 2013. His doctoral thesis was a qualitative study centred in East London, examining the life course of maturing black men, with a focus on criminal preclusion and non-criminal participation. The study made an original contribution to knowledge by highlighting the scholarly omission of black adult male populations within academic deliberation on 'race' and crime. The thesis highlighted the continued confinements of prejudice, discrimination, and everyday racisms in the lives of black men, whilst rigorously engaging with several related areas such as familial configuration, identities, and social position.
Kenny acted as a Research Fellow with Middlesex University in collaboration with the Mayors of London’s office for policing and crime, examining the development of specialist support services for young people who have been victims of crime, abuse and/or violence.
Dr Monrose is the author of Black men in Britain: an ethnographic portrait of the post Windrush generation. The book engages with an invisible population of Black men who grew up during 1970s and 80s post-industrial Britain, and as part of an environment that rendered them irrelevant and indistinguishable.
He is an affiliate at The Centre for Screen & Film within the Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics, and a member of Centre for the study of Global Human Movement at the University of Cambridge.
Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, Penn State
Dr. Kent E. Vrana is the Elliot S. Vesell Professor and Chair of Pharmacology at the Penn State College of Medicine. He received his B.S. with honors in Biochemistry from the University of Iowa, and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry (Pharmacology minor) from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. His post-doctoral fellowship training was in embryology and molecular biology at the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Baltimore, MD (on the Johns Hopkins University campus).
Dr. Vrana joined the Department of Biochemistry at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center as an assistant professor and then moved to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he rose through the ranks to full professor. In 2004, Dr. Vrana assumed the position of Professor and Chair of Pharmacology at the Penn State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Vrana is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals (Associate Editor for Pharmacology (Karger Press), the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (an ASPET journal) and Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids (Karger Press)). He has served as chair (30 times) and/or a member of over 110 scientific review panel meetings for the federal government and non-profit organizations. He has co-authored more than 190 scientific articles, book chapters, and monographs (including two textbooks). In 2009, he was named an honorary professor of the School of Medicine of the Peruvian University of Applied Science in Lima, Peru, and was inducted into the Society of Distinguished Educators at the Penn State College of Medicine. In 2015, he was elected a Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). He currently serves the immediate past president of the Association of Medical School Pharmacology Chairs (AMSPC).
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Sydney
I am a microbiologist at the University of Sydney. My research interests include:
- Investigating the biology of microbial pathogens and avenues for their treatment.
- Drug discovery from natural products.
- The antimicrobial potential of Australian honey.
- The role of fungi in bee nutrition and health.
Associate Professor of Psychology, Australian Catholic University
I am the National Course Coordinator for postgraduate psychology programs at the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences. I joined ACU in 2015 to assist in setting up the Master of Psychology (Clinical) course in the Strathfield campus. I graduated in 2002 from the University of Melbourne with a Doctor of Psychology majoring in clinical psychology. I am a registered psychologist with clinical endorsement and a PsyBA accredited supervisor.
My research interests are in the area of clinical psychology. My research focuses on obsessive-compulsive disorder and hoarding disorder. I am also very interested in examining the application of mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies (e.g., acceptance and commitment therapy) for these conditions. For further details: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Keong_Yap/contributions
Please also visit the ACU Strathfield Clinical Psychology Research Lab https://www.acu.edu.au/about-acu/faculties-directorates-and-staff/faculty-of-health-sciences/school-of-behavioural-and-health-sciences/research/the-clinical-psychology-lab-strathfield-campus
Research Associate, Brandeis University
I am the first Interfaith Specialist at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the umbrella organization of over 500 congregations across North America. I is also a research associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, where I've taught American Studies. Previously, I was the inaugural director of the Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement graduate program at Hebrew College. My pioneering books, Still Jewish: A History of Women & Intermarriage in America (NYU Press 2009), a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage, and Fatherhood (Indiana University Press 2014), provided groundbreaking analyses about Jewish continuity by focusing on gender and change over time. My advice & opinions have appeared in the Forward, Lilith & Moment magazines, the New York Jewish Week, RitualWell, Sh’ma, the Times of Israel & eJewishPhilanthropy. I earned a PhD in History from Brown University and was the Mandell L. Berman Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Contemporary American Jewish Life at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. I am a 2018 Forward 50 honoree for my clarion call for a Jewish response to the #MeToo movement, named on Lilith magazine’s “7 Jewish Feminist Highlights of 2018” list and was a JewishBoston “Top Pick.” My new book is #UsToo: How Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Women Changed Our Communities (Routledge 2023)." I served as an Ombud on the Committee on Sexual Misconduct of the Association for Jewish Studies and as a Board Member of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry. I currently serve on the Academic Advisory Council of the Jewish Women’s Archive. When not roughing it in the woods of Maine, I live in Brookline, MA. To learn more, visit my professional website: loveandtradition.org
Food Safety and Health Communication Scholar, Center for Research on Ingredient Safety, Arizona State University
Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Kerri Evans, Ph.D., LCSW, is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and earned her Ph.D. from Boston College School of Social Work.
Dr. Evans' research stems from her social work experience with refugees and unaccompanied immigrant children in the US. She has held many roles including an in-home bilingual case manager, a program manager for immigrants in foster care, a cross-border permanency specialist for immigrant families impacted by the child welfare system, a community organizer working to increase access to higher education for immigrants, and an ESL teacher. Dr. Evans remains a licensed social worker.
Utilizing partnerships with nonprofit organizations, Dr. Evans works to answer service providers' questions to improve service delivery and make policy recommendations that will improve the lives of immigrants and refugees in the US. Topically, most of her research focuses on unaccompanied and refugee children's well-being, school welcome for immigrants in K-12 settings, and higher education access. Dr. Evan’s also does research around teaching pedagogy and hopes to increase knowledge gain and satisfaction among university students.
Research Associate, Environmental Sustainability Research Centre, Brock University
Ph.D. from the University of the Sunshine Coast Australia. Broadly my research explores sustainability at the nexus of food security and health through a lens of social-ecological change. I work with Indigenous Peoples, their food systems and their health. To date, my research has been largely focused on Pacific Island Countries including Fiji.
Kerrie Sadiq is a Professor of Taxation in the School of Accountancy at the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Taxation Law and Policy Research Group, Monash University, and a Senior Adviser to the Tax Justice Network (UK). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from The University of Queensland, a Master of Laws from Queensland University of Technology, and a PhD from Deakin University. Kerrie is a Chartered Tax Adviser as designated by the Tax Institute. Prior to joining Queensland University of Technology, Kerrie spent 20 years at the University of Queensland, as a member of both their Law School and Business School.
Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Indiana University
Professor Kerry Krutilla is a specialist in the theory and practice of benefit cost analysis. He is currently coauthoring a book on the economic evaluation of air pollution, energy, and climate regulations. Another project is assessing ways to represent distributional accounting formats in benefit-cost analysis. Professor Krutilla recently conducted research on the principles of efficient cybersecurity investment, and completed a study on uncertainty evaluation methods relevant for benefit-cost analyses used to evaluate seabed mining leases.
Professor Krutilla has served as an economic consultant for a variety of international and environmental organizations, including the World Bank and the Environmental Defense Fund, and for U.S. federal agencies such as the Agency for International Development and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture. He has consulted for the Brazilian Ministry of Transportation and the Chamber of Deputies of the Brazilian National Congress, and for the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Development, the Finance Committee of the National Assembly, and the City Council of Hanoi.
Professor Krutilla teaches benefit-cost analysis in several formats. He has conducted executive trainings at the World Bank, the Escola National de Administração Pública in Brasilia, the Vietnamese National Academy of Public Administration in Ho Chi Minh City, and offered executive training courses in Hanoi under the sponsorship of the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Development. He has taught short course at Vietnam National University in Hanoi and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. From 2012-2014, Professor Krutilla co-directed a summer overseas study program jointly offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and two universities in Pamplona Spain. At the O’Neill School, Professor Krutilla offers graduate and undergraduate courses in benefit-cost analysis and environmental economics.
Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, University of Sydney
I have over 20 years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist and hold the following qualifications: Doctor of philosophy (behavioural science), Master of Clinical Science (evidence-based practice), Post-Graduate Certificate in Sports Physiotherapy and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Physiotherapy.
My research is focused on mitigating sports related head and neck injuries particularly in football (soccer).
Associate Professor and Executive Director, Entry-to-Practice Education, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia
Dr. Kerry Wilbur is a pharmacist whose research program includes the study of interprofessional education and the practice of collaborative care among different professionals with patients. She is an Associate Professor and Executive Director of Entry-to-Practice Education at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia.
Senior Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney
Dr Kerryn Drysdale is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Sydney. She conducts research at the intersection of social inquiry and public health, particularly in the experiences and expressions of health and wellbeing among marginalised communities.
Part-time Instructor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada
I graduated in 2020 with a PhD in Business Administration from the Organizations and Social Change track of the College of Management of the University of Massachusetts Boston, but my work spans business history, society and politics in the 20th century. I have been a Sessional Lecturer at the University of Toronto and currently am a Part-Time Instructor at York University in Toronto, Canada. I am affiliated with the Academy of Management and have served as a longstanding reviewer for AoM and for several business history journals, in addition to reviewing books for the Intelligence and National Security Journal.
Professor of Food Bioprocessing, University of Reading
Keshavan Niranjan, better known as Niranjan, is the Professor Food Bioprocessing at the University of Reading. He is a chemical engineer trained at UDCT (currently ICT Mumbai) and has been a faculty member at University of Reading since October 1989, after completing post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and the immediate Past President of the International Society of Food Engineering. He served as an Editor of the Journal of Food Engineering from 2007-2019, and is currently a Subject Editor of the Food and Bioproducts Processing Journal (Transactions of the Institution of Chemical Engineers Part C). He is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award (2016) and Distinguished Service Award (2019) from the International Association of Engineering and Food. In 2020, he was elected a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. He is currently the cochair of the Education Committee of the International Union of Food Science and Technology.
Professor Niranjan has a strong publication track record with over 150 peer reviewed research papers to his credit. He researches in the broad area of food processing/process engineering for health and environment. His current research projects cover the following areas:
1) formation and stability of bubble included foods,
2) engineering strategies to lower fat uptake during deep fat frying,
3) development of compostable packaging, active or otherwise,
4) high pressure processing of foods, and
5) processing techniques for separating health positive ingredients.
My research focuses on the relationship between religion and politics in modern South Asia.
In particular, my work brings history into dialogue with anthropology in order to consider Hindu devotional traditions of service and Hindu nationalism.
I am very interested in how Hinduism and Hindu nationalism relate to beef consumption, conversion, and 'love-Jihad' in modern India. Especially how non-elite actors think about these issues.
I am currently writing a monograph on the means by which Hindu nationalism emerges in everyday spaces as a conservative project of moral reform.
Kevin’s research interests are in the areas of public policy, criminology, and forecasting.
Kevin Albertson is co-author of the “How to Run the Country Manual” http://bit.ly/1FlLp56
His other books include “Justice Reinvestment: Can the Criminal Justice System Deliver More for Less?” http://bit.ly/1NSH2o0
and “Crime and Economics: An Introduction” http://bit.ly/1BBSygQ
Professor of Energy and Climate Change, University of Manchester
Kevin is professor of Energy and Climate Change at the University of Manchester and visiting professor at the Universities of Uppsala (Sweden) and Bergen (Norway). Formerly he held the position of Zennström professor (in Uppsala) and was director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UK). Kevin engages widely with governments, industry and civil society, and remains research active with publications in Climate policy, Nature and Science. He has a decade’s industrial experience in the petrochemical industry, is a chartered engineer and fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Kevin Bales is Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation. He was Co-Founder of Free the Slaves, the US Sister organization of Anti-Slavery International and is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Roehampton University in London. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Cocoa Initiative. His book Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy published in 1999, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and has now been published in ten other languages. Archbishop Desmond Tutu called it “a well researched, scholarly and deeply disturbing expose of modern slavery”. In 2008 he was invited to address the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Paris, and to join in the planning of the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative.
In 2006 his work was named one of the top “100 World-Changing Discoveries” by the Association of British Universities. The Italian edition of Disposable People won the Premio Viareggio for services to humanity in 2000, and the documentary based on his work, which he co-wrote, Slavery: A Global Investigation , won the Peabody Award for 2000 and two Emmy Awards in 2002. Other awards include the Laura Smith Davenport Human Rights Award in 2005; the Judith Sargeant Murray Award for Human Rights in 2004; and the Human Rights Award of the University of Alberta in 2003. He was also awarded a Prime Mover Fellowship by the Hunt Alternatives Fund in 2009 and a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa , by Loyola University Chicago, in May 2010.
He was a Trustee of Anti-Slavery International and a consultant to the United Nations Global Program on Trafficking of Human Beings. He has been invited to advise the US, British, Irish, Norwegian, and Nepali governments, as well as the governments of the Economic Community of West African States, on the formulation of policy on slavery and human trafficking. He edited an Anti-Human Trafficking Toolkit for the United Nations, and published, with the Human Rights Center at Berkeley, a report on forced labour in the USA, and completed a two-year study of human trafficking into the US for the National Institute of Justice. His book Understanding Global Slavery was published in September 2005. He is the author of New Slavery: A Reference Handbook (revised 2nd ed. 2005). In 2007 he published Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves , a roadmap for the global eradication of slavery which won the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Promoting World Order. In 2008, with Zoe Trodd, he published To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today’s Slaves ; and with eight Magnum photographers, Documenting Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery . In 2009 he published with Ron Soodalter The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today , the first full exploration of contemporary slavery in the United States. He is currently writing a book on the relationship between slavery and environmental destruction, and with Jody Sarich a book on forced marriage.
He gained his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics.
I am Director of the MSc in Investment Analysis at the University of Stirling and a Visiting Professor at the University of Gdansk.
My most recent work has been in the following areas: earnings management around IPOs, the share price reaction to stock dividend announcements, the impact of board gender diversity on firm valuation, the value of ‘comply or explain' corporate governance disclosures and the financial consequences of CSR.
Senior Lecturer, Environment & Systems, The Open University
I joined the OU in 2001 after completing my PhD and postdoc work at UCL, London. I have worked on a range of individual and collaborative research projects exploring systems and social learning approaches to managing water in the UK, EU and internationally. My teaching is focused on environmental management and in particular using systems ideas to develop new ways of thinking and enabling environmental managing.
Kevin Davis is Professor of Finance at University of Melbourne, Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and Professor at Monash University.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Melbourne in 1987, he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Adelaide.
His primary research interests are in the areas of financial institutions and markets, financial engineering and corporate finance.
He is co-author/editor of sixteen books in the areas of finance, banking, monetary economics and macroeconomics and numerous journal articles and chapters in books. He is on the Board (and previously Chairperson) of the Melbourne University Credit Union, and has developed and presented numerous training programs for banks and businesses.
He has undertaken an extensive range of consulting assignments for financial institutions, business and government. Most recently (2014) he was a panel member of the Financial System (Murray) Inquiry.
Kevin was the inaugural Director of the Melbourne (now Australian) Centre for Financial Studies from July 2005-December 2008.
Professor in International Relations, University of Sussex
Kevin Gray is a Professor in International Relations at the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex. His research expertise relates to the political economy of East Asian development. He is author (with Jong-Woon Lee) of North Korea and the Geopolitics of Development (Cambridge University Press, 2021), as well as Korean Workers and Neoliberal Globalisation (Routledge, 2008), Labour and Development in East Asia: Social Forces and Passive Revolution (Routledge, 2015). He is also editor of (with Barry Gills) Rising Powers and the Future of Global Governance (Routledge, 2018); (with Barry Gills) People Power in an Era of Global Crisis: Rebellion, Resistance, and Liberation (Routledge, 2013); (with Craig Murphy) Rising Powers and South-South Cooperation (Routledge, 2018); (with Barry Gills) Post-Covid Transformations (Routledge, 2022). His work has also appeared in New Left Review, Capital and Class, Journal of Contemporary Asia, Review of International Political Economy, Pacific Review, Critical Asian Studies, New Political Economy, and Third World Quarterly.
Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast
Kevin Hearty is a Lecturer in Criminology at the School of Social Sciences, Education & Social Work (SSESW) and an Associate Fellow of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute at Queen's University Belfast. His main interdisciplinary research interests lie in Transitional Justice, Human Rights, Political Violence, Memory Politics and Policing.
Vice President of Clinical Analytics, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Kip has experience and interest in managing large observational epidemiological studies and clinical trials, primarily in the areas of cardiovascular diseases, novel psychotherapies, and COVID-19. He also has research interests in psychoneuroimmunology, complementary and alternative medicine, and epidemiological methods.
My research is in: machine learning, artificial intelligence, philosophy of science, scientific method, Bayesian inference and reasoning, Bayesian networks, artificial life, computer simulation, epistemology, evaluation theory.
See http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~korb/ The page is out of date, but accurate as far as it goes.
Emeritus Professor , UNSW Sydney
An Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, Kevin McConkey has worked in universities in Australia, Canada, China, and the USA. His publications span psychology and management. His recognition includes appointment as a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Member of the Order of Australia. He has experience in the governance and management of universities in Australia and overseas, including in the roles of President, Academic Board, University of New South Wales and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Newcastle. Since leaving full-time employment, he has undertaken higher education and other consultancies in Australia and across the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, in areas such as governance, management, strategic direction, quality assurance, international relationships, research activities, and risk management.
Investigador en el laboratorio de Biología Molecular de bacterias patógenas, Instituto de Microbiología, Praga, Czech Academy of Sciences
Realicé mis estudios de Licenciatura y Maestría en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. A lo largo de mi formación académica he laborado en proyectos relacionados con la salud humana. Trabajé en la expresión heteróloga de proteínas de Mycobacterium tuberculosis; en el desarrollo y expresión de antivenenos en contra de la picadura de alacranes mexicanos y actualmente investigo la interacción patógeno-hospedero de la bacteria Bordetella pertussis, agente etiológico de la tos ferina.
He publicado artículos de divulgación de la ciencia en revistas y diarios en México y España