Professor of Law, American University
V. Gerard (Jerry) Comizio, of American University, teaches courses on U.S. and international banking law, virtual currency law, regulation of financial institutions and business law compliance and ethics.
Professor Comizio is a leading authority on financial services regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters. He had extensive experience in private practice representing a wide range of financial services companies, including both domestic and foreign banking organizations, non-bank financial institutions, online banking, fintech companies, virtual currency exchanges and private equity firms.
Professor Comizio has written extensively about current issues in financial services regulation. He is the author of International Banking Law (West Academic 2016), one of the first major casebooks on international banking law issues. He is also the contributing author to three books on financial services issues: Winning Legal Strategies for Banking Law, Aspatore Books (2005); The Bank Investor Relations Handbook, America’s Community Bankers (2003); and The Bank Founder’s Guidebook, SNL Securities (1999).
Professor Comizio also focuses on the emerging legal regulatory and policy framework governing virtual currency activities and other transformative financial technologies. He currently teaches one of the first virtual currency law courses in the country, which explores the emerging legal and regulatory framework under the corporate, securities, commodities, banking, money transmission, anti-money laundering, fintech, tax, and commercial laws governing virtual currency and block chain activities.
Professor Comizio has written extensively on a wide range of virtual currency law issues including Virtual Currencies: Growing Regulatory Framework and Challenges in the Emerging Fintech Ecosystem}, 21 N.C. Banking Inst. 131 (2017) https://scholarship.law.unc.edu/ncbi/vol21/iss1/10/, and The cyber threat looming over virtual currencies, American Banker (May 6, 2021). He is also author of Virtual Currency Law: The Emerging Legal and Regulatory Framework, Wolters Kluwer (2022), one of the first major casebooks on digital asset law.
Professor Comizio has been featured in the American Banker’s annual “Washington Insider’s Survey of the 25 Most Influential People Involved in Financial Services Regulatory Issues.” He also has regularly appeared on television, internet media, and radio discussing current financial services regulatory issues, including NPR, Fox News, Bloomberg TV, Wall Street Journal Online, Dow Jones Online and CBS radio, and has been widely quoted on financial services issues in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Financial Times, Reuters, Bloomberg and other major newspapers and publications. He has been consistently recognized by Chambers, Legal 500 and other major law firm practice rankings.
Professor Comizio joined AUWCL from Fried Frank Shriver Harris and Jacobsen LLP, where he was a partner and chaired their banking practice. Prior to that, he was a partner and chaired the banking practice at Paul Hastings LLP, and was managing partner of the DC Office of Thacher Proffit and Wood LLP. Prior to private practice, he was for many years the deputy general counsel of the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Thrift Supervision (currently the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) and its predecessor, the Federal Home Loan Bank Board, and a senior attorney in the Division of the Corporation Finance in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In 1994, he led an interagency task force related to the U.S. Senate and House financial services committee hearings held in response to widely publicized abuses in the initial public offering market for bank mutual to stock conversions. This task force was widely credited with initiating comprehensive regulatory reform of this area at the federal and state level.
Professor Comizio has served as a member of the Governing Committee of the U.S. Conference on Consumer Finance Law and the Board of Advisors of the University of North Carolina Law School Center for Banking and Finance. He is also the former chairman of the Trusts and Investments Subcommittee of the American Bar Association’s Banking Law committee and the Advisory Board of the George Washington Law School Center for Law Economics and Finance. He recently served as a member of the Economic Policy team’s Financial Institutions subcommittee for the Biden-Harris campaign.
Professor Comizio received his master’s degree in global policy from the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, in 2020, his LLM in Financial Services Regulation from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1983, his JD from the Pace University School of Law in 1980 where he was case and comments editor and his BA from Fordham University in 1977.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nigeria
Professor Val Ekechukwu was the former Director, Research & Innovation at the National Universities Commission (NUC). He was a member of the Governing Council at both the Air-force Institute of Technology, Kaduna and the National Mathematical Centre, Abuja.
He has held numerous international fellowships and is currently undertaking research at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he has taught for over four decades.
Associate Professor in French and Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow, University of New England
I am originally from Collio di Vobarno, a small town of the province of Brescia, in the north of Italy, not far away from Lake Garda. After attending the Liceo “Enrico Fermi” in Salò (BS, Italy), I completed a Diploma di Laurea in French and English languages, literatures, and cultures at the University of Bologna (Italy); and then an MSt and a DPhil in French at the University of Oxford (Balliol College). I have been a pensionnaire étrangère at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, rue d’Ulm, and an intern at UNESCO (Headquarters, Paris). Before joining the University of New England (Australia), I held the Kathleen Bourne Junior Research Fellowship in French and Comparative Literature at St Anne’s College (Oxford, UK).
Currently, I am the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (DE200101206: Provincial Poets and the Making of a Nation) funded by the Australian Government.
Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, The University of Edinburgh
My research interests and expertise straddle the disciplines of social policy, sociology and public health. For my research I use primarily advanced quantitative analysis methods and longitudinal survey data. Most of my research to date has involved using population cohort study data to understand how children’s health and wellbeing outcomes are socially stratified, and how early experiences or events relate to subsequent outcomes. I have dabbled with topics related to infant feeding and children's eating habits, and my more recent work explores the lives of women and children affected by domestic abuse.
Maîtresse de conférences de sociologie, URMIS (Unité de recherche Migrations et Société), CNRS, IRD, Université Côte d’Azur
Valérie Erlich est maîtresse de conférences au Département de Sociologie de l’Université Côte d’Azur et chercheure à l’URMIS (Unité de recherche Migrations et sociétés, CNRS 6, UMR 8245), Membre du comité scientifique de l’Observatoire National de la Vie Etudiante de 2007 à 2012, Directrice de l’Observatoire de la Vie Etudiante de l’Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis de 2003 à 2007.
Depuis les années 1990, ses recherches portent sur le monde étudiant, sur la socialisation des étudiants et la construction des identités étudiantes dans le contexte de massification de l’enseignement supérieur.
A partir de 2005, elle s’intéresse plus spécifiquement aux mobilités pour études, à l’analyse statistique des flux des étudiants en mobilité et à l’internationalisation de l’enseignement supérieur.
Elle a publié sur ces thématiques :
- Les nouveaux étudiants. Un groupe social en mutation, Préface de Roger Establet, Paris, Armand Colin, « Références » Sociologie, 1998.
- Les mobilités étudiantes, Panorama des savoirs, Paris, La Documentation française, 2012, 219 p.
Professor of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex
Valerie Fraser specialises in the art and architecture of Latin America and Spain with particular emphasis on the early colonial period and the 20th/21st centuries. She is Chair of the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA). She has won a number of major awards from the AHRC including funding for a fully-illustrated online catalogue of ESCALA, and is currently overseeing a three-year AHRC-funded research project (2009-2012) entitled Meeting Margins: Transnational Art in Latin America and Europe 1950-1978 which is in collaboration with the University of the Arts London and investigates artistic relations between Europe and Latin America in the post-war period. She has worked on a number of exhibitions including Kahlo's Contemporaries held at the University Gallery in 2005, and Latin American Art: Contexts and Accomplices at the Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia, 2004.
•Colonial Latin American art
•Colonial Latin American architecture
•20th century Latin American art
•20th century Latin American architecture
Professeure des universités en sciences de gestion et du management - Consommation alimentaire et durabilité, Université Paris-Saclay
Valérie Hémar-Nicolas est Professeure des Universités en sciences de gestion et du management à l’Université Paris-Saclay. Ses recherches portent sur la consommation alimentaire dans une perspective de santé et de durabilité sociale et environnementale. Elle mène ses travaux dans le cadre de projets de recherche nationaux et internationaux (ANR CRI-KEE : Consommation et représentations des insectes - Etat des connaissances sur leur comestibilité en Europe ; Smag For Livet (Taste For Life) financé par la fondation danoise Nordea-Fonden ; ANR MarCO - Marketing to Children and Obesity...).
Valerie J. Karplus is the Class of 1943 Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research focuses on resource and environmental management in firms operating in diverse national and industry contexts, with an emphasis on emerging markets and the role of policy. Karplus is an expert on China’s energy system, including technology trends, energy system governance, and the sustainability impact of business decisions. She holds a BS in biochemistry and political science from Yale University and a PhD in engineering systems from MIT.
Professor of Sociology, Rhodes University
VALERIE MØLLER is Professor Emeritus at Rhodes University. She was appointed to the new chair of Quality of Life Studies at Rhodes in the Institute of Social and Economic Research in 2007. Before that she was director of ISER (1998–2006) and headed the Quality of Life Research Unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, in the 1990s. She grew up in the southern United States and Switzerland. A sociologist by training, she received her Ph.D. from the University of Zürich. She and her architect husband arrived in Africa in 1972 in a VW kombi and stayed. She has lived and worked in southern Africa since that time.
Together with South African colleagues, she initiated the South African Quality of Life (SAQoL) trends study that has tracked the personal well-being of South Africans from all walks of life since the early 1980s. In 1996 and 2004, together with Alex Michalos, editor of the leading international journal on quality-of-life, Social Indicators Research, she organised ‘roving conferences’ to promote social indicators and quality-of-life research among South African scholars. The 2004 ‘Roving Conference’ held at Rhodes University formed part of the University’s Centenary celebrations.
Valerie Møller has published some 200 research articles, chapters in books, and research monographs covering a wide range of topics related to quality of life and well-being. She has edited or co-edited a number of Springer volumes on quality-of-life topics including two focusing on South African quality of life (published in 1997 and 2007).
She is an international Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) Distinguished Qol Researcher in recognition of her lifetime achievements and accomplishments in quality-of-life studies. She hosted the ISQOLS 7th conference at Rhodes University in 2006, and served as ISQoL’s President (2007–8). She serves on the boards of a number of quality-of-life journals and received the 1997 (with Lawrence Schlemmer) and 2013 Best Social Indicator Research (SIR) Paper awards. The 2013 Best SIR Paper reported on three decades of the SAQoL trends study.
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
JOURNAL ARTICLES, BOOKS AND CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
2020 in press Preface: A place and a time for a Handbook on Active Ageing and Quality of Life. In: F. Rojo-Pérez. & G. Fernández-Mayoralas G. (Eds.), Handbook of Active Ageing and Quality of Life – From Concepts to Applications. (pp. 1–7) International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life, Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.
2020 in press Hamba kahle, ‘go well’, from Africa. In: A.C. Michalos (Ed.), The Pope of Happiness - A Festschrift for Ruut Veenhoven. Social Indicators Research Series. Cham, Switzlerland: Springer Nature,
2019 ‘Foreword’. In Eloff, I. (Ed.) Handbook of Quality of Life in African Societies. (pp.v-vii). International Handbooks on Quality of Life. Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature.
Møller, V., and Roberts, B.J.
2019 The best and worst times of life for South Africans: Evidence of universal reference standards in evaluations of personal well-being using Bernheim’s ACSA. Social Indicators Research 143(3), 1319-1347. DOI 10.1007/s11205-018-2018-9 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11205-018-2018-9
Møller, V., and Roberts, B.J.
2018 Online appendix: The best and worst times of life for South Africans: evidence of universal reference standards in evaluations of personal well-being using Bernheim’s ACSA. (Domains that define the anchors of the ACSA scale of personal well‐being: South Africans’ descriptions of their best and worst experiences in life in 2012). Institute of Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University. http://hdl.handle.net/10962/67024
Otterbach, S., Sousa-Posa, A., and Møller, V.
2018 A cohort analysis of subjective wellbeing and ageing: heading towards a midlife crisis? Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 9(4), 382–411.
Barrientos, A., Møller, V., Saboia, J., Lloyd-Sherlock, P. and Mase, J.
2018 Ageing, wellbeing and development: Brazil and South Africa. In: Alan Walker (Ed.), The New Dynamics of Ageing, Volume 1, Bristol UK: Policy Press. (Chapter 15, pp. 307 – 324.)
ISBN 978-1-4473-1473-8 paperback
Møller, V., Roberts, B.J. and Zani, D.
2018 The National Wellbeing Index in the IsiXhosa Translation: Focus group discussions on how South Africans view the quality of their society. Social Indicators Research 135(1), 167–193.
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-016-1481-4 http://rdcu.be/mOnk http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11205-016-1481-4
2018 Whatever Happened to Social Indicators in Africa? Whatever happened indeed! A developing world perspective on the Kenneth C. Land and Alex C. Michalos report on 'Fifty Years after the Social Indicators Movement'. Social Indicators Research 135 (3):1009–1019.
Møller, V., Roberts, B.J., Tiliouine, H. & Loschky, J.
2017 ‘Waiting for Happiness’ in Africa. In: John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs (Eds.), World Happiness Report 2017 (Chapter 4, pp. 84–120). New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
http://worldhappiness.report/ed/2017/ http://worldhappiness.report/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/03/HR17-Ch4_w-oAppendix.pdf ISBN 978-0-9968513-5-0
Møller, V. and Roberts, B.
2017 New Beginnings in an Ancient Region: Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa.
In: R.J. Estes and M.J. Sirgy (Eds.), The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History.
(pp. 161–215), International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life Research, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
ISBN 978-3-319-39100-7 www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319391007 DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-39101-4
Møller, V. and Roberts, B.J.
2017 South African Hopes and Fears Twenty Years into Democracy: A Replication of Hadley Cantril’s Pattern of Human Concerns. Social Indicators Research 130(1), 39–69.
DOI 10.1007/s11205-015-1131-2 http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11205-015-1131-2
2016 South African perceptions of the good life twenty years into democracy. In:
F. Maggino (Ed.), A Life Devoted to Quality of Life, Festschrift in Honor of Alex C. Michalos. (pp. 271–295). Social Indicators Research Series 60, Dordrecht: Springer International Publisher.
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-20568-7_15 ISBN 978-3-319-20568-7
Glatzer, W., and Camfield, L., Møller, V. and Rojas, M. (Eds.).
2015 Global Handbook of Quality of Life: Exploration of well-being of nations and continents. Springer International handbooks of quality-of-life. Dordrecht: Springer.
ISBN 978-94-017-9177-9, DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9178-6
Roberts, B.J., Gordon, S.L., Møller, V. and Struwig, J.
2015 Shadow of the Sun – the distribution of wellbeing in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Glatzer, W. and Camfield, L., Møller,V., and Rojas, M. (eds.), Global Handbook of Quality of Life: Exploration of well-being of nations and continents. Springer International handbooks of quality-of-life, pp. 531– 568. Dordrecht: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9178-6_23
Møller, V., Roberts, B., and Zani, D.
2015 The Personal Wellbeing Index in the South African isiXhosa translation: A qualitative focus group study. Social Indicators Research 124, 835–862. DOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0820-6
Møller, V. and Roberts, B.J. (2017). “South African Hopes and Fears Twenty Years into Democracy: A Replication of Hadley Cantril’s Pattern of Human Concerns”. Social Indicators Research 130(1): 39-69.
Møller, V. (2017). “Whatever Happened to Social Indicators in Africa? Whatever happened indeed! A developing world perspective on the Kenneth C. Land and Alex C. Michalos report on 'Fifty Years After the Social Indicators Movement' “. Social Indicators Research
Møller, V., Roberts, B.J. and Zani, D. (2016). “The National Wellbeing Index in the IsiXhosa Translation: Focus group discussions on how South Africans view the quality of their society”. Social Indicators Research.
DOI: 10.1007/s11205-016-1481-4 http://rdcu.be/mOnk
Møller, V., Roberts, B., and Zani, D. (2015). “The Personal Wellbeing Index in the South African isiXhosa translation: A qualitative focus group study”. Social Indicators Research 124: 835–862.
Books/Chapters in Books
Møller, V., Roberts, B.J., Tiliouine, H. & Loschky, J. (2017). “ ‘Waiting for Happiness’ in Africa“. In Helliwell, J., Layard, R., & Sachs, J. (eds). World Happiness Report 2017. (Chapter 4, pp. 84-120). New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Møller, V. and Roberts, B. (2017). “New Beginnings in an Ancient Region: Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa” In Estes, R.J. and Sirgy, M.J. (eds.) The Pursuit of Human Well-Being: The Untold Global History. (pp. 161–215), International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life Research, Springer International Publishing Switzerland.
Møller, V. (2016). “South African perceptions of the good life twenty years into democracy. In Maggino, F. (ed.) A Life Devoted to Quality of Life, Festschrift in Honor of Alex C. Michalos. Social Indicators Research Series 60 (pp. 271–295). Dordrecht: Springer International Publisher.
Glatzer, W., and Camfield, L., Møller, V. and Rojas, M. (eds.). (2015). “Global Handbook of Quality of Life: Exploration of well-being of nations and continents”. Springer International handbooks of quality-of-life. Dordrecht: Springer.
Roberts, B.J., Gordon, S.L., Møller, V. and Struwig, J. (2015). “Shadow of the Sun – the distribution of wellbeing in Sub-Saharan Africa”. In: Glatzer, W. and Camfield, L., Møller, V., and Rojas, M. (eds.) Global Handbook of Quality of Life: Exploration of well-being of nations and continents. Springer International handbooks of quality-of-life (pp. 531– 568). Dordrecht: Springer.
Møller, V. and Roberts, B.J. (2017). Powerpoint presentation on ‘Waiting for Happiness in Africa’ at the World Happiness Report 2017 launch held on 20 March 2017 at The United Nations Headquarters in New York City, in New York, USA.
Møller, V. and Tiliouine, H. (2015). Powerpoint presentation on Quality of life in South Africa and Algeria: A multi-method approach (2011-2013) at the South Africa-Algeria Joint Researchers’ Workshop held on 18-20 October 2015 in the iThemba LAB, Faure, Western Cape, South Africa.
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Professor of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
Valerie Tarasuk is a professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto and leads PROOF, a research program funded by CIHR to investigate policy interventions to reduce food insecurity in Canada.
Professor of Politics and International Relations, Florida International University
I work on media-government relationship in the United States, and I teach classes in Comparative Politics and American Politics.
Professor of Hydrosystems Engineering, University of Michigan
My research interests aim to uncover interactions, mechanisms and feedbacks among various components of natural and human-impacted systems. My group strives to promote both the development of process-oriented models of water, energy and element cycles at various scales and the integration of data and models. The specific foci are land surface hydrology, ecohydrology, floods and climate impact assessments, with a growing emphasis on uncertainty quantification in all these research domains. In the years to come, we will apply both rigorous computational models and field data collection to better understand: water, energy and carbon dynamics in tropical and polar ecosystems; coupled processes of surface-subsurface hydrology and flooding hydrodynamics in natural and managed environments; and impacts and feedbacks associated with the propagation of climate and weather dynamics through hydrologic systems.
Professor of Information Science, University of Tennessee
Dr. Vandana Singh is a Professor in the iSchool, the School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville . Currently, Dr. Singh is serving as the inaugural Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the College of Communication and Information.
Dr. Singh joined the SIS faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2008 and was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. In her time at SIS, Dr. Singh has worked as Information Science and Technology Minor Coordinator (2008 – 2011), Acting Associate Director of SIS (2013) and the inaugurating Director of Undergraduate Studies (May 2017 – April 2019).
Dr. Singh graduated with a PhD in Information Science from the iSchool at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , USA, in 2008. Her dissertation research was on Online Communities to Support the Users of Open Source Software. For more details about her research please click here. She holds two masters degrees, one in Computer Science from University of Chicago , Illinois, USA and the other one in Knowledge Management Systems from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Her undergraduate degree is from G.B. Pant University, in the foothills of Himalayas in India.
Her current research interests are in Gender and IT, Open Source Software, Technology for Library Professionals, Women in STEM, Rural Libraries, Social Justice, Online Learning/Communities and, Computer Supported Cooperative Work.
Dr. Singh teaches the core course in Information Technology, Usability Testing and Methods, Web Design, Information Networking Applications and a wide range of topics as Independent Studies.
Dr. Vanessa Cobham is a Clinical Psychologist and a Professor, with continuing appointments in both Children’s Health Queensland’s Child and Youth Mental Health Service and the School of Psychology, The University of Queensland. Dr. Cobham has continuously maintained both clinical and academic appointments, making her a true clinician-researcher. Dr. Cobham is regarded as an international expert in child and adolescent emotional disorders. Her research is characterized by a family-centric, consumer-focused approach to the treatment of youth experiencing mental illness. Dr. Cobham’s research has focused on improving our understanding of the ways in which anxiety and depressive mental health conditions develop; the development and evaluation of models of care and interventions for the treatment of these conditions; understanding the intersection between physical and mental health conditions; and bridging the evidence-practice divide that exists in child and youth mental health. She is also the lead author of internationally disseminated clinical programs. Dr. Cobham has led numerous child and adolescent mental health responses following natural disasters in Australia; and is regularly invited to consult to government agencies in other countries following community-wide traumatic events (e.g., 2020 Nova Scotia shootings, Canada; 2019 Christchurch Mosque Attack, NZ). Often this consultation involves providing training and supervision to clinicians working with children and families.
Research fellow, Monash University
Senior Lecturer, School of English and Drama, Anglia Ruskin University
Vanessa is an artist scholar, researcher and lecturer in Contemporary Performance Practice. Vanessa's research specialises in Black feminist performance practices in the UK and US from the 1980s to the current day. Her research uses both practice-based and written approaches to challenge the imbalances of intersectional identities, speaking to contemporary struggles and anxieties about the performing Black body.
Astronomer, International Astronomical Union's Office of Astronomy for Development
Dr McBride is an astronomer at the International Astronomical Union's Office of Astronomy for Development. She works towards bridging the gap between the community of professional astronomers and the development world with a view to helping astronomers apply their skills to problems related to socioeconomic development. She is also an honorary research associate at the University of Cape Town where she works on observations of massive stars in binaries.
Senior Research Associate, Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL
Vanessa is a researcher at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), focusing on mental health, cognition and social inequalities throughout the life course. Her work mainly uses secondary data analysis of large-scale longitudinal data sets, with a particular focus on the British birth cohort studies. She has published on areas including cognitive ability and skills, children’s aspirations, mental health in childhood and across the life-course, wealth, social mobility and mental health inequalities.
Researcher, Tangentyere Research Hub, Australian National University
Assistant Professor of Politics, Scripps College
Tyson’s first book manuscript Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the U.S. House (under contract with Oxford University Press) explores structural inequality in the United States and how members of Congress have formed multiracial coalitions as a strategy to provide for their diverse constituencies. Having worked on political campaigns since she was 12 years old, she carefully considers how political dynamics affect policy formulation and consequent outcomes. Tyson also spent years working as an advocate for sexual violence awareness and prevention.
Professor of Epigenetics, Queen Mary University of London
For my PhD (1999-2002) I investigated epigenetic inheritance under the supervision of Prof. Emma Whitelaw, University of Sydney, Australia. From 2003-2007, I was a CJ Martin Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK; where, under the guidance of Dr Stephan Beck, I developed functional genomics tools for genome-wide DNA methylation analyses.
Vasilis is the Director of MBA Programmes at Sheffield University Management School and member of the Investment Committee of the PJ Tech Venture Capital fund. He has spent several years in Silicon Valley holding executive positions and has cofounded successful high tech companies.
Assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, UCL
Vaughn Tan is a strategy consultant and assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at University College London (on leave). His first book, The Uncertainty Mindset (Columbia Univ. Press, 2020), is a multi-year ethnography of globally renowned high-end cutting-edge culinary innovation teams including those at the Fat Duck, The Cooking Lab, and ThinkFoodGroup. It explains the history, dynamics, and organization of innovation in high-end cuisine, and why that industry is in a state of continual change. He is currently working on a project about not-knowing.
Reader in Physics, University of Bath
I am a Research Fellow of the Royal Society and a Reader. Prior to that, I was a Research Fellow in the Cavendish Laboratory, at the University of Cambridge, where I was associated with Homerton College.
My research focuses on the interaction between powerful laser light and nanostructured materials. Powerful lasers constitute highly sensitive probes for material properties at the nanoscale, especially through nonlinear optical effect, such as Second Harmonic Generation (SHG). I seeks to apply SHG to chiral plasmonic nano/meta-materials in order to achieve enhanced chiroptical effects. The latter could enable the manufacturing of healthier and safer pharmaceuticals.
Chirality, Plasmonics, Second Harmonic Generation, Metamaterials, Nanophotonics
Associate Professor of Marketing, EM Lyon Business School
I am an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Lifestyle Research Center at emlyon business school. My research broadly relates to consumption and sustainability and is informed by a transformative consumer research agenda that aims to benefit consumer welfare and quality of life.
Associate professor, Psychology, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Veronica Hutchings is a registered psychologist and associate professor at the Grenfell Campus of Memorial University, located in Corner Brook, N where she provides clinical services to the campus' 1300 students. She has a small private practice where she sees exclusively health psychology referrals. Previously she worked in Halifax, NS in seniors' health/geriatric medicine where the bulk of her caseload comprised of individuals living with dementia and their family members.
Lecturer in Healthcare Sciences, University of Manchester
I completed my undergraduate degree at Harvard University in 2002, my clinical medical degree (MD) at Yale School of Medicine in 2009, and my PhD in anthropology at Durham University, UK in January 2019. My PhD research and subsequent book focussed on women's experiences of endometriosis, a chronic gynecological disease, and the reasons for long delays in diagnosis and experiences of endometriosis in the clinic.
I currently teach in public health with a focus on health protection, applied epidemiology, and participatory research methodologies, among other topics.
I have broad research interests within public health including how health technologies in hospitals impact on therapeutic practices. My main research focus lies in the fluidity of diagnostic categories and how this ultimately affects therapeutic practices and access to care by disadvantaged communities. I am particularly interested in ontologies of chronic diseases primarily in women and minority populations, with an emphasis on media and online visual representations of menstruation, childlessness, chronic illness, and pain.
Professor of Africana Studies, Morehouse College
Professor of Africana Studies/Director of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection
B.A., Spelman College; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., Emory University
Postdoctoral research fellow, CQUniversity Australia
Dr Saunders (BPsych, MPH, PhD) is a Gunggari woman with connections to the Maranoa region of Southern Central Queensland. She is currently research fellow with the Jawun Research Centre (formerly the Centre for Indigenous Health Equity) Central Queensland University and the Centre for Research Excellence-Strengthening Systems STRengthening systems for InDigenous health care Equity (CRE-STRIDE). She is also Adjunct Research Associate with the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre through the Listening to Country project (see www.listeningtocountry.com). She is currently a member of the Maya Kawayu Indigenous data governance committee (ANU) and the Muliyan research consortium, which is a community of independent academics/educational researchers working with the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives. Her research interests are focused on building First Peoples research capacity, public health and arts-based research as well as Indigenist and poetic inquiry.
Professeur-chercheur en écologie forestière, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC)
My research aims to understand the historical, contemporary, and future effects of global changes on forest ecosystems.
Founder and president of Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc.
Victor began his career serving as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He served as a logistics officer during a combat tour to Afghanistan, and during a subsequent tour to Iraq was the officer in charge of an Iraqi Police Transition Team. Later, he was assigned to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, serving as Assistant Professor of Naval Science and Marine Officer Instructor. During this time, he taught a series of undergraduate military history courses covering the evolution of warfare in past and present conflicts.
Victor graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Business Administration and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business.
Assistant Professor, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University
Dr. Victor Song is an assistant professor jointly in Finance and Innovation & Entrepreneurship areas in the Beedie School of Business of Simon Fraser University after working for two years as a research associate in the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary where he earned his dual Ph.D. degree in Economics and Finance as a distinguished doctoral graduate.
His research focuses on Corporate Finance, Industrial Organization, and Innovation and his teaching interests include Corporate Finance, International Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Managerial Economics. Victor has earned several teaching excellence awards from Simon Fraser University and University of Calgary, respectively, since he was a doctoral student.
PhD, Research Fellow at IFRA-Nigéria, University of Ibadan
Victor C. Eze is a Research Fellow with French Institute for Research in Africa. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy and Master’s Degree in Communication and Language Art with focus on Political Communication from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. His research interests include media framing, international communication, political communication, crisis/peace communication and China-Africa relations.
Professeur associé en management de l'innovation et stratégie, Chaire Sirius, TBS Education
Victor DOS SANTOS PAULINO enseigne le management de l’innovation et la stratégie à la TBS Education.
Il exerce régulièrement des responsabilités pédagogiques dans des formations en lien avec le management de l’innovation et les activités spatiales.
Il est membre du RRI (Réseau de Recherche sur l’Innovation) et du comité éditorial des revues Innovations (Journal of Innovation Economics & Management Innovations, Revue d'économie et de management de l'innovation).
Ses recherches traitent du thème de l’innovation à la fois sous l’angle méso (ex. dynamiques industrielles et des marchés) et l’angle micro (ex. stratégies, changements organisationnels). Depuis 2003, il est co-directeur de la Chaire SIRIUS ce qui lui a permis de développer une forte expertise dans le secteur spatial.
Il publie ses travaux dans des revues scientifiques de rang international et il a écrit le livre : Trajectoires d'innovation dans l'industrie spatiale.
Il encadre plusieurs thèses de doctorat.
Associate Professor of Learning Sciences and Technology Design in Education, Stanford University
My academic career has examined the future possibilities for STEM Education that could be made accessible in current learning spaces. This has involved research and design work that has been in school, libraries, museums, online, and at home. I have been recognized with the three top distinctions in my field for early career research (NSF CAREER Award, National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Fellowship, and the AERA Jan Hawkins Award). Currently, I serve as president of the International Society of the Learning Sciences.