Reader in Political Science, University of Strathclyde
I joined the faculty in 2015 as a Chancellor's Fellow. Before moving to Scotland, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher on the C2 project as a part of the SFB 884 "Political Economy of Reforms" research centre at the University of Mannheim from Summer 2012 to 2015. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in 2012.
My research explores the causes and consequences of intra-party politics for elections, government behaviour and public policy. My personal website contains additional information regarding my recent publications, replication datasets and ongoing projects.
Senior Research Fellow, Deakin University
Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed is a researcher focusing on peace and security in South Asia and the Middle East.
His work examines the impacts of sectarianism and violent extremism on domestic, regional and global peace and security. He is also engaged in research and educational projects on countering violent extremism.
A Pakistani citizen, Dr Ahmed brings a much-needed citizen’s perspective to research on the country. He also brings rich grassroots level experience in the development sector in Asia to his research.
He has worked on numerous research assignments with Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Commonwealth Foundation, United States Institute of Peace, Transparency International, Global Integrity, and International Centre for Nonviolent Conflict during a decade long engagement with the development sector.
Dr Ahmed has published and presented papers on a wide range of issues, such as foreign policy, international organizations, Islam, peace and conflict, regionalism, and regional security. His recent papers have looked at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and Pakistan’s relations with Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Dr Ahmed received his PhD in the area of Political and International Studies from the University of New England (UNE) in Australia. He has an MA in Peace Education from the United Nations mandated University for Peace (Costa Rica), and an MA in Sociology from the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (Pakistan).
During 2013-2015, he served as Assistant Professor at the Centre for International Peace & Stability (CIPS), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad. He has previously taught at University of New England (Australia), Charles Sturt University (Australia), Iqra University (Pakistan) and Allama Iqbal Open University (Pakistan).
In July 2018, he presented a paper at the 25th World Congress of Political Science in Australia.
He has an excellent record of publications. He is the author of Regionalism and Regional Security in South Asia: The Role of SAARC (Routledge, 2013). He has published in prominent academic journals, including Democratization, Third World Quarterly, Asian Studies Review, Journal of Contemporary China, Global Policy, and Middle East Policy. He is regularly invited to write opinion pieces and do media commentary.
In recognition of his research, Dr. Ahmed has received several prestigious research awards/grants, such as Mahbub ul Haq Research Award (Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka); Conflict Transformation Award (WISCOMP, India).
Professor of Sustainable Operations Management and Founding Dean of College, Brunel University London
Zahir is Professor of Operations and Information Management in the Brunel Business School, which he joined in August 2006 as the Head of School. Prior to this, he was the Head of the Department of Information Systems and Computing (now, Department of Computer Science). He completed a BEng (Hons) at Salford University before then accepting a research position where he completed a MPhil. His has a PhD from Brunel University in the area of investment evaluation before undertaking his leadership development at the Harvard Business School.
During 2014, Professor Irani enjoyed a full time secondment to the Cabinet Office, where he was a Senior Policy advisor. He currently maintains strong links across several Government departments and often advises on matter.
Zahir’s research interests are multidisciplinary in nature, and developed from early work on the area of evaluating investments in Manufacturing Information Systems through to more recent works in Transformational Government. He has received significant levels of funding from across the world as Principal Investigator, including from the UK Research Councils (EPSRC, ESRC), European Commission, Qatar Foundation, Australian Research Council and QinetiQ. He also publishes in leading scholarly journals. Zahir manages to find time to write press and thought leadership pieces on higher education and graduate employability that have appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times (FT), Thomson Reuters, University Business, Research Foresight and Times Higher Education (THE).
Under his leadership, Brunel Business School received the 2013/14 Times Higher Award – Business School of the Year.
Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Melbourne
Postdoctoral research fellow in plant-soil microbiomes in agriculture.
Researcher at SCRAP Weapons, SOAS, University of London
Zahraa Kapasi is a consultant for SCRAP Weapons, a project housed at SOAS University of London, which advocates for General and Complete Disarmament, and is also a researcher on the United Nations War Crimes Commission. At SCRAP Weapons she focuses on youth engagement and strategic outreach, with a particular interest in cultural diplomacy, interfaith dialogue on disarmament and archival research. She is an alumnus of SOAS University of London with a Masters in International Studies and Diplomacy.
Lecturer, Law School, Lancaster University
Zanele is a Solicitor and Lecturer of Clinical Legal Education. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As a Solicitor, Zanele specialises in family law. Prior to joining academia, Zanele worked for a firm of solicitors based in West Yorkshire where she primarily undertook family law work.
Zanele is also a PhD candidate at the University of Liverpool. The title of her thesis is 'Same-sex Marriage in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Barriers to the Realisation of Marriage Equality'.
Head of Research Programmes, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Zara Molphy is Research Program Manager in RCSI Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology based at Dublin’s largest maternity hospital, The Rotunda. In this role, she manages a number of regulated clinical trials in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology. In addition to this, she oversees and delivers a wide range of education, public patient engagement and outreach initiatives funded by Science Foundation Ireland, Health Research Board and The Rotunda Foundation.
Professor of Physics, University of Sydney
Professor Kuncic was awarded a BSc with first class honours in physics from the University of Sydney and a PhD in theoretical astrophysics from the University of Cambridge, UK. She now leads a distinctively interdisciplinary research program at the interface between physics, medicine, biology, neuroscience and engineering. Her research focuses on developing and applying physics and physics-based approaches to challenging problems that can only be addressed with highly multi-disciplinary perspectives and strategies.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Clean Energy Innovation, Tufts University
Zdenka Myslikova is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Fletcher School interested in clean energy technology innovation and climate policy. In her doctoral research, she assesses energy technology innovation ecosystems in selected countries in Latin America.
She is excited about what we can achieve in clean energy innovation and decarbonization of our energy systems when we join forces across nations. Her areas of focus include global clean energy technology innovation, energy innovation metrics, joint efforts of Mission Innovation countries, and greening the Belt and Road Initiative.
Zdenka holds a master’s degree in economics from the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE) in Mexico, and before starting her doctorate, she served at Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission.
Research Associate, Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), United Nations University
Zeineb has a diverse background in research and in communication, mostly related to environmental sciences and in science-policy contexts. She graduated from the University of Carthage as an agriculture engineer, with a concentration in water resources and the environment. She holds a MSc and a Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Quebec at Rimouski with a concentration in aquatic chemistry, where she worked with different research teams in Canada, Spain, France, Brazil, Turkey, and the United States. Zeineb was also a research assistant at the University of Quebec in Montreal and her research was mainly focused on aquatic bacteria and water biochemistry.
Apart from academia, Zeineb has worked with a North American think-tank on Water, the Great Lakes Commission. Her role as a Government of Quebec Intern (Ministry of International Affairs), was to participate in communication and in sustainable development projects as well as in building intergovernmental relationships between the member states and provinces.
Pharmacist and Academic Lecturer (Pharmacy Practice Division, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of the Witwatersrand), University of the Witwatersrand
I qualified with a Bachelor of Pharmacy (with distinction) in 2011, undertaking immediate postgraduate studies and graduating with a Master of Pharmacy (with distinction) degree in 2014 at the University of the Witwatersrand. After practicing as a qualified pharmacist, I returned to academia as a full-time lecturer on the undergraduate Bachelor of Pharmacy degree, in the Division of Pharmacy Practice. I am currently undertaking a PhD in the field of natural products, with focus on traditional medicinal plants used in the treatment of infectious diseases in South Africa and the implications of combination use of these traditional remedies with conventional antimicrobials.
Acting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
I an an Acting Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Microsoft Research. I received my PhD at the University of Washington in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in 2022. I was advised by Professor Joshua Smith and a member of the Sensor Systems Lab. My research is focused around wireless technology such as battery-free sensing, low-cost low-power communication and IoT systems. I am very passionate about using technology to help solve the many environmental issues we face as a world today. My first step towards this was in 2015 when I joined Microsoft’s FarmBeats team to work on developing an end-to-end IoT system to enable data-driven agriculture solutions, which is used by farmers worldwide and an ongoing effort.
Postdoctoral researcher in Environmental Medical Epidemiology, Karolinska Institutet
My research focused on the importance of the urban environment, particularly air pollution on respiratory health in children and young people.I'm also interested in investigating the joint effect of the urban environment using exposome-wide approaches.
Assistant Professor of Global Studies, Sacred Heart University
Zhen Han is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science and Global Affairs Department of the Sacred Heart University. He was previously a Postdoctoral Research Scholar at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, where research for this paper was conducted. He has also served as a Lecturer in the Political Science Department at the University of British Columbia and Research Fellow in the Canadian Centre of International Peace and Security Studies. His research focuses on rising powers, China and economic interdependence, and he has published on these topics in journals including Asian Security, Chinese Journal of International Politics and World Economy and Politics.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Virginia
Zhihao Zhang is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing area at the Darden School of Business, where he teaches the marketing core course for the full-time MBA program. Drawing from academic training and research experience from both consumer behavior and cognitive neuroscience, he pursues a diverse and interdisciplinary research agenda revolving around consumer decision-making. In particular, he focuses on understanding the cognitive, computational, and neuroscientific mechanisms by which memory and knowledge (e.g., of brands, products, services, or social interactions) shape decisions. He also has a keen interest in using neuroscience to inform real world problems at the intersection of marketing and law, for example trademark and copyright infringement.
His work has appeared in leading academic journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Communications, and Current Biology. Some of his past research has been covered by major media outlets such as BBC News, Los Angeles Times, The Hill, The Times of India, and China National Radio, as well as by practitioner-oriented outlets such as Ipsos Views and World Trademark Review. His research has been supported by the National Institute on Aging.
Before joining Darden, Zhihao was a postdoctoral scholar at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley. He received his undergraduate degree from Tsinghua University (with honors) and his Ph.D. from Yale University’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. He is also an assistant professor by courtesy at the Department of Psychology at UVA.
Professor of Marketing, Miami University
Dr. Zhiyong Yang is a Professor of Marketing at the Farmer School of Business, Miami University. Before entering academia, Zhiyong spent over 10 years in industry, holding a number of industry positions, including project manager, marketing manager, and vice-president with major corporations.
Zhiyong’s research interests are mainly in family decision making and cultural psychology, with a focus on two areas: (1) how parenting strategies exert long-lasting effects on children’s consumption patterns, and (2) how situationally activated cultural identity (e.g., self-construal, sense of power, local-global identity) affects consumer decision making. Zhiyong’s work has been published in leading scholarly journals, including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, MIS Quarterly, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Having published over 50 articles in leading scholarly journals, including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, and Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Zhiyong serves on the guest editorship and the editorial review boards of several reputed journals, including the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Zhiyong's research has been funded by Statistics Canada, Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture of Canada, and the Association for Consumer Research. He also received competitive research awards from Harvard Center for Risk Analysis, the University of Texas-Arlington, and Cardiff University.
Zhiyong serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Business Research, a guest editor for Industrial Marketing Management, and is on the Editorial Review Boards of several other journals, including the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Zhiyong’s research has been funded by Statistics Canada, Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture of Canada, and the Association for Consumer Research. He also received competitive research awards from Harvard Center for Risk Analysis and Cardiff University in UK.
PhD researcher, Coventry University
Zhongwei's PhD project aims at building a seamless, globally-applicable framework for assessing past, present and future fire weather extremes. Focus will be given to a series of important, often overlooked, conceptual and technical challenges in event attribution, including validation and bias-correction of climate models. Further case studies will demonstrate the value of linking attribution of recent wildfire events with future risk assessment.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell University
I am clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at both Cornell and Columbia Universities. I graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with my MD degree, and then completed psychiatry residency at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University. I then completed two fellowships in forensic psychiatry at Columbia University. I currently teach at both institutions, treat patients, and conduct research. I also serve as a forensic psychiatrist and teach this discipline to medical students and psychiatry residents and fellows.
Lecturer in Advertising and Marketing Communications, University of Greenwich
Dr Zizheng Yu is a lecturer in Advertising and Marketing Communications. Zizheng joined the University of Greenwich in September 2022. Before the appointment at Greenwich, he worked as an associate lecturer in JOMEC, Cardiff University and a MA dissertation supervisor at King's College London. He taught a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in the fields of advertising, media and communication and digital humanities.
Before entering academia, Zizheng worked for the Country Garden Real Estate in China as a Senior Brand Manager; as a Journalist in Chinese Southern Daily in Foshan, and UK Chinese Journal in London; as a Research Associate in China Current Network. Zizheng is the vice-president of UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association (UCMeCSA), and also a member of IAMCR, ICA, ECREA and MeCCSA. His previous works can be found mainly in Chinese Journal of Communication, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Media International Australia, and JOMEC Journal.
One of his latest research projects “The emergence of algorithmic solidarity: unveiling mutual aid practices and resistance among Chinese delivery workers” has sparked heated debate both inside and outside the academic circle, and it was reported by WIRED recently: “China’s Gig Workers Are Challenging Their Algorithmic Bosses”.
Instructor in psychiatry, clinical psychologist and director of training at Lifeline for Kids, UMass Chan Medical School
Zlatina Kostova, PhD, is an instructor in psychiatry, a clinical psychologist and director of training at Lifeline for Kids, a trauma training center at UMass Chan for children and families. With a strikingly multidisciplinary and multicultural education, she had specialized in childhood trauma and evidence-based treatments for children and adolescents. Dr. Kostova is an international trainer in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), an Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) qualified teacher and she is also a certified trainer for teaching trauma-informed curricula developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN).
Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne
Zoe Aitken is a research fellow at the Gender and Women's Health Unit at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. She has been working at the University of Melbourne since 2011 to pursue her interest in social epidemiology and was awarded an NHMRC postdoctoral scholarship in April 2015. She has a particular interest in the analysis of longitudinal studies to answer causal questions about the complex interplay between socio-economic disadvantage and health.
Lecturer in Criminology, Swansea University
Zoe is a lecturer in Criminology in the department of Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy at Swansea University.
She received her doctorate at Cardiff University, undertaking ethnographic research on gender, violence, and embodiment in mixed martial arts (MMA). These themes are still central to Zoe's research, which has interest in the boundaries of humour and violence in interaction.
Zoe is co-founder and co-director of the new research centre, Swansea Centre of Research in Sport and Society (SCORSS), with Dr Victoria Silverwood. SCORSS centralises on topics surrounding athlete mental and physical health, including the crisis of concussion in sport.
Zoe is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Zoe Long is a senior researcher and PhD student with the Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team at Simon Fraser University. She has 7 years of experience leading applied research in low-carbon transport solutions, resulting in over 10 peer-reviewed publications. Most recently she has received a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship recognizing her academic excellence, research potential, and leadership capability. Her research aims to understand how consumers use low-carbon transport technologies and how policy can ensure that these technologies are compatible with climate change goals – with the goal of producing evidence-based policy recommendations for decision makers.
PhD candidate, The University of Melbourne
Zoe Nay is a PhD candidate with Melbourne Law School and the Melbourne Climate Futures research centre at the University of Melbourne, where she is the recipient of a scholarship for graduate research in the field of human rights. Broadly, Zoe’s research examines the role of law in addressing environmental challenges, with a focus on climate change. Her doctoral research examines the legal issues related to state responsibility for loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change in Pacific small island developing states. Zoe is also part of World’s Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ)’s Academic Taskforce.
From "friendship clubs" and two-line classifieds to flipping through faces on Tinder, the technologies and rituals of dating have changed much in the past 40 years. But how deep do these changes go? Does gender operate as differently within the new courtship realm as the range of new dating technologoies would suggest?
My research is intended to answer these questions, focussing on how mediated dating platforms (eg lonely hearts adverts, computer dating message boards, introduction agencies) have evolved since 1970 and tracking how singles using these platforms have put to work ideas of gender in their adverts or profiles. The study focusses on the metropolitan environment of London, where new technologies, fashions and experimentalism in relationships were more observably taken up than elsewhere in Britain, and considers the effects on daters of the capital's heightened discourses of consumerism, permissivness, choice and alienation. Crucially, London formed a major (though certainly not exclusive) hub of the Women's Liberation Movement, and the ways in which the newly strident and bounteous discourse generated by the movement was used, played with or ignored by daters is also of key interest to me, raising broader questions of how the political relates to the personal in the domain of gender.
More broadly, I am interested in Anglo-American and global courtship cultures throughout the 20th century (up to the present), and particularly in how new technologies are adopted, used or rejected by daters around the world. I am also extremely interested in historiographical debates, particularly those concering where lie the strengths and weaknesses of contemporary history and its sources, especially live digital ones like Facebook.
Lecturer in Sociology, Flinders University
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, American University
Zoltán Glück is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington, DC. His research focuses on issues of security, cities, development, postcolonialism, environmental crisis and racial capitalism in East Africa. He is currently working on a book manuscript titled, Recolonizing Security, which is an ethnographic study of the war on terror in Kenya. Zoltán was previously an Assistant Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and International Affairs at Northeastern University. He is also an Editor of Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology.
He received his PhD and MPhil in Anthropology from the CUNY Graduate Center, MA in Sociology from Central European University, and BA in Philosophy from Bard College.
I am a PhD student at Dalhousie University working with a team to unravel the global shark meat trade. My past work experiences include working in India as a marine education officer for a local NGO, studying the terrestrial behaviour of sea kraits, studying the resilience of coral reefs and associated taxa in the face of climate change, and characterising the shark and ray fisheries of India. I am interested in understanding the complex relationships between fish and humans and how these can inform resource governance and policy.