Lecturer in Film Studies, Bangor University
I am Lecturer in Film Studies at Bangor University, from January 2016. Previously I taught Film, Television and Media Studies at University of Warwick (where I completed by PhD in December 2012), University of York, Leeds Beckett University and Manchester Metropolitan University. My book, The American President in Film and Television: Myth, Politics and Representation, was published by Peter Lang in 2014. It recently achieved runner-up in the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies' 2016 Best Monograph award.
Originally, I worked on mathematical logic and its applications to theoretical computer science. I applied combinatorics and probability to computer theory, and worked on "probabilistic methods." In addition, I got interested in mathematics education and philosophy. Meanwhile, because of an upheaval at my campus, I became active in the faculty union and involved in university policies and politics as well as Islam in America and terrorism. Then some chemists got me involved in crystallography and crystal design, and hence in nanoscience: much of my work during the last decade has been in applications of algebra, combinatorics and geometry to crystal design and other nanostructures, which involves some scientific computing. I have published on all these subjects in academic journals.
Greg’s expertise is in international law with research interests in its applications to counter-terrorism and to environmental protection. He teaches across these areas and Administrative Law.
His research in the area of environmental protection addresses mechanisms for the effective implementation of international environmental standards. In relation to counterterrorism, Greg is currently researching the laws of armed conflict in their application to non-State actors engaged in political violence at the level of hostilities.
Greg is an Associate Editor of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law and is a member of the Editorial Board (previously Editor-in-Chief) of the Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL).
Professor of Economics, University of York
I am an academic economist at the University of York. I hold a BSc in Economics from METU, Ankara Turkey and MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick. I completed my PhD at York and have taught at various institutions, including University of Durham, METU, and University of York where I currently hold a Chair in Economics.
My main research interests are macroeconomics, political economy and international finance. More specifically my research has focussed on currency and financial crises, monetary policy, politics and policy making and more recently macroprudential policy and fiscal austerity.
Professor of History, University of St Andrews
Guy Rowlands’ research interests lie principally in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century military, naval, financial and French history.
His first book, The Dynastic State and the Army under Louis XIV. Royal Service and Private Interest, 1661 to 1701 (Cambridge University Press, 2002), used political, social, cultural and military approaches to examine how Louis XIV and his ministers were able to increase the size of the French army five-fold over a period of 30 years, and it stressed the importance of integrating the multiple private interests of noble families into calculations of how to organise the state. This book was co-winner of the Royal Historical Society’s Gladstone Prize in 2003.
His recent work has been on early eighteenth-century financial history. His second book, entitled The Financial Decline of a Great Power. War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France (Oxford University Press, 2012), places military paymasters and suppliers at the centre of an explanation of how and why the French state’s financial situation deteriorated dramatically during the War of the Spanish Succession. Louis XIV bequeathed a legacy of debt generated in this war to his successors that made an ultimate breakdown of government much more likely. The book focusses, as no book on early modern state finances has done before, on the full range of state financial activity – taxation, borrowing, monetary policy, the appropriations system and expenditure – to explain how things went so badly wrong.
His third book, Dangerous and Dishonest Men: the International Bankers of Louis XIV’s France (Palgrave, 2014), follows up the previous study by looking at the extraordinary but damaging role played by foreign exchange and international bankers in France’s eighteenth-century troubles. At the start of the eighteenth century Louis XIV needed to remit huge sums of money abroad to support his armies during the War of the Spanish Succession. This book explains how international bankers moved French money across Europe, and how the foreign exchange system was so overloaded by the demands of war that a massive banking crash resulted.
Prof. Rowlands is currently in negotiation with a major press for the production of a work of grand synthesis on “War and the State in the Early Modern European World”. He is planning a bid to funding councils for a major project on the emerging western European states, military power and the civilian contractors who serviced and supplied their armed forces in the period 1660-1730. In recent decades the defence establishments of the NATO powers have employed civilian contractors for logistical tasks on a very large scale once again, but there seems to be a real lack of appreciation that so many of these arrangements have been tried before, and particularly so once the state started to emerge in a recognisably modern form after the mid-seventeenth century. As part of this he is already working on another book on arms, artillery and absolute monarchy in Louis XIV’s France.
In the longer term he is working towards a comprehensive, international history of logistics from the mid-17th century to the present day. Prof. Rowlands also has extensive interests in European international and transnational relations between the 1660s and the outbreak of the French Revolution (1789), and he maintains an interest in Jacobitism on the continent between 1688 and 1720.
Dr Gwilym Croucher is a higher education researcher, analyst and policy adviser at the University of Melbourne. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education as well as Principal Policy Adviser in Chancellery at the University. Previously he has worked as a researcher and lecturer in policy and political studies, as well as holding administrative positions in higher education. Gwilym is a regular media commentator on higher education and is currently a Chief Investigator on an ARC Discovery Project examining the origins and effects of the Unified National System of Higher Education in Australia.
H V Jagadish is the Bernard A Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His area of work is Data Science.
PhD student, University of Texas at Austin
Hae Yeon Lee is a PhD student studying adolescent development at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. Her research examines individual and environmental factors that contribute to social stress during adolescence. With field experiment and intervention approaches, her research also aims to identify effective psychological means to alleviate adolescent stress.
Assistant Professor of Management, Drexel University
Areas of Expertise
- Knowledge-based View of the Firm
- Technology Entrepreneurship
- Venture capital
Post-doctoral Fellow; Reproductive Epigenetics, University of Adelaide
Dr Hannah Brown is a researcher at the Robinson Research Institute and Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics, at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Her research explores the mechanisms underlying how stress during early pregnancy alters the epigenome of the embryo, and causes detrimental, long-term outcomes.
Associate Professor, School of Education, Aarhus University
As well as being an associate professor, Dr Adriansen also serves as international adviser at Aarhus University. Her research focuses on higher education and scientific knowledge production, including the internationalisation of higher education. Her most recent publication is Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa: The Geography and Power of Knowledge Under Changing Conditions.
Hans J Ohff is a visiting research fellow at The University of Adelaide and a former CEO of the Australian Submarine Corporation.
Dr. Hans (J.P.) Vollaard is a lecturer of Dutch and European Politics at the Institute of Political Science since 2007. Before that he studied Political Science and was a PhD candidate at the same institute. His PhD research project explored changing political territoriality in the European Union. His other fields of interests are Euroscepticism in the Netherlands and Christians in (Dutch) politics.
Hans Westerbeek is Professor of Sport Business and Dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science, incorporating the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.
He also holds an appointment as Chair of Sport Management at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and as Professor of Sport Business as the Real Madrid Graduate School (Spain).
Previously he was Head of the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Professor of Sport Management at La Trobe University in Melbourne.
Prior to his academic appointments he worked as an academic and consultant in the fields of international marketing and sport business.
Hans has consulted to professional sport organisations, (inter)national and state sport associations, and local and state government in multiple countries, such as FIFA, IMG, Giro d'Italia, Sport Business Group, the governments of the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Australia and the Netherlands and Saujana Limited Group (Malaysia).
He has written 23 books on sport management, sport marketing and sport business related topics and he frequently consulted by the international media as a sport business expert.
Harriet is a researcher at the Oxford University FMRIB Centre (Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain). She recently moved to the UK from Australia, where she completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Queensland.
Her research interests cover a diverse range of topics regarding the brain plasticity and the area of the brain that represents the body (the somatosensory system). In recent studies she has investigated how we can use training to enhance the acuity of our senses - and further - how we can alter brain plasticity to further enhance this learning process. Her work also looks at how plastic changes occur in the brain after removal of sensory input - either through amputation of a limb, anaesthetics or other interventions. Finally, how learning and plasticity can alter the balance of neural excitation and inhibition and receptive field structures.
Harriet also loves teaching, and has taught a variety of courses within The University of Queensland and Oxford University on neuroscience, physiology and psychology.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Kent
I am an evolutionary biologist and wildlife conservationist based at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent. I completed my PhD on the evolutionary history, ancestral origins and population genetics of invasive ring-necked parakeets. I previously worked as a postdoctoral research assistant for the Seychelles Islands Foundation to determine the evolutionary distinctiveness of the Seychelles black parrot.
I am a part of Dr Jim Groombridge's genetic research group, which focuses on conservation genetics, ecological and evolutionary studies. My research interests centre around evolutionary conservation genetics, phylogenetics and biogeography in both invasive and endemic species. I use molecular DNA techniques to understand fundamental eco-evolutionary questions in invasion biology and species conservation.
My research includes evolutionary phylogenetics and biogeography of globally invasive species across large continental systems, such as the ring-necked parakeet. I am also interested in the population genetics of small, endemic island species, in particular those in the Indian Ocean islands. I have studied the endangered Seychelles black parrot and Aldabran fody. I have also worked with a number of extinct parrots, successfully extracting DNA to resolve their taxonomic affinities.
Heath Brown is an assistant professor of public policy at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has worked at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office as a Research Fellow, at the American Bus Association as a Policy Assistant, and at the Council of Graduate Schools as Research Director.
He is the author of three books, including Lobbying the New President, Tea Party Divided, and Pay-to-Play Politics: How Money Defines the American Democracy, available in April, 2016 (http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A5175C).
In addition to his research, Brown is Reviews Editor for Interest Groups & Advocacy (http://www.palgrave-journals.com/iga/index.html) and hosts a podcast called New Books in Political Science (www.newbooksinpoliticalscience.com), where he interviews new authors about their political science publications. He is also an expert contributor to The Hill.
Brown currently a co-leader of the New York City Chapter of the Scholar Strategy Network.
Research Scientist in Public Policy, University of Texas at Austin
Quantitative and qualitative public policy analyst, evaluator and researcher in economic development and human development fields with over 15 years of pro-poor policy, evaluation and research experience. Adjunct lecturer and Teaching Assistant (2009-2011) in sustainable international development and poverty measurement. Doctorate in Social Policy, Brandeis University; Master of Public Affairs, LBJ School, University of Texas, Austin; Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder. Collaborating researcher for United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Non-resident adviser on monitoring and evaluation Center for Global Development and Sustainability, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Developer of financial resources through donor research, grant proposal writing, and direct requests to foundations.
Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen
I am a social scientist and health services researcher working on the integration of new health technologies (wearables, apps) into health and social care.
Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, University of Melbourne
The broad area of my expertise is the development of social behaviour, interpersonal relationships, and emotional functioning in childhood and early adolescence, with emphasis on interpersonal and environmental influences on child development. The specific area of my expertise the interpersonal and emotional developmental pathways of social anxious or withdrawn children over time.
Associate Professor, Public Governance, University of Melbourne
Helen Dickinson was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham in the UK.
Helen joined the University of Melbourne in 2013 as Associate Professor in Public Governance. She has published widely on topics such as governance, leadership, organisational behaviour and rationing in journals such as Public Administration, Public Management Review, Social Science and Medicine and Evidence and Policy.
Helen has also authored, co-authored or edited twelve books on topics such as governance, leadership and the reform of health care.
Since 2010 Helen has co-edited the Journal of Health Organization and Management and since 2012 has co-edited the Journal of Integrated Care. She is also an Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and the International Journal of Integrated Care.
Extraordinary Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria
Henning Melber (PhD) is also Senior Advisor/Director emeritus, The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala/Sweden, Senior Advisor, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala; Senior Research Fellow, The Institute of Commonwealth Studies/School for Advanced Study, University of London;
van Zyl Slabbert Visiting Professor for Sociology and Political Sciences at the University of Cape Town in 2017; Professor Extraordinary, Centre for Africa Studies/University of the Free State, Bloemfontein; Co-editor: Africa Yearbook/Managing co-editor: Africa Spectrum/Editor-in-chief: Strategic Review for Southern Africa
Director at the Centre of Human Rights Law Studies, Universitas Airlangga
Director at Centre of Human Rights Law Studies (HRLS), Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, and also Coordinator of Indonesian Lecturer Association for Human Rights (SEPAHAM Indonesia). PhD graduated from Leiden University Law School (2014), and Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Development, Mahidol University (2006).
Actively working together with numerous human rights groups in Indonesia and international forum, such as ELSAM, KontraS, YLBHI-LBH Surabaya,Protection International, Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) and Epistema Institute. Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor in Contemporary European History, University of Stirling
Holger Nehring is a historian of post-1945 Western Europe, with special interest in the history of peace and other forms of social activism in Britain and West Germany, the intellectual history of the 'nuclear age', and the social history of the Cold War. He received his training in contemporary history, political science and philosophy at Tübingen University (Germany), the London School of Economics, and (as a Rhodes scholar) at University College, Oxford. Before joining the Sheffield History Department in March 2006, he was based at St. Peter's College, Oxford, as a junior research fellow. His book "Politics of Security", a comparative and transnational study of British and West German protests against nuclear weapons and their meanings in the context of the Cold War from 1945 to the late 1960s, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2013.
Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University
Founding Director, Moving Image Archiving & Preservation MA Program; Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Education & Information Studies
Hugh Breakey is a Research Fellow at Griffith University’s Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law. His work stretches across the philosophical subdisciplines of political philosophy, normative ethics, moral psychology, governance studies and applied philosophy. He is the author of 'Intellectual Liberty: Natural Rights and Intellectual Property' (Ashgate) and the co-author (alongside Charles Sampford and Ramesh Thakur) of 'Enhancing Protection Capacity: Policy Guide to the Responsibility to Protect and the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts'.
His works explore the ethical challenges arising in such diverse fields as peacekeeping, institutional governance, climate change, sustainable tourism, private property, medicine, and international law, published in journals including The Philosophical Quarterly, The Modern Law Review and Political Studies. He has taught philosophy and ethics at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Bond University. Since 2013, Hugh has served as President of the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics. He is currently working on two federally funded research projects, one on professionalization of the financial services industry, and the other on the integrity of the global climate regime.
Dr Hugh Hunt is a Reader in Cambridge University's Engineering Department and recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award for the public promotion of engineering.
His research interests include railway noise and vibration, gyroscopes and boomerangs, wave power, vibration of bell towers, and renewable energy.
He is Keeper of the Clock at Trinity College Cambridge.
His television documentaries on Channel 4 (UK), PBS Nova (USA), Discovery, History Channel, SBS (Australia) include:
2011 Dambusters, building the Bouncing bomb (Bombing Hitler's Dams)
2012 Escape from Colditz (Escape from Nazi Alcatraz)
2012 Digging the Great Escape
2013 Zeppelin Terror Attack
2014 D-day 360
2015 Building Hitler's Supergun: The Plot to Destroy London.
Hugh Martin is the coordinator of the Masters of Journalism Innovation program at La Trobe University.
Hugh has worked in a variety of digital editorial and publishing roles with Australia’s biggest news publishers. He was Editor of theage.com.au, Editor of News.com.au at News Corp and General Manager of APN Online, a division of APN News & Media.
He received a Walkley Award in 2004, and is a winner of two Melbourne Press Club Awards.
In 2014 he was a recipient of the Google/Walkley Foundation Grant for Innovation in Journalism.
Professor of Economic Development, University of Hertfordshire
Hulya Dagdeviren is Professor of Economic Development at the Business School of University of Hertfordshire. Her research has focused on privatisation of public services and poverty and inequality. She published widely on water and electricity sector reforms. Her recent publications are on contractual disputes and renegotiations in privatised public utilities.
Dr Humeira Iqtidar joined King's College London in 2011. She has studied at the University of Cambridge (UK), McGill University (Canada) and Quaid-e-Azam University (Pakistan). Before joining King's, Humeira was based at the University of Cambridge as a fellow of King’s College and the Centre of South Asian Studies.
Humeira is a Lecturer in Politics of South Asia. She is also the Principal Investigator on the Tolerance in Contemporary Muslim Politics: Political Theory beyond the West project and Co-Convenor for the London Comparative Political Theory Workshop.
Humeira’s research is concerned with exploring the contours of social and political theory particularly in the South Asian context. She is interested in the shifting demarcations of state and market, society and economy, secularism and secularization. She has carried out ethnographic research with two Islamist parties in Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamaat-ud-Dawa for her previous research project. Currently her research has two key strands. One explores ideas and practices related to tolerance within the Pakistani context. The other engages with the relationship between liberalization and piety in both UK and Pakistan.
Humeira's research has featured in interviews and articles in The Guardian, BBC World Service, Voice of America, Der Spiegel, Social Science Research Council Online, The Dawn, Express Tribune and Open Democracy.
I am a Civil Engineer with credentials in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), transport planning and modelling. I have 30 years of engineering experience and have previously held a number of ITS positions including Director, ITS Research Laboratory at the University of Queensland and Director, ITS Australia.
My interests are in next generation smart infrastructure systems and the convergence of technology, infrastructure and human elements in our urban environments.
Associate Professor in Marketing, Heriot-Watt University
I joined Heriot Watt as a Reader from the University of Edinburgh and before that held the post of senior lecturer at University of Sydney. My main interests revolve around sustainability. I am the Sustainable Consumption theme leader for the International Sustainable Development Research Society and my research focusses on anti-consumption, consumer’s responses to scarcity and how consumers dispose of goods. This has led to policy work exploring ways to rebalance dysfunctional relationships with materialistic consumption. http://allofusfirst.org/library/from-i-to-we-changing-the-narrative-in-scotlands-relationship-with-consumption/
Starting with an interest in how the Scottish Green party were influencing the Scottish Independence referendum, I have spent the last 4 years studying volunteer participation in this event and the marketing practices deployed, including the use of Hope vs Fear appeals. As part of this, I conducted what is the most comprehensive survey of the Yes volunteers to date, the findings of which, published by CommonWeal “available via http://allofusfirst.org/library/the-yes-volunteers-capturing-the-biggest-grassroots-campaign-in-scotlands-history
This work has been widely reported in new media outlets such as Bella Caledonia, Common Space and Independence live and the Scottish Independence podcast. It is also making its way through academic journal review processes.
My research interests are centred on how heritage (traditional handcrafts) and digital practices fuse to form hybrid methods in moving image design. Practice-led research into my own moving image work formed the core of my doctorate research. My work in education has also informed my pedagogic research into internationalisation, the moving image and lens-based media, forming an argument for future directions in art and design practice.
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, AMREP Department of Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne & Senior Medical Oncologist and Palliative Care Physician, Melbourne Oncology Group, Cabrini Haematology and Oncology Centre, Wattletree Road, Malvern, Monash University
*Medical Oncology Fellowship- Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 1983-4
*Clinical and Research Fellowship in Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, NY, NY 1985-7. (The first Australian to be accepted into this program)
*Palliative Care Physician, RGH, Victoria, 1987-90 (The first such position in Victoria)
*Established and ran first formal undergraduate teaching courses in palliative care at Melbourne University in 1987-90 and Monash University 1991-2004. Details of the Monash course were seen as novel and innovative and were published as a fast-track publication in ‘Psycho-oncology’ in 1994.
*Helped draw up the guidelines for the establishment of first free-standing, dedicated palliative care unit (Fairfield House) at Alfred Hospital Melbourne in 1988.
*Commenced and established the inpatient and day hospital medical oncology service at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne in 1987, now one of the largest in Australasia.
*Helped to establish the first dedicated and free-standing palliative care unit in the private sector in Australia at Cabrini Hospital, Prahran. This 22 bed unit opened in Nov 1999.
*Helped establish Cabrini’s own dedicated 24-hour domiciliary palliative care nursing service in 1999.
*Visiting Medical Oncologist, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 1987-2011
*Involved in many oncology clinical trials at Alfred Hospital and Cabrini Hospital.
*Regular teaching of Monash undergraduate medical students in PBL tasks and in private office at Cabrini Hospital, a 550 bed, private not-for-profit university-affiliated acute care teaching hospital.
*Supervisor of Advanced trainees in Medical Oncology/Palliative Medicine
*Various publications on novel therapies; evidence-based clinical cancer research; palliative care; PSA screening for, and treatment of, early stage prostate cancer; alternative cancer therapies; and relationships between physicians and industry.
Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne
Ian McDonald graduated with a PhD from Simon Fraser University in 1974. His fields of study are Behavioural Economics and Macroeconomics. Ian has been at the University of Melbourne since 1974. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1981, Reader in 1986 and Professor in 1990. In 2012 he was appointed emeritus professor. He has held visiting positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monash University, Nanyang University, Oxford University and Queen’s University. Ian has held a number of administrative positions including Head of the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne 1993 to 1996, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee, University of Melbourne, 1999 to 2000 and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1999-2002 and 2005. Ian is an Editor of the Australian Economic Review and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia.