PhD Researcher, Endocrine Oncology Research Group, RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences
Aisling Hegarty is a specialist breast cancer research nurse with the Endocrine Oncology Research Group at Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre. Working closely with the Breast Family History Clinic in Beaumont RCSI Cancer Centre, Aislings’ research is focused on patients with inherited mutations in the breast cancer genes BRCA1 and BRCA2.
Senior Lecturer in Law, Royal Holloway University of London
Dr Aislinn O’Connell is a senior lecturer in law at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research focuses on the interaction of intellectual property law with technology and culture, looking at a range of topics including IP's negative spaces, image-based sexual abuse, technology-based violence, and the intersection of law and technology.
Her current research projects focus on aspects of technology-based violence, including legal regulation of stalkerware, takedown mechanisms for images online, and tortious remedies for image-based sexual abuse.
Professor of law, Australian National University
Dr Asmi Wood has been an academic advisor to the ANU College of Law since 2002 and holds a position in the College as Senior Lecturer.
Asmi gained a Bachelor of Engineering/Science (BE) from The University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Honours from The Australian National University. He completed his PhD in 2011 and his doctoral thesis is titled The regulation of the use of force by non-State actors under international law. He is also a practising barrister and solicitor in the ACT.
Asmi Wood received the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence from The Australian National University in 2010.
Before commencing work at the College, Asmi worked in private practice and in government, both in Australia and overseas.
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of St Andrews
I am cognitive psychologist who is interested in memory decision-making and subjective experiences of memory (e.g. deja vu and jamais vu). I have used a range of methods to conduct my research, including paper and pencil tasks, computerised tasks, pupilometry, and fMRI.
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Ghana
Prof. Akosua K. Darkwah is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Ghana and a former Director of the Center for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA) at the University of Ghana. She holds a B.A in Psychology and Sociology from Vassar College and a doctorate degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been teaching in the Department of Sociology Department at the University of Ghana since 2002.
Her research focuses primarily on the ways in which global economic policies and practices reconfigure Ghanaian women's work. Over the last two decades, she has explored this question with various segments of Ghana's female working population; traders of global consumer goods, factory workers, domestic workers, oil sector workers and farmers. Her work is published in a range of scholarly outlets including Women's Studies International Forum, International Development Planning Review, Journal of Gender Studies, Contemporary Journal of African Studies, Journal of Contemporary African Studies and Feminist Africa.
Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Khartoum
Dr. Akram is an associate professor of architecture and a licenced architect who has acquired over 23 years of extensive experience on architecture in Sudan and the linkage between education, research and practice in the field of architecture with specific focus on construction management and economics, technologies, and building materials. Dr. Akram is very active and interested in research and projects focusing on attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs), the field in which he conducted several studies and researches from different perspectives. He is a registered as a “Specialized Engineer” at the Sudanese Engineering Council and received recently the fellowship of the Sudanese Institute of Architects (SIA) of which has been been a member since 2001, this fellowship allows him to be registered as consultant engineer at the Engineering Council. Dr. Akram accumulated extensive experience in professional practice through his involvement in design and consultancy services, feasibility studies, real estate appraisal and investment, market analysis, etc. Through this extensive experience nationally and internationally, he managed to hold leading positions both in the academy as well as in the professional practice, as he was the former dean of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Khartoum (2019 – 2022) and he is also the co-founder and the General Manager of a consultancy firm “OPTIMA for Consultancy, Real Estate Valuation, and Management”. As a way of linking education, research, and practice he delivered and coordinated multiple CPDs courses in different fields within the scope of architecture and construction management. He has many publications in international journals and international conferences proceedings.
- 2000 BSc. Architecture; Faculty of Engineering & Architecture, UofK.
- 2004 MSc. Real Estate Management; KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
- 2012 Ph.D. Architecture; University of Camerino, Italy.
- sustainable development, climate change resilience, construction technology & innovative materials, construction economics, and low-cost housing
Associate professor, University of South Australia
Akshay Vij is an Associate Professor at UniSA Business. He has previously worked as lecturer and post-doctoral scholar at the University of California (UC) Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2013, also from UC Berkeley. Vij’s research has made significant contributions to the development of statistical methods for the study of human behaviour, and their application to different contexts, such as transport, urban and regional development, and labour markets. Since his move to Australia in 2015, Vij has collaborated extensively with industry and government partners on research grants totalling roughly $4.5 million to undertake research that has addressed major practical challenges facing these different sectors.
Geoscientist, The University of Queensland
Completed BSc (Hons - 1st class), MS by research (1st class) and PhD in Geology. PhD completed in Dec 2022 studying the eastern Australia hotspot volcanic chain. Currently working as a Geoscientist at the Geological Survey of Queensland.
PhD Candidate in Financial History, University of Cambridge
Alain Naef is a PhD student in financial history at the University of Cambridge and a Teaching fellow in the economics department. He is pursuing a PhD on central bank intervention on the foreign exchange market. He has been teaching at the Economic History department of the London School of Economics and was a research associate at Judge Business School. He holds a bachelor in History, an MBA (Geneva and Wharton) and an MSc in Economic History (LSE). He won the Hunt price for best LSE economic history dissertation and was awarded a price by the Cambridge Society of Applied Research (CSAR) for his work on central bank intervention.
His research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and he has been awarded various grants from the Bank of France, Santander, the Economic History Society and St Edmunds college. His main research interest is to understand how central banks influence exchange rates.
Email address: an445[at]cam.ac.uk
My work is focused on the whole-of-organization challenge of making schools and universities better at learning and teaching. I have been engaged in the design and/or leadership of major organizational change projects in Asia, the Americas, and Australia. My approach has attracted grants, contracts and direct funding for software system development, transforming learning spaces, human resource models, curriculum innovation, and comprehensive organizational design.
My books include Transforming the Measurement of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Routledge (Bain & Drengenberg, 2016); Rising to the Challenge of Transforming Higher Education. Springer (Bain & Zundans-Fraser, 2016); The Learning Edge: What technology can do to educate all children. Teachers College Press (Bain & Weston, 2011); The Self-Organizing School. Rowman & Littlefield (Bain, 2007). I am currently co-writing the higher education sequel to the Self-Organizing School, The Self-Organizing University (Bain & Zundans-Fraser, forthcoming 2017).
Professor of Economics, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Alan Bollard is a Professor of Practice at the School of Government, Wellington School of Business and Government, and inaugural holder of the Chair for Pacific Region Business. The Chair is intended to help the Business School focus on Asia-Pacific economies.
In addition, he is Chair of the newly-formed Infrastructure Commission, Chair of the cross-university Centres for Asia-Pacific Excellence, and Chair of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. He is NZ Governor of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia.
From 2012 - 2018 Alan was the Executive Director of the APEC Secretariat based in Singapore, the world’s largest regional body that promotes trade, investment and sustainable economic growth in the Asia-Pacific. In 2021 APEC will be hosted by New Zealand.
Prior to joining APEC, Dr Bollard was the Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand from 2002 to 2012. In that position, he was responsible for monetary policy and bank regulations, helping steer New Zealand through the global financial crisis.
From 1998 to 2002, Dr Bollard was the Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury. As the government’s principal economic adviser, he managed the Crown’s finances and helped guide economic policy. He has served as New Zealand’s Alternate Governor to the International Monetary Fund, the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank.
From 1994 – 2008, he was the Chairman of the New Zealand Commerce Commission. Prior to this from 1987 to 1994 he was Director of the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Auckland.
Dr Bollard has helped rebuild the famous MONIAC hydraulic model of the British economy. He has also designed a computer simulation game called OIKONOMOS where you play at being Minister of Finance.
He wrote a best-selling account of the GFC called Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse. He has published several novels: The Rough Mechanical and The Code-cracker and the Tai Chi Dancer. He has also written a biography of famous economist Bill Phillips, and a popular economics book Economists at War.
In 2012 he was honoured as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He is a Fellow of the NZ Royal Society. He also has honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Auckland and Massey University.
Associate Professor and Head of School, Arts, University of New England
I am a career academic with training in musicology. Most of my early research was on portraits of musicians, then music and visual culture more generally. Most recently I am working in neuroaesthetics, brain cognition and music.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
Alan Dorin is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Here he leads the Computational and Collective Intelligence group in the Department of Data Science and AI. His research covers Artificial Life and spans ecological and biological simulation, artificial chemistry and biologically-inspired electronic media art. Alan also studies the history of science, technology, art and philosophy, especially as these pertain to Artificial Life. He is (co) editor-in-chief of the journal, Artificial Life (MIT Press).
Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology
I'm a theoretical astrophysicist and cosmologist, investigating how galaxies form, the nature of dark matter and the large scale properties of the Universe.
To study the evolution of galaxies and their interaction with dark matter, I create billion-particle model universes on supercomputers around the world.
This has resulted in numerous refereed research articles, public interviews and presentations at both Universities/Conferences and public outreach events ranging from planetarium shows to pubs.
I am particularly excited by spreading the latest discoveries to as wide an audience as possible.
Alan Gregory is a Professor of Corporate Finance. Prior to taking up this position, he held professorial positions at both the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the University of Glasgow. In addition to his position at Exeter, he was a full panel member of the Competition Commission for two successive for year terms until September 2009 and is now External Advisor to the Commission‘s Finance and Regulation Group.
His consulting experience includes acting as advisor to one of the largest accounting firms on a number of issues, advising HM Treasury, and consulting for fund managers on investment strategies and asset allocation strategies. His work at the Competition Commission involved being a panel member on a number of inquiries, including a regulatory inquiry into airport pricing, market inquiries into domestic bulk liquid petroleum gas and the UK grocery market, and merger inquiries relating to the GUS / Littlewoods mail order operations and the takeover bids for the London Stock Exchange by Euronext and Deutsche Börse. In addition, he has acted as a consultant to other inquiries including the mobile phone and storecards inquiries. He has also undertaken expert witness work for the Treasury Solicitors’ Department, and in connection with Australian Gas Distribution pricing cases.
My current research interests are as follows:
The general area of market-based empirical research, particularly with regard to the robustness of conclusions that can be drawn from such studies in the light of documented risk factors. At present, this interest principally focuses upon the areas of take-overs and mergers together with returns to, and valuation of, corporate social responsibility agendae. Related work has focused on market reaction to directors’ trading activity, and the success of initial public offerings. A Leverhulme research grant of approximately £78k funding work on directors’ dealing around takeovers has recently been completed.
The empirical estimation of cost of capital, which has included the award of a an ESRC Grant of approximately £300k (started in December 2012). Outputs to date include a recent JBFA paper the empirical testing of the Fama-French and Carhart models in the UK, and a working paper to be presented to the BAFA Conference later in 2016 on beta estimation. Both these papers are with Dr Rajesh Tharyan and Dr Shan Hua, with whom I provide downloadable data on Fama-French style portfolios and factors for the UK and the ESRC grant is, inter alia, to to support the regular updating of these data for benefit of UK academic researchers via the Xfi website. I am lead researcher on the grant with three other co-reaserachers at Exeter.
My interest in CSR has included two studies of the performance of ethical and non-ethical UK unit trusts which were published in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (JBFA). Current work is investigating the returns to, and market valuation of, CSR in relation to the US and two papers have been published in Journal of Business Ethics on this theme. A final paper on eranings persistence and firm value is forthcoming in JBFA.
I have had a long standing interest in the long run returns to UK acquirers. This led to me being invited to give a keynote paper at the 2015 ICAEW “Better Markets” Conference. The paper, “How far does financial reporting allow us to judge whether M&A activity is successful?” is forthcoming in Accounting and Business Research.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
I’m a cognitive scientist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. I use computational models and behavioral experiments to study how people think and reason. My primary research interest is social cognition: how people think about other people. I am also interested in how people learn and use concepts, and how people revise their beliefs after seeing new evidence.
Lecturer in Management, Federation University Australia
Alan Labas is a management lecturer in the Global Professional School, Federation University Australia. Alan’s research focuses on knowledge management with an emphasis on regional business advisory knowledge transmission. Specifically, he has examined the relationship between professional business advisor (PBA) knowledge and the knowledge transmission actions undertaken by such advisors when addressing the knowledge requirements of businesses. He has also collaborated on research in tourism, marketing, event management and circular economy solutions. Alan undertakes a practical application of the Critical Realist research paradigm to explain how human agency, social structures, and mechanisms interact in the process of causing an event.
Alan Lester's first degree was from the University of Cambridge and his PhD from the University of London. He has been at the University of Sussex since 2000, becoming Professor of Historical Geography in 2006 and the University's first Director of Interdisciplinary Research in 2013. He has held visiting lectureships at Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare, an Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury and an inaugural fellowship in humanities at La Trobe University
His role is as director of Interdisciplinary Research, Professor of Historical Geography, and co-director of the Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Network
He has have facilitated projects in collaboration with Kew Gardens, the British Library, the National History Museum, the Met Office and various humanitarian and global health-oriented NGOs. As director of Interdisciplinary Research he is now engaged in a wide range of such collaborations.
His is also international partner on the Australian Research Council-funded project, 'Minutes of Evidence', based at the University of Melbourne. Working with a number of state and Aboriginal organisations, this has seen a performance of the play Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country in a number of venues including the Sydney Opera House. The play is a verbatim re-enactment of a nineteenth century colonial commission of inquiry into an Aboriginal reserve and it lays at the heart of new teaching materials and approaches in Victoria.
Professor of Human Resource Management, Newcastle University
Alan was awarded his DPhil from Nuffield College, Oxford University in 1986. His thesis was about how management strategies, power and skill played out in Clydeside shipyards and factories between the wars. The politics of skill remains one of his key interests, both historically and in the contemporary world of work.
Over the years Alan has researched and written about historical and contemporary management strategy and practices; unionisation; and new forms of work and organisation. He has examined these issues in many settings, from a Motorola factory making mobile phones, to Ford car factories and television studios. In the last five years Alan has published articles in Business History: Protestantism and the rise of capitalism; writing gender into business history; competitive capabilities in jute; and management development in Tata after 1947. He has also published book chapters and articles on governmentality and strategy, accounting and management, and networks and project organising in British television production. His most recent book is a political biography, Jimmy Reid: A Clyde built man, which was published by Liverpool University Press in September 2019.
Chair, APEC Study Centre, expertise international trade law, economics, Asian regional development, RMIT University
Analyst of International Trade and Foreign Policy
Former Diplomat (postings in Singapore, UN New York and Ambassador, GATT Geneva
Director of Masters in International Trade course at RMIT University
Author "The Challenge of Free Trade" 1990 and "Seize the Future" 2000
Alan Shipman is a lecturer in economics at the Open University.
Personal finance, currently focusing on the disintegration of insurance pools and the disincentives to household saving. Other active interests in: Chinese multinational business; impact of ‘academisation’ on knowledge; social economics; foundations of the market economy.
Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Surrey
Alan began as a physicist. However, he developed an interest in computing early on through signal processing for gamma ray burst detectors, and so switched to engineering after his BSc. His post graduate research at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton, was in adaptive filtering, and novel methods of recovering corrupted signals. Alan also worked on novel methods of noise cancellation, both passive and active.
After leaving the ISVR Alan worked for the UK government for many years and subsequently provided advice for some years. He has particular expertise in, and continues to conduct research into, cyber security, covert communications, forensic computing and image/signal processing. Alan has been involved in some of the most significant advances in computer technology which have seen him elected as a Fellow and chartered member of the British Computer Society, Institute of Physics and the Royal Statistical Society.
In addition to his academic and government work, Alan has run businesses focussed on various aspects of Information Technology (IT). In 2000 Alan was pivotal in the flotation of Charteris plc on the London Stock Exchange. He remained a director until 2008 at which point he began to focus back on his academic interests. Alan continues to be a director on businesses involved in IT.
Although Alan has been at the leading edge of technology development for many years, he is primarily a particularly good communicator. He is known for his ability to communicate complex ideas in a simple, yet passionate manner. He not only publishes in the academic and trade journals but has articles in the national press and comments on TV and radio. Despite the length of his experience, his hands-on ability with emerging technologies contributes significantly to the respect he is repeatedly shown when he leads teams where technology is involved.
Graduate Student, International Centre for Olympic Studies, Western University
Alan Oldham completed his undergraduate degree at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada in 2007 and attended teacher's college at the University of Toronto, graduating in 2009. Since then he has worked in sport as a professional coach and also in communications as a regular contributor of content for World Rowing. In 2021 Alan began graduate school in philosophy of sport (focusing on sport ethics) under the supervision of Dr. Angela Schneider at Western University, London, Canada. He has a keen interest both professionally and academically in international and Olympic sport, the obligations of athletes, coaches and administrators, and the ethics of sport categorization.
Senior Lecturer in Sport Management, La Trobe University
Dr Alana Thomson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing, La Trobe Business School.
Alana has previously held academic appointments at Federation University and Griffith University.
Alana received her doctorate from the University of Technology Sydney in 2015, with her thesis entitled The Influence of an Interorganisational Network Associated with a Large-Scale Sport Event on Sport Development Legacies: A Case Study of the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games.
Alana’s research interests include sport event legacies and women’s participation in sport. Her research has been published in leading sport management journals including European Sport Management Quarterly, Sport Management Review and the Journal of Sport Management.
Alana has also developed an impressive learning and teaching portfolio in both teaching and curriculum design with a keen focus on authentic pedagogies and digital literacy. Alana also has a strong track record of industry engagement in both teaching and research.
Alana is a current Board Member of the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ).
Professor of Political Theory, University of Sheffield
Alasdair Cochrane’s main research interests include: contemporary political theory, rights theory, human rights, environmental ethics, animal ethics and bioethics.
Professor Architectural Theory, University of Manchester
Albena Yaneva is Professor of Architectural Theory and Director of the Manchester Architecture Research Group (MARG) at the Manchester Urban Institute. She holds a DEA from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and a PhD from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (2001). She has been Visiting Professor at Princeton School of Architecture (2013), Parsons, New School (2015) and Politecnico di Turino (2018). She held the prestigious Lise Meitner Visiting Chair in Architecture at the University of Lund, Sweden (2017-2019).
Her research is intrinsically transdisciplinary and crosses the boundaries of science studies, cognitive anthropology, architectural theory and political philosophy. She is the author of seven monographs: The Making of a Building (Peter Lang 2009), Made by the OMA: An Ethnography of Design (010 Publishers 2009), Mapping Controversies in Architecture (Routledge 2012), Five Ways to Make Architecture Political. An Introduction to the Politics of Design Practice (Bloomsbury 2017), Crafting History: Archiving and the Quest for Architectural Legacy (Cornell University Press 2020), Latour for Architects (Routledge 2022), Architecture After Covid (Bloomsbury 2023). She co-authored The New Architecture of Science: Learning from Graphene (World Scientific Publishing 2020) with the Nobel Laureate in Physics Sir Kostya S. Novoselov. She is also the editor of What is Cosmopolitical Design? (Routledge 2015, with Alejandro Zaera-Polo).
Her work has been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Thai, Polish, Turkish and Japanese. Yaneva has delivered more than 147 invited lectures at prestigious universities including in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Irland, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysa, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the USA. 42 of these were keynote addresses at major conferences. She is the recipient of the RIBA President’s award for outstanding university-based research (2010).
She is also the recipient of academic grants of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts in Chicago (2003), the British Academy (2008), the EU (2008-2010), the Swedish Research Council (2019-2021) and the ESRC (2021-2022). She was a member of the Peer Review College of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economy and Society Research Council in the UK and serves as a reviewer for the National Science Foundations of USA, Switzerland, Austria, Irland and the Netherlands. Yaneva was a judge for the 2017 RIBA President's Medals in the Silver Medal category, RIBA London and a panel member (output assessor) for REF2021 - sub-panels C13 and D32.
Lecturer in Global Agri-food Supply Chains, Newcastle University
I am food and agricultural economist with an interest in food choice, carbon and animal welfare.
I studied agriculture (agricultural economics major) at the University of Ghana in Accra. I moved to Saskatoon, Canada to study for an Msc degree at the University of Saskatchewan before joining the PhD program at the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology (REES), University of Alberta (U of A), in Edmonton. While at the U of A, I was an inaugural Teaching Fellow at the Peter Lougheed Leadership College.
From Alberta, I moved down south to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls as Assistant Professor in 2017. In 2023, I joined the Applied Social Science Group at the Centre Of Rural Economy, Newcastle University, England as Lecturer (US- assistant professor rank) in global agri-food supply chains. My research focuses on understanding stakeholder incentives in the uptake of sustainable innovations in food supply chains, consumer decision-making pertaining to ethical food attributes and the design of emerging carbon offset schemes.
I enjoy teaching and learning, and have designed and taught courses in leadership, food marketing, agribusiness management, trade and supply chains, and natural resource economics.
Associate researcher, University of Antwerp
I am Dean of the Faculty of Political Science at the Catholic University of Congo and an Associate Researcher at the University of Antwerp. My research focuses on urban governance, police sector reform and informal economy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My research can be accessed here: https://repository.uantwerpen.be/desktop/irua
Elder and research partner
Investigador en Astrofísica, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Associate Professor of Social Psychology, University of Palermo
Alberto Mirisola is an Associate Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Palermo. His current research focuses on political ideologies and worldviews as external sources of compensatory control, social cognition, and the social and psychological consequences of criminal organizations’ influence.
Alberto Molina Pérez es investigador postdoctoral en el Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA-CSIC). Anteriormente, fue investigador "Juan de la Cierva Formación" en la Universidad de Granada. Se doctoró en 2017 en Filosofía por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Realizó estancias de investigación en las universidades de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Francia) y de Lausanne (Suiza). Sus principales áreas de investigación son los modelos de consentimiento para la donación de órganos cadavéricos y los criterios de determinación de la muerte. En el primer caso, se trata de entender cómo funcionan los modelos de consentimiento tanto en la ley como en la práctica, especialmente cuando se tienen en cuenta los deseos de los familiares, y de explorar el conocimiento y las actitudes del público hacia dichos modelos. En el segundo caso, se trata de analizar los criterios médicos y legales de determinación de la muerte desde una perspectiva epistemológica y, en particular, de analizar el uso del concepto de función en dichos criterios.
Assistant professor, UCL
Alberto Prati is an assistant professor in economics at the University College London, where he teaches economic psychology. He also serves as a research fellow at the University of Oxford and as an associate researcher at the London School of Economics.
He works on interdisciplinary issues related to improving wellbeing measurement, understanding how people form opinions, and promoting sustainability.
Professor of Social Psychology, University of Portsmouth
My main research interest is deception, resulting in more than 600 publications and more than 30,000 citations (H-factor 87). I received grants from British Research Councils, Trusts and Foundations, Insurers, Federal Bureau of Investigation and American, British, Dutch, and Singapore Governments, totalling > $11,500,000. An overview article of 100 years deception research published in Applied Cognitive Psychology in 2022 (doi: 10.1002/acp.3971) showed that I have the most publications and the most citations in the field.
I work closely with practitioners (police, security services and insurers) in terms of conducting research and disseminating its findings. My book Detecting Lies and Deceit: Pitfalls and Opportunities (published by Wiley) is a comprehensive overview of research into (non)verbal and physiological deception and lie detection.
In 2016 I received the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iiiRG) Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of my significant contribution to investigative interviewing.
I was awarded my PhD in 1991 at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and came to the UK in 1994, when I joined the Psychology Department as a Senior Lecturer. In 1996 I was promoted to Reader and in 2000 to my current position: Professor of Applied Social Psychology.
Currently Senior Lecturer in International Law at Anglia Ruskin University. My areas of specialization include Public International Law and International Criminal Law.