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Joanna Wang

Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
Dr Joanna Wang received her B.Sc. (Advanced Mathematics) with 1st class Honours from the University of Sydney. She completed her Ph.D (University of Sydney) in the area of Financial Econometrics. Joanna joined the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at UTS in November 2019.

She was previously a Lecturer in Statistics and a Biostatistics Research Fellow at Transport and Road Safety research group at the University of New South Wales. From 2015 to 2017, she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Biostatistics at UTS and the Sax Institute. She provided statistical expertise for a range of different projects within the Analysis for Policy Program through analysing epidemiological, survey and population health data. Joanna has extensive experience in using the 45 and Up Study data, the largest longitudinal study of population aging in the Southern Hemisphere. From 2017 to 2019, she worked as a Research Statistician at the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research in the Department of Communities and Justice. Joanna undertook rigorous evaluations using various statistics and econometric methods to assess the effectiveness of Justice programs and policy.

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Joanna Witowska

Assistant Professor of Psychology, The Maria Grzegorzewska University
I completed my PhD in psychology and my PhD thesis examined psychological time and cognitive functioning. During my journey I gained research experience in the Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, University of Manchester and Oxford Brookes University. My primary research interest lies in investigating psychological time in the context of individual differences and social changes. Currently, I an assistant professor at the Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw and I work on the international project regarding time and digitalisation. I am committed to integrating diverse research methods for deeper insights.

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Joanna Dee Das

Associate Professor of Dance, Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis
Joanna Dee Das received her PhD in History from Columbia University and is now an Associate Professor of Dance in the Performing Arts Department at Washington University in St. Louis. She is also affiliated with Washington University's American Culture Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Equity. Her research interests include dance in the African diaspora, musical theater dance, and the politics of performance in the twentieth century. She is the author of Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora (Oxford 2017), which won the 2018 de la Torre Bueno Best First Book Award from the Dance Studies Association and an honorable mention Errol Hill Award for outstanding scholarship in African American theatre and performance from the American Society for Theatre Research. She has also published articles in Journal of Urban History, Dance Research Journal, Studies in Musical Theatre, Theatre History Studies, TDR, and ARTS, as well as authored or co-authored book chapters in The Futures of Dance Studies, The Routledge Companion to the Contemporary Musical, and A Critical Companion to the American Stage Musical. Her current book project examines the history of the Branson, Missouri entertainment industry.

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Joanne Berry-Frith

Lecturer in Graphic Design and Illustration, Loughborough University
I have been working as an artist for more than 30 years. I am fascinated by light, colour, lasers, technology and science. My initial curiosity in how artists can work with scientists was piqued in 1998 when I became aware of the SciArt scheme. The ethos of the SciArt scheme encouraged me, as an artist, to seek out Life Scientists to collaborate with because the methods we employ to create images are connected. We both use laser technology (I make laser-cut lightboxes), which requires knowledge of light, optics, and computer visualisation methods, and I am fascinated by how I can use scientific image data innovatively. As a result, since 2010, a central part of my practice has involved contributing to scientific research projects as one of the research team.

I identified a gap in knowledge while working with scientists in labs. There was a lack of understanding between the two disciplines of approaches to imaging and its potential. I wanted to discover if and how an artist-researcher can contribute to new methods of interdisciplinary approaches in advanced imaging and microscopy through collaborative practice. Over the last ten years I have collaborated with Advanced imaging and Microscopy specialists, working with a network of internationally renowned core imaging laboratories in the field of Life Science. My aim is to dismantle silo mentalities so that artist-researchers can collaborate with scientists to create new representations, insights and behavioural change. I implemented a four-stage framework and protocol underpinned by the inclusion of play. Each element helped me negotiate and interpret art and science collaboration in new ways by extending art and scientific methods of visualisation. This led to non-standard representations, technological advancements, and better intellectual and visualisation skills, hence enhancing practice-based research through collaboration. Each element helped me negotiate and interpret art and science collaboration in new ways by extending art and scientific methods of visualisation. I advanced three methods of production: an introspective, digital drawing method using limited tools; data montages where data and documentary footage are explored; and experimental moving image work, integrating documentary film footage and sound. The work I will show at Coningsby Gallery showcases artwork made from three recent collaborations at:
• COMPARE, The Cell Signalling and Pharmacology Group and a minor study at the Molecular and the Cellular Biology Group, School of Life Sciences, Queens Medical School, University of Nottingham.
• Core Research Laboratories Imaging and Analysis Centre, Natural History Museum (NHM), London,
• The Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) Sahlgrenska Academy Gothenburg University, Chalmers University and the Biofilms, Research Centre for Bio-interfaces, Malmo University.

High-quality outputs from working with scientists’ include Art–Science Interplay, Coningsby Gallery London (2023), Ars Electronica -Virtual Garden (2020). SCANDEM the Nordic imaging society (2019), Centre for Cellular Imaging (CCI) Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg, Sweden. Biofilms, Research Centre for Bio interfaces at the annual research centre conference (2018), theme ‘Biomarkers’, Malmo University, Sweden. The Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) Compare Conference (2018) and formal launch of COMPARE, Medical School, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. Decriminalising Ornament: The Pleasures of Pattern Ruskin Gallery (2018) Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. The Centre of Membrane Proteins and Receptors (COMPARE) Compare, Conference (2017), Nottingham University Conference Centre. Light it Up: Brains, Psychosis, Neuroimaging & Us a collaboration with the Neuro Translational Imaging Department, Nottingham University to create Brain Container, Blackpool Illuminations (2017, 2016, 2015). Hijacking Natural Systems funded by Wellcome Trust, ACE, Derby City Council and Derby Museum & Arts Gallery (2012). This was a highly successful project nominated by Nottingham University for The Times Higher Education Award and cited by the Wellcome Trust as an exemplar of a successful Arts and Engagement project. Artwork from this project was featured in the BBC4 TV series The Beauty of Anatomy (2014, 2017) presented by Dr Adam Rutherford. Residencies include Florence Trust, London, Natural History Museum, London.

Publications include Berry, J. (2018) ‘Art-data visualisation created from scientific image data from different imaging laboratories to help and influence how they are visually communicated and disseminated’, in a Big Data in the Arts and Humanities: Theory and Practice, eds D. Schiuma and D. Carlucci D. (2018), CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group. This places my research in the field of Big Data. It is a 3-star REF (Research Excellence Framework) output that has elevated my research status.
Berry, J. (2017) Art made from live scientific images to help and influence how they are visually communicated and distributed. Editors Kung, C., Lam, E., Lee. Y. 2017. Cumulus Working Papers, Cumulus Hong Kong Design for Everything Copyright © 2017 Hong Kong Design Institute and Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
Berry, J. (2016) Still and static digital representations made from scientific images, The Association of Illustrators, London. Available at: http://theaoi.com/varoom-mag/article/.
Berry, J. (2015) Art made from live scientific images to help and influence how they are visually communicated and distributed. VAROOMLAB VISIONARIES – SCIENTIFIC IMAGES Available at: https://theaoi.com/2015/11/17/v31-varoomlab-visionaries-scientific-images/.
Berry, J, and Robinson, A.(2011) Drawn in light: Jo Berry’s ‘Hijacking Natural Systems’. Buxton, England, Andrew Robinson (self-published) funded by the Wellcome Trust and Zeiss.de. Available at: http://www. Shura.shu.ac.uk/5218/ and http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2361208

I exhibit regularly and widely throughout the Country and Internationally with pieces in the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), Arts Council England (ACE) East Midland Collections, Nottingham University Medical School and Zeiss, Munich, Germany. Residencies include the Florence Trust Studios, London, the Natural History Museum, London, the Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham University. Public commissions include Blackpool Illuminations, Redesign of five 1938 Fluted Pylons for 100th Anniversary of the Illuminations (2012), Millfield Sculpture Commission (2011), Derbyshire Moorlands (2010), Sheffield Galleries and Museums Trust (2008), New Shetland Museum & Archives (2007). I have acquired highly transferable skills gaining a national reputation as a leader in Illustration research by celebrating its fundamental principles and practices aided by an extensive network of contacts, activity and experience. Undertaking teaching and scholarship projects of national and international significance linked to professional bodies and successful funding bids adding to my professional development. I currently work as a Lecturer in Illustration and Graphic Design at Loughborough University.

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Joanne Park

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Mount Royal University
Dr. Joanne Park is a clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Alberta. She completed her PhD from the University of British Columbia, and her predoctoral residency at IWK Health in Halifax. Her research focuses on understanding determinants of parenting, such as parental executive functions, psychopathology, and stress. The goal of her research is to identify targets for parenting interventions, and to ultimately improve parent-child relationships and child mental health. Her research has been funded by a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Clinically, Dr. Park works primarily with children, adolescents and their families and provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Behavioural Therapy to address anxiety, selective mutism, OCD, depression, and difficulties with emotion regulation, as well as parent-focused behavioural treatments for children with ADHD and behavioural issues. She also provides psycho-educational assessments for children and adolescents and has received specialized training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for both adolescents and adults.

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Joanne Quick

Senior Lecturer in Literacy, Australian Catholic University
Joanne Quick is a Senior Lecturer in Literacy in the Faculty of Education and Arts at Australian Catholic University in New South Wales, Australia. Her teaching focusses on developing strong and effective pre-service teacher programs in literacy education. Her research engages with and for students with literacy difficulties to explore interventions, assessments, and longitudinal growth. She previously taught in primary schools in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia in classroom and intervention settings.

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Joanne Welton

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Teaching

I teach on the MSc in Biomedical Sciences course from data analysis to medical biochemistry. I also teach on the BMS BSc course.
Research​

I consider my research background as cell biologist and biochemist, with my research interests centering on exploring the potential of extracellular vesicles (EVs), particularly exosomes, as a possible source of biomarkers for disease.

Exosomes are nanometre sized vesicles formed in the endocytic pathway within multivesicular bodies (MVBs). Upon fusion of the MVB with the cell membrane the exosomes contained within are released into the extracellular environment. These exosomes contain proteins, mRNA, miRNA and DNA from the secreting cell and are often enriched with proteins associated with disease, inflammation, and/or cellular stress. This makes them a potential source of multiple biomarkers for diseases, which can be obtained by minimally invasive means (from biofluids such as plasma and urine).

Exosomes as biomarkers for disease (2006-2010; 2013-present)

My most recent work has involved developing methods for the isolation of EVs from biological fluids and standardising their analysis for quality assurance. Once the isolation methodologies were optimised the proteome of these biofluid-derived EVs (plasma, urine and cerebrospinal fluid) were examined using a novel aptamer based protein arrays and analysed in silico through the use of the statistics package R. These methodologies have been used in the context of prostate cancer and multiple sclerosis biomarker discovery pilot studies. These two projects have shown the potential of both novel isolation methods for exosomes and protein analysis have the potential to identify novel disease biomarkers in follow-up studies.

Immunology Research (2011-2013)

Previous research has looked at the phenotype of peripheral blood mononuclear cells and plasma pro-inflammatory cytokines with respect to the acute phase response (APR) of osteoporosis patients and breast cancer patients undergoing aminobisphosphonate (nBP) treatment. We identified that peripheral γδ T cells and Monocytes became rapidly activated and ultimately determines the clinical severity of the APR in nBP naïve osteoporosis patients. The findings of this study may have diagnostic and prognostic implications for patients with and without malignancy as well as relevance for Vγ9/Vδ2 T-cell based immunotherapy. We also undertook a comprehensive meta-analysis of 15 randomized clinical trials patients on adjuvant therapy for breast cancer with zoledronate, identifying a significant overall survival benefit with zoledronate treatment. These new findings supported the call for zoledronate to be considered as a new standard of care in adjuvant breast cancer therapy.

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João Lino

PhD Candidate, Medical Sciences, Universidade do Porto
João has a degree in medicine from the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon (2007). He is currently a PhD student at the Faculty of Medical Sciences Abel Salazar, since 2015, researching autoinflation as alternative in the treatment of Otitis Media with Effusion (OME)

He is a specialist in Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital de Santo António since 2014. Area of sub specialization: Ear pathology and auditory rehabilitation. Joao is also a coordinator of the Cochlear Implants Team at CHUPorto (National Reference Center), since 2018. And a visiting Professor in School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences - Porto since 2014 and ENT Coordinator since 2022.

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João Marinotti

Associate Professor of Law, Indiana University
João Marinotti is an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, a Fellow at Indiana University's Center for Intellectual Property Research. His prior affiliations include the Center for Quantum Networks and the Harvard Law School Project on the Foundations of Private Law.

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João Marcos Azevedo Correia de Souza

MetOcean Solutions Science Manager of the Research and Development Team. Moana Project Science Lead, MetService — Te Ratonga Tirorangi
Physical oceanographer with a wide range of interests, using both numerical models and observations to understand the main processes driving the ocean dynamics and improving its predictability. I am currently the Science Manager of the MetOcean Research and Development Team, at Metocean Solutions - part of the MetService in New Zealand.

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Joao Pedro de Magalhaes

Chair of Molecular Biogerontology, University of Birmingham
Ageing has a profound impact on human society and modern medicine, yet it remains a major puzzle of biology. The goal of my work is to help understand the genetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of ageing. In the long term, I would like my work to help ameliorate age-related diseases and preserve health. No other biomedical field has so much potential to improve human health as research on the basic mechanisms of ageing. Please see our lab website for further details about our work and publications (https://rejuvenomicslab.com).

My TEDx talk is also a nice summary of the field of ageing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrLgYhtoBXA

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Job Fransen

Lecturer in Skill Acquisition and Motor Control, University of Technology Sydney

I have a PhD in Motor Control and Development where I researched the role motor competence could play in the development of successful sports participation in children. My research interests are in talent identification and development, skill acquisition, motor control and motor development. I'm currently the principal researcher on various projects in talent identification, with a focus on decision-making and perceptual-cognitive skill.

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Jocelyn Jones

Research Associate in Justice Health and Social Issues, Curtin University
Jocelyn comes from a nursing background with a Masters in Epidemiology and is currently a PhD candidate with the Telethon Kids Institute Jocelyn has extensive experience in the fields of Aboriginal primary health care services, health research, policy development and justice services. Her areas of research interest are Aboriginal health, child protection and justice, particularly juvenile delinquency and women in prison.

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Jocelyn Riet

Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Engineering, University of Toronto
I'm a researcher with prior experience in polymer membrane design and electrochemistry. I'm currently working for Prof. Jay Werber in collaboration with Prof. Charles De Lannoy on a project funded by Carbon to Sea to design efficient bipolar membranes for electrochemical Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement.

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Jocelyne Cesari

Professor of Religion and Politics & Director of Research, Edward Cadbury Centre, University of Birmingham

I joined Birmingham in September 2015 as Professor of Religion and Politics, working primarily in the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion, where I have particular responsibility for oversight of the Centre's research agenda.

My role is to bridge the gap between religious studies and social sciences by investigating the interactions between religion and politics across different traditions and cultures with a particular focus on democracy, secularization and toleration.

In addition to my role at Birmingham, I am Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center where I direct the ‘Islam in World Politics’ program. I also teach on contemporary Islam at Harvard Divinity School and direct the Harvard interfaculty program ‘Islam in the West’.

My research focuses on religion and international politics, Islam and globalization, Islam and secularism, immigration, and religious pluralism. My most recent book, The Islamic Awakening: Religion, Democracy and Modernity (Cambridge University Press, 2014), is based on three years research on state-Islam relations in Egypt, Turkey, Iraq, Pakistan and Tunisia, conducted when I held the Minerva Chair at the US National War College (2011-2012). My book, When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and in the United States (2006) is a standard reference text in the study of European Islam and integration of Muslim minorities in secular democracies, and my other recent books include: Why the West Fears Islam: An Exploration of Islam in Western Liberal Democracies (2013).

I also coordinate two major web resources on Islam and politics: Islamopedia Online and Euro-Islam.info.

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Jochen Kaempf

Associate Professor of Natural Sciences (Oceanography), Flinders University
I am a natural scientist (oceanographer) and lecturer at Flinders University since 1999. One of my research highlights so far was the discovery of the Great Southern Coastal Upwelling System, which is an important nutrient source fueling the marine food chain on the southern shelves of Australia.Apart from my scientific work, I have been a scientific activist on various issues around preservation of marine resources (e.g. oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight).

I have four children and in my free time I enjoy playing music (trombone is my favorite instrument at the moment) and I just published two series of children bedtime stories on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Jochen-Kaempf/e/B011N5JZDS).

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Jodi Gardner

Professor, Law School, University of Auckland, Waipapa Taumata Rau
Professor Jodi Gardner is the Brian Coote Chair in Private Law at the University of Auckland. Her research focuses on the relationship between the private law and social policy. She analyses how the private law interacts with social welfare, including the limitations of doctrinal law in responding to the challenges posed by poverty and inequality. Professor Gardner's research has covered topics including inequality in contract law, vulnerability in tort law, high-cost credit agreements, the impact of austerity measures, debt collection contracts, the effect of technological developments on equality and financial exclusion, and concurrent liability in tort and contract.

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Jodie Keane

Senior Research Fellow, International Economic Development Group, ODI
Jodie Keane is a Senior Research Fellow with the International Economic Development Group at ODI. She is an experienced trade economist and project manager who has worked with multiple governments across the developing world to secure their trade policy outcomes.

Jodie began her career in Vietnam and Cambodia working on non-market economy issues for the World Bank in 2005, with a focus on China. Subsequently, she joined the Overseas Development Institute in 2007 as a Research Officer, before progressing to become a Research Fellow in 2012, focusing on trade and development issues between the European Union and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, as trading relations changed from non-reciprocal to reciprocal regimes.

Between 2015 and 2020, Jodie was an economic adviser within the Trade, Oceans and Natural Resources Directorate of the Commonwealth Secretariat with responsibility for global advocacy on emerging trade issues and the supporting global architecture. She has a PhD in economics from SOAS University of London. She has taught seminars on comparative economic growth in Africa and Asia (SOAS) and more recently on the political economy of trade at the Department of International Relations, London School of Economics. She has published journal articles, book chapters, and edited volumes on global value chains and Least Developed Countries.

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Jodie Kell

Senior Research Officer Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney
Jodie Kell is a PhD candidate at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Her research focuses on the dynamics of gender in popular music. As part of her PhD, she collaborates with the members of the Ripple Effect Band, a First Nation’s all-women’s rock band from Maningrida in the Northern Territory. As lead guitarist, Jodie has performed with the band across Australia and her research aims to draw out the ways in which the band uses contemporary music practice to express cultural knowledge and negotiate agency as women. Jodie works as a Senior Research Officer in the Sydney Office of PARADISEC, the Pacific and Regional Archive for Digital Sources in Endangered Cultures where she co-produces the podcast, Toksave: Culture Talks, a series of interviews with people from across the Pacific who have personal and cultural connections with the archive.

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Jodie Passey

PhD Candidate, Lancaster University
I am a PhD researcher at Lancaster University currently writing my dissertation on the Gothic in musical theatre.

My interests lie primarily in the Gothic, Romanticism, theatre history, contemporary theatre studies, the works of Victor Hugo, the works of the Brontës, and contemporary pop culture.

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Jody Agius Vallejo

Jody Agius Vallejo is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California. She will be associate director of the Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration in Fall 2016. Her research concentrates on the Latino middle class, Latino elites, and patterns of wealth accumulation among Latinos and Chinese Americans . Her book, Barrios to Burbs: The Making of the Mexican American Middle Class (Stanford University Press, 2012) examines mobility mechanisms, socioeconomic incorporation, racial/ethnic and class identities, patterns of giving back to kin and community, and civic engagement among middle-class Mexican Americans. Her second book, in progress, investigates the rise of the contemporary Latino elite. Her research has been funded by The National Science Foundation, The American Association of University Women, The Lusk Center for Real Estate, the American Sociological Association’s Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, and the USC Office of the Provost. She has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Social Forces, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Latino Studies, Social Science Research, City & Community, and Sociological Forum. Her research has received coverage in print, radio, and television including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, NBC Latino, La Opinión, BBC World News, BBC Mundo, Agencia EFE, ABC’s Vista LA, OC Weekly, NPR, KCRW and KCPP.

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Joe Cable

Senior Lecturer in PR Media and Communications, Media, Swansea University
Jonathan joined Swansea University as Senior Lecturer in PR, Media, and Communications in 2022 where he teaches across a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules mainly focusing on public relations, sport, and journalism.

Alongside his teaching Jonathan’s research career originally began by examining protest and its utilisation for pollical communication before shifting focus to concentrate more fully on the world of sport and its relationship with wider society. His work includes: the use of football related clickbait on social media by major media organisations; constructions of nationalism among ‘proper football men’; the newspaper representation of England men’s football international Raheem Sterling compared to Sterling’s self-representation on social media; and fan reactions on social media to suspected racism during a football match among others. Due to these expertise he’s been used as a source for media outlets such as The Athletic, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, and French football website SoFoot.

Jonathan is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and is an external examiner at Chester University, and Edge Hill University. Jonathan sits on the editorial board of the Football Collective whose aim is to bring critical debate to football, and is a member of the Football Writers Association. He also acts as an Associate Editor for the Sport Section of the academic journal Cogent Social Sciences.

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Joe Charbonnet

Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University
I am an environmental engineer who protects water from chemical threats and teaches others how to do the same. My research focuses on contaminant fate, transport, and treatment in the environment and engineered water systems. My teaching focuses on aquatic chemistry and technology.

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Joe Duggan

PhD Candidate, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Australian National University
Joe is a program manager, researcher and science communicator. As a program manager he has worked with communities and organisations to codevelop engaging science communication content and build capacity in STEM engagement. His research focusses on cross cultural communication and Sense of Place. Joe is also the creator and co-ordinator of ‘Is This How You Feel?’ A project designed to engage the general public with the human side of climate change.

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Joe Duncan

Clinical Associate Lecturer, Northern Clinical School and Lecturer, Internal Medicine. Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers), University of Sydney
Dr Joe (Joseph) Duncan is Clinical Associate Lecturer, Northern Clinical School, and Lecturer, Internal Medicine, Rural Clinical School (Northern Rivers), University of Sydney.

Dr Duncan is a specialist respiratory and sleep physician, and has a particular interest in severe asthma.

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Joe Hollis

PhD student in Rural Sociology and Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University
Graduate Research Assistant at Iowa State University. Ph.D student co-majoring in Sustainable Ag and Rural Sociology and minoring in Political Science. My interests include adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and precision agriculture tools, agricultural governance and policy, and conservation management. Previous projects include identifying issues, barriers, and opportunities for blockchain technology to improve transparency and provenance in the Scottish dairy supply chain.

Graduate of both The University of London (BA), and The University of Edinburgh (MSc)

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Joe Hurley

Associate Professor, Sustainability and Urban Planning, RMIT University
Dr Hurley is an Associate Professor with the Sustainability and Urban Planning program at RMIT University and member of the Centre for Urban Research. His research focuses on urban planning and urban sustainability issues. Recent research topics include planning systems performance, urban greening, urban sustainability performance assessment, and research-practice exchange. He is deputy lead of the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes hub funded by the the National Environmental Science Program (www.nespurban.edu.au).

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Joe Jackson

Associate Professor in Twentieth-Century and Contemporary English Literature, University of Nottingham
My work faces two of the big, related questions in twenty-first century Britain: how we represent racism and racial justice, and the changing national story of Britain itself. The literary imagination tells us many things about race and nation that statistics or social science research cannot. My approach questions the popular narrative of an increasingly diverse and inclusive Britishness - I look at many things that undermine such a narrative, including the history of racism, the aftermath of the Empire, and the possible disintegration of Britain into its smaller nations.

My research specialism is in late twentieth-century fiction, with a particular emphasis on the Scottish novel, on writing Blackness in post-war Britain, and on Caribbean fiction - areas which have evident, but also surprising and generative, overlaps. I published a book, Writing Black Scotland: Race, Nation and the Devolution of Black Britain (Edinburgh University Press, 2020) where I look at the way the politics of race - in a sense of government policy, in grassroots activism, and in an everyday social context - meet with the peculiar national formations of contemporary Britain. These include the 'master narrative' of Britishness and the stories of Britain's constituent nations like England and Scotland, as well as national affiliations that overspill territorial boundaries.

I also have a research interest in the literary representation of addiction: what literature can tell us both about addiction at the level of the individual people and their experiences, but also what it tells us about society more widely, in history, in attitudes, and as a metaphor for different things.

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Joe Mazur

Assistant Professor of Economics, Purdue University
Professor Mazur joined the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University in June 2015. He studies industrial organization ("I.O.") and is chiefly interested in the capital investment decisions of firms that behave strategically. Professor Mazur's work in this area combines reduced-form empirical analysis with recent econometric advances in the estimation of dynamic games to study how legal/policy changes and market frictions influence investment incentives. His interests also extend to the analysis of mergers and acquisitions, complementing his professional experience as a corporate financial analyst specializing in industrial M&A.

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Joe O'Hara

Professor of Education, Dublin City University
Joe O'Hara holds the Chair of Education and is a member of the School of Policy and Practice in the DCU Institute of Education. He is Director of EQI- The Centre for Evaluation, Quality and Inspection and a member of the Centre for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Joe O'Hara is a Past President of the Educational Studies Association of Ireland was a member of the The Teaching Council of Ireland from 2012-2016. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Personal Services Overseas (APSO) from 2002-2004 and represented Ireland on the Council of the European Educational Research Association from 2008 to 2013. Joe O'Hara was Head of the School of Education Studies, DCU from 2010 to 2016. He is a Director and Founding Member of the Irish Evaluation Network and is a member of the Board of the Centre for Talented Youth, Ireland. Joe O'Hara is President of the European Educational Research Association.

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Joe Ross

Bunuba Dawangarri AC Director, Indigenous Knowledge

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Joe Sekhon

Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Portsmouth
Awards and Positions of Responsibility

Having completed my academic stage of legal training at the College of Law Guildford I joined Portsmouth Business School to lead the development of its Intellectual Property Law curriculum at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I am member of the European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network and sit on the UK Intellectual Property Offices' Universities Working Group. I have provided extensive mentoring to student and graduate startups through my award winning IP Clinic scheme.
I have also helped the University secure over £100,000 in external grant funding and supervised research in the field of intellectual property up to PhD level.
In recognition of my outputs I have received an outstanding achievement award from the University Vice-Chancellor..

Curriculum Leadership
I am the academic lead for the University's Intellectual Property Law programmes.
I have also held other senior positions at the University including Course Director for the Postgraduate Law and the Non-Executive Director Training Programmes. I have also led the University Business School's widening participation efforts.

Research Interests
Experienced Principal Investigator on Externally Funded Projects with Impact

I have helped the University secure over £100,000 in external grant funding principally from the UK Intellectual Property Office.

£30,000 for an IP Clinic for students and graduates entrepreneurs.

£75,000 for the Creation of a knowledge exchange campus between the universities of Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Southampton as a means of assisting regional SMEs exploit their intellectual property.

£30,000 shortlisted bid in response to an invitation to tender for the IP Enforcement Landscape Review.

Experienced Research Supervisor

I have supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and projects in the field of intellectual property as well as supervised PhDs.
To date I have supervised three PhD students to completion.

Publications and Conferences

I was recently awarded the Harts Publishing Best Presentation Prize for my conference paper at the 10th Anniversary European Intellectual Property Teachers' Network Conference at the University of Lund, Sweden. My paper examined the use of social media to educate student entrepreneurs about the importance of IP to their startups.
I have had a paper accepted for publication by the Nottingham Law Journal. This paper examines what Dutch and British universities are currently doing to embed intellectual property education in their respective curricula and whether the changing nature of their roles in society, has helped or hindered these universities in their ability to deliver intellectual property education in the form that their student communities desire.

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Joel Cabrita

Associate Professor of History, Director of the Center for African Studies, Stanford University
Joel Cabrita is a historian of modern Southern Africa who focuses on Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) and South Africa. Her most recent book is Written Out: The Silencing of Regina Gelana Twala (Ohio University Press, 2023). Twala was an unjustly neglected Black African literary figure in apartheid South Africa and colonial Swaziland (now Eswatini). The book shows that her posthumous obscurity has been no accident, charting how white scholars and politicians used racial and gendered prejudices to erase Twala’s work and claim her uncompensated intellectual labor for themselves.

Cabrita's other publications include The People’s Zion: Southern Africa, the United States and a Transatlantic Faith-Healing Movement (Harvard University Press, 2018) which investigates the convergence of evangelical piety, transnational networks and the rise of industrialized societies in both Southern Africa and North America. The People's Zion was awarded the American Society of Church History's Albert C Outler Prize for 2019 https://churchhistory.org/grants-and-awards/ She is also the co-editor of a volume examining the global dimensions of Christian practice, advocating for a shift away from Western Christianity to the lateral connections connecting southern hemisphere religious practitioners (Relocating World Christianity, Brill, 2017).

Cabrita has a long-standing interest in how Southern Africans used and transformed a range of old and new media forms. Her first book (Text and Authority in the South African Nazaretha Church, Cambridge University Press, 2014) investigates the print culture of a large South African religious organization, while her edited collection (Religion, Media and Marginality in Africa, Ohio University Press, 2018) focuses on the intersection of media, Islam, Christianity and political expression in modern Africa.

Cabrita did her PhD at the University of Cambridge and was subsequently a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. Before moving to Stanford, she held permanent posts at SOAS (University of London) and the University of Cambridge. Her research has been recognized by two major early-career research prizes, the British Arts and Humanities Early Career Research Fellowship (2015) and the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2017).

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Joel Mead

PhD Candidate in History, University of Liverpool
I joined the Department of History in October 2022 to conduct my doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Chris Pearson (Department of History), Dr Mark Riley (Department of Geography and Planning) and Dr Sarah Arens (Department of Languages, Culture and Film).

Prior to this, I completed a BA in History at the University of Birmingham and an MA in Modern History at the University of Warwick.

My research interests include:

History of Consumer and Popular Culture
History of Food
History of Medicine
Animal History
Environmental History

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Joel Mero

Associate professor of marketing, University of Jyväskylä
Joel (Järvinen) Mero got his D.Sc. (Econ.) degree in 2016 at Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics. Mero's research focuses on B2B digital marketing management (the managerial use of digital data and technologies in business markets). He has received the best paper award twice in the world's most prestigious academic B2B marketing journal, Industrial Marketing Management (2017 & 2019).

Mero leads Digital Marketing and Communication research group at JSBE and acts as the director of the international master's program in Digital Marketing and Corporate Communication (DMCC). With a special emphasis on digital marketing in teaching, Mero has designed and executed over 20 different study courses in more than 10 different higher-education institutions at Bachelor, Master, EMBA and Doctoral levels. He has also supervised several completed doctoral theses and dozens of master's theses.

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