Professor of Housing Economics, University of Glasgow
Studies. He has been a full time member of staff at the University in various guises since 1989. He became a professor in 2006. Ken was also Head of the Department of Urban Studies from 2005 to 2010 and associate dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences in 2009-10. He is now Director of Policy Scotland, the University's hub for policy research and knowledge exchange.
Ken's research interests are focused on the economic, financial and policy dimensions of housing. He has carried out research for government departments, ESRC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, trade bodies, the private sector and international organisations like OECD. His current interests are on the financing and economics of social and affordable housing, and, the application of behavioural economics to housing.
Ken was managing editor of the Urban Studies journal for a decade. He was president of RC43 (housing) of the International Sociological Association and is a former president of the European Real Estate Society. He sits on four editorial advisorial boards. He was a visiting professor to the University of Amsterdam in 2011. He has acted as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament's Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and given evidence to other similar Parliamentary committees..
After a period as chair of Sanctuary Scotland housing association, Ken is currently a non-executive director of Sanctuary housing association.
Ken regularly blogs on housing and related policy matters at http://wordpress.kengibb.com.
Professor Grattan graduated in Physics from Queen's University Belfast with a BSc (First Class Honours) in 1974, followed by a PhD in Laser Physics. His doctoral research involved the use of laser-probe techniques for measurements on potential new laser systems.
Following Queen's, in 1978 he became a Research Fellow at Imperial College of Science and Technology, sponsored by the Rutherford Laboratory to work on advanced photolytic drivers for novel laser systems. This involved detailed measurements of the characteristics and properties of novel laser species and a range of materials involved in systems calibration.
In 1983 he joined City University London as a "new blood" Lecturer in Physics, being appointed Professor of Measurement and Instrumentation in 1991 and Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering. From 2001 to 2008 he was the Associate and then Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and from 2008 to 2012 the first Conjoint Dean of the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences and the School of Informatics. In 2013 he was appointed the Inaugural Dean of the City Graduate School. He was appointed George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation in 2013 and to a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in 2014.
His research interests have expanded to include the development and use of fibre optic and optical systems in the measurement of a range of physical and chemical parameters. The work has been sponsored by a number of organizations including EPSRC, the EU, private industry and charitable sources, and he holds several patents for instrumentation systems for monitoring in industry using optical techniques. He obtained the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from City University in 1992 for his sensor work. Professor Grattan is extensively involved with the work of the professional bodies having been Chairman of the Science, Education and Technology of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now IET), the Applied Optics Division of the Institute of Physics and he was President of the Institute of Measurement and Control during the year 2000. He has served on the Councils of all three of these Professional Bodies. He was awarded the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control in 1992, and twice the Honeywell Prize for work published in the Institute's journal as well as the Sir Harold Hartley Medal in 2012 for distinction in the field of instrumentation and control. He was awarded the Applied Optics Divisional Prize in 2010 for his work on optical sensing and the honorary degree of Doctor of the University of the University of Oradea in 2014.
He was elected President of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) in 2014, serving from 2015 to 2018. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK National Academy of Engineering, in 2008.
Professor Grattan has been Deputy Editor of the Journal Measurement Science and Technology for several years and currently serves on the Editorial Board of several major journals in his field in the USA and Europe. In January 2001 he was appointed Editor of the IMEKO Journal "Measurement" and also serves on their General Council. He is the author and co-author of over seven hundred refereed publications in major international journals and at conferences and is the co-editor (with Professor B T Meggitt) of a five volume topical series on Optical Fiber Sensor Technology. His work is highly cited by his peers nationally and internationally. He is a Visiting Professor at several major Universities in China, with strong links to Harbin Engineering University and the Shandong Academy of Sciences.
Professor Grattan has been a Member of the University Executive Committee (ExCo) since 2008 and chairs two of its sub-Committees, the University Sustainability Committee and the Business Continuity Management Committee. He has served on Senate for over 20 years, as well as many of its sub-Committees.
Research Professor, University of California, Irvine
Kenneth L. Kraemer is Professor Emeritus in the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. He was Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Information Technology and Organizations (CRITO), and Co-Director of the Personal Computing Industry Center (PCIC). He has conducted research on the information technology for more than 47 years. His latest work was on the globalization of innovation, the offshoring of new product development, the dynamics of computing in organizations, the business value of IT, national policies for IT production and use, and the distribution of value in global value chains in the IT industry.
Professor Kraemer is the author or co-author of 15 books, including recently published titles such as Global E-Commerce: Impacts of National Environment and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), and Asia's Computer Challenge: Threat of Opportunity for the U.S. and the World? (Oxford University Press, 1998).
He has written more than 165 articles, many on the computer industry and the Asia-Pacific region, that have been published in journals such as Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Information Systems Research, The Information Society, Public Administration Review, Telecommunications Policy, and Policy Analysis.
Professor Kraemer has also been a consultant on IT policy to major corporations, the federal government, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the governments of Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and China. He was the Shaw Professor in Information Systems at the National University of Singapore from 1990-1991. He was elected a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems and received a lifetime achievement award from this professional society.
Food Safety and Health Communication Scholar, Center for Research on Ingredient Safety, Arizona State University
Kerrie Sadiq is a Professor of Taxation in the School of Accountancy at the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Taxation Law and Policy Research Group, Monash University, and a Senior Adviser to the Tax Justice Network (UK). She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from The University of Queensland, a Master of Laws from Queensland University of Technology, and a PhD from Deakin University. Kerrie is a Chartered Tax Adviser as designated by the Tax Institute. Prior to joining Queensland University of Technology, Kerrie spent 20 years at the University of Queensland, as a member of both their Law School and Business School.
Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy, Indiana University
Professor Kerry Krutilla is a specialist in the theory and practice of benefit cost analysis. He is currently coauthoring a book on the economic evaluation of air pollution, energy, and climate regulations. Another project is assessing ways to represent distributional accounting formats in benefit-cost analysis. Professor Krutilla recently conducted research on the principles of efficient cybersecurity investment, and completed a study on uncertainty evaluation methods relevant for benefit-cost analyses used to evaluate seabed mining leases.
Professor Krutilla has served as an economic consultant for a variety of international and environmental organizations, including the World Bank and the Environmental Defense Fund, and for U.S. federal agencies such as the Agency for International Development and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture. He has consulted for the Brazilian Ministry of Transportation and the Chamber of Deputies of the Brazilian National Congress, and for the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Development, the Finance Committee of the National Assembly, and the City Council of Hanoi.
Professor Krutilla teaches benefit-cost analysis in several formats. He has conducted executive trainings at the World Bank, the Escola National de Administração Pública in Brasilia, the Vietnamese National Academy of Public Administration in Ho Chi Minh City, and offered executive training courses in Hanoi under the sponsorship of the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Development. He has taught short course at Vietnam National University in Hanoi and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. From 2012-2014, Professor Krutilla co-directed a summer overseas study program jointly offered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and two universities in Pamplona Spain. At the O’Neill School, Professor Krutilla offers graduate and undergraduate courses in benefit-cost analysis and environmental economics.
My research focuses on the relationship between religion and politics in modern South Asia.
In particular, my work brings history into dialogue with anthropology in order to consider Hindu devotional traditions of service and Hindu nationalism.
I am very interested in how Hinduism and Hindu nationalism relate to beef consumption, conversion, and 'love-Jihad' in modern India. Especially how non-elite actors think about these issues.
I am currently writing a monograph on the means by which Hindu nationalism emerges in everyday spaces as a conservative project of moral reform.
Kevin’s research interests are in the areas of public policy, criminology, and forecasting.
Kevin Albertson is co-author of the “How to Run the Country Manual” http://bit.ly/1FlLp56
His other books include “Justice Reinvestment: Can the Criminal Justice System Deliver More for Less?” http://bit.ly/1NSH2o0
and “Crime and Economics: An Introduction” http://bit.ly/1BBSygQ
Kevin Bales is Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation. He was Co-Founder of Free the Slaves, the US Sister organization of Anti-Slavery International and is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Roehampton University in London. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the International Cocoa Initiative. His book Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy published in 1999, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, and has now been published in ten other languages. Archbishop Desmond Tutu called it “a well researched, scholarly and deeply disturbing expose of modern slavery”. In 2008 he was invited to address the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Paris, and to join in the planning of the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative.
In 2006 his work was named one of the top “100 World-Changing Discoveries” by the Association of British Universities. The Italian edition of Disposable People won the Premio Viareggio for services to humanity in 2000, and the documentary based on his work, which he co-wrote, Slavery: A Global Investigation , won the Peabody Award for 2000 and two Emmy Awards in 2002. Other awards include the Laura Smith Davenport Human Rights Award in 2005; the Judith Sargeant Murray Award for Human Rights in 2004; and the Human Rights Award of the University of Alberta in 2003. He was also awarded a Prime Mover Fellowship by the Hunt Alternatives Fund in 2009 and a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa , by Loyola University Chicago, in May 2010.
He was a Trustee of Anti-Slavery International and a consultant to the United Nations Global Program on Trafficking of Human Beings. He has been invited to advise the US, British, Irish, Norwegian, and Nepali governments, as well as the governments of the Economic Community of West African States, on the formulation of policy on slavery and human trafficking. He edited an Anti-Human Trafficking Toolkit for the United Nations, and published, with the Human Rights Center at Berkeley, a report on forced labour in the USA, and completed a two-year study of human trafficking into the US for the National Institute of Justice. His book Understanding Global Slavery was published in September 2005. He is the author of New Slavery: A Reference Handbook (revised 2nd ed. 2005). In 2007 he published Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves , a roadmap for the global eradication of slavery which won the 2011 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Promoting World Order. In 2008, with Zoe Trodd, he published To Plead Our Own Cause: Personal Stories by Today’s Slaves ; and with eight Magnum photographers, Documenting Disposable People: Contemporary Global Slavery . In 2009 he published with Ron Soodalter The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today , the first full exploration of contemporary slavery in the United States. He is currently writing a book on the relationship between slavery and environmental destruction, and with Jody Sarich a book on forced marriage.
He gained his Ph.D. at the London School of Economics.
I am Director of the MSc in Investment Analysis at the University of Stirling and a Visiting Professor at the University of Gdansk.
My most recent work has been in the following areas: earnings management around IPOs, the share price reaction to stock dividend announcements, the impact of board gender diversity on firm valuation, the value of ‘comply or explain' corporate governance disclosures and the financial consequences of CSR.
Kevin Davis is Professor of Finance at University of Melbourne, Research Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies and Professor at Monash University.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Melbourne in 1987, he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Adelaide.
His primary research interests are in the areas of financial institutions and markets, financial engineering and corporate finance.
He is co-author/editor of sixteen books in the areas of finance, banking, monetary economics and macroeconomics and numerous journal articles and chapters in books. He is on the Board (and previously Chairperson) of the Melbourne University Credit Union, and has developed and presented numerous training programs for banks and businesses.
He has undertaken an extensive range of consulting assignments for financial institutions, business and government. Most recently (2014) he was a panel member of the Financial System (Murray) Inquiry.
Kevin was the inaugural Director of the Melbourne (now Australian) Centre for Financial Studies from July 2005-December 2008.
My research is in: machine learning, artificial intelligence, philosophy of science, scientific method, Bayesian inference and reasoning, Bayesian networks, artificial life, computer simulation, epistemology, evaluation theory.
See http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~korb/ The page is out of date, but accurate as far as it goes.
I have always been fascinated by the role and impact science has in society. This extends beyond the obvious utility of science - technology, to the communication and influence it has on how we view ourselves and our universe, both in the past and our ever changing present. The other side of that is my current research interest - what makes science different to other forms of knowledge? Seems reasonable for someone who studied physics - after growing up with a telescope, geology pick and a chemistry set and wanting to become an astronaut.
Meanwhile I manage engagements between the University (of Melbourne) and Industry and Government bodies. For more than 20 years I worked as a research scientist in both academia (RMIT University & Salford University) and industry (Amcor Research & Technology Centre).
As well as holding an ARC Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, I held fellowships and grants from the UK Ministry of Defense (Royal Signals & Radar Establishment, Malvern), the UK Science and Engineering Research Council and the Australian Research Council. I have also worked in corporate, strategy, marketing and consulting roles.
A lapsed triathlete I have been known to race and enjoy the occasional ultra trail-run.
From New Zealand, Kevin Trenberth is a distinguished senior scientist at NCAR, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, where he has worked since 1984. After a doctoral degree at MIT, and a stint as a professor at University of Illinois, he joined NCAR. He has been heavily engaged in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (and shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007), and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). He recently chaired the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) program under WCRP. He has over 240 refereed journal articles and over 520 publications and is one of the most highly cited scientists in geophysics.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Coventry University
Professor Warwick is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Coventry University. His own areas of research interest include artificial intelligence, biomedical engineering, control, robotics and cyborgs.
Previously Kevin was Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading between 1988 and 2014, including periods as Head of Department and Head of the School of Engineering and Information Sciences. He left school in 1970 and joined British Telecom as an Apprentice at the age of 16. He took his first degree at Aston University, followed by a PhD and a research post at Imperial College London. He subsequently held positions at Oxford University, Newcastle University and Warwick University before moving to Reading and then Coventry.
Kevin is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and a Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute. He is a Visiting Professor at the Czech Technical University, Prague, Strathclyde University and Reading University. In 2004 he was Senior Beckman Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is on the advisory board of the Instinctive Computing Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and the Centre for Intermedia, Exeter University. In 2000 Kevin presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures.
Kevin is a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. He has also been awarded higher doctorates (DScs) by Imperial College and the Czech Academy of Sciences as well as receiving 7 Honorary Doctorates from UK Universities, including one from Coventry. He has been awarded the IEE Achievement Award, the IET Mountbatten Medal and the Ellison-Cliffe medal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
PhD Candidate in the Nutrition, Psychopharmacology & Brain Development Unit, University of Salford
I am a second-year PhD student researching food insecurity (lack of access to healthy and nutritious food) and obesity. More specifically, my research looks at childhood food insecurity and its impact on adulthood eating behaviours. During my time as a master's student, I was able to publish one journal article https://www.ijmar.org/v9n2/22-006.html
Mr Beazley was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1980 and represented the electorates of Swan (1980-96) and Brand (1996-2007).
Kim Beazley was a Minister in the Hawke and Keating Labor Governments (1983-96) holding, at various times, the portfolios of Defence, Finance, Transport and Communications, Employment Education and Training, Aviation, and Special Minister of State. He was Deputy Prime Minister (1995-96) and Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition (1996-01 and 2005-06). Mr Beazley served on parliamentary committees, including the Joint Intelligence Committee and the Joint Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee.
After his retirement from politics in 2007, Mr Beazley was appointed Winthrop Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. In July 2008 he was appointed Chancellor of the Australian National University, a position he held until December 2009. Mr Beazley took up an appointment as Ambassador to the United States of America in February 2010. He served as Ambassador until January 2016.
Upon returning to Australia he has been appointed as President of the Australian Institute for International Affairs, Distinguished Fellow at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Senior Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre and Board Member of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.
In 2009, Mr Beazley was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia for service to the Parliament of Australia through contributions to the development of government policies in relation to defence and international relations, and as an advocate for Indigenous people, and to the community.
Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, University of Melbourne
Kim has taught architecture and urban design at the University of Melbourne for over 20 years during which time he served as Associate Dean (Research and Resources), Head of Architecture and Head of Urban Design.
Kim’s research interests include theories of place identity, public space, informal settlements, creative clusters and transit-oriented development - the best intro is in the books 'Framing Places' and 'Becoming Places'.
In Kim’s teaching - whether lecture, studio, workshop or seminar - he seeks to open up students to the potentials of creative and critical thinking; to introduce them to the intellectual tools necessary for critical practice.
I am an art theorist, educator, researcher and presenter, based in Newcastle, Australia.
I grew up in Wales and moved to Australia in 1990 to study art at the University of Sydney. I graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours Class 1 in 1994, and in 2000 was awarded a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of New South Wales.
I regularly contribute to The Conversation, as well as publish academic research. In 2015, I published 'Double War: Shaun Gladwell, visual culture and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq', Thames & Hudson.
Since 1997, I've taught art history at universities in Australia and Hong Kong, and I'm currently a Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I've won multiple awards for my teaching and I direct the StudioCrasher video project.
I am currently the program director of the Executive MBA at the GSB, a position I have held since January 2013. My responsibilities include designing the program conversations, interventions and pedagogical outcomes, with a view to nurturing and creating executives who are able, in their actions and their being, to lead authentically in the societal context that humanity experiences. This involves interaction with academics and business leaders; reading and engaging with student and academic research and contemporary media; designing on-going student experiences that maximize the emergence of the collective outcomes of learning, innovation, management competence, authentic leadership, and entrepreneurial will-to-venture; and building thought leadership capacity out of the EMBA program.
As a service to the academy, I serve on the editorial advisory boards of “International Journal of Managing Projects in Business”; “International Journal of Complexity in Management and Leadership”, and “Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.”
Prior to entering academia, I spent a little over 12 years working as a Systems Engineer on manufacturing projects, optimizing plant automation and designing and implementing enterprise business information systems for Hulett Aluminium (Hulamin).
Before moving to the GSB, I was an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems (IS) in the UCT Commerce Faculty. I was an academic in the Commerce Faculty since 2005, and was HOD of Information Systems in 2010-2011.
I hold a doctorate in Project Organising (PhD) from UCT; a Master of Science in Systems Thinking (MSc) from UKZN; a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science (CompSci) from UKZN; and a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Operations Research (BSc) from UNISA.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Southern Illinois University
Dr. Barber received her Ph.D. from University of Southern California and joined the SIUC faculty in 2011. She has a full appointment in Sociology and is faculty affiliate in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. Her research and teaching focus on issues of gender and social inequalities.
Barber is on the Gender & Society Editorial Board, is an elected member of the American Sociological Association’s council for the section on Sex and Gender —the largest section of the ASA—is past council member for the ASA section on Sociology of the Body & Embodiment, has served as a grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation, and is Culture Editor for Contexts.
Dr. Barber’s book, Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry (Rutgers University Press, 2016), looks at the social relations involved in selling beauty to men. Drawing from ethnographic observations and in-depth interviews with employees and clients at high-service men’s salons, this book shows how women beauty workers use feelings, touch, and appearance as institutionalized strategies to create a classed and heterosexualized space for men's status-enhancing consumer practices, as well as to navigate the gendered and sexualized constraints of their jobs.
Assistant Professor of Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University
I am an Assistant Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University’s School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development. As an anthropologist and scholar-practitioner, I specialize in genocide and mass atrocity prevention, emerging technologies and disinformation, post-conflict reconstruction, and war-related environmental degradation. A specialist in Ukraine and Russia, I have worked in 25+ countries including across Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Middle East, East Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.
Supported by National Science Foundation, Fulbright, USAID, and other grants and fellowships, I am writing a book about the Ukraine-Russia war. This book discusses Joseph Stalin's historical genocide against Ukraine (the Holodomor) and how modern leaders interpreted this history to predict both Russia's modern genocidal war and Ukraine's stunning resistance. This book draws from more than 8 years of research on the Russia-Ukraine war, including 2.5 years of fieldwork across 32 Ukrainian cities and towns. My book is also based on my doctoral dissertation, which won the Kellogg Institute for International Studies Distinguished Dissertation in Democracy and Human Rights Award and was nominated for several other university and international awards.
I received my joint PhD in peace studies and anthropology from the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and Department of Anthropology. I hold M.A. degrees in anthropology (2019) and in international development (2012) from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies respectively. My B.A. in anthropology is from the University of Florida, where I graduated as a valedictorian.
Prior to my time in academia, I served as a policy advisor at the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations and as a political/economic officer in an embassy abroad. I received a U.S. Department of State Meritorious Honor Award for my work on preventing and responding to mass atrocities and was a 2013-2015 Presidential Management Fellow.
I have also held leaderships roles at several international development and conflict resolution non-governmental organizations (NGOs). At George Mason University's Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, I served as the inaugural Executive Director of the Better Evidence Project which bridges gaps in policy, research, practice, and donors in the war prevention field. In 2017, I was recognized with the Society for Applied Anthropology's Human Rights Defender Award.
Presently, I am a non-resident fellow at the Marine Corps University's Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare. I regularly consult with government, multilateral, and human rights organizations.
DPhil. Candidate in Cybersecurity, University of Oxford
Kristopher Wilson is a DPhil candidate in Cybersecurity(Law) at the University of Oxford, and a Sessional Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and Internet Law at the University of Reading. His current research involves evaluating the utility of the Computer Misuse Act in adequately responding to the developing nature of the use of computers in criminal activity.
Prior to this he was an Associate Lecturer and Academic Advisor at Yunggorendi First Nations Centre at Flinders University, teaching Introduction to Indigenous Studies, advising Indigenous Law and Business Students, and working in school and community outreach programs. He was also a Sessional Tutor at Flinders Law School working in the topics Introduction to Public Law, and Legal Research and Writing.
Kristopher undertook his LLB(Hons) at Flinders University, and his LLM at the University of New South Wales.
Outside of Academia, Kristopher has worked with the South Australian Law Society's Indigenous Young Lawyers Mentoring Program, worked on various research projects with the South Australian Attorney General's Department, and continues to work as a mentor with 'The Aspiration Initiative' program.
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan
Dr. Krys Chutko is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning and has been teaching at the University of Saskatchewan since 2016. Krys has been a field researcher since 1999 in a variety of fields, primarily looking at paleoenvironmental reconstructions, hydro-climatology, and the influence of land use change on terrestrial and aquatic systems. In 2018, Krys was awarded with a USSU Teaching Excellence Award.
I am Professor of Comparative Politics at Keele University, where I convene the Keele European Parties Research Unit (KEPRU).
My current research focuses mainly on political parties, including their organization, their role in deeply divided societies and party competition. I was part of a major ESRC-funded project (hosted by KEPRU) on the impact of European integration on the internal organization of national political parties throughout Western Europe. Recently, I have been working with an international group of scholars on the links between social democratic parties and trade unions.
I continue to research into the organizational adaptation of radical right-wing parties and into the strategies of those parties and of their competitors, as well as to specialize on Austrian party politics. In 2009, the Austrian Federal President awarded me the Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Arts.
In 2014 I was appointed to a three-year Guest Professorship at Tongji University in Shanghai and started looking into the organisational adaptation of the Chinese Communist Party.
Since 2015, I have been Keele University's Dean for Internationalisation.
I hold a PhD in Economics from Kobe University, Japan, and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Ghana and a BA in Economics from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.
Senior Lecturer in Human Genetics, Liverpool John Moores University
I am a Biological Anthropologist from Japan, speciliased in genetics. My research is to look at genetic variations that are responsible for phenotypic variations, to understand human adaptation and evolution, especially about externally visible traits including pigmentation and cranifofacial morphology.