ICREA Research Professor of Complexity Science, Universitat de Barcelona
M. Ángeles Serrano is an ICREA Research Professor at the Dept. of Condensed Matter Physics of the University of Barcelona (UB) in Spain, where she directs the Mapping Complexity Lab, and holds an appointment as an External Faculty at the Complexity Science Hub CSH Vienna in Austria. M. Ángeles belongs to the Editorial Board of the APS journal Physical Review Research, and she is a founding member of Complexitat, the Catalan network for the study of complex systems, and a promoter member of UBICS, the UB Institute of Complex Systems.
A native of Barcelona, she received a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from UB and a year later a master in mathematics for finance from the Centre de Recerca Matemàtica CRM. She spent several years in the private sector and returned to academia to work in complexity science. She conducted postdoctoral research at Indiana University (USA), the EPFL (Switzerland), and IFISC Institute (Spain), and was awarded a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship.
Prof. Serrano is astonished by the amazing features that emerge in the structure, function, and evolution of complex systems, and she is using networks and data science to model and to predict them.
Dra. en Matemáticas especialidad Astronomía, Universitat de València
Julia Suso es doctora en Matemáticas especialidad Astronomía por la Universidad de Valencia. Es miembro adscrito del Observatorio Astronómico de la Universidad de Valencia del que ha sido durante 4 años jefa de instrumentación astronómica. Es profesora titular en el Departamento de Economía Financiera y Actuarial de la Facultad de Economía.
Ha participado en diversos proyectos espaciales, con colaboraciones en el diseño y el desarrollo de las misiones de rayos gamma INTEGRAL de la ESA y LEGRI a bordo del satélite Minisat 01.
Actualmente trabaja en el estudio de la naturaleza y los parámetros físicos de las estrellas Be y de las binarias transitorias de rayos X. También ha trabajado con las misiones espaciales CoRoT (CNES/ESA) y KEPLER (NASA), dedicadas a la astrosismología y a la búsqueda de planetas extra solares.
Ha realizado observaciones astronómicas en los principales observatorios astronómicos de todo el mundo (Chile -La Silla, Canarias Observatorio del Teide y Roque de los Muchachos, Sudáfrica – SAAO, Almería -Calar Alto, Canadá -DDO).
Professor, Sociology, Mount Royal University
Muhannad Ayyash is Professor of Sociology at Mount Royal University. He is the author of A Hermeneutics of Violence (UTP, 2019). He teaches and writes in the areas of decolonial theory, political violence, sovereignty, anti-Palestinian racism, and Palestinian social movements. He has published several academic articles, book chapters, and has two co-edited books. His opinion pieces have been published in Al-Jazeera, The Baffler, Middle East Eye, and Mondoweiss, among others.
Associate Professor in International Relations, UCL
I am originally from Cardiff in South Wales of British and Syrian heritage. My undergraduate degree is in Politics and Modern History from Brunel University. I have researched for an MP in the House of Commons, and a U.S. Senator in the United State Senate in Washington, D.C. I received my M.A. in Political Science from University at Buffalo and my PhD in Political Science from Binghamton University. I previously worked in the Department of Political Science at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
My research examines the determinants and consequences of human rights violations.
Reader in Comparative Politics & Gender, Newcastle University
Maarja Lühiste is Reader in Comparative Politics & Gender in Newcastle University and Editor of Representation. Maarja's research interests include gender and political communication, participation and engagement; political representation; electoral systems; European Parliament elections; and quantitative research methods.
Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Maartje Weerdesteijn is Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology and researcher at the Center for International Criminal Justice. Maartje obtained a PhD from Tilburg University, Department of Criminal Law, a Master's in International Crimes and Criminology from VU Amsterdam (Cum Laude), and a Bachelor in European Studies (Cum Laude). She used to work as a lecturer at the History of International Relations Department of Utrecht University and was a visiting scholar with Griffith University Australia at the Griffith Asia Institute in 2014. She is an interdisciplinary scholar, combining a historical and criminological outlook. She focuses on the role of dictators in the perpetration of mass atrocities and the manner in which the international community can potentially mitigate these crimes.
Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Hogan is the David Silver Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery for UPMC. With secondary appointments in the Department of Bioengineering and the Katz School of Business. Dr. Hogan was the founder and director of the Foot and Ankle Injury Research (F.A.I.R.) group at Pitt, within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He serves as a foot and ankle consultant for the athletic departments at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Duquesne University, and Robert Morris University. He is the assistant team physician for Point Park University, including the Conservatory of Performing Arts, and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Dr. Hogan also serves as the foot and ankle consultant for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pittsburgh Penguins as part of UPMC Sports Medicine.
Originally from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Dr. Hogan completed his undergraduate studies at Xavier University of Louisiana with a bachelor of science degree in biochemistry and minor in biology. He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC, and completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville, Virginia, which included a National Institutes of Health Clinician Scientist fellowship year with a focus in musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration. He completed his foot and ankle fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he served as a consultant for the New York Ballet Company, American Ballet Theatre, and several collegiate and professional sports teams.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Hogan is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Foundation Board of Directors, the Orthopaedic Research Society, the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society, and the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Dr. Hogan has over 250 manuscripts, book chapters, and presentations. Dr. Hogan presents both nationally and internationally on his management of foot and ankle injuries, regenerative medicine, and his clinical outcomes research. Dr. Hogan has been selected as a Best Doctor in America since 2016 and serves on the Hall of Fame Health Medical Advisory Board.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology, The Ohio State University
My research focuses on the safety and effectiveness of medications and medical devices. Specifically, I apply quantitative methods from epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, biostatistics and data analytics to analyze large healthcare databases such as health insurance claims and other linked databases which capture prescribed medication use and outcomes on their safety and effectiveness. Currently, I focus specifically on:
1. The role of the social determinants of health factors on the effectiveness of prescribed medications: He is interested in how the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age influence the safety and effectiveness of prescribed medication use in the community settings.
2. Medication outcomes among racial/ethnic minorities: Through population-based observational studies, he tries to measure differences in the utilization, safety and effectiveness of prescribed medications between racial groups, as racial/ethnic minority groups tend to be under-represented in clinical trials of drugs.
3. Drug-drug interactions: The simultaneous use of multiple medications is growing increasingly common. He investigates whether it is safe to simultaneously use certain medications or not.
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Clemson University
I am Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice at Clemson University with expertise in biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, and women’s and gender studies. My current collaboration involves a National Institute of Justice-funded project concerned with refining methods for postmortem interval (PMI) estimation, or assessing time since death in medicolegal death investigations. My primary research agenda is focused on women's health in 19th and 20th-century America through the examination of skeletal remains and historical documents, with a particular focus on those who lived and died within state-supported institutional settings.
Doctoral student, University of Technology Sydney
In a world of growing global uncertainty, nurturing collaboration and fostering innovation is critical if we are to overcome the issues facing society and the environment today.
With 8+ years of academic and work experience in the field of environmental sciences and sustainability, including thousands of volunteer hours dedicated to projects spanning design, innovation and entrepreneurship; business and leadership; marine biology and conservation; community development and tourism; terrestrial conservation; and sustainable finance, I understand the inherent complexity and interdisciplinary nature of the struggles we face.
Having displayed an enduring passion for the environment and sustainability I strive to develop the skills and knowledge required to realise the shared vision of social, environmental and economic prosperity for all.
I am currently advancing this aim through doctoral research with the University of Technology, Sydney. My PhD thesis I explore how sustainable finance professionals navigate organisational friction to effectively operationalise attitudes towards biodiversity loss and resolve organizational dissonance.
MSc student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of Calgary
I am a Master of Science student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at the University of Calgary, working under the supervision of Dr. Joshua Bourdage in the Organizational Behaviour and Interpersonal Influence Lab. My master's thesis focuses on asynchronous video interviews (AVIs) and socioeconomic status, specifically how those with lower SES may be more negatively perceived by hiring managers evaluating an AVI. I am a Certified Human Resources Professional, and plan on pursuing my PhD in I/O at U of C following the completion of my Master's. Outside of school and work, I enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and rock climbing!
PhD Candidate in Environmental Radioactivity, Edith Cowan University
I am a current PhD student studying the legacy of nuclear testing at the Montebello Islands in Western Australia. I also have a Bachelor of Advanced Science in Chemistry from UQ.
Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London
I am a Senior Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at Queen Mary University of London. I am interested in the aesthetics and politics of the voice and issues of cultural audibility. I am Principal Investigator of Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project, The Verbatim Formula.
Ph.D. Student in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Now a Ph.D. student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Maggie Paino was previously the Director of Accountability for the Indiana Department of Education. In tht role, Maggie oversaw the implementation of federal, state, and district accountability requirements related to student achievement and educational outcomes. During her time as Director, Maggie focused her efforts to promote data literacy for stakeholders and to advance the topic of inequities in educational opportunities. Maggie previously served as Special Education Due Process Coordinator and Staff Attorney for the Department. Prior to her tenure at the Indiana Department of Education, Maggie worked as a teacher for DC Public Schools. She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Comparative Literature from Indiana University.
Doctor, UNSW Australia
Dr Magnolia Cardona-Morrell has a background in Medicine from Latin America with Australian postgraduate qualifications in Public Health (MPH) and Applied Epidemiology (Grad Dipl Appl Epid and PhD). She has worked with international aid agencies, at State Health Departments and Universities. Her research interests are patient safety, end-of-life care, health services research, health program evaluation, chronic disease prevention (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer), international health, pharmacoepidemiology and evidence-based health policy.
At The Simpson Centre for Health Services Research she is currently leading a program of research to improve end-of-life care for patients, families and health profesisonals (https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/sense-ending). Central to this is the development, implementation and validation of a checklist for identifying terminal patients and facilitating doctor's conversations with patients and families about end-of-life care preferences. See CriSTAL project page, available at:
In consultation with doctors, nurses and health service managers she has also designed the evaluation of an initiative to provide a safer environment in acute hospitals through the introduction of continuous monitoring of vital signs among patients admitted to general wards: See the Vigilance with Vital Signs project (VVS) page. The ultimate goal is to prevent unplanned admissions to intensive care and reduce avoidable in-hospital deaths.
Senior Research Fellow, Materials Science, Queensland University of Technology
Mahboobeh Shahbazi holds MSc and PhD degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Wollongong, where she worked on developing energy materials including iron-based superconductors. After graduating, she joined QUT where she followed her research studies on a variety of topics including perovskite solar cells, superconductors and magnetic materials. In 2017, Mahboobeh was awarded an Advance Queensland Fellowship in partnership with Siemens. In addition, Mahboobeh collaborates effectively with Australian and overseas superconductivity experts and is a co-investigator with her collaborative network at the University of Queensland on ARC Linkage projects investigating nanostructure engineered superconductors for fusion energy and MRI applications.
In January 2023, she started a new role as Foundation Fellow for a key project with the Future Energy Exports CRC. In this role, she collaborates on hydrogen-based projects in the CRC’s Programme 2 “Hydrogen Export and Value Chains” including identifying and resolving key issues associated with scaling up electrolysers and the use of magnetocaloric materials for the efficient liquefaction of hydrogen. In addition, she was part of an ARENA-funded team investigating the operational safety of Lithium-ion batteries used in hybrid renewable energy and hydrogen production facilities.
Mahboobeh’s research interests have centred on developing new and efficient methods to synthesise a variety of energy materials including superconductors, batteries, electrolysers and magnetocaloric materials. These syntheses are aimed at cost-effective, quality materials for use in applications such as MRI instruments and fusion reactors, hydrogen liquefaction and green hydrogen production systems. She is passionate about understanding the fundamental relationships between material structure, physical and electronic properties of materials and, accordingly, improving their performance in practical applications.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Palaeoclimatology, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Like most people, I was always fascinated by the sky and stars until an internal revelation led me to question if I knew enough about the Earth. This led my quest to find out more and more about Earth and its processes. On this path, I tried to understand how water - the elixir of life, on this planet, cycles through oceans, atmosphere and rocks and I am still doing the same. I use geochemical methods to understand climatic changes across Asia and Africa over the past hundreds of thousands of years. I also use geoinformatics as a tool for contemporary environmental monitoring and assessment. I learn each day and am a student for life.
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Washington
Dr. Maida Lynn Chen, MD, is Director of Sleep Medicine and attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine Division and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She obtained her undergraduate and medical degrees at Northwestern University, and stayed in Chicago to do her residency in Pediatrics at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke’s Medical Center. She then completed her Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, with special focus on respiratory control and sleep medicine. Her clinical interests center on sleep disorders in infants, children, and adolescents. Her research interests focus on respiratory control disorders and sleep-disordered breathing in special needs populations, including those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, obesity, Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome and craniofacial anomalies. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Thoracic Society, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and Sleep Research Society.
Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Bristol
My PhD research, supervised by Dr Shelley Hales and Dr Silke Knippschild, centres on Egyptian funerary stelae from the Roman period, using the site of Terenouthis/Kom Abou Billou as a case study. I am exploring how the inscriptions and iconography are used to construct and express the social identity of the deceased, with particular focus on gender, religious identity and ethnic identity; I am also investigating the effects of linguistic interference from the Egyptian language on the Greek language in Terenouthis.
I have previously completed a BA and MA in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, where I specialised in the ancient Egyptian language and literary texts. My BA thesis investigated the concept of divine kingship in didactic literature from the Middle Kingdom period. My MA thesis, supervised by Dr Roland Enmarch and Prof Christopher Eyre, focused on the themes and motifs in the Late Egyptian literary text 'Tale of Two Brothers'.
My research interests are diverse and include ancient Egyptian language and literature, cross-cultural contact in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean, language contact in the eastern Mediterranean and Near East, Hellenism and Greek language in Egypt and the Near East, comparative Semitic philology, religion in ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean, Coptic language and literature, early Christianity, the reception of ancient Egypt and archaeology in modern visual media, and the reception of ancient Egypt in 19th and 20th century spirituality and religious movements.
My linguistic competence is broad and includes Egyptian hieroglyphs, Coptic, Classical Greek, Latin, Biblical Hebrew, Phoenician and Classical Arabic.
In addition to my academic research I am actively involved in the outreach programmes Access to Bristol and Classics for All, delivering workshops to schools in the South on a wide range of topics related to the study of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. I also regularly teach courses in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics and give public lectures on a range of topics related to Egyptology and ancient history. For upcoming events and courses, please visit https://mmkingevents.weebly.com and https://kemetklub.co.uk.
I am on the board of the Friends of the Petrie Museum, UCL as Secretary-Treasurer. In addition to this role I am also on the judging panel for the category Classical Studies and Archaeology of the Global Undergraduate Awards, an academic awards programme which aims to connect undergraduate students across national borders and academic disciplines.
Professor of Modern History and Faculty Research Director, University of Nottingham
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
History of the Third Reich, especially propaganda, visual culture, architecture, photography.
Regionalism in modern Europe. The historical roots of modern identity politics; the role of material culture (buildings, urban design, objects) in shaping national and local identity; the history of the brand "Made in Germany".
The role of private 'snapshot' photography in prompting political behaviour, how people internalise, or contest, ideologies and cultural beliefs.
The problems of using 'perpetrator photography' to represent difficult histories, especially in the context of the way we document and exhibit the Holocaust.
Landscape: ways of seeing and perceiving landscapes, the way that historically created landscape shape our ideas of what is 'natural' and 'beautiful'. Modern landscape art; Anselm Kiefer.
born in Germany
University of Cambridge MA in History, First Class
University of Cambridge PhD (study of how landscape gardens in England and Germany shaped and expressed ideas about Enlightenment and progress, and travelled across national boundaries)
Junior Research Fellow, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge
Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Manchester
Professor, Chair in Modern History, University of Nottingham
Institute for Contemporary History, Munich (2015)
Freie Universität Berlin (2008)
University College London (2005-06)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (2004-05)
Harvard University (2001-02 and 2003)
Australian National University (2001)
Key books / publications (highlights only):
Photography and Twentieth-Century German History, Central European History. 48(3), 2015
German Cities and the Genesis of Modernism, 1890-1930, Oxford University Press, 2009
Municipalism, Regionalism, Nationalism. Hybrid Identity Formations and the Making of Modern Europe. European Review of History, 15/3 (2008)
Vernacular Modernism: Heimat, Globalization and the Built Environment. Stanford University Press, 2005
Hijacked Heimats. National Appropriations of Local and Regional Identities in Germany and Spain, 1930-1945, with Xosé M. Núñez Seixas, European Review of History 15/3 (2008), 295-316.
A Tale of Second Cities: Autonomy, Culture and the Law in Hamburg and Barcelona in the Long Nineteenth Century, American Historical Review, 110/3 (2005), 659-692.
Memory and Historicism: Reading between the Lines of the Built Environment, c.1900, Representations, 88 (2004), 26-54.
"Made in Germany". In H Schulze and E Francois, Deutsche Erinnerungsorte. Beck, 2001.
Federalism and Enlightenment in Germany, 1740-1806, Hambledon, 2000.
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Lecturer, American literature and African American Cultural Studies, University of Sheffield
My research and teaching focuses on Gothic literature and Horror Film, although I also teach American literature and African American Cultural Studies. I specifically investigate racial discourses and manifestations in Gothic Literature and Horror film, as well as the way Black Diasporic people have appropriated the genres to speak back against oppressive socioeconomic rhetoric. For my BA fellowship, I am investigating the ways the Gothic has and continues to impact and inform anti-Black language and discourses from the Gothic’s rise to our current era (as such, I will also consider the ways Horror Film takes up this task in the twentieth-century). I am especially interested in how the genres morph alongside any moments of racial progress, thus providing a means to consistently erase Black humanity despite seeming political and ideological advancement. To put it simply, I want to explore how Gothic Literature and Horror Film have contributed to populations still needing to shout “Black Lives Matter” in protest during the Twenty-First century—150 years of the US abolition of Slavery and over 200 years after its abolition in the UK—at a point of such intellectual and scientific progress that we should be well beyond this discussion. Although my work focuses upon anti-Black discourse, it is also inspired by and has ramifications for anti-immigrant discourses (such as rhetoric warning against hordes of non-white immigrants coming to rape and pillage the nation).
PhD Candidate, Mosquito Ecology, University of Oxford
Maisie Vollans is a PhD student in the Mathematical Ecology Research Group at the University of Oxford. Her main interests lie in mosquito ecology and, as such, her DPhil project is centred around the broad ecological implications of releasing self-limiting GM mosquitoes. She is researching this using a variety of techniques: theoretical mathematical modelling, experiments in the laboratory and a systematic literature review.
Prior to her PhD, she completed a Masters in Tropical Forest Ecology at Imperial College London, where her thesis examined the impact of forest degradation on the size and demography of mosquito populations. Her undergraduate degree was in Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford.
Lecturer, Political Science, University of Waterloo
Dr. Maissaa Almustafa is a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. Her primary research interests are on the forcibly displaced. She focuses on their lived experiences as refugees and the politics of marginalization that govern their lives in the Middle East and in their diasporic communities in Europe and Canada. Her scholarship is enhanced by her active involvement in community outreach initiatives in refugee resettlement and integration. Maissaa earned her Ph.D. in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo ON. She recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Glendon Political Science at York University, Toronto, were she joined the Whole-COMM, a research project on migrant integration in Europe and Canada, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020. Her publications and research focus on lived experiences of refugees and the politics of marginalization that govern their lives in the Middle East and in their diasporic communities in Europe and Canada. In her doctoral research, “Refugees from Syria caught between war and borders: A journey towards protection,” which received the Award for Outstanding Graduate Work, she examines the governance structures of refugee protection and the encounters between exclusionary bordering practices and refugees’ agency during their displacement. The findings of her research appeared in leading journals. Dr. Almustafa is currently working towards the publication of her book “Contemporary Narratives of Exile: Rethinking Refugee Protection Worldwide” which is based on her dissertation research, with Wilfrid Laurier Press.
Archaeologist, Université de Bordeaux
Research Fellow in Demography, University of Oxford
I am a demographer and methodologist working for the University of Oxford, and a fellow of the Oxford Martin School.
Lecturer in Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetic, University of Limpopo
Ms. Makoma Bopape is a lecturer at the University of Limpopo, Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a dietitian by profession and has passion in child nutrition. She also has interest in obesity prevention. She is a registered PhD at the University of the Western Cape, School of Public Health and is engaged in an obesity prevention project.
Head of Design, The University of Edinburgh, The University of Edinburgh
Mal is an alumni of Edinburgh College of Art and The Royal College of Art, in London, where he won the BT Award for Outstanding Studies. After graduation, Mal worked in Italy as a designer for United Colours of Benetton, and then as a freelance designer. Returning to Edinburgh, he established the design label, MalandLeigh, a partnership specialising in fashion and interiors.
In addition to his role as Programme Director for Fashion at Edinburgh College of Art, Mal is a committee member for the British Fashion Council Colleges Council, and from 2014-2019, he was a Trustee of Graduate Fashion Week.
Mal also serves as an external examiner for a number of UK courses, and has worked for a number of institutions includige NCAD Dublin, The London College of Fashion, Arts University Bournemouth, UCA Epsom and Kingtson University.
Mal continues to be an active designer, believing that this is important to his teaching methods on the programme, and his work has been exhibited at significant international venues including; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Edinburgh), The International Centre for Lace and Fashion (Calais, France), The Bonnington Gallery (Nottingham), The Shanghai Museum of Textiles and Costume and Venice Design 2019.
He also directed The Edinburgh College of Art Diversity Network, uniting experts from academia, industry and charity sectors to discuss and improve fashion design through collaboration and public engagement.
Lecturer in law, Royal Holloway University of London
Malak holds a Bachelor degree in Law from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris, France), an LLM in Human rights law from Queen Mary University of London and an MSc in Global Migration from University College London (UCL). Prior to her doctrinal research, Malak worked for several NGOs and international organisations, including for the United Nations in Vienna, Doctors Without Borders in Brussels, and the AIRE Centre in London.
Malak is now a Lecturer in Law at Royal Holloway University of London. She specialises in the areas of human rights law, refugee law, statelessness, Palestinians, and Kurds. Her research and teaching relies on a decolonial and intersectional methodology that includes critical race theory.
After graduating I entered the accounting profession, specialising in tax after qualification (ACA, CTA). In 1993 I became a lecturer and have recently completed my PhD on the role of power in the formulation of tax policy.
I have written extensively for professional journals and am the author of a technical book on taxation (Taxation of Small Businesses - Spiramus Press). However, I have published academic papers taking a critical approach towards the sociological and moral underpinnings of taxation.
Malcolm Moran has directed sports journalism programs for nearly a decade after spending more than 30 years at The New York Times, USA TODAY and other publications.
Moran is director of the Sports Capital Journalism Program in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI, where he joined the faculty in January, 2013. For more than six years, he was the inaugural Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State University, where he directed the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Since 1980, he has covered more than 25 bowl games with national championship stakes. He has covered 26 NCAA Final Fours, 11 Super Bowls, 16 World Series and three Olympic Games.
He is a member of the board of the Football Writers Association of America and has had several stories recognized in the organization’s best writing contest. Moran is a past president of the United States Basketball Writers Association and a member of the organization’s Hall of Fame. In 2007, he received the Curt Gowdy Print Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for lifetime coverage of basketball.
Senior Lecturer in Education, University of the West of England
My ongoing research interests include equity in education, funds of identity and teacher education and teaching development, Black Studies in Education, dialogue and dialogic education, critical race methodologies, anti-racist pedagogies, transformative digital education, and professional teaching cultures in education.
My doctoral thesis (University of Exeter, 2019-2023) is a qualitative research study, which uses multimodal action research to examine how teachers relate their funds of identity with Black [British] cultures in processes of resource mediation for anti-racist teaching and learning across schools in the Southwest of England.
Maleeka received her BSc. from the University of Toronto (majors: Genes, Genetics & Biotechnology and Sociology; minor: English), MSc. from University of Guelph (Food Science) and is currently a PhD Student at the University of Guelph (Food Science). Her current research aims to improve transparency in the food supply chain by using biological and chemical fingerprinting as multi-parameter and complementary tools to assess food integrity. This research will ensure a safe supply chain, high-quality foods for consumers, increased accountability from farmers to distributors and minimize waste.
Moana Project Manager, MetService — Te Ratonga Tirorangi
Malene is the Moana Project Manager and team lead of the Whai Hua project workstream. Her background is in marine ecology and resource management.
Senior Lecturer in Health and Exercise Physiology, Bournemouth University
Malika joined BU in 2017 to complete her PhD in Health Sciences and joined the Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences in February 2021 as a Lecturer in Health and Exercise Science. She is Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy and teaches physiology and innovation units on this programme. Her research interests are in women's health, especially related to maternal health, and in the areas of physical activity and non-pharmacological treatment methods.
Malika is continuing to research in the field of her PhD area and has received internal Faculty pump-priming to run a feasibility trial investigating the feasibility of using slow and deep breathing to manage high blood pressure during pregnancy (pregnancy-induced hypertension).
After submitting her PhD in 2021, Malika joined the University of Exeter as a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Moving Through Motherhood research team. The GW4 Alliance funded project supported a multi-disciplinary team and Malika's role was to organise and run a series of virtual workshops.
Malika has received internal HSS pump-priming funding to complete the study 'Effects of slow and deep breathing on reducing obstetric intervention in women with pregnancy-induced hypertension'. Recruitment for this study will open in Jan 2022 at a local NHS Foundation Trust.
Malika is part of the Moving Through Motherhood research group, which is a multi-disciplinary team from University of Exeter, University of Bath, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and King's College London. Their aim is to improve information and resources for women related to physical activity during and after pregnancy. Using a co-design methodology, pregnant women, mother's and other stakeholders contribute as collaborators in the research process. Malika won the Early Career Researcher Award at the WiSEAN Conference (Women in Sport and Exercise Academic Network) in Liverpool in June 2023, for presenting this work. The award is given for outstanding work in the field of women in sport and exercise science and Malika was selected for the award by members of the WiSEAN scientific committee and fellow Early Career Researchers.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University
Malika Nisal Ratnayake is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His research in computer vision and artificial intelligence explores and develops technological solutions for understanding of insect pollinator behaviour in agriculture and ethology.