Professor of English, Miami University
Michele Navakas is a literary scholar who specializes in American literature and culture to 1900 with an emphasis on the environment, race, geography, and material culture.
She is the author of two books: Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018), and Coral Lives: Literature, Labor, and the Making of America (Princeton University Press, 2023).
Having previously worked as a political journalist and a lobbyist at Westminster, Michelle joined Royal Holloway as Lecturer in International Relations in 2012. She has articles in prominent journals, including Security Studies and International Affairs, and has two books published: a sole-authored book analysing WMD and the strategic use of concepts, and an edited volume on the Obama administration and continuity in US foreign policy.
Snow Medical Fellow & CSL Centenary Fellow, Burnet Institute
Dr Michelle Boyle is a Snow Medical Fellow & CSL Centenary Fellow at the Burnet Institute, Melbourne. Her research aims to understand how the immune response protects from malaria, and to use this knowledge to develop better vaccines for malaria. She is particularly interested in how chronic infections, like malaria, disrupts the immune response. The overall goal of her research is to develop her drugs to improve protection from malaria in children.
Senior Lecturer, Te Huataki Waiora School of Health, University of Waikato
Michelle Cameron is a Senior Lecturer and Registered Nurse in Health at Te Huataki Waiora School of Health, University of Waikato. Michelle completed her doctoral research in 2023 evaluating the Oranga Mahi REACH initiative and won a top achievers doctoral scholarship from the University of Auckland in order to complete the work. She has a first-class honours from the University of Auckland and a Bachelor of Nursing from Massey University.
Michelle's clinical and research interests focus on the broader aspects of health and wellbeing and initiatives to improve outcomes for vulnerable populations.
Chartered Psychologist and Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Centre for Family Business, Dublin City University
Dr Michelle Cowley-Cunningham CPsychol AFPsSI is a chartered and professions-led psychologist. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the National Centre for Family Business and co-investigator on the Family Business Succession Project. A Royal Statistical Society RSS Fellow and m-level accredited market researcher CMRS, she employs multidisciplinary insights to better inform psychological research. Michelle helped found, and serves as Secretary of, the Psychological Society of Ireland's Special Interest Group in Human Rights & Psychology. Her recent research and policy projects address how sustainable business values promote child and adolescent mental health in the climate crisis context (PSI UN submission, 2023).
Professional activities and research: An Irish Research Council scholar, Michelle completed her PhD in psychology at Trinity College Dublin. Her doctoral thesis was subject of a full article in Nature Publications News and published as a book 'Hypothesis testing: how we foresee falsification in competitive games'. After a year-long lectureship in applied psychology at the University of Southampton, she was awarded a Katzenbach Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Law Faculty University of Oxford to develop research on the psychology of foresight and its connection to human rights (with visiting scholarship to Princeton University, USA). Michelle has published in the leading journals Psychology, Crime & Law, the International Journal of Forensic Science & Criminal Investigation, Irish Studies in International Affairs and Clinical Psychology Forum. Applying psychology and market research to roles held in QS Top 100 universities, FTSE 100 Index, CNBC Top 200 fintech and Irish Times Top1000 companies, her project management is cited in leading international media including the IC Investment & Wealth Management Awards (2019, 2020), Financial Times (2016, 2019, 2020),The Times (2022), PolicyCommons and the NYU Stern NET Institute Series. Michelle has been an Ambassador Facilitator with the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She was a research lead on the SATLE funded Association of Higher Education Careers Services national award-winning Graduate Employability Superfoods Toolkit (2022), featuring in a Quality & Qualifications Ireland QQI Report (2022) and Government of Ireland Human Capital Virtual Labs HC1 P3 Initiative (2023). Michelle also serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Market Research Society's flagship journal International Journal of Market Research.
Lecturer in Law, University of New England
Michelle joined UNE in 2010 and teaches Torts, Medical Law and Introduction to Legal Systems and Methods. Her research interests are medical law and medical ethics, with a focus on the beginning of life and assisted reproductive technology.
Michelle is completing a PhD (part-time) at the University of Sydney. Her thesis examines the regulation of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in Australia and the UK. As part of her PhD, Michelle spent Fall term 2015 at Harvard Law School as a doctoral exchange student. In addition to advancing her own PhD research, Michelle participated in the Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics workshop run by the Petrie Flom Centre.
Senior Co-ordinating Lecturer in Humanities, Cardiff University
I returned to education as a mature student, having completed part of my undergraduate studies at Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education.
I undertook my AHRC funded PhD at Cardiff University, completing my thesis in the field of Welsh women’s short fiction in English.
I have worked in a range of educational settings, from widening access to a gifted and talented sixth form programme.
My higher education roles include Postgraduate Tutor for first year undergraduates at Cardiff University (2009-2013), University Teacher at Cardiff University’s Continuing and Professional Education (2014-17), Lecturer in English at Cardiff Metropolitan University (2014-15), and University Teacher in English Literature at Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy (2015-16).
I became Co-ordinating Lecturer in Humanities at Cardiff University in October 2017.
My research interests include the short story, women’s writing, feminist theory, ecocriticism, nineteenth-century newspapers, literary networks, literature and higher education, and widening access.
Doctorante en psychologie (Ph.D/D.ps), Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
- Doctorante en psychologie clinique, D.ps et Ph.D. Université du Québec à Montréal
- Boursière Joseph-Armand Bombardier; Boursière FRQSC
- Spécialisée en traumatismes psychologiques, blessures morales, traitements d'approche cognitive-comportementale;
Director, The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Michelle Dickson is a Darkinjung/Ngarigo academic and Director of The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, a research flagship centre in the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney. She lives and works on Gadigal land (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia). A/Prof. Dickson has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing service delivery and health professions education for over 30 years. She was formerly Deputy Head of School and previous Academic Program Director of the Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Promotion. In 2021 the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) awarded her for contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Public Health. A/Prof. Dickson focuses on privileging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing in education, research, health and wellness. Her research partnerships include First Nations researchers and communities nationally and internationally.
Research Fellow, Bird Ecology and Fire Science, The University of Melbourne
I am a conservation ecologist interested in understanding ecological disturbances and how to manage resilient ecosystems into the future.
Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Michelle Grattan AO is one of Australia's most respected and awarded political journalists. She has been a member of the Canberra parliamentary press gallery for more than 40 years, during which time she has covered all the most significant stories in Australian politics.
As a former editor of The Canberra Times, Michelle Grattan was also the first female editor of an Australian daily newspaper. She has been with the Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and Political Editor of The Age since 2004.
Michelle currently has a dual role with an academic position at the University of Canberra and as Associate Editor (Politics) and Chief Political Correspondent at The Conversation.
In her role at the University of Canberra, Michelle will be teaching, working on research projects in politics and political communication, as well as providing public commentary and strategic advice.
She is the author, co-author and editor of several books and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2004 for her long and distinguished service to Australian journalism.
Lecturer, Literature and Creative Writing, Macquarie University
Michelle has taught literature and creative writing at Macquarie University since 2008. She's had articles and writing published in both international (Parallax & Antipodes) and Australian journals (Southerly, Meanjin, Cordite and Island). She has worked as editor at the literary journals, Southerly and Mascara. Her area of expertise is Algerian politics and history and she travels regularly to Algeria. She also co-hosts the English Department's podcast, From the Lighthouse:https://www.fromthelighthouse.org/
Clinical lecturer, Rural Clinical School, Australian National University
I'm a Clinical Lecturer for ANU's Rural Clinical School on the South Coast of NSW as well as a General Practitioner and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant. I also work part in research through the Australian Breastfeeding Association - Community Protection for Infants and Young Children in Bushfires Project. https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/protecting_infants_in_emergencies
Associate Professor Michelle Jongenelis has expertise in health promotion, intervention development and evaluation, behavioural psychology, and clinical psychology. She works across multiple and diverse health-related behaviours including alcohol and tobacco control, nutrition, physical activity, and sun protection. Michelle works as a researcher and consultant for a broad range of organisations covering the not-for-profit and government sectors. She is currently Deputy Director of the Melbourne Centre for Behaviour Change.
Associate Professor in Conservation Biology, University of Canterbury
I focus on interdisciplinary tools, such as GIS and high-resolution satellite imagery, to study spatial and population dynamics of penguins, seals, & cougars - species facing substantial conservation challenges as both the physical and social environments change across the world.
Senior Lecturer in Astronomy, University of the Western Cape
Born in South Africa with a PhD from the University of Cape Town, Dr. Michelle Lochner is a Senior Lecturer with a joint position between the University of the Western Cape and the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (formerly SKA South Africa). Her focus is on cosmology and trying to get the best out of combining optical and radio telescopes like the Vera C. Rubin Observatory, in Chile, as well as the Square Kilometre Array and its precursor, MeerKAT, in South Africa. She works on developing new statistical techniques and machine learning techniques to tackle the masses of data we are dealing with in astronomy, currently focusing on the use of anomaly detection for scientific discovery. She is also the founder and director of an international mentoring programme for women and gender minorities in physics called the Supernova Foundation.
Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Michelle Newcomb was chosen as one of the ABC's top five ECR researchers in the humanities in 2022. She is a lecturer with the School of Public Health and Social Work at the Queensland University of Technology. Prior to this, she worked extensively in human services in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Michelle's research concerns burnout and attrition in the social care sector.
Assistant Professor, Marquette University
Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University.
Michelle A. Rodrigues is a biological anthropologist with research interests in the impact of sociality on stress biology, including the impact of human-primate interactions on primates across wild and captive contexts. She has worked primarily with Central American monkeys, as well as captive platyrrhines and apes. Her recent work has focused on applying decolonial approaches to improving the practice of primatology.
Senior Research Fellow, Burnet Institute
Dr Scoullar is an international health specialist, General Paediatrician, and Senior Research Fellow at the Burnet Institute. She has extensive clinical and research experience across tertiary, community, rural and remote settings in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR), Myanmar and Papua New Guinea (PNG). Dr Scoullar’s work is focused on issues of health equity and improving child health outcomes, and is passionate about patient centred, culturally sensitive, quality care that upholds patient voice and dignity. She leads paediatric component of a Long COVID specialist clinic, providing evidence-based care to children and adolescents with Long COVID.
Michelle Smith is a Research Fellow in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University and will take up an Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Fellowship in mid-2015. In 2013, she completed a postdoctoral fellowship on the Australian Research Council Discovery project 'From Colonial to Modern: Transnational Girlhood in Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Print Cultures, 1840-1940'.
Michelle's research focuses on gender in Victorian literature and culture, as well as children’s literature. Her current project examines female beauty in Victorian print culture. She completed her doctoral dissertation on British girls' literature and empire at the University of Melbourne in 2007. It was published as Empire in British Girls' Literature and Culture: Imperial Girls, 1880-1915 by Palgrave Macmillan (UK) in 2011. It won the 2012 European Society for the Study of English's Book Award for best book by a junior scholar. She is also the editor (with Kristine Moruzi) of Girls' School Stories, 1749-1929 (Routledge, 2013) and the collection Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1940 (Palgrave Macmillan).
Her research has been published in journals including Women's Writing, Victorian Periodicals Review, English Literature in Transition, The Lion and the Unicorn, Continuum, Papers: Explorations into Children's Literature and in numerous edited collections.
Michelle has published opinion pieces in the Age, the Washington Post, New Statesman, and The Drum and has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programmes.
Adjunct Research Officer, La Trobe University
Senior Research Fellow, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet , Edith Cowan University
Dr Mick Adams is a descendent of the Yadhiagana people of Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, having traditional family ties with the Gurindji people of Central Western Northern Territory and extended family relationship with the people of the Torres Straits, Warlpiri (Yuendumu), and East Arnhem Land (Gurrumaru) communities. Mick holds a PhD in Public Health from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Master of Arts (Indigenous Research & Development), Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University of Technology. Prior to undertaking his postgraduate studies he undertook at Bachelor of Social Work, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Aboriginal Community Management and Development), an Associate Diploma in Social Work and a Community Development Certificate.
Mick has been working in the health industry for over 30 years. He has worked in both state and the community-controlled health service sector, has been a representative on local, state and national boards, and has been nominated as a representative to advocate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues on national boards and national and international conferences. He has worked as a Chief Executive Officer with the Aboriginal and Islander Community Health Service, Brisbane (AICHS) in Brisbane and Miwatj Aboriginal Corporation for Health in Nhulunbuy. He has also served as the Chairperson of AICHS Brisbane and the National Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), as well as being a Board Member of AICHS, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and NACCHO.
Mick commenced his position as Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and also Kurongkurl Katitjin in May, 2015. He was previously Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Health at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and a Director of Fineline Consultancy Pty Ltd, which undertakes research and community development projects. He is Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service Brisbane and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Leadership Group; a Board Member of Diabetes Australia Queensland; a Member of the National Heart Foundation (Queensland) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Reference Committee; a Member of Andrology Australia (The Australian Centre of Excellence in Male Reproductive Health) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health Reference Group; and a Member of the Minister's Male Health Reference Group; Member of the NHMRC Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Advisory Committee (ATSIHAC) and it's Research Committee. He is also a Member International Network Indigenous Health Knowledge Development Committee (INIHKD) and the International Indigenous Centre Health Intelligence (IICHI).
Mick has been actively involved in addressing issues associated with the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males for over a decade, striving to ensure that mens health issues are promoted and placed on the national and international agenda through advocacy, research, publication and health management.
Ph.D. Candidate in Geography and Urban Studies, Concordia University
Ph.D. candidate in Geography and Urban Studies and Public Scholar at Concordia University (Montreal), I hold an M.A. in Political Science (Université du Québec À Montréal), a Maîtrise in Political Science (Paris 8 University/CUNY City College of New York), and a B.A. in Political Science (Paris 8 University).
Specialization: Gentrification and cities, critical whiteness studies, critical race theories, racial capitalism, time and temporality, feminist geographies, tech geographies, and visual methods.
Our research group uses the concepts of agroecology to obtain a deep understanding of the nature of agroecosystems and the principles by which they function. Throughout our research and writings we have aided in the emergence of agroecology as the discipline that provides the basic ecological principles for how to study, design, and manage sustainable agroecosystems that are both productive and natural resource conserving, and that are also culturally-sensitive, socially-just and economically viable. In particular, our research has focused on the ways in which biodiversity can contribute to the design of pest-stable agroecosystems. Several of our studies concentrate on elucidating the effects of intercropping, covercropping, weed management, and crop-field border vegetation manipulation on pest population density and damage and on the mechanisms enhancing biological control in diversified systems.
Our research has also extended into Latin America where the enhancement of biodiversity in agriculture can help the great mass of resource-poor farmers to achieve year-round food self-sufficiency, reduce their reliance on chemical inputs and develop agroecosystems that rebuild the production capacities of their small land holdings. Our approach has consisted of devising integrated farming systems emphasizing soil and water conservation, natural crop protection, and achievement of soil fertility and stable yields through integration of trees, animals, and crops. Much of this work is conducted through inter-institutional partnerships with NGOs, International Research Centers and Universities including networks such as SANE, ANGOC and CLADES, as well as international organizations such as UNDP and the CGIAR.
Profesor lector en Ecología, Universitat de Barcelona
Summary of the CV
I have published a total of 55 JRC articles in 33 different journals covering a wide range of topics (e.g. biodiversity conservation, ecotoxicology, metacommunity ecology, paleolimnology). I am the first author of 19 and the last author of 6 of those articles. My publication rate has considerably increased during the last years, from 1 article published in 2009 to 10 articles published in 2021. Additionally, I have published 2 books and 7 book chapters. Thirty-one of my articles are published in journals belonging to the first quartile, including high impact journals like Science (IF = 37.2), Frontiers in the Ecology and the Environment (IF = 10.9), BioScience (IF = 8.3), Limnology and Oceanography Letters (IF = 7.875), Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (IF = 5.7) and Science of the Total Environment (IF = 4.9). My publications have been cited 1948 and 2639 times and my h-index is 23 and 27, according to Scopus and Google Scholar (respectively). Some of my articles as first author have been widely cited. For example, my 2016 article in Science (351: 914-916) is in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric, and my 2013 article in Environmental Pollution (173: 157-167) was acknowledged as highly cited in the field of Environmental Sciences according to the Web of Science (i.e. it performed in the top 1%). According to the Field Citation Ratio, my articles have been cited on average 7.2 times more than the rest of articles published in the same field and in the same year.
I have participated in 21 R&D projects funded through competitive calls of public or private entities (leading 5), 8 R&D non-competitive contracts (leading 4) and I have directly secured 527.656 euros in research funds. Also, I serve as a Senior Advisor to the Spanish Government on biomonitoring climate change and pollution in rivers and streams through the public corporation Tragsatec. I obtained 3 highly competitive fellowships (Ramón y Cajal, Fulbright and Marie Curie). I have coordinated mesocosm experiments and field campaigns in Iceland, Spain and USA. I have supervised 1 PhD student (+ 2 more on going), 2 postdoc researchers, 6 master theses and 6 undergraduate dissertations. Two of my students were awarded for their research projects: Daniel Torres (best BsC dissertation of the University of Vic in 2016) and Miquel Sala (II Earth & Torres award on innovation). I have been a committee member of 6 PhD defences.
I have given 4 plenary talks, been a member of 4 scientific committees and chaired 9 special sessions at international conferences. I serve as an academic editor for Plos One (IF = 2.7) and I have served as guest editor for Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B (IF = 5.7), Limnology and Oceanography Letters (IF = 5.2) and Frontiers Ecology And Evolution (IF = 2.1). I have reviewed 172 articles for 42 different journals (e.g. Global Change Biology, Scientific Reports, Nature Geoscience, Ecography) and in 2017 I was awarded by Publons as the third best reviewer from the University of Barcelona. I am a member of the Gender and Science Commission of the Iberian Limnological Society and I served as the representative of early career researchers in the European Federation for Freshwater Sciences. I created and chaired a Global Interest Group on Freshwater Salinization at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry bringing together stakeholders and scientists from around the world.
I obtained my PhD from the University of Barcelona in 2009, focusing on the ecology and
management of coastal ecosystems and publishing 7 JRC articles. During that period I did a research stay at the University of Algarve (Portugal), where I later (2010-2011) worked on integrated coastal management as a contracted researcher. Then (2011-2012) I came back to the University of Barcelona as an adjunct professor and a contracted researcher and I became interested on freshwater salinisation. I coordinated several mesocosm experiments and published 3 JRC articles, including a review acknowledged as highly cited by the Web of Science. Then I was awarded with a Fulbright Fellowship at the Oregon State University (2012-2014) to asses the impacts of climate change on stream biodiversity. There, I started my own research line on metacommunity ecology (publishing 2 JRC articles) and continued my research on freshwater salinisation (e.g. I created Global Interest Group at the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry). By then, I already had a strong and wide scientific network and I had gained international recognition. This allowed me to obtain a Marie Curie Fellowship at the University of Vic (2014-2016), where I created a research line on freshwater salinisation. I coordinated several experiments, supervised students and led my own research projects. This resulted in 5 JRC articles, including 1 published in the policy forum section of Science. After that (2016 present) I came back to the University of Barcelona, where I worked as a contracted researcher and an adjunct professor, and I was finally hired as a tenure-eligible lecturer professor within the Serra-Hunter talent attraction programme. During this period I have started a research line on biodiversity conservation planning, and I have gained independency (e.g. leading research projects, supervising students) and international reputation (e.g. plenary/invited talks, editorial activity, scientific advisory boards, media interviews). More recently, I have been awarded a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship by the Spanish Government that will fund my research for the next 5 years.
Assistant Professor in Economics, National College of Ireland
Dr Miguel Flores is an Assistant Professor in Economics and Programme Director for work placements at the National College of Ireland (NCI), School of Business. Miguel is a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and an Associate of The Economic Network.
Miguel's research areas are Industrial Organisation, Economics Education, and Applied Economics. His current agenda focuses on labour market outcomes of higher education graduates, in particular the impact of work placements on graduate employability.
Ph.D. student in Ecology, Colorado State University
I am a Ph.D. student studying radar aeroecology to study how we can make cities safer for migratory birds. I am also a writer, interested in connecting people to the natural world and making ecological research more accessible to all. I have written for the National Audubon Society, Nature Portfolio, Positively Filipino, and BirdCast, and I am a recurring guest on the American Birding Podcast.
Profesor de la Facultad de Psicología. Logopeda y lingüista. Especialista en trastornos del lenguaje oral y escrito, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Personal Docente e Investigador de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Previamente docente e investigador en las Universidades Autónoma de Madrid y de Castilla-La Mancha.
Estancias de Investigación en la Radboud University Nijmegen, Holanda -Prof. Robert Schreuder-, Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, Italia -Profa. Cristina Burani- y profesor visitante en la Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Alemania.
Autor de numerosos artículos y capítulos en revistas y editoriales de prestigio internacional.
I am a professor of law at Drake University where I teach constitutional law. My research focuses on comparative constitutionalism, democratization and authoritarianism, and constitutional design.
Profesor Titular del Dpto. de Psicología Básica y Metodología, Universidad de Murcia
Profesor e investigador del Dpto. de Psicología Básica y Metodología de la Universidad de Murcia.
Professeur d'écologie forestière, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
Mes expertises portent sur l'aménagement forestier durable et la sylviculture face aux changements climatiques. Concrètement, ma recherche vise à développer des traitements de coupes expérimentales (coupes partielles) et à évaluer leurs effets sur la croissance, la régénération, la mortalité (chablis) et la biodiversité. De plus, je m'intéresse à la modélisation de forêts complexes à l'échelle du paysage (Landis-II), ainsi qu'à l'effet des perturbations naturelles (épidémies d'insectes, chablis, broutement, le castor), à la structure et à la dynamique forestière à multiples échelles spatio-temporelles en utilisant des approches dendroécologiques et paleoécologiques.
Postdoctorat, UQAC (2018-2019)
Postdoctorat, SLU (2017-2019)
Postdoctorat, UQAC (2017)
Ph. D. en foresterie, UQAC (2017)
B. Sc. en génie forestier, Université de Huelva (2011)
M. Sc. systèmes d'information géographique, Université de Seville (2009)
B. Sc. en sciences de l'environnement, Université de Murcie (2007)
Senior Lecturer, Te Huataki Waiora School of Health, University of Waikato
I am a PhD candidate and Senior Lecturer at the University of Waikato. My areas of research are with young Māori and Pasifika wāhine (women) and their engagement and experiences with physical activity and sport.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics and Astronomy, Clemson University
Postdoctoral fellow in Physics and Astronomy. Research areas: Electrochemical energy storage and conversion (experiments and models), biorenewable materials (expt and models), Opto-thermal property modelling.
Wildlife Conservation Biologist and PhD Student, Concordia University
I am a wildlife conservation biologist and a PhD. student at Concordia University, Montreal. My research focus is threefold: the rehabilitation and reintroduction of bearded capuchin monkeys in the Brazilian Caatinga, human-wildlife coexistence in the area of release, and the effectiveness and ethical integrity of wildlife rescue centres in the areas of animal welfare, human welfare and conservation.
In 2022, I graduated with my MS in Nonprofit Management from Columbia University, New York, summa cum laude. Prior to this I worked as a conservation biologist for Taricaya Eco Reserve and Rescue Center in the Madre de Dios region of Peru for two years. In 2019, I earned my BSc. in Natural Resources Conservation, Global Perspectives from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Throughout my career, I have worked and volunteered in wildlife conservation and rehabilitation in four continents with countless animals and dream to one day open and operate a nonprofit wildlife rescue center. I am passionate about wildlife conservation and reintroduction, community development and animal welfare, with a particular affinity towards primates, elephants and bears.
PhD Student, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Telfer School of Management, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa
Mikaila is a PhD student at the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on worker well-being, women’s health, and gender in leadership. Mikaila currently holds SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2022-26). She obtained her MSc Management specializing in Organizational Behaviour in 2022 from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Human Resources from the University of Saskatchewan in 2020. Her SSHRC CGS-M funded master’s thesis investigated how menstruation effects work behaviours and outcomes.