Honorary Research Fellow, UCL Social Research Institute, UCL
Marcos González Hernando is Honorary Research Fellow at the UCL Social Research Institute, Postdoctoral Researcher at Universidad Diego Portales and Adjunct Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Conflict and Social Cohesion.
PhD candidate, Classical Languages and Literature, University of Oxford
Marcus is working on choreographing tragedy at the turn of the twenty-first century, with a particular focus on the relationships between the postmodern and the classical. They completed their BA and MA in Classical Reception at King's College London with Professor Edith Hall before moving to Oxford, where they are supervised by Professors Fiona Macintosh and Felix Budelmann. Marcus is a dancer and choreographer and so he is also interested in practice-based, and practice-as-research. Through the development of their thesis they aim to align queer theory and practice in theatre and performance studies with assemblage-thinking to critically explore the tangles and encounters taking place when embodied receptions, or dynamic integrations, of the ancient world are positioned against modernism and modernity.
Marcus dances with Oxford-London based dance company Thomas Page Dances and they are an artistic associate with By Jove Theatre company. They are co-convening the Corpus Christi seminar series titled 'Queer and the Classical: Futures and Potentialities' and lecturing at Goldsmiths. Their other interests include pantomime dance, epic, poetry, philosophy, and film studies.
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School
Marcus M. Larsen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management at Copenhagen Business School. His research—which has been published in top-tier academic journals and received several international prizes—lies on the intersection of strategy, organizational theory and international business, with a particular focus on offshoring and emerging economy multinationals. He teaches students at all levels on issues relating to strategic management and international business and is the author of several teaching cases which are actively used around the world.
Marcus Maloney is Assistant Professor in Sociology with the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University. His research focuses on ideological contestations in digital spaces; men and masculinities online; video game narratives, cultures, and communities; and postdigital intimacies and socialities. Marcus has published widely in these areas, including articles in Cultural Sociology, New Media & Society and Games and Culture. His most recent book is Gender, Masculinity and Video Gaming: Analysing Reddit's r/gaming Community (Palgrave 2019).
Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Middlesex University
Marcus O'Dair co-leads the Popular Music BA at Middlesex University, where he is convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries research cluster. He is the author of Different Every Time: the Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt (Serpent's Tail, 2014). Shortlisted for the Penderyn music book prize, it was a Radio 4 book of the week and a book of the year in the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, Mojo Uncut.
Marcus has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Irish Times, Uncut, the Arts Desk, the Quietus, Pitchfork, Wire and Jazzwise. He is an occasional studio guest on BBC 6 Music (Freak Zone, Freakier Zone) and BBC Radio 3 (Jazz on 3, the Essay) and has presented music podcasts for the Independent, Music Week and the Barbican.
As a keyboard player, double bassist and manager, Marcus is one half of Grasscut, who have released three acclaimed albums (Ninja Tune, Lo Recordings) and performed across Europe. As a session musician, he also spent several years on retainer with Passenger, performing at festivals including V and Latitude and live on Radio 2 and Radio 4, but somehow managed to leave before Let Her Go became an international number one.
Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics, University of Birmingham
I am a lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. My research examines iconicity in speech and gesture, with special interest in the evolution of human communication. I also study the gesturing and vocal behaviour of great apes.
I joined the Department of English Language and Linguistics in September of 2017. Before coming to Birmingham, I earned my PhD in Cognitive Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, with Raymond Gibbs. Following this, I was a postdoc at the Gorilla Foundation, where I studied under the gorilla Koko. I then did postdocs in Cognitive and Information Sciences at the University of California, Merced, and in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Most recently, I was a postdoc in the Language and Cognition department at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
My research is driven by two big questions. What is language? and Where did it come from? My main angle into these questions is through iconicity – resemblance between the form of a signal and its meaning. My work examines iconicity across a range of phenomena, from prosody in the production of spoken sentences, to word learning by children, to the gesturing of gorillas. I am especially interested in the role of iconicity in the evolution of human communication and the ongoing historical development of languages.
Programme Leader for MA International Journalism, University of Salford
Two decades in overseas media development training and consultancy after 15 years with BBC Global News and World Service in London as broadcast journalist and editor. Expertise and experience in FSU, Eastern Europe and international affairs, media regulation and public service broadcasting.
With a passion for exploring bleeding edge technologies and using them to create opportunities and solve problems, Marek has extensive industry based innovation implementation experience together with a strong academic background.
With a high quality publication record and registered patents, Marek is academically rigorous and actively applies research to industry outcomes. His role of Senior Director, Products and Innovation with SAP, Silicon Valley saw him successfully lead teams of researchers and developers in many innovative projects. He drove the set up of a brand new SAP Research centre in Singapore and SAP’s newest, flagship series of developer events, d-kom. Marek is also a co-founder of Business Information Systems Institute (I2G), a successful spin-off delivering high quality R&D services in statistical NLP, information extraction, data mining and data integration.
Marek's research focuses on various aspects of competition law and policy in international and transnational contexts, including the limits of extraterritorial jurisdiction and state involvement in anticompetitive practices. In broader terms, his interests lie in international economic law.
Before joining Queen's Marek was a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a PhD from University College Dublin (completed on a prestigious Ad Astra Scholarship), an LLM (with specializations in EU Economic and World Trade Law) from the Saarland University’s European Institute, and MA degrees from the Warsaw School of Economics.
Marek is a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at the Loyola University Chicago (US); an Associate Member of the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies at the Warsaw University (Poland); and a Fellow of the European Law Institute (Austria). He is also a member of a number of academic societies-- among them the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), Academic Society for Competition Law, and Competition Law Scholars Forum. Marek has been also nominated by the Polish Competition Authority to serve as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network
He has taught Contract Law, EU Law (both Constitutional and Substantive/Economic), International and Comparative Competition Law, EU Competition Law, and International Trade Law.
Assistant Research Fellow, University of Otago
Postdoctoral Researcher, Biology Department, Marine Research Institute (INMAR), Universidad de Cádiz
Marga López Rivas is a researcher in marine ecology and conservation biology. Her research interests include the ecology of sea turtles and cetaceans, climate change, deep learning and marine pollution.
She is currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher in the biology department of the Marine Research Institute (INMAR) at the University of Cádiz, Spain.
PhD candidate in International Development, University of Oxford
I am a PhD candidate at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre in the Department of International Development. Previously I completed an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. I also hold a BA in Humanities from Yale University.
Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Media & Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science
Maggie Scammell was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE for 11 until 2010, and has continued to be associated with the department since then as a visitor. Before coming to the LSE she was a lecturer at the School of Politics and Communications at the University of Liverpool, and a Research Fellow at Joan Shorenstein Center for Press/Politics, at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She took her PhD at the LSE, investigating the Thatcher government's use of marketing and public relations. Before joining the academy, she worked as a journalist for newspapers, magazines and television, writing and researching on a variety of subjects including general elections, gay politics and sport.
Maggie's research interests are in political communications, especially political campaigning, media and elections, governments and news management, political marketing and political journalism. Current research projects include populist political communication and its impact on mainstream party communication; and women in politics, focusing on the rise of women to heads of governments around the world.
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Washington
My work focuses on community and school-based interventions for adolescents with ADHD and related difficulties in attention, motivation, and executive functions. I have authored or co-authored over 70 scientific papers and a book about how parents and professionals can empower teenagers with ADHD. My school-based models include summer programming to prepare teens with ADHD for the transition to high school and peer-delivered interventions for high schoolers. These approaches integrate motivational interviewing and executive function skill building. I am is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. My work has been conducted in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health, Institute of Education Sciences, Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation, and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Associate Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland
Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Public Health, University College Cork
My research centres on social and commercial determinants of health, especially in relation to unhealthy diets and food systems. In particular, I use resources from philosophy, public health, medicine and other disciplines to examine fatness/obesity as a cultural, social and political phenomenon.
Chair of International Business, University of Oklahoma
Associate Professor of Religion, Boston University
Margarita Simon Guillory teaches courses on American religious history, digital religion, and religion and popular culture. Her research interests include identity construction in Africana esoteric religions, religion and technology, and social scientific approaches to religion. She is the author of Social and Spiritual Transformation in African American Spiritual Churches (Routledge 2017) and co-editor of Esotericism in African American Religious Experience (Brill 2014). In addition to these works, she has published articles in the Journal of Gnostic Studies, Culture and Religion, and Pastoral Psychology. Her current project, Africana Religion in the Digital Age, considers how African Americans utilize the Internet, social media, mobile applications, and gaming to forge new ways to express their religious identities.
obstetrician/gynaecologist and researcher, University of Cape Town
Margit Endler M.D. PhD, is a Swedish obstetrician/gynaecologist and researcher in the field of
global maternal health. Her research focuses on postpartum haemorrhage as well as advancing
safe abortion and contraceptive care. A main interest is researching and implementing
abortion and contraceptive counselling through telemedicine in Africa, the aim a several
clinical trials that she is currently conducting. She is a senior consultant at the Department of
Obstetrics at Söder Hospital in Stockholm, an assistant professor at the Department of
Women and Children´s Health, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm and a member of the FIGO
Committee on Women Facing Crisis. She has worked as a clinician or researcher in Sweden,
Kenya, Haiti, Poland, and South Africa.
Lecturer in Spatial Planning, Cardiff University
I am an urban geographer and planner who is interested in working across and between spatial and political disciplines. My work is comparative, largely focused on the Global South, and draws on embedded and well-established research networks that span multiple countries. My research explores key questions of urban sustainability through various lenses, such as housing provision and mobility, framed by broader theoretical analyses of governance and gender. My research projects have ranged in focus from urban housing, land use management, transit-oriented development, to urban governance, questions of mobility and accessibility, and work on gender and the Geographies of Care. This has given me the scope to engage with broad conceptual themes of socio-economic rights, urban sustainability, spatial change and identity politics and their relationship to the City through comparative studies. These have included comparisons between Delhi, India and Johannesburg; Johannesburg and Cairo, Egypt; and I am currently involved in a comparative mobility study with colleagues in Maputo, Mozambique, and study of the housing/employment nexus of the urban youth in Hawassa, Ethiopia and Ekangala, South Africa.
Senior lecturer, University of Surrey
My research and teaching are centered on issues surrounding prisons, including food in prison and the effects of imprisonment on families of prisoners. I am a principal investigator for an ESRC funded project called Doing Porridge: Understanding women’s experiences of food in prison. This is a two year project from September 2021-September 2023. This project aims to analyse the experience of food in women’s prisons using an intersectional approach.
Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning, The Open University
Dr Maria Aristeidou is a Lecturer in Technology Enhanced Learning at The Open University and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her work focuses on designing and evaluating learning technologies and improving diverse student bodies’ learning experiences and outcomes. Maria has been contributing to the MA in Online Teaching, the BA/MA in Childhood and Youth, and the development of resources for educators across sectors. She supports young people to engage in and appreciate science and scientific research.
Lecturer in Global Human Resources Management, RMIT University
Professor of Developmental & Marine Biology, University of Sydney
Maria Byrne is Professor of Marine and Developmental Biology at the University of Sydney. For 12 years she was the director of One Tree Island Research Station, the University’s facility on the Great Barrier Reef. Over the years this iconic, fully protected reef system has provided a major platform for Prof Byrne’s research on the biology and ecology of marine invertebrates that has largely involved echinoderms as model organisms. Her work on comparative evolutionary developmental biology and marine climate change has been funded by the Australian Research Council and other agencies for over 20 years. In recent years Prof Byrne’s work has involved the quantification of the impacts of climate change stressors, ocean warming and ocean acidification on fundamental biological processes including growth, physiology, development and calcification. This work investigates the responses of marine invertebrates across life stages to climate change and has involved species from the tropics to the poles. Most importantly the labile nature of development and possibility of an in-built redundancy and adaptive capacity of developmental processes in a climate change world will be crucial to the resilience of some marine species. Her current research investigates potential for climate adaptation merging here two main areas of research, evo-devo and global change.
I am an Associate Professor in Food Science and the Arrell Chair in Food Quality at the Arrell Food Institute (University of Guelph). During my career, I have focused on developing procedures and protocols to identify and assess changes in food quality and safety linked to processing and handling practices throughout the supply chain, from producer to consumer. I have also developed and validated mathematical models to evaluate and predict how food processing and handling practices can favor or act in detriment of food quality, safety, and nutritional content. Using a systems dynamics perspective, I have leveraged my expertise to participate as the PI and co-PI in research projects that take an integrative view of food safety and security conditions within communities in Argentina (City of Buenos Aires), China (City of Macau), and USA (Newark, NJ). I have authored or coauthored over 110 research articles in refereed journals, 17 book chapters, two contributions to encyclopaedias, and designed three educational kits on STEM topics for middle school students.
Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Bath
Prior to joining Bath in 2014, I was a Marie Curie International Fellow at the NCRE, University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and the University of Nottingham. During this time I conducted research on the various free trade agreement strategies of global economic powers in the region, and the effects of strategic competition on their strategies.
Previously, I lectured at Birkbeck College, London and the University of Nottingham. I have been also been a visiting fellow at ANUCES, Australian National University, Monash University in Melbourne, the University of Salzburg and ULB in Brussels.
My current projects include a book on the divergent free trade agreement strategies of large (China, USA, EU) and small economies (Singapore, Chile, New Zealand) in Asia-Pacific and their effects on the development of future economic governance in the region.
Alongside Annick Masselot of the University of Canterbury, I am investigating Asian resistance to European norm promotion through free trade agreements.
International trade and economic governance
EU-USA trade negotiations (TTIP) and Transpacific Partnership negotiations (TPP)
EU-Asia, EU-China, EU-Australasia and EU-Latin America Relations
Regional integration and inter-regionalism
Societal impacts of trade agreements/ Values and trade
International Political Economy
Profesora de Odontología, Universidad Europea
Vocal Junta Directiva de la SEDCYDO.
Doctora en Ciencias Odontológicas. Cum Laude. UCM
Especialista en Trastornos Temporomandibulares y Dolor Orofacial. UCM.
Experta en Medicina Dental del Sueño. FESMES.
Profesor universitario Departamento Odontología Clínica. Universidad Europea de Madrid.
Associate Professor of Spanish, California State University, San Bernardino
Dr. María García Puente (California State University San Bernardino) scholarship focuses on small cinemas and emergent female filmmakers in Hispanic cinemas.
Maria joined the Business School as a Lecturer in Microeconomics in September 2015. She is at the last stage of her PhD studies at the University of Leicester. Before joining Huddersfield, she taught at the Univesity of Birmingham, and before that worked as a senior economist in Russian Regional Development Bank. Her doctoral studies were sponsored by the ESRC.
Maria's research interests lie in the areas of Game Theory, Behavioural Economics and Information Economics. In her PhD thesis, she developed axiomatic models of social preferences and investigated information exchange between firms via industrial espionage. She also programmed and ran an economic experiment which studied preference for fairness in social dilemmas.
Maria is a lecturer for the following modules:
Intermediate Microeconomics and Quantitative Economics (2nd year BSc Economics)
Microeconomics (MSc Economics)
Director of UG Business, University of Salford
I studied Law at undergraduate level, followed by a Masters and PhD research in Computer Science. In 2004 I joined the University of Salford, firstly in the Information Systems Institute, and then in Salford Business School. I have undertaken a variety of academic leadership roles, and led the University Research Ethics Panel. I am currently Director of UG Business and Co-Lead for the Disruptive Technologies Research and Innovation Cluster. A key theme in my role is fostering enterprise and innovation through both curriculum design and teaching delivery.
I am a recipient of 3 Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Awards and a Student Union Teaching Award, and am dedicated to delivering excellent teaching and student experience. My teaching covers a broad range of information systems areas including systems analysis and design, legal and professional issues and emerging / disruptive technologies. My teaching is centred on a constructivist approach, and uses inquiry based pedagogies to foster deep learning. An important focus is to foster creativity in students through the use of varied learning and assessment activities.
I have worked with a range of businesses on Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, including a current Digital Transformation project with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, and have contributed to the delivery of short courses in digital transformation to senior leaders.
I was Chair of the Psychology of Programming Interest Group 2004-2018, member of the British Computer Society Ethics Expert Panel 2004-2006, and am a current Board Member for the UK Academy for Information Systems (UKAIS). My research interests are focused on human aspects of technology, and Learning in HE.
Senior Lecturer, Clinical Psychology, University of Bath
Dr Maria Loades is a Senior Lecturer/Clinical Tutor for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Bath, UK. Maria qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of East Anglia in 2008. On qualification, she worked a variety of mental health settings, including adult mental health, a children’s inpatient unit, and various community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). She completed a post-graduate diploma in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for children, young people and families at the Anna Freud Centre/University College London in 2013, and a Postgraduate Certificate in the Supervision of Applied Psychology Practice at the University of Oxford in 2015.
Maria secured an NIHR doctoral research fellowship in 2016 to further her research into depression in paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), which she is undertaking in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Bristol, and the Paediatric CFS team at the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Maria’s research interests also include: Developing and delivering Cognitive and/or Behavioural treatments for children and young people with depression and/or fatigue, including those with chronic illnesses, and therapist competence in delivering CBT, particularly in the field of child and adolescent mental health.
Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
I am interested in clinical neurology, acute and chronic virus infections of the nervous system and virus latency in the nervous system
Investigadora Postdoctoral, Universidad de Oviedo
Licenciada en Ciencia Ambientales por la Universitat de Barcelona. Promoción 2005-2010
Doctorada en Ciencias del Mar por la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya con la tesis titulada "“Spatio-temporal processes explaining salp aggregations and their role in the Catalan Sea, northwestern Mediterranean Sea”. Dirigida por Verónica Fuentes y José Luís Acuña, y realizada en el Institut de Ciències del Mar (ICM-CSIC) de Barcelona. Programa de doctorado de Ciencias del Mar de la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Septiembre 2016
Postdoctorado en la Universidad de Oviedo, laboratorio de Carlos López Otín para envestigar las claves del envejecimiento en diversas especies marinas.
Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the West of Scotland
Dr Maria Sapouna is Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the West of Scotland. Her main research interest is school bullying, on which she has published widely. Most recently, she led a EU- funded project on prejudice-based bullying involving 4 European countries.
Profesora de la Facultad de Humanidades y CC. Comunicación Universidad CEU San Pablo, Universidad CEU San Pablo
Profesora de distintas materias en el ámbito del periodismo y la comunicación, compatibiliza su trabajo en la Facultad de Humanidades y CC. Comunicación de la Universidad CEU San Pablo con el ejercicio profesional del periodismo y las conferencias sobre temas de educación y familia. Especializada en ética y teoría de la comunicación, trabaja en la necesidad de fomentar la alfabetización mediática para reducier el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en los niños, adolescentes y jóvenes.