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.
Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry, West Virginia University
Maria Khan, PhD is a clinical psychologist, clinical assistant professor, and director of the Resilience After Complex Trauma (ReACT) Clinic through the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, West Virginia University (WVU) Medicine. She is passionate about reaching under-served and vulnerable populations, such as children and families who have experienced adversity and exhibit heightened risk for a host of psychosocial and developmental difficulties. She provides evidence-based interventions for children and families experiencing depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and attachment/relationship difficulties. She specializes in evidence-based therapies for children and families who have undergone traumatic experiences. Her research interests revolve around child trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), risk and protective factors, and parent-child attachment, in the context of child and family functioning.
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.
Lecturer in Economics, Aberystwyth University
Dr. Maria Plotnikova received her PhD at the University of Illinois. She is a member of the Regional Science Association and has been successful in attracting a number of funding awards, including Horizon 2020 and ESRC funded awards on spatial justice and inequality in Europe and poverty and vulnerability in Wales. Maria's research interests are in Regional and Urban economics, economics of poverty and inequality, as well as economics of housing in transition economies.
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.
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of East Anglia
I am a philosopher in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, at University of East Anglia. My research focuses on issues related to mechanistic explanation and modelling in biology and cognitive science, artificial intelligence and creativity.
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.
Investigadora postdoctoral CIBERFES y profesora colaboradora UMU, Universidad de Murcia
Licenciada en Biología por la Universidad de Murcia (junio 2009), Máster en Investigación y Tecnología en Ciencias Biomédicas (junio 2010), Máster en Formación del Profesorado (junio 2015). Doctora en Fisiología por la Universidad de Murcia (octubre 2015, mención internacional, sobresaliente cum laude y Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado). Realicé mi tesis doctoral sobre la evaluación de la cronodisrupción y los efectos no visuales de la luz sobre el sistema circadiano. Tras ello, realicé mi periodo postdoctoral (julio 2016-mayo 2018) entre la Universidad de Surrey (Reino Unido) y la Clínica de Medicina Espacial de Toulouse (Francia), trabajando en un proyecto coordinado por la Agencia Espacial Europea cuyo objetivo fue el estudio de los efectos sobre distintos parámetros fisiológicos (concretamente sobre el sueño y ritmos circadianos) de un modelo humano de microgravedad. Posteriormente (junio 2018) me reincorporé al grupo de origen (Cronobiología, en la Universidad de Murcia) con un contrato postdoctoral Saavedra Fajardo (Fundación Séneca). Cuento con 16 publicaciones en revistas de impacto (+1 en revisión) relacionadas con el campo de la cronobiología, neurofisiología y sueño. Además, he participado con alrededor de 50 contribuciones a congresos nacionales e internacionales, de las que 20 fueron ponencias invitadas. He impartido docencia en los grados de Biología, Biotecnología, Medicina y Ciencias Ambientales. También he participado con conferencias magistrales en una Maestría de Arquitectura en la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Asimismo, he intervenido en diversos eventos de divulgación y es autora del libro "Que nada te quite el sueño" (Editorial Crítica, 2023).
Catedrática de Historia del Arte, Universidad de León
María Dolores Teijeira Pablos es Catedrática de Historia del Arte en la Universidad de León, en la que ha impartido docencia desde 1993 hasta la actualidad, dentro del Departamento de Patrimonio Artístico y Documental de la mencionada institución. Su trayectoria científica ha estado tradicionalmente vinculada a la investigación en arte medieval español, especialmente del final del gótico.
Desde hace más de una década ha sido miembro del Grupo de investigación reconocido “Patrimonio Artístico Medieval” (GIR 435) de la Universidad de León.
Doutora em Estudos Internacionais, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) - Ecuador
Doutora em Estudos Internacionais da FLACSO/Equador (2019), com Pesquisa em Estudos Estratégicos e de Segurança.
Ex-diretora do Centro de Prospectiva Estratégica do Instituto de Altos Estudos Nacionais.
Professora em universidades equatorianas no exterior (Universidad
(UNAM, Universidade Nacional do Panamá e Universidade Externado da Colômbia).
Tem publicações em periódicos de alto impacto e capítulos de livros relacionados a Relações Internacionais e Segurança.
Revisora e avaliadora de periódicos indexados na Colômbia e no México.
Assessora e instrutora de várias unidades de inteligência operacional e estratégica das Forças Armadas Equatorianas desde 2003.
Coordenadora do Grupo Regional de Amassuru: Mulheres em Segurança e Defesa na
América Latina e Caribe ([email protected])
Correspondente da Comunidade do Pensamento Complexo ([email protected]
Número do Identificador Internacional: orcid.org/0000-0002-4922-4692
Desde 2001, sou professora e consultora de vários centros de treinamento e especialização das Forças Armadas do Equador, tais como Academia de Guerra do Exército, Academia de Guerra da Força Aérea,
Escola de Inteligência Conjunta, Instituto de Defesa Nacional, onde lecionei nos cursos Básico e Avançado, de Estado-Maior, de Especialidade e de Estado-Maior Conjunto, vinculados ao pensamento contemporâneo, ao pensamento crítico e à análise de discurso e informação da mídia, inteligência estratégica, previsão crítica, metodologias de produção de inteligência e pensamento estratégico para a tomada de decisões, entre outros.
Também ministrei treinamento especializado para analistas da Diretoria de Inteligência do Comando Conjunto, da Diretoria de Inteligência da Força Aérea e da
Força Aérea e da Diretoria de Inteligência da Marinha e de vários grupos operacionais de inteligência, especialmente os do Exército.
Participei como palestrante, líder de workshop, moderadora e coordenadora em vários eventos acadêmicos locais e internacionais dentro e fora do Equador (Argentina, México, Colômbia, Peru, Espanha, Cuba, entre outros).
Publiquei inúmeros artigos em revistas indexadas, especializadas e científicas e em vários meios de comunicação locais sobre tópicos relacionados a comunicação, política, segurança e inteligência.
Fui editora especializada de publicações de personalidades relevantes dentro e fora do país, além de ter trabalhado em várias organizações internacionais, como o PNUD, o Banco Mundial e a
Corporação Permanente do Pacífico Sul.
Assistant Professor in Development Studies, Leiden University
I am an Assistant Professor (University Lecturer) in Development Studies at the Latin American Studies Programme - Institute for History. My work interrogates conventional approaches to (economic) development by engaging with questions of identity, difference, and power. Situated within development studies and informed by political economy, anthropology of the state, and sociology of gender and race; it seeks to understand how social policy shapes social and political identities. Most of my empirical research has focused on Ecuador, though I have written more broadly about Latin America.
ARC DECRA and Senior Research Fellow in Health Communication, Australian National University
Dr Mary Dahm is a linguist analysing how the little (or big) things we do (or don't do) with language impact on patient safety and quality of care.
She has a keen interest in Communicating for Diagnostic Excellence, improving the critical diagnostic conversations clinicians have with patients, from history taking to providing diagnosis, discussing risk and managing and communicating uncertainty.
Dr Dahm's program of work is impactful, translational research at the nexus of applied linguistics and health communication. Her interdisciplinary collaborations involve clinicians across a range of care settings, health consumer representatives, and patients. She aims to identify communication and systemic issues to address barriers to improve diagnosis, patient safety and quality of care through innovative consumer-driven research in health communication.
Assistant Professor, IÉSEG School of Management
Maria Rita Micheli is Assistant Professor of Strategy at IESEG School of Management in Paris, in the Department of Management & Society. She obtained her Ph.D. at Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University in 2015. Her research, appeared in Organization Science, Journal of Management Studies, and Creativity and Innovation Management, revolves around knowledge transfer, with particular emphasis on the processes leading individuals and companies to innovate and introduce new paradigms. She studies these mechanisms within multiple contexts, ranging from creative companies, stigmatized organizations and scientific institutions.
Profesora de Historia del Arte, Universidad CEU San Pablo
Licenciada en Geografía Historia por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, especialidad Historia del Arte. Doctora en Historia del Arte por la misma Universidad (sección Arte Medieval, 2005). Ha sido Becaria Predoctoral (FPI) del Ministerio de Educación y Cultura entre 1996 y 1999, año en que comienza su labor docente en la Universidad CEU San Pablo. Actualmente es profesora titular de Historia del Arte en esta Universidad, responsable del área de conocimiento de Historia del Arte y secretaria académica del Departamento de Humanidades.Desde el curso 2019-2020 también imparte el curso La vida secreta del arte en la Universitas CEU Senioribus. Acreditada por la ACAP (2009) y con un sexenio de investigación (1999-2016). Sus principales líneas de investigación se han centrado en la miniatura medieval, el valor de las imágenes en la cultura europea y la iconografía cristiana. Fruto de sus estudios son numerosos artículos de carácter científico y participación en congresos de carácter nacional e internacional. Ha impartido numerosas conferencias sobre los temas de investigación referidos y ha realizado estancias predoctorales en la sección de manuscritos de centros de investigación italianos (Biblioteca Vaticana, B. Ambrosiana de Milán, Bibliotecas Vallicelliana y Casanatense de Roma, Archivo Capitular de Turín y Archivo del Museo Diocesano de Trento). Forma parte del Consejo Editorial de la Revista Hispania Sacra (CSIC). Forma parte del grupo de investigación La imagen medieval (UCM) y es investigadora principal del grupo de investigación ContemplArte (CEU), recientemente reconocido como grupo en consolidación en la USP.
Publicaciones más recientes:
Rodríguez Velasco, María (coord.): Tradición y modernidad en la obra de Marko Iván Rupnik: implicaciones teológicas, estéticas e iconográficas de los mosaicos del Centro Aletti (Roma), Madrid: CEU Ediciones, 2013. ISBN: 978-84-15949-24-4.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: Rostros creyentes para nuestra fe patriarcas, profetas y apóstoles. Madrid: Magnificat/Fleurus, 2013. ISBN: 978-84-1604100-8.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: Arriola Jiménez, María: El Credo en imágenes: El arte como manifestación de la fe. Madrid: Arzobispado de Madrid, 2013. ISBN: 978-84-933536-7-4.
Rodríguez Velasco, María; García Pérez, José M.: El Greco en Madrid: Belleza y significado. Madrid: Arzobispado de Madrid, 2014. ISBN: 978-84-93353629.
- Capítulos de libros:
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “Iconografia del Sacro Cuore di Maria. Presupposti, evoluzione e consolidamento delle immagini cordimariane”, en La Rivoluzione della tenerezza. Il cuore di Maria. Florencia: Nerbini 2020, pp. 175-197. ISBN: 978-88-6434-363-1.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “Muros vestidos de luz y color: Los mosaicos del Centro Ezio Aletti (Roma) en la Capilla del Santísimo de la Catedral de Madrid”, en Vestir la Arquitectura. Burgos: Universidad de Burgos, 2019, pp. 510-515. ISBN: 978-84-16283-64-4.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “La pintura mural y sus analogías con las miniaturas bíblicas en el contexto de la reforma gregoriana: función, símbolos y significado”, en Pintado en la Pared. El muro como soporte visual en la Edad Media. Madrid: Universidad Complutense, 2019. pp. 395-416. ISBN: 978-84-669-3606-4.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “La miniatura al servicio de la reforma gregoriana: La decoración simbólica y narrativa de las biblias gigantes o atlánticas”, en Narraciones visuales en el arte románico: Figuras, mensajes y soportes. Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia): Fundación Santa María la Real, 2017, pp. 165-197. ISBN: 978-84-17158-00-2.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “Pinceladas para la historia: La pintura como documento histórico de las guerras carlistas”, APORTES: Revista de Historia Contemporánea, vol. 34, nº100 (2019), pp. 5-38. ISSN: 2386-4850.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “Un precedente del microrrelato en la pintura del siglo XV: Discursos paralelos en los Trípticos de los Primitivos Flamencos”, Microtextualidades: Revista Internacional de Microrrelato y Minificción, nº 5 (2019), pp. 128-144. ISSN: 2530-8297.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “La Belleza en la Sagrada Familia de Antonio Gaudí: Una concepción medieval de la arquitectura reinterpretada con el lenguaje artístico de la modernidad”, Cuadernos de Arte e Iconografía, vol. 26, nº 51 (2017), pp. 119-146. ISSN: 0214-2821.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “Reinterpretación de la concepción artística y los tipos iconográficos paleocridtianos, bizantinos y románicos en los mosaicos del Centro Aletti (Roma): el programa iconográfico de la Capilla del Colegio Mayor San Pablo (Madrid, octubre de 2009)”, Hispania Sacra, vol 69, nº 140, pp. 755-764. ISSN: 0018-215X.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “Ecos en piedra de las imágenes miniadas del siglo XII: el paralelismo de tipos iconográficos entre los capiteles de Santa María la Real (Aguilar de Campoo) y la Biblia de Ávila (Biblioteca Nacional, Madrid, Vit. 15-1), Boletín del Museo Arqueológico Nacional, vol. 34 (2016), pp. 211-230. ISSN: 0212-5544.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “Tipos iconográficos de la Última Cena y simbolismo eucarístico en las imágenes de la Última Cena”, Revista Digital de Iconografía Medieval, vol. 8, nº 16 (2016), pp. 119-142. ISSN: 2254-7312.
Rodríguez Velasco, María: “Van der Weyden, constructor de espacios: las arquitecturas pintadas del Maestro Rogier”, Codex Aquilarensis, vol. 31 (2015), pp. 185-198. ISSN: 0214-896X.
Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of California, Merced
Dr. Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor in Public Health at the University of California Merced in the fields of Social Epidemiology, Health Disparities, and Health Policy. Her current research focuses on health disparities, including oral health disparities, and the ways in which social and environmental factors affect health risk behaviors. Dr. Gonzalez’s research areas include tobacco control, and understanding the unexpected risks and benefits of tobacco control policies, as well as the linkages between tobacco use and other risk behaviors. Dr. Gonzalez also studies the ways in which health behaviors differ between first, second, and third generation Latinos. Dr. Gonzalez’s previous research has examined scientific and medical occupational pipelines, the passage of smokefree laws in the United States, as well as the passage of smokefree laws in the Netherlands.
Lecturer in Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism Studies, Macquarie University
Dr Farida is a lecturer, researcher, and consultant. She is currently a Lecturer in Terrorism Studies at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie university. She has also served as researcher and consultant for Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) programs in CSNSW. Dr. Farida's research sits at the intersection of Middle East politics, non-state groups, terrorism, and political violence. Her work primarily focuses on non-state actors' recruitment, mobilisation, and ideology. She has published on religion and politics, non-state actors identity building, and popular culture in relation to a range of contexts, and has a particular interest in understanding the function and impact of identity construction in popular, political, and religious discourses. Dr Farida has conducted field work studies on the recruitment and mobilisation of Hizbullah in Lebanon. Her research has been published in journals such as International Review for Social Research, Journal for Policing, Intelligence, and Counter Terrorism, and Handbook of Terrorist and Insurgent Groups: A Global Survey of Threats, Tactics, and Characteristics. She is also the author of Religion and Hezbollah: Political Ideology and Legitimacy (Routledge 2020).
Visiting Postdoctoral Scientist, Food Microbiome Interactions, Quadram Institute
I joined the Quadram institute as a visiting post-doc. scientist, at the Kroon Group in January,2023. I work on studying the effects of different polyphenols and plant extracts on the gut microbial metabolism and the associated health benefits accompanied with their consumption. I also work on extracting, fractionating, metabolic profiling of polyphenol-rich extracts and isolating the bioactive constituents of promising extracts for further in-depth studies of their individual influence on gut microbial metabolism.
I am originally from Egypt where I got my bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences (excellent degree with honors) from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (July, 2008). Then, I started my academic and research career working as Teaching Assistant and MSc. student at the department of pharmacognosy and phytochemistry (April 2009 to July 2013) then as Assistant Lecturer and PhD student at the same department (July 2013 to January 2020). Since February 2020, I am an Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
My research interest is mainly focused on food microbiome interactions, medicinal chemistry and plant metabolomics. I am highly experienced in the field of extraction, isolation and purification of naturally occurring secondary metabolites from natural origin especially terrestrial plants manipulating different chromatographic techniques as well as structure elucidation of isolated bioactive molecules utilizing the various techniques of spectroscopy (UV, IR, NMR) and mass spectrometry. During my scientific visit at Quadram Institute, I gain a lot of experience in the field of quantitative metabolomics and in vitro colon model experiments.
PhD Candidate, Geoarchaeology, Southern Cross University
I am in the final month of my PhD candidature with the Geoarchaeology and Archaeometry Research Group, based at Southern Cross University. Currently I am employing trace element and stable isotope analysis to reconstruct the early life behaviour of the extinct hominid Gigantopithecus blacki. Prior to beginning my PhD, I completed a masters degree in heritage management and geoarchaeology focusing on the mobility and diet of Neanderthal and Homo Erectus prey species at sites in Israel and France.
I have worked in consulting archaeology and have undertaken fieldwork extensively, both nationally and internationally, and have presented my research at conferences run by bodies such as EAA, UISPP, WAC, AEIC, IPPA, and AAA. I am currently the vice chair of the World Archaeology Congress (student committee) and representative for Australia and Oceania.
Professor of Clinical Education, West Virginia University
Marian “Marnie” Reven is an energetic teacher and scholar engaged in bridging the gap between traditional and integrative medicine and nursing practice. As a nurse for over 31 years, Marnie brings an understanding of healthcare that makes a difference during vital conversations with leadership, administrators, policy makers and more.
In addition to nursing, aromatherapy is a passion as well as a serious endeavor. Marnie has invested over 500 hours of education in aromatherapy and is the only Registered Aromatherapist in the state of WV.
Marnie serves on several boards and many committees including WV Wellness Inc., Alliance of International Aromatherapists, and Sigma Theta Tau, Alpha Rho Chapter.
Her 2019 aromatherapy patch research study at the outpatient oncology center at Ruby Memorial has been presented in poster and in presentation form and was published in the spring of 2020 in the International Journal of Professional Holistic Aromatherapists.
Finally, Marnie is a proud member of the American Holistic Nurses Association, and the WVNA and ANA. At WVU she is currently pursing her Ph.D. in Nursing with a focus on research related to integrative and complementary therapies.
Lecturer/Research Scientist, University of Ghana
Dr. Marian Selorm Sapah is a Lecturer and Research Scientist at the Department of Earth Science, University of Ghana. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Ghana and subsequently a Ph.D. in Earth Chemistry from The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, as a trained Cosmochemist.
As a Lecturer, she teaches courses in Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry, Geochemical analytical techniques, and Environmental geochemistry. Her main research interest is focused on investigating processes occurring in our Solar system by studying meteorite samples (i.e. rocks from space). Her other research interests and activities involve the application of geochemical tools in the exploration of mineral, water and oil resources, environmental monitoring, assessment and mitigation, and investigating the effects of Geology on public health. Marian is a published academic author whose work has been published in various peer reviewed journals https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marian-Sapah.
Marian is an active member of various professional organizations including the Ghana Institution of Geoscientists (GhIG), Meteoritical Society, Geological Society of Africa (GSAf), the Ghana Science Association (GSA), and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD). She is also a founding member of the Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Science (AFIPS) and a member and mentor of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). She is also currently a member of the selection committee for the Geochemical Society Capacity-Building Grant program.
Dr. Sapah delights in mentoring and educational outreach. She wants to be able to contribute meaningfully to research and teaching endeavours in Ghana especially in the field of Planetary and Space Science.
In her spare time, Marian enjoys spending time with family and friends, travel and sightseeing, sky gazing as well as crafting.
PhD Candidate, School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte is a Bombardier Doctoral Scholar and PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication. Her research focuses on Canadian cultural policy and artist-run organizations. In 2019, she received the Canadian Communication Association’s Doctoral CRTC Prize for Excellence in Policy Research for the paper “Creative Canada: A Critical Look at a ‘New’ Cultural Policy Framework.” She is a member of the Cultural Policy, IP and Rights Ecosystems Working Group for Archive/Counter Archive, a multi-year research project based out of York University.
Mariane obtained an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from SFU’s School for the Contemporary Arts in 2012 and has exhibited artistic and curatorial projects across Canada. Her research and art criticism has been published in various edited books, art journals including esse art + opinions, C Magazine, and Inter art actuel. Most recently, her chapter “Digital Cultural Industrialism and the Arts: A Critical Look at Creative Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund” was included in Canadian Cultural Policy in Transition (2021).
Mariane has worked as the lead consultant on various sectoral and community research projects commissioned by national and provincial arts service organizations including ARCA, IMAA, and CARFAC. Mariane has served on the board of directors of the Pacific Association of Artist-Run Centres (2016-2018), VIVO Media Arts Centre (2014-2019), and Aphotic Theatre (2017-present).
Marianna holds degrees in medicine, health economics, and a PhD in public policy from London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining academia in 2003 she has worked as a medical doctor in Greece, China, and the UK, as a volunteer and manager for humanitarian organizations Médecins du Monde and Médecins sans Frontiers in Iraq and Albania, and as the EU senior resident adviser to governments in transition (in Russia, Georgia and Armenia). Marianna is at present a Senior Editor for Organization Studies, and co-directs pro bono an online think tank Centre for Health and the Public Interest a charity that aims to disseminate research informing the public and policy makers (http://chpi.org.uk).
Marianna is also a Network Fellow at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University in 2014-2015.