Associate professor, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa
Philippe M. Frowd is Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada. His research focuses on borders and migration, critical security studies and African politics. As part of a multi-faceted research trajectory, he has also come to research and write on issues related to the politics of surveillance and privacy for diverse audiences.
His current research focuses on the transnational governance of security, with a particular emphasis on border control and migration management technologies and policies.
He is working on two parallel projects. The first focuses on the automation/digitisation of border security in Canada through electronic visas, applications and airport kiosks. The second concerns intervention policy in and around the G5 Sahel and its place in the evolving security architecture of West Africa.
Professor of Biogeochemistry and Canada Excellence Research Chair Laureate in Ecohydrology, University of Waterloo
I joined the University of Waterloo as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Ecohydrology in 2011. Previously, I was a Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and at Utrecht University. My research combines laboratory studies with field observations and theoretical developments to understand and model the processes that regulate water chemistry, carbon and nutrient cycling, microbial activity, and mineral transformations – in agricultural and urban landscapes, lentic and lotic systems, and coastal marine environments. My work further includes the detection and environmental fate and transport of trace contaminants (metals, metalloids, hydrocarbons, microplastics, nanomaterials), the calibration of geochemical (paleo)proxies, and the development of new water quality sensors. I also uses remote sensing data time series and regional climate projections to forecast future changes in lake and soil biogeochemistry
Ph.D. Candidate in Experimental Psychology, University of Tennessee
Phillip P. McGarry is a Ph.D. candidate in experimental psychology and graduate fellow at the University of Tennessee. His research interests include political polarization, motivation and moral psychology.
Notable publications include (with P. J. Hampson & T. L. Hulsey), “Moral Affordance, Moral Expertise, and Virtue” in Theory and Psychology (2021) and (with R. F. Corwyn), “An Expectancy Value Theory Predicts Achievement in Undergraduate Statistics Through Academic Delay of Gratification” in Statistics Education Research Journal (2020).
Professor Phillip O’Neill is Director of the Centre for Western Sydney at Western Sydney University. Previously he was Foundation Director of the Urban Research Centre at WSU, and Director of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Newcastle.
Phillip is a widely published international scholar with expertise relating to economic and industrial change especially in large cities.
He had held visiting research fellowships at Bristol University, The University of Massachusetts, the National University of Singapore, the University of Oxford and University College London. Phillip was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Geographical Research 2010-14. He sits on the editorial boards of a number of leading international journals and is a member of the advisory board of iBuild, a leading UK infrastructure research venture.
Phillip has held six prestigious Australian Research Council grants including his current grants which investigate Australia’s obstinate infrastructure problems and international infrastructure financing trends.
Phillip writes regular columns for the Fairfax regional and community press and is a prominent media commentator.
In recent times he has completed a 25 year outlook study of employment for Western Sydney, an investigation of mortgage distress in significantly affected Western Sydney neighbourhoods, a detailed audit of Sydney’s threatened agricultural lands, and a path-breaking analysis of Sydney's fresh fruit and vegetable supply chains.
Associate Professor, Film Screen & Animation, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Phoebe Hart is a writer, director and producer of documentaries, factual content and children’s television, an associate professor in film, screen and animation at the Queensland University of Technology, and principal of Hartflicker, a video and film production company. She is known particularly for her autobiographical road trip movie, Orchids: My Intersex Adventure. Her book Crafting Contemporary Documentaries and Docuseries for Global Screens: Documania (2024) is published by an imprint of Rowman & Littleford.
Phoebe has worked with many production companies and television networks, including Network Ten, Wildbear Entertainment, Freshwater Pictures, Vizible Entertainment, Octagon CSI, Beyond, Turner Entertainment Inc., Brisbane International Film Festival and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Her work has been broadcast on Showtime, ARTE, Special Broadcasting Station, Nine Network, Schweizer Fernsehen, Televisión Española, UR (Swedish Educational Broadcasting Company), DBS Israel, OUTtv, Stan and ArtMedia.
In 2009 Hart was awarded her doctorate from Queensland University of Technology, of which Orchids was a central element of her doctoral studies. This documentary took six years for the principal documenters (sisters Phoebe and Bonnie Hart) to film, using a variety of cameras including semi-professional digital cameras, domestic VHS camcorders, and Super 8.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Stellenbosch University
Phoebe Runciman is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town. She was awarded her PhD in Exercise Science from the University of Cape Town, after completing her undergraduate degree in Sport Science and her Honours degree in Biokinetics. Her primary research focusses on individuals with disability, including performance, fatigue and exercise pacing strategies of elite athletes with cerebral palsy, brain regulation and muscle activity during exercise, functional capacity and biomechanics of lower limb amputees using bionic or mechanical knee and ankle prostheses, as well as epidemiology of injury and illness of athletes with disability at major sporting competitions (Summer and Winter Paralympic Games).
Professor of Management and the Futures of Work at the Essex School of Business, University of Essex
I am an internationally regarded scholar writing about technology and work, with a focus on quantified work and worker struggle. I write about artificial intelligence and its discontents; occupational safety and health and digitalisation; psychosocial pressures and the limits of algorithmic management.
Lecturer in Public Health, Makerere University
I am a medical doctor (MBChB) with also an MSc. in International Health and a PhD in International Health
Chargé de cours à l’université de Strasbourg, laboratoire « Mondes germaniques et nord-européens », Université de Strasbourg
Ph D at the EHESS Paris
Member of the Advisory consultative committee of the Council of Europe's Observatory on History Teaching
Official at the European Economic and Social Committee (Brussels)
Professor in Economics and Director of the Centre for Blue Governance, UNESCO Chair in Ocean Governance, University of Portsmouth
Prof. Failler is the director of the Centre for Blue Governance. He holds the Unesco Chair in Ocean Governance. He has coordinated complex research projects with multidisciplinary teams for more than 25 years in Europe, Africa, Asia, Caribbean, and Pacific coastal countries (more than 40 to date) in collaboration with national research institutions and universities and a close link with policy bodies. He has recently coordinated the Blue Economy Strategy for the African Union, the Regional Action Plan for the Blue Economy of the Indian Ocean Commission, the Blue Economy Strategy of the Intergovernmental Authority for Development as well as the Blue Economy Strategy for Bangladesh, Seychelles, Guinea, The Bahamas, Jamaica, Madagascar and Tanzania. He has authored and co-authored about 160 journal articles and 350 book chapters, research reports, consultancy reports, etc. He is also a scientific evaluator for several research councils in the UK, Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia.
Associate Professor of Business Law, Heriot-Watt University
I am currently Associate Professor of Business Law at the School of Management and Languages at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, where I started as lecturer in 2008. I was appointed Associate Professor in 2012. I have a permanent basis contract and I work full-time.
I am currently course-leader of International Banking and Financial Law (fourth your, honours’ level) and Employment Law (third year). In the past I have also been in charge of courses in Company Law at the Dubai Campus (2008/2009), International Trade Law (2012/2013) and a course of Law in HR Management (2008 to /2015). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA; since 2010) and a member of the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (since 2014).
In 2012, I won the student award at HWU for ‘Best Lecturer, Innovative Feedback’ and in 2014 I was awarded the prize as ‘Most Supportive Lecturer’ in the Business Management Department. In 2015, I have just completed the ‘treble’: I won the University special ‘Suave Award’. Prior to my appointment at Heriot-Watt University, I was tutor at the University of Edinburgh – Law School, in both contract law and tort, and visiting lecturer in Business Law I and Business Law II at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Graduating in Law from the University of Bari, Italy (summa cum laude) I then went on to complete my Ph.D. in Banking and Financial Law (Siena). I also have an LL.M. in European and International Trade Law (with distinction; Glasgow Caledonian University), a MSc in Banking and Finance (Siena) and a PGCAP (Post-graduate Course in Academic Practice; Heriot-Watt University). Additionally, I have a Diploma in Classical Studies (Lyceum Gymnasium 60/60). I am qualified as a lawyer in both Italy (Avvocato) and Scotland (Solicitor and Notary Public).
Following the completion of my Law degree I worked as a lawyer in the legal department of a number of large corporate banking and financial institutions (IMI, SAN PAOLO IMI, Deutsche Bank, where I was the head of the Corporate and Investment Banking Legal Department) as well as for the international Law Firm Baker & McKenzie (where I was Senior Associate in the Practice Group Banking, Finance and Securities). Latterly, I have worked and I am still working independently as a legal advisor and advocate providing legal assistance in the negotiation of international commercial and financial contracts (derivatives, credit derivatives, loans, syndicated loans, securitizations) to a number of corporations and financial institutions in Europe. I also provide advice in structured finance (securitizations) and capital markets transactions (M&As, take-overs, IPOs).
To date, I have contributed to more than 50 publications in the area of Business Law, with topics spanning Banking and Financial Law, Company Law, Employment Law and the Comparative Analysis in law. In 2014 I wrote with Matthias Haentjens, professor of Banking Law at the University of Leiden Law School, a textbook in European Banking and Financial Law; the book has been published by Routledge UK in June 2015. I am a member of the Editorial Board of both the Rivista Trimestrale di Diritto dell’Economia.
At Heriot-Watt University, I have been the Director of the Business Management Degree Programme since 2011. In the last 7 years, I have promoted and finalised the conclusion of partnerships with a number of Universities, among the others: Carlos III; Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; Ludwig Maximillian University Munich.
I have been Visiting Scholar in Banking and Financial Law at the law school of the University of Leiden (Hazelhoff Centre for the Financial law) since July 2014. I am also Professor of the Ph.D. School in Employment Law and Human Capital Formation at the University of Bergamo and Adjunct Professor of International Financial Law, at the University of Padua (‘MASCI’ post-graduate programme in International Commerce). In academic year 2014/2015, I was appointed visiting lecturer in labour law at the Law School of the University of Stirling, where I delivered an entire course to 20 students. At Ca' Foscari, University of Venice, I have been Visiting and Adjunct Professor in Mergers and Acquisitions (Law) since 2015.
I am fluent in English and Italian and conversant in both French and Spanish and I am dual citizen (British and Italian). I learned Latin and Ancient Greek for five years when I was at the Gymnasium. I still love the reading of the Roman classics in their original languages.
Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry and Paleobiotechnology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Pierre studied Chemistry at the University of Oxford, UK. He obtained his PhD under the guidance of Prof. Peter H. Seeberger at ETH Zurich. He then moved to Harvard Medical School where he did his postdoc in the laboratory of Prof. J. Clardy. In December 2013, he moved to the Leibniz-HKI as an independent Junior Research Group Leader. In January 2020 he was promoted to head of the Department of Paleobiotechnology. Since December 2021 he is a Professor of Bioorganic Chemistry and Paleobiotechnology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
Senior Research Fellow/Research Associate
Acting director of the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS & Gender, University of Pretoria, University of Pretoria
Pierre is the acting director of the Centre for Sexualities, AIDS & Gender at the University of Pretoria, a registered clinical psychologist, and executive member of the Sexuality and Gender Division of the Psychological Society of South Africa. Pierre has worked in HIV since the mid 1980’s and at the CSA&G since 2001 as a manager, researcher, writer, facilitator and teacher. Interests include sexualities, gender, diversity, transformation and human rights.
Pierre is an external examiner for MA theses, a peer reviewer for a number of journals, sits on the board of the Human Rights Development Initiative, is a Board member of the Professional Association for Transgender Health South Africa (PATHSA) and has served on the Transformation Committee of the Faculty of Humanities.
PhD in Law, postdoctoral researcher (Univ. of Strasbourg), guest researcher (Univ. of Aarhus, Denmark), Université de Strasbourg
PhD in Law, member of the CEIE (UR7307), University of Strasbourg, guest researcher (Univ. of Aarhus, Denmark)
Docteur en droit public, membre du CEIE (UR7307), enseignant à l'Université de Strasbourg, chercheur invité (Univ. de Aarhus, Danemark)
Associate Professor in Psychology, The University of Melbourne
A/Prof Piers Howe
Director of the Vision, Cognition and Behaviour Lab
Member of the Complex Human Data Hub
Email: [email protected]
Research: Behavioural experiments to better understand how to use technology to reduce the spread of misinformation, prototyping potential solutions using a Wizard of Oz technique. He is investigating what information humans need to receive in order not to re-tweet/post or spread false information. A/Prof Howe is also looking to develop strategies that “nudge” people to look at more reliable sources of information.
Research fellow, Bocconi University
Pietro is a postdoctoral researcher at IEP@BU and lecturer at Bocconi University. His research focuses on labour economics and EU integration. Originally from Bari, Italy, he obtained his BA in Social Studies from Harvard University, focusing on the relevance of economics for euroscepticism, with a secondary degree in Astrophysics. He then completed his PhD in Economics at Bocconi University, focusing on labour migration and youth policies. In 2021-2022, he served as economic advisor to the Italian Minister for Labour, representing Italy in the Council of the EU’s employment committee (EMCO) and in the G20 Employment working group, as well as at the European Commission as Youth Guarantee coordinator for Italy.
Principal Academic, Eastern Institute of Technology
Dr Pii-Tuulia Nikula is a Principal Academic at EIT in Napier, New Zealand. Her research spans across the fields of environmental sustainability, public policy, management, higher education and international education. Most of her current research focusses on sustainability issues as they relate to organisational climate mitigation and the use of education agents in international student recruitment. Pii-Tuulia's research has been published in international journals such as Studies in Higher Education, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management and Journal of Studies in International Education. Pii-Tuulia is a co-editor of two books: Sustainable Education Abroad: Striving for Change and Student Recruitment Agents in International Higher Education: A Multi-Stakeholder Perspective on Challenges and Best Practices. Pii-Tuulia is a co-founder of CANIE (Climate Action Network for International Educators).
Associate Professor, Queen's University, Ontario
Pilar Camargo-Plazas, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, Queen’s University. Under the umbrella of interpretive inquiry and emancipatory approaches, Dr. Camargo-Plazas’s program of research strives to describe and understand how societies organize and distribute resources and address attention toward economic, political, environmental and social factors and their effects on health outcomes, promotion and disease prevention for equity-deserving groups (e.g., older persons, women, families living on a low income, immigrants, refugees, etc.). By focusing on health equity, her research program aims not only to identify research needs but also to develop strategies for sustainable change and action that promote equity in nursing practices for these groups.
Lecturer, Political Science, Duke Kunshan University
I am a Lecturer in Political Science at Duke Kunshan University. My research focuses on the political economy of China’s foreign economic relations, Chinese foreign aid, foreign direct investment, and China-Africa relations. More broadly, I am interested in combining quantitative and qualitative methods to understand how history influences contemporary political economy and international relations, and in how political and sociological factors impact prospects for economic development. My teaching interests at Duke Kunshan include global governance, political economy of institutions, and China and the Global South.
Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.
A political scientist and public speaker, her research compares election and public opinion, political communications, and gender politics. She also served as Director of the Democratic Governance Group in United Nations Development Programme, NY and as an expert consultant to many international organizations such as the World Bank, Council of Europe and OSCE.
In 2011 she was awarded the Johan Skytte prize with Professor Ronald Inglehart for contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context. This is among the most prestigious prizes relating to the field of political science. She was also awarded the Kathleen Kitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship by the ARC, a 'special recognition' award by the UK Political Studies Association, and a Doctor honoris causa for work 'at the forefront of global political science' by the University of Edinburgh. In 2014 she was awarded IPSA's Karl Deutsch prize.
Her current research focuses upon the Electoral Integrity Project, a major new multi-million 5-year research study. The project research team is based at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. It has been generously supported by many agencies, including the Australian Research Council. Recent and forthcoming publications include Why Elections Fail (2015), Contentious Elections (2015), Why Electoral Integrity Matters (Cambridge University Press 2014), Advancing Electoral Integrity (co-edited, Oxford University Press, 2014), Comparing Democracies 4 (Sage, co-edited April 2014), and also an edited symposium on electoral integrity in Electoral Studies (Oct 2013).
Professor of Earthquake Structural Engineering, Başkent University
Polat Gulkan is Professor of Earthquake Structural Engineering, Başkent University
Ankara, Türkiye and a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.
Lecturer in International History, Loughborough University
Poppy is a historian of decolonisation and post-colonial relationships between Britain and Africa. She is interested in the transition from colonial to independent states in the 1960s and how organisations and individuals in a variety of fields – military, political, economic, humanitarian – adapted to this transition.
Her book 'Kenya and Britain after Independence Beyond Neo-Colonialism' focused on the political relationship between Britain and Kenya in the decades after independence, the 1960s to 1980s. She examined how political elites in both countries re-thought their relationships after Kenyan independence, and how the different forms of diplomacy practiced by the two states shaped the foreign policies they followed. She argued that British diplomats encouraged personalised rather than bureaucratic policy-making in Kenya. At the same time, they naturalised this kind of personalised politics, often termed neo-patrimonialism, as something inherently ‘African’. Poppy has published on various aspects of Anglo-Kenyan relations in a number of journals.
Her current research is focused on two areas. Firstly, military decolonisation and Africanisation in East Africa. Here, Poppy explores the precarious transformation of colonial armies intended to secure imperial rule to independent African militaries. Secondly, the history of humanitarianism and NGOs in Africa during the period of decolonisation. This includes work on ‘The Big Survey’ of NGOs carried out in the 1960s, and research into the Mau Mau Emergency.
Research Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University
Pourya Valizadeh, Ph.D. is a research assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics. His research interests lie in the economics of food policy, demand and price analysis, and applied econometrics tools for program evaluation and distributional analysis.
Valizadeh’s current research is primarily focused on evaluating the major US food and nutrition assistance programs. He is also conducting research to predict the relative effectiveness of alternative price-based food policies in improving U.S. households’ dietary quality and dietary choices. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M University, he was a postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Associate Professor of Art & Design, UMass Lowell
Pouya Afshar is an alumnus from the California Institute of Arts Character Animation department and is a graduate of University of California Los Angeles Graduate Department of Film and Television focusing in Animation and Digital Media. He has exhibited his work as a visual artist throughout United States Europe, and Middle East, including Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, Bovard Auditorium at University of Southern California, Royce Hall at University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Art Studios, 18th street Art Center, Craft Contemporary Museum, and numerous galleries and art fairs around the world. Pouya has presented his research at Stanford University, Harvard University, University of Southern California, The School of Museum of Fine Arts Boston, University of California Los Angeles, and Residency Unlimited NY. He is the creator, character designer and producer of the animated series ‘Rostam in Wonderland’ and the co-creator of ‘1PA2PA’ comics and the creator of 'Tehran' graphic novel. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Design at University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
Assitant Professor in Consumer Culture and Marketing, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Prabash joined Northumbria University in 2015 after completing his PhD from University of Otago, New Zealand. He has been in higher education since 2006 and have a truly international exposure by working in countries such as USA, Sri Lanka, and New Zealand.
Prabash is the programme leader for BA (Hons) Business with Marketing Management programme at the Newcastle Business School. He teaches in various undergraduate and postgraduate modules covering areas of consumer behaviour, marketing communications, and relationship marketing
He is a realist and a constructivist. He is interested in understanding the various ways in which people make sense of their lives through consumption. Primarily his research covers areas of consumer culture theory such as family identity and socio-cultural aspects of consumption. His current projects also expands into areas of tourism research that investigate health tourism and place-bonding and student experience and employability in higher education. Prabash is an interpretevist with expertise in ethnography and netnography. He also has expertise in host of other qualitative research methods such as semi-structured interview, observations, focus groups, and various elicitation methods.
Prabash takes immense pride in his teaching and public engagement activities. He is a traditionalist who believes education is a transformative experience coalesced with disciplinary understanding, character development, and personal maturity. Prabash is interested in supervising doctoral students in the areas of consumer behaviour and consumer culture theory.
Assistant Professor of Marketing, Kennesaw State University
Postdoctoral research fellow, Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology
I am a post-doctoral research fellow at the Mochtar Riady Institute for Nanotechnology, Tangerang, Indonesia, with research interests in human genetics, population genetics, and evolution.
Associate Professor of Law, Edith Cowan University
Dr Prafula Pearce is an Associate Professor in Law at Edith Cowan University, a member of the Research and Research Training Committee, and ECU Tax Clinic Coordinator in the School of Business and Law.
Key Research Areas: tax law, environmental law, socio-legal research.
Associate Professor Prafula Pearce has over 40 years of experience that includes academic and commercial:
Over 25 years of Academic and leadership experience in the law discipline at both Edith Cowan University School of Business and Law and Curtin Business School. She also obtained leadership experience, having served as Academic Discipline Lead and the Deputy Dean.
Over 15 years of commercial experience in London and Perth, having worked in large commercial organisations, such as Cadbury Schweppes London, Bond Corporation, and Deloitte in Perth.
Prafula’s qualifications in both law and accounting bring a unique perspective on commercial, legal, and taxation issues. She is a fellow of CPA Australia, the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants in England and Wales, Chartered Tax Adviser and has also attained the Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws and a PhD.
Prafula’s research is mainly in the area of law, policy, and taxation. Since the attainment of her PhD in 2012, her research focus has been in the area of tax and regulatory measures to promote sustainable energy use. She has published widely in highly ranked national and international journals, made submissions to Federal Government inquiries to influence policies, and liaised with community and professional associations.
Prafula also has a wealth of supervision experience of PhD students in research areas that are of international importance and have the potential to make a difference in global policies and an impact on human lives and economic circumstances. She has been a member of various executive and research committees at Curtin University where she actively participated and advised on academic, management, and research issues.
Professor & Chair in Air Quality and Health; Founding Director, Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE), Co-Director, Institute for Sustainability, University of Surrey, University of Surrey
Prashant is a founding Co-Director of the pan-university Institute for Sustainability (https://www.surrey.ac.uk/institute-sustainability), Founding Director of the Global Centre for Clean Air Research (GCARE; www.surrey.ac.uk/gcare) at the University of Surrey (UK). He is a Full Professor and Chair in Air Quality & Health, the founder of successfully running Guildford Living Lab (https://tinyurl.com/GuildfordLL), a Trustee at Zero Carbon Guildford (ZERO), an Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin Ireland, and a Guest Professor at Southeast University China.
As an Associate Dean (International), he provided international leadership to the largest faculty. Earlier, he served as a Reader, Senior Lecturer and Lecturer. An engineer by training, he obtained his PhD (Engg) from the University of Cambridge (UK) after winning a Cambridge-Nehru Scholarship and Overseas Research Scholarship award, and earned his Master's Degree in Environmental Engineering & Management from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, with CGPA 9.8/10 and rank 1.
Clarivate Analytics recognised him in the top 1% of the Global Highly Cited, Researchers, 2022. He was the winner of the University of Surrey's "Researcher of the Year Award" in 2017.
His fundamental and application-oriented cross-disciplinary research develops the interfaces of clean air engineering/science, human health and smart/sustainable living in cities/megacities. His current research projects are focused on multidisciplinary areas of air pollution monitoring/modelling, low-cost sensing, citizen science participation, nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation and the development of innovative technological and passive (e.g. green infrastructure) solutions, tools and guidance for both developing and developed world.
A prolific author with >300 articles in top-ranked journals, his research has attracted >16800 citations, h-index, 68; i10index, 239, secured £11M of individual research funding from >£30M projects, funded by the UKRI, EC, industry, charities & international funding bodies. Currently, he is a PI/Director of the £1.2M UKRI-funded RECLAIM Network Plus.
He has developed a network of collaborators across four continents and works closely with industrial partners. He is Editor-in-Chief of the air quality section of ‘Atmosphere’, founding Speciality Chief Editor of ‘Climate Change & Cities’ and serves editorial board of several journals (e.g. Scientific Reports).
He advises local/international bodies and serves as a board member of many funding agencies in the UK and worldwide. His research has featured in well-read media outlets such as the BBC and The Times.
My research focuses on development of novel material systems and processes for development of functional nanomaterials. Our studies are focused on advancement of fundamental knowledge of electronic structures, carrier dynamics, and interactions between incident electromagnetic radiation and these nanoscale materials. Based on our understanding, we design and fabricate these nanostructured materials using a variety of top-down and bottom-up scalable nanofabrication techniques. We also employ a variety of spectroscopic methods including optical, electronic, ultrafast and other optoelectronic and surface sensitive spectroscopy techniques to study fundamental interaction between light, charge carriers and phonons in individual nanoparticles and mesoscale nanoparticle assemblies. This leads us to design principles for development of useful devices based on desired engineered nanoparticle properties and cooperative phenomenon in nanostructured assemblies.
Professor of Information Systems & Cybersecurity, Kent State University
Dr. Pratim Milton Datta is a Professor of Information Systems in the College of Business at Kent State University. He specializes in Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, Corporate Analytics, and 4IR global ICT strategy.
Pratim also serves as a Senior Research Associate (4IR Visiting Researcher) with the University of Johannesburg, South Africa and a Visiting Researcher with ITU Copenhagen, Denmark.
He served as the PhD Director for the College of Business from 2012-2018. He also served as the College's AACSB accreditation Assurance of Learning (AoL) lead from 2010-2012.
Pratim received the Farris Family Research Innovation Award twice (2009, 2010). He was the 2014 University Scholar of the Month and received the University President's Faculty Excellence Award in 2017.
Ranked among the top 100 researchers internationally (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UT9dC6LDPgumiNljKs9nFoBaITIcw_2G/view?usp=sharing), Pratim has more than 75 journal articles and conference proceedings with multiple best paper nominations and awards. He has published in journals such as EJIS, JAIS, ISJ, JKM, ACM, CAIS, JIT, CACM, and IEEE.
Pratim's textbook "Global Technology Management 4.0: Concepts and Cases for Managing in the 4th Industrial Revolution" is published by Palgrave Macmillan (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-96929-5).
Prior to academia, Pratim worked for global technology consulting firms. He actively consults, teaches, and presents his research internationally.
With multiple sole-inventions and patent applications, Pratim enjoys designing engineering and technological solutions. His E-Voting process invention was featured on FOX8 news in April-May 2013. He has been cited in various business media. He is an avid traveller and photographer.
Prem Sikka is Professor of Accounting at the University of Essex. His research on accountancy, auditing, corporate governance, money laundering, insolvency and business affairs has been published in books, international journals, newspapers and magazines. He has also appeared on radio and television programmes to comment on accountancy and business matters.
Postdoctoral research fellow, The University of Western Australia
Prema Arasu is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Minderoo-UWA Deep-Sea Research Centre. They are a writer and poet interested in the phenomenology of the deep sea. They have an MLitt in Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, and have a PhD in Creative Writing from UWA.
Prema is interested in how speculative fiction and experimental forms might provide us with new ways of talking about and conceptualising the oceans, particularly in the context of the Anthropocene. Their approach is interdisciplinary; integrating the methodologies of literary studies, creative arts, environmental humanities, philosophy, and science communication.
PhD Student in Media and Communications, University of Sydney
Premeet Sidhu is a PhD student at The University of Sydney. Her PhD focuses on understanding the modern resurgence and appeal of the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons [D&D]. Her current research interests include investigating how meaningful player experiences in both digital and non-digital games can be applied and considered in wider areas of game studies, education, and media.