A J Brown is professor of public policy and law, and program leader, public integrity and anti-corruption, in the Centre for Governance & Public Policy, Griffith University. He is also a former senior investigator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Associate to Justice Tony Fitzgerald AC QC, ministerial advisor in the first Beattie Government, and current member of the board of Transparency International Australia: http://www.transparency.org.au
PhD Candidate, Research Assistant, Sessional Tutor and Assistant Lecturer at the University of South Australia.
Master of Architecture and Master of Sustainable Design from the University of South Australia; Global Voices Australian youth delegate to World Trade Organisation 2014; Rymill House Travel Scholarship recipient and presenter at Australian Heritage Week 2015.
Ph.D. Candidate in Media, University of Adelaide
I am a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the University of Adelaide, where I am writing a thesis about the use of comics in education. I teach media policy and law and media research methods.
My academic writing has been published in Media International Australia, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Composition Studies, The Comics Grid, and Comics Forum.
I am also a founder and co-organiser of Inkers and Thinkers Symposium, Australia's largest academic conference about graphic narratives, sponsored by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.
Senior Manager - Agrimetrics, Agricultural Research Council
Aart-Jan Verschoor has a PhD in agricultural economics and rural development. He joined the ARC in 2003, and is the Senior Manager for Agrimetrics since 2014. Responsibilities include guidance of post graduate students and interns and managing a team of statisticians. He is active in inter-institutional, trans-disciplinary R&D that integrates natural and social science. He manages an EU funded development project and conducts scientific evaluation (M&E) of various projects. He has contributed and authored scientific and popular publications. He is married and has three children, likes nature, coin collecting, music and sport.
My study focuses on the relationship between violence and state capitalism in post-authoritarian Indonesia.
Associate Professor in Development Finance & Insurance, University of Cape Town
I have a PhD in Insurance Finance from University of Cape Town with research focus covering the industrial organisation of financial services industry (banks, insurance) in Africa and the broad area of development finance.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Dr. Abhimanyu Thakur, PhD, is a biomedical scientist who loves to dig into scientific research questions and invent feasible solutions to broadly pertinent scientific questions with multidisciplinary methods. In particular, he is working to better understand the role of exosomes in diverse aspects of science, including cancer biology, theranostic, and stem cell biology. Exosomes are nanovesicles (30-200 nm) found in extracellular space of various cell types, and in biofluids; having diverse functions including intracellular communication in physiological as well as pathological conditions. Dr. Thakur has expertise in exosome, cancer research, biosensing, drug delivery, neurodegenerative diseases, and biomedical applications of machine learning.
He holds three patents and his research work have been published in top-tier peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Science Advances (IF: 14.14), Nature Communication (IF: 14.92), Protein and Cell (IF: 15.328), Biosensors and Bioelectronics (IF: 12.545), Bioactive Materials (IF: 14.119), Advance Functional Materials (IF: 19.92), Chemical Engineering Journal (IF: 16.744), Journal of Biomedical Sciences (IF: 12.771), CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics (IF: 7.035), and Brain Behavior Immunity (IF: 19.23).
His honors include prestigious awards or grants including UChicago CORE Grant Award, National Science Foundation Funded I-Corp at Polsky, University of Chicago, a Young Investigator Award by American Association for Cancer Research, Korean Cancer Association, Global Young Scientists Summit Award by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, the Chow Yei Ching Research Award, and Outstanding Academic Performance Award by the City University of Hong Kong.
Professor of Work and Employment Studies, Heriot-Watt University
Director of the Centre for Research on Work and Wellbeing (CroWW).
Dean's Representative for Exam Boards
Course Co-ordinator for Changing Trends in Employment, Critical Approaches to Management, Qualitative Research Methods
Teaching - Research Philosophy & Design
Abigail’s research interests focus on workplace and community identities, social class, the meaning of work and the ICT industry.
Abigail is on a number editorial boards including Work, Employment and Society, New Technology Work and Employment and the Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting.
She has held several visiting positions including the University of Melbourne, as well as a number of external examining appointments.
Vice Dean for Resource, Venture, and General Administration, Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia
I have a strong interest on information systems-related research such as information technology management, information technology adoption, and e-business.
Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the Dept of Political Science and Interational Studies and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, University of Birmingham.
Leader of an ESRC seminar series on The Future of American Power, running 2013-14.
Former convenor of the US Foreign Policy group of the British International Studies Association, 2008-12.
I blog at www.beingrealistic.com, and you can follow me on Twitter @adamjamesquinn or Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/#!/adam.quinn.161
My work profile is at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/government-society/quinn-adam.aspx
Fellow at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University
Dr. Ademola Adenle was a Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at the United Nations University, Headquarters, Japan. Dr. Adenle specializes in science and technology in addressing sustainable development challenges including climate change, food insecurity, energy and health problems. Dr. Adenle is currently affliated with the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, USA
Lecturer: Physical Geography and GIS, University of the Free State
Dr Adriaan van der Walt, Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of the Free State (UFS), focuses his research on biometeorology (a specialist discipline exploring the role and climate change in physical and human environments) as well as climatology and geographic information systems.
I am a PhD student at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Since 1998, I have had great interest in electoral politics, and I keenly follow both Australian and US elections. In the lead-up to the Australian Federal election, I will be writing a post every week about the latest polls and what they mean for the number of seats that will be won by each party in the 150-member Australian House of Representatives.
Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
I received my Ph.D. in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute in May 2020. Currently, I obtained a Humboldt postdoctoral grant to carry out my research at the Institute for East European and International Studies (ZOIS) and Berlin Social Science Centre, Transformation of Democracy research unit.
My research interests include elite politics, authoritarianism, indoctrination, business power, regime change, and other fascinating topics in comparative politics and political economy.
My largest project focuses on divisions within the ruling elite in electoral autocracies -dictatorships that hold multiparty elections. It provides a novel theory, data, and research to explain the strains and disruptions within authoritarian governments as well as defectors’ contribution to regime change.
While I am writing my book manuscript on elite defections in electoral autocracies, I collaborate with two international teams at the University of Oslo and Glasgow in two ERC-funded projects on regime-led indoctrination. I also participate in a project that examines when, why, and how politicians reach law-making agreements, coordinated by the National Distance Education University. see more in my website: www.adelrio.com
Adrian Lee is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests include asset pricing, individual investors, funds management, real estate and market microstructure.
Clinical Associate Lecturer in Medicine, University of Sydney
Animal welfare researcher, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (México)
D.V.M. focused on animal welfare, animal behavior, and neurology. Another field of research is neurobiology and pain assessment in animals.
I am researching the process of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the ancient Mars atmosphere being sequestered into stable mineral carbonate. Such carbonate minerals have been observed by satellite, rovers, landers and in meteorites from Mars that have landed on Earth. I examine these sources and attempt to resolve the mineralogy and reaction pathways involved. There is a lot of advanced microscope work of Mars fragments, which I love. I also conduct laboratory experiments in pressure vessels that mimic early Mars hydrothermal systems.
We can utilise the same reactions in rock formations on Earth to store atmospheric carbon dioxide as minerals. A method much more stable than other current carbon capture and storage methods. I am also working with Engineers in Space Glasgow to build a new prototype rover tool that uses ultrasonic grinding to expose a smooth rock surface, so that rock reactions can be observed more clearly.
I write weekly for the Huffington Post and run the public outreach project 'Science Hooker': Check it out.
Lecturer in Economics, Aston University
I joined Aston Business School in September 2011, having spent the previous two years as Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cyprus. Prior to that, I was for two and a half years Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham.
PhD Candidate in Operations and Supply Chain Management, The University of Melbourne
I joined the Department of Politics and IR in 2007; previously I worked at the University of Sheffield. I gained my PhD in 2005 from the University of Limerick. Currently I am a Reader in International Relations and Director of the Security and International Relations Programme. My research interests include humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect and international human rights law.
I have published a number of books, articles and book chapters on issues related to humanitarian intervention. I am part of a group which was awarded a grant by the ESRC for a two year project on “The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: The Political Sustainability of Liberal Norms in an Age of Shifting Power balances”.
I am also Co-Convenor of the BISA Working Group on Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect. I have regularly contributed to current affairs debates through newspapers, blogs, radio and television.
Currently I am supervising three PhD students and I am a member of BISA, the ISA and the PSAI.
Lecturer in Ecology & Conservation, Nottingham Trent University
I am a lecturer in Ecology and Conservation at Nottingham Trent University. I am interested in plant ecology and soil science especially in agricultural habitats.
PhD Candidate in Financial History, University of Cambridge
Alain Naef is a PhD student in financial history at the University of Cambridge and a Teaching fellow in the economics department. He is pursuing a PhD on central bank intervention on the foreign exchange market. He has been teaching at the Economic History department of the London School of Economics and was a research associate at Judge Business School. He holds a bachelor in History, an MBA (Geneva and Wharton) and an MSc in Economic History (LSE). He won the Hunt price for best LSE economic history dissertation and was awarded a price by the Cambridge Society of Applied Research (CSAR) for his work on central bank intervention.
His research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and he has been awarded various grants from the Bank of France, Santander, the Economic History Society and St Edmunds college. His main research interest is to understand how central banks influence exchange rates.
Email address: an445[at]cam.ac.uk
My work is focused on the whole-of-organization challenge of making schools and universities better at learning and teaching. I have been engaged in the design and/or leadership of major organizational change projects in Asia, the Americas, and Australia. My approach has attracted grants, contracts and direct funding for software system development, transforming learning spaces, human resource models, curriculum innovation, and comprehensive organizational design.
My books include Transforming the Measurement of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Routledge (Bain & Drengenberg, 2016); Rising to the Challenge of Transforming Higher Education. Springer (Bain & Zundans-Fraser, 2016); The Learning Edge: What technology can do to educate all children. Teachers College Press (Bain & Weston, 2011); The Self-Organizing School. Rowman & Littlefield (Bain, 2007). I am currently co-writing the higher education sequel to the Self-Organizing School, The Self-Organizing University (Bain & Zundans-Fraser, forthcoming 2017).
Associate Professor and Head of School, Arts, University of New England
I am a career academic with training in musicology. Most of my early research was on portraits of musicians, then music and visual culture more generally. Most recently I am working in neuroaesthetics, brain cognition and music.
Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology
I'm a theoretical astrophysicist and cosmologist, investigating how galaxies form, the nature of dark matter and the large scale properties of the Universe.
To study the evolution of galaxies and their interaction with dark matter, I create billion-particle model universes on supercomputers around the world.
This has resulted in numerous refereed research articles, public interviews and presentations at both Universities/Conferences and public outreach events ranging from planetarium shows to pubs.
I am particularly excited by spreading the latest discoveries to as wide an audience as possible.
Alan Gregory is a Professor of Corporate Finance. Prior to taking up this position, he held professorial positions at both the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the University of Glasgow. In addition to his position at Exeter, he was a full panel member of the Competition Commission for two successive for year terms until September 2009 and is now External Advisor to the Commission‘s Finance and Regulation Group.
His consulting experience includes acting as advisor to one of the largest accounting firms on a number of issues, advising HM Treasury, and consulting for fund managers on investment strategies and asset allocation strategies. His work at the Competition Commission involved being a panel member on a number of inquiries, including a regulatory inquiry into airport pricing, market inquiries into domestic bulk liquid petroleum gas and the UK grocery market, and merger inquiries relating to the GUS / Littlewoods mail order operations and the takeover bids for the London Stock Exchange by Euronext and Deutsche Börse. In addition, he has acted as a consultant to other inquiries including the mobile phone and storecards inquiries. He has also undertaken expert witness work for the Treasury Solicitors’ Department, and in connection with Australian Gas Distribution pricing cases.
My current research interests are as follows:
The general area of market-based empirical research, particularly with regard to the robustness of conclusions that can be drawn from such studies in the light of documented risk factors. At present, this interest principally focuses upon the areas of take-overs and mergers together with returns to, and valuation of, corporate social responsibility agendae. Related work has focused on market reaction to directors’ trading activity, and the success of initial public offerings. A Leverhulme research grant of approximately £78k funding work on directors’ dealing around takeovers has recently been completed.
The empirical estimation of cost of capital, which has included the award of a an ESRC Grant of approximately £300k (started in December 2012). Outputs to date include a recent JBFA paper the empirical testing of the Fama-French and Carhart models in the UK, and a working paper to be presented to the BAFA Conference later in 2016 on beta estimation. Both these papers are with Dr Rajesh Tharyan and Dr Shan Hua, with whom I provide downloadable data on Fama-French style portfolios and factors for the UK and the ESRC grant is, inter alia, to to support the regular updating of these data for benefit of UK academic researchers via the Xfi website. I am lead researcher on the grant with three other co-reaserachers at Exeter.
My interest in CSR has included two studies of the performance of ethical and non-ethical UK unit trusts which were published in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (JBFA). Current work is investigating the returns to, and market valuation of, CSR in relation to the US and two papers have been published in Journal of Business Ethics on this theme. A final paper on eranings persistence and firm value is forthcoming in JBFA.
I have had a long standing interest in the long run returns to UK acquirers. This led to me being invited to give a keynote paper at the 2015 ICAEW “Better Markets” Conference. The paper, “How far does financial reporting allow us to judge whether M&A activity is successful?” is forthcoming in Accounting and Business Research.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
I’m a cognitive scientist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. I use computational models and behavioral experiments to study how people think and reason. My primary research interest is social cognition: how people think about other people. I am also interested in how people learn and use concepts, and how people revise their beliefs after seeing new evidence.
Alan Lester's first degree was from the University of Cambridge and his PhD from the University of London. He has been at the University of Sussex since 2000, becoming Professor of Historical Geography in 2006 and the University's first Director of Interdisciplinary Research in 2013. He has held visiting lectureships at Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare, an Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury and an inaugural fellowship in humanities at La Trobe University
His role is as director of Interdisciplinary Research, Professor of Historical Geography, and co-director of the Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Network
He has have facilitated projects in collaboration with Kew Gardens, the British Library, the National History Museum, the Met Office and various humanitarian and global health-oriented NGOs. As director of Interdisciplinary Research he is now engaged in a wide range of such collaborations.
His is also international partner on the Australian Research Council-funded project, 'Minutes of Evidence', based at the University of Melbourne. Working with a number of state and Aboriginal organisations, this has seen a performance of the play Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country in a number of venues including the Sydney Opera House. The play is a verbatim re-enactment of a nineteenth century colonial commission of inquiry into an Aboriginal reserve and it lays at the heart of new teaching materials and approaches in Victoria.
Chair, APEC Study Centre, expertise international trade law, economics, Asian regional development, RMIT University
Analyst of International Trade and Foreign Policy
Former Diplomat (postings in Singapore, UN New York and Ambassador, GATT Geneva
Director of Masters in International Trade course at RMIT University
Author "The Challenge of Free Trade" 1990 and "Seize the Future" 2000
Alan Shipman is a lecturer in economics at the Open University.
Personal finance, currently focusing on the disintegration of insurance pools and the disincentives to household saving. Other active interests in: Chinese multinational business; impact of ‘academisation’ on knowledge; social economics; foundations of the market economy.
Professor of Political Theory, University of Sheffield
Alasdair Cochrane’s main research interests include: contemporary political theory, rights theory, human rights, environmental ethics, animal ethics and bioethics.
Associate researcher, University of Antwerp
I am Dean of the Faculty of Political Science at the Catholic University of Congo and an Associate Researcher at the University of Antwerp. My research focuses on urban governance, police sector reform and informal economy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My research can be accessed here: https://repository.uantwerpen.be/desktop/irua
Alberto Molina Pérez es investigador postdoctoral en el Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA-CSIC). Anteriormente, fue investigador "Juan de la Cierva Formación" en la Universidad de Granada. Se doctoró en 2017 en Filosofía por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Realizó estancias de investigación en las universidades de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Francia) y de Lausanne (Suiza). Sus principales áreas de investigación son los modelos de consentimiento para la donación de órganos cadavéricos y los criterios de determinación de la muerte. En el primer caso, se trata de entender cómo funcionan los modelos de consentimiento tanto en la ley como en la práctica, especialmente cuando se tienen en cuenta los deseos de los familiares, y de explorar el conocimiento y las actitudes del público hacia dichos modelos. En el segundo caso, se trata de analizar los criterios médicos y legales de determinación de la muerte desde una perspectiva epistemológica y, en particular, de analizar el uso del concepto de función en dichos criterios.
Currently Senior Lecturer in International Law at Anglia Ruskin University. My areas of specialization include Public International Law and International Criminal Law.