Donald is a former journalist and international policy consultant, who was Poverty Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for the ten years prior to joining CRSP in 2008. He played a central role in establishing A Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom, CRSP's ongoing research programme showing what incomes households need for an acceptable standard of living as agreed by members of the public.
Donald is the Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy. He leads that programme and associated projects studying income, and plays a prominent national role in commenting on the adequacy of the public welfare system and on poverty trends.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Binghamton University, State University of New York
Donald G. Nieman, a historian whose specialty is law and race relations and civil rights in the United States, became dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences in 2008, after serving as dean of arts and sciences at Bowling Green State University in Ohio for eight years. An Iowa native, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Drake University. He earned his PhD at Rice University, where he developed a passion for teaching and research and a deep commitment to balancing discovery and mentoring.
Nieman taught at Kansas State University, Hunter College, Brooklyn College and Clemson University before becoming professor and chair of the History Department at Bowling Green in 1994. He was promoted to dean there in 2000.
He has authored two books and edited four others. In 1991, Oxford University Press published his book Promises to Keep: African-Americans and the Constitutional Order, 1776 to the Present, which has been called the first Afrocentric history of the U.S. Constitution.
Professor Dorrik Stow FRSE: Director, Institute of Petroleum Engineering; Director, Centre for Energy Economics Research & Policy; Professor of Petroleum Geoscience, Heriot-Watt University.
He is an internationally renowned geologist and oceanographer with an extensive record of scientific publications, including over 300 scientific papers, numerous books and edited volumes. He specialises in the deep sea and its sedimentary record – modern, ancient and subsurface. In pursuing this scientific quest he has sailed on all the world’s major oceans, and visited, lectured or worked in more than 50 countries. He has worked in and with the oil industry, particularly in their on-going quest for deep-sea oil and gas and on new and tight reservoir targets, and has led major international missions for scientific drilling into the deep Indian Ocean seafloor and the Gulf of Cadiz, as well as many other expeditions on land and at sea. He also maintains a strong interest in the field of geoscience, development and capacity building, especially concerning hazard mitigation, geoscience education and marine management. He is enthusiastic to popularise ocean and earth sciences through lectures, writing and broadcast.
Acting Director, Astronomy and Space Science, CSIRO
Dr Bock has made the focus of his career the design, construction, and operation of radio telescopes.
Australia Telescope National Facility
Senior Lecturer in Police Studies, University of Portsmouth
Dr John Fox is a senior lecturer and doctoral supervisor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Portsmouth, UK, where he teaches students at all levels in the subjects of criminology, criminal justice and policing studies. His main research interests include police investigation, homicide and police occupational culture.
MSc Criminology and Criminal Justice - University of Surrey
PhD Sociology/criminology - University of Surrey
Drew Shindell is a Professor of Climate Sciences at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. From 1995 to 2014 he was a scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. Dr. Shindell taught atmospheric chemistry at Columbia University for more than a decade. He earned his Bachelor's degree at UC Berkeley and his PhD at Stony Brook University, both in Physics. His research concerns natural and human drivers of climate change, linkages between air quality and climate change, and the interface between climate change science and policy. He has been an author on >175 peer-reviewed publications, received awards from Scientific American, NASA, the NSF and the EPA. He has testified before both houses of Congress (at the request of both parties). He chaired the 2011 UNEP/WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone and was a Coordinating Lead Author on the 2013 IPCC Assessment. He chairs the Scientific Advisory Panel to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition of nations and organizations.
Teaching Fellow in Finance and Economics, Durham University
Duncan joined Durham University Business School in October 2013. His early career was quite varied; after working in the family wine business since an early age, Duncan went to the University of Manchester to as a mature student and worked in finance (all this with a side-line in Rugby League) until his just before his thirtieth birthday, when he was injured undertaking training for the RAF reserves and decided to pursue an academic career.
Since then, Duncan completed a PhD in Economic History at the University of Glasgow and has worked in research and lecturing positions at the University of Cambridge, Coventry University and the University of Buckingham.
He specialises in the finance and economics of heavy industry with a focus on shipbuilding, nuclear power and the aviation industries.
Professor of Public Policy and Management, Glasgow Caledonian University
Professor McTavish has held senior positions in public and private sector organisations; he has operated as a consultant and adviser to business, third sector and public organisations. His background includes senior academic positions in a number of UK universities, working both in the UK and internationally.
Duncan publishes extensively in leading journals, authors and edits books individually and collaboratively. He is editor of the journal Public Policy and Administration and serves on a number of journal editorial boards. Duncan peer reviews for major grant awarding bodies and has managed major research projects supported by UK governments and the EU.
Duncan is a member of a number of professional-academic and scholarly bodies. He is also a non executive director with Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector in which capacity he operates at the community-public service-government policy interface.
Visiting Researcher, University of Huddersfield
My PhD examined the historical, sociological and cultural machinations of cricket in southern England, with a particular emphasis upon the philosophical origins of amateurism, how amateurism was used as a means of class distinction and the influence this had upon the development of regional identities.
My post-doctoral work aims to investigate (amongst other things) the links between social class, the suburbanisation process and cultural change. I am also writing a social history of English cricket, with a particular emphasis upon amateur cricket – the game as played and watched by the vast majority of the sport's followers – and the relationship this level of cricket had with the so-called 'first class' game.
Professor in Drama Studies, University College Dublin
Eamonn Jordan is Professor in Drama Studies and former Subject Head (2011-2014) at the School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin. His book The Feast of Famine: The Plays of Frank McGuinness (1997) is the first full-length study on McGuinness's work. In 2000, he edited Theatre Stuff: Critical Essays on Contemporary Irish Theatre. He co-edited with Lilian Chambers The Theatre of Martin McDonagh: A World of Savage Stories (2006).
His book Dissident Dramaturgies: Contemporary Irish Theatre was published in 2010 by Irish Academic Press. In 2012, he co-edited with Lilian Chambers The Theatre of Conor McPherson:' Right beside the Beyond'.
In 2014 his monograph From Leenane to LA: The Theatre and Cinema of Martin McDonagh was published by Irish Academic Press.
In 2016 he introduced and selected with Finola Cronin The Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance Studies Reader for Carysfort Press, a publication with over 70 essays.
September 2018 saw the publication of The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance, a work he co-edited with Eric Weitz.
The Theatre and Film of Conor McPherson: Conspicuous Communities has been published by Methuen Bloomsbury in February 2019.
In 2020, Justice and the Plays and Films of Martin McDonagh was published by Palgrave as part of its Pivot series of publications.
Ph.D. student, Systems and Security, University of Michigan
I'm interested in Internet of Things security, with a focus on smart homes. Previously, I've done research on Smartphone Security (Android, Windows Phone), and Operating Systems Security. I like building secure systems. My advisor is Prof. Atul Prakash.
Associate professor of climate science , University of Reading
Ed Hawkins is a climate scientist in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at the University of Reading. Current research interests are in decadal variability and predictability of climate. He runs the Climate Lab Book blog and was an author on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessment report.
Eduardo Velloso is a Research Fellow at the Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Eduardo holds a PhD in Computer Science from Lancaster University and a BSc in Computer Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. His research aims at creating future social user experiences combining novel input modalities such as gaze, body movement, touch gestures, etc. His latest work has investigated eye-based interaction with smart watches, multimodal combinations of gaze, and eye control of video games.
Fellow, Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy, School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, Ontario
I have an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Journalism degree from the University of Western Ontario. I am currently a fellow at Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy in the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University. I have held that position since 2011.
I have been awarded three year-long fellowships: the Southam Fellowship at Massey College at the University of Toronto in 1986-87;the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT and Harvard in 1996-1997, and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy in 2006. This award is a collaborative project of the Atkinson Foundation, the Honderich Family and Toronto Star. The focus of my fellowship was a series of articles on how climate change is reshaping the Arctic.
Since 2009, I have been a contributing writer for Yale Environment 360, an international online journal offering opinion, analysis, reporting, and debate on global environmental issues by scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and business people. Yale 360 is published by Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. To view my articles, go to: http://e360.yale.edu/authors/ed-struzik
Since 2016 I have been a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Arctic Resources Committee, a citizens' organization dedicated to the long-term environmental and social well-being of northern Canada and its peoples. CARC has been a major voice on Arctic issues for the past 40 years.
I have written five books, four of them on the Arctic. Future Arctic, Fields Notes From A World on the Edge was published by Island Press in Washington D.C. in 2015. I have also contributed chapters to several other books. Two of the most recent are: Reflections of Canada, Illuminating Our Opportunities and Challenges at 150 years, (Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia, 2017) and It’s All Happening So Fast, which was published in 2017 by the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
I have played the role of advisor for the World Wildlife Fund of Canada’s Arctic Program. I was also on one of the selection committees for the International Polar Year conference that was held in Montreal in 2012. The IPY From Knowledge to Action Conference was one of the largest and most important scientific conferences for polar science and climate change, impacts and adaptation. Keynote presentations, thought-provoking panel discussions and workshops involved hundreds of scientists from around the world.
My long list of awards includes the U.S.-based Grantham Prize for environmental writing, the Michener Deacon Fellowship in Public Policy and the Sir Sandford Fleming Medal, which goes to one person each year who has made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of science in Canada.
My articles on the Arctic have appeared in journals such as Foreign Policy Review, Arctic, Conservation Biology, The World Policy Institute’s Arctic-in-Context and Conservation Biology, to name just a few
Director of University of Kent's Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research www.cybersec.kent.ac.uk. Research in formal methods (new book: Refinement in Z and Object Z 2nd edition, Springer 2014).
Associate Professor Efrem Castelnuovo joined the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in 2014.
Prior to joining the Melbourne Institute, Efrem has held positions at the University of Padova, and has taught at the Universities of Oxford, Bologna, Brescia, Rome Tor Vergata, and the Halle Institute for Economic Research.
Efrem earned a PhD in Economics from the Bocconi University (2004), and has been Associated Editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics since 2013. His research agenda centres on the role of nonlinearities for the transmission of structural shocks, the identification of common factors across countries, and the empirical validation of structural DSGE models.
He has published his research in a number of international journals, including the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Economic Journal, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of International Money and Finance, and Economics Letters.
Senior Lecturer in Law, Anglia Ruskin University
Dr Dagilyte is an expert in European Union (EU) constitutional, human rights, and internal market law. Educated in Lithuania, Sweden and the United Kingdom, she has also trained at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. Dr Dagilyte's research focuses in particular on European solidarity, EU citizenship and human rights, free movement of persons and welfare state. She has given conference papers and published in these areas internationally.
Besides EU law, Dr Dagilyte is also interested in legal education, in particular using technology for teaching, learning and assessment. She develops her interest in legal education as a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Law Teachers. In 2015, Jisc listed Dr Dagilyte among Top 50 UK higher education social media influencers.
Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology, Northumbria University, Newcastle
I hold a PhD in Sociology and Criminology (2021) from Northumbria University, an MSc in International Development Studies from the University of Amsterdam (2016) and a BA in Area Studies from Lomonosov Moscow State University (2015).
Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Liverpool
I joined the Institute of Irish Studies in 2019. Before moving to the University of Liverpool, I completed postgraduate studies in literature at New York University as a Fulbright scholar and at the University of Cambridge with the support of the AHRC. After finishing my PhD in 2015, I worked as a stipendiary and departmental lecturer at the University of Oxford.
My research interests cover the period since 1800 and fall into two categories: theatre & performance history and Irish literature & culture. I published a book on the circus in Irish literature and culture, All on Show, with Cork University Press last year. I am now working on my second monograph, which explores how English comic opera became a colonial export in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. At the same time, I am working on an adaptation for live performance of Virginia Woolf's final novel Between the Acts and, with Dr Ataa Alsalloum of Liverpool's School of Architecture, an edited collection exploring aspects of intangible cultural heritage among migrant communities in the UK.
I teach on a wide range of both Irish studies and English modules, and convene modules on writing for radio, migrant writing, and twentieth-century and contemporary Irish writing. Like my research, my teaching tends to be interdisciplinary, combining my interests in literary criticism, theatre and performance studies, and history, and I encourage students to develop their own practical skills through creative critical assessment.
I am always on the look out for new ways to share my research with diverse audiences, both within and beyond the university. In 2008, I founded the production company Sidelong Glance: its mission is to turn academic research into widely accessible theatre, performance and documentary film. Sidelong Glance produced the short film series Whose History? for the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool in 2021; another of the company's productions, Wild Laughter, is a set text on undergraduate drama modules in English. In 2017, I was named an AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker. Since then, I have written, presented and appeared on a number of BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 programmes. I have also written for various newspapers, magazines and blogs, including Vogue, the Irish Times and HuffPost UK.
Within Liverpool's School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, I am the Deputy Academic Lead for Admissions and Widening Participation.
Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Elek Pafka is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the relationship between material density, urban form and the intensity of urban life, as well as methods of mapping the 'pulse' of the city. He has participated in research on transit orientated development, functional mix and high-density living.
Eli Dourado is a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, cryptocurrency, Internet security, and the economics of technology. His popular writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Ars Technica, and Wired, among other outlets.
Dourado is a member of the State Department’s International Telecommunication Advisory Committee and has served on several U.S. delegations to UN treaty and policy conferences. In 2013, he won an IP3 award from Public Knowledge for the creation of WCITLeaks.org, a transparency website focused on the UN’s International Telecommunication Union.
Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin
Elisa V. Borah, MSW, PhD is a research associate at The University of Texas School of Social Work at Austin within the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health. She is currently principal investigator of an Engagement Award from the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute to develop a network of veteran spouses that facilitates their involvement in research related to veteran families. In 2015, Borah served as the lead evaluator of Texas' statewide veterans’ mental health services, specifically examining the Texas Military Veteran Peer Network. Borah co-chairs the annual Military Social Work conference at The University of Texas at Austin. From 2010-2014, Borah served as director of research at the Fort Hood clinic of the Department of Defense-funded STRONG STAR PSD Research Consortium, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Borah continues to study how to improve veterans and their families' access to evidence-based behavioral health treatments in community mental health settings.
Dr. Elizabeth Basha, a graduate of both Pacific and MIT, joined the Pacific faculty in Fall 2010. Professor Basha recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award for a project in collaboration with the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The three-year grant will investigate the use of aerial robotics to wirelessly transfer power to maintain sensor network systems. This project builds the power transfer system, develops algorithms for selecting nodes to recharge on both the UAV and sensor network side, and extends power management solutions on the sensor networks.UAV - Bridge
This research introduces novel recharging systems and algorithms to supplement existing systems and lead to autonomous, sustainable energy management on sensor networks. Applications such as bridge fault detection that rely on sensor networks operating away from buildings often lack energy for long-term monitoring. In these scenarios, traditional recharging methods (e.g. solar panels) are unavailable or cannot provide sufficient energy (e.g. at night).
Dr. Basha has also created a new graduate course in robotics that began in Spring 2013, along with an undergraduate version that launched in Spring 2014. This three-year grant has also supported our Masters Program with MSES students contributing to the research as well as completing thesis on this project. Interested undergraduate students have also been able to contribute to the research on this project.
Professor Beth Webster is the Director of the Centre for Transformative Innovation at Swinburne University of Technology. Her area of study is the economics of how knowledge is created and diffuses through the economy. On these topics alone she has authored over 100 articles in outlets such as RAND Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Oxford Economic Papers, Journal of Law & Economics and Cambridge Journal of Economics. She has been appointed to a number of committees including the Lomax-Smith Base funding Review; CEDA Advisory Council; the Bracks Automotive review; the Advisory Council for Intellectual Property; the European Policy for Intellectual Property Association; the Economic Society of Victoria and the Asia Pacific Innovation Conference. She is also holds honorary research positions at the Universities of Melbourne, Oxford and Tasmania.
She has a PhD (economics) from the University of Cambridge and economics degrees from Monash University.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Wilfrid Laurier University
My latest work on economic expectations," Keynesian Expectations, Epistemic Authority and Pluralism in Economics: Placebo Effects and Nocebo Effects in Normal and Abnormal Times" is forthcoming in the Cambridge Journal of Economics.
I have been a senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and I was a Budget Forecaster commissioned by House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance during the establishment of the Parliamentary Budget Office.
Research Assistant, University of Auckland
I am interested in how political parties and voters adapt to new situations, in particular how parties and voters have responded to devolution in the UK and beyond. I have conducted research on party organisational changes in Spain and Britain, investigating and codifying the relationship between the central level of statewide parties and their ‘regional’ branches. In the context of devolution, I am increasingly interested in the issue of citizens’ response to devolution and citizens’ understanding of devolution, and what they mean for democratic accountability.
In addition, I have recently developed an interest in ‘unusual’ voting situations such as external voting (expatriate vote in national elections) and the vote of non-national EU citizens in the local, devolved and European elections (EU citizens voting in a country other than their own).
Finally, I remain interested in French politics. I have become country co-ordinator (France) for the Political Party Database Working Group, a research network that studies and gathers comparative quantitative data on the organisation of political parties across 19 countries.
I am the co-convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Federalism and Regionalism and book review editor for Regional and Federal Studies. I am also on the editorial board of the journal Fédéralisme et Régionalisme.
Senior Lecturer in Security and Privacy (Computer Science), UCL
Emiliano De Cristofaro is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at University College London (UCL). Prior to joining UCL in 2013, he was a Research Scientist at Xerox PARC. In 2011, he received a PhD in Networked Systems from the University of California, Irvine, advised by Gene Tsudik, and, in 2005 a B.Sc. (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from the University of Salerno, Italy. His research interests include privacy, security, and applied cryptography. He received the Dean's Fellowship and the Distinguished Dissertation Fellowship from UC Irvine and the Excellency Award from PARC's Computer Science Lab. In 2013 and 2014, he co-chaired the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Symposium (PETS).
Professor of Cognitive Development, University of Surrey
Emily Farran is a Professor of Cognitive Development at the University of Surrey and Director of the Cognition Genes and Developmental Variability lab (CoGDeV Lab). She is interested in the development of visual and spatial cognition in both typical and atypical populations. Her most recent research focuses on: the relationship between spatial thinking and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in primary school age children; and large scale spatial ability (navigation) in atypical populations such as Williams syndrome and Down syndrome. She is also an advocate for open research. Her efforts formed an integral part to the University of Surrey joining the UK Reproducibility Network in December 2019. This was coupled with her appointment as Academic Lead for Research Integrity and Culture in November 2019.
Associate Professor, Dartmouth College
Emily Blanchard is an Associate Professor (Economics) at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Her research centers on the economics and policy implications of globalization.
Emily Suski is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Georgia State University College of Law. Previously, she has taught at the University of Virginia School of Law and Georgetown University Law Center. She teaches, researches, and writes in the area of education law, disability law, and family law.
Professor Suski received her J.D., M.S.W., and B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Professor Suski's research and scholarship centers on the responsibilities and obligations of institutions, including schools and families, for children as well as people with disabilities. Her articles on these topics have been published in the Case Western Reserve Law Review, the Georgetown Journal of Poverty Law and Policy, the UCLA Women's Law Journal, and the Cleveland State Law Review.
Professor Suski was also a staff attorney with the JustChildren Program of the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Emily Toth Martin is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She currently teaches courses in molecular epidemiology and her laboratory researches the molecular detection of infectious diseases.
Honorary Adjunct Lecturer, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
Emily Rugel is an honorary adjunct lecturer at the University of Sydney, where her work explores health-promoting community design across the lifespan with the aim of developing evidence that can be embedded in sustainability plans and integrated in policies that advance equity. She received her doctorate from the University of British Columbia, where she developed a regional model of access to natural spaces and applied it to prescription and health-survey data to clarify pathways linking urban nature to social ties and mental health. In addition to a Ph.D., she holds a Master of Public Health and a B.A. in Journalism, but firmly believes in the acquisition of knowledge through chance encounters as well as scientific investigation.
Dr Emma Boyland is a Lecturer in Appetite and Obesity at the University of Liverpool. Her PhD research examined food promotion to children in the UK and its effects on their eating behaviours. Her specific research expertise lies in quantifying the extent and nature of food advertising via television, new media and other sources (e.g. supermarket and point of sale promotions) and elucidating the impact of branding activity (e.g. use of promotional characters), and both situational factors (e.g. hunger state), and intrinsic factors (e.g. tendency to eat in the absence of hunger, cue responsiveness) on children’s food preference and intake responses to food marketing.
She has published 25 experimental papers, 11 review articles, and 6 book chapters to date, as well as over 30 published conference abstracts. She is a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Network for World Obesity and is a Trustee of the UK Association for the Study of Obesity.
Assistant Professor International Criminal Law, University of Birmingham
Dr Breeze is a lecturer in international criminal law at the University of Birmingham. Prior to this lectureship she was a lecturer in law at Coventry University. She completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Professor Robert Cryer and Dr Alexander Orakhelashvili in June 2020. She has previously held an ESRC Impact Acceleration Post-Doctoral Fellowship to develop impact from her PhD. This resulted in a policy briefing concerning the three-fold increase in the use of drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) by law enforcement in England and Wales. She has worked with several interdisciplinary research groups, including the Institute for Global Innovation and the Centre for Crime Justice and Policing, and engaged with both academics and practitioners. Her work has featured in the Journal of Conflict and Security Law.