I grew up on the Kent-East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells. I read for a BA in Modern History between 1997 and 2000, and an M.St in Historical Research in 2000-2001, both at Wadham College, Oxford. After a year out, I studied for my doctorate at the same institution, finishing in 2006. From September 2006 until August 2008 I lectured in Imperial and Commonwealth History at King's College London. I joined Aberdeen as a Lecturer, securing promotion in 2013.
My research and teaching focus on the history of the British empire and particularly the economics, politics, and culture of the Empire-Commonwealth. I have published particularly on London finance and empire, and am now moving to study business trade and empire, supported by an AHRC Early Career Fellowship on 'Commerce and the Commonwealth'.
Research Affiliate, Microbiology, University of Sydney
-Investigating the unique antimicrobial properties of Australian honey in Prof. Dee Carter's laboratory
-A researcher on the Australian honeypot ant (Camponotus inflatus)
Co-Director of Postgraduate Studies, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex
Dr Andrew Fagan (BS.c (Hons.), MA, Ph.D.) has been teaching human rights at Essex since 1998. He has occupied several positions within the Human Rights Centre, including; Deputy Director, Research Director, Director of Academic Studies and is currently Director of Postgraduate Studies.
Andrew has extensive multi-disciplinary teaching experience and interests, spanning the theory and practice of human rights. His research principally focuses upon normative issues in the political philosophy of liberalism and is actively researching in the emerging field of human rights and cultural diversity.
Andrew has taught and lectured upon human rights across the world, including Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, South East Asia and South America. Andrew is actively engaged in supporting the on-going reform process in Myanmar, travelling there regularly to undertake grass-roots capacity building human rights training for groups such as the National League for Democracy and Generation 88 and was one of the very first academics in the world to do so.
In 2013 he was also the very first academic to provide a course of summer school lectures in Kazakhstan. Andrew is an internationally recognised scholar, having published many books and articles, including; Human Rights: Confronting Myths & Misunderstandings (2009) and the Human Rights Atlas (2010). He is currently working on a book entitled Human Rights and Cultural Diversity for Edinburgh University Press.
Research Coordinator and Junior Fellow, Outer Space Institute, University of British Columbia
Andrew Falle is the Research Coordinator and a Junior Fellow at the Outer Space Institute (OSI), a interdisciplinary group of experts addressing emerging issues in space sustainability. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2020 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
I did the first experiments showing altered DNA methylation in cancer. I showed that epigenetic changes (chemical changes other than DNA sequence per se) cause cancer are not simply consequential to it through my studies of the disorder Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. Later I had the first NIH funded epigenome center. More recently I have developed the idea the genetic variants can control epigenetic stochasticity (plasticity) and phenotype (traits) under evolutionary selection in natural populations, or within an individual in the development of cancer.
Andrew George was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and International) on 1 October 2013. He joined Brunel from Imperial College London where he was Professor of Molecular Immunology and Director of the Graduate School and the School of Professional Development.
Andrew George did his first degree at the University of Cambridge, before going on to the Tenovus Laboratories in the University of Southampton to do his PhD with Professor Freda Stevenson, developing a vaccine for B cell lymphoma. He was awarded a Beit Memorial Fellowship and stayed in Southampton for his first postdoctoral period, before going to Dr David Segal’s laboratory in the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, USA, where he used recombinant techniques to generate novel antibody molecules. In 1992 he returned to the UK as a lecturer at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, which merged with Imperial College in 1997.
Andrew’s research has sought to understand and manipulate the immune system in order to treat disease, in particular to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs. He has also used mathematical models to understand how the immune system functions. In addition to his research, he has been involved in the ethical conduct and regulation of research. He is currently Chair of the UK’s National Research Ethics Advisors’ Panel and is on the Clinical Trials, Biologicals and Vaccines Expert Advisory Group for the Commission of Human Medicines/MHRA. He is a Governor of Richmond Adult Community College and the John Hampden School.
Director Enterprise Risk Management, Macquarie University
He is an emergency and risk management expert. Andrew has performed various senior executive roles in the emergency management and social services sectors, including as the Deputy Chief Officer of the Victoria State Emergency Service.
Andrew is an experienced crisis leader having held senior state-wide leadership roles during some of Australia’s most significant natural disasters such as the ‘Pasha Bulka’ Storm (2007), Black Saturday Bushfires (2009), and the Victorian Floods (2010/11). He has been author of state-wide disaster plans, policies and resilience strategies, for which he has received several awards.
Andrews’s significant professional experience is complemented by his academic achievements having completed a Masters of Science (Honours) Degree and a Bachelor of Economics Degree.
Lecturer in Sport Development, Western Sydney University
Andy Grainger is a lecturer in Sport Development, Leisure, and Recreation at Western Sydney University. Prior to Western Sydney, he was a lecturer in Sport Sociology and Sport Development at Massey University in Aotearoa New Zealand. Andy’s research and teaching focuses primarily on the globalisation of sport and the impact of neoliberal ideology and practices on local physical cultural meanings and practices. His current research explores the intersections of sport policy, sport diplomacy, and women’s football in Aotearoa New Zealand. Andy is a co-editor, with Adam Beissel, Verity Postlethwaite, and Julie Brice, of the forthcoming collection ‘The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup: Politics, Representation, and Management.'
Professor of Fashion Design, University of Westminster
Andrew Groves is Professor of Fashion Design at the University of Westminster, and the director of the Westminster Menswear Archive, which he founded in 2016. It houses over 2,000 examples of some of the most significant menswear garments from the last 250 years, including designer fashion, streetwear, everyday dress, sportswear, workwear, and uniforms.
Recognising the relative lack of menswear in other fashion and museum collections, the WMA was established to create a significant teaching collection centred on men’s garments that could be used for object-based research by both design students and the fashion industry. A further key aim was to facilitate and publicise the knowledge and understanding of menswear as a distinct design discipline through public engagement and exhibitions.
The collection holds over 2500 menswear garments from 1780 to the present day, with a primary focus on post-1940s British men's dress - clothing produced, designed, worn, or sold in Britain. It includes designer fashion, streetwear, everyday dress, sportswear, workwear, and uniforms. It receives over 800 visitors annually and is utilised for research purposes by students, academics, and designers in industry. It is inspired by Italian garment archives, specifically the Massimo Osti archive which was non-hierarchal, housing military, utilitarian, industrial, and fashion garments together.
In 2019, Groves co-curated Invisible Men: An Anthology from the Westminster Menswear Archive, the United Kingdom’s largest menswear exhibition to date. It investigated the invisibility of menswear as a result of its inherent design language, which focuses on iterations of archetypal garments intended for specific functional, technical, or military use. It demonstrated how designers have disrupted this by making small but significant modifications to produce results that both replicate and subvert their source material.
In 2021, Groves co-curated the exhibition Undercover – From Necessity to Luxury: The Evolution of Face Coverings During COVID-19. It explored how face coverings evolved over the period of a year, from being a functional PPE object in short supply to becoming an everyday object worn by millions. The WMA collected over a hundred examples of face coverings between April 2020 and April 2021, and the exhibition displayed 52 of these face coverings arranged chronologically to examine how the fashion industry rapidly adapted production, manufacturing, and online marketing to meet shifting consumer demands.
He is currently the principal investigator of the AHRC-funded network project, Locating the absent shadow: exploring connections and encounters in British menswear. This international network is designed to investigate the cultural and industrial connections between London, Liverpool, Manchester, and Milan, Italy, and how they have influenced the production, display, and consumption of British menswear.
Professor of Communications and Cultural Studies, University of Southern Queensland
Andrew Hickey is Professor of Communications and Cultural Studies at the University of Southern Queensland, and Chair of the University of Southern Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee. Andrew is an ethnographer and has undertaken large-scale projects exploring community, the public pedagogies of place in urban developments, and the enhancement of social harmony with partners including the Canadian Government, Australian Government Department of Education and Training, Education Queensland, state and local governments, and a number of community organizations. His books include The Pedagogies of Cultural Studies (Routledge 2016) and Cities of Signs: Learning the Logic of Urban Spaces (Peter Lang 2012). Andrew can be contacted via the School of Humanities and Communication, USQ. Email: andrew.hickey@usq,edu.au
Lecturer, Research School of Management, Australian National University
Andrew Hughes is a lecturer in marketing at the Australian National University in Canberra. Prior to his academic career, Andrew worked in marketing management and strategy for some of Australia’s biggest organisations in the financial, industrial and services marketing sectors. His main areas of research include television advertising, branding, sports marketing, political and non-profit marketing, and marketing strategy. He has published numerous papers in political marketing, advertising and branding, and presented his work at conferences in Australia and overseas.
Andy Hoffman is the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, with joint appointments in the Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources & Environment. Andy also serves as the Education Director at the Graham Sustainability Institute.
Professor Hoffman has written extensively about corporate responses to climate change; how the interconnected networks of NGOs and corporations influence change processes; and the underlying cultural values that are engaged when these barriers are overcome. His research uses a sociological perspective to understand the cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for organizations. In particular, he focuses on the processes by which environmental issues both emerge and evolve as social, political and managerial issues.
He has published twelve books, which have been translated into five languages. His work has been covered in numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Scientific American, Time, the Wall Street Journal and National Public Radio. He has served on research committees for the National Academies of Science, the Johnson Foundation, the Climate Group, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development and the Environmental Defense Fund. Prior to academics, Andy worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency (Region 1), Metcalf & Eddy Environmental Consultants, T&T Construction & Design and the Amoco Corporation.
Andy has worked with organizations in both the public and private sectors. This includes projects with: Accenture LLP, Dow Chemical Co., Environmental Defense Fund, Exxon-Mobil Corp., Holcim (US) Inc., International Finance Corp., Novartis, The Conference Board, The Nature Conservancy, The Southern Company, World Business Council on Sustainable Development, and Yellowstone National Park.
Professor of Sociology, University of Technology Sydney
Andrew Jakubowicz is Professor of Sociology at the University of Technology Sydney. He has an Honours degree in Government from Sydney University and a PhD from UNSW.
Since the early 1970s he has been involved in action research and race relations, and has been centrally involved in the development of materialist theories of cultural diversity. He has taught at universities in the USA, Europe and Asia, and was the foundation director of the Centre for Multicultural Studies at the University of Wollongong. He has published widely on ethnic diversity issues, disability studies and media studies. More recently he has been co-director of the Cosmopolitan Civil Societies Research Key Strength at UTS (2008-2015).
In 1994 he led the research team that produced the book, Racism Ethnicity and the Media (Allen and Unwin), and has has been involved in multimedia documentaries such as Making Multicultural Australia (1999-2004) and The Menorah of Fang Bang Lu (2001-2002). He was historical adviser to the exhibitions on the Jewish communities of Shanghai, at the Sydney Jewish Museum (2001-2002), the National Maritime Museum (2001-2003) and the national travelling exhibition, Crossroads: Shanghai and the Jews of China (2002-2003).
He was foundation chair of the Disability Studies and Research Institute. He chaired the Institute for Cultural Diversity, a national NGO (http://culturaldiversity.net.au) from 2009 to 2012.
He was historical advisor on the SBS series, "Immigration Nation" (2011), and is series advisor on "Once Upon a Time in...", a three season project for Northern Pictures and SBS, of which "Cabramatta" (2012) and "Punchbowl" (2014) have been released. He developed the concept for "The Great Australian Race Riot", a three episode series for SBS made by Essential Media broadcast in 2015.
Graduate research supervision areas include new media and social change, racism and ethnicity, public policy and marginalised minorities. He is current lead Chief Investigator on the ARC Linkage project "Cyber Racism and Community Resilience" with colleagues at Sydney, Western Sydney, Deakin and Monash universities, and in collaboration with the Australian Human Rights commission, VicHealth and the Federation of Ethnic Community Councils of Australia.
"Making Multicultural Australia in the 21st Century", an educational website developed jointly with the Office of the Board of Studies NSW, won the 2005 Best Secondary Educational website category of the annual Excellence in Educational Publishing Awards.
Research fellow, The University of Melbourne
Visiting Research Fellow, School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia
Andrew Kenrick (he/him) holds a PhD in Life Writing from the University of East Anglia, where he is a visiting research fellow. He specialises in writing ancient biography, and is currently writing about the lives of queer Romans. He lives in Norwich with his partner.
Key Research Interests
1st Century BC/AD Rome; ancient food and dining; perceptions/portrayals of race, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation in the ancient world; biography.
BA Hons in Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Birmingham (2002)
MA in Biography and Creative Non-fiction, University of East Anglia (2017)
PhD in Life Writing, University of East Anglia (2023, thesis title - African Kings, Roman Rule: The Life of Juba II and Cleopatra Selene of Mauretania)
Prior to returning to academia, Andrew worked as an editor for over 10 years. He holds a PhD in Life Writing, his thesis developed a new methodology for writing biographies of ancient characters, using Juba II and Cleopatra Selene of Mauretania as his test case. His area of research interest is object-based biography and life writing, as well as non-fiction publishing. He is the founder and editor of Hinterland, a quarterly print magazine of creative non-fiction.
Publishing; non-fiction; archives; archival research; biography; archaeology.
Climate Extremes Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
I'm a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne interested in climate extremes and their attribution to human-induced climate change.
PhD Candidate in Educational Psychology, UNSW Sydney
Andrew Kingsford-Smith is a current Scientia PhD candidate and Casual Academic in the School of Education, UNSW. He has teaching experience at several universities and high schools, and is passionate about bringing evidence-based practices into schools. His research interests focus on student and teacher motivation, engagement, and wellbeing using quantitative analyses. Andrew’s research has been published in both academic journals and professional media outlets. Andrew has worked on several research projects at UNSW, including the “Optimal Music Performance”, “Rural & Regional Education” and “Graduate Ready Schools” projects.
Senior Research Associate on the Davy Notebooks Project, Lancaster University
I am Senior Research Associate on the Davy Notebooks Project (Arts and Humanities Research Council funded).
I joined the Department in 2014 as Senior Research Associate (Modern Humanities Research Association funded) on the Davy Letters Project (http://www.davy-letters.org.uk). Between 2015-18, I continued to work on the Davy Letters Project in posts funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, and the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry.
I studied at Durham University (2004-07) and Newcastle University (2007-08; 2009-12). After completing my PhD (Arts and Humanities Research Council funded) on the philosophy of death in the poetry of William Wordsworth and Percy Bysshe Shelley, I worked as Research Assistant on two projects in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University: The Letters of William Godwin (Oxford University Press), gen. ed. Pamela Clemit, volume III, ed. by M. O. Grenby (forthcoming), and The Poems of Shelley (Longman Annotated English Poets), volume IV, ed. by Michael Rossington, Jack Donovan, and Kelvin Everest (London: Routledge, 2013).
I am Co-Editor of Nineteenth-Century Contexts.
I currently serve as the Postdoctoral Representative on the Departmental Research Committee. I also serve on the Project Board of Prosper (project led by the University of Liverpool; project partners the University of Manchester and Lancaster University; funded by the UKRI Research England Development Fund).
My current research interests include Romantic-period literature, 1798-1822 (especially poetry, and especially the writings of Shelley and Wordsworth); philosophy (especially of death) in Romantic-period literature; the writings of Humphry Davy (especially his letters), John Davy, and the relationships between literature and science in the early nineteenth century; and the theory and practice of scholarly editing. I have published articles on Crabbe, Davy, Keats, Shelley, and Wordsworth. I am currently completing my first monograph, on Shelley and death.
Director Permanent Carbon Locking Future Science Platform (CarbonLock), CSIRO Environment, CSIRO
Andrew Lenton is the Director of CSIRO's Permanent Carbon Locking Future Science Platform (CarbonLock). CarbonLock focuses on novel Carbon Dioxide Removal that is scalable, fast-acting, permanent and responsible.
His research interests focus on Carbon Dioxide Removal and its role in reaching net zero and transitioning to a net-negative world. Dr Lenton is engaged in national and international Carbon Dioxide Removal research efforts, co-leading the recent Climate Change Authority Reports on Australia’s Carbon Sequestration Potential. Amongst other roles, Andrew continues to lead the Carbon Dioxide Removal Model Intercomparison Project (CDRMIP), is a principal investigator in several national and international projects, and serves on several national and international advisory groups.
He brings over 20 years of experience modelling the global carbon cycle and climate, focusing on understanding past, present and future changes in the earth's system and exploring solutions beyond mitigation to address climate change. He has been involved in negative emissions and geoengineering research for over a decade. Andrew has held a number of positions, from Research Director to leading CSIRO's Earth System Science Portfolio. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and reports, including the 5th and 6th IPCC Assessment Reports.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Westminster
I joined the University of Westminster in February 2016 as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities. I am also Professor of Language, History and Society.
My first degree (at Emmanuel College, Cambridge where I was organ scholar) was in English, followed by a Master's degree in General Linguistics and a PhD in the History of Linguistics.
From 2003 I was Professor of the History of Linguistics at the University of Sheffield. In my time at Sheffield I was successively Head of English Language and Linguistics and Director of Research in the Arts and Humanities. I spent the academic year 2007-2008 working at the University of Bergen on a Leverhulme Fellowship, and in 2012 I was visiting professor at the University of Paris 7-Diderot.
I am a Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi) and of the Agder Vitenskapsakademi, a strategic reviewer for the Arts and Humanities Research Council and President of the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas.
My current research involves projects and publications on the changing status of English in Europe, language policy-making, the experiences of Nordic emigrants, and the history of applied linguistics.
Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Southampton
Andrew Lotery is an ophthalmologist with major research interests in age-related macular degeneration, central serous chorio-retinopathy and inherited retinal diseases. He has been awarded the Nettleship Award for best research published by a UK ophthalmologist in the past 3 years by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and was listed by the Times as one of the United Kingdom’s top 100 doctors. He has been recognised for his research by the University Hospital Southampton Innovation and Researcher of the Year awards and a Macular Society award. He was editor in chief of the scientific journal, Eye for 10 years and is past Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He has served two times as an NIHR Senior Investigator. His research has been funded by the Wellcome Trust, NIHR and eye research charities. He has served as Chair of several national eye research advisory boards for Sight Research UK and Retina UK and sat on research committees for the Medical Research Council and Wellcome Trust.
Professor, Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Our research group examines how global environmental change alters fundamental ecological processes, in natural and managed landscapes
Professor & Head, School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment; expert on glaciers and ice sheets, Monash University
Andrew is Head of the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment. He is known for his research on the large-scale interactions between glaciers, ice sheets and the climate system. He has worked on the Antarctic Ice Sheet and New Zealand glaciers, as well as the Greenland Ice Sheet and glaciers in Iceland and South America. His work has led to new understanding of glacier response to anthropogenic and natural climate variability, as well as providing new insights into the physical mechanisms that are causing rapid and potentially irreversible changes in ice sheets today.
Andrew Maynard is a Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University, and Director of the Risk Innovation Lab. His research and professional activities focus on risk innovation, and the responsible development and use of emerging technologies. He is especially interested in novel approaches to understanding and addressing risk; effective approaches to developing socially responsive, responsible and beneficial technologies; understanding and responding to the increasingly complex couplings between converging technologies and society; and effective science communication and engagement – particularly through social media. Through the ASU Risk Innovation Lab, he is exploring novel ways of understanding, thinking about and acting on risk from an entrepreneurial and innovation perspective. He is interested in understanding how risk as a “threat to value” shapes evolving risk landscapes around emerging technologies – especially where the value under threat is social, cultural and personal – and how creativity and serendipity can reveal new approaches to navigating these landscapes.
Andrew is widely published in the academic press and in public media. His peer review papers stretch from physics and toxicology to risk perception, governance, and policy. He also contributes to a regular column in the journal Nature Nanotechnology (where he writes on emerging ideas and research around nanotechnology and risk), and writes for the column “Edge of Innovation” on the news and commentary website The Conversation. In addition, he directs and produces the YouTube science education channel “Risk Bites”.
Andrew’s science training is in physics – specializing in nanoparticle analysis – and for many years he conducted and led research on aerosol exposure in occupational settings. In the early 2000’s he became increasingly involved in guiding US federal initiatives supporting nanotechnology research and development, and in addressing potential risks. In 2005 he became Chief Science Advisor for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (and later the Synthetic Biology Project) at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and for five years helped inform national and global initiatives addressing the responsible development of nanotechnology. Over this period, he became increasingly interested in science communication and science policy, and began working closely with academics, policy makers, industry, non-government organizations, and journalists, on science-informed decision making. This interest continued between 2010 - 2015 as Director of the University of Michigan Risk Science Center, and Chair of the Environmental Health Sciences Department. In 2015 he joined the faculty of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University to continue his work and collaborations on socially responsible, responsible and beneficial research and development.
In the course of his work, Andrew has testified before congressional committees, has served on National Academy panels, and has worked closely with organizations such as the World Economic Forum and the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) that promote public-private partnerships. He is currently co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nanotechnology, and on the Board of Trustees of ILSI North America. He is also a member of the National Academies of Science Committee on the Science of Science Communication, and advises the science education/engagement program “I’m a Scientist”. While at the University of Michigan he was involved with the innovative science communication training program RELATE, and continues to serve as an advisor to the initiative. In 2015 he was awarded the Society of Toxicology Public Communication Award.
Assistant Professor in Psychology , Northumbria University, Newcastle
Dr McNeill is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology and has been working at Northumbria University since 2013. His work explores social psychological factors in diverse contexts including intergroup conflict, design of social media, and public health. He is a strong advocate of mixed-methods approaches to psychology.
He did his PhD in the discursive psychology of post-conflict victimhood at Queen's University Belfast (2010-2013).
Lecturer in Philosophy, The University of Western Australia
Scientist Research Applications Laboratory in Climate Science & Applications Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Andrew Monaghan employs computer models to study weather and climate at regional scales, with an emphasis on climate change, and the impacts of climate on human health. He is currently involved in a project to study the influence of climate on human plague transmission Uganda, where factors such as temperature and precipitation play an important role in determining risk. He is also interested in Antarctic climate variability. Monaghan works in NCAR’s Research Applications Laboratory.
Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Andrew Murphy joins the Political Science Department after appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University, Rutgers University, Valparaiso University, and the University of Chicago. His research takes up the intersections between politics and religion, in both historical and contemporary contexts. He is particularly interested in the emergence of religious liberty and liberty of conscience in early modern England and America, and the ongoing ramifications of these debates as they continue to unsettle American politics.
In recent years, Murphy has focused on the life, career and political thought of William Penn, a figure who brought political theory and practice together in the early modern British Atlantic. He is the author of William Penn: A Life (Oxford, 2019) and Liberty, Conscience, and Toleration: The Political Thought of William Penn (Oxford, 2016); and co-editor (with John Smolenski) of The Worlds of William Penn (Rutgers, 2019). An edition of Penn's political writings, for the Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought series, appeared in 2021. His work on Penn continues the exploration of these topics begun in his first book, Conscience and Community: Revisiting Toleration and Religious Dissent in Early Modern England and America (Penn State, 2001). His more contemporary interests are reflected in his co-authored book (with David S. Gutterman, of Willamette University) Political Religion and Religious Politics: Navigating Identities in the United States (Routledge, 2015), and his Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11 (Oxford, 2008). He brings together historical and contemporary political reflection in “The Past and Present (and Future?) Politics of Religious Liberty,” The Forum 17 (2019): 45-67.
Murphy's current research continues to bring together the political and the religious. His next project explores the concept of political martyrdom and the ways in which studying politically-charged deaths can help us make sense of the complex interplay of death, religion, politics, collective memory, and symbolic power.
I've worked at the Open University since 1992 and am now Professor of Astrophysics Education in the Department of Physical Sciences. I'm a former Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society and am Editor-in-Chief of the journal Astronomical Review.
My research interests are in various aspects of time domain astrophysics with a current focus on stellar photometry from wide field surveys to investigate close binary stars. I carry out research on all sorts of variable stars, including white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes, and I edit the International Exoplanet Newsletter. I am co-lead for the materials and learning objects for the PLATO Education and Public Outreach Coordination Office in support of ESA's mission to discover rocky exoplanets in Earth-like orbits around Sun-like stars.
I am passionate about outreach and public engagement - being both a STEMnet ambassador and a public engagement ambassador for the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement. I wrote a story book about Exoplanets for young children called "Oogle-Flip and the planet adventure". I also co-wrote the series of "60 second adventures in Astronomy" and am a frequent Academic Consultant for OU/BBC astronomy co-productions,
My Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath number is 13.
Research Fellow in Physics, University of Otago
I am currently a Research Fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Previously I completed my PhD in Atmospheric Sciences: Advanced Data Science at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA. My PhD was partly supported by a Fulbright New Zealand Science and Innovation Award.
My research has focused on studying the climate of Antarctica and the Arctic through the use of global climate models. I have published research on the impact of freshwater from Antarctic ice shelves on Antarctic sea ice, the effect of changes in Antarctic ice sheet topography on climate, the efficacy of Arctic sea ice geoengineering, and the impact of volcanic eruptions on polar climate. I am also interested in open source software and software development for studying climate. While completing my PhD I did an internship at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence where I was part of a team rewriting an atmosphere model in Python, which allowed the model to run on CPUs or GPUs without changes to the model code.
Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, University of Oxford
Current research activities include clinical trials of new and improved vaccines for children and adults, surveillance of invasive bacterial diseases and penumococcal vaccine impact in children in Nepal, studies of cellular and humoral immune responses to glycoconjugate and typhoid vaccines, and development of a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.
ANDREW J POLLARD, FRCPCH PhD FMedSci, is Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, Fellow of St Cross College and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the Children’s Hospital, Oxford, UK. He obtained his medical degree at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1989 and trained in Paediatrics at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK, specialising in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK and at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. He obtained his PhD at St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK in 1999 studying immunity to Neisseria meningitidis in children and proceeded to work on anti-bacterial innate immune responses in children in Canada before returning to his current position at the University of Oxford, UK in 2001. He received the Bill Marshall award of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Disease (ESPID) in 2013 for his contribution to the specialty and the ESPID Distinguished Award for Education & Communication in 2015.
He chaired the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) meningitis guidelines development group, and the NICE topic expert group developing quality standards for management of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia. He chairs the UK Department of Health’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the European Medicines Agency scientific advisory group on vaccines and is a member of WHO’s SAGE. His research includes the design, development and clinical evaluation of vaccines including those for meningococcal disease and enteric fever and leads studies using a human challenge model of (para)typhoid. He has a particular interest in the development of B cell immunity in early childhood. He runs surveillance for invasive bacterial diseases and studies the impact of pneumococcal vaccines in children in Nepal and leads a project on burden and transmission of typhoid in Nepal, Bangladesh and Malawi. He has supervised 23 PhD students and his publications include over 300 manuscripts and books on various topics in paediatrics and infectious diseases.
Executive Associate Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center, Texas A&M University
Andrew J. Rettenmaier, PhD is the executive associate director at the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Texas A&M University. His research focuses on income and wealth inequality, labor economics, health care policy, and elderly entitlement programs. He co-authored The Economics of Medicare Reform, W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research and The Diagnosis and Treatment of Medicare, AEI Press. He was an editor of Medicare Reform: Issues and Answers, University of Chicago Press. He has been co-principal investigator on several research grants and has published numerous public policy monographs and academic articles.
Andy was admitted to a BA Honours LLB in the University of the Witwatersrand, and a PhD in the University of Melbourne. He is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, and the Principal of Clarity Prudential Regulatory Consulting, Pty Ltd. He is also a former Senior Research Associate in the School of Law, University of Melbourne. He is currently a Visiting Researcher in the Oliver Schreiner School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and in the Centre for International Trade, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul. From July 2016 he will take up a position as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, in The University of Western Australia, Perth.
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Reader in Tourism and Events, University of Westminster
I am a Reader in Tourism and Events and have been at the University of Westminster since 2004. Previously, I held lectureships at the University of Kent and at Sheffield Hallam University. I read Geography at Cambridge University in the mid 1990s and then moved to Sheffield where I studied for a PhD in a programme of research entitled 'Reimaging the City'. This PhD was funded jointly by both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.
I currently lead the MA elective in Mega-Events and the MA Dissertation module. I also undertake research supervision at MA and PhD levels. I lead two undergraduate modules on the BA Tourism and Events programmes - Eventful Cities and Comparative Study. I also lead the annual final year field trip to Malta.
Over the past five years I have written on various urban themes. My first book 'Events and Urban Regeneration' was published by Routledge in 2012; and my second 'Events in the City: Using Public Spaces as Event Venues' was published by Routledge in 2016. My research has also been published in leading journals including: Urban Studies, European Planning Studies, European Urban and Regional Studies, Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Geographies.
There are three main strands to my work. The first is events, in particular their role as tools for the regeneration and revitalisation of cities. The second is place image, drawing heavily on my doctoral work. The third is urban tourism, especially the role of iconic projects and monumental urbanism in tourism. This work is focused mainly on UK cities, but I have also published research on Oslo, Barcelona and Valletta.
I teach about international business and organizational change. My core research interests centre on the evolution of business and financial institutions, the development of international business, corporate governance, and political economy. Another strand of my research looks at the impact of socially-constructed identities on firms. An additional research area is the relationship between business and the natural environment. Empirically, my research is on firms that have operated in the North Atlantic region and in East Asia. My research is informed by diverse theories, including concepts taken from strategic management, behavioural economics, post-colonial theory, International Political Economy, and Austrian economics. My preferred research methods are qualitative and include the use of corporate archives.
My first book, which was published in 2008, was on the role of British financiers in the genesis of the Canadian constitution. This book was an outgrowth of my PhD work, which was conducted at a Canadian university. My second book was a co-edited collection on the history of entrepreneurship in Canada. My third book, which was published in 2014, is an edited collection on globalization and Canadian business that aimed to use to historical evidence to test various claims about optimum policy mix for nations seeking to manage their relationship to the global economy. My more recent research has included articles on the history of Unilever and HSBC, race relations within multinational firms, the evolution of cashless payment technologies in Hong Kong, and the relationship between corporate governance and contemporary debates about economic inequality. I have also published articles and book chapters on topics such as the taxation, fisheries regulation, ethnicity and international capital flows, race and business, entrepreneurship, and banking regulation history. I am currently editing a book on the impact of the First World War on the strategies of international firms. It will be published by Routledge in early 2016.