Catedràtic j. de Psicologia Cognitiva y experto senior de la Comisión de Bioètica, Universitat de Barcelona
Miranda Stewart is a Professor and Director of the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at Crawford School of Public Policy, The ANU. She is also a Professor at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Her numerous edited or coauthored books include Not-for-Profit Law (2014, with O'Connell and Harding, Cambridge U Press); Tax, Law and Economic Development (2013, with Brauner, Edward Elgar); Housing and Tax Policy (2010: Australian Tax Research Foundation) and Death and Taxes (2014, with Flynn, Thomson). Miranda was a consultant to the Henry Tax Review on housing and has authored many articles in national and international academic journals. She is currently researching tax in a global economy and institutions of tax reform.
Investigadora, activismo de datos, Universidad de Deusto
Investigadora Principal del programa ARES (Analysing Antifeminist Resistances). Doctora en Comunicación, especialista en activismo de datos. Licenciada en Lingüística, Máster en Comunicación. Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute (Londres)
Mirjam Büdenbender is a doctoral candidate at KU Leuven. Her research is part of the ERC funded project on the ‘Real Estate/Financial Complex’, which investigates the linkages between real estate markets and financial practices in contemporary capitalist societies. Mirjam studies the case of Russia and Poland. In so doing, she explicitly addresses the relationship between real estate and modern financial practices as well as their differential construction in post-Soviet societies.
As part of this project, Mirjam spends several periods of field research in her respective case countries. In Moscow she works as a research intern at the Institute for Urban Economics. Her fieldwork includes interviewing academics and professionals in real estate and related sector, analysing newspapers, government and industry documents, and accessing locally produced secondary material.
Previously Mirjam completed a BA (First Class Honours) in International Relations and Development Studies at the University of Sussex (2011) and a Master (Distinction) in Political Economy at the University of Manchester (2012).
In her previous degrees Mirjam studied the political economy of finance and the financialisation of everyday life through the lenses of housing markets. Her bachelor dissertation investigated the financialisation of the residential housing market in post-Apartheid South Africa. Her master’s thesis explored the historical origins and subsequent failure of the housing market as a growth and welfare model in the UK.
Mirjam speaks German (native language), English (full professional proficiency), Russian (professional proficiency) and French (basic). She has training in NVivo, SPSS and elite interviewing.
Miroslav Radman is a French-Croatian geneticist and molecular biologist. He graduated in biology from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. In 1969, he received his PhD degree in molecular biology from the Free University of Brussels, Belgium. After working as a postdoctoral researcher with Raymond Devoret (1969-70) at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) at Gif-sur-Yvette, France, he joigned Matthew Meselson at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA (1970-73). He is a former Professor of Molecular Genetics at the Free University of Brussels (1973-83) and Research Director at the French CNRS (Institute J. Monod, Paris, 1983-1997). In 1998, he became professor of Cell Biology at the Medical School of the René Descartes University (Paris-5) and director of the INSERM research Unit 571 "Evolutionary and Medical Molecular Genetics", from which he retired in 2013 as exceptional class professor emeritus.
Miroslav Radman is member of several international clubs and academies. He is also the founder of the Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS) in Split, Croatia. He is the founding member of four start-up biotech companies in the USA and France, and initiator and co-founder of the EITP (European Institute of Technology in Paris) project.
During his career, he has published over 200 research and review articles in the areas of DNA repair, DNA replication, mutagenesis, genetic recombination, evolution, microbiology, cancer research, protein oxidation and aging, that have been cited over 10.000 times. Additionally, he is the author of 2 books of scientific popularization about his recent work on the field of aging.
Three of his personal discoveries are present in standard molecular biology and genetics textbooks worldwide (the SOS response in bacteria; the discovery that the mismatch repair system acts as the genetic barrier between closely related species).
His paper on the molecular basis of extreme radiation and desiccation resistance in the most robust microbe Deinococcus radiodurans in Nature unravelled a 50 years old mystery and was commented in over thousand newspaper articles and TV news worldwide.
Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences, Bocconi University
I am an Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, and a Research Fellow at University College London. My research and teaching lie at the intersection between Strategic Management and Public Policy. Prior to joining Bocconi, I was a Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
My most recent research agenda is focused on exploring the evolution, dynamics and challenges of voluntary carbon markets.
My research was published in academic journals such as the Journal of Management and the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology, and is frequently featured in prominent media outlets such as the Financial Times, the Guardian, and the BBC. I was the Principal Investigator on the UKRI funded project “Hybrid Organising in the Railway Sector”. In addition, I am a collaborator on Croatian Science Foundation funded project “Resilience Enhancing Policies: Exploring the Role of Public Grants” and on the British Academy funded project "The Great Post Office Scandal".
In addition to academic research, I act as a policy and strategy advisor for several private and public sector organizations, and serve as an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community.
PhD Candidate, Geography, Planning, and Environment Department, Concordia University
Mitchell Dickau is a student researcher at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) as well as a PhD candidate studying climate science in the Geography, Planning, and Environment department at Concordia University. In his research, Mitchell uses an intermediate complexity Earth system model to investigate how Earth responds to anthropogenic emissions. His research interests include estimating the size of the remaining carbon budget and investigating how temperature overshoot affects Earth. Mitchell's previous research focussed on the effect of climate change on outdoor skating under various emissions pathways.
Working as a student researcher for the Canadian Centre for Climate Services at ECCC, Mitchell works on a project developing projections of different fire weather indices under a range of future emissions scenarios.
Dr Mitchell Gibbs is a Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences, Discipline of Exercise Physiology. Mitchell's research aims at helping people with chronic pain by understanding how to best design biopsychosocial exercise interventions, and, how to disseminate these approaches into practice.
Senior research fellow, The University of Queensland
Senior Research Fellow in the Remote Sensing Research Centre, University of Queensland; and the Centre for Ecosystem Science, University of New South Wales.
Adjunct professor in Natural Resources, University of Manitoba
I am a behavioural ecologist with research interests in the evolution and ecology of animal behaviour with a focus on conservation biology and animal adaptations to environmental change. My research combines field-based mensurative and manipulative experiments with laboratory approaches (e.g. genetics) to explore the evolutionary and ecological drivers of cooperation, and behavioural response to impacts of natural environmental change, and human-induced disturbances (e.g. traffic, noise, and industrial activity) and climate change.
Researcher, Wits Health Consortium, University of the Witwatersrand
Mmamapudi Kubjane (PhD, UCT) is an epidemiologist and modeller with interests in modelling tuberculosis and population-level impacts of interventions. She currently works as a researcher at the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office, Wits Health Consortium.
Lecturer in Agricultural Economics, University of Pretoria
Completed PhD at University of Pretoria, specialising in international trade, non-tariff measures, regulatory and policy issues and how they impact international trade and economic development. Hold MSc in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University (OSU). Undergraduate and Honours degrees were completed at University of Limpopo
Lead Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick
PhD, International Development, The Bartlett University College London
M.Sc, Environmental Impact Assessment and Management, The University of Manchester
B.Sc, Biochemistry, Imo State University Owerri, Nigeria
I am the Lead Research Fellow on the Data and Displacement Project at the Department of Politics and International Relations, Univerisity of Warwick.
I also teach P0374 (The Politics of Globalisation)
I also work as a Consultant at the Urban Institute, University of Sheffield. Here, I am part of the LO-Act project, investigating climate change in 100 cities in the Global South. As part of the Lo-Act team, I am investigating climate change initiatives in 33 Nigerian cities.
Associate Professor in Language and Communication Studies, University of Media, Arts and Communication, Ghana Institute of Journalism
Dr Modestus Fosu holds a PhD in media and communication from the University of Leeds. His research interests broadly involve communication, media and language, political participation and journalism education.
His current research focus is on indigenous language broadcasting, communication ethics and climate communication.
He has been involved in various local and international projects aimed at improving journalism education and practice in Ghana and other African countries.
Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Calgary
Mohammad Keyhani is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary. His expertise lies in the areas of digital entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial strategy and generativity. Mohammad's research has been published in top tier peer-reviewed journals and presented in international conferences where he has received multiple best paper and best reviewer awards. Mohammad is also a no-code enthusiast and entrepreneur and an OnDeck No Code Fellow (ODNC2). His other experiences include roles such as business advisor to multiple startups, Lab Strategist at the Creative Destruction Lab Rockies, and a David Rockefeller Fellow at the Trilateral Commission. He received his doctorate in strategic management from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Canada, and has a M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship and B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, both from the University of Tehran, Iran.
Professor of Pharmaceutics & Nanomedicine, Anglia Ruskin University
Mohammad's research interests focus on the fabrication of multifunctional nanomedicines for drug delivery application. He has excellent experience of higher education as a teacher, researcher, external examiner and manager. Mohammad took a pharmacy degree followed by postgraduate diploma (Industrial Pharmacy) at Damascus University and worked as a community pharmacist. He obtained his PhD (2007) from the University of Manchester, Experience
Associate Lecturer in Paediatric Physiotherapy, University of Sydney
Fauzan is an associate lecturer in paediatric physiotherapy at the University of Sydney (USyd) and has been involved in this speciality for 21 years. Fauzan has extensive experience working in paediatric physiotherapy in a variety of settings. Whilst working as a paediatric physiotherapist in the mid 2000s, Fauzan completed a Master of Physiotherapy (Paediatrics) at the University of Queensland where he was awarded the Yvonne Burns Prize for Outstanding Post-Graduate Achievement in the field of Paediatric Physiotherapy. Fauzan is currently pursuing his PhD part-time with the Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, USyd in the field of infant thermoregulation, and teaches across units of study in the undergraduate and graduate entry masters physiotherapy programs at USyd.
Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise, London South Bank University
I am a Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Enterprise at London South Bank University, School of Business. I hold a PhD in Business Administration from Pablo de Olavide University, Spain. Prior to joining LSBU, I was a visiting professor at Sharif University of Technology, Iran, and a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Montpellier, France. I have also taught undergraduate, MBA, and executive education modules at various institutions around the globe including New Jersey Institute of Technology (USA), Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain), EUNCET Business School (Spain), and NEOMA Business School (France).
My main research interest is in the strategic management of technology and innovation, particularly in the biopharma industry and healthcare sector. I am interested in studying R&D alliances in the biopharma industry and I'm also passionate about digital healthcare platforms. As a secondary research interest, I have also co-authored papers on gender bias in financing social ventures.
Lecturer in Childhood Studies, University of Bristol
Associate Professor of Physics and Optical Sciences, University of Arizona
Mohammed Hassan is an Associate Professor of Physics and Optical Sciences at The University of Arizona (UA). He has 13 years of experience in the Attosecond Physics and Ultrafast Electron Microscopy and imaging research fields. He earned his Ph.D. from Max-Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Munich, Germany, Prof. Ferenc Krausz group in 2013. He joined Prof. Ahmed H. Zewail’s group at Caltech as a postdoctoral scholar through 2017.
Earlier in his career, Dr. Hassan developed the light field synthesizer to generate the first optical attosecond pulse, the shortest light pulse documented in the Guinness World Records. Exploiting this tool, he measured the time an electron takes to respond and move. His breakthroughs have been published in high-profile journals.
He is currently well known in his field of attosecond Physics for developing the attosecond electron microscopy “Attomicroscopy”, a camera that will film the electron motion in action. He used this tool to image the electron motion in the solid state. This electron imaging opens a new era in ultrafast electron imaging and will lead to many breakthroughs and high-impact scientific achievements. Attomicroscopy imaging opens a new window to the quantum world. Recently, he has granted a patent for his Attomicroscopy camera, US Patent, Application No.16394920.
Furthermore, he established a new methodology to sample the light field of ultrafast laser pulses and a new methodology to measure the electronic delay response in the neutral matter. Also, he demonstrated the attosecond optical switch and the capability to encode data on ultrafast laser pulses, which paves the way to establish attosecond and femtosecond optoelectronics working at the petahertz speed.
Hassan received the international Max-Planck fellowship in 2009. He received the Air Force Young Investigator Award (YIP) in 2019. Hassan also received many prestigious awards for his Attomicroscopy project from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation 2018, the W. M. Keck Foundation 2019, and recently the Inaugural AFOSR Director’s Research Initiative (DRI) Award 2022. Moreover, he was awarded 2022 Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions (HBCUs/MSIs) for his institute.
PhD candidate, University of Leicester
I have just started a 4 year PhD program with the University of Leicester as my home institution (2015-2019). My research will aim to explore unidentified regulators of the RAS-MAPK pathway which plays a major role in cell proliferation (and if de-regulated, cancer).
In 2015 I completed a Masters degree entitled 'Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology' at the University of Leicester (2015-2016).
My undergraduate degree, in Biological Sciences, was again at the University of Leicester (2011-2014).
Recently I have developed a great interest in communicating scientific concepts to the public. As a result of this I started a three month placement at the University of Leicester Press Office which has provided me with an outlet to communicate science to the public.
Investigador postdoctoral en ingeniería de seguridad contra incendios, Universidad de Navarra
Mohd Zahirasri is very active in the field of fire safety engineering. He is currently attached as a Postdoctoral Researcher in Universidad de Navarra, Spain. Permanently, he is employed in Universiti Putra Malaysia as a Senior Lecturer. In the field of fire safety engineering, he has published 30 research papers in fire science best journals including Fire Safety Journal, Fire Technology, Fire and Materials, and Fire Science Reviews. He also has been involved in safety engineering research which resulted in several top publications as well. He is an active member of International Association of Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) which gathers top fire scientists around the world. In terms of acquiring research grants, as a Principal Investigator/Project Leader in total, he has received around RM 2,000,000.00 from local and international grant funders up until now. As of current, he has taught fire engineering and chemical engineering courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students since 2015 as a Senior Lecturer in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). In terms of supervision of research students, he is currently the main supervisor for 8 PhD students and 2 Masters by research students. His students are working on PV system fire safety, tropical peat soil fire dynamics, radiation heat transfer and CFD fire simulation.
Senior Lecturer in Geomatics, University of Melbourne
Dr Mohsen Kalantari is a Senior Lecturer in Geomatics and Associate Director at the Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration (CSDILA) in the Dept of Infrastructure Engineering at The University of Melbourne. He teaches Land Administration Systems (LAS) and Spatial Analysis and has several publications.
Dr Kalantari is a spatial data engineer and in recognition of his research he has been awarded a prestigious Victoria Fellowship. The Victoria Fellowships recognise young researchers with leadership potential and aim to help them enhance their future careers, while developing new ideas which could offer commercial benefit to Victoria.
He previously worked as a Research Fellow on a range of research projects at the CSDILA. He has also worked at the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Land Victoria and has an extensive knowledge of land administration systems of Australia.
He completed his PhD in 2008.
Senior Lecturer, Learning Futures, Deakin University
Assistant Professor in Geology, Binghamton University, State University of New York
My research interests lie in sedimentology, stratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, paleoceanography, and paleoclimatology.
Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Indiana University
Ph.D. Candidate in Gerontology, UMass Boston
Molly Wylie is a Gerontology PhD candidate and Research Associate at the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston.
Her work focuses on the ways older adults and their caregivers navigate options for long-term, home- and community-based services (HCBS), paying particular attention to the influence of health literacy and self-efficacy. She has used mixed-method research to evaluate the effectiveness of programs across the service continuum, including supportive housing models, Councils on Aging, adult day health centers, and nursing homes.
Wylie holds her M.S. in Gerontology from UMass Boston's McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies. She is the inaugural Equity in Aging Research Fellow at the National Council on Aging (NCOA), examining financial insecurity and health among older Americans. Wylie served as an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) Care Advisor coordinating the provision of supportive services to older adults in Massachusetts. She has supported various organization-wide efforts at LeadingAge, including hosting The Mentor’s Voice podcast and evaluating the student internship program designed to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in aging services.
Lecturer and Researcher, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Momar DIONGUE is a teacher-researcher in the Geography Department of the Faculty of Arts and
Humanities at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. A member of the Geography Laboratory, Mr
Diongue is a specialist in urban issues. His research focuses on metropolisation, peripheries, urban
governance, land and urban production, major urban projects, floods and residential and spatial
Associate professor, University of Bath
I have been involved in research and teaching cancer biology for over a decade. I did my PhD in radiation oncology, and subsequent research on tumour hypoxia led to our drug reaching Phase II clinical trials. I also teach a very popular course on cancer biology to students at Bath, which made me realise how much I enjoyed teaching AND how little resources there were on introducing cancer genetics to the general public. It led to my writing a free e-book (Introduction to cancer biology, www.bookboon.com) and a free online course ('Inside Cancer' - www.futurelearn.com). The online course was designed for anyone with an interest in cancer - from sufferers to researchers - and has attracted over 32000 learners from over 90 countries, with 98% recommending the course to friends.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Technology Sydney
Mona is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Technology Sydney Business School. Her research covers sustainability, resilience, environmental finance, environmental policy, and the impacts of climate change on companies, industries and markets.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Pennsylvania
Mona is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Penn, she was a J.J. Sylvester Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins University. She has also been a Research Member at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and a guest at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in Bonn.
Mona received her Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Peter May in 2014. Her research interests include algebraic K-theory, its applications to number theory and manifold theory, and equivariant stable homotopy theory.
Monica Mary Grady CBE (born 1958) is a leading British space scientist, primarily known for her work on meteorites. Since 2005, she has been Professor of Planetary and Space Science at the Open University, and is currently Head of the Department of Physical Sciences.
Prior to 2005, Grady was based at the Natural History Museum in London, where she curated the UK's national collection of meteorites. She graduated from the University of Durham in 1979, then went on to complete a Ph.D. on carbon in stony meteorites at Darwin College, Cambridge in 1982. Since then, she has built up an international reputation in meteoritics, publishing many papers on the carbon and nitrogen isotope geochemistry of primitive meteorites, on Martian meteorites, and on interstellar components of meteorites. She gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures in 2003, on the subject "A Voyage in Space and Time". Asteroid (4731) was named Monicagrady in her honour.
Grady was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to space sciences. She is the first UK scientist to be President of the international Meteoritical Society.
Grady is the oldest of eight children; her youngest sister, Dr Ruth Grady, is a Senior Lecturer in microbiology at the University of Manchester. Grady's husband, Professor Ian Wright is also a meteoriticist.
Full Professor, Institute of International Relations (PUC-Rio), Associate Dean for Research of the Social Science Center (PUC-Rio), Senior Researcher, BRICS Policy Center, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of St. Thomas
Dr. Monica Liu is a sociologist whose teaching and research interests include gender, globalization, family, immigration, race/ethnicity, Asia and Asian America, digital technology/media, and qualitative methods. She has explored the phenomenon of global internet dating and cross-border marriage between women from China and men from English-speaking Western countries. She is currently working on a new project that examines institutional racism against Asian women leaders in higher education.
Born and raised in China, Dr. Liu immigrated to the U.S. at the age of eight. Before joining the University of St. Thomas, she taught at Colgate University and Carleton College.
Associate Professor of Public Health, Boston University
Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is globally and nationally recognized as a researcher, educator, and thought leader on health equity, racial justice, and community-based research targeting chronic diseases. Dr. Wang has generated over $6 million in federal and foundation funding for her program of research and published over 60 peer-reviewed manuscripts and policy documents. Her prior leadership roles included serving as Chair of the Narrative Office at the BU Center for Antiracist Research and Chair of the Civic and Public Engagement Committee at the Society of Behavioral Medicine. One of her current studies is a randomized controlled trial of a youth empowerment intervention to reduce consumption of sugary drinks and obesity risk through youth narratives. As an expert in curriculum development, case-based teaching, and digital learning design, Dr. Wang has developed and taught graduate courses on the social determinants of health at Harvard and Boston University since 2010.
Dr. Wang has received numerous national, regional, and institutional awards for her research, teaching, and service, including the 40 Under 40 Leaders in Health Award from the National Minority Quality Forum, the Society of Behavioral Medicine Leading the Narrative Award, the Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Investigator Award, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, and the Boston University School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award and Excellence in Public Health Practice Award. At the national level, she advanced science communication initiatives through her former role as Chair of the Civic and Public Engagement Committee of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Dr. Wang has served as a consultant to one of the largest social media companies in the world on COVID-19 health misinformation management. Her work and insights have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The Boston Globe, and CBS. She obtained her doctoral and master's degrees from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.