Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, University of Waterloo
Nancy Goucher has been the Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute for five years. In her role, she ensures the water research produced at the university is actively used and impacts the way communities and governments prepare for and manage increasing water-related threats. She brings an extensive network and her experience with policy decision-making to this position. Previous to the University of Waterloo, Nancy worked for 10+ years to shape water policy conversations across Canada, particularly in the Great Lakes. Nancy has previously held positions at Freshwater Future, Environmental Defence and the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW). She successfully advocated for a ban on the use of microbeads in pharmaceutical products, increased funding for the protection of the Great Lakes, brought Ontario into Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, and worked to ensure the passage of the Great Lakes Protection Act. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master’s degree in Planning in 2007. Her research focused on the identification of facilitating conditions for creating new knowledge and adapting to change in watershed-based organizations.
Professor of Political Science, Tulane University
Nancy Maveety is Professor of Political Science at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she teaches courses in constitutional law, judicial decision-making, and her latest special topics class “Booze, Drugs and the Courts.” She is the author of" Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: Strategist on the Supreme Court" and "Glass and Gavel: the U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol," as well as many scholarly works on the U.S. Supreme Court and American judicial politics, most recently Picking Judges (2016), a study of federal judicial selection politics styled as a presidential briefing book. She has also written an academic satire novel set in the Crescent City, The Stagnant Pool: Scholars Below Sea Level (2000).
Nancy Modesitt is an Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches Employment Law and Employment Discrimination. Before becoming a law professor, she worked at the U.S. Department of Justice as well as at several large law firms, where she specialized in employment law, including employment discrimination law. She is the lead author of Whistleblowing: The Law of Retaliatory Discharge. In addition to her academic work on whistleblowing, Professor Modesitt has testified before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on its strategic enforcement plan and proposed restructuring that agency to improve its ability to combat discrimination.
Research Fellow, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University
Dr Nancy Sadka is a Research Fellow at La Trobe University's Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), primarily in the Identification and Diagnosis research program. Dr Sadka' research originally focused on cognitive and curriculum development until she developed a passion for, and an interest in, autism.
Dr Sadka gained a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development (Early Childhood Education) with Distinction from the Lebanese American University. Dr Sadka has two minors in graduate Theology and Psychology and is fluent in French and Arabic. She was then awarded a scholarship to study in the United States, where she received her Masters and PhD from Bob Jones University in the areas of Cognitive Development and Curriculum Instruction.
Dr Sadka lectured on play and early development at the graduate department of the University of South Carolina and the subject of creative dramatics and learning at the Lebanese American University. Dr Sadka has a passion for research on autism spectrum disorder, where this research can be translated into the community to help support parents and carers of people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan. She also has an interest in co-occurring conditions in the early years including, but not limited to, Sleep Challenges, Anxiety, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Intellectual Disability.
In addition to her work in academia, Dr Sadka serves on several boards in the community for strategic planning and implementation of support for people with disabilities. She is also committed to working with faith-based communities for disability inclusion.
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Thompson Rivers University
Nancy Southin is an Associate Professor at the Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University, where she teaches a variety of supply chain management courses. Her significant experience as a supply chain manager inspires her to pass on the importance of good supply chain management practices to students. Nancy’s research interests include responsible supply chains, and teaching innovations. She received her PhD from the University of Calgary.
- PhD (Management with Specialization in Operations Management)
- Masters of Business Administration (University of Calgary)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurial Management) (Royal Roads University)
- Diploma of Technology (Operations Management) (BC Institute of Technology)
Professor of Sustainable Business Transformation, Munich Business School
Nancy E. Landrum, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sustainable Business Transformation at Munich Business School and Visiting Professor at Les Roches Global Hospitality Education. Dr. Landrum is co-author of Sustainable Business: An Executive’s Primer, co-founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Central Arkansas, and Principal at Sustainable Business Design Consulting and the Sustainability Training Institute. Dr. Landrum’s consulting, teaching, research, and service interests are in sustainable business practices, strong sustainability, stages of sustainability, biomimicry, circular economy, and base of the pyramid strategies.
Research Assistant in concept creep - Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne
PhD student at the University of Melbourne - Social psychology/ Natural Language Processing
Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Drexel University
Naomi E. Goldstein, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology, Co-Director of the JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology, and Director of the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform (JJR&R) Lab at Drexel University. Dr. Goldstein collaborates with community stakeholders to use social science research to improve juvenile justice policy and practice.
In partnership with juvenile justice agencies, she conducts translational research to guide large-scale system change, leads implementation projects to promote high-quality dissemination of juvenile justice reforms, and evaluates the effects of new programs and policy changes on youth and communities. For more than 20 years, her interdisciplinary work has emphasized the role of adolescent development in legal decision-making, justice-system policies and practices, and legal outcomes. She currently focuses on cross-systems efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, reform juvenile probation systems, establish positive police practices, and address racial and ethnic inequalities in the justice system.
Dr. Goldstein has served as primary investigator, co-investigator, or consultant on more than $20 million in federal, state, and foundation grants and has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, books, forensic assessment tools, juvenile justice treatment manuals, and police training curricula. Dr. Goldstein has authored, co-authored, and contributed to national and state juvenile justice legislation, policy reports, and amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, she has served on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals, national organizations' strategic planning and research advisory committees, and juvenile justice work groups and policy committees. Using her translational research and implementation science expertise, Dr. Goldstein and her interdisciplinary Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab also provide training and technical assistance to jurisdictions and agencies seeking to enhance their juvenile justice systems.
Research Assistant, Australian National University
Post Registration Bachelor of Nursing (ACU) 1995
Grad Cert Crit Care Nursing (NSW College of Nursing) 2001
Masters of Public Health (Nutrition) UQ
As well as her university affiliation, Naomi Hull is also Senior Manager Breastfeeding Information and Research, Australian Breastfeeding Association.
Naomi Hull is a Registered Nurse and an IBCLC of 13yrs during which time she has had her own Private Practice in Brisbane. She attained a Masters of Public Health (Nutrition) in 2017. Her passion for breastfeeding and lactation began after the birth of her first baby and led to training as a peer support counsellor in 2006. During her Master of Public Health, her interest in the ‘bigger picture’ grew stronger and for this reason, chose to look at the implementation of the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy (2010-2015) as the topic of her Dissertation. Naomi went on from there to become the National Coordinator of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative - bringing together the Australian team who have now completed two assessments of Australia’s policies and programs in 2018 and 2023. Naomi also works full-time in the National Support office of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, as a Senior Manager. Key priorities are to ensure up-to-date evidence-based information, advocacy and support of research both within the Association and supporting external projects that are relevant to ABA's mission and vision. She continues to feel strongly about finding a way to improve the breastfeeding experience for families by way of advocating for policy change in Australia.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Santa Clara University
Naomi Levy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Santa Clara University, a faculty affiliate at the Possibility Lab, and is a member of the Everyday Peace Indicators board of directors. Dr. Levy’s research centers on the relationships between ordinary citizens and the state. She employs community-based participatory methods to understand how the state can legitimize itself vis-à-vis the people and what might interrupt this process. With her work, she seeks to facilitate government responsiveness to community needs by amplifying the voices that are best placed to guide public servants.
Levy received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and also holds an MA in Social Sciences of Education from Stanford University School of Education. Her scholarship has been published in a broad range of academic journals, and she has received funding for her work from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Minerva Initiative, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the California Community Foundation / California 100 Initiative.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Toronto Metropolitan University
Naomi Lightman is Associate Professor of Sociology at Toronto Metropolitan University. Her areas of research expertise include migration, care work, gender, inequality, and research methodology. Her academic work has been published in journals including European Sociological Review, Journal of European Social Policy, International Migration Review and the Social Politics. In addition, she is the co-author of the second edition of the textbook Social Policy in Canada. Dr. Lightman has collaborated on research focused on immigration, race, and inequality with various social agencies and government bodies including Social Planning Toronto, the Wellesley Institute, the Calgary Local Immigration Partnership and the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association.
I am a historian of the early modern British Atlantic, with specific interests in the place of women within dissenting communities. I am currently adapting my PhD thesis (obtained from the University of Warwick in 2014) into a monograph titled: 'Female Friends and the early Quaker Community: Gender and Identity in the Atlantic Age, 1650-1750'. It advances existing knowledge on the experiences and social interactions of Quaker women in England and the colonies between 1650 and 1750 by reconceptualising the relationship between female identity and domesticity.
I am developing an innovate new research project on female enmity and conflict, entitled 'Making Enemies: Conflict, Disputes and the Cultivation of Female Identity in the early modern British Atlantic'. This project will provide the first in-depth study of female enmities in the 17th and 18th centuries and will question whether female antagonisms had a distinctly gendered dimension and how this transformed as it crossed the Atlantic.
I am currently working as a Teaching Fellow in Early Modern British History at the University of Warwick. In 2014-2015 I worked as a programme co-ordinator at the University of Oxford for the interdisciplinary research Centre Women in the Humanities (WiH), led by Dr Selina Todd and Dr Senia Paseta and co-ordinated the History Faculty’s Centre for Gender, Identity and Subjectivity (CGIS). I also acted as the Senior Editor for the Interdisciplinary Research Journal 'Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal' at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick and am also on the Steering Committee of the Women’s History Network and will be acting as Committee Liaison Editor for their journal Women’s History.
Dr Naomi Stead is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland, and Deputy Director of the research centre ATCH (Architecture | Theory | Criticism | History). Her research interests lie in the cultural studies of architecture - in its production, reproduction, and reception, and the place of architecture in the broader cultural imaginary. Current research projects examine experimental writing practices in architecture, and the representation of architecture and architects in popular media. She was a co-investigator on the ARC Discovery project 'The Cultural Logic of Queensland Architecture: Place, Taste and Economy' (2011-2014) with Prof John Macarthur and Dr Deborah van der Plaat, and was the leader of the ARC Linkage project ‘Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership’ (2011-2015) which led to the founding of the award-wnning website Parlour: Women, Equity, Architecture, edited by Justine Clark.
Having been trained as an architect at the University of South Australia, Stead received her PhD from the University of Queensland, and has taught at the University of Technology Sydney, and the University of Queensland. Her doctoral thesis, ‘On the Object of the Museum and its Architecture’ (2004), examined the cultural politics of architecture in recent, purpose-built social history museums.
Stead edited the 2012 book Semi-Detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture (Uro, Melbourne, 2012). She was from 2012-2015 co-editor of Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research (Norrkoping, Sweden), and from 2011-2014 editor of Architectural Theory Review (Sydney).
Stead has been a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden, and a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her scholarly work has been published in anthologies such as Critical Architecture (Jane Rendell et al. eds, Routledge, London, 2007), Architecture and Authorship (Katja Grillner et al. eds, Black Dog, London, 2007) and Architecture, Disciplinarity and Art (Andrew Leach and John Macarthur eds, A & S Books, Ghent, 2009), and Mongrel Rapture (Mark Raggatt and Matiu Ward eds, Uro, Melbourne, 2015). She has published in journals including the Journal of Architecture, Volume, OASE, Performance Research, JAS: Journal of Australian Studies, Fabrications, and Critical Studies in Television. She is a past Editorial Board member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand, and has edited three volumes of conference proceedings. She has supervised eleven PhD and research Masters students to completion, and been a keynote at Australian and international conferences.
Stead also maintains a number of ‘para-academic’ writing, exhibition, and art projects. These include the 2009 exhibition ‘Mapping Sydney: Experimental Cartography and the Imagined City’ at the UTS DABLab; the 2015 exhibition 'Hung Out to Dry: Space, Memory, and Domestic Laundry Practices,' with Kelly Greenop and Allison Holland at the UQ Art Museum; the 2015 exhibition 'Portraits of Practice: At Work in Architecture' with Justine Clark, Maryam Gusheh and Fiona Young at the Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney. In 2009 Stead made a series of short films for the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit in collaboration with Sam Scotting; she has an ongoing writing collaboration with Dr Katrina Schlunke of UTS; and continues an ongoing visual research project Documentation: The Visual Sociology of Architects.
Stead is widely published as an art and architectural critic, having written more than fifty commissioned feature and review articles in industry magazines. These include Places Journal (for which she is a columnist), Architecture Australia (of which she was a contributing editor 2003-2012), Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Monument, Artichoke, Pol-Oxygen, and [Inside]: Australian Design Review. In 2008 she was awarded the Adrian Ashton Prize for architectural writing by the NSW chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Lecturer in International Development, University of Bath
Naomi is a Lecture in International Development in the Social and Policy Science Department at the University of Bath. She was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Since 2010, she has carried out ethnographic and qualitative research in South Sudan on governance during war and peace. This has included research on patterns of violence, public authority, revenge, peace meetings, armed mobisations, humanitarian protection, Nuer prophets and famine. Her book 'Spiritual Contestations – The Violence of Peace in South Sudan' will be published in 2023.
Medical Student, McGill University
I am a 4th year medical student at McGill. My research interests are suicide prevention and knowledge translation.
Senior Lecturer Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge
Napoleon Katsos is interested in how experimental research in language acquisition and processing can inform theoretical linguistic inquiry and vice versa. His particular focus is in the area of semantics and pragmatics, especially implicature, presupposition and quantification. Together with colleagues, he has been awarded grants by the AHRC, the British Academy, the ESRC, and other funding bodies to work on aspects of experimental pragmatics with typically- and atypically-developing children and adults.
Napoleon is also interested in bilingualism, and is a founder member of the Cambridge Bilingualism Network.
Ph.D. Candidate, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech
Nareg Seferian defended his dissertation at the School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech in February, 2023. His doctoral research focussed on the province of Siunik in southern Armenia, using it as a case in investigating changes in geographical imaginations and the geopolitical culture of the country following the Second Karabakh War of 2020. From 2013 to 2016, he served on the faculty at the American University of Armenia. Nareg Seferian has conducted research, run courses, and delivered talks in Armenia, Turkey, Austria, and the United States. He holds a master's in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and a bachelor's in classical liberal arts from St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His published writings are available at naregseferian.com.
Divisional Executive, Developmental, Capable and Ethical State research division, Human Sciences Research Council
Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller holds the degrees of BJuris LLB LLM (UPE) LLD (UP). Previously she was Professor of law at Vista University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) before joining Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) as research director of social sciences in 2011.
Currently Prof Bohler-Muller is Divisional Executive of the Developmental, Capable and Ethical State research division at the HSRC. a former Adjunct Professor of the Nelson R Mandela School of Law at the University of Fort Hare and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State.
Prof. Bohler-Muller has over 100 peer reviewed publications and has co-edited five books on gender violence; human trafficking, the dynamic of BRICS, the evolution of the Constitution and the Blue Economy. She is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa and served as presiding officer for the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in Port Elizabeth for 7 years. Amongst others she has completed research consultancy work for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on HIV/AIDS, human rights and access to justice; and the Institute for Child Witness Research and Training on gender-based violence.
She has completed research fellowships at Griffith University?s law faculty in Brisbane, Australia; Birkbeck School of Law in London, UK; and the BRICS Policy Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prof Bohler-Muller represents South Africa as the head of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Academic Group.
Her research interests include international and constitutional law; human rights, democracy and social justice.
Final year PhD student researching Sylvia Plath's nature poetry, University of Huddersfield
I have a BA Honours in English and MA in Twentieth Century Literature from the University of Leeds. I am currently in my final year of PhD research at the University of Huddersfield. I am researching ecological readings of Sylvia Plath's poetry. I am also a qualified English teacher; I spent 12 years working as Head of Literature at a prestigious sixth form college in Yorkshire. I currently work part time in a high school in London, whilst I complete my doctorate.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Communication, La Trobe University
Nasya Bahfen is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at La Trobe University. She has taught at Monash University, UNSW, and RMIT and was previously a a radio and online journalist and producer for ABC Radio Australia and SBS. Her freelance writing and commentary includes feature articles and opinion pieces for the Age, Daily Life, the Far Eastern Economic review, and the Brunei Times; and hour-long radio documentaries for ABC Radio National and ABC Grandstand Digital. Nasya has postgraduate qualifications (PhD) in the sociology of the media, and extensive media and communications teaching and research experience. She has a first class honours degree in media from LaTrobe University and an undergraduate degree in journalism from RMIT.
Nasya's doctoral dissertation and research activity reflects the theme of internationalisation and diversity in the media and online, including the media of southeast Asian (Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore) and Australia.
Nasya teaches subjects in the coursework Master of Journalism and supervises higher degree by research students.
Lecturer in History, The Open University
I was awarded a PhD in Modern History from the University of St Andrews in July 2021, graduating in June 2022. My area of specialism is 18th-century European history, focussing on popular culture and questions of identity (gender, social, national). I was awarded an MA (Hons) in History from Queen's University Belfast in 2016 and a BA (Hons) in English and History from Queen's University Belfast in 2015.
At present, my research is focussed on the British monarchy in the 18th century, and I am currently writing a biography of Queen Charlotte for Routledge's Queens of England monograph series.
Graduate Student, University of Victoria
I completed my Master of Science in Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. During that time I used the UVic ESCM to model the global impact of carbon leaching from marine plastic pollution on different oceanic and atmospheric variables.
I am generally interested in studying plastic pollution and the effects of pollutants on ecosystems and its' processes.
Research Fellow on the ARC Laureate Project on the data revolution (www.fintechrevn.org), UNSW Sydney
Natalia Jevglevskaja is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law and Justice of the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney, Australia) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
In her role as a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Laureate Project ‘The Financial Data Revolution: Seizing the Benefits, Controlling the Risks’, she looks at how data and technology are transforming financial services in Australia and abroad and what measures may be required in the area of data and technology governance to facilitate innovation in finance.
Natalia’s broader research and teaching interests include general international law, comparative law, and the law of armed conflict.
Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music - Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
Natalia Kogut graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University in 2005, PhD in Law was awarded at Institute of State and Law named after V. Korezkiy of NAS (Ukraine). From 2009 till 2012 she was employed on different positions as a lawyer – from leading council to head of legal department of the Research Institute. She was combining legal practise with teaching.
After fleeing the war in Ukraine Dr Natalia Kogut held position of the research fellow in the University of Birmingham at the Department of Modern Languages, Cultures, Art, History and Music.
Sphere of scientific interests of Dr Natalia Kogut include: right to life and health, healthcare systems, ecological law, migrants’ rights, historical memory of migrants. The project with which she is dealing now is a Post Socialist Britain, where research is being conducted in the sphere of migrants and refugees’ welcoming, historical memory of migrants, aspiration and hopes of migrants. Also, Natalia Kogut is a specialist in human rights, right to health, comparative analyse of health care systems in different countries, she published quite a few articles in the sphere in scientific journals.
PhD Candidate in International Relations, University of Kent
Natalia Piotrowska is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Kent. Her research areas include international security, foreign policy analysis and Turkish foreign and security policy (with a special focus on Turkish-Israeli relations). Natalia adopts an interdisciplinary approach to her research, and draws from psychology and sociology in order to further the understanding of domestic and foreign policy of states. In her PhD project, the role of friendship in International Relations is explored through the theoretical prism of ontological security.
Prior to beginning her PhD, Natalia was awarded a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Sciences (focus: foreign services) from the University of Wroclaw (Poland). During this time, she was also an exchange student at the Yeditepe University in Turkey (2008/2009) and the Belgrade University in Serbia (2010/2011). Natalia was awarded the Scholarship for Academic Achievements by the Institute of Political Sciences at the University of Wroclaw, the Scholarship for Academic Merit by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education and the University of Kent 50th Anniversary PhD Scholarship.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Florida International University
Dr. Natalia Soares Quinete's specialities include: Environmental and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, PFAS analysis, Emerging Contaminants, Metabolites and Biomarkers. Her areas of reserach include: Method development based on mass spectrometry for targeted and non-targeted approaches with applications in environmental (exposomics) and bioanalytical chemistry (lipidomics and metabolomics); Monitoring and assessment of the occurrence, fate and transport of PFAS in environmental and biological samples
Biomonitoring of endocrine disruptor contaminants such as phthalates, hormones, PFAS, PCB metabolites, and other emerging compounds; and Study of biomarkers of exposure to a variety of environmental organic contaminants.
Research Assistant in Psychiatry, Wayne State University
Natalia Szura is a Research Assistant at the Wayne State University Department of Psychiatry. She is based in Detroit, Michigan.
She graduated from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor in 2022 with a BA in the English and Film, Television, and Media majors, as well as two minors, Writing and German.
During her time as an undergraduate student, she wrote for, and was promoted to Editor for, both the acclaimed
satirical newspaper, The Every Three Weekly, and feminist publication What the F magazine. Natalia has
over 30 written articles published by the former.
Natalia currently collaborates with scientists and doctors for academic and research writing for Wayne State University. Despite this, she holds experience writing for a range of audiences and contexts, including comedic writing, essay writing, persuasive writing, copywriting, blogging, and more.
Lecturer in International History, University of Strathclyde
I am a Lecturer In International History at the University of Strathclyde, and specialise in the history of the Soviet Union and the Cold War, especially in Africa. I am the author of "Cold War Liberation: The Soviet Union and the Collapse of Portuguese Empire in Africa, 1961-1975" (UNC Press, 2022), which examines Soviet support for anticolonial movements in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. I have also published several articles on Soviet and Czechoslovak intelligence in Africa and co-edited “Warsaw Pact Intervention in the Third World" (IB Tauris, 2018).
Professor Reading and Early Childhood Development, The Open University
Natalia I. Kucirkova is Professor of Early Childhood Education at The Open University, UK and at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Natalia’s research concerns innovative ways of supporting children’s book reading, digital literacy, and exploring the role of personalisation in the early years. Natalia’s research takes place collaboratively across academia, commercial and third sectors. Her latest book is "Inspirational Women in Academia Supporting Careers and Improving Minority Representation" by Routledge.
Photo: Anne Lise Norheim AYF
Research officer for the Welsh Institute of Performance Science, Swansea University
Dr Natalie Brown is a research officer for the Welsh Institute of Performance Science, based in the department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Swansea University.
Natalie has a background working as a physiologist in elite sport, optimising athlete performance. As part of this work she recognised the impact of female specific factors. As a result, Natalie has specialised in research relating to female athletes, focussed on the menstrual cycle and impact on elite performance to participation in physical activity. Her research works closely with Sport Wales and National Governing Bodies across Wales, along with schools to improve menstrual education provision.
Natalie has a particular focus on using her research to create change and translating knowledge into practice.
Lecturer in Geosciences, University of Montana
I have a passion for finding creative ways to teach and communicate the importance of geology – its application in everyday life, for inspiring students to explore their environment, and for encouraging their natural awe and respect for the Earth. I have a broad range of geologic interests ranging from broad-scale landscape evolution and sustainability to public science communication and wine and terroir. I am passionate about employing creative ways to communicate the importance and value of scientific understanding in everyday life and how critical it is that we as a species embrace sustainable practices now.
My recent research has focused on geoscience education, especially assessing the efficacy of pedagogic tools ranging from analog models of Earth systems to the integration of smart technology and augmented reality in learning experiences. My experience in post-secondary education has been driven by my passion for engaging and educating my diverse student body equally.
PhD Candidate, Conservation Policy, University of Oxford
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Biology at the University of Oxford. I am an ecologist with a background in researching how we can optimise environmental policy for the best outcomes for insect biodiversity.
My research looks at the conservation outcomes of ecological compensation policies (e.g., Biodiversity Net Gain) with a particular focus on the proxy biodiversity metrics used in these policies and how they reflect other dimensions of biodiversity. Currently, I am using DNA metabarcoding to measure invertebrate community diversity to analyse against baseline Biodiversity Net Gain scores in England.
PhD Candidate in Humanitarian Design and Infrastructure Studies, Arizona State University
For my doctorate, I am researching the architecture of homeless shelter design in Phoenix, Arizona. I am also a researcher in public participation of oil and gas pipeline in the United States. Prior to graduate school, I worked for 7 years in the public and private sector, practicing architecture.
Teaching Fellow in Department of English Studies, Durham University
I am a scholar of medieval romance and the history of ideas with a particular interest in embodiment. I've written on the medical humanities regarding women's health, on the transformation of the body, and on medieval swans. Ive had some small success working collaboratively with scientists, resulting in my being interviewed on Times Radio by John Pienaar, and featured in The Guardian, The Times, Science Magazine, and beyond. My current research looks at medieval ideas of causality for abnormal birth. I hold degrees from UNC (BA), Edinbugh (MSc), and Durham (PhD).
Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Studies, Griffith University
Dr Natalie Lazaroo is a Lecturer in Education (Drama) at Griffith University, where her research interests lie in cultural citizenship, socially engaged performance, arts-based research, and decentring/decolonising methodologies. Natalie has received grants for her work into the arts and cultural citizenship with disadvantaged young people in Singapore, where she has been involved in a long-term and ongoing collaboration. Along with Dr Tanja Beer and Dr Linda Hassall, Natalie is a co-director of the Performance + Ecology Research Lab (P+ERL), which explores the intersections between creative practice and ecological ways of being, knowing, and doing.