Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Auckland
I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Psychology at the University of Auckland. I study cooperation and prosociality in humans, and how these behaviours relate to other aspects of our social lives, including politics and religion.
Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
My research has several branches. One examines trajectories of student achievement over several years. With various institutional partners I am compiling data sets that track students from their early years into post secondary levels, and to assess the impact of various interventions in reducing educational inequality. Another branch examines educational organizations, paying attention to the variety of school forms that are emerging at all levels of schooling, including various types of private schools and tutoring businesses, and various public schools of choice. In a third branch, I am attempting to contribute to sociological theories of education, variously interpreting how schooling and society have become more deeply ‘interpenetrated’ over time, charting different forms of cultural capital, and attempting to apply Interaction Ritual Theory to schooling.
Scott Ewing is a Senior Research Fellow at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation. He has fifteen years experience as a social researcher, both at Swinburne and in the private sector. He is currently managing the Australian component of the World Internet Project, a global survey of internet use and non-use.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington
Dr. Scott Hagan is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. He is a primary care physician with board certifications in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. His research interests includes patient-centered obesity care, evidence-based medicine, and primary care quality improvement.
Scott L. Montgomery is a university lecturer and author. His research and publications include areas in both the humanities and sciences, in particular history of science, intellectual history, language studies, and energy resources, technology, and security. He is the author, most recently, of Does Science Need a Global Language? (2013) and The Powers That Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-First Century and Beyond (2010). Forthcoming in 2015 are two works: Shape of the New: Four Ideas that Built the Modern World (with Daniel Chirot) and also A History of Science in World Cultures (with Alok Kumar).
Scott Lucas became Professor of International Politics in 2014, having been on the staff of the University of Birmingham since 1989 and a Professor of American Studies since 1997.
He began his career as a specialist in US and British foreign policy, but his research interests now also cover current international affairs – especially North Africa, the Middle East, and Iran – New Media, and Intelligence Services.
A professional journalist since 1979, Professor Lucas is the founder and editor of EA WorldView, a leading website in daily news and analysis of Iran, Turkey, Syria, and the wider Middle East, as well as US foreign policy.
Senior Lecturer in Environmental Change, Department of Economics, University of Strathclyde
I am a University of Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow (Society and Policy) since May 2019, having originally joined the Department of Economics (Fraser of Allander Institute) at the University of Strathclyde in September 2017, working on a collaborative project alongside the Department of Physics and the Stanford Photonics Research Center.
My backrgound is in environmental science, though I pride myself in being a truly interdisciplinary researcher. My qualifications include an MA(Hons) in Geography and Environmental Science, and a Master of Research (MRes) in Civil Engineering, both from the University of Dundee. I completed my PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 2013 in catchment hydrology, undertaking research that explored the impacts of environmental perturbations on natural river dynamics in Scottish uplands.
My research interests have continued to address the impacts of environmental change on large river systems. Between 2013 and 2016 I worked as a research fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Surrey, working on a NERC funded project that sought to assess and model the impacts of urbanisation and climate change on water quality in the Thames Basin. In 2016, I moved to the School of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Glasgow, working on an EPSRC project that sought to determine the interlinkages and feedbacks that exist between water, energy and food systems in the UK.
I am the Honorary Treasurer (and executive committee member) for the British Hydrological Society. I also serve as an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the upcoming Sixth Assessment Report, and I am part of the Position Statement authorship team for the American Geophysical Union, where I was recently involved in the determination of a climate change position statement for 2019.
My research investigates the role natural resources play in economic systems, and identifying the impacts of environmental change on economic sectors at a regional, national and international scale. Through my involvement with the Global Environmental Measurement and Monitoring (GEMM) Network at Strathclyde, I seek to explore how advances in earth observational technologies can better inform us on the likely impacts of climate change at a sub-national level, helping to drive the development of relative climate and environmental policies.
I am open to supporting PhD students that are interested in the role of the natural environment in economic systems, and undertaking transdisciplinary approaches to understanding the likely impacts of environmental change on human-environment systems (including economic impacts, health impacts, environmental system impacts and natural hazards).
Associate professor, UNSW Sydney
A/Prof Scott Mooney is a geographer and palaeoecologist in the Earth and Sustainability Science Research Centre (and the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers covering his interests in past climate change, human impact and palaeoenvironmental proxies (in particular, using charcoal to consider fire over hundreds to tens of thousands of years).
In 26 years at the College of Charleston, Scott Peeples has taught a wide array of courses, with topics ranging from Gothicism to 19th-century American poetry to Bob Dylan. He has published extensively on Edgar Allan Poe and other 19th-century writers, most recently as author of The Man of the Crowd: Edgar Allan Poe and the City and as co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Edgar Allan Poe. His essays have appeared in a wide range of academic and popular publications, including J19, Southern Cultures, Arizona Quarterly, Salon, and The Millions.
Dr. Peeples previously served as Chair of the English Department from 2012 to 2017. He is a past president of the Poe Studies Association and the Southeastern American Studies Association.
Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Boise State University
Scott Phillips is a full Professor in the Micron School of Materials Science & Engineering at Boise State University. He earned his Ph.D. from Paul A. Bartlett at UC Berkeley in 2004 and trained as a postdoctoral fellow in George Whitesides’ group (Harvard). He started his independent career at Penn State in 2008. His research interests include developing sustainable plastics, designing signal amplification reagents, and developing new classes of smart materials. Dr. Phillips’ awards include the NSF CAREER award, DARPA Young Faculty Award, Beckman Foundation Young Investigator Award, Eli Lilly and Company Young Investigator Award, the Arthur F. Findeis Award, and he held fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Research Foundation and the Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation.
Director of Environmental Law and Policy Clinic; Professor of Practice, Wake Forest University
Scott Schang is an expert on environmental law and governance. He is a Professor of Practice at Wake Forest where he directs the School's Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. He is also senior advisor on corporate engagement at Landesa, an international land rights NGO, where he advises on Landesa's work on responsible investment in land. He has extensive experience working with corporations, multilateral investment banks, international development agencies, international and local civil society partners, and community members in designing and implementing socially responsible practices and in designing and assessing the efficacy of environmental legal systems. He is past Acting President and Executive Vice President at the Environmental Law Institute, former Editor of the Environmental Law Reporter, and was in private practice with Cleary Gottlieb, and Latham & Watkins.
Associate Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of South Carolina
Scott Smith was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, and witnessed firsthand Orlando's growth from a small, relatively unknown town into the tourism giant that it is today. When Smith turned 16, he began his hospitality management career at Walt Disney World, where he continued to work throughout high school and college. After graduation from the University of Central Florida, he began his professional career with Marriott Hotels and held various positions in their hotel and resort division throughout the United States. Prior to his academic career, Smith also worked for Sheraton Hotels, Rosen Hotels, Walt Disney World, and Hilton Hotels in various management positions before returning to graduate school and completing his studies at the University of Central Florida's Rosen College of Hospitality Management. Smith currently holds a position with the University of South Carolina’s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sports Management as an assistant professor. Smith’s primary areas of research are pricing and revenue management in the hospitality industry. He also provides consulting to the hotel, resort and theme park industries.
Associate Professor of Law, The University of Melbourne
Dr Scott Stephenson is an Associate Professor at Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne. After receiving his BA and LLB(Hons) with the University Medal in Law from the Australian National University, he worked at the High Court of Australia for two years, first as the Court’s Legal Research Officer and subsequently as Associate to Justice Virginia Bell AC. He then obtained his LLM and JSD from Yale University. He has held visiting positions at the University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, King’s College London and University of Oxford. He is the Treasurer and a Council Member of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.
His research focuses on topics of Australian and comparative constitutional law and theory, including federalism, models of rights protection, the separation of powers, and the use of comparative materials. His book on the bills of rights in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, From Dialogue to Disagreement in Comparative Rights Constitutionalism, was awarded the Holt Prize in 2015. He has published in a number of leading Australian, Irish, UK, US and international journals, including the American Journal of Comparative Law, Dublin University Law Journal, Federal Law Review, International Journal of Constitutional Law, Melbourne University Law Review, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies and Sydney Law Review.
Researcher at CAP Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU National Security College, Australian National University
Professor of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh
Scott Kiesling's research in sociolinguistics focuses on the areas of language and gender, style shifting and stance, ethnicity, language change, and social meaning in language. He is currently pursuing social meaning and language change in Pittsburgh speech, and is working on a pilot project on the development of awareness of social variation in small children (this is not a reference to his own small children!).
Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, University of Utah
I am a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Utah and a National Institute of Justice LEADS scholar. I study policing and criminal justice policy. I am particularly interested in public perceptions of police use-of-force and the criminal justice system, investigative techniques in sexual assault cases, and crime deterrence policy.
Associate Professor in Law, UNSW Sydney
Sean is the Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and teaches and writes mainly in the areas of constitutional law, native title and Aboriginal land rights. After working as a judge's associate in the Federal Court, with various Aboriginal and other community organisations and in the Commonwealth Parliament’s research service, Sean joined the UNSW Faculty of Law in May 2002. He is the Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre’s Indigenous Legal Issues Project.
Chief Research Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Research Technology, Arizona State University
Sean Dudley is the Chief Research Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Research Technology at Arizona State University. He is also entering his fourth year as a Ph.D. student in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.
For over a decade, he has been developing ASU's Research Technology Office, which provides specialized technology solutions and services that enable and protect ASU’s research community and sponsored projects. The office also organizes collaborative projects across the three state universities and supports the advancement of Arizona’s technological infrastructure.
Dudley began his career in research information technology in 1998 at the University of Wisconsin. His passion for blending scientific research and technology later brought him to Tempe, where he initially worked at the ASU Biodesign Institute in the Center for Evolutionary Functional Genomics. Soon after, he advanced to a leadership role in the Knowledge Enterprise, allowing him to develop and provide many services to ASU's entire research community.
Dudley holds degrees in biology, computer science, and philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. He earned a Six Sigma Black Belt from ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
Professor, Communication, University of Utah
Sean Lawson is Professor of Communication and Director of the Edna Anderson-Taylor Communication Institute at the University of Utah. His research focuses on the relationships among science, technology, and security. In particular, he focuses on the intersections of national security and military thought with new media, information, and communication technologies (ICTs).
He is the author of four books. Most recently, he is co-author with Robert W. Gehl of Social Engineering: How Crowdmasters, Phreaks, Hackers, and Trolls Created a New Form of Manipulative Communication (MIT Press, 2022). He is also author of the book, Cybersecurity Discourse in the United States: Cyber-Doom Rhetoric and Beyond (Routledge, 2020). He is also the author of Nonlinear Science and Warfare: Chaos, Complexity, and the U.S. Military in the Information Age (Routledge, 2014). He is co-author (with Professor Marouf Hasian and Dr. Megan McFarlane) of The Rhetorical Invention of America’s National Security State (Lexington, 2015).
PhD Candidate, University of South Australia
Sean Mangion is a PhD candidate at the University of South Australia, researching in the field of skin therapeutics. He is also a medical student at the University of Sydney.
Associate Professor, Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra, UNSW Sydney
Sean O'Byrne is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School (Research) in the UNSW Canberra School of Engineering and Information Technology.
Hypersonics and re-entry physics
Sensors for hypersonic flight testing
Tuneable diode laser absorption spectroscopy
Laser-enhanced ignition in high-speed diffusive flames
Laser-based sensors for emissions monitoring, engine diagnostics
Thermal and chemical nonequilibrium in hypersonic flows
Aviation safety - laser pointer attacks on pilots
Research-led, project-based teaching
Courses taught include - Hypersonics, Microcontroller-based instrumentation
NRC Postdoctoral fellow
NASA Langley Reserach Center, Hampton, VA, USA (2002-2003)
New South Global Postdoctoral Fellow, UNSW@ADFA, Canberra Australia (2004-2006)
Industrial application of laser-based diagnostics
Gaeous mixing and pollutant dispersion measurement
Hypersonic technologies and their applications
Professor of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science and Biology, Drexel University
Sean O’Donnell has been teaching and doing research at the university level since 1996. His current research focuses on relating brain evolution and brain plasticity to ecology and behavior; evolution and development of animal thermal physiology; complex social and ecological group interactions; and the evolution of body shape and size. His study subjects include diverse social insects and arthropods (bees, ants, wasps, termites, and social spiders), and Neotropical birds. He collects data mainly in the Neotropics, with additional field work in Israel. Sean’s teaching interests span ecology, evolution and animal behavior, including tropical field courses. He regularly works as an expert science consultant with natural history film crews on location.
Associate Professor and Entomologist, University of Saskatchewan
My research interests are in the broad topic of insect ecology. Within that context, I conduct both fundamental and applied research on a variety of arthropod taxa. My primary fundamental interests are in the ecology and evolution of adaptive traits. I am particularly curious about traits that are associated with choices. This research has examined topics such as social polymorphisms, oviposition behaviors, mate choice, and host choice of parasitioids and herbivores. My applied research generally focuses on ecologically sustainable and sound methods of managing insect pests, especially disease vectors. In that context, I often focus on implications for Integrated Pest Management. Ideally, I strive to combine my two lines of inquiry and apply knowledge of ecological traits to develop management strategies.
Professionally, I spent 17 years working in software engineering for organisations such as British Telecom, Telstra Australia, Fitch Ratings, James Cook University and Lumata. Academically, I have recently returned to university to do a doctoral thesis on robot ethics. The working title is "Moral Code: Programming the Ethical Robot." To date, I have given 3 conference papers on programming ethics into robots.
Reader in Leisure and Tourism Management, University of Central Lancashire
Dr Sean Gammon has been writing and researching in sport tourism for twenty-five years; writing and managing the first undergraduate degree programme on the subject. Sean’s research interests mostly focus on sport tourist experiences, though more recently he has been exploring the breadth and significance of sports heritage in generating tourism. In addition to his work in sport tourism, he continues to contribute to the field of leisure studies, primarily focussing on the health-giving properties of leisure states of mind, as well as the use of leisure in education. Sean also supervises PhD and DBA programmes on numerous topics connected to leisure, heritage, leadership, sport and tourism.
NIHR Doctoral Fellow in Public Health, University of Cambridge
I am an NIHR doctoral fellow (2022-25), researching population-level approaches to dementia risk reduction. During my PhD I will be using mixed methods, including quantitative analysis, qualitative interviewing, policy analysis, and systematic reviewing. My background is as an applied public health academic, and I have been training as a public health specialty registrar in the East of England region since 2018. I qualified from Keele Medical School in 2015, and passed an MPhil in Public Health at the University of Cambridge in 2018-19 with distinction.
Lecturer in Economics, University of Stirling
Seda Erdem is a lecturer in Economics at the University of Stirling. Her research interests broadly include applied microeconomics, public health economics, behavioural economics and food and resource economics. More specifically, she is interested in consumer choice behaviour, decision-making and eliciting preferences in the fields of health, agri-food and environment.
Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting, University of South Africa
Professional - CA(SA)
Academic - PhD Candidate in Accounting Education (Specializing in diversity studies)
Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Oxford
Professor Fazel’s research focuses on the relationship between mental illness and violent crime, the mental health of prisoners, and violence risk assessment.
He was the expert forensic psychiatrist appointed by the UN-sponsored Khmer Rouge Tribunal to assess the fitness to plead and stand trial of the defendants in Case 002.
His clinical work includes sessions for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust as a visiting psychiatrist at a local prison.
Assistant Professor of Finance, University of Florida
Sehoon Kim's research interests include corporate finance, financial markets, corporate governance, sustainability, competition and public policy.
Senior Lecturer in Forensic Investigation, University of Winchester
Selina joined the University of Winchester in 2022 as a Lecturer in Forensic Investigation. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for the Forensic Investigation programmes.
Selina obtained her BSc (Hons) in Archaeological and Forensic Sciences at Bournemouth University in 2011. After leaving University, she became Project Coordinator with Victim Support for an Anti-Social Behaviour Project focussing on young offenders and victims. She then worked as a Youth Worker supporting young people between the ages of 11-26 in a satellite base in Southampton and led LGBTQ+ Breakout youth sessions.
Selina completed a distance-learning Master's degree in Politics of Conflict and Violence with the University of Leicester, with her thesis, 'How Proactive is the cruise shipping industry and the UK Government about the threat of maritime terrorism?' explores the gaps in maritime security.
In 2015 Selina joined Hampshire Constabulary as a Counter-Terrorism Prevent Officer in Special Branch, and then trained to become a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) within the Scientific Services Department, passing her Level 1 & 2 courses (deployable to volume and all major crimes). She was involved in and led several high-profile cases in Hampshire before joining the University of Portsmouth to teach Forensic Investigation.
Selina has dedicated her research time to looking at the use of Mixed Realities (MR/VR/AR) by creating a range of virtual simulations to embed into teaching and training, and to understand decision making.
Banting Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Political Science, Columbia University. Incoming Assistant Professor of Canadian Politics, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto
Semra Sevi is a Banting postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University and a visiting scholar at McGill University with the Institute for the Study of Canada.
Beginning in July 2023, she will be an Assistant Professor of Canadian Politics in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto.
Broadly speaking, she is interested in voting behaviour, political representation, public opinion, legislative politics, women & politics, partisanship and political methodology.
Before Columbia, she earned her PhD in the Department of Political Science from l’Université de Montréal and her Honours BA and MA from the University of Toronto.
Ph.D. Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Senthilkumar Duraivel is a graduate student from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his B.Tech degree in Rubber and Plastics Technology from Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, India in 2017. He joined the Angelini lab on Fall 2018. Senthil's research work focuses on genome sequencing based on a 3D printing method which uses jammed microgel systems as the 3D printing space and on developing low viscous microgels for 3D printing of silicone
Johanne s Kepler University Linz
Sepp Hochreiter is heading the Institute for Machine Learning, the LIT AI Lab at the JKU Linz and is director of private research institute IARAI. He is a pioneer of Deep Learning as he discovered the famous problem of vanishing or exploding gradients and invented the long short-term memory (LSTM).
Reader in Innovation and Technology Management, University of Portsmouth
I am a Reader (Assoc. Professor) of innovation and technology management. My research focuses on the intersection of innovation management and data science, with a particular emphasis on science, technology & innovation (STI) intelligence, technology foresight, and technology roadmapping.
I have also conducted research on policy development and assessment of emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI, and nanotechnology. To support my work, I use a variety of research methods including text intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning, patent analysis, scientometrics, and social media analytics.
My research is informed by theories and models such as diffusion of innovations, systems of innovation, and general purpose technology. I published in the top journals of innovation management and engineering management fields. I worked as a project lead and consultant in various innovation management and text intelligence-related projects.