Dr. Hans (J.P.) Vollaard is a lecturer of Dutch and European Politics at the Institute of Political Science since 2007. Before that he studied Political Science and was a PhD candidate at the same institute. His PhD research project explored changing political territoriality in the European Union. His other fields of interests are Euroscepticism in the Netherlands and Christians in (Dutch) politics.
Hans Westerbeek is Professor of Sport Business and Dean of the College of Sport and Exercise Science, incorporating the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL) at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.
He also holds an appointment as Chair of Sport Management at the Free University of Brussels (Belgium) and as Professor of Sport Business as the Real Madrid Graduate School (Spain).
Previously he was Head of the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and Professor of Sport Management at La Trobe University in Melbourne.
Prior to his academic appointments he worked as an academic and consultant in the fields of international marketing and sport business.
Hans has consulted to professional sport organisations, (inter)national and state sport associations, and local and state government in multiple countries, such as FIFA, IMG, Giro d'Italia, Sport Business Group, the governments of the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Australia and the Netherlands and Saujana Limited Group (Malaysia).
He has written 23 books on sport management, sport marketing and sport business related topics and he frequently consulted by the international media as a sport business expert.
Harriet is a researcher at the Oxford University FMRIB Centre (Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain). She recently moved to the UK from Australia, where she completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Queensland.
Her research interests cover a diverse range of topics regarding the brain plasticity and the area of the brain that represents the body (the somatosensory system). In recent studies she has investigated how we can use training to enhance the acuity of our senses - and further - how we can alter brain plasticity to further enhance this learning process. Her work also looks at how plastic changes occur in the brain after removal of sensory input - either through amputation of a limb, anaesthetics or other interventions. Finally, how learning and plasticity can alter the balance of neural excitation and inhibition and receptive field structures.
Harriet also loves teaching, and has taught a variety of courses within The University of Queensland and Oxford University on neuroscience, physiology and psychology.
Teaching Fellow in Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare, and Inclusive Pedagogy, Royal Holloway University of London
Harvey Wiltshire is Teaching Fellow in Early Modern Literature, Shakespeare, and Inclusive Pedagogy, in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research focuses on the significance of blood in Shakespeare’s poetry and drama, and explores the discovery of cardiovascular circulation by William Harvey. He's published on trauma theory and Shakespeare’s narrative poems, Kingship in 'Richard III', tear imagery in the poetry of John Donne, and has recently co-edited a collection of essays exploring the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the humanities, 'Lockdown Cultures: The Arts and Humanities in the Year of the Pandemic, 2020-21' (UCL Press, 2022).
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Kent
I am an evolutionary biologist and wildlife conservationist based at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent. I completed my PhD on the evolutionary history, ancestral origins and population genetics of invasive ring-necked parakeets. I previously worked as a postdoctoral research assistant for the Seychelles Islands Foundation to determine the evolutionary distinctiveness of the Seychelles black parrot.
I am a part of Dr Jim Groombridge's genetic research group, which focuses on conservation genetics, ecological and evolutionary studies. My research interests centre around evolutionary conservation genetics, phylogenetics and biogeography in both invasive and endemic species. I use molecular DNA techniques to understand fundamental eco-evolutionary questions in invasion biology and species conservation.
My research includes evolutionary phylogenetics and biogeography of globally invasive species across large continental systems, such as the ring-necked parakeet. I am also interested in the population genetics of small, endemic island species, in particular those in the Indian Ocean islands. I have studied the endangered Seychelles black parrot and Aldabran fody. I have also worked with a number of extinct parrots, successfully extracting DNA to resolve their taxonomic affinities.
Heath Brown is an assistant professor of public policy at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has worked at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office as a Research Fellow, at the American Bus Association as a Policy Assistant, and at the Council of Graduate Schools as Research Director.
He is the author of three books, including Lobbying the New President, Tea Party Divided, and Pay-to-Play Politics: How Money Defines the American Democracy, available in April, 2016 (http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A5175C).
In addition to his research, Brown is Reviews Editor for Interest Groups & Advocacy (http://www.palgrave-journals.com/iga/index.html) and hosts a podcast called New Books in Political Science (www.newbooksinpoliticalscience.com), where he interviews new authors about their political science publications. He is also an expert contributor to The Hill.
Brown currently a co-leader of the New York City Chapter of the Scholar Strategy Network.
Research Scientist in Public Policy, University of Texas at Austin
Quantitative and qualitative public policy analyst, evaluator and researcher in economic development and human development fields with over 15 years of pro-poor policy, evaluation and research experience. Adjunct lecturer and Teaching Assistant (2009-2011) in sustainable international development and poverty measurement. Doctorate in Social Policy, Brandeis University; Master of Public Affairs, LBJ School, University of Texas, Austin; Bachelor of Arts, International Affairs, University of Colorado, Boulder. Collaborating researcher for United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. Non-resident adviser on monitoring and evaluation Center for Global Development and Sustainability, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University. Developer of financial resources through donor research, grant proposal writing, and direct requests to foundations.
Professor of Film and Media, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Heather Hendershot studies conservative media and political movements, film and television genres, and American film history. She has held fellowships at Vassar College, New York University, and Princeton University, and she has also been a Guggenheim fellow. She is the editor of Nickelodeon Nation (2004) and the author of Saturday Morning Censors: Television Regulation before the V-Chip (1998), Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture (2004), and What's Fair on the Air? Cold War Right-Wing Media and the Public Interest (2011). For five years she was the editor of Cinema Journal, the official publication of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. During the 2014–2015 academic year, she was a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University where she wrote Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line.
Heather Massey is a Senior Lecture working within the Extreme Environments Laboratory in the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science at the University of Portsmouth in the UK. She has 15 years of experience in research in Extreme Environments, with a special interest in the physiological effects of cold water immersion.
As well as an academic interest in the cold water immersion she is also a keen long-distance open water swimmer. She has successfully completed a solo English Channel crossing and competed in the 2nd International Ice Swimming Association World Championship in the 1 km event, and has participated in numerous other long-distance swims and relays. With aspirations to do more.
Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen
I am a social scientist and health services researcher working on the integration of new health technologies (wearables, apps) into health and social care.
Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, University of Melbourne
The broad area of my expertise is the development of social behaviour, interpersonal relationships, and emotional functioning in childhood and early adolescence, with emphasis on interpersonal and environmental influences on child development. The specific area of my expertise the interpersonal and emotional developmental pathways of social anxious or withdrawn children over time.
Senior Beamline Scientist - Powder Diffraction, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Helen is a beamline scientist at the Australian Synchrotron. She supports users from many fields of science to carry out experiments to investigate the structure of materials.
Helen is a Planetary Geologist by training. She started her research career by investigating how the crystal structure of planetary materials can influence the geology that we see on the surface of icy moons in the outer Solar System. Subsequently, she investigated how minerals grow on Mars with CSIRO before joining the Synchrotron.
In the last few years Helen has been able to diversify her research. This has included collecting meteorites in the Nullarbor and developing new analysis methods using the synchrotron to unlock the secrets of the early solar system, as well as helping identify pigments in some of the oldest Aboriginal rock art.
Associate Professor, Public Governance, University of Melbourne
Helen Dickinson was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham in the UK.
Helen joined the University of Melbourne in 2013 as Associate Professor in Public Governance. She has published widely on topics such as governance, leadership, organisational behaviour and rationing in journals such as Public Administration, Public Management Review, Social Science and Medicine and Evidence and Policy.
Helen has also authored, co-authored or edited twelve books on topics such as governance, leadership and the reform of health care.
Since 2010 Helen has co-edited the Journal of Health Organization and Management and since 2012 has co-edited the Journal of Integrated Care. She is also an Associate Editor of BMC Health Services Research and the International Journal of Integrated Care.
Senior Lecturer in English, Literacy and Language Education, University of New England
Dr Helen Harper lectures in the area of primary English curriculum at the University of New England. She has worked as a mentor in literacy education, as a linguist in remote Indigenous communities, and as an EAL/D teacher. As a researcher she has also participated in multi-disciplinary teams investigating literacy interventions in remote schools, and the inter-relationships between education and health. Current research interests include teaching approaches that benefit marginalised students, including those with high levels of socio-economic disadvantage, Indigenous students and English language learners from refugee backgrounds.
Extraordinary Professor, Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria
Henning Melber (PhD) is also Senior Advisor/Director emeritus, The Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala/Sweden, Senior Advisor, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala; Senior Research Fellow, The Institute of Commonwealth Studies/School for Advanced Study, University of London;
van Zyl Slabbert Visiting Professor for Sociology and Political Sciences at the University of Cape Town in 2017; Professor Extraordinary, Centre for Africa Studies/University of the Free State, Bloemfontein; Co-editor: Africa Yearbook/Managing co-editor: Africa Spectrum/Editor-in-chief: Strategic Review for Southern Africa
Henrietta is a PhD student within the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. She completed her BSc in Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast in 2018 and her MSc in Health Psychology at King’s College London in 2019. Prior to starting her PhD, Henrietta worked as a research assistant in Queen’s University Belfast on a project related to stem cell donation.
Within Loughborough University, Henrietta researches weight management, in particular whether a small change approach may be an effective strategy for helping the public to manage their weight.
Director at the Centre of Human Rights Law Studies, Universitas Airlangga
Director at Centre of Human Rights Law Studies (HRLS), Faculty of Law, Airlangga University, and also Coordinator of Indonesian Lecturer Association for Human Rights (SEPAHAM Indonesia). PhD graduated from Leiden University Law School (2014), and Master of Arts in Human Rights and Social Development, Mahidol University (2006).
Actively working together with numerous human rights groups in Indonesia and international forum, such as ELSAM, KontraS, YLBHI-LBH Surabaya,Protection International, Southeast Asian Human Rights Studies Network (SEAHRN) and Epistema Institute. Can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor of Public Health, UMass Lowell
Associate Professor Thind has degrees in clinical medicine and public health. Her research interests include physical activity and yoga interventions for chronic disease prevention and control. She has expertise in designing and implementing randomized controlled trials. She has been involved in various funded research projects including a NIH/NCCIH-funded project to examine the feasibility of yoga for adults with type 2 diabetes.
Hilde Coffé is Professor in Politics at the University of Bath, Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies. Her main research interests include political behaviour, public opinion, political representation, and gender and politics.
Professor in Contemporary European History, University of Stirling
Holger Nehring is a historian of post-1945 Western Europe, with special interest in the history of peace and other forms of social activism in Britain and West Germany, the intellectual history of the 'nuclear age', and the social history of the Cold War. He received his training in contemporary history, political science and philosophy at Tübingen University (Germany), the London School of Economics, and (as a Rhodes scholar) at University College, Oxford. Before joining the Sheffield History Department in March 2006, he was based at St. Peter's College, Oxford, as a junior research fellow. His book "Politics of Security", a comparative and transnational study of British and West German protests against nuclear weapons and their meanings in the context of the Cold War from 1945 to the late 1960s, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2013.
Professor of Cinema Studies, New York University
Founding Director, Moving Image Archiving & Preservation MA Program; Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Education & Information Studies
Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Specialized in tissue engineering and stem cell biology, the Joyce Chen Lab applies technical advances (e.g. human pluripotent stem cell-based modeling, organotypic tissue engineering and single cell analysis) to pursue long-standing questions in cancer research, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. Our current main focus is to understand how cancers initiate and progress using various stages of human cells derived from pluripotent or adult stem cells, and design strategies to diagnose, categorize and treat the diseases more effectively. Another line of our work is to directly model and study human tissues or diseases “in a dish”, by in vivo molecule-mediated humanized mouse models, ex vivo organotypic re-cellularization or in vitro microfabrication.
The Chen group’s research interest is to integrate stem cell-based disease modeling, regenerative technologies, and single cell analysis to study organ damage repair, regenerative medicine, cancer, and other genetic diseases.
Hugh Breakey is a Research Fellow at Griffith University’s Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law. His work stretches across the philosophical subdisciplines of political philosophy, normative ethics, moral psychology, governance studies and applied philosophy. He is the author of 'Intellectual Liberty: Natural Rights and Intellectual Property' (Ashgate) and the co-author (alongside Charles Sampford and Ramesh Thakur) of 'Enhancing Protection Capacity: Policy Guide to the Responsibility to Protect and the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts'.
His works explore the ethical challenges arising in such diverse fields as peacekeeping, institutional governance, climate change, sustainable tourism, private property, medicine, and international law, published in journals including The Philosophical Quarterly, The Modern Law Review and Political Studies. He has taught philosophy and ethics at the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Bond University. Since 2013, Hugh has served as President of the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics. He is currently working on two federally funded research projects, one on professionalization of the financial services industry, and the other on the integrity of the global climate regime.
Dr Hugh Hunt is a Reader in Cambridge University's Engineering Department and recipient of the Royal Academy of Engineering Rooke Award for the public promotion of engineering.
His research interests include railway noise and vibration, gyroscopes and boomerangs, wave power, vibration of bell towers, and renewable energy.
He is Keeper of the Clock at Trinity College Cambridge.
His television documentaries on Channel 4 (UK), PBS Nova (USA), Discovery, History Channel, SBS (Australia) include:
2011 Dambusters, building the Bouncing bomb (Bombing Hitler's Dams)
2012 Escape from Colditz (Escape from Nazi Alcatraz)
2012 Digging the Great Escape
2013 Zeppelin Terror Attack
2014 D-day 360
2015 Building Hitler's Supergun: The Plot to Destroy London.
Hugh Martin is the coordinator of the Masters of Journalism Innovation program at La Trobe University.
Hugh has worked in a variety of digital editorial and publishing roles with Australia’s biggest news publishers. He was Editor of theage.com.au, Editor of News.com.au at News Corp and General Manager of APN Online, a division of APN News & Media.
He received a Walkley Award in 2004, and is a winner of two Melbourne Press Club Awards.
In 2014 he was a recipient of the Google/Walkley Foundation Grant for Innovation in Journalism.
PhD candidate in Behavioural Ecology, Wageningen University
Hugo Loning completed his Bachelor in Biology at the Universiteit Leiden in 2014 with a thesis on anthropogenic noise effects on blackbird song. Becoming more and more interested in animal ecology and bioacoustics, he continued his studies at Wageningen University. Here he conducted research on artificial light colour effects on bat roosting ecology at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and conducted a comparative study on acoustic adaptation in neotropical frog species in Panama in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. After obtaining his Master degree in Biology in 2018, he continued as PhD at the Behavioural Ecology Group in Wageningen. Here he studies vocal communication in wild zebra finches. This is done under supervision of Marc Naguib (Wageningen University) and in collaboration with Simon Griffith (Macquarie University, Sydney).
Professor of Economic Development, University of Hertfordshire
Hulya Dagdeviren is Professor of Economic Development at the Business School of University of Hertfordshire. Her research has focused on privatisation of public services and poverty and inequality. She published widely on water and electricity sector reforms. Her recent publications are on contractual disputes and renegotiations in privatised public utilities.
Dr Humeira Iqtidar joined King's College London in 2011. She has studied at the University of Cambridge (UK), McGill University (Canada) and Quaid-e-Azam University (Pakistan). Before joining King's, Humeira was based at the University of Cambridge as a fellow of King’s College and the Centre of South Asian Studies.
Humeira is a Lecturer in Politics of South Asia. She is also the Principal Investigator on the Tolerance in Contemporary Muslim Politics: Political Theory beyond the West project and Co-Convenor for the London Comparative Political Theory Workshop.
Humeira’s research is concerned with exploring the contours of social and political theory particularly in the South Asian context. She is interested in the shifting demarcations of state and market, society and economy, secularism and secularization. She has carried out ethnographic research with two Islamist parties in Pakistan, Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamaat-ud-Dawa for her previous research project. Currently her research has two key strands. One explores ideas and practices related to tolerance within the Pakistani context. The other engages with the relationship between liberalization and piety in both UK and Pakistan.
Humeira's research has featured in interviews and articles in The Guardian, BBC World Service, Voice of America, Der Spiegel, Social Science Research Council Online, The Dawn, Express Tribune and Open Democracy.
I am a Civil Engineer with credentials in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), transport planning and modelling. I have 30 years of engineering experience and have previously held a number of ITS positions including Director, ITS Research Laboratory at the University of Queensland and Director, ITS Australia.
My interests are in next generation smart infrastructure systems and the convergence of technology, infrastructure and human elements in our urban environments.
Associate Professor in Marketing, Heriot-Watt University
I joined Heriot Watt as a Reader from the University of Edinburgh and before that held the post of senior lecturer at University of Sydney. My main interests revolve around sustainability. I am the Sustainable Consumption theme leader for the International Sustainable Development Research Society and my research focusses on anti-consumption, consumer’s responses to scarcity and how consumers dispose of goods. This has led to policy work exploring ways to rebalance dysfunctional relationships with materialistic consumption. http://allofusfirst.org/library/from-i-to-we-changing-the-narrative-in-scotlands-relationship-with-consumption/
Starting with an interest in how the Scottish Green party were influencing the Scottish Independence referendum, I have spent the last 4 years studying volunteer participation in this event and the marketing practices deployed, including the use of Hope vs Fear appeals. As part of this, I conducted what is the most comprehensive survey of the Yes volunteers to date, the findings of which, published by CommonWeal “available via http://allofusfirst.org/library/the-yes-volunteers-capturing-the-biggest-grassroots-campaign-in-scotlands-history
This work has been widely reported in new media outlets such as Bella Caledonia, Common Space and Independence live and the Scottish Independence podcast. It is also making its way through academic journal review processes.
My research interests are centred on how heritage (traditional handcrafts) and digital practices fuse to form hybrid methods in moving image design. Practice-led research into my own moving image work formed the core of my doctorate research. My work in education has also informed my pedagogic research into internationalisation, the moving image and lens-based media, forming an argument for future directions in art and design practice.
Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, AMREP Department of Medicine, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne & Senior Medical Oncologist and Palliative Care Physician, Melbourne Oncology Group, Cabrini Haematology and Oncology Centre, Wattletree Road, Malvern, Monash University
*Medical Oncology Fellowship- Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 1983-4
*Clinical and Research Fellowship in Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, NY, NY 1985-7. (The first Australian to be accepted into this program)
*Palliative Care Physician, RGH, Victoria, 1987-90 (The first such position in Victoria)
*Established and ran first formal undergraduate teaching courses in palliative care at Melbourne University in 1987-90 and Monash University 1991-2004. Details of the Monash course were seen as novel and innovative and were published as a fast-track publication in ‘Psycho-oncology’ in 1994.
*Helped draw up the guidelines for the establishment of first free-standing, dedicated palliative care unit (Fairfield House) at Alfred Hospital Melbourne in 1988.
*Commenced and established the inpatient and day hospital medical oncology service at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne in 1987, now one of the largest in Australasia.
*Helped to establish the first dedicated and free-standing palliative care unit in the private sector in Australia at Cabrini Hospital, Prahran. This 22 bed unit opened in Nov 1999.
*Helped establish Cabrini’s own dedicated 24-hour domiciliary palliative care nursing service in 1999.
*Visiting Medical Oncologist, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne 1987-2011
*Involved in many oncology clinical trials at Alfred Hospital and Cabrini Hospital.
*Regular teaching of Monash undergraduate medical students in PBL tasks and in private office at Cabrini Hospital, a 550 bed, private not-for-profit university-affiliated acute care teaching hospital.
*Supervisor of Advanced trainees in Medical Oncology/Palliative Medicine
*Various publications on novel therapies; evidence-based clinical cancer research; palliative care; PSA screening for, and treatment of, early stage prostate cancer; alternative cancer therapies; and relationships between physicians and industry.
Associate professor in human geography, University of Oxford
My research explores the history of geopolitics. My first book, 'Cryptic Concrete' (2018, Wiley), examines West Germany's military landscapes, designed in the 1950s and 60s to protect and take life in nuclear war. 'Life, earth, colony' (University of Michigan Press, 2023) surveys the life, ideas and reception of Friedrich Ratzel (1844-1904), the controversial theorist of living space.
Emeritus Professor, University of Melbourne
Ian McDonald graduated with a PhD from Simon Fraser University in 1974. His fields of study are Behavioural Economics and Macroeconomics. Ian has been at the University of Melbourne since 1974. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1981, Reader in 1986 and Professor in 1990. In 2012 he was appointed emeritus professor. He has held visiting positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monash University, Nanyang University, Oxford University and Queen’s University. Ian has held a number of administrative positions including Head of the Department of Economics, University of Melbourne 1993 to 1996, Chair of the Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee, University of Melbourne, 1999 to 2000 and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1999-2002 and 2005. Ian is an Editor of the Australian Economic Review and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, Australia.
Ian McAuley's research and teaching interests are in the fields of public sector management and public policy.
He has qualifications in Engineering (BE) and Management (Dip Bus Mgt) from the University of Adelaide and public administration (MPA) from the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.