Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the Dept of Political Science and Interational Studies and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, University of Birmingham.
Leader of an ESRC seminar series on The Future of American Power, running 2013-14.
Former convenor of the US Foreign Policy group of the British International Studies Association, 2008-12.
I blog at www.beingrealistic.com, and you can follow me on Twitter @adamjamesquinn or Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/#!/adam.quinn.161
My work profile is at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/government-society/quinn-adam.aspx
Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Guelph
Adam Sneyd is an Associate Professor with the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. He is the co-author of Commodity Politics: Contesting Responsibility in Cameroon (McGill-Queen's 2022), and the author of Politics Rules: Power Globalization and Development (Fernwood Publishing and Practical Action Publishing, 2019), Cotton (Polity Press, 2016) and Governing Cotton: Globalization and Poverty in Africa (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). Adam's research focuses on the global politics of commodities, and has emphasized food, resource and development challenges in African contexts.
Ph.D. student at the Invasion Science & Wildlife Ecology Group, University of Adelaide
As part of the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS), my research investigates patterns of the illegal and unsustainable trade of wildlife products in and out of Australia. By combining a range of analytical techniques, I aim to effectively monitor and reduce illegal harvesting, exotic incursions and online wildlife trade. I have completed a Bachelor of Science as well as Honours First Class at The University of Adelaide and I am currently a member of The Invasion Science & Wildlife Ecology Group.
I am a researcher and lecturer in the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, and a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. My research focuses on the analysis of ancient human DNA, specialising in prehistoric population genetics, Y-chromosomal history, detecting genetic diseases in ancient populations and developing new methods for analysing ancient DNA.
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
Adam Taylor is a Lecturer in Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. He has over 25 years experience as a senior school and system leader in the Australian non-government schooling sector.
Associate Professor (Research), Coventry University
Dr. Adam James Fenton is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR). His current research project STRAITSECURITY: Hybrid threats to Maritime Security, is an assessment of cyber and cyber-physical vulnerabilities in the world's busiest shipping lanes, and received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under a MSCA research grant. He has published multiple articles about maritime security, international law, piracy, terrorism and maritime technology. In addition to being admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Australia, he has worked in border protection as a Fisheries Officer in Foreign Compliance Operations with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.
Assistant Professor , University of Iowa
Dr. Adeagbo is an applied social scientist with extensive research experience working collaboratively with local and international institutions on HIV-related research in the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, and most recently, Zambia. He has conducted research with adolescents, youth, and older people. He has explored the impact of class, race, gender, education, violence, substance use, employment status, and other related factors on individual health over time. The guiding principle of his research is to reduce the adverse health and social impact of diseases while advancing population health, especially in resource-constrained settings. His research activities have focused on global health, rural health, stigma reduction interventions, telehealth interventions, HIV treatment and prevention, qualitative research method, sexual and gender minority health, implementation science and evaluation of complex interventions. Recently, Dr. Adeagbo has developed additional research interest in bioethics and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Professor of Drama, Theatre and Film Studies, University of Jos
I worked as a journalist with the defunct Sketch Press Limited, Ibadan between 1993 and 2001 as production editor while pursuing my postgraduate studies. Moved over to Fountain Newspapers Limited, Ado-Ekiti as news editor and bureau chief, before leaving in 2002 to complete my PhD programme at the University of Ibadan. I eventually bagged the PhD in 2005 while working with the Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC, Jos, Nigeria.
I left the NFC in 2010 as head of industry support services and registrar, Motion Picture Council of Nigeria, MOPICON, working on the agency for the professionalisation of the burgeoning film Industry, and joined the University of Jos as a lecturer. I was announced Professor of Theatre and Film Studies in March 2021 with effect from 1 October 2019. I run a book publishing outfit, Dynastygold Impact Publishers, as a division of Dynastygold Global Impact Communications.
Research Director - Public Health Institutions, Global Strategy Lab, York University, Canada
Adèle Cassola is the Research Director of the Public Health Institutions program at the Global Strategy Lab at York University, where she leads research on the roles of senior public health officials, the politics of scientific evidence in public health policymaking, and public health governance more generally. She is the co-editor of the recent book Integrating Science and Politics for Public Health. Her work has been published in interdisciplinary journals including Policy & Politics, Health Policy, the International Journal of Human Rights, Urban Studies, and the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. Adèle has led large-scale, globally comparative policy research on equity in legal rights protection with the World Policy Analysis Center at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University, and has conducted community-based research with civil society and government agencies in Toronto and New York City.
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC), London School of Economics and Political Science
Adelina Comas-Herrera is the director of the new Global Observatory of Long-Term Care based at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics. She is currently principal investigator of a project on what lessons the English social care system can learn from the COVID experiences of other countries, and one strengthening responses to dementia in England, with a specific focus on care inequalitites.
During the COVID pandemic she led the LTCcovid.org platform, an initiative linked to International Long-Term Care Policy Network that shares evidence and resources to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 amongst those who use and provide long-term care. She was a regular attendee of the SAGE Social Care Working Group meetings from May 2021.
Previously she was co-lead of the Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE) project. Funded by the Research Councils UK Global Challenges Research Fund, STRiDE was a multi-national project covering Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, and South Africa. The project aimed to build capacity to generate research that supports the development of policy responses to dementia, with related projects also under way in Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Her main research interests are economic aspects of care, treatment and support of people with dementia, and long-term care financing, both in the UK and globally. She has extensive experience in developing simulation models of the future resources required to address long-term care needs and needs arising from dementia.
She has a background in Economics (BA and MSc, Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and is currently Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She has been a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank’s ageing and long-term care programme and for the World Health Organisation’s Department of Ageing and Life Course, preparing a country self-assessment tool for long-term care. She was a co-author of the 2016 and 2019 editions of the World Alzheimer Report.
Post-doctorate researcher, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, visiting lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
Adeline Morez is a biological anthropologist who specialises in the study of population genetics. After a Master’s degree in Ecology and Evolution, she studied ancient DNA to directly infer past human movements, focusing on Africa and Europe for her PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK). She is now a post-doctoral researcher at the EDB laboratory (CNRS, France). Her main interest is understanding how environment and culture have shaped human genetic diversity – through isolation, gene flow and selection – in Papua New Guinea and the islands of Southeast Asia.
Fellow at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University
Dr. Ademola Adenle was a Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at the United Nations University, Headquarters, Japan. Dr. Adenle specializes in science and technology in addressing sustainable development challenges including climate change, food insecurity, energy and health problems. Dr. Adenle is currently affliated with the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, USA
Vanguard Fellow, University of Birmingham
Adenike Akinsemolu is a Vanguard Fellow at the University of Birmingham, a Senior Research Fellow at Afe Babalola University, and the founder of the Green Institute. She is an expert in the field of environmental sustainability with over 10 years of experience in education and research. Adenike is a National Geographic Educator and a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. She is committed to finding bold and effective solutions to complex challenges, including the fight against climate change. Adenike has a deep passion for promoting sustainable practices and solutions for organisations and communities, and she has a strong track record of success in developing and implementing sustainable initiatives. In addition to her work as an educator and researcher, Adenike is also the author of several books on sustainability, including "Principles of Green and Sustainability Science (Springer 2020)," "Biological Science, A Concise Introduction (The Green Institute, 2022)," and "An Introduction to Green Education (National Geographic, 2022)." She is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and share her knowledge and expertise with others who are committed to protecting the environment. She has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Conservation Leaders in Africa by the WWF. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Aditi U. Gurkar is an Assistant Professor in the Aging Institute, Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. I believe that aging is one true mystery that surrounds us. Aging is inescapable and unfortunately the principal risk factor for a number of diseases including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer disease (AD). If we can therefore unlock this mystery at a molecular level, we could uncover the Fountain of Youth and live healthier, fuller lives.
MA student in Public Policy and Global Affiars, University of British Columbia
Adiya is an open-minded and internationally oriented individual currently completing her first year in Master's in Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) at the University of British Columbia.
She is a member of the Institute of Asian Research and has a wide range of experience working in the Public and Private sectors, including the International Centre for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the aegis of UNESCO (Category II). She has fluency in English, Spanish, Russian and Catalan. Her goal is to become a global leader in sustainable and equitable business development and social justice.
Lecturer: Physical Geography and GIS, University of the Free State
Dr Adriaan van der Walt, Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of the Free State (UFS), focuses his research on biometeorology (a specialist discipline exploring the role and climate change in physical and human environments) as well as climatology and geographic information systems.
I am a PhD student at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Since 1998, I have had great interest in electoral politics, and I keenly follow both Australian and US elections. In the lead-up to the Australian Federal election, I will be writing a post every week about the latest polls and what they mean for the number of seats that will be won by each party in the 150-member Australian House of Representatives.
Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
I received my Ph.D. in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute in May 2020. Currently, I obtained a Humboldt postdoctoral grant to carry out my research at the Institute for East European and International Studies (ZOIS) and Berlin Social Science Centre, Transformation of Democracy research unit.
My research interests include elite politics, authoritarianism, indoctrination, business power, regime change, and other fascinating topics in comparative politics and political economy.
My largest project focuses on divisions within the ruling elite in electoral autocracies -dictatorships that hold multiparty elections. It provides a novel theory, data, and research to explain the strains and disruptions within authoritarian governments as well as defectors’ contribution to regime change.
While I am writing my book manuscript on elite defections in electoral autocracies, I collaborate with two international teams at the University of Oslo and Glasgow in two ERC-funded projects on regime-led indoctrination. I also participate in a project that examines when, why, and how politicians reach law-making agreements, coordinated by the National Distance Education University. see more in my website: www.adelrio.com
Associate Professor, Monash University
Adrian Dyer is a vision scientist and photographer seeking to understand how the representation of an image is created, and can be used to interpret the complex world in which we live. Research interests centre on understanding how visual systems learn perceptually difficult tasks. This work involves both using human psychophysics and imaging studies, as well as experimenting with how the miniature brain of a bee can form visual representations to make decisions in complex environments.
Professor of Data Analytics, Bangor University
Adrian Gepp is a Professor of Data Analytics at Bangor Business School, Bangor University, UK. He leads the new undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Business Data Analytics offered by Bangor Business School. In his research, Adrian uses advanced statistical modelling and modern data analytics to reveal unique insights about problems of economic and social importance. In addition to his award-winning research in fraud detection, Adrian researches in a wide variety of areas including education, marketing analytics, health analytics, sports analytics and predictive modelling in business and finance. He has over 60 peer-reviewed research outputs. In addition to specialising in industry-funded research projects, his research is published in top international academic journals and has been presented at leading international academic conferences. He is also on the editorial board of multiple international academic journals. Adrian is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a member of other accounting and finance societies. As an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, he has taken roles such as Chapter Vice-President.
Adrian Lee is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests include asset pricing, individual investors, funds management, real estate and market microstructure.
Assistant Professor, Journalism, Toronto Metropolitan University
Adrian Ma is an award-winning journalist, multimedia producer, professor and author. He specializes in teaching digital news reporting, personal branding and 360/VR storytelling at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He has more than 15 years of professional experience as a writer, editor and content creator and has worked for numerous Canadian news outlets including the CBC and the Toronto Star. He has also written a book about Chinese-Canadian history titled, "How the Chinese Created Canada" (Lone Pine Publishing, 2010).
Clinical Associate Lecturer in Medicine, University of Sydney
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia
Adrian Wayne is a Senior Research Scientist (Forest Fauna Ecology) with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (and its predecessor agencies CALM, DEC & DPAW) and has led the Forest Ecology Research Team since 1997.
In 1994 he co-rediscovered the Gilbert’s potoroo - previously thought extinct. Based in Manjimup, Western Australia, he researches the ecology of forest vertebrate fauna (frogs, reptiles and mammals), focusing on work relevant to the conservation and management of threatened and sensitive species.
This has included investigating fauna responses to timber harvesting and prescribed burning, and the ecology of the koomal (common brush-tail possum) and the ngwayir (western ringtail possum) in the jarrah forest, mammal declines with a focus on the woylie, and introduced predator ecology and management. Providing scientific, ecological and biological expertise to biodiversity conservation and management is also an important part of his role
Professor of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Manchester
Adrian Wells is Professor of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology at the University of Manchester and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at GMMH NHS Trust. His research interests are in the field of mental health where is has developed new theories and effective treatments for anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. He is the originator of metacognitive therapy, a novel evidence-based approach that is improving psychological outcomes in mental health and physical heath settings.
Visting Reseach Fellow in Environmental Systems, Cranfield University
Adrian’s career started with research into waste management and progressed into a wide range of experimentally-based agri-environmental research including: biological treatment systems, silage conservation, gaseous emission measurement and control, and improved manure management methods. He later concentrated on mathematical modelling, initially using process models, leading to work in whole-farm agri-environmental and systems modelling, and systems-based, environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
This addressed subjects from individual food commodity production to changing national diets and the implications for the environment. He also explored, with LCA, the benefits of improving cattle health on GHG emissions and comparing cattle production systems with a range of intensities.
Recent work focussed on the LCA of GHG removal (or net emissions technology – NET), particularly using soil management, along with the valuation of the environmental impacts of scientific activities.
Professor of English and Emma MacLachlan Metcalf Chair of Humanities, Boston University
Adriana Craciun specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century British literature and culture, with current research in Arctic humanities, exploration studies, science studies, historical geography, history of collecting, Enlightenment, history of the book and of authorship. Her most recent book, Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration (Cambridge UP, 2016), was shortlisted for the 2016 Kendrick Book Prize by the Society for Literature, Science & the Arts, and uncovers a rich textual and material archive of Arctic exploration culture from the 17th century through to our own era of renewed interest in exploration’s contentious legacies.
She is also the author of Fatal Women of Romanticism (Cambridge UP, 2003) and British Women Writers and the French Revolution: Citizens of the World (Palgrave, 2005), which focused on women writers’ significant contributions to Romantic-era thinking on the body, gender, revolutionary politics, and cosmopolitanism. She is the editor of several essay collections, most recently the volumes Curious Encounters: Voyaging, Collecting and Making Knowledge in the Long 18th Century (2019), and The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences, co-edited with Simon Schaffer (2016), and the special issue of Eighteenth-Century Studies on The Disorder of Things (2011).
She has published numerous essays in journals such as PMLA, New Literary History, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature, European Romantic Review, Atlantic Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Before coming to BU, Craciun taught at the University of California-Riverside, the University of London, and the University of Nottingham, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), the Fulbright Program, and the National Maritime Museum (UK). She is the editor of Studies in Romanticism, the flagship journal of Romantic literary studies founded at BU in 1961.
Current book-length projects include: Arctic Enlightenments, a study of botanical vitality, temporality, and collecting from the Enlightenment to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault; Arctic Mobilities (co-authored with Michael Bravo); The Star Gazers: Astronomy, Poetry and Sexuality in 19th-Century Ireland. She also runs the Cultures of Science interdisciplinary research seminar at BU, and serves on the Executive Board of the Center for the Study of Europe, and as Associated Faculty at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.
Animal welfare researcher, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (México)
D.V.M. focused on animal welfare, animal behavior, and neurology. Another field of research is neurobiology and pain assessment in animals.
Professor in marine ecology, UNSW Sydney
I'm a marine ecologist based at The University of New South Wales in Sydney. My research focuses on the impacts of climate change on marine communities and on developing restoration solutions to re-establish lost underwater kelp forests and seagrass meadows.
I am researching the process of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the ancient Mars atmosphere being sequestered into stable mineral carbonate. Such carbonate minerals have been observed by satellite, rovers, landers and in meteorites from Mars that have landed on Earth. I examine these sources and attempt to resolve the mineralogy and reaction pathways involved. There is a lot of advanced microscope work of Mars fragments, which I love. I also conduct laboratory experiments in pressure vessels that mimic early Mars hydrothermal systems.
We can utilise the same reactions in rock formations on Earth to store atmospheric carbon dioxide as minerals. A method much more stable than other current carbon capture and storage methods. I am also working with Engineers in Space Glasgow to build a new prototype rover tool that uses ultrasonic grinding to expose a smooth rock surface, so that rock reactions can be observed more clearly.
I write weekly for the Huffington Post and run the public outreach project 'Science Hooker': Check it out.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
I am an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where I run the Emotion and Behavior Lab. My lab studies the dynamic process of building and maintaining social connections at multiple levels of analysis: at the level single interactions, we examine how people use laughter, conversation, and synchrony to connect; at the level of social networks, we examine how people build ties to a community; and at the level of societies, we examine the social consequences of cultural diversity. I earned my PhD in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and did my postdoctoral work at Dartmouth College. My research is currently supported by an NSF CAREER Award and a Templeton Foundation grant. I am a proud Kansas Citian and lover of dogs, drawing and oil painting, and piano.
Research Fellow, Center for Cultural and African Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Dr. Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie is a researcher with interests in studying Sociology and African studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Before her appointment at KNUST, she worked for three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana on the project titled "Advancing Creative Industry for Development in Ghana". This project explored how the Ghanaian creative industry can be enhanced to contribute to national development.
Dr. Bobie obtained her PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Her PhD explored how contemporary Africa fashion designers combine global influence with ethno-cultural factors to produce aesthetic cosmpolitan fashion in Lagos, Nigeria. She argues that, the conscious intersection of the global with the local by African designers, positions African fashion across national borders, emanating in the creation of Aesthetic Cosmopoltanism fashion.
Adwoa obtained her MPhil degree at the University of Ghana from the year 2014 and Bachelor’s at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) in 2010. At the MPhil, she worked on “The Youth in the Ghanaian Fashion Industry” which discusses the creativity of young Ghanaian entrepreneurs who are changing the face of fashion with no or little formal training in fashion.
She participated in the first CASB/CODESRIA Summer School programme through which she earned a scholarship with the Fondation Oumou Dilly for her PhD. Adwoa worked as research assistant and also as a freelance research consultant from 2014 to 2016. Major among the projects was “Because I Am a Girl” project funded by Plan International, a United Kingdom based NGO and others funded by Marie Stopes and MasterCard Foundation.
Reader in Diabetes and Mitochondrial Research, King's College London
I am a molecular biologist with a very keen interest in all things mitochondria. I run a lab in the diabetes dept at King's College London. Our research is focused on the molecular pathways by which oxidative stress induced changes can contribute to diabetic complications and neurodegeneration with a particular interest in the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in this process. Additionally, we are developing methods to measure mitochondrial health and dysfunction in experimental models and humans, and methods to protect mitochondrial health.
Research fellow, RMIT University
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Middle East Politics & International Relations at Keele University, Keele University
Dr Afshin Shahi is an associate professor (senior lecturer ) in Middle East politics and International Relations at Keele University. He obtained both his MA and PhD from the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. Prior to joining the School of Social, Political, and Global Studies in 2023, he worked at the universities of Durham, Exeter, and Bradford.
In 2018 he was a visiting research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His research interests encompass Iranian politics, climate change and conflict, sectarianism, and political Islam in the Middle East. His articles have appeared in scholarly outlets including the Middle East Journal, the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and the Journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.
He is the author of the Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia (Routledge, 2013) and the co-author of a forthcoming book, Iran: the Shia State and the Sunni Minority. He has been part of various editorial boards and for about four years he was an associate editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. He is a regular contributor to national and global media outlets including the BBC and Aljazeera. His opinion pieces have appeared in various publications including Forbes magazine, Foreign Policy magazine, and the Conversation. He also actively works with both practitioners and stakeholders in his field. In 2017, he was a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at the University of Bradford.
His research interests include Middle East politics & security, political Islam and religious sectarianism. He is the author of 'The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia' and a number of peer-reviewed articles. He has contributed to international media outlets including, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Bloomberg Business, the Telegraph, National Public Radio (US) ITV, Sky News and the BBC.