Professor of Political Theory, University of Sheffield
Alasdair Cochrane’s main research interests include: contemporary political theory, rights theory, human rights, environmental ethics, animal ethics and bioethics.
Associate researcher, University of Antwerp
I am Dean of the Faculty of Political Science at the Catholic University of Congo and an Associate Researcher at the University of Antwerp. My research focuses on urban governance, police sector reform and informal economy in the Democratic Republic of Congo. My research can be accessed here: https://repository.uantwerpen.be/desktop/irua
Alberto Molina Pérez es investigador postdoctoral en el Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA-CSIC). Anteriormente, fue investigador "Juan de la Cierva Formación" en la Universidad de Granada. Se doctoró en 2017 en Filosofía por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Realizó estancias de investigación en las universidades de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Francia) y de Lausanne (Suiza). Sus principales áreas de investigación son los modelos de consentimiento para la donación de órganos cadavéricos y los criterios de determinación de la muerte. En el primer caso, se trata de entender cómo funcionan los modelos de consentimiento tanto en la ley como en la práctica, especialmente cuando se tienen en cuenta los deseos de los familiares, y de explorar el conocimiento y las actitudes del público hacia dichos modelos. En el segundo caso, se trata de analizar los criterios médicos y legales de determinación de la muerte desde una perspectiva epistemológica y, en particular, de analizar el uso del concepto de función en dichos criterios.
Currently Senior Lecturer in International Law at Anglia Ruskin University. My areas of specialization include Public International Law and International Criminal Law.
PhD (City University London), M.A. (University of Lancaster), M.Sc. (FLACSO Argentina), M.Eng. (ITBA)
Medical Doctor; Co-Founded NCDFREE and festival21; Associate Researcher, University of Copenhagen
Dr Demaio trained and worked as a medical doctor at The Alfred Hospital in Australia. While practising as a doctor he completed a Masters in Public Health including fieldwork in Cambodia to develop and evaluate a community-based, culturally appropriate health intervention for noncommunicable diseases, particularly diabetes.
In 2010, Alessandro relocated to Denmark where he completed a PhD with the University of Copenhagen, focusing on noncommunicable diseases. His doctoral research was based in Mongolia, working with the Ministry of Health. He designed, led and reported a national epidemiological survey, sampling more than 3500 households to better understand national knowledge, attitudes and practices on noncommunicable diseases and risk factors and provide policy recommendations to address them.
Alessandro held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School from 2013 to 2015, and was assistant professor and course director in global health at the Copenhagen School of Global Health, in Denmark. He has established and led the PLOS blog Translational Global Health, and has served on the Advisory Board of the EAT Initiative: the global, multi-stakeholder platform for food, health and environmental sustainability. To date, he has authored over 20 scientific publications and more than 80 blog articles.
In his pro bono work, Dr Demaio co-founded NCDFREE, a global social movement against noncommunicable diseases using social media, short film and leadership events – reaching more than 2.5 million people in its first 18 months. Then, in 2015, he founded festival21, assembling and leading a team of knowledge leaders in staging a massive and unprecedented, free celebration of community, food, culture and future in his hometown Melbourne.
In November 2015, Alessandro joined the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization (Geneva), as Medical Officer for noncommunicable conditions and nutrition.
While a staff member of the World Health Organization, Alessandro alone is responsible for the views expressed in this column, and they do not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of the World Health Organization.
Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
Alexander Bacalja is Senior Lecturer of English and Literacy Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Language and Literacy Research Hub. After beginning his career as a secondary English teacher, Alex has been involved in Initial Teacher Education for almost a decade. He coordinates and teaches secondary English curriculum in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) program at the University of Melbourne and works closely with the broader English teaching profession through school partnerships and leadership roles with Victorian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Association for the Teaching of English. His areas of research, scholarship and publications include: the impact of digital technologies, especially digital games, on the literacy practices of young people, critical digital literacy education, and English teaching curriculum and policy.
Alex has over 20 years of experience working in the child protection and out of home care sectors. She has worked in both government and non-government sectors, including homelessness, strategic policy and planning, child and youth engagement and residential care management. Since completing a Masters in Youth Studies with the ACU, Alex’s area of interests is in the connection between youth policy and practice and how best to translate this directly for workers on the ground and the children and young people they work with. She commenced work with the ICPS in September 2017 as a research officer.
Dr Alex Ireland is a Research Associate within the School of Healthcare Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. His main research interest is in how the muscle and impact forces which squash, bend and twist our bones during movement end up determining their size and shape. This work has involved examination of a number of different populations from spinal cord injury patients to elite tennis players, and from toddlers to nonagenerian pole vaulters. Alex is currently employed on an MRC-funded project investigating how changes in our motor nerves affect our muscles and movements as we age.
Lecturer, Swansea University
I am interested in social and evolutionary perspectives of psychology, and have used these approaches to study topics related to face perception. My work has examined facial cues to personality, physical and mental health, and differences between men and women in terms of skin texture and colouration. I've also investigated the way cosmetics can change social perceptions and how they act on naturally occurring differences between men and women. My most recent projects have investigated body image and misconceptions of attractiveness ideals between men and women.
Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy earned his doctorate in Economics from the University of Houston and a masters degree in Physics from Odessa National University in Ukraine. Prior to joining Lehigh's faculty, Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy served as an assistant professor at the University of Memphis, where he taught graduate Macroeconomics and Econometrics, and conducted research on monetary policy analysis.
Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy's papers have been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and others. He has been the recipient of several research grants and his research has been referred to at the U.S. Congress.
Graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1994 with a BA in Natural Sciences. After competing a PhD in Neuroscience at University College London he moved to Stanford University to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship in human brain imaging specializing in the neural computations underlying our perception of colour. Continued this research as a Principle Investigator at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco until moving to York in 2011. Current research interests include visual attention, the representation of colour and contrast in the human brain and the way in which these processes are affected by neurological diseases.
Emeritus Consultant, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst
Dr Alex Wodak AM was Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney (1982-2012) but is now an Emeritus Consultant. Dr. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, and a Director of Australia21 and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association (1996-2004). He helped establish the first needle syringe programme and the first medically supervised injecting centre in Australia (when both were pre-legal) and often works in developing countries on HIV control among injecting drug users.
PhD in Civil Engineering (Transport), Monash University
MA in Social Psychology, Harvard University
Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Alexander Crizzle is a Gerontologist and Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan. His interests are within the field of road safety that includes assessments for determining the ability to drive safely, commercial motor vehicle safety and alternative transportation, particularly in rural areas. He is leading a large CIHR team on developing evidence-based fitness to drive guidelines (funded by CIHR), as well as leads multiple studies on truck driver health and wellness and its impact on driver performance (Funded by WorkSafe BC and Alberta's Ministry of Labour). He's also leading a provincial study on developing a proposed alternative transportation system that is feasible and sustainable (funded by Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation). Dr. Crizzle is a member of the dementia and driving team, as part of the larger Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration and Aging initiative, to develop interventions for driving cessation in those with early to mid-stage dementia and their caregivers. He is also a member of the Canadian Driving Research Initiative for Vehicular Safety in the Elderly (Candrive), an interdisciplinary health-related research program dedicated to improving the safety of older drivers.
Adjunct Researcher, Karolinska Institutet
After graduating from the study programme in psychology in 2011 with a MSc I worked as a clinical psychologist at an outpatient psychiatric care unit and as an adjunct lecturer at the Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet. I became a Licensed Psychologist in Sweden in 2012 and have continued doing part-time clinical work in different settings ever since. I finished my PhD at the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University in 2017 with a doctoral thesis on the negative effects of Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy. After my dissertation I spent almost two years as a researcher at the Great Ormond Street Hospital Institute of Child Health at University College London. I completed a post doctoral position at the Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet in 2021, where I am presently an Adjunct Researcher, doctoral supervisor, and principal investigator for the implementation of patient-controlled admissions to inpatient care in Region Stockholm. Since 2021, I am an Associate Professor and Study Director at the Department of Psychology at Uppsala University, and since 2022 I am the Editor-in-Chief for the journal Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Design Studies, University of Technology Sydney
Alexandra Crosby is a lecturer in Interdisciplinary Design and a research fellow at the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning.
Her research focuses on emerging forms of environmentalism and the the role of creative practices in culturally-specific forms of activism. She is a member of the Cities Network at Sydney University.
She speaks Indonesian and has worked extensively on cross-cultural art and media projects in the Asia-Pacific region.
Alexandra is a board member of Inside Indonesia and an artist for the Yurt Empire.
Research fellow, University of Leicester
Alexandra Kviat is a Research Fellow at the School of Media, Communication and Sociology and the Institute for Digital Culture, University of Leicester. She works across the fields of consumer and service research, cultural and media studies, urban sociology and human geography. Her interdisciplinary research projects have explored the relationship between digital technology, urban space and everyday consumption in the context of the hospitality, retail and leisure industries. Alexandra's work has been supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the Economic and Social Research Council, the University of Warwick Institute of Advanced Study and Chancellor's International Scholarship, and the Fulbright Program.
Alexandra's areas of expertise include:
- cafes and other 'third places';
- post-digital culture;
- digital disconnection and detox;
- board game culture;
- servicescape design.
Alexandre is a PhD student in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. Alexandre has a strong interest in environmental sustainability through design and his research is looking at optimised lifespans for passenger cars: more specifically, how automotive design can contribute to and influence the reduction of material demand through strategies such as structure modularity, re-use of (more) parts, upgradability, improved manufacturing and re-manufacturing.
Alexandre's interest stemmed from reflection on the automotive industry as a whole, producing more than 80 million cars a year worldwide, and how vehicles are used and disposed, often too soon, despite their potential to last longer. Also the impending scarcity of raw materials due to an expected rise in global population and a growing middle class who will demand more new products and put more pressure on an already polluted and saturated environment.
Alexandre's research will address the design stage and its influence on product use, durability, longevity and new forms of personal mobility; it will also consider assembly and disassembly processes and business models in order to understand how this interconnected relationship of three processes / disciplines can contribute to reducing material demand from a product longevity perspective and divert materials from end-of-life and give them an extended life. A design framework will be devised to assist automotive designers to incorporate optimised lifespans throughout the development of passenger vehicles.
In order to accomplish this Alexandre interviewed key people in the automotive industry who have influence in car design and development. The data gathered from experts will be analysed and will inform the design framework.
Alexandre has an automotive industry background and a degree in automotive product design. Alexandre also studied business administration and lectured in Product Design and Marketing for two years. Alexandre is also a storybook author with a published anthology.
I am an American living in Europe taking advantage of the "outsider" perspective in order to understand my country's political system and how members of society interact within the United States.
I received my BA in History from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 2002 and my MA in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2004. Afterwards, I worked in international education in London, specifically helping American students adjust to life in the UK, and in the finance industry in Luxembourg.
My research focuses on three essential questions: what is "populism," how does one define the Tea Party and Occupy organisations, and how are they all related? Concerning "populism," I argue that a dichotomy exists regarding how this label is conceived today that appeared after the emergence of the Populist Movement of the late nineteenth century.
For the Tea Party and Occupy organisations, I maintain that they are more complex than many originally imagined and do not conform to the general anti-government and anti-capitalist activism respectively applied to them. To conclude, I postulate that the elements within the Tea Party and Occupy organizations have inherited the role of the Populist Movement and are developing a new way to view populism in America.
Lecturer in Cyber Security and Forensics, University of Salford
Dr.Ali Dehghantanha (www.alid.info) has served for several years in variety of industrial and academic positions with leading players in Cyber-Security and E-Commerce. He has long history of working in different areas of computer security as security researcher, malware analyzer, penetration tester, security consultant, professional trainer, and university lecturer. He regularly travels the globe on speaking, teaching, and consulting engagements and assist clients in securing their information assets.
Ali is imminently qualified in the field of cyber-security; he has awarded a prestigious EU Marie Curie post-doctoral fellowship in cyber forensics, Ph.D in Security in Computing and a number of professional qualifications namely CISM (Certified Information Security Manager - ISACA), CCFP (Certified Cyber Forensics Professional - ISC2), CISSP (Certified Information System Security Professional - ISC2), LPT (Licensed Penetration Tester), CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), CHFI (Certified Hacker and Forensics Investigator) and he is a Certified IT Security Instructor (CEI).
As a forensics researcher, Ali is actively researching on latest trends in “Real-Time Malware Detection and Analysis in Mobile and Pervasive Systems”, “0-Day Malware and Exploit Detection Techniques” and “Big-Data Forensics”. He is now attached with University of Salford (UoS)- Greater Manchester and is the program leader for MSc. of Information Security.
Dr Alice de Jonge is a senior lecturer in the department of Business Law and Taxation.
Alice has travelled extensively throughout Asia and speaks Mandarin and Chinese. She lived and studied in Shanghai (Fudan University), and was a visiting scholar at Nanjing University. She has provided written advice for the Central and East European Law Initiative of the American Bar Association, and provided advice in cases before the Refugee Review Tribunal.
Alice was awarded the LawAsia Research Award in 1998, and has also been the recipient of a number of travelling scholarships and research grants.
Alice has also been involved in the design and delivery of a number of AusAid-funded international trade law short-courses aimed at government officials from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Burma.
Her research and supervision interests include corporate governance in Asia, cross-border issues of corporate governance in China and Hong Kong, women directors in China and India, Australia-China relations, international law and its applicability to transnational corporations, sovereign bankruptcy, and international law and unequal treaties in international law.
Alice Masterson is a Visiting Lecturer in Music at the University of York and Fordham London. Her research interests include posthumous fame; the singing voice and its ascribed meanings; audience perception of ‘authenticity’; and women's experiences in music. Her doctoral thesis explored the posthumous legacies of female musicians who were vilified for their lifestyles while living, particularly the ways in which they seem to find public ‘redemption’ through death.
Law Teacher, University of Sydney
Allan McCay is an Affiliate Member of the Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics, at Macquarie University and teaches at the University of Sydney Foundation Program.
He has taught at the law schools of the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, and the Business School at the University of Sydney. Allan trained as a solicitor in Scotland and has also practiced in Hong Kong
He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2013 and his thesis considered the ethical and legal merits of behavioural genetics based pleas in mitigation in sentencing. He is interested in free will, philosophy of punishment and the criminal law’s response to neuroscience.
Lecturer in tourism planning and development, CQUniversity Australia
Tropical cities are my research area, especially how many are developing from being the 'supporting act' to the 'main event' for tourists. My research looks particularly at how tropical cities are innovating their urban landscapes to move beyond the traditional huts, colonial-style architecture, beaches and palm trees and emerge as complex and cosmopolitan sites of tourist and resident activity.
I recently submitted my PhD through James Cook University on Urban design and tourism in the tropics. I have worked as a tourism research and development consultant and strategic planner for a number of years, and hold a BSc (Hons) (Geography) from Victoria University of Wellington, NZ (1998).
Allison M. Macfarlane is Professor of Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University and Director of the Center for International Science and Technology Policy at the University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She recently served as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from July, 2012 until December, 2014. As Chairman, Dr. Macfarlane had ultimate responsibility for the safety of all U.S. commercial nuclear reactors, for the regulation of medical radiation and nuclear waste in the U.S., and for representing the U.S. in negotiations with international nuclear regulators. She was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. She was the agency’s 15th Chairman, its 3rd woman chair, and the only person with a background in geology to serve on the Commission.
Dr. Macfarlane holds a doctorate in geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's of science degree in geology from the University of Rochester. During her academic career, she held fellowships at Radcliffe College, MIT, Stanford, and Harvard Universities. She has been on the faculty at Georgia Tech in Earth Science and International Affairs and at George Mason University in Environmental Science and Policy.
From 2010 to 2012 she served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, created by the Obama Administration to make recommendations about a national strategy for dealing with the nation's high-level nuclear waste. She has served on National Academy of Sciences panels on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons issues. Dr. Macfarlane has also chaired the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the folks who set the “doomsday clock.”
Her research has focused on environmental policy and international security issues associated with nuclear energy. Her expertise is in nuclear waste disposal, nuclear energy, regulatory issues, and science and technology policy. As Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, she pushed for a more open dialogue with the public, for greater engagement with international nuclear regulators and, following the Fukushima accident, for stricter safety protocols at U.S. nuclear reactors. She also advocated for a more family-friendly workplace. She has spoken on a wide range of topics, from women and science to nuclear policy and regulatory politics.
In 2006, MIT Press published a book she co-edited, Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation's High-Level Nuclear Waste, which explored technical issues at the proposed waste disposal facility at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Dr. Macfarlane has published extensively in academia and her work has appeared in Science, Nature, American Scientist, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Environment Magazine.
Assistant Professor, Phyllis Northway Faculty Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alvin Thomas, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and the Phyllis Northway Faculty Fellow at the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a clinical psychologist and the founder and host of the Black Fatherhood Podcast. Dr. Thomas' research explores positive youth development and father involvement especially among Black families.
My current preoccupation concerns interrogation of violence in the political process. There are three interrelated intellectual queries I am pursuing while using violence as the abiding theme. The first one examines the Politics of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts. The second one evaluates the Role of Violence in the Sacred. And the third one explores ways of Managing Violence in Post-Conflict Societies.
My other subsidiary research interests are: ethno-politics; conservative nationalism; religious radicalism; and peace-building in deeply divided societies.
Amanda du Preez is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria, where she teaches Visual Culture Studies. She obtained a DPhil in English from the University of South Africa on the topic of cyberfeminism and embodiment in 2003. She has co-edited South African visual culture (2005); edited Taking a hard look: gender and visual culture (2009) and authored Gendered bodies and new technologies: rethinking embodiment in a cyber-era (2009). She served as assistant editor of two accredited journals, Image & Text and De Arte. Currently she serves on the editorial board of Gender Questions, advisory board Persona Studies, the VIAD (UJ) advisory board, and most notably the International Association for Visual Culture. She has a C2 rating from the NRF and received the award as researcher of the year (Arts Cluster) in 2013 and Lecturer of the Year (Humanities) in 2015.
Research focus areas: critical visual culture, feminist theory, gender, embodiment, cyber culture, the sublime, self-portraiture, social media, selfies, place and sense of belonging, digital humanities
Amanda D. Lotz is professor of Communication Studies and Screen Arts & Cultures at the University of Michigan. She is the author of The Television Will Be Revolutionized (New York University Press, 2014, 2007), Cable Guys: Television and American Masculinities in the 21st Century (New York University Press, 2014), and Redesigning Women: Television After the Network Era (University of Illinois Press, 2006), and editor of Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era (Routledge, 2009). She is co-author, with Timothy Havens, of Understanding Media Industries (Oxford University Press, 2017, 2011) and, with Jonathan Gray, of Television Studies (Polity, 2011).
Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Amanda Mergler is a Lecturer in the School of Cultural and Professional Learning at QUT. As a registered psychologist, Amanda teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in human development, educational psychology, and behavior management. Amanda has been involved in research projects examining the values of teachers, pre-service teachers and school chaplains. A key interest area for Amanda is the role of ‘personal responsibility’ in the lives of young people, and her recent research in this area builds on her previous work in which she created an education program and survey to assess and enhance this construct in adolescents.
Amanda is the Head of Department of Management at Deakin University. She has experience in higher education in both Australia and the UK, holding previous appointments at Monash University (MBA Programs Director) and the University of Kent (Deputy Director, MBA Programs).
Amanda Scardamaglia is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Department Chair at Swinburne Law School. Her area of research and expertise is intellectual property law, especially trade mark law and its history. Amanda is currently a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow and author of the book: 'Australian Colonial Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People and Place'.
Prof Amanda Weltman is a theoretical physicist who came to the University of Cape Town after earning her PhD in Physics from Columbia University under the supervision of Brian Greene, and working as a postdoctoral Researcher at Stephen Hawking's research group at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge University. Weltman’s research focus is on the fundamental physics that underlies the nature of the Universe. The goals of her research are to study the Universe as a whole, while gaining insight into its origin, composition, structure, evolution and ultimately its fate. Weltman has recently been awarded a SARChI in Physical Cosmology, and is the first woman in the mathematical or physical sciences to win the prestigious award. Weltman has won several prestigious awards including a Next Einstein Fellow award(2015/2016), the South African Institute of Physics Silver Jubilee Medal (2013), the Elsevier Young Scientist Award (2012) and the NSTF-BHP Billiton, TW Kambule Award (2012), the Women in Science award (2009) amongst many others. She is a member of the Cape Town Science Centre Scientific Advisory Board, the South African Royal Society and on the executive of the South African Young Academy of Sciences. “My training and my interests lie in both high energy particle theory and in cosmology,” says Weltman, “and my research is focused on developing bridges between the two.”
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
I am interested in working with contributions from the perspectives of critical mental health, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and critical disability studies, to study the historical production of ideas about difference, normalcy, sexuality, eugenics, race, ability and mental “illness” as they cohere, diverge, interdepend and perform within policy, law and practice. My projects have looked at issues of social justice, violence, ethics, confluence, historiography and social work using complimentary theoretical and methodological frameworks to engage respectfully with the complexities of our human condition. I come to this work with over a decade of experience in the mental health field, in supportive housing, settlement, crisis respite, forensic assertive community treatment, community-based early intervention, and governance settings.