Professor in Demography, Bocconi University
Arnstein Aassve, PhD in Economics, is a Professor at Bocconi University, boasting an extensive background in academic and institutional leadership. With a history of receiving two ERC projects, he currently spearheads the Horizon Europe project, FutuRes: Towards a Resilient Future of Europe. This initiative focuses on three key domains: education, employment, and health, aiming to craft policies that enhance the resilience of both citizens and institutions. The project has established a policy lab, acting as a crucial link between scientific research and policymakers. Aassve has collaborated with Eurofound, the EU Cabinet of the Vice President of Demography and Democracy, Dubravka Suica, and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). His publications span political science, sociology, economics, demography, econometrics, global and public health, and include several reports targeting policymakers and the public. Topics covered in these reports range from institutional trust and the Covid pandemic to youth issues. His latest project is scheduled to run until 2026.
AMR Team Leader, CGIAR System Organization
Arshnee is a microbiologist who has been working on antimicrobial resistance for 20 years. She is the leader of the CGIAR Antimicrobial Resistance Hub and is the AMR team lead at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. She is jointly appointed as an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Her research focuses on drivers of antimicrobial use, selection and spread of AMR, understanding AMR policies and identifying context relevant AMU reducing interventions in smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa and south-east Asia.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sustainable Minerals Institute, The University of Queensland
Psychologue clinicien, doctorant en psychologie clinique, Université de Lorraine
Doctorant à l'Université de Lorraine
Psychologue clinicien, psychothérapeute au Centre Médico Psychologique pour adolescents d’Epinal
Honorary fellow, Melbourne Climate Futures, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
Arthur Wyns is a biologist and climate change researcher, and an Honorary fellow at Melbourne Climate Futures. He is the climate change and health advisor to the COP28 presidency. Since 2019, Arthur has been a climate change advisor to the World Health Organization.
PhD candidate, Flinders University
From 2020, I have been enrolled as a PhD candidate at Flinders University, South Australia.
Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Huddersfield
Artur joined Huddersfield Business School in December 2020 as a Lecturer in Economics. He obtained his MSc and PhD in Economics from the University of Huddersfield and had worked as a Lecturer in Economics at Coventry Business School before returning to the University of Huddersfield.
Artur's research interests are multidisciplinary and currently span high-frequency financial data, identification of systematic and market specific risks and their impact on investor’s decisions as well as interconnectedness of financial markets.
Associate Professor in Economics, University of Warwick
I am an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at the University of Warwick. I am also a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a Visiting Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute, Research Associate of the CAGE Research Centre, CESifo Research Affiliate, and Inequalities theme leader at the Warwick Brain Behaviour and Society GRP. From 2020-22 (creation to abolition) I was a member of the Department for Education Skills and Productivity Board.
I study issues of inequality, tax compliance, and tax design, with a focus on those with high incomes or wealth. I am a Commissioner at the Wealth Tax Commission. I also work on issues of environmental taxation, economic development, migration, and tax in low- and middle-income countries.
I am co-chair of the Discover Economics campaign, aiming to increase the diversity of people who study and work in economics. I'm also an Associate Editor at Fiscal Studies, and on the Editorial Board of the Economics Observatory.
I am a historian of modern South Asia with expertise in the social-economic and colonial history of modern India. I write about working-class experiences, desires, and dreams, history of the night, letter-writing, education, and labour market.
Dr. Vishwanath studies the “people problem” of cyber security.
His research focuses on improving individual, organizational, and national resilience to cyber attacks by focusing on the weakest links in cyber security—all of us Internet users.
His particular interest is in understanding why organizational insiders willingly exfiltrate sensitive organizational data; why people become unintentional insiders by falling prey to social engineering attacks that come-in through email and social media; and on ways we can harness this understanding to secure cyber space. He also examines how various groups–-criminal syndicates, terrorist networks, hacktivists–-utilize cyber space to commit crime, spread mis-information, recruit operatives, and radicalize others.
Dr. Vishwanath’s research on improving cyber resilience against online social engineering has been funded by the National Science Foundation. He has written and published over two-dozen articles on technology users and cyber security issues and my research has been presented to principals at national security and law enforcement agencies around the world. His research has also been featured on CNN, USA Today, Bloomberg Business Week, Consumer Reports and hundreds of other national and international news outlets.
PhD Candidate at the Research Department Fundamental Physics in Radio Astronomy, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
I am a PhD candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, passionate about pulsars and neutron stars.
As a part of the Fundamental Physics in Radio Astronomy group, my work focuses on the study of pulsars in globular clusters with the MeerKAT radio telescope. This includes the long-term monitoring of pulsars in relativistic systems to study their properties and evolutionary scenarios.
I am also a part of the Transients and Pulsars with MeerKAT (TRAPUM) collaboration.
Reader in Biology, Department of Life Sciences, Aberystwyth University
I'm a microbiologist exploring the life of microbes in Earth's coldest regions. As a Reader in Biosciences at Aberystwyth University in Wales and a Professor II in Arctic Microbiology at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) I've had the privilege of visiting the Arctic for nearly 20 years and have seen how the Arctic and its ecosystems are already changing quickly as the climate warms.
Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of California, San Diego
Dr. Gustafsson is interested in understanding the molecular pathways that regulate the life and death of cardiac myocytes. The occurrence of cardiovascular disease increases with advancing age and intrinsic alterations in aging cardiac myocytes are a major contributor to the underlying pathogenesis. In particular, a decline in mitochondrial function is considered to play a key role in the increased susceptibility to disease. In the heart, the primary function of mitochondria is to meet the high energy demand of the beating myocytes by providing ATP through oxidative phosphorylation. Mitochondrial dysfunction and activation of cell death pathways are common occurrences in cardiovascular disease and contributes to the development of heart failure. Dr. Gustafsson uses genetic, cell and molecular biology approaches, mouse models, and cutting-edge 2D/3D imaging techniques to study the signaling pathways involved in regulating mitochondrial structure, function, and turnover in cells and heart. Specifically, Dr. Gustafsson's research is examining how the E3 ubiquitin ligase Parkin regulates removal of dysfunctional mitochondria in cells; and b) determining the molecular mechanisms by which BCL-2 family proteins regulate mitochondrial function, morphology and turnover in cells.
Postdoctoral researcher, University of the Witwatersrand
Asanda Mtintsilana earned her PhD in Paediatrics and Child Health in 2021 from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She also holds an MSc (medicine) from the University of Cape Town. She is currently undertaking a postdoctoral training in Public Health and Epidemiology at the South African Medical Research Council/Wits University Developmental Pathways for Health Research Unit (DPHRU). As part of her training, she is conducting research on diverse topics that affect human health and development, including HIV, food insecurity, social vulnerability, and mental health. She also investigates risk factors and putative biological mechanisms implicated in the development of non-communicable diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes in vulnerable groups, especially Black South African women.
Senior research fellow, RMIT University
I originally studied physics completing a PhD in particle physics at the University of Melbourne. My research focuses on developing quantitative and qualitative approaches for understanding the impacts of environmental policies and programs on biodiversity values in the landscape. I have has undertaken extensive research on biodiversity offsetting, conservation planning, spatial prioritization and conservation on private land as well the application of machine learning approaches to support conservation and land-use policy.
Senior research and teaching fellow, Department of Geography, University of Zurich
Assistant researcher, University of Tasmania
Dr. Ash Barnes is a researcher for the department of Social Sciences at The University of Tasmania and at The University of Melbourne.
Ash's main work examines community perceptions of harm and pleasure, attitudes towards drugs and the impact of sexual and physical violence in music venues and cultures.
They have worked in a range of projects which have direct, positive impacts to the community such as to law reform, LGBTIQA+ health services, sexual assault services, and alcohol and other drug policy.
Lecturer in Youth Physical Activity and Physical Education, Edge Hill University
For the last two years I have held a role at Edge Hill University on the Physical Education and School Sport Programme. My expertise centres around the application of muscular fitness activity for children and young people, with a focus on the school environment as a vehicle for delivery.
PhD Candidate, History, Indiana University
Asher Lubotzky is a doctoral candidate for in the Department of History at Indiana University. His research focus is settler colonialism, apartheid, and decolonization in Southern Africa, as well as Africa-Israel relations, past and present. His Ph.D. dissertation explores the complex early relationship between the State of Israel and Southern Africa (1948-1976) as well as the different interpretations of Zionism among South Africans. He has also written about the Herero and Nama Genocide (1904-1907) in German Southwest Africa (Namibia). Asher is the recipient of the Gerda Henkel PhD Scholarship for 2021-2023. He has an MA in History from Bar Ilan University and a BA in Middle Eastern History and Philosophy from the University of Haifa.
Post-doctoral researcher, University of Notre Dame
I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Environmental Change Initiative, University of Notre Dame working with Dr. Joe Fernando and Dr. Alan Hamlet. I received my Ph.D in regional climate modeling from Arizona State University in 2012 working with Dr. Huei-Ping Huang.
My research interests lie in atmospheric sciences and land/ocean-atmosphere interactions at a range of spatial scales (regional to local) that are relevant to the management of human and natural systems. My aim is to create a new generation of high-resolution climate models capable of resolving relatively small-scale processes and impacts in a sufficiently physically based way that they can be used for future climate predictions with increased confidence. I perform targeted dynamical downscaling experiments with the overarching goal of creating "bridges" between global, regional and micro-scale modeling.
Regional climate modeling: Land/ocean/lake-atmosphere interactions, lake breeze, UHI effect, land data assimilation, hydrometeorological extremes
Microscale modeling: Climate modeling at hyper-local scales (~m scales)
Climate adaptation and mitigation: Interactions between urban ecology and urban heat island in a changing climate
Senior Lecturer, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
I am a social psychologist whose research interests include emotion, culture, group dynamics, and gender. I have a long-standing interest in bridging the academic-"real world" gap. I have worked both inside and outside academia as a lecturer, public policy researcher, and research consultant. Whether in the classroom or the conference room, I enjoy communicating psychological science to a wide audience. Along with co-author Dr. Patrick Gallagher, I have co-authored a book on doctoral-level psychology careers outside academia. Together with co-author Dr. Janet Boseovski, I am currently writing a book on body image development in early to late childhood and the importance of the mother-daughter relationship in this process.
Academic Clinical Lecturer, Centre for Public Health, Queen's University Belfast
Dr Ashleigh Hamilton is an Academic Clinical Lecturer in the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast. She graduated from Medicine with Honours at Queen’s University Belfast in 2010, and worked as a junior doctor in hospitals across Northern Ireland and New Zealand, before taking up a training post in Medical Oncology at the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre in Belfast in 2016. After completing a PhD in Cancer Epidemiology from 2019 to 2022 at Queen’s University, she has recently taken up her current post with a view to developing a career as a Clinical Academic. She splits her time between the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre where she works as an Oncologist, and Queen’s University, where her research focuses on early onset cancers.
Her research focuses on early onset colorectal cancer. Currently she is investigating the molecular epidemiology and survival of early onset colorectal cancer, along with qualitative research into the experience of patients with the disease.
PhD Student, Biomedicine Discovery Institute, Monash University
Ash is a PhD student in the Grinter lab primarily working on elucidating the structure and function of the hydrogenases in Mycobacterium smegmatis. She completed her undergraduate, Honours, and Masters of Philosophy degrees at the University of Melbourne/WEHI, writing her thesis on the structural and functional role of specific human kinases that are involved in numerous cancers. In late 2019, Ash joined the Greening lab at Monash as a research assistant and then began her PhD in the Grinter lab in February 2022.
Research Nurse Coordinator, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Ashleigh Rak is a Research Nurse Coordinator at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute where she works with the Vaccine Uptake group. Ashleigh holds an honorary appointment with the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Ashleigh has completed her Master of Public Health at Monash University. She is passionate about working with paediatric and maternal populations.
PhD Student in Journalism, University of Colorado Boulder
Ashley Carter is a third-year PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research focuses on LGBTQ+ issues, including diversity initiatives within media organizations. Ashley also works as a freelance writer for Triathlete and competes nationally in the sport.
Research Technician at RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse), University of Manitoba
Ashley is a gender-based violence research technician at RESOLVE (Research and Education for Solutions to Violence and Abuse), housed at the University of Manitoba. She has coordinated several research projects that seek to understand and address gender-based violence in Canada, including those funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Her educational background includes a Master of Human Rights degree from Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in political science and writing and communications from the University of Winnipeg. In her spare time, Ashley volunteers with various gender equality groups, including the Gender Rights Specialized Team at Amnesty International Canada.
Fellow, Dalla Lana Fellowship in Journalism and Health Impact, University of Toronto
Ashley Perl is a journalist covering climate, environment, science and policy. She has a master of science degree in sustainability from Stockholm University and is a fellow in the Dalla Lana Fellowship in Journalism and Health Impact. Ashley is from Toronto, has worked in Japan, the Philippines and Sweden, and is currently based in Stockholm.
Senior Research Associate, Global Biosecurity, UNSW Sydney
Ashley is a Senior Research Associate with the Kirby Institute’s Biosecurity Program, led by Professor Raina MacIntyre. She is the Epi Team Lead for EPIWATCH, which is an open-source intelligence tool which harnesses the power of AI and open-source data to capture early epidemic signals globally and rapid epidemic detection, leading to the prevention of global spread.
Prior to joining the Biosecurity Program, she managed a clinical research organization in Australia and has worked extensively on rapid diagnostic measures for infectious diseases, predominantly XDR and MDR-TB. She received her BSc, BSC Hons and MSc in South Africa.
PhD Candidate in Business, University of Tennessee
Ashley Y. Roccapriore is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Haslam College of Business at The University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on how stakeholders make decisions about entrepreneurs that enable them to obtain the resources they need to start, grow, and sustain their venture, as well as how firm and investment failure, interpersonal relationships, and context influence both stakeholder and entrepreneur decision making.
Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Law and Government, Dublin City University
Ashley A. Mattheis is a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University and an affiliate of the Cyber Threats Research Centre (CYTREC) at Swansea University. Her work brings together cultural studies, media studies, and rhetorical criticism, through the lens of feminist theory to explore the material effects of technology and cultural production and consumption online. Her areas of inquiry include the digital cultures of the ‘Momosphere,’ the Alt-Right, the ‘Manosphere,’ and #Tradwives with a goal of better understanding how gendered logics are used to promote racial hate, discrimination, and to promote violence. Her publications include: Atomwaffen Division and its Affiliates on Telegram: Variations, Practices, and Interconnections a report for the Resolve Network, “#TradCulture: Reproducing Whiteness and Neofascism through Gendered Discourse Online,” in the Routledge Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness,” “Shieldmaidens of Whiteness: (Alt)Maternalism and Women Recruiting for the Far/Alt-Right,” in the Journal for Deradicalization, and ‘The Greatness of Her Position’: Comparing Identitarian and Jihadi Discourses on Women, a report published by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Assistant Professor of Human Sciences, The Ohio State University
I am an Assistant Professor of Human Sciences in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. I conduct research in partnership with First Nations Repatriation Institute that focuses on the health and well-being of Native American families impacted by family separation via foster care and adoption. I have published 31 articles on family separation, child welfare, and reunification. This scholarship is used to achieve social change in response to identified needs within the Indigenous community. This includes being cited by Justice Neil Gorsuch in his Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act (2023); in The Supreme Court of the United States Tribal amicus brief in the case of the Cherokee Nation, Oneida Nation, Quinault Indian Nation, and Morongo Band of Mission Indians vs. Chad Evert Brackeen (2021); and in The Supreme Court of the State of Washington by Justice Montoya-Lewis (2020).
NHMRC Investigator Fellow, leader of the Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Lab, Flinders University
I am a NHMRC Investigator Fellow and leader of the Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Lab at Flinders University. The Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Lab aims to deliver actionable prediction strategies and breakthroughs that improve the lives of patients with cancer. We will achieve this through epidemiological research which honours the contributions of patients who have enrolled their clinical data and experiences to science.
Our research group is always interested in identifying and working with PhD and Honours students. Projects would be suitable to students with an undergraduate degree in pharmacy, medical sciences, biostatistics or the like, with an interest in precision oncology and clinical epidemiology. Please contact me if you are interested.
Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours
Registered pharmacist in Australia
Doctor of Philosophy
Honours, awards and grants
NHMRC Investigator Fellow - (2022-2026)
SA Young Investigator Tall Poppy - 2021
Certara New Investigator Award, ASCEPT-ASPA 2020
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for ECRs - 2019
NBCF postdoctoral research fellow – (2017 - 2021)
Senior Research Fellow in Pharmacolgy – Flinders University
Leader of the Clinical Cancer Epidemiology Lab
Chair of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia Epidemiology Group
Professor of Scholarly Research in Law, University of Virginia
Ashley Deeks joined the Law School in 2012 as an associate professor of law after two years as an academic fellow at Columbia Law School. Her primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of international law, national security, intelligence and the laws of war. She has written articles on the use of force, executive power, secret treaties, the intersection of national security and international law, and the laws of armed conflict. She is a member of the State Department's Advisory Committee on International Law and the American Law Institute, and she serves as a contributing editor to the Lawfare blog. Deeks also recently served as White House associate counsel and deputy legal adviser to the National Security Council while on leave from the Law School. She is a senior fellow at the Lieber Institute for Law and Land Warfare, and a faculty senior fellow at the Miller Center.
Before joining Columbia in 2010, she served as the assistant legal adviser for political-military affairs in the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser, where she worked on issues related to the law of armed conflict, the use of force, conventional weapons, and the legal framework for the conflict with al-Qaida. She also provided advice on intelligence issues. In previous positions at the State Department, Deeks advised on international law enforcement, extradition and diplomatic property questions. In 2005, she served as the embassy legal adviser at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, during Iraq’s constitutional negotiations. Deeks was a 2007-08 Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow and a visiting fellow in residence at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Deeks received her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as comment editor on the Law Review. After graduation, she clerked for Judge Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Colorado State University
Dr. Ashok Prasad joined the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor in Spring 2009.
Dr. Prasad’s undergraduate degree (a B.Sc.(Hons) in Physics) was from St. Stephens College, Delhi University in 1985. He then moved to studying Economics and earned a MA from the Delhi School of Economics, in 1987. He taught economics in Khalsa (E) College of Delhi University till 2001. However, his love for physics inspired him to join Brandeis University (Waltham, MA) in 2001 for a Ph.D.
At Brandeis he worked with Professor Jane’ Kondev on biologically inspired problems in soft matter. After graduating in 2006 he joined the computational immunology group of Prof. Arup Chakraborty at MIT as a postdoc, where he worked on thymocyte selection and T cell activation till he joined CSU in 2009.
Assistant Professor, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mandi
I am currently working as an Assistant Professor of Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India. I have worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Durham University UK and I obtained PhD degree from IIT Bombay and am the recipient of the IIT Bombay Best PhD thesis award. I am the recipient of the Royal Society London, United Kingdom International Exchanges Award and IACMAG John Carter Award – 2022 from the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics (IACMAG), AZ, USA. I am a DAAD fellowship awardee from Germany and also served as a 2016 DAAD Young Ambassador for DAAD India. I have experience working in multi-national teams through the Transport Africa project and Seismic safety of Kathmandu’s historic urban infrastructure investigating the causes of the collapse of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Nepal. I have published over 40 papers in various Journals of International repute and various conferences. My research encompasses highly relevant areas of civil engineering:(1) Soil-structure interaction (2) Unsaturated soil mechanics for pavements and landslides (3) Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering (4) Use of sensing techniques for geotechnical engineering applications.