Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, University of Sydney
Dr Wheate completed a Bachelor of Science degree with 1st class honours from the University of New South Wales whilst at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He then completed a PhD in medicinal chemistry under Professor J. Grant Collins. Since then he has worked in the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at the University of Western Sydney (Australia) and the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science (Scotland) before taking up a position in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney (Australia) in 2012.
Dr Wheate's research interests lie in whole-of-pipeline discovery and development of platinum-based anticancer drugs including: design and synthesis, in vitro and in vivo screening, drug-DNA binding, nanoparticle based delivery, solid state chemistry and co-crystals, toxicology and pharmacokinetics, and dosage formulation. Additionally, his research also examines the drug delivery application of macrocycles (including cyclodextrins, cucurbiturils and pillararenes) and their host-guest complexes.
Dr Wheate was previously the Head of Cancer Research in the Faculty of Pharmacy.
Research Fellow, Clinical Trials Development and Assessment, University of Sydney
As a researcher at the University of Sydney my work focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. Having worked in the industry both corporate and academic for over 10 years, I have had the pleasure of investigating a broad range of topics including dietary & exercise programmes, complementary medicines, commercial weight loss programmes, medical devices, bariatric surgery, satiety hormones, and the economics of obesity. The importance of a holistic approach to the treatment of overweight and obesity is something I am particularly passionate about implementing and dispelling the myth that one solution can fit all.
I am one of the founders of the academic discipline of visual culture. Since 1995, I have published a dozen books which have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Italian and other languages. These include An Introduction to Visual Culture and (as editor) The Visual Culture Reader. In 2013, my book The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (Duke, 2011) won the Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. My new How To See The World: An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies and More is just out from Basic Books.
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Mississippi
Dr Rohde currently teaches in Statistics and Econometrics at Griffith University, and has research experience Inequality and income distribution.
Visiting scholar, University of Auckland
Dr Smith is an International Relations expert with a keen focus on geopolitical and geoeconomic forces and their implications for foreign policy decision-making. His most recent research concerned competition between the EU and Russia in Ukraine, which spawned a number of journal articles and a forthcoming book on the Ukraine crisis (to be published with Edward Elgar, December 2016). Future research will concern the competitive geoeconomic environment of the Asia-Pacific and its challenges and opportunities for Australia and New Zealand.
Nicholas Weaver received his bachelor’s degree in 1995 and his doctorate in 2003, both from UC Berkeley. He joined ICSI in 2003 as a postdoctoral fellow and was hired as a senior researcher the next year. From January 2010 to December 2011, he held a position as a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and now currently holds a position as a visiting researcher at UC San Diego. He is a member of ICSI’s network security team, a co-developer of the Netalyzr system, and, in 2011, a co-winner of the FCC Open Internet Research Challenge. He is also a visiting lecturer in the CS Department at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include computer security and network measurement, with an emphasis on both large scale attacks and large scale measurement.
Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design at Imagination, an open and exploratory research lab at Lancaster University where he is also Research Director for the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts. He is Associate Director of the Institute for Social Futures, leading research on the Future of Cities and Urbanism. His work responds to the contemporary city as a series of systems, flows and processes, and is explored through experimentation and discourse addressing the nature of urban space: its perception, demarcation and appropriation. His papers have been published and presented internationally and collaborative creative work exhibited across the UK, China and the Ukraine. His forthcoming book, Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City will be published by Zero Books in 2016.
Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University
Nick Fischer is Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University, and the author of "Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism", published by University of Illinois Press (2016)
Lecturer in Law, Glasgow Caledonian University
Nick is a Lecturer in Law in the Department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk. Nick teaches mainly in the area of Public Law, Human Rights and Civil Liberties. His research reflects this including many public law issues including: developments around the Scottish Parliament, constitutional legal theory, housing law and the changing ways in which the state interacts with society and individuals. Nick regularly appears on radio discussing civil liberties issues in Scottish society. He has also written on legal research skills for students at all levels.
Nicole's research focuses on transport policy and governance for city regionas. Nicole is currently a researcher at LSE Cities' New Urban Governance project as well as a doctoral student at the Centre for Transport at UCL. Nicole is also currently supporting the Horizon 2020 funded project CREATE looking at the evolution of transport policy in cities in Europe.
Dr Porter's interests, qualifications and experience span a range of built environment disciplines including landscape architecture, urban design and architecture. Following training at the University of Melbourne (PhD, M.Arch, Grad Cert L.Arch, BPD) Nicole taught landscape theory within the landscape program at Melbourne. In 2008 Nicole was appointed as lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the University of Canberra, where she taught a number of design studios, with projects ranging from individual residential gardens through to urban interventions / installations, critical urban design scenarios and the design and management of National Park landscapes.
Her current role at the University of Nottingham includes architecture studio teaching and research with a strong landscape and place making focus, as well as renewable energy and GI provision in heritage landscapes. Nicole has practiced as an urban designer with the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, where she engaged in master planning work and strategic policy research. Nicole led the production of the PIA award winning Molonglo Valley Place making guide (2010). She is an academic member of the Landscape Institute.
Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Director, Krongold Clinic (Research), Monash University
Nicole Rinehart is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology and Director of the Krongold Clinic (Research)
Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Trent University
Nigel Hudson is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, and an active member of the research Centre for Legal Education. He started his legal career with five years as a solicitor at Edge & Ellison before joining Nottingham Law School as a Principal Lecturer in 1993. Since 2003 Nigel has worked for the University of Law as the Head of Learning Design, the University of Derby as the Online Learning Academic Lead in Law, and for CILEx as an Independent Adjudicator.
In December 2015 Nigel returned to Nottingham Law School to teach as a Senior Lecturer in Law. He is currently studying a Professional Doctorate in Legal Education at NTU, examining the Communities of Practice within the legal professions as his main area of research. He also covers Legal Informatics and Learning Technology as additional areas of research interest.
Lecturer, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University
Nigel Martin is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the National Centre for Information Systems Research (NCISR) at the Australian National University (ANU), and specialises in the theory and practice of technology strategy, e-security, enterprise systems architecture, and operational business management.
Andrew Roberts Fellow and Director Real Estate Research and Teaching Centre for Applied Economic Research, UNSW Australia
Nigel has a PhD in Economics from UNSW and a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Adelaide. He started his career in Canberra 1976-86, where he worked in the Commonwealth Treasury. He then worked at the Westpac Banking Corporation 1986-2003 where he was Chief Economist from 1993. Nigel has been at UNSW Business School since 2003 where he completed a PhD on the long-run history of house prices in Australia (1880-2006). At the UNSW Business School, he was Associate Head of School 2008-13 and is now the Andrew Roberts Fellow in Real Estate in the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER). He established and now coordinates the real estate teaching program at the Business School and teaches the Real Estate Economics and Public Policy course for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Nigel is a regular commentator in the media on macro-economics and housing.
I'm a doctoral researcher focusing on the political economy of pension and financial systems.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. My research aims to understand the lifestyle of marine bacteria using the most recent “omic”-techniques. More specifically, my current project tries to unravel the metabolic capacities present in bacterial genomes and their metabolic potential. One topic I am working on deals with bacteria enriched during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, addressing the question how bacteria cope with oil contamination.
I am a biologist with a background in molecular biology. More specifically, I graduated in plant genetics and during my PhD I obtained an additional background in microbiology to better understand how microbes and plants interact. My current goal is to gain a better background in bioinformatics to better be able to tackle the research questions I am interested in.
Currently, I want to understand:
What are the microbes that can be found in marine ecosystems?
How can we use “omics” to uncover novel bacterial lineages?
What are their genomic and metabolic features?
Where I come from:
I did my PhD (just finished this year, in 2015) at the Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne. I investigated how rhizosphere and root-bacterial communities interact with Arabis alpina and two Brassicaceae plant species. I worked on 16S rRNA gene community profiling and also isolated numerous bacteria. The research questions of my PhD were (in a simplified way):
How are bacterial communities affected by their surroundings/ what determines how bacterial communities assemble on plant roots
(i.e. plant species, soil type, flowering time…)?
What is the effect of synthetic bacterial communities on plant growth?
Visiting Researcher Wits School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand
I currently hold a Visiting Researcher position at the School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits). I am also a Director of the Sarraounia Public Health Trust, a non-profit research consultancy. Between 1995 and 2005 I held Lecturer positions first at the Department of Sociology, UKZN and and then Wits. I left the academy to consult in the areas of health and development, which I continue to date. From 2015-2019 I completed a PhD in Public Health at Wits and continue to work at the intersection of research and it's translation into policy and practice. As a visiting researcher, I supervise Masters and PhD students, teach, collaborate and offer other academic support at the Department of Sociology and the School of Public Health, Wits.
Ph.D. Candidate in Speech and Hearing Science, Arizona State University
I am Niyazi Arslan, a third-year Ph.D. student in the Speech and Hearing Science program at Arizona State University. I am currently conducting research in the Auditory Implant Laboratory directed by Dr. Xin Luo. I have a sincere interest in the technological applications of hearing science, in particular with cochlear implants (CIs). Making a positive impact on people with hearing loss is the source of my deep motivation for research in this field.
Research Scholar in Climate Economics, Columbia University
Noah Kaufman is an economist who has worked on energy and climate change policy in both the public and private sectors. Under President Biden, he served as a Senior Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers.
Under President Obama, Noah served as the Deputy Associate Director of Energy & Climate Change at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. At World Resource Institute, Noah led projects on carbon pricing, the economic impacts of climate policies, and long-term decarbonization strategies. Previously, he was a Senior Consultant in the Environment Practice of NERA Economic Consulting.
Noah received his BS in economics from Duke University, and his PhD and MS in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where his dissertation examined optimal policy responses to climate change.
Dr Karley obtained an MPhil and PhD in the field of Land Economy from University of Cambridge in 2002. Prior to that, he graduated in 1992 with BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Geography from University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. In 1996, he achieved a First Class Master of Commerce in Economics from University of Zululand, South Africa; and in 2001, he obtained a Certificate for International Housing Finance Programme from Wharton School in the University of Philadelphia in the US. Dr Karley is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom.
Dr Karley has a great deal of teaching and research experience in different countries including the United Kingdom (Cambridge University and Heriot Watt), South Africa and Ghana. Since March 2006 he has been a regular visiting lecturer to the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China. Dr Karley has experience of researching property & urban systems from an interdisciplinary (but predominantly economic) perspective. He has particular skills in using quantitative methods in assembling economic datasets at different spatial scales and analysis of property and housing market data. In the past, he has received research grants from various sources including the Scottish Government, RICS and ODPM, and has published research outputs in books and peer reviewed journals.
Global Journalism Fellow, University of Toronto
Norma Hilton is an independent journalist covering everything from murder suicides to K-pop. She is a Global Journalism fellow and Investigative Journalism Bureau reporter at the University of Toronto.
Emeritus Research Professor of African Ecology, University of the Witwatersrand
Norman Owen-Smith was Research Professor in African Ecology at Wits University until his retirement, and continues to be actively involved in research in this field. His research focus has been particularly on the ecology of large mammalian herbivores and their interactions with vegetation in African savanna ecosystems.
Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University
My research is focused on the development of new microprocess engineering and process intensification concepts applied to biological and pharmaceutical systems. The multidisciplinary research themes span from microfluidics, surface chemistry, crystallisation, fermentation, cell culture, chromatography, electrophoresis, virus inactivation and clinical diagnostics areas. Main goal is to deliver disruptive technologies to fill up main technological gaps and unmet needs in high-value market sectors of (bio)pharmaceuticals and healthcare diagnostics. This requires a multi-scale approach by understanding the processes at meso-, micro- and nano-scale, all supported by state-of-the-art analytical tools and numerical modeling tools such as CFDs.
Assistant Professor of Public Administration, University of Nebraska Omaha
Nuri Heckler, J.D., Ph.D. focuses his research on power in public organizations including nonprofits, social enterprise, and government. Using experimental, qualitative, historical, and legal research methods, he examines the mechanisms that reinforce inequities and inefficiencies in public organizations. As a Maryland barred attorney, his research also examines the role law plays in the work of public administrators. His research can be found in Administrative Theory & Praxis, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory, Administration & Society, Journal of Public Affairs Education, Urban Affairs Review, and Public Integrity among others. He is an avid commuter cyclist who spends his free time with his two children and baking award-winning cookies.
Senior Lecturer, organisational behaviour, management, CQUniversity Australia
Olav Muurlink is a social and health psychologist, specialising in work and wellbeing, as well as attitude change. He is a senior lecturer in organisational behaviour at Central Queensland University, with a background in media and manufacturing SMEs. He is also chair of the international education charity, Co-operation in Development, which builds and operates free schools for disadvantaged children the delta of Bangladesh.
Lecturer in East Asian History, University of York
BA (Alaska Fairbanks), MA (Reitaku), PhD (British Columbia)
Oleg Benesch is Lecturer in East Asian History, specializing in the history of early modern and modern Japan and China. Before arriving at the University of York, Oleg was Past & Present Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London. He has spent almost six years living and researching in Japan, including two years at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.
Oleg’s publications and teaching interests cover a variety of fields, including Japanese intellectual, religious, and social history, Chinese intellectual history, as well as the transnational history of modern East Asia. He has presented his research findings at academic conferences and invited lectures throughout East Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. Oleg’s recent monograph, Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan, was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. He is a co-author of the 2015 book, Civilizing Emotions: Concepts in Nineteenth-Century Asia and Europe, also published by Oxford University Press.
Le Dr Olivia Gosseries est codirectrice du Coma Science Group. En tant que neuropsychologue, ses premiers travaux ont porté sur le diagnostic et le pronostic chez les patients souffrant de troubles de la conscience qui sortent du coma en utilisant la stimulation cérébrale non invasive et l'électrophysiologie. Ces dernières années, elle a travaillé de manière plus approfondie sur les options thérapeutiques pour cette population de patients difficiles. Afin d'étudier la conscience humaine de manière plus globale, elle s'intéresse désormais aussi à l'anesthésie, à la mémoire du coma, au rêve lucide, à la méditation, à l'hypnose, à la transe cognitive et à la réalité virtuelle.
Elle est rédactrice en chef adjointe des revues Clinical Neurophysiology et Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. Elle a coédité la deuxième édition du livre `Neurology of Consciousness' (Elsevier, 2015), a révisé des articles pour de nombreuses revues scientifiques, supervise des doctorants et a organisé plusieurs conférences (Coma Day, Human Brain Project conference on consciousness). Elle compte plus de 160 publications dans des revues internationales à comité de lecture telles que Science, Lancet, Lancet Neurology, Annals of Neurology et Brain, et de nombreux exposés invités lors de conférences internationales.
Son objectif est de continuer à améliorer les soins aux patients qui sortent du coma, de contribuer à la compréhension de la conscience humaine et de promouvoir l'éducation et la sensibilisation du public à ce sujet clinique et de recherche fascinant.
PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
Olivia Remes is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on mental disorders and is using the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) study, one of the largest, European cohort studies looking at chronic diseases and the way people live their lives.
She has received a PhD studentship from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
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Dr Oludayo Tade teaches Sociology of Deviant behaviour and Social problems at the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan. He holds a PhD in Criminology. His research interests include crime, Media Studies, child labour, child trafficking, Family Studies, transactional sex and cybercrime.
He is an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). Dr Tade was a recipient of the University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Scholar Award in 2008-2010. He was a grantee of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI), University of California, Irvine, United States of America in 2013. He is currently a 2015 grantee and the principal investigator on "Dimensions of Electronic Fraud and Governance of Trust in Nigeria's cashless ecosystem, being funded by IMTFI.
Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Professor Ottmar Edenhofer is Professor of the Economics of Climate Change at the TU Berlin - Berlin Institute of Technology and Deputy Director as well as Chief Economist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. He currently leads Research Domain III - Sustainable Solutions - which is focusing on research in the field of the Economics of Atmospheric Stabilisation. In 2012 he was appointed director of the newly founded Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC). From 2008 to 2015 he served as Co-Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Ottmar Edenhofer supports the Science-Industry Cooperation, the Workgroup Climate, Energy and Environment within the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina as an active member, and furthermore advises the World Bank within the advisory committee of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform. Since 2013 he is also co-chairing the new Energy Platform by the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE). In January 2015, Ottmar Edenhofer was elected a member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering acatech due to his outstanding scientific achievements.
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Exeter
My primary research interests lie in International Relations, British Foreign Policy and Security.
My current research examines the work of British public inquiries into issues of security and foreign policy. Briefly put, a public inquiry is an exercise in social science. It explains the occurrence of social phenomena. Social scientists are aware that their methodological commitments are productive. Methods and methodology ‘make social worlds’ by framing an explanation in terms of specific understandings of causation, structure and agency, and political responsibility. Through a range of qualitative methods this pioneering research explains how inquiries conduct their investigations, shaping contemporary policy debates and public discourse on security and strategy.
Funded by a highly competitive ESRC 1+3 Studentship, I completed my doctoral research in 2014, which examined the relationship between publicity, secrecy and security through the Iraq public inquiries. From 2003 Britain conducted several public inquiries, each obstructed by official secrecy justified on the grounds of national security. This led to an apparent dilemma whereby a liberal ideal of publicity was balanced against security. I rejected this balance. Instead I showed how publicity and official secrecy are both tools of security, and that the inquiries are a site of contestation between them. This research, grounded in a range of qualitative methodologies, showed how attempts to seek either publicity or secrecy constitute security practices. The inquiries and the British case for war were united by the same security practice, thus a resistance to government secrecy in the name of publicity reinforces rather than rejects the basis of liberal war.
My research has also generated important social and policy impact. I have been invited to speak on my research at the European Parliament, the Houses of Parliament, and on BBC radio.
Through my research activities I have developed a successful record of external funding, including awards from the British International Studies Association, the ESRC Festival of Social Science and an ESRC Overseas Institutional Visit award for a Visiting Scholar position at the New School for Social Research
PhD Candidate in Social Policy, University of Kent
I am a final year ESRC-funded PhD Candidate in Social Policy interested in the links between social benefit policies and mental health. In particular, I am concerned with how social benefit policies impact on social inequalities in mental health.
I became interested in this topic originally through my professional experience working in social care and local government. Since then I have applied an academic perspective to the question.
I also have interests in current issues in social policy such as the rise in food bank usage and associated food insecurity and have published on this (see below)
Did Food Insecurity rise across Europe after the 2008 Crisis? An analysis across welfare regimes., Social Policy & Society (2017)
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Oz Shy has has published three books: How to Price (Cambridge University Press, 2008), The Economics of Network Industries (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications (MIT Press, 1996). Oz Shy has published more than 60 journal and book articles in the areas of industrial organization, network economics, banking, payments, labor economics, and international trade. He serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Industrial Organization, and maintains a Website on banking reform (www.BankingReform.org).
Oz Shy has taught at the Universities of Michigan, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Stockholm School of Economics, Hanken School of Economics, and the State University of New York, and was a research professor at the WZB - Social Science Research Center, Berlin.