Paul Xavier McCarthy is an author, speaker and observer of technology and its global impacts. His new book ''Online Gravity'' is about how the web is transforming the way we work, learn and play is published by Simon and Schuster in New York, London and Sydney.
McCarthy is CEO of Online Gravity Consulting a specialist corporate innovation and technology strategy advisory firm. He is also adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales School of Computer Science and Engineering.
Previously, he was Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation at Sirca—a global technology company based in Sydney that provides online services for data-intensive researchers and analysts in financial services and other domains. McCarthy is also co-founder of several innovative enterprises for IBM, NSW Government and CSIRO—Australia’s National Science Agency and the inventors of Wi-Fi.
McCarthy received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Graduate DipArts in Fine Arts both from the University of Sydney, where he won the Ian Langham Memorial Prize in History and Philosophy of Science, his Master of Design in Digital Media from the University of Western Sydney and his MBA from Macquarie University, where he won the MGSM Award for Advertising and Marketing.
I’ve enjoyed a varied career ranging from early days in pure science (principally geology), through water resources and environmental engineering (especially groundwater engineering), on through mining environmental engineering to energy engineering. There are several persistent threads running through all of these experiences, mainly to do with quantitative geoscience, numerical modelling of fluid flow and reactive mass transfer, and the translation of high-level conceptual principles into hands-on engineering solutions, invariably for purposes which I believe are socially and environmentally benign. I owe my formal education to two universities: Newcastle University in the UK (BSc and PhD), and Oklahoma State University in the USA (MS), where I spent two very happy years as a Harkness Fellow (1984-86), taking advantage of burgeoning activities in the then-National Centre for Groundwater Research and the EPA’s RSKERL Lab in Ada.
My education was extended – and continues to be – by industrial experience, with Yorkshire Water, the National Rivers Authority, Centro Yunta (La Paz, Bolivia), NIREX, Northumbrian Water, Project Dewatering Ltd, Cluff Geothermal Ltd, Five-Quarter Energy Ltd and various consultancy missions worldwide. I spent just under 20 years at Newcastle University, where I: taught water and environmental engineering; founded and led the HERO research group (which won the University the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the first time in 2005); established what is now the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research; founded and Directed the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability; served as the University’s Public Orator; and was the UK's first-ever Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement. I joined Glasgow University in August 2012.
I currently serve as Chair of the Global Scientific Committee of the Plant Earth Institute, an intermational NGO (of which I am also a Trustee) which aims to promote South-South collaboration in science-based projects that further the cause of 'scientific independence for Africa'. I am also a Trustee of Arran Community Energy, which is striving to implement renewables in a manner compatible with the important tourist industry of that beautiful Scottish island.
My current research is entirely focused in the energy sector, and besides engaging with the broad challenges of keeping the lights on and homes and businesses warm whilst decarbonising our energy systems, I focus specifically on three areas in which my particular skills and experience can be put to best use: geothermal energy, underground coal gasification tightly coupled to carbon capture and storage, and hydropower.
Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Paul F. Jacques is Senior Scientist and Team Leader of the Nutritional Epidemiology Team at the HNRCA. His research interests include B vitamins, whole grains, flavonoids, hydration, diet patterns and diet quality, and their relation to maintenance of metabolic, cognitive and physical function with aging. Jacques has published more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts of original research over his career and has made many important discoveries in the field of nutritional epidemiology.
PhD Candidate in Criminal Law & Criminology; Lecturer of Criminology, University of Chester, Liverpool John Moores University
I am currently a School of Law research student at LJMU investigating Moral Panic of Islamist Terrorism, Conspiracy theories, and the impact of support for British values.
A former lecturer at The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme
Current Lecturer of Criminology at the University of Chester
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Modules I teach:
-Theories of Crime & Justice
-State Crime & Resistance
-International (In)Justices & the Death Penalty
-Undergraduate dissertation supervisor
Paula Jarzabkowski is a Professor of Strategic Management. Her research focuses on strategy-as-practice in complex contexts, such as regulated firms, third sector organizations and financial services, particularly insurance and reinsurance. Her research in this regard has been foundational in the establishment of the field of strategy-as-practice. She is experienced in qualitative methods, having used a range of research designs, including cross-sectional and longitudinal case studies, and drawing on multiple qualitative data sources including interviews, observation, audio and video ethnographic techniques and archival sources to study private and public sector organizations. In particular, this includes the first global ethnography – a programme of research that included the use of video methods - of the reinsurance industry.
Professor Jarzabkowski’s career has been marked by a series of prestigious fellowships that have enabled her to conduct detailed ethnographic studies of business problems. For example, in 2006-2007, funded by an AIM Ghoshal Fellowship, she conducted an audio-ethnographic longitudinal study of the paradoxical tensions involved in implementing a major strategic shift in a regulated telecommunications firm. From 2009-2012, she held the inaugural Insurance Intellectual Capital Initiative (IICI) fellowship, under which she conducted a 3-year audio and video ethnography of the global reinsurance market, which extended her skills from organisational to industry-level ethnography. From 2012-2014 she held an EC Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship at Cornell University.
Her work has appeared in a number of leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies and in 2005, she published the first book on strategy-as-practice, Strategy as Practice: An Activity-Based Approach (Sage).
In addition, her engagement with industry has made Professor Jarzabkowski skilled in turning academic research into applied outputs, including collaborating with industry in developing research questions, and presenting here research at industry venues and conferences. The relevance of her work was recognised recently with the prestigious 2013 ESRC Outstanding Impact on Business Award.
Professor Jarzabkowski has just released a new book with Oxford University Press, entitled 'Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk-Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry' based on her 3-year ethnographic study of the industry.
Associate Professor in Language in Education, University of Wollongong
Associate Professor Pauline Jones is a researcher and teacher educator in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests are educational linguistics/semiotics, advanced literacy development and disciplinary dialogue.
Her current research focusses on contemporary literacy skills in the disciplines of Science, English and History and how these develop across the years of schooling. She has recently led the Transforming Literacy Outcomes (TRANSLIT) project, a local study of literacy development from preschool to junior secondary. She has also investigated the use of multimodal texts in tertiary science classrooms. Her doctoral students work in a range of areas including multimodality, online learning, classroom discourse studies, literacy development and curriculum in schools and tertiary settings and teacher professional development.
In 2022 she is co-convenor (with Dr Shoshana Dreyfus) of the Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis in Education, the Arts and Social Sciences (IDEAS) research group. IDEAS is focussed on the application of theories of linguistics and semiotics to a broad range of social issues including climate change and sustainability. Its membership comprises an intergenerational group of scholars from across UOW and beyond who meet fortnightly in a program of seminars, workshops, and student presentations.
My training is in community psychology and public health epidemiology. My main expertise is the theory, methods, ethics and economics of complex, multi-level community and population-level interventions to promote health and prevent disease. I'm best known for my publications in health promotion evaluation, social capital, and using complexity thinking to design more effective interventions and more appropriate evaluation methods. My main empirical work is in schools and neighbourhoods.
I spent 10 years in Canada where I had the opportunity to help shape the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's strategy to move from descriptive and analytic health research to more solution-focused investments in population health intervention research.
I am currently a Professor of Public Health at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney and a lead investigator of the NHMRC Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC) . My focus of interest in TAPPC is in implementation science and communication of the science underpinning public policy.
Pep Canadell is a research scientist in CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, and the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project, an international research project to study the interactions between the carbon cycle, climate, and human activities.
Pep focuses on collaborative and integrative research to study global and regional aspects of the carbon cycle, the size and vulnerability of earth carbon pools, and pathways to climate stabilization. He publishes in the field of global ecology and earth system sciences http://goo.gl/Ys7vdF
Peter Allen is lecturer in Film and Television, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and an award winning filmmaker and educator with a specific interest in effects and animation.
Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Department of People and Organisation, The Open University
I am a lecturer in the Department of People and Organisations at the Open University. My primary research interest centre reconceptualising power, resistance and ideology – specifically in the contemporary context of capitalism. In 2009, I was awarded a doctorate in Ideology and Discourse Analysis at University of Essex for my thesis, Creating the “Chinese Market”: The CCP and the Discursive Construction of an Authoritarian Capitalism through a Maoist Governing Paradigm, 2002-2008, which was funded through the Overseas Research Awards scheme. Since this time I have amassed a growing international publishing record in the fields of organizational studies and social theory. My work has been published in Theory and Event, Journal of Political Ideologies, Journal of Political Power, Research on the Sociology of Organization, Culture and Organizations, Ephemera, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Organization and International Journal of Žižek Studies among others. I am currently completing a manuscript entitled ‘Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization’ to be published by Edward Elgar Press.
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I am a lecturer in Graphic Design at Edinburgh Napier University. My general research interests surround the social, ethical and political dimensions of visual communication design as it operates within society. My PhD research investigating the ethical foundations of design was carried out at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University.
Peter Christoff is a political scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, where he teaches climate policy and environmental policy. He was formerly a member of the Victorian Premier's Climate Change Reference Group, and of the Victorian Ministerial Reference Council on Climate Change Adaptation, under the Victorian Brumby Government. He is also currently a Board member of the Australian Conservation Foundation and was its Vice President for eight years. His recent publications include the books 'Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a hot world' and 'Globalization and the Environment' (with Prof. Robyn Eckersley).
Professor, infectious diseases and microbiology, Australian National University
Professor Collignon works as an Infectious Diseases physician. He is also a microbiologist and is director of the Infectious Diseases Unit and Microbiology at The Canberra Hospital. He is also involved in teaching and is a Professor at the Medical School of the Australian National University.
He is active in many research and public health advocacy issues dealing with different infections and their risks. Particular interests are antibiotic resistance (especially in Staph), hospital acquired infections (especially blood stream and intravascular catheter infections) and resistance that develops through the use of antibiotics in animals. He is extensively involved in Infection Control projects looking at procedures and current practices in medicine and how these may be improved to decrease the risks for patients acquiring infections.
He has been and continues to be an active member of many national and international committees, including those of the Australian Quality and Safety Commission. He has been appointed to many of the expert committees of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the issue of antibiotic resistance and the use of antibiotics in food animals.
In June 2010 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Medicine in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Infection Control.
Peter Coveney holds a Chair in Physical Chemistry and is Director of the Centre for Computational Science, based in the Department of Chemistry. He is an Honorary Professor of Computer Science at UCL and Professor Adjunct at Yale University. His research focuses on many different areas, from molecular and mesoscale fluid dynamics simulations to multiscale materials modelling and computational biomedicine, all exploiting high performance computational techniques. He is co-organiser (with Jean Pierre Boon and Sauro Succi) of the Solvay Symposium on Multiscale Modelling at the Physics, Chemistry and Biology Interface, which is taking place at the Free University of Brussels in Brussels, Belgium, 19-21 April 2016. His paper to be presented at the conference, entitled "Big Data Needs Big Theory Too", is co-authored with Prof Ed Dougherty and Dr Roger Highfield.
Professor Peter Cowling is a member of the Department of Computer Science and the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA) at the University of York. His research is focussed on models and algorithms for decision making in games and resource optimisation problems, and to this end he works with a wide range of industry partners in the games and IT industries.
He is the Director of 3 large projects in the area of digital games and media:
The Digital Creativity Hub (DC Hub -www.digitalcreativity.ac.uk) was recently awarded £18 million in funding which will drive our ambition to become a world centre of research in digital games, interactive media and the space where they converge. It has over 80 partners from digital content industries.
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI - www.iggi.org.uk) has over £12 million in support to train 56+ PhD students working with the games industry over the next 7 years.
The New Economic Models and Opportunities for digital Games (NEMOG - www.nemog.org), as well as the DC Hub and IGGI is actively investigating how digital games and interactive media can be repurposed to achieve economic, scientific, social and cultural impact - primarily through working with industry and public sector organisations.
He has also worked on a number of projects to develop IT decision support systems for road maintenance, personnel scheduling, logistics and manufacturing.
He has published over 100 papers in leading scientific conferences and journals and gained over £35 million in research funding across 38 projects.
Professor of Education Policy Research and Director of Research, School of Education, University of Birmingham
Peter is Director of Research and Deputy Head of the School of Education at the University of Birmingham. He also leads the Centre for Higher Education Equity and Access and programme lead for the Masters in School Improvement and Educational Leadership.
His main research interests are multidisciplinary analysis of participation, choice and engagement in secondary and higher education.
Private and public finance of education.
Conceptual change with particular reference to understanding in economics.
Relationships between different theoretical perspectives on conceptual change, particularly Variation Theory and Threshold Concepts.
Development of teachers’ thinking and practice through ‘Learning Study’
Lecturer in Critical Thinking, The University of Queensland
Director of the University of Queensland Critical Thinking Project and lecturer in critical thinking in the school of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry. Degree in Education and post graduate degree in Philosophy. Master of Contemporary Science from the ANU. Former Head of Experimental Science at the Queensland Academy of Science, Mathematics and Technology.
Adjunct Professor, Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University
Peter Fisher is an Adjunct Professor in in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University. He has spearheaded a large number of projects at all levels of government as well as private industry including stormwater, creating cooler cities through the use of vegetation and a systemic integration of the water and electricity sectors. He has further been involved in education and training writing tertiary level courses on water management as well as climate change adaptation and water management; some for AusAid. He has also contributed a chapter on Melbourne to a new book, Resilient coastal city regions: Planning for climate change in the United States and Australia as well as to another new book, Managing Urban Disaster Recovery on infrastructure. He has just published with D Trainham, a PhD candidate, Naturizing outside-in: Reconnecting buildings with the natural world through a design innovation metric https://www.cuge.com.sg/research/images/cugeresearch/CG6/Article%2014..pdf in the January 2013 issue of the Singapore based journal, CITYGREEN https://www.cuge.com.sg/research/CITYGREEN. This has recently been incorporated into the Green Building Council of Australia's Innovation Challenge program. A Green Star naturizing index can now be found at http://www.gbca.org.au/uploads/78/34894/Market_Intelligence_Research_FINAL_JUNE2014.pdf.
As an environment and science writer Dr. Fisher has published thirty eight articles since his first for the Australian Financial Review in 1999. Those of relevance to the carbon/climate change arena are: Water industry guilty of burning too much energy, Water Special (AFR, Tuesday 14 August 2003), Susceptible to calamity: Extremes of climate are a fact of life and we should be better prepared for them, The Australian, (Tuesday 21 March, 2006); Cold comfort in climate change, Sydney Morning Herald, (Saturday 6 January 2007); Canberra Times, Climate: Time is against us (Monday 8 January 2007.); and Why we need the urban forest, Urban magazine, (July quarter, 2007). His most recent pieces to with adaptation have appeared as OpEds in The Age - Ready for heavy weather, Monday 23 April 2008; Planning for a flood, Monday 29 September 2008; Big solutions for our water needs will use even more energy, Monday 9 March, 2009; It's time literally to go green, Monday 23 January, 2009; followed by A lack of ingenuity is evident in dealing with our water crisis, Tuesday 28 July 2009. And, a week before the latter, All change for the future, The Australian, Wednesday 22 July 2009. Further pieces appearing in The Age and National Times since then have been Rack ’em and stack ‘em: a silly solution to population growth, Thursday 18 March 2010. When everything's connected, one fault can be catastrophic. Monday, June 21, 2010 and Building for a cantankerous planet, Monday October 11, 2010, and Energy hungry water providers need to get with the power, Monday 3 January 2011.
Research Professor, University of Florida
I am interested in the ecology and conservation of wetlands, and particularly of wetland vertebrates. These creatures are adapted to environments that are extremely productive, yet often very unpredictable, and whose nutrient cycling is completely different from terrestrial, oceanic or lacustrine environments. The field of wetland science is dominated by studies of energetic flow, plant ecology, and nutrient flux, in which wetland vertebrates are often assumed to play minor roles. Yet animals, even vertebrates, are often key in the healthy functioning of these ecosystems, and the conservation and restoration of these ecosystems depends strongly upon an understanding of how larger animals use them, especially in terms of movement behavior, foraging ecology, and reproduction. For vertebrates, this often requires understanding various aspects of ecosystem function at once, and often at regional and even international scales. In my research program, wetland birds have been used intensively and extensively as indicators of ecosystem health, ecosystem function, and as guides for the spatial and temporal scale at which conservation and restoration should occur. My work has included vertical studies of long-legged wading birds in the Everglades (health, reproduction, foraging ecology, energetics, flight behavior, communication, movements, demographics, feedback nutrient loops), comparisons of ecosystems (Everglades, Miskito Coast, Okavango Delta, Brazilian Pantanal), measuring anthropogenic effects (human disturbance, hydrological management, nutrient pollution, powerlines, construction, contaminants), multidecadal studies of population dynamics and movements, and ecosystem/regional planning for conservation.
Dr. Peter Ghosh is Associate Professor of Modern History at Jean Duffield Fellow in Modern History, University of Oxford.
I am interested primarily in the history of ideas, both social and political theory and also the history of historiography, in accordance with my research interests.
I have two related research interests: first, the interface between political ideas and English politics, ca 1850-1895; secondly, the evolution of Western European and British ideas, including historiography, from the Enlightenment to the present. My current publishing commitments centre on Max Weber.
Senior Lecturer and CMI Programme Director, University of Huddersfield
I joined the University on a full time basis in February 2014. Prior to that I had worked as a part time lecturer since October 2013. This followed a successful 4 year period of study at the University where I completed the CIPD professional development course and gained a Masters Degree in Human Resource Development.
Between Dec 2007 and Feb 2014 I worked for Provident Financial Group where I performed a variety of roles within the People Development function. In the first 2 years I was the training lead on a major new project then I transferred to a Divisional role as a People Development Adviser with a specific remit for Learning and Development. In this role I covered Yorkshire, Humberside, the North East and parts of Nottinghamshire. During this time I also developed and delivered modules centrally on the Leadership and Management programmes accredited by the CMI. Between Nov 2012 and Feb 2014 I was based in Head Office again with Internal Verfirier responsibilities for the CMI Level 5 (Senior Management) programme and I designed and managed the Management Learning Academies which provided a 6 weeks induction to the company for new managers with a mixture of classroom and experiential learning.
Between April 2002 and Dec 2007 I worked for Protocol Skills (the UKs largets independent training provider). Having started out as an assessor I became an Internal Verifier (IV) and as such hold D32, D33 and V1 qualifications. In 2003 I became Area Manager for West Yorkshire and Lead IV for Yorkshire and Humberside. In these combined roles I increased our levels of funding by regularly exceeding the funding body target success rate of 70%. During 2005 and 2006 I was seconded to a change management project group which altered the business model from a paper based to an e-portfolio. My role on the project was training lead and I converted all project material into training materials which I then delivered to the pilot location of Yorkshire and Humberside. This successful pilot enabled the e-portfolio to be adopted on a national basis.
Between March 1997 and April 2002 I worked for Thomas Cook. 1997 – 2001 I worked overseas and progressed from being a rep to Head Rep and Resort Manager. I managed multiple resorts in Menorca and Fuertaventura and was Airport Controller in Cancun. My favourite destination was Mallorca where I worked for 3 seasons. My greatest success as a Resort Manager came in Menorca where I achieved 86% good or excellent customer service scores, from 19,000 guests, against a target of 80%.
2001 – 2002 I was Senior Customer Service Adviser in the Bradford office, leading a team of 9, dealing with post holiday queries.
Lecturer in Education, Keele University
I joined Keele in March 2016 to take up the role of Director of PGCE Programmes. I have worked at the Universities of Bristol, Southampton and Bath Spa. I completed my PhD as an ESRC funded scholar, under the supervision of Professors Susan Robertson and Roger Dale at Bristol University, and my thesis investigated the role of the European Commission in the Governance of Education Policy in the European Union. As a researcher, I work in inter-disciplinary collaboration with scholars from Economic Geography, Politics and Sociology with a particular interest in the Political Economy of Education, ethnographies of educational institutions, the inter-scalar production of education policy and the financialisation of Higher Education.
My teaching spans PGCE, Masters and Doctoral Education programmes with particular responsibility for Curriculum, Policy and International Education modules. I have gained research funding and managed research projects for the Economic and Social Research Council and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in the UK, and the European Commission and Centre for European Policy Studies in Europe.
Peter K Yu is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Law and Intellectual Property at Texas A&M University School of Law. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he held the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Drake University Law School. He also served as Wenlan Scholar Chair Professor at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China and a visiting professor of law at the University of Haifa, the University of Hong Kong and the University of Strasbourg.
I hold degrees in Music and Psychology from the University of New South Wales in Australia. I am currently Professor of Cognitive Science and leader of the ‘Music Cognition and Action’ research program in the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development at Western Sydney University. I conduct research aimed at understanding the behavioural and brain bases of human interaction in musical contexts.
Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Glasgow Caledonian University
Peter Kennedy is a senior lecturer in the Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism. His teaching commitments cover modules relating to health, illness and medicine; sport; and Marxism and critical social theory. He also teaches the relationship between knowledge, self and society on the University-wide Master of Research Programme.
Dr Kennedy's research specialisms and interests include football studies, sport, health and illness, Marxism, and Critical Social Theory.
He is a reviewer for the Journal, Soccer and Society and for the Journal, Capital and Class. He is a Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal, Critique; and an Associate of the Centre for the Study of Socialist Theory & Movements, School of Social and Political Sciences, Glasgow University. He co-wrote with Dr David Kennedy the book Fan Culture in European Football and the Influence of Left-Wing Ideology (2013, Routledge).
He received his undergraduate degree in social sciences at Liverpool John Moores University and his MPhil and PhD degrees at Glasgow University.
Peter Levine is the Associate Dean for Research and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. He has a secondary appointment in the Tufts philosophy department. He was the founding deputy director (2001-6) and then the second director (2006-15) of Tisch College’s CIRCLE, The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, which he continues to oversee as an associate dean.
Levine graduated from Yale in 1989 with a degree in philosophy. He studied philosophy at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, receiving his doctorate in 1992. From 1991 until 1993, he was a research associate at Common Cause. From 1993-2008, he was a member of the Institute for Philosophy & Public Policy in the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy. During the late 1990s, he was also Deputy Director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal. Levine is the author of We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For: The Promise of Civic Renewal in America (Oxford University Press, 2013), five other scholarly books on philosophy and politics, and a novel. He has served on the boards or steering committees of AmericaSpeaks, Street Law Inc., the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools, Discovering Justice, the Kettering Foundation, the American Bar Association Committee’s for Public Education, the Paul J. Aicher Foundation, and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium.
Peter Manning was awarded his Doctorate of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at UTS in 2014. He was Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Monash University (2009-2012) and at UTS (2000-2009). He has also taught at the University of Sydney and Qatar University.
Prior to teaching he was the Head of News and Current Affairs at the Seven Network (1996-2000), and Head of TV News and Current Affairs at the ABC (1989-1993). In the latter role, he began the ABC’s very successful website (abc.net.au) and founded “Lateline”, “Foreign Correspondent” and “Landline”.
In the 1980s he was a field producer and then Executive Producer of “Four Corners”, winning many awards for its investigative journalism. He began his career at Fairfax and has been a reporter in print, online, radio and television.
He is the author of three books: “Us and Them: Media, Muslims and the Middle East” (Random House, 2006), now an e-book, “Dog Whistle Politics and Journalism” (ACIJ, 2004) and “Green Bans” (ACF, 1975). His PhD thesis is also currently being considered for publication.
He has written many chapters and papers for national and international peer-reviewed journals. He is a public commentator in various forums on media matters. He has his own blog (www.us-and-them.com.au) and his own Facebook site.
Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield
PhD in 2001 in Social Sciences and Japanese Area Studies. Researching the social and cultural geography of Japan and East Asia. Demography, depopulation, regional studies, Japan, popular culture, employment. Occasional publications in online media such as Guardian Online, Prospect etc. Currently researching the relationship between depopulation and resource consumption trends (energy) in Japan and East Asia, as well as popular culture and employment (manga and gender segregation in employment). Publications and talks can be found at Academia.edu [https://sheffield.academia.edu/PeterMatanle].
Peter Newman is the Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University and works in CUSP which has 95 PhD students working on all aspects of the green economy. Peter has worked in local government as an elected councillor, an advisor to three WA State Premiers and was on the Board of Infrastructure Australia from 2010 to 2014. He was a Lead Author for Transport on the IPCC. He has written 17 books and 286 refereed articles. Peter’s book with Jeff Kenworthy 'Sustainability and Cities: Overcoming Automobile Dependence' was launched in the White House in 1999 and their most recent book is 'The End of Automobile Dependence'. In 2001-3 Peter directed the production of WA’s Sustainability Strategy in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, the first state sustainability strategy in the world. In 2004-5 he was a Sustainability Commissioner in Sydney advising the government on planning issues. In 2006/7 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the University of Virginia Charlottesville. In 2014 Peter was awarded an AO for contributions to urban design and sustainable transport, particularly related to the saving and rebuilding of Perth’s rail system.
Mitchell Professorial Fellow, Victoria University
A Mitchell Professorial Fellow, Peter Noonan has played a major role in shaping policy in Australia’s education and training system. He has experience working as a policy adviser, senior executive and consultant to federal and state governments, universities, higher education providers, and TAFE institutes, and has been instrumental to several major policy changes and reviews.
Peter has held a number of senior appointments including: adviser to the Minister for Employment Education and Training in 1987; head of various state government departments and authorities; General Manager for Strategy and Planning at Victorian State Training Board; General Manager of the Australian National Training Authority; Deputy Director General in the Queensland Department of Employment Training and Industrial Relations. He was a member of the Expert Panel for the Review of Australian Higher Education (Bradley Review) in 2008. For The Allen Consulting Group, Peter undertook a Review of Post-Secondary Education for the Queensland State Government, led work on Schooling Resources Standard for the Review of Australian Government School Funding (Gonski), and led a major project to develop a model of the Australian tertiary education system.
Peter’s work as a Mitchell Institute Fellow is focused on the future shape of tertiary education in Australia including its interface with secondary education and with the labour market. He is Professor of Tertiary Education Policy at Victoria University and an Honorary Senior Fellow at the Graduate School of Education at The University of Melbourne.
Peter was educated at the University of Otago, the University of New England and Simon Fraser University. He has been a visiting Scholar at the University of Otago, The University of British Columbia, Rutgers University and The University of Oxford.
Peter’s research is focused on the interactions between economic growth, economic development and international trade. He has also written on human capital accumulation, trade and environmental issues, the causes of long run growth through history, corruption, military spending and immigration.
Peter has also served as an expert consultant to the Productivity Commission and to the Department of Innovation, industry, Science and Research.
Research and RHD Coordinator & Lecturer in Sound, Production, Lecturer in Interactive Art Media, VCA., University of Melbourne
I am an artist who works in interactive media, cross/multi modality creative arts, and have published and exhibited internationally. I currently work at the Victorian College of the Arts and have 12 RHD students in areas including design, interactivity, community arts, music, and media.
My PhD explored the relationship of creator, object and audience through ephemeral computer based artworks.
Associate Professor, School of Economics, Finance and Marketing, RMIT University
Dr Peter Sivey is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing at RMIT University. He is working on research on healthcare markets including hospital waiting times, hospital performance reporting, doctor pricing and financial incentives for doctors
Professor of Finance, UNSW Australia
Professor Peter Swan AM FASSA is currently in the School of Banking and Finance, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales (UNSW). Swan completed his Honours Economics Degree at ANU, his PhD at Monash and after visiting positions at the University of Chicago and Rochester, joined the Economics faculty at ANU, then to a chair at AGSM, and was foundation professor in the Finance department at the University of Sydney prior to returning to UNSW.
He gained recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2003 with the Order of Australia (AM) and elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 1997. He undertakes research into corporate finance, corporate governance including board structure, executive compensation, stock market trading and design, M&A activity, and many other areas of finance and economics.
He has a significant public profile as an op ed writer for major newspapers. Peter has published over 100 articles and book chapters, with 49 articles in refereed international journals. He received distinguished awards in the form of UNSW Scientia Professor and ARC Professorial Fellow and has presented at top international conferences including WFA, AFA, EFA, FIRS, and Econometrics Society World Congress.
Peter Taylor-Gooby is Research Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent’s School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research.
He chaired the British Academy New Paradigms in Public Policy Programme (2010/2011) and is Chair of the REF Social Work and Social Policy and Administration panel 2011-15, a Fellow of the British Academy, a Founding Academician at the Academy of Social Sciences and, previously, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and President of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, Sociology and Social Policy Section.
He participated in the Prime Minister’s No 10 ‘progressive consensus’ Round Table and advised the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit between 2009 and 2010.
He has also written 23 books, including The Double Crisis of the Welfare State and What We Can Do About It, a new book published by Palgrave.