enseignant-chercheur, Université Gaston Berger
Aly Tandian est enseignant-chercheur au département de sociologie de l’Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis et directeur du Groupe d’études et de recherches sur les migrations et faits de sociétés (GERM).
Senior Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Psychology, University of South Australia
Alyson is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of South Australia. She is passionate about all things physical activity and sport-related, and specialises in the area of group dynamics and social influence. Her research spans topics like group cohesion, the home advantage, social norms, and mental wellbeing in athletes.
Teaching Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Humanities, and Philosophy, West Virginia University
Alyssa Beall received her PhD in Religion from Syracuse University in 2010. She is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Programs for Religious Studies and Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at West Virginia University. Her teaching and research centers on Religion, Ethics, and Popular Culture, particularly how media sources both impact and reflect our actions in society.
PhD Candidate in Organizational Behaviour, researching workplace safety, at Smith School of Business, Queen's University, Ontario
I am a PhD Candidate at Smith School of Business, Queen's University. My research focuses on workplace safety, particularly the consequences of work injuries and fatalities for family members, coworkers, and leaders. My father was killed in a workplace incident when she was 11 years old which has driven my interest and passion in my research topic.
Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney
To help people achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing across their lifespan, Dr Milton's focus is on working with communities to co-produce child, youth and adult mental health and wellbeing programs using participatory design and evaluation methodologies. The goal is to make face-to-face and digital programs more meaningful to the people who use them.
Dr Milton is a Psychologist, a Researcher Fellow at The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine & Health and the Deputy Director of the People Program for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. Dr Milton is a scientific advisor for multiple non-government organisations such as SANE Australia and the Raise Foundation, has founded and directs an Australia-wide Qualitative Research Network. Dr Milton has worked for two decades across academic and senior management roles in the mental health sector in Australia and the UK. She was a Principal Research Associate/Senior Research Clinician and lecturer for University College London (UCL) where she advised on, and implemented, interventions delivered across NHS mental health services.
PhD Student in Sociology, Vanderbilt University
Alyssa Davis received her B.A. in Psychology from Clemson University in 2020, and her M.A. in Social Sciences from Clemson University in 2022. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, masculinity, sexual assault, and online social movements. Her master’s thesis focused on analyzing an online, predominately male, hate group and their constructions of masculinity and masculine power. Additional projects Alyssa has been on have analyzed Reddit comments in response to Drag Queen Story Hour, evaluated of the effectiveness of SAMFEs in sexual assault cause outcomes, and studied constructions of sexual consent online.
Chargé de cours et chercheur en études des conflits, Université Saint-Paul / Saint Paul University
Amadou Ghouenzen Mfondi a un doctorat en études de conflits à l'Université Saint-Paul, à Ottawa au Canada. Il est chargé de cours. Ses recherches portent sur les conflits identitaires, les politiques d'identité et le processus de paix et de résolution de conflits dans les sociétés nationales soumises à des dynamiques de fragmentation.
My current preoccupation concerns interrogation of violence in the political process. There are three interrelated intellectual queries I am pursuing while using violence as the abiding theme. The first one examines the Politics of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts. The second one evaluates the Role of Violence in the Sacred. And the third one explores ways of Managing Violence in Post-Conflict Societies.
My other subsidiary research interests are: ethno-politics; conservative nationalism; religious radicalism; and peace-building in deeply divided societies.
Lecturer in Nutrition, University of Nottingham
Amanda Avery worked as a community dietitian in Southern Derbyshire for over 22 years, with both a public health remit and as a clinician working in primary care, before moving to Nottingham University in 2009 as a lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics.
A period of time was spent working in the Public Health department with the remit to develop a local Obesity Strategy. This was developed and launched in 2000 so was very much one of the first local obesity strategies available! During the secondment period there was also the opportunity to explore the feasibility of Primary Care working in partnership with the commercial slimming sector and project managing this piece of research. This became the evidence base for the slimming on referral scheme which is now part of many local weight management pathways across the country. It was also the start of my involvement with Slimming World where I have now worked on a part-time basis for the past 10 years as a Consultant dietitian in weight management. This provides many opportunities to keep totally up-to-date with all the developments in weight management and to be involved in developments within the Company - for example being involved in the development of a programme for teenagers and more recently involvement in a RCT developing an intervention to support appropriate weight management during pregnancy.
Other areas of interest, developed throughout those many years of community work, are community development, infant nutrition - chairing the group involved in the development of a local infant feeding policy (all 4editions), school meals, diabetes management and behaviour change techniques. One of my greatest achievements, (in my eyes), was my involvement in the Change to Cup campaign which has the potential to have a significant influence on nutritional intake. It is great to see that at last more emphasis is being placed on getting nutrition right from a very young age and indeed re-prioritising pregnancy as a key time.
Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Loughborough University
Amanda is a Professor of Behavioural Medicine and an NIHR Research Professor in Public Health. Amanda is also the Director of the Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour (CLiMB). Her work is focused on investigating the effects of lifestyle interventions on health outcomes. Amanda has a particular interest in testing lifestyle interventions that can be delivered by health care professionals within routine NHS consultations. She is the chief investigator on several on-going trials that are examining the effectiveness of community and general practice based physical activity and weight management interventions. Amanda currently leads a programme of work around testing the effects of physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) food labelling on the purchase and consumption of food and drinks, and the role of standing desks during GP consultations. Amanda works closely with public health organisations, the NHS and other stakeholders. She is most interested in conducting randomised controlled trials, but also has a strong interest in conducting systematic reviews and interrogating large datasets. Amanda currently receives funding from a range of funding bodies and leads the following research awards:
Amanda du Preez is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria, where she teaches Visual Culture Studies. She obtained a DPhil in English from the University of South Africa on the topic of cyberfeminism and embodiment in 2003. She has co-edited South African visual culture (2005); edited Taking a hard look: gender and visual culture (2009) and authored Gendered bodies and new technologies: rethinking embodiment in a cyber-era (2009). She served as assistant editor of two accredited journals, Image & Text and De Arte. Currently she serves on the editorial board of Gender Questions, advisory board Persona Studies, the VIAD (UJ) advisory board, and most notably the International Association for Visual Culture. She has a C2 rating from the NRF and received the award as researcher of the year (Arts Cluster) in 2013 and Lecturer of the Year (Humanities) in 2015.
Research focus areas: critical visual culture, feminist theory, gender, embodiment, cyber culture, the sublime, self-portraiture, social media, selfies, place and sense of belonging, digital humanities
Senior Research Officer, Massey University
Dr Amanda Eng is a Senior Research Officer at the Research Centre for Hauora and Health (RCHH) at Massey University. She has considerable experience in conducting epidemiological studies in the field of occupational exposure and health. Dr Eng is currently working on a programme of research focusing on occupational health and national meta-data, including a recently completed study examining occupational risk factors for cardiovascular disease and a study examining occupational risk factors for mental health, as well as a number of collaborative projects with WorkSafe.
Assistant Professor of Invertebrate Ecology at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San José State University
My research broadly focuses on the movement of food energy (carbon) within and between ecosystems, and on how animals facilitate this movement – especially in the food-starved deep sea. This research has involved studies of deep-sea sponges and octopuses from extinct underwater volcanoes off the coast of California, the unique glass sponge reefs of western Canada, and ‘cheese-bottom’ sponge grounds in the fjords of Norway. I studied biology and chemistry at CSU East Bay, then pursued a master's in marine science through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories via CSU Monterey Bay. I received my PhD in Ecology from the University of Alberta in Canada under the supervision of Dr. Sally Leys. I then completed postdoctoral fellowships studying sponges in the deep north Pacific and oceanography of the North Atlantic with the University of Alberta and Norway’s Institute of Marine Research, then became a postdoctoral fellow studying the ecology and physiology of the sponges of Sur Ridge with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. In 2019 I joined Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and San Jose State University as an assistant professor in invertebrate ecology, where my students and I continue exploring the fascinating lives of invertebrates.
Amanda D. Lotz is professor of Communication Studies and Screen Arts & Cultures at the University of Michigan. She is the author of The Television Will Be Revolutionized (New York University Press, 2014, 2007), Cable Guys: Television and American Masculinities in the 21st Century (New York University Press, 2014), and Redesigning Women: Television After the Network Era (University of Illinois Press, 2006), and editor of Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era (Routledge, 2009). She is co-author, with Timothy Havens, of Understanding Media Industries (Oxford University Press, 2017, 2011) and, with Jonathan Gray, of Television Studies (Polity, 2011).
Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Amanda Mergler is a Lecturer in the School of Cultural and Professional Learning at QUT. As a registered psychologist, Amanda teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in human development, educational psychology, and behavior management. Amanda has been involved in research projects examining the values of teachers, pre-service teachers and school chaplains. A key interest area for Amanda is the role of ‘personal responsibility’ in the lives of young people, and her recent research in this area builds on her previous work in which she created an education program and survey to assess and enhance this construct in adolescents.
Amanda is the Head of Department of Management at Deakin University. She has experience in higher education in both Australia and the UK, holding previous appointments at Monash University (MBA Programs Director) and the University of Kent (Deputy Director, MBA Programs).
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham
Plant physiologist, working with trees, crops and horticultural species. In particular investigating adventitious (stem-formed) roots to understand how they develop and function - how are they triggered in normal development or by stressful environments, how do they take up nutrients and water and what that means for the whole plant. Currently funded by the Forestry Commission Tree Production Innovation Fund, Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Whetman Plants International and Royal Society International Exchange grant.
Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Associate professor, behavioural ecology, The University of Western Australia
A/Prof Amanda Ridley is a behavioural ecologist based at the University of Western Australia whose research focusses on the behaviour and population dynamics of animals living in the wild.
Amanda Scardamaglia is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Department Chair at Swinburne Law School. Her area of research and expertise is intellectual property law, especially trade mark law and its history. Amanda is currently a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow and author of the book: 'Australian Colonial Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People and Place'.
Prof Amanda Weltman is a theoretical physicist who came to the University of Cape Town after earning her PhD in Physics from Columbia University under the supervision of Brian Greene, and working as a postdoctoral Researcher at Stephen Hawking's research group at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge University. Weltman’s research focus is on the fundamental physics that underlies the nature of the Universe. The goals of her research are to study the Universe as a whole, while gaining insight into its origin, composition, structure, evolution and ultimately its fate. Weltman has recently been awarded a SARChI in Physical Cosmology, and is the first woman in the mathematical or physical sciences to win the prestigious award. Weltman has won several prestigious awards including a Next Einstein Fellow award(2015/2016), the South African Institute of Physics Silver Jubilee Medal (2013), the Elsevier Young Scientist Award (2012) and the NSTF-BHP Billiton, TW Kambule Award (2012), the Women in Science award (2009) amongst many others. She is a member of the Cape Town Science Centre Scientific Advisory Board, the South African Royal Society and on the executive of the South African Young Academy of Sciences. “My training and my interests lie in both high energy particle theory and in cosmology,” says Weltman, “and my research is focused on developing bridges between the two.”
Adjunct Research Fellow - Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University
Dr Amanda Robertson is a postdoctoral researcher with prior industry experience in the NSW education sector supporting schools to manage various aspects of child protection and safeguarding. It was in this capacity that she became interested in the phenomenon of female-perpetrated sexual abuse and subsequently pursued research on the topic. Amanda’s doctoral project focused on adult-perpetrated sexual abuse against adolescents in Australian schools, including consideration of women’s perpetration and gender bias. It examined the nature of the problem, its antecedents, and the ensuing institutional responses to ultimately recommend a series of prevention strategies for secondary educational settings. Her research interests broadly encompass sexual offending, child sexual abuse, institutional settings and organisational safeguarding.
PhD Student, Philosophy, University of Guelph
I am currently working towards my doctorate of philosophy at The University of Guelph. My doctoral research is focused on the gendered harms of Artificial Intelligence through Deepfakes and Stable Diffusion, as well as within the realm of healthcare. I am interested in AI Ethics, Epistemology, Healthcare Ethics, and Bioethics.
I graduated in October 2022 with an MA in Philosophy from Western University. I graduated in June 2021 with a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing from The University of Guelph.
Sessional Lecturer in Writing, The University of Queensland
Amber Gwynne is a stakeholder advisor in the Queensland public service, production editor for the Journal of Australian Studies, and an adjunct lecturer in the Writing, Editing and Publishing program at The University of Queensland. Her research focuses on self-help books, reader reception, publishing ecosystems, and content production in the neoliberal capitalist environment. Her creative non-fiction essays have been published in Griffith Review, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, and others.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta
Dr. Mosewich’s research interests focus on the examination of stress, coping, emotion, and resultant cognitive and behavioural responses within the sport domain. The sport context can present many challenges, and ensuring that athletes have the skills and resources to effectively manage different issues in sport is essential to promote adaptive responses to stress and emotion and foster successful sport experiences that are also positive and healthy.
A key directive of her work is to understand the psychological skills and resources necessary to facilitate successful and positive sport experiences and how best to foster their development.
Dr. Mosewich’s research portfolio includes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to research.
One area of particular interest for Dr. Mosewich surrounds self-compassion as a potential coping resource for athletes. The premise is that promoting self-compassionate frames of mind might promote acceptance, acknowledgement, and accurate evaluation of sport situations, and attenuate ruminative or avoidant approaches, better allowing an athlete to move forward in pursuit of their goals and highest possible level of performance.
Assistant Professor of Law, Florida International University
As a legal philosopher with a primary interest in our collective environmental crises, Professor Polk’s research focuses on rights-based environmentalism, as a legal, political, and moral movement.
Prior to joining FIU Law, Professor Polk was the Teaching Fellow for the Environmental Law and Policy LLM program at Stanford Law School. Professor Polk has clerked for the Honorable Robert W. Trumble in the Northern District of West Virginia and the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia. She was also an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law in 2019.
Professor Polk earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, and also holds B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Philosophy & Classics from the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Polk is admitted to practice in West Virginia and the Southern District of West Virginia.
Professor, Sociology & Social Studies, University of Regina
Amber J. Fletcher is an interdisciplinary social scientist with expertise in gender, environment, climate change, and agriculture. Her current research examines how social inequality affects people's experience of climate disasters (flood, drought, wildfire) in rural and Indigenous communities in the Canadian Prairie region.
Dr. Fletcher's research is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Doctoral Candidate, Deakin University
Ameena is an emerging qualitative researcher and former university educator. She has taught within the disciplines of education and business in both higher education and vocational education at Swinburne Online. Within higher education, she specialised in first year, foundation units for mature age students.
Holding a Master of Education, Ameena is currently a PhD Candidate at Deakin University’s Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE). She is a recipient of her alma mater’s Outstanding Young Alumna Award (2022) and is interested in socially just and equitable higher education. Her doctoral research explores the lived feedback experiences of Global Majority university students in Australia. Ameena is a Fellow of Advance HE and a Fellow of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
I am interested in working with contributions from the perspectives of critical mental health, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and critical disability studies, to study the historical production of ideas about difference, normalcy, sexuality, eugenics, race, ability and mental “illness” as they cohere, diverge, interdepend and perform within policy, law and practice. My projects have looked at issues of social justice, violence, ethics, confluence, historiography and social work using complimentary theoretical and methodological frameworks to engage respectfully with the complexities of our human condition. I come to this work with over a decade of experience in the mental health field, in supportive housing, settlement, crisis respite, forensic assertive community treatment, community-based early intervention, and governance settings.
Lecturer, School of Education, Edith Cowan University
Dr Amelia Ruscoe is an experienced educator and leader in early childhood education in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University with more than 25 years in school and university settings across QLD, NSW and WA. Her research and practice centres on the development of innovative ideas to support, extend and enhance the learning and engagement of young children in the ‘impact zone’ of transition to school. She is a published author and presents to national and international audiences of educators and academics. Her doctoral research explored education discourse, multiplicity of perspectives and affordances in early childhood education and was awarded the National Early Childhood Australia Thesis Award, the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Award for best higher degree thesis, the ECU higher degree research medal and an Australian Association of Educational Research Doctoral Thesis commendation. Her dedication to making a substantial contribution to education has been fortified through involvement in a number of education research projects across the past 10 years including industry and university funded projects to further evidence-based approaches to literacy learning, school transition and health literacy.
Catedrática de Fisiología, Universidad de Navarra
Étudiante à la maîtrise en psychoéducation, Université de Montréal
Détentrice d'un baccalauréat en psychologie et actuellement étudiante à la maîtrise en psychoéducation, mes recherches portent sur l'association entre l'exposition préscolaire au contenu télévisuel violent et les comportements extériorisés à l'adolescence.
Senior Lecturer of Physics, King's College London
Amelle is a Lecturer in advanced photonics in the Physics Department at King’s College London. She is Head of Ultrafast Laser Sciences and Attosecond Physics.
After a MSc in laser-matter interaction at Orsay-Ecole Polytechnique France, She was awarded her PhD on “Production and characterisation of XUV attosecond pulses” in 2006 from University of Bordeaux ‘Centre for intense lasers and applications’; which she obtained with the highest distinction.
These attosecond pulses are known to be the shortest flash of coherent light ever achieved and the attosecond community is growing stronger worldwide in the last decades. Amelle is contributing to the UK effort on Attosecond Physics.
After her PhD she joined world recognised groups in ultrafast physics (ETH Zurich and USAL ) for postdoctoral studies where she discovered of Quantum Path Interferences “QPI” in high order harmonic generation process at the heart of the attosecond control of matter under strong electromagnetic fields.
Following her postdoctoral studies, she was awarded an EPSRC CAF fellowship in 2011 and she built her own group at Imperial College London where she led two novel investigation lines: capturing attosecond dynamics in atoms and molecules using attosecond quantum path interferometry, and new generation of high repetition rate Yb femtosecond laser for high repetition rate attosecond physics.
She recently joined our Department and she leads the AttosecondPhysics@King's initiative.
She has a keen interest in equality and diversity and is a member of the JUNO committee.
PhD Candidate, Low-Carbon Energy Transitions, Manchester University
Ami is a PhD Researcher in Geography. Her research is funded by the EPSRC through the University of Manchester Power Networks CDT.
Ami's research focuses on low-carbon energy transitions, considering the actors, infrastructures and institutions involved. Her PhD research draws upon a case study of Greater Manchester, identifying the actors engaging with the city region's low-carbon ambitions and critically exploring their interconnectedness with others. She is particularly interested in the multi-scalar relationships embedded within low-carbon transitions and the impact that they have.
Postdoctoral research fellow, Stellenbosch University