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
Service Assistant Professor in Family Medicine, West Virginia University
Amie Ashcraft received her PhD from the Virginia Commonwealth University in experimental/social psychology. In 2006, she received her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of California. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in AIDS Prevention Studies at Center for AIDS Prevention Studies at the University of California, San Francisco.
Intercultural Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University; Project Manager, Justice, Equity, and Inclusion, Work-Integrated Learning (on leave), Simon Fraser University
My SSHRC-funded Ph.D. dissertation was an an ethnography of the dynamics of race, class, and gender in the long-haul trucking industry. Previously, my MA research examined gendered, colonial, and racialized impacts of post-secondary education funding for Indigenous students in Canada. I have held various faculty positions at SFU, UFV and TRU and have previously published on racialized mobility in the trucking industry; the gendered, classed, and racialized implications of current hours of service regulations for the long haul trucking industry, and post-secondary education and funding policies for Indigenous students in Canada. I previously served as co-chair of the Learning at Intercultural Intersections: Towards Equity, Inclusion, and Reconciliation international research conference and co-edited a special issue that came out of that gathering. As Project Manager for Justice, Equity, and Inclusion (JEI) for Work Integrated Learning at Simon Fraser University, I supervise the work of a team of WIL JEI practitioners on a broad range of projects and initiatives. In doing so, I apply intersectional, decolonizing, and anti-oppressive approaches to WIL practices, processes, and curriculum. I have served on the national CEWIL EDI Committee, as chair of the ACE-WIL EDI Committee, and on the Advisory Circle for the SFU R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Project.
PhD candidate at Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
Amin Naeni is a Ph.D. candidate at Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University, working on the rise of digital technologies in Iran, with a focus on the footprint of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on political developments in Iran's society. His work also includes investigating the cooperation between the Islamic Republic with Russia and China to expand internet censorship in Iran.
He completed his M.A. in Middle East and North Africa Studies at the University of Tehran in 2018. Also, he worked on two funded projects at the University of Tehran’s Center for Central Eurasia Studies between 2019 and 2021. The projects focused on developments in Iran-Russia relations and the impact of Russia-US rivalry in the Middle East on Iran’s regional interests. Since 2020, he has published several analytical pieces in some of the world’s leading think tanks, either as a single author or in co-authorship. His publications discuss both the domestic and foreign policies of Iran.
Adjunct professor, The University of Western Australia
Amin Saikal, AM, FASSA is Adjunct Professor of Social Sciences, the Centre for Muslim States and Societies, University of Western Australia, and Non-Resident Fellow of the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination at Princeton University. He is an awardee of the Order of Australia (AM), and an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (FASSA).
His books include: Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic (Princeton University Press, 2021); Modern Afghanistan: A History of Struggle and Survival (I.B. Tauris/Bloomsbury, 2012); The Rise and Fall of the Shah: Iran from Autocracy to Religious Rule (Princeton University Press, 2009); Islam Beyond Borders: The Umma in World Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2019) – co-author; The Afghanistan Spectre: The Security of Central Asia (Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris, 2021) – co-author; The Arab World and Iran: A Turbulent Region in Transition (Palgrave, 2016) – editor. He is an oped writer, whose articles have been published in leading world dailies, including The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Strategist, and a frequent commentator on national and international TV and radio networks.
Urologist and Lecturer, Stellenbosch University
I am a South African Urologist practicing in Cape Town and my private practice is devoted to Urological microsurgery and male infertility.
Infertility microsurgery is a highly specialized field of Urology. I completed my undergraduate MBChB studies at the University of Pretoria and then moved to Cape Town South Africa where I started with training in General Surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital. My ultimate goal was to become a Urologist and I pursued this at the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital. Here I received my postgraduate MMed Urology specialization degree cum laude and received the Rector’s Medal for the best postgraduate student in the Faculty of Health Sciences. I was also admitted to the Fellowship of the College of Urologists of South Africa and received the medal for the best candidate in their final exam (FC Urol SA).
I am currently a certified Urologist, full member of the South African Urology Association and hold specialist registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
I received the Golden Cystoscope prize funded by Karl Storz Endoscopes and awarded for postgraduate academic achievements by a young urologist (under 45 years of age) and I have received several previous awards and prizes, including the Bard, the Van Blerk and the Bunny Angorn prizes for the best congress papers presented by a registrar, the Goldschmidt Medal for the best candidate in the College of Urologists examination, the Discovery Foundation award and the University of Stellenbosch Rectors award for the best MMed student. I am the author or co-author of 12 published papers and have presented 31 papers at congresses.
Associate Professor and Director of Research, The University of Queensland
I graduated with PhD in Nanomedicine in 2012 from Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, UQ. Since than I am working in the area of advanced drug delivery and currently my group's (10 researchers ) research focuses on overcoming biological barriers for personalised medicine including the use of 3D printing technology and nanomedicine. I have won many prestigious awards including faculty higher degree research supervision award, Controlled Release Society’s early career researcher award, QLD young Tall Poppy Science Award to name a few. I am also an immediate past president of Australian Controlled Release Society (AusCRS) and an associate editor of Journal of Controlled Release and editorial board member of DDTR, ADDR, Biomaterials Science and many more.
PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
Having received my bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering, I worked as a professional in the fields of HVAC design and sales and studied for my master's in Renewable Energies to understand the technical intricacies of the future technologies that will power our world. Now, I am pursuing a doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on energy exchangers. Our research group is trying to tackle the most challenging issues with all types of energy exchangers common in the HVAC industry. My research is more focused on frosting in heat and enthalpy exchangers in cold climates and finding novel ways to predict and prevent frost.
Professor of Clinical Data Science and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, UCL
Amitava Banerjee is Professor of Clinical Data Science, University College London, and Consultant Cardiologist at University College London Hospitals and Barts Health NHS Trusts. He is a researcher, educator and clinician with interests spanning data science, cardiovascular disease, global health, training and evidence-based healthcare. He has been active clinically and academically throughout the pandemic and is leading the NIHR-funded STIMULATE-ICP study looking at many aspects of Long Covid, including a large clinical trial of potential treatments.
After qualifying from Oxford, he trained in Oxford, Newcastle, Hull and London, completing a Masters in Public Health at Harvard(2004/05), an internship at World Health Organisation(2005) and DPhil in epidemiology from Oxford(2010). He was Clinical Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine in Birmingham, before moving to UCL in 2015.
Lecturer, University of Tasmania
Dr Amrinder Khosa is a passionate educator and active researcher. He believes in creating an active learning environment that supports and nurtures student learning. Dr Khosa has worked in the higher education sector for over 13 years, with a predominant focus on teaching financial and management accounting courses. Prior to joining University of Tasmania, he worked at Monash University and La Trobe University. With strong links to and involvement with industry, he not only supports students to prepare for industry careers, he also communicates the role of accounting to a broader business environment and community through scholarly activities. He is directly involved in applied research, focusing on the enhancement of educational outcomes and well-being in the higher education sector. His research interests include the impacts of performance standards in the tertiary sector, student and academic conceptions of learning, and doctoral education.
Research Officer and Data Scientist at the National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research, Swansea University
I am a Research Officer and Data Scientist of National Centre for Population Health and Wellbeing Research. My research focuses on data-linkage, harmonisation and analysis of large-scale routine electronic healthcare and administrative data. I work on statistical analysis and developing data-driven models using advanced machine learning algorithms. I am an early-career researcher and have several top quartile publications in epidemiology and public health and leads investigation in public health projects.
Lecturer in Art and researcher, University of Nigeria
Amuche lives and works in Nsukka, Nigeria. She teaches sculpture, cultural and creative arts at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, having obtained a PhD in Art Education in 2017. She is passionate about deploying various artistic processes to speak to the sustainability of the environment. She also promotes practices to mitigate the adverse impacts of human activities on the environment. She founded the Sculpted Basket Project in 2008. As part of the Sculpted Basket Project, she educates pupils, students, administrators, mothers, traders and others about sustainable environmental concepts through socially engaged activities.
Amuche is a multi-skilled, experienced, reliable and adaptable creative with several years of socially focused art practice. She has over fifteen years experience in higher education administrative and academic environments. In the past four years, she has become increasingly involved in mobilizing parents and youths for Creative Climate work. Amuche’s exhibition history includes three solo exhibitions and over six curated group exhibitions. She also participated in, as well as facilitated creative workshops, supported administrative and executive officers in her university before converting to the academic cadre. She has been able to apply the experiences gained in administration, teaching, mentoring and research to some of the recent climate change-focused work she has engaged in. Knowledge of the application of information technology in everyday life and the academic field makes up a large part of her experiences. She is currently a member of a research group in the Humanities, African Humanities Research and Development Circle (AHRDC) from where she conducts research and publishes scholarly articles. She has contributed a chapter to the book Nigerian Resources Wars (2021) edited by Egodi Uchendu. She is a pioneer and 2021 Fellow of the prestigious Climate Parent Fellowship of the Parents for Future and Our Kids Climate.
Amy Auster is the Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies. A respected economist and commentator, Amy has worked in the banking and finance industry in Australia, Asia, the United States and South America. Previous appointments include senior executive and research roles at ANZ Banking Group, JPMorgan Chase and Merrill Lynch as well as consultancy assignments to the World Bank and Asia Development Bank.
Her research interests include the ongoing development of banking and financial markets across the Asia Pacific region; the opening of China’s economy and its impact on Australia and the region; economic regulation of and funding models for infrastructure development; and most recently the digitisation of banking and finance. She has published numerous papers and provided advice to government assessing the impact of banking and capital account regulation on monetary policy settings and financial flows.
Amy is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee at Australia National University, the Advisory Committee to Deakin University Public Policy Institute and the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and arts from Northwestern University in Chicago and a master’s degree in economic and finance from Columbia University in New York.
Associate professor of child public health, Swansea University
Amy's background is in psychology and she now applies psychology to understanding health behaviour and developing behavioural interventions. Amy is particularly interested in infant and maternal health during pregnancy and the first year postpartum and how varied psychological, social and cultural factors can affect decisions and experiences at this time.
Amy specialises in research around how babies are fed; whether they are breast or formula fed, how they are introduced to solid foods and the impact these decisions could have on their long term eating behaviour and weight. Over the last twelve years she has explored how choices made around how babies are fed are rarely simply those suggested by policy as ideal, but instead affected by a multitude of complex factors, often outside the mothers' control.
In particular, her research focusses on why feeding babies is a public health issue, affected heavily by societal and cultural beliefs and behaviours, and therefore why responsibility for feeding should not lie solely with the mother. Interventions to improve infant feeding choices should instead be targeted at wider society.
Her long-term aim is to develop interventions to support new mothers to feel confident, informed and supported in their choices.
Amy's book "Breastfeeding Uncovered' is published in October.
Associate Professor of Marketing, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Amy Dalton is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Her research examines consumer psychology and emphasizes how context and personal factors can influence consumption and other behaviours outside conscious awareness. Amy’s research has been published in leading journals in marketing, psychology, and business practice, and featured by prominent media outlets, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, BusinessWeek, and Forbes.
Amy serves on the editorial boards at the Journal of Consumer Research (2014 – present) and the Journal of Consumer Psychology (2014 – present). She is a former Associate Editor at the Journal of Consumer Psychology (2015 – 2020) and former editorial board member at the Journal of Marketing Research (2014 - 2018). Amy joined HKUST’s marketing department in 2008 and teaches courses in marketing and consumer behavior. She holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in marketing from Duke University.
Lecturer, University of Strathclyde
Amy Hanna is a lecturer in Education at the University of Strathclyde. Her research interests include children's participation rights, and how children's rights are implemented in education. Before going into research, Amy was a secondary school English teacher.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Obtained a BSc (hons) in Zoology from the University of Leeds, an MSc (hons) Ecology, Evolution and Conservation from Imperial College London, and a PhD student at the University of Southampton and Natural History Museum (London) studying adaptation and diversification of island plants.
Currently a postdoctoral research associate at Kew Gardens using comparative genomics to accelerate the domestication of West African orphan crops.
Lecturer in Modern European History, University of Bristol
Amy King is a lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Bristol where she specialises in the history and memory of Italian fascism, antifascism and neofascism. Her published research focuses on political martyrdom in far-right communities, and she has also published on the memory of the socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti.
Her first book, 'The Politics of Sacrifice: Remembering Italy's Rogo di Primavalle', examines the ways memory of an arson attack on a far-right family in 1973 has evolved over the past fifty years. It will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in January 2024.
Amy was previously a Pilkington Fellow at the British School at Rome, and a fellow at the Kluge Center, Library of Congress.
Research Manager, Chaplaincy Innovation Lab, Brandeis University
Amy completed her PhD in sociology at the University of Connecticut. Her research interests focus on the potential and paradox of religious pluralism in the United States, the cultural production of the sacred, and meaning-making in both religious and (non)religious belief systems. Her dissertation examined the practice of donor memorial ceremonies, which are memorial services held by medical schools to commemorate and honor whole-body anatomical donors.
Affiliate Professor, Geography, Planning and Environment, Concordia University
Amy Luers is affiliate professor at Concordia University and Global Lead for Sustainability Science at Microsoft. Previously, she was Executive Director for Future Earth, the Assistant Director for Climate Resilience and Information at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Senior Environment Program Manager at Google. Before that she led the climate program at the Union of Concerned Sciences California Office. Luers started her career in Latin America as co-founder and the first executive director of Agua Para La Vida (Water for Life), working with rural communities to enhance access to potable water.
She has published in both academic journals and in the popular media on issues related to vulnerability to global environmental change, data, sustainability, climate policy, and science communication. A respected scientist and data innovator, Luers has been recognized as a PopTech fellow, a Switzer Environmental Fellow, Heinz Environmental Scholar, and has been a leader in advising the California state government, the White House, and the United Nation on topics related to the intersection of research, policy and data. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has served on committees of the National Academies of Sciences. Luers holds a Ph.D. in environmental science and an M.A. in international policy studies, from Stanford University; a B.S. and M.S. in environmental systems engineering from Humboldt State University; and a B.A. in philosophy from Middlebury College.
Senior Lecturer in International Law, University of Newcastle
I am a senior lecturer in international law at the University of Newcastle Law School. Since 2005, I have been engaged in research relating to the collective human right to self-determination, with particular focus on Indigenous peoples in Australia and Irish nationalists in the North of Ireland. My doctoral research explores the self-determination claims of peoples who live a contemporary colonial experience, and I argue that the right of self-determination retains a mission of decolonisation in the twenty-first century.
My other research interests include:
- Human rights and climate change adaptation
- Refugee rights
- Indigenous rights under international and domestic law
- Indigenisation of curriculum
- Domestic implementation of international law
- Peace and conflict studies
Please view my research on my SSRN Author page:
PhD Researcher in English Literature, York St John University
I am a PhD researcher in English Literature at York St John University. My research focuses on space and memory in women's indie music memoirs. In 2018, I was the winner of the Wilko Jonson Writing Award. My work has been published in The Line Between Two Towns (2017), Fan Club (2019), and Venue Stories (2023).
Indigenous Post-Doctoral Fellow: Faculty of Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice, School of Communication, Queensland University of Technology
Darumbal and South Sea Islander academic, writer and journalist. Amy recently completed a PhD into Media Representations of Violence against Aboriginal Women at the University of Queensland. She has over 17 years experience working in Aboriginal and independent media. Her investigative podcast 'Curtain the Podcast', co-hosted with Martin Hodgson, delves into the wrongful conviction of Aboriginal man Kevin Henry. She has written for numerous publications including Meanjin, Griffith Review, New York Times, Washington Post, Vogue, Marie Claire, and BuzzFeed Australia amongst others. Her first non-fiction book "Black Witness" is due to be published in 2024 by University of Queensland Press, and her first children's book Day Break was published by Hardie Grant Children's Publishing in 2021. Amy's interest is in building a sovereign black media, writing on disappeared Aboriginal women, wrongful convictions and the brutality of the justice system. She is currently an Indigenous Post-Doctoral Fellow at the QUT School of Communications, under the Digital Research Media Centre and Centre for Justice.
Associate professor, Psychology, York University, Canada
Dr. Amy Muise is an Associate Professor and Director of the Sexual Health and Relationships (SHaRe) Lab at York University. Her research is focused on understanding the factors that help couples maintain romantic relationships and sexual desire over time.
Professor and Clinical & Health Psychologist, University of Southern Queensland
Professor Amy Mullens (she/her) is a Clinical & Health Psychologist (25+ years of experience) and a Professor at the University of Southern Queensland (UniSQ), Australia. Amy’s research expertise is in early intervention and health promotion with people living with chronic conditions (e.g., HIV, Hepatitis, mental health), and working in partnership with priority and underserved communities (e.g., LGBTIQIA+, culturally and linguistically diverse). Amy leads the UniSQ Centre for Health Research ‘Health Equity’ research theme—which represents an interdisciplinary program of research; and co-leads numerous national and international collaborations and externally funded projects in the areas of health, wellbeing and equity. Further, Amy provides clinical and health psychology consultancy services and clinical supervision throughout Australia and internationally.
DPHIL STUDENT, University of Oxford
Amy is a medical doctor from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, with a masters in Global Surgery from the University of Cape Town. She is currently pursuing a DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford. Her studies in Oxford are supported by a Rhodes Scholarship.
Assistant professor, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, Carleton University
Our research centers on basic and applied questions related to contaminants in the environment. We use tools from environmental chemistry and toxicology to understand (1) where contaminants come from and where they go, (2) who gets exposed, and (3) the biological implications after exposure.
We explore routes of exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a diverse class of over 8000 chemicals. PFAS have strong carbon-fluorine bonds that make them useful in many products, imparting grease- and water-resistance. But the same properties make some PFAS environmentally persistent and bioaccumulative.
Due to the structural diversity of PFAS, we use them as chemical probes to understand the underpinnings of biological transformation pathways. We elucidate enzymes and organisms responsible for transformation to explore biological mechanisms and conditions that may reduce the burden of PFAS contamination.
We also use biological models to study how exposure to one or more pollutants impacts signaling pathways involved in cell stress. Analytical chemistry and biochemical tools are coupled to gain insights into the mechanism of action of pollutants and their biological targets.
We are committed to doing environmental research with broad impact and for use in management decisions. To do so, we frequently collaborate with other academics, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.