A J Brown is professor of public policy and law, and program leader, public integrity and anti-corruption, in the Centre for Governance & Public Policy, Griffith University. He is also a former senior investigator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Associate to Justice Tony Fitzgerald AC QC, ministerial advisor in the first Beattie Government, and current member of the board of Transparency International Australia: http://www.transparency.org.au
Disco Network Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Purdue University
I hold a PhD from North Carolina State University’s Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media (CRDM) program where my expertise is in materialist and digital media studies, digital humanities, and cultural studies of technology and race. These areas of expertise inform my research and teaching interests, which, broadly sketched, are Black studies, affective labor, popular culture, urban spaces and temporal flows, and the nexus between sports and science and technology. Currently, I am a DISCO (Design, Inquiry, Speculation, Collaboration, Optimism) Network Postdoctoral Research Fellow where I work at Purdue University’s Humanities and Technoscience (HAT) Lab. Situated at the intersection of the humanities and STEM, the Humanities and Technoscience (HAT) lab will build-out collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships with Purdue’s various departments and schools and experiment with new teaching modules, possible degree programs, and a new project-based course: DISCO STEM+Humanities Technoscience, offering a hands-on, technology-based student experience.
Visiting Researcher, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Aalia Cassim is a Visiting Researcher at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, the University of the Witwatersrand, and a director at the National Treasury of South Africa. She has obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Witwatersrand. She also holds an Honours degree from the University of Witwatersrand and an MSc degree in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and Asian Studies at the University of London.
Researcher, PhD Candidate, Biology, University of Saskatchewan
Master’s thesis: The Biogeography of Ground Beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) on the Islands of
Lac la Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada
Associate Professor, Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia
Boley is a Canada Research Chair in Planetary Astronomy and the Co-director of the Outer Space Institute
Lecturer in Palaeontology
PhD Candidate, Research Assistant, Sessional Tutor and Assistant Lecturer at the University of South Australia.
Master of Architecture and Master of Sustainable Design from the University of South Australia; Global Voices Australian youth delegate to World Trade Organisation 2014; Rymill House Travel Scholarship recipient and presenter at Australian Heritage Week 2015.
Postdoctoral research fellow, UNSW Sydney
Aaron is a marine scientist researching how we can combine ecological, social, and economic knowledge to provide solutions to wicked problems in our world’s oceans. He works to achieve this goal, not by re-inventing the wheel, but instead by taking a creative view to the information that already exists
Aaron's areas of expertise are: data synthesis and policy recommendations, spatial statistics and analysis, quantitative analysis and forecasting, and economic assessments of environmental services
Aaron is currently working on consolidating information about the best way to restore our underwater forests (kelp beds). For this project he is creating the world's first database of kelp restoration projects, analyzing the efficacy of these projects, providing cost estimates of restoration. Following from this work, Aaron is calculating economic estimates of the ecosystem services provided by Nereocystis, Macrocystis, Laminaria, Ecklonia, and Lessonia forests.
Associate Professor in Finance, Auckland University of Technology
Ph.D. Candidate in Media, University of Adelaide
I am a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the University of Adelaide, where I am writing a thesis about the use of comics in education. I teach media policy and law and media research methods.
My academic writing has been published in Media International Australia, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Composition Studies, The Comics Grid, and Comics Forum.
I am also a founder and co-organiser of Inkers and Thinkers Symposium, Australia's largest academic conference about graphic narratives, sponsored by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.
Atmospheric Research Scientist, CICOES, University of Washington
Aaron F.Z. Levine, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies (CICOES) at the University of Washington. His work focuses on topical climate dynamics, sub seasonal to decadal variability, the El Niño Southern Oscillation and prediction and predictability.
Professor, Department of Biology, Dalhousie University
Aaron is a marine ecologist working to solve small-scale fisheries problems in the context of climate change. He has worked extensively on coral reef fisheries throughout the Indo-Pacific and is applying these approaches to a wide range of stakeholder-relevant projects in Canada and internationally. He has been honoured as a Member of the New College of the Royal Society of Canada, the Fisheries Society of the British Isles Medal for his contributions to fisheries science, and a Eureka Prize for interdisciplinary research. Aaron is Professor and Tier II Canada Research Chair in Fisheries Ecology and currently heads the Integrated Fisheries lab at Dalhousie University.
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Deakin University
I am an Economist specialised in the areas of Behavioural and Experimental Economics.
Reader in Criminal Justice and Social Complexity, University of Portsmouth
I have worked in ICJS since 2003 and research, write and teach on issues related to criminology and criminal justice with a particular focus on the application of complexity theory to the ethics and practice of criminal justice. I lead the Transformative Justice Research Cluster in the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth which focuses on the work of prison and probation services in the UK and abroad and the ways these relate to social justice.
Research Associate Professor & UWA Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia
Aaron Robotham did his PhD at the University of Bristol between 2005-2008. This involved analysing the contents of groups of galaxies discovered in the Australian led 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey. He subsequently moved to St Andrews in the UK and began working on the Galaxy And Mass Assembly (GAMA) survey, which had a large amount of observing time on the Anglo-Australian Telescope in NSW. Using this data Aaron constructed common groups of galaxies, and used this information to infer the dark matter contents of the local Universe.
In order to continue working on GAMA, and to move nearer to collaborators, Aaron moved to ICRAR/UWA in Perth in 2011. Initially this was only meant to be a short trip, but he has stayed there ever since. He continues to be involved in GAMA, and is also now working closely with Australian radio astronomers and simulators who model the Universe in order to understand what we see.
PhD Candidate, University of Sydney
Aaron Schokman is a lived experience researcher who has recently submitted his PhD thesis at The University of Sydney. Aaron was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a rare and debilitating sleep disorder in his late teens that sparked his interest in research. These include patient-physician collaboration, how we measure treatment success and looking at ways to improve end-user participation (e.g persons living with a condition, family/carers) in health policy development. His current research triangulates the experiences of families, carers, physicians, and those living with narcolepsy to identify what is and isn’t working when living and managing narcolepsy in Australia.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, UMass Lowell
My research focuses on the use of narratives in the public policy process and how the differential use of various heroes, villains, and victims can be used by policy actors to construct different understandings of policy problems.
Associate, Health & Aged Care Program, Grattan Institute
Aaron is an Associate in Grattan Institute’s Health and Aged Care Program. He previously worked at the Victorian Department of Health on projects related to mental health, digital health, and strategic commissioning.
He holds a Bachelor of Biomedicine and Master of Public Health from the University of Melbourne.
Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
I am an Assistant Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Adaptive Management in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona. My work is focused on solving emerging challenges in coupled natural human systems. I am an environmental social scientist with training in theories of human behavior and decision making and frameworks for analyzing governance institutions. I also have interdisciplinary training in climate science and rangeland ecology and management. I use this unique combination of skills to engage in transdisciplinary work with ecologists, climate scientists, and political scientists that addresses pressing management and governance challenges including biological invasions, climate change induced forest die-off, migratory species conservation, and adaptive management of rangelands. I teach in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Arizona in our Ecology, Management, and Restoration of Rangelands program. Prior to joining the University of Arizona as a faculty member, I worked for environmental NGOs in Washington, DC and as a research professional at the University of Arizona
Senior Manager - Agrimetrics, Agricultural Research Council
Aart-Jan Verschoor has a PhD in agricultural economics and rural development. He joined the ARC in 2003, and is the Senior Manager for Agrimetrics since 2014. Responsibilities include guidance of post graduate students and interns and managing a team of statisticians. He is active in inter-institutional, trans-disciplinary R&D that integrates natural and social science. He manages an EU funded development project and conducts scientific evaluation (M&E) of various projects. He has contributed and authored scientific and popular publications. He is married and has three children, likes nature, coin collecting, music and sport.
Professor of Global Environmental Governance, Wageningen University
Aarti Gupta is Professor of Global Environmental Governance at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the contested politics of transparency and accountability in global environmental and climate governance, and the challenges of anticipatory governance of novel technologies, such as biotechnology and climate engineering. She has published widely on these topics, including Transparency in Global Environmental Governance: Critical Perspectives (2014, MIT Press). She is principal investigator of the TRANSGOV research project on the Transformative Potential of Transparency in Climate Governance (https://trans-gov.org/) and co-lead of the REIMAGINE consortium project on anticipatory climate governance in vulnerable regions of the global South. She is a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Earth System Governance (ESG) research alliance, and series co-editor of the Cambridge Elements in Earth System Governance, published by Cambridge University Press. She holds a PhD in Environmental Studies from Yale University, with a background in political science, international relations, and science and technology studies.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Davidson College
My current research trajectory focuses on the attention economy; the economies constructed for information and communication technologies (ICTs), especially the internet and social media. My book Attention and Alienation: Reflections on the Many promises of ICTs for Social Progress is under contract with Columbia University Press. This book presents quantitative data on internet and mobile penetration across the world from 1990-2020 to unpack the historical impacts these technologies have had on different elements of global change, including international development and social movements. Throughout the book, I weave narratives about my own experiences growing up as a young millennial girl during the Nepali Civil War. These narratives provide the contexts, positions and perspectives that inspire my analysis of the data.
Expanding on my interests in the phenomena of technology and attention, my newer projects focus on the study of meditation and mindfulness as radical tools to reclaim our attention from “big tech” firms and social media platforms. As a teacher, I am especially keen to uncover this line of inquiry to support my students for whom digital and social media are integral aspects of living. My next book project will be at the nexus of the study of attention, mindfulness and the future of technology.
Finally, I am also continuing my work on communication technologies and society through interdisciplinary collaborative projects on the social dimensions of rapidly evolving Artificial Intelligence (AI) and language models.
Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Education, UCL
I am a Senior Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Longitudinal Studies.
My educational background is in Sociology with an undergraduate degree from York and a master’s degree from Oxford, and a doctorate degree in Social Intervention also from Oxford.
My work is focused on cohort studies that follow large group of individuals through life. I have worked extensively with the Millennium Cohort Study, which involves around 19,000 participants born in the UK around the millennium. I am particularly interested in children’s and adolescent’s social, behavioural and health outcomes and the underlying factors causing these, with the aim of informing policy.
Assistant Professor of Art History, Southern Methodist University
Abbey Stockstill received her B.A. in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in the history of art and architecture from Harvard University. Her most recent work focuses on the intersection of architecture, landscape, urbanism and identity in the medieval Mediterranean, particularly in the region of the Islamic West known as the Maghrib (comprising present-day Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia). Her first book manuscript, Marrakesh & the Mountains: Landscape, Identity, and Urban Planning in the Medieval Maghrib (forthcoming), addresses the way the landscape of Marrakesh helps define the ethnosocial identities of two medieval dynasties, the Almoravids and the Almohads. This research has been supported by a number of international institutions including the American Institute of Maghrib Studies, the Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH), Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collections and the École Nationale d’Architecture du Maroc.
She welcomes applications from prospective M.A. and Ph.D. students with interests in Islamic art and architecture, especially those whose topics may fall under the research categories listed below.
Associate Professor of History, UMass Lowell
Early American History, Public History
Legal and Political History, the Eighteenth-century Anglo-American Atlantic world, and Material Culture.
My current book project examines rebellions in 1760s British North America from both local and imperial perspectives.
Ph D: History, (2008), University of Maine at Orono - Orono, ME
Dissertation/Thesis Title: At the Magistrate's Discretion: Sexual Crime and New England Law, 1636-1718
MA: American History, (2002), University of Massachusetts Amherst - Amherst, MA
Supporting Area: Public History
BA: History, (1996), Colby College - Waterville, ME
PhD Candidate in the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham
Abby Gilsenan is currently a fourth year PhD student in the School of Social Policy at the University of Birmingham. Her research is focused on the impact of statutory sex education in Catholic secondary schools on the lives and experiences of young women. She is particularly interested in the way youth sexuality is problematised and understood within policy contexts, and the ways we can centre young peoples’ voices within research. Her work draws on feminist sociological work, education policy and youth studies.
My study focuses on the relationship between violence and state capitalism in post-authoritarian Indonesia.
Associate Professor in Development Finance & Insurance, University of Cape Town
I have a PhD in Insurance Finance from University of Cape Town with research focus covering the industrial organisation of financial services industry (banks, insurance) in Africa and the broad area of development finance.
PhD Doctor with international mention, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Doctor en Historia Medieval. Graduado en Historia, máster en Historia medieval, contratado predoctoral Xunta de Galicia, con anterioridad también becario JAE-Intro del Consejo Superior de Investiaciones Científicas. He sido contratado predoctoral Xunta de Galicia (2019-2022) desarrollando labores docentes y de investigación vinculadas a mi proyecto de tesis doctoral "Horcas y azotes. Categorías sociales y genealogía del castigo en el noroeste ibérico en la Alta Edad Media (700-1200)". En el curso 2021-2022 fui Visiting Scholar en la Faculty of History de la Universidad de Oxford. Mis principales intereses en la investigación son el análisis social del castigo corporal y la violencia en las sociedades altomedievales del noroeste hispano.
Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
Dr. Abhimanyu Thakur, PhD, is a biomedical scientist who loves to dig into scientific research questions and invent feasible solutions to broadly pertinent scientific questions with multidisciplinary methods. In particular, he is working to better understand the role of exosomes in diverse aspects of science, including cancer biology, theranostic, and stem cell biology. Exosomes are nanovesicles (30-200 nm) found in extracellular space of various cell types, and in biofluids; having diverse functions including intracellular communication in physiological as well as pathological conditions. Dr. Thakur has expertise in exosome, cancer research, biosensing, drug delivery, neurodegenerative diseases, and biomedical applications of machine learning.
He holds three patents and his research work have been published in top-tier peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Science Advances (IF: 14.14), Nature Communication (IF: 14.92), Protein and Cell (IF: 15.328), Biosensors and Bioelectronics (IF: 12.545), Bioactive Materials (IF: 14.119), Advance Functional Materials (IF: 19.92), Chemical Engineering Journal (IF: 16.744), Journal of Biomedical Sciences (IF: 12.771), CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics (IF: 7.035), and Brain Behavior Immunity (IF: 19.23).
His honors include prestigious awards or grants including UChicago CORE Grant Award, National Science Foundation Funded I-Corp at Polsky, University of Chicago, a Young Investigator Award by American Association for Cancer Research, Korean Cancer Association, Global Young Scientists Summit Award by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, the Chow Yei Ching Research Award, and Outstanding Academic Performance Award by the City University of Hong Kong.
Lecturer in Marketing, University of Essex
Dr Abhisek Kuanr is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Marketing at Essex Business School. Before joining EBS, he worked as an Assistant Professor, Marketing at the Jindal Global Business School, India. He also has more than 15 years of Industry experience working as a sales and marketing professional. His research interests have revolved around consumer behaviour, anti-consumption and influencer marketing. His work thereby includes the pursuit of determinants of anti-consumption behaviours, drawn from a diverse set of psychology, sociology, and marketing theories. His work has been published in leading journals such as Psychology & Marketing, Journal of Consumer Behaviour, and International Journal of Information Management Data Insights.
Associate Director at the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute, EDHEC Business School
Abhishek is an Associate Director at the EDHEC Infrastructure Institute and the Head of infraMetrics® Product Development. He has more than 10 years of experience in asset management and alternative investments including stints at Goldman Sachs and Partners Group. He holds a Masters of Science in Financial Engineering from Nanyang Business School and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology. Ten years in alternative investment research. Partners Group & Goldman Sachs alumnus.
Lecturer in Banking and Finance, University of Southampton
Abhishek is a lecturer at Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton. He teaches on international banking and advanced time series analysis. His research interests include commodity prices and balance sheet crises in emerging economies, structural macro-econometrics, new Keynesian models and applied econometrics.
Abhishek worked as Associate Fellow at CSEP (Brookings India) from 2021 to 2022 and was a visiting researcher at the University College London (UCL) from 2019 to 2020. He is currently a non-resident Associate fellow at CSEP.
In the past, he has worked as a Consultant for Queen Mary Global Policy Institute, Asian Development Bank (Manila) and UNU-WIDER. He also worked as a Project Associate at the National Institute of Public finance and Policy (NIPFP), University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, and National Health Service, UK. Abhishek finished his PhD at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, in 2022. He has M.Phil. degrees from IGIDR and the University of Delhi, and postgraduate and bachelor’s degrees from the University of Delhi.
Postgraduate Researcher, University of Southampton
I am a PhD student researching the biology of Mesozoic birds at the University of Southampton, with an emphasis on reproductive biology and osteology. I completed an MPhil in the Earth Sciences department at University of Cambridge researching the morphology of the mandible of crown-group and crownward stem-birds.
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Calgary
I obtained a PhD in political science from the University of Stellenbosch in 2020. My area of interest is in the area of gender and politics. I have worked briefly as an independent consultant for Pure Earth (formerly Blacksmith Institute), an NGO that identifies, cleans up and solves pollution problems.