Assistant Professor, School of International Relations and Public Affairs, Fudan University
I am an Assistant Professor at the School of International Relations and Public Affairs (SIRPA) of Fudan University. I am also a Non-Resident Research Fellow with the TOChina Hub and the Head of Research for the TOChina Hub’s ChinaMed Project. I am also a member of the Editorial Team of OrizzonteCina.
With a focus on China and Sino-Middle Eastern relations, my research seeks to explain how a rising power’s foreign and security policy is shaped by its own domestic politics as well as that of other countries.
At SIRPA, the subjects that I teach include foreign policy analysis, Chinese diplomacy, as well as academic publishing.
I am also a reviewer for International Security, International Affairs, International Studies Quarterly, China Quarterly, Asia Policy, Asian Security, Journal of Strategic Studies, Journal of Contemporary China, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, International Politics, The International Spectator, Italian Political Science Review, Armed Forces & Society, and The China Review. I also review book manuscripts for Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press and Australia National University Press.
Postdoctoral fellow, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University
Andrea Gonzalez, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University, Canada. She holds a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Family Health and Preventive Interventions and was recently inducted in the Royal Society of Canada as a New College Member. Currently, she is an Editorial Board Member for the journals Archives of Women’s Mental Health, Child Abuse & Neglect and Child Maltreatment and is a member of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Child Maltreatment Surveillance Working Group, as well as the World Health Organization’s Extending the Benefits Across the Life Course Working Group. Dr. Gonzalez received her PhD (2008) in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Toronto and completed her CIHR and Lawson Foundation funded postdoctoral fellowships at the Offord Centre for Child Studies (2012). Her research program focuses on the developmental consequences of early life adversity; the impact of traumatic experience on brain development, behavioral outcomes and health; the intergenerational transmission of risk; and developing and evaluating evidence-based preventive interventions. Her previous training encompasses psychology, neuroscience, and epidemiology with specific emphasis on assessing preventive interventions, maternal and child health, parenting, and family violence.
Senior research fellow, Griffith University
I am a Digital Archaeologist specializing in rock art recording and enhancement using photogrammetry and other remote sensing techniques including lidar and unmanned aerial systems. I have almost 20 years of archaeological experience in Australia, Southeast Asia, and Micronesia working on some of the most famous World Heritage Sites like Kakadu National Park (NT), Niah Cave (Malaysia), and Nan Madol (Pohnpei).
I am a Senior Research Fellow at the Place, Evolution, and Rock Art Heritage Unit at Griffith University currently working on an ARC Special Research Initiative (Art at a crossroads: Aboriginal responses to contact in northern Australia and the Griffith Postdoctoral Fellowship (Lost and Found CHamoru Cultural Heritage: Using lidar to find archaeological sites in the Mariana Islands) among other projects.
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Purdue University
Greater than 90% of the human genome is transcribed, yet the functional role for most transcripts is unknown. Many of these unknown transcripts fall into a class of RNAs referred to as non-coding RNAs. The general goal of the Kasinski Lab is to determine the molecular contribution of non-coding RNAs (microRNAs, lncRNA, circRNAs) in normal and disease cells, and to capitalize on this knowledge through developing RNA-based therapeutics. The current projects in the Kasinski lab are subdivided into the following:
Project 1: Ligand-mediated delivery of therapeutically relevant small RNAs
Project 2: Endogenous delivery of RNAs through secreted extracellular vesicles (ie. exosomes)
Project 3: High throughput screening for small molecule inhibitors that alter miRNA biogenesis
Project 4: Identification of miRNAs and protein-coding genes mediating drug resistance
Associate Professor of Applied Economics, South Dakota State University
Dr. Andrea Leschewski is an Associate Professor of Applied Economics at South Dakota State University. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics from Michigan State University and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Carthage College. Joining South Dakota State University in 2017, Dr. Leschewski teaches undergraduate and master’s level agricultural economics and marketing courses within the Ness School of Management and Economics. Dr. Leschewski’s research program focuses on improving food security and health among vulnerable, low-income populations in the United States. Her recent research evaluates the impact of food and nutrition assistance and nutrition education policies on measures of food hardship and public health.
My research focuses on the role of T cells in the inflammatory diseases of multiple sclerosis and stress induced depression. I am focused on how they are primed by the microbiota and other exogenous factors via the aryl hydrocarbon receptor with hopes of garnering a better understanding of how certain individuals may be more susceptible to these disorders.
Senior Lecturer, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University
Andrea has published in the fields of household consumption, homelessness and housing. Her focus has been on social and affordable housing, alternative housing development models and market-based apartment development. In 2022 she lead the development of the award winning 'Asset Managment For Social Housing', the first specialist manual for social housing providers.
Associate Professor of Islamic Studies & Faculty Affiliate, Center for Middle East Studies, University of Denver
Middle East historian with a focus on broadcast media and national identity. Islamic studies professor with a focus on contemporary concerns including the use of emoticons on Salafi websites (and what they can tell us about Sunni authority), the hajj in the era of broadcast media, and the evolving use of anti-Islam rhetoric in the United States.
Research Director, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney
Andrea is a chartered civil engineer with a postgraduate degree in environmental engineering from Imperial College, London. She has over 20 years’ engineering and research experience in water, wastewater, stormwater and environmental assessment, having worked in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia.
Since joining the Institute in 2001, Andrea has managed and been the key researcher on a wide range of projects involving the application of integrated resource planning (IRP)/least cost planning (LCP)—an internationally recognised best practice approach to water planning and management. She has been involved in all stages of IRP: strategic long-term and drought response planning; survey design and analysis; detailed demand forecasting; efficiency option design, analysis and costing; development of pilot studies; implementation/budget plans; and evaluation of savings from implemented efficiency programs.
Andrea has worked with water service providers in most major cities (Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth) and many regional centres (Ballarat, Geelong, Wagga Wagga and Alice Springs). She has conducted IRP projects at both an urban and regional scale, investigating demand forecasts and efficiency options for urban, industrial and agricultural sectors in Australia and overseas. She has also worked with the IWA, EU SWITCH, WSAA and NWC to develop guides, training, models and tools to aid the water industry both nationally and internationally. Andrea has presented the findings of her research and provided workshops on end use analysis, demand management and IRP nationally and internationally.
Andrea has also been involved in research associated with smart meters, energy efficiency, distributed systems and water recycling. Andrea has recently led two projects on evaluation: an energy efficiency program in Queensland implemented in 400,000 houses, and a water efficiency program in Newcastle conducted on 4 residential programs and 50 schools using smart metering for leakage management.
Assistant Professor, Political Science, MacEwan University
Dr. Andrea Wagner is a Jean Monnet Chair  and Assistant Professor of Political Science at MacEwan University. She obtained her Ph.D. in Political Science and Political Economy from Carleton University in 2016. Her current research focuses on populist and anti-immigrant attitudes in the European Union and North America. Her research so far has been published in highly ranked political science journals such as Comparative European Politics and Political Studies.
Dr. Andrea Wagner’s recent publications:
Wagner, A., Pietrasik, E., & Kroqi, D. (2021) ”The Rise and Challenge of Populism”, in Abelson and Brooks Transatlantic Relations: Challenge and Resilience, Routledge Publishing.
Wagner, A., Marin, J., Bouwer, R., & Kroqi, D. (2020) ”Media(ted) frame analysis of the Spanish- Catalan political crisis”, in Byrne S., El Procés: Identity and Nation in 21st Century Catalonia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Hurrelmann A, and Wagner A. (2020) "Did the Eurozone Crisis Undermine the European Union’s Legitimacy? An analysis of newspaper reporting 2009-2014 ” Comparative European Politics.
Wagner A, Marin J, and Kroqi D (2019) “The Catalan struggle for independence and the role of the European Union”, Regional Science Policy and Practice, Volume 11, Issue 5.
Dr. Wagner’s profile at MacEwan University:
 Here is an excerpt from European Commission’s website on the Jean Monnet Chair grant: “Jean Monnet Chairs are designed to: (1) deepen teaching in EU studies embodied in the official curriculum of a higher education institution and (2) provide in-depth teaching on EU matters in areas increasingly in demand in the labour market. Jean Monnet Chairs are also encouraged to provide open educational resources and involve open education activities in their work to increase the flexibility and accessibility of learning.” Erasmus: https://erasmus-plus.ec.europa.eu/opportunities/opportunities-for-organisations/jean-monnet-actions/jean-monnet-chairs
Professor Applied Social and Policy Research; Director, Centre for Loneliness Studies, Sheffield Hallam University
Andrea is a leading researcher on loneliness and social isolation, specialising in the wider social determinants and implications through research, programme evaluation, and evidence based policy and practice.
The key principles which guide her work are academic rigor and evidence based research which is policy driven and leads to impact and change. Many aspects of her research focus on co-production involving all key partners in the research process, including ‘experts by experience’.
As Director of the Policy Evaluation Group (2002-11), Deputy and then Co-Director of CIRCLE (2011–2016,) Director of Care-Connect (2014-2017) and currently Director of Centre for Loneliness Studies (2017+) she has spearheaded interdisciplinary research collaboration and established strong networks in both academia and with external stakeholders in the public, private and voluntary sectors. Andrea has been awarded research funding of almost £3 million and has published over 50 books, chapters, articles, and reports, and worked on approximately 90 externally funded research projects.
Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, University of Sheffield
Andrea is an academic researcher and teacher specialised in Intellectual Property Law.
Before joining the School of Law of the University of Sheffield, he worked as Senior Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition (Munich, Germany) where he led the research team on the Law of Geographical Indications. He also worked as 'Adjunct Professor in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Sustainable Development' at the University of Milan.
He advises private and public stakeholders on matters related to Geographical Indications, including the European Commission.
His scientific outputs are award-winning and regularly published in top IP Law Journals. In 2022, his book 'The Transformation of EU Geographical Indications Law' (Routledge 2021) was elected 'Best Trade Mark Law Book 2021' by the readers of the top IP information website 'IP Kat'.
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Andrea B Pembe is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences and a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist practising at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He teaches undergraduate and Postgraduate students. He has supervised and mentored more than 30 Master students and 5 PhD student. Andrea have considerable experience in research with a number of publications related to maternal and newborn care, health systems, reproductive health, quality of health care and implementation science. He participated in development of maternal and newborn policies and guidelines under the Ministry of Health and other developmental partners. Andrea is collaborating with local institutions including IHI, NIMR, GIZ. Internationally he is collaborating with Uppsalla University and Karolinska Institute in Sweden, Harvard, George Masson and George Washington universities in US, Bergen and NTNU in Norway, and university of Birmingham in the UK.
Contact: [email protected]
Selcted publications: Alwy Al-Beity F, Pembe AB, Kwezi HA, Massawe SN, Hanson C, Baker U. “We do what we can do to save a woman” health workers’ perceptions of health facility readiness for management of postpartum haemorrhage. Glob Health Action. 2020;13(1):1707403. doi: 10.1080/16549716.2019.1707403.
Pembe AB, Hirose A, Alwy Al-beity F, Atuhairwe S, Morris JL, Kaharuza F, Marrone G, Hanson C. Rethinking the definition of maternal near‐miss in low‐income countries using data from 104 health facilities in Tanzania and Uganda. IJGO; 2019. doi/pdf/10.1002/ijgo.12976.
Pembe AB, Sunguya BF, Mushi S, Leshabari S, Kiwango G, Masaki C, Mlunde LB. Essential medicine and equipment for emergency obstetric and neonatal care in Zanzibar: Situation at a glance. GJMR-(E) 2019;19(4)
Pembe AB, Mbekenga CK, Olsson P, Darj E. Why women do not adhere to advice on maternal referral in rural Tanzania? Narratives of women and their family members. Global Health Action. 10:1, 1364888, DOI: 10.1080/16549716.2017.1364888
Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
Dr. Andrea Glenn is a CIHR-funded Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Registered Dietitian at the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. She received her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Toronto. Her research interests include the role of plant-based dietary patterns on cardiometabolic disease risk, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. She is currently working on the role of the cholesterol-lowering portfolio diet in preventing cardiometabolic diseases, incorporating traditional epidemiological analyses, clinical trial data, and metabolomics, as well as a web-based app for the diet. Other research areas include carbohydrate quality and plant protein. Dr. Glenn also has a variety of experience in coordinating clinical trials, developing knowledge translation tools for patients with cardiometabolic disease, mentoring students, and teaching (including undergraduate, graduate, and adult learners).
Andrea is an early career researcher for the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. Her research interests are in the area of health economics and economic evaluation, focussing on supporting effective policymaking to develop healthier, wealthier and more equitable communities. Her current research involves co-developing decision-support tools using systems modelling and simulation to guide investments in sustained, coordinated and digitally enhanced youth mental health care. The aim is to help investment in best-value policies and models of care.
Her previous research concentrates on investigating cost-effective strategies for the management of sleep health in primary care settings as part of her PhD in collaboration with the National Centre for Sleep Health Services Research (NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence) team at the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health and economic evaluation analysis of Nerve Transfer Surgery in Tetraplegia for the Transport Accident Commission (VIC, AU).
Associate Professor of Honors and African History, University of Oklahoma
I am the Wick Cary Associate Professor of Honors and African History in the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma. My research focuses on the intersections of gender, politics, and religion in East Africa. I am currently working on a project about the history of evangelical development initiatives in Kenya.
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Human Development and Violence Research Centre, Federal University of Pelotas
Andreas holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Vienna (Austria) and a master’s degree in Psychiatric Research from King’s College London (UK). He completed his PhD in Psychology at the University of Bath (UK) examining the relationship between childhood trauma and antisocial behaviour, using data from Brazil, South Korea, and the UK. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Human Development and Violence Research Centre (DOVE) in Brazil, he continues to investigate the effects of childhood adversities on mental health outcomes in young pepole. Andreas is particularly interested in examining these associations using longitudinal data analysis, structural equation modelling, and systematic reviews.
Associate Professor, Graz University of Technology
Andreas Lechner is Associate Professor of Design and Building Typology at TU Graz and a practicing architect. His teaching, writing, and research activities form an integral part of his engagement with architecture. He was a visiting researcher at the Università Iuav di Venezia and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen and held various lectures and visiting professorships internationally. His habilitation thesis was published as awards winning ‘Design Thinking - Blueprint for an Architecture of Typology’ (Park Books 2021) and presents a contemporary typological position that is open and undogmatic.
Andreas Lechner studied architecture at Graz University of Technology and after formative study stays in Los Angeles, trained as an architect living and working in Berlin, Tokyo and Vienna. After obtaining a doctorate in 2009, he was assistant professor and is since 2017 an associate professor for design and typology at the TU Graz faculty of architecture. From 2022 to 2023 Andreas is a visiting scholar at the Politecnico di Milano.
PhD Candidate at Timescales of Mineral Systems Group, Curtin University
I hold Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Geosciences with main emphasis in geology from German universities. I'm currently enrolled in the PhD program in applied geology at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. My research aims to decipher the geological history of Earth's oldest continents with implication for ore deposit exploration.
Professeur des universités, Université de Lille
Andreï Kozovoï est docteur en histoire et professeur à l'Université de Lille où il enseigne l'histoire russe et soviétique. Spécialiste de la Guerre froide, son histoire des services secrets russes (Tallandier) a été couronnée du Grand Prix de l'Académie du renseignement. Il est aussi l'auteur d'une biographie remarquée de Leonid Brejnev, "Brejnev l'antihéros" (Perrin) et coauteur du "Livre noir de Vladimir Poutine" (Perrin / Robert Laffont). En février 2023 sortira la 2e édition actualisée de son dictionnaire d'histoire et de civilisation russe (Ellipses). En avril, verront le jour une réédition enrichie de sa Chute de l'URSS (Tempus) et un inédit sur les femmes révolutionnaires russes, "Egéries rouges" (Perrin).
Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn State
Andrene Wright is a postdoctoral fellow at Penn State University's Department of Political Science. Her research focuses on urban politics and political behavior at the intersections of race, gender, and class. Her work uplifts the voices of Black women and girls, who are often left out of race and gender scholarship. Wright earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University. She was also a Vera Fellow at the Center on Youth Justice at the Vera Institute of Justice.
Doctorant en Relations Internationales, Universitat Ramon Llull
Doctorant en Relations Internationales à l'Université Blanquerna Ramon Llull de Barcelone, spécialisé dans les extrêmes droites au Parlement Européen.
Professor and Regius Chair of Surgery, Director of Translational Research Centre, University of Glasgow
Andrew Biankin is a surgeon-scientist whose research goals are to improve outcomes for individuals with pancreatic cancer through the development of early detection and novel therapeutic strategies based on molecular phenotyping and the delineation and implementation of biomarkers that facilitate clinical decision-making. He contributes to the International Cancer Genome Consortium through extensively characterising the genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic aberrations in pancreatic cancer, and is extending this knowledge to a personalized model of cancer care, where molecular characteristics guide treatment decisions.
Professor, Politics, Acadia University
I am a Professor in the department of Politics at Acadia University. I also teach in Acadia's Environmental and Sustainability Studies, and Social and Political Thought programs. My teaching and research interests are at the intersections of critical theory, environmental politics, political economy, and media/cultural studies.
Dr. Blick's main areas of interest are the constitutional future of the UK, the contemporary significance of Magna Carta, the Civil Service, special advisers, and the office of Prime Minister. He uses an historical perspective to asses contemporary issues.
Before his academic appointment Dr Blick had extensive experience working for think tanks, in the UK Parliament and as an administrative assistant at No.10 Downing Street. Dr. Blick has acted as an adviser to democratic reform groups in countries including Ukraine and Turkey; and to the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance in Stockholm. He has carried out consultancy work for the United Nations Development Programme, European Commission, European Parliament, and UK National Audit Office. Since 2010 he has been research fellow to the first ever parliamentary inquiry into the possibility of introducing a written constitution for the UK, being carried out by the House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee.
Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Center for Political Participation, Allegheny College
I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Before coming to Allegheny College, I completed my B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. My research and teaching interests lie primarily in political behavior, participation, and mobilization.
As a scholar, my research is motivated by a commitment to the ideals of participatory democratic theory. More specifically, my research examines the inherent challenges of participatory democracy and seeks strategies for overcoming these challenges. One of my current projects examines the challenges of mobilizing citizens for collective action. Another examines the challenges of communicating accurate policy information to citizens.
My teaching similarly combines a focus on participatory democracy with my interests in American politics and citizen behavior. Courses I teach include political psychology, politics and the news media, and direct action organizing (social movements and community organizing).
My commitment to participatory democracy also extends beyond my academic work. Prior to joining the faculty at Allegheny College, I worked as a community organizer for the Champaign County Health Care Consumers (CCHCC) where I contributed to campaigns addressing health care and environmental justice concerns.
Assistant Research Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
I am a neurovirologist interested in understanding viral-contributions to multi-system disease states including Alzheimer’s disease, cardio- and cerebrovascular disorders, diabetes, and cancer. I generate large datasets derived from patient samples/clinical data and apply complex bioinformatic analyses to produce meaningful, clinically translatable information such as biomarker and drug target discovery. My research at the level of Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator has been awarded over $17.5 mil from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and resulted in the development of national and international patents for novel drug discoveries to treat debilitating diseases.
Research Fellow, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre - Australian National University, Co-Editor of the journal Security Challenges , Editor - Centre of Gravity Policy paper series
PhD Student, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Justice, University of Windsor
I am a first year PhD student at the University of Windsor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. My research areas of interest include Immigration & Refugees, LGBTQ+ studies, and Faith Advocacy.
I have served as a Pastor since 1995. I have enjoyed working with many newcomers to Canada here in Windsor Ontario
Postdoctoral Researcher, Linguistics, Simon Fraser University
I am a linguist who writes about the intersections of language, social identity, and film and media. I’m particularly interested in the linguistics of humor, language and accents in film, and representations of race and sexuality. I’ve published in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Babel: The Language Magazine, in addition to academic journals (including Daedalus, Amerasia Journal, and
Teaching Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Dr. Andrew Coombs is a Teaching Assistant Professor at Memorial University (Newfoundland & Labrador). Andrew’s research programme focuses on understanding the factors shaping early career teachers’ assessment practices and assessment learning needs. He teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level including research design, quantitative research, curriculum theory, and classroom assessment.
Before moving to Glasgow, I worked at the Universities of Durham, Middlesex and Aberdeen as a researcher, lecturer in economic geography and in economic development.
My research interests include economic geography, urban and regional development, public ownership, economic democracy and employment relations.
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Huddersfield
Dr Andrew Denovan is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Huddersfield. His research primarily centres on aspects of differential psychology, including personality traits (e.g., Dark Triad, resilience). To this end, Andrew has an active interest in the development and evaluation of psychological measures, and research methods including psychometrics and statistical modelling. This has resulted in a number of recent publications focusing on the evaluation of psychological scales. His research is also concerned with wellbeing, stress, and psychopathology. Andrew possesses a strong publication record and a good record of knowledge exchange. He is also certified with the British Psychological Society as a Test User of Ability (formerly Level A) and Personality (formerly Level B).
I grew up on the Kent-East Sussex border near Tunbridge Wells. I read for a BA in Modern History between 1997 and 2000, and an M.St in Historical Research in 2000-2001, both at Wadham College, Oxford. After a year out, I studied for my doctorate at the same institution, finishing in 2006. From September 2006 until August 2008 I lectured in Imperial and Commonwealth History at King's College London. I joined Aberdeen as a Lecturer, securing promotion in 2013.
My research and teaching focus on the history of the British empire and particularly the economics, politics, and culture of the Empire-Commonwealth. I have published particularly on London finance and empire, and am now moving to study business trade and empire, supported by an AHRC Early Career Fellowship on 'Commerce and the Commonwealth'.