Postdoctoral Fellow, RMIT Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation, RMIT University
Dr Adam Bartley is a post-doctoral fellow at the RMIT’s Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation, Fulbright Scholar, and program manager of the AI Trilateral Experts Group. In addition to this, he is also managing editor for AIIA’s Australian Outlook.
Associate Professor of Sport Leadership and Management, Miami University
Dr. Adam S. Beissel is an Associate Professor of Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) at Miami University (OH). Adam’s research and scholarship interrogates the political economy of international sport events and the geopolitics of sport. In 2023, he published an edited monograph, The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup: Politics, Representation, and Management in the Routledge Series on Women, Sport, and Physical Activity. The collection features chapters from leading international scholars and explores a range of issues as the world prepares for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Educational Innovation, University of Sydney
I have dedicated my career to enhancing student learning and the student experience and have received numerous teaching awards in the UK and Australia, including four University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor Awards for Support of the Student Experience and Teaching Excellence, an Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Award for Programs that Support Learning and an Australian National Teaching Fellowship.
I research into student engagement, educational technologies, and curriculum in higher education. In my current role, i am leading the University’s support for enhancing the learning experience for students through the development of collaborative and interactive teaching styles and the technologies that support and enable them. In 2023, this includes leading our response to the challenges and possibilities that embracing generative artificial intelligence in higher education will bring.
BA (Hons) in Chemistry, St Catherine's College, University of Oxford.
PGCE (Science), University of Birmingham.
PhD (Inorganic Chemistry), Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge.
Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of California, San Diego
Adam Burgasser is a Professor of Astronomy & Astrophysics at UC San Diego, and an observational astrophysicist investigating the coolest stars, brown dwarfs and extrasolar planets. A native of Buffalo, New York, Adam received his Bachelors of Science in Physics from UC San Diego and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the California Institute of Technology. He went on to be a Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA, a Spitzer Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and a member of the Physics faculty at MIT before coming back to UC San Diego in 2010. He has published nearly 700 peer-review articles, conference proceedings and book chapters in astrophysics and education research, and is best known for his work defining the T spectral class of brown dwarfs, investigations of binary star/brown dwarf systems, and studies of weather and radio emission in cool extraterrestrial atmospheres. Adam is an advocate for equity in the sciences, leading UCSD's UC-HBCU partnership in Physics with Morehouse and Spelman Colleges and serving as chair of the American Astronomical Society Committee on the Status of Minorities in Astronomy. He has been awarded UCSD's highest awards in teaching, mentorship, and championing equity, and was a Fulbright Scholar in the UK. A former national springboard diving champion in, Adam can still be found at the pool or the beach enjoying the water.
Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Business & Communication Studies, Mount Royal University
Dr. Cave joined Mount Royal University in August 2019 as Chair of the Department of International Business & Supply Chain Management. Before starting at MRU, he was the Chair of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at NAIT in Edmonton. He was also an Assistant Professor at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul, South Korea and prior to that he taught Kyungsung University in Busan, South Korea. Before embarking on a career in academic he was a Sales & Marketing Manager for a small hi-tech firm in Ottawa, Ontario and Syracuse, New York.
Dr. Cave has extensive teaching experience in International Business Strategy, International Marketing Strategy, International Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Mobility and Global Supply Chain Management. He has also conducted a variety of research in CSR, Environmentally Responsible Management, Repatriation Concerns, International Joint Ventures and been published in such publications as International Business Review, Multinational Business Review, Journal of International Business & Entrepreneurship Development and Critical Perspectives on International Business.
Professor and Clinical Psychologist, Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health, University of Sydney
Professor Adam Guastella is the Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health. His position is based at both Sydney Children's Hospital at Westmead and the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney. His work aims to build collaborative partnerships between researchers, clinicians, and services to ensure that children and families receive the best available assessments and treatments to support well-being.
As part of this role, he is the co-lead of the Child-Neurodevelopment and Mental Health Team for the University of Sydney. This team aims to solve complex problems for children with neurodevelopmental dconditions and their families with a team of multi-disciplinary professors across the university.
Professor Guastella also has an established track record in human translational neuroscience. His primary interest is in using neuroscience to inform and develop novel treatments for young patients with mental health problems. This research has led him to study the neurobiology of social behaviour, its development in early life, and how this neurobiology relates to symptoms that cause distress and impairment. His research may also take the form of cognitive-experimental investigations and he has developed a number of mental health programs to support wellbeing for adults on the spectrum.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Cornell University
In my research, I investigate three primary questions as they pertain to adolescent development.
How do social identities develop and change over time?
Adolescence is considered to be a time of great change and development of social identities in the lives of adolescence. This line of research examines how social identities (e.g., ethnic-racial, gender, or sexual orientation) are changing over time and what contextual factors and socializing agents could be influencing this change.
How are social identities related to mental health, well-being, and academic motivation?
Research has generally shown social identities are positively associated with more adaptive outcomes?. However, there is still much to be known about what influences these associations and in what contexts. We are working to close this gap by investigating these relations and moderators across various contexts.
How can social identities be leveraged as assets to promote positive youth development and outcomes?
Research around social identities has exploded in the past 15 years, demonstrating at a stronger, more positive sense of self on the basis of various social identities promotes a host of adaptive outcomes. Surprisingly, little research has begun to develop ways to enhance and leverage these identities to foster better outcomes for youth. We are aiming to close this gap by developing interventions to shape identities to be congruent with positive youth development and outcomes.
Research Assistant Professor of Microbiology, Boston University
Which viruses a threat to human health?
New viruses are being discovered at a rapidly increasing rate by virtue of next generation sequencing of wildlife samples, including many viruses closely related to some of the deadliest emerging and reemerging viruses. In just the last dozen years, 9 new filoviruses have been discovered, all with unknown pathogenic potential. One of my main research interests involves characterizing differential host responses to pathogenic viruses and closely related non-pathogenic viruses to both be able to assess the possible pathogenicity of novel viruses as well as to try to target host response pathways involved in these divergent responses as potential points of therapeutic intervention.
My work focuses on some of the deadliest human pathogens, most notably filoviruses such as Ebola and Marburg viruses. Owing to the devasting disease and high mortality rates they cause, study of these viruses requires a Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4) laboratory such as the BSL4 facility we have at the NEIDL.
Studying uncultured viruses
One roadblock to the study of these new viruses related to highly pathogenic emerging and reemerging viruses is that most of these viruses have not yet been cultured. While creating recombinant viruses through reverse genetics approaches would seem to be a solution to this issue, a second barricade to these studies often prevents this: most viral genomes identified by next generation sequences lack terminal genomic sequences. These portions of the genome typically include sequences necessary for viral genomic replication and transcription, making rescue impossible in the absence of these sequences.
Lloviu virus, a filovirus first discovered in 2011 by sequencing of bat carcasses found in caves in Spain in 2002, represents such a virus. While Lloviu virus was recently isolated from Schreibers bats in Hungary (Kemenesi et al., 2022), it had not been cultured previously and sequence was missing from both ends of the genome. Using reverse genetics tools, including a previously developed Lloviu virus minigenome system, we were able to complement missing genomic sequences and rescue recombinant Lloviu virus and begin to study this virus (Hume et al., 2022) prior to it being cultured. As with all filovirus work, these studies were performed in our BSL4 facility. Importantly, we are now comparing our recombinant Lloviu virus to see how well it mirrors wild-type Lloviu virus. If these viruses behave similarly, this could provide a new blueprint for rescuing and determining the pathogenic potential of many viruses which may pose a risk to human health should a spillover event occur.
While animal models have undoubtedly provided important information with regards to viral pathogenesis and transmission, the fact that there are many antiviral drugs and therapies that have been shown to be effective in animals but not in humans has made the need to develop and use human systems to study virus-induced host responses and correlates of pathogenicity self-evident. To this end, my research is focused on using these systems, including human primary cells, primary-based human organoids, and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived cells and organoids to study viral replication and pathogenesis. Collaborating with tissue engineers including researchers at Boston University’s Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM), we have begun to explore how viruses manipulate these systems. Using transcriptional and phosphoproteomic approaches to study these systems, we are uncovering key pathways necessary for viral replication, allowing for targeted small molecular inhibition of host pathways to block viral replication. Using viruses of differing pathogenicity, we hope to also identify virulence markers in order to assess the potential pathogenicity of novel viruses which have not yet been known to spill over to the human population.
Research Associate, Institute for Ethics and Society, University of Notre Dame Australia
I am a Research Fellow at The University of Notre Dame, Australia. My research is largely at the intersection of psychology and philosophy, and examines topics such as moral responsibility, blame, fault, excuses, social pressure, and social norms.
I have taught units in bioethics, neuroethics, moral psychology, political theory and critical thinking.
Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the Dept of Political Science and Interational Studies and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, University of Birmingham.
Leader of an ESRC seminar series on The Future of American Power, running 2013-14.
Former convenor of the US Foreign Policy group of the British International Studies Association, 2008-12.
I blog at www.beingrealistic.com, and you can follow me on Twitter @adamjamesquinn or Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/#!/adam.quinn.161
My work profile is at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/government-society/quinn-adam.aspx
Associate Professor, Political Science, University of Guelph
Adam Sneyd is an Associate Professor with the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph. He is the co-author of Commodity Politics: Contesting Responsibility in Cameroon (McGill-Queen's 2022), and the author of Politics Rules: Power Globalization and Development (Fernwood Publishing and Practical Action Publishing, 2019), Cotton (Polity Press, 2016) and Governing Cotton: Globalization and Poverty in Africa (Palgrave MacMillan, 2011). Adam's research focuses on the global politics of commodities, and has emphasized food, resource and development challenges in African contexts.
Ph.D. student at the Invasion Science & Wildlife Ecology Group, University of Adelaide
As part of the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS), my research investigates patterns of the illegal and unsustainable trade of wildlife products in and out of Australia. By combining a range of analytical techniques, I aim to effectively monitor and reduce illegal harvesting, exotic incursions and online wildlife trade. I have completed a Bachelor of Science as well as Honours First Class at The University of Adelaide and I am currently a member of The Invasion Science & Wildlife Ecology Group.
I am a researcher and lecturer in the School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, and a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. My research focuses on the analysis of ancient human DNA, specialising in prehistoric population genetics, Y-chromosomal history, detecting genetic diseases in ancient populations and developing new methods for analysing ancient DNA.
Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
Adam Taylor is a Lecturer in Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. He has over 25 years experience as a senior school and system leader in the Australian non-government schooling sector.
Associate Professor (Research), Coventry University
Dr. Adam James Fenton is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR). His current research project STRAITSECURITY: Hybrid threats to Maritime Security, is an assessment of cyber and cyber-physical vulnerabilities in the world's busiest shipping lanes, and received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under a MSCA research grant. He has published multiple articles about maritime security, international law, piracy, terrorism and maritime technology. In addition to being admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in Australia, he has worked in border protection as a Fisheries Officer in Foreign Compliance Operations with the Australian Fisheries Management Authority.
Assistant Professor , University of Iowa
Dr. Adeagbo is an applied social scientist with extensive research experience working collaboratively with local and international institutions on HIV-related research in the United States, South Africa, Nigeria, and most recently, Zambia. He has conducted research with adolescents, youth, and older people. He has explored the impact of class, race, gender, education, violence, substance use, employment status, and other related factors on individual health over time. The guiding principle of his research is to reduce the adverse health and social impact of diseases while advancing population health, especially in resource-constrained settings. His research activities have focused on global health, rural health, stigma reduction interventions, telehealth interventions, HIV treatment and prevention, qualitative research method, sexual and gender minority health, implementation science and evaluation of complex interventions. Recently, Dr. Adeagbo has developed additional research interest in bioethics and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Professor of Drama, Theatre and Film Studies, University of Jos
I worked as a journalist with the defunct Sketch Press Limited, Ibadan between 1993 and 2001 as production editor while pursuing my postgraduate studies. Moved over to Fountain Newspapers Limited, Ado-Ekiti as news editor and bureau chief, before leaving in 2002 to complete my PhD programme at the University of Ibadan. I eventually bagged the PhD in 2005 while working with the Nigerian Film Corporation, NFC, Jos, Nigeria.
I left the NFC in 2010 as head of industry support services and registrar, Motion Picture Council of Nigeria, MOPICON, working on the agency for the professionalisation of the burgeoning film Industry, and joined the University of Jos as a lecturer. I was announced Professor of Theatre and Film Studies in March 2021 with effect from 1 October 2019. I run a book publishing outfit, Dynastygold Impact Publishers, as a division of Dynastygold Global Impact Communications.
Research Director - Public Health Institutions, Global Strategy Lab, York University, Canada
Adèle Cassola is the Research Director of the Public Health Institutions program at the Global Strategy Lab at York University, where she leads research on the roles of senior public health officials, the politics of scientific evidence in public health policymaking, and public health governance more generally. She is the co-editor of the recent book Integrating Science and Politics for Public Health. Her work has been published in interdisciplinary journals including Policy & Politics, Health Policy, the International Journal of Human Rights, Urban Studies, and the Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy. Adèle has led large-scale, globally comparative policy research on equity in legal rights protection with the World Policy Analysis Center at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University, and has conducted community-based research with civil society and government agencies in Toronto and New York City.
Director, Centre for Human Rights Research and Distinguished Professor, History and Women's and Gender Studies, University of Manitoba
Adele Perry is a settler historian who has been based at the University of Manitoba since 2000.
Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC), London School of Economics and Political Science
Adelina Comas-Herrera is the director of the new Global Observatory of Long-Term Care based at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics. She is currently principal investigator of a project on what lessons the English social care system can learn from the COVID experiences of other countries, and one strengthening responses to dementia in England, with a specific focus on care inequalitites.
During the COVID pandemic she led the LTCcovid.org platform, an initiative linked to International Long-Term Care Policy Network that shares evidence and resources to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 amongst those who use and provide long-term care. She was a regular attendee of the SAGE Social Care Working Group meetings from May 2021.
Previously she was co-lead of the Strengthening Responses to Dementia in Developing Countries (STRiDE) project. Funded by the Research Councils UK Global Challenges Research Fund, STRiDE was a multi-national project covering Brazil, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, and South Africa. The project aimed to build capacity to generate research that supports the development of policy responses to dementia, with related projects also under way in Hong Kong and New Zealand.
Her main research interests are economic aspects of care, treatment and support of people with dementia, and long-term care financing, both in the UK and globally. She has extensive experience in developing simulation models of the future resources required to address long-term care needs and needs arising from dementia.
She has a background in Economics (BA and MSc, Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and is currently Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
She has been a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank’s ageing and long-term care programme and for the World Health Organisation’s Department of Ageing and Life Course, preparing a country self-assessment tool for long-term care. She was a co-author of the 2016 and 2019 editions of the World Alzheimer Report.
Post-doctorate researcher, Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, visiting lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
Adeline Morez is a biological anthropologist who specialises in the study of population genetics. After a Master’s degree in Ecology and Evolution, she studied ancient DNA to directly infer past human movements, focusing on Africa and Europe for her PhD (Liverpool John Moores University, UK). She is now a post-doctoral researcher at the EDB laboratory (CNRS, France). Her main interest is understanding how environment and culture have shaped human genetic diversity – through isolation, gene flow and selection – in Papua New Guinea and the islands of Southeast Asia.
Fellow at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University
Dr. Ademola Adenle was a Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at the United Nations University, Headquarters, Japan. Dr. Adenle specializes in science and technology in addressing sustainable development challenges including climate change, food insecurity, energy and health problems. Dr. Adenle is currently affliated with the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, USA
Assistant Professor, Mount Royal University
Ademola is an assistant professor, postcolonial literatures, in the Department of English, Languages and Cultures. Prior to his appointment at MRU Ademola taught literature at the International College of Manitoba, University of Manitoba. He has worked in Nigeria as a journalist on the Arts Desk of The Nation Newspapers and as a lecturer at Kings University, Nigeria.
Ademola’s teaching and research interests are African/Black diaspora literatures, postcolonial literatures, war and literature, and popular culture. His current research explores literary representations of children at war (aka child soldiers). His articles, book chapters, and reviews have appeared in different publications. His article, “A Tale of Two Fighters: Images of Child Soldiers in Jewish and African Child Soldier Narratives,” recently appeared in Journal of the African Literature Association, vol. 16, no. 1, 2022.
He is a recipient of several awards, including the Berdie and Irvin Cohen Scholarship in Peace and Conflict Studies, and Dr. Vernon B. Rhodenizer Graduate Scholarship for his doctoral dissertation at the University of Manitoba. Ademola is a Fellow of the Ife Institute of Advanced Studies.
Biking and playing recreational tennis are some of Ademola’s cherished pastimes.
Vanguard Fellow, University of Birmingham
Adenike Akinsemolu is a Vanguard Fellow at the University of Birmingham, a Senior Research Fellow at Afe Babalola University, and the founder of the Green Institute. She is an expert in the field of environmental sustainability with over 10 years of experience in education and research. Adenike is a National Geographic Educator and a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. She is committed to finding bold and effective solutions to complex challenges, including the fight against climate change. Adenike has a deep passion for promoting sustainable practices and solutions for organisations and communities, and she has a strong track record of success in developing and implementing sustainable initiatives. In addition to her work as an educator and researcher, Adenike is also the author of several books on sustainability, including "Principles of Green and Sustainability Science (Springer 2020)," "Biological Science, A Concise Introduction (The Green Institute, 2022)," and "An Introduction to Green Education (National Geographic, 2022)." She is always looking for opportunities to collaborate and share her knowledge and expertise with others who are committed to protecting the environment. She has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Conservation Leaders in Africa by the WWF. She is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Before joining the UMBC Physics Department, Dr. Foord was a Porat Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, working at the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC). While at KIPAC, Dr. Foord worked with Chandra and XMM-Newton to measure the X-ray activity of interacting supermassive black holes. She also used the Hubble Space Telescope, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and WISE Infrared telescope to learn more about how the environments of supermassive black holes impact their evolution and growth.
Although there is now broad consensus that active galactic nuclei (AGN) play important roles in the evolution of their surroundings, the processes that trigger the various forms of AGN activity remain unclear. Major galaxy mergers have been predicted to induce AGN, however, whether or not galaxy-galaxy interactions trigger accretion onto SMBHs remains a topic of debate. Dr. Foord’s research focuses on observational flags of merger-driven SMBH growth, or dual AGN; they are signposts of ongoing galaxy formation and represent rare instances where the link between environment and black hole growth (or, lack thereof) can be probed. As an observational astronomer, Dr. Foord uses X-ray observations (Chandra, XMM-Newton, Swift) to observe accreting supermassive black holes, and connects their X-ray activity to the emission of their host galaxies (in optical and IR, with telescopes such as SDSS, HST, and WISE). Generally, Dr. Foord is interested in high-resolution X-ray astronomy and enjoys searching for evidence of extended X-ray emission around accreting supermassive black holes to better understand their evolution across cosmic time.
Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Aditi U. Gurkar is an Assistant Professor in the Aging Institute, Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. I believe that aging is one true mystery that surrounds us. Aging is inescapable and unfortunately the principal risk factor for a number of diseases including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer disease (AD). If we can therefore unlock this mystery at a molecular level, we could uncover the Fountain of Youth and live healthier, fuller lives.
MA student in Public Policy and Global Affiars, University of British Columbia
Adiya is an open-minded and internationally oriented individual currently completing her first year in Master's in Public Policy and Global Affairs (MPPGA) at the University of British Columbia.
She is a member of the Institute of Asian Research and has a wide range of experience working in the Public and Private sectors, including the International Centre for the Rapprochement of Cultures under the aegis of UNESCO (Category II). She has fluency in English, Spanish, Russian and Catalan. Her goal is to become a global leader in sustainable and equitable business development and social justice.
Lecturer: Physical Geography and GIS, University of the Free State
Dr Adriaan van der Walt, Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of the Free State (UFS), focuses his research on biometeorology (a specialist discipline exploring the role and climate change in physical and human environments) as well as climatology and geographic information systems.
I am a PhD student at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Since 1998, I have had great interest in electoral politics, and I keenly follow both Australian and US elections. In the lead-up to the Australian Federal election, I will be writing a post every week about the latest polls and what they mean for the number of seats that will be won by each party in the 150-member Australian House of Representatives.
Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, WZB Berlin Social Science Center.
I received my Ph.D. in Social and Political Science from the European University Institute in May 2020. Currently, I obtained a Humboldt postdoctoral grant to carry out my research at the Institute for East European and International Studies (ZOIS) and Berlin Social Science Centre, Transformation of Democracy research unit.
My research interests include elite politics, authoritarianism, indoctrination, business power, regime change, and other fascinating topics in comparative politics and political economy.
My largest project focuses on divisions within the ruling elite in electoral autocracies -dictatorships that hold multiparty elections. It provides a novel theory, data, and research to explain the strains and disruptions within authoritarian governments as well as defectors’ contribution to regime change.
While I am writing my book manuscript on elite defections in electoral autocracies, I collaborate with two international teams at the University of Oslo and Glasgow in two ERC-funded projects on regime-led indoctrination. I also participate in a project that examines when, why, and how politicians reach law-making agreements, coordinated by the National Distance Education University. see more in my website: www.adelrio.com
Associate Professor, Monash University
Adrian Dyer is a vision scientist and photographer seeking to understand how the representation of an image is created, and can be used to interpret the complex world in which we live. Research interests centre on understanding how visual systems learn perceptually difficult tasks. This work involves both using human psychophysics and imaging studies, as well as experimenting with how the miniature brain of a bee can form visual representations to make decisions in complex environments.
Professor of Data Analytics, Bangor University
Adrian Gepp is a Professor of Data Analytics at Bangor Business School, Bangor University, UK. He leads the new undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Business Data Analytics offered by Bangor Business School. In his research, Adrian uses advanced statistical modelling and modern data analytics to reveal unique insights about problems of economic and social importance. In addition to his award-winning research in fraud detection, Adrian researches in a wide variety of areas including education, marketing analytics, health analytics, sports analytics and predictive modelling in business and finance. He has over 60 peer-reviewed research outputs. In addition to specialising in industry-funded research projects, his research is published in top international academic journals and has been presented at leading international academic conferences. He is also on the editorial board of multiple international academic journals. Adrian is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a member of other accounting and finance societies. As an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, he has taken roles such as Chapter Vice-President.
Director of the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford
Adrian Hill is a Professor of Human Genetics at the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford. He trained in medicine at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Oxford, qualifying in 1982. He undertook a DPhil with Sir David Weatherall and John Clegg at the MRC Molecular Haematology unit on the molecular population genetics of thalassaemia in Pacific Islanders.
Following further clinical posts in London he returned to the newly opened Institute of Molecular Medicine in 1988 to study genetic susceptibility to malaria as a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow. In 1995 he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowship and in 1996 the title of Professor of Human Genetics.
He participated in the founding of the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics in 1994, and in 2003 co-founded the Oxford Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine, which he now chairs. In 2004 he participated in the restructuring of the Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research and in 2005 was appointed director of the new Jenner Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, of Magdalen College, Oxford, and of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences.
Dr Hill’s detailed analyses of HLA polymorphism and malaria susceptibility in African children led to an interest in vaccine development, particularly assessing T cell-inducing vaccines against malaria. In murine studies he identified the enhanced T cell immunogenicity of non-replicating poxviruses as boosting agents in vaccination protocols. This led to phase I clinical trials of both DNA and MVA vaccines for malaria starting in 1999. His group showed the first T cell mediated protection of human vaccinees by using DNA-MVA and fowlpox-MVA prime-boost regimes against malaria.
To achieve greater levels of protective efficacy his group is currently developing more immunogenic prime-boost regimes involving recombinant adenoviruses are priming agents and MVA as a boosting agent. This regime has shown excellent immunogenicity in pre-clinical studies in mice and macaques. More immunogenic vectored vaccines are being developed as part of a major grant from the Foundation for NIH and the Gates Foundation addressing one of the Grand Challenge in Global Health. In this work several internal adjuvants have been identified that enhance the immunogenicity of vectored vaccines.
To avoid the problem of anti-vector immunity associated with use of common human serotypes of adenovirus as vaccine vectors, extensive studies of simian adenoviruses have been undertaken. This has led to the identification of a lead simian vector that entered phase I clinical trials in 2007 using the ME-TRAP insert. Studies of correlates of immunity in both vaccinated and challenges volunteers and natural immunity in field studies have identified memory T cells to TRAP as a correlates of immunity in humans and the TRAP antigen has been found to be more immunogenic for T cell induction in clinical trial of vectored vaccines than the circumsporozoite protein.
Detailed studies of blood-stage antigens have shown that vectored vaccines can also induced substantial protection against blood-stage malaria when used in heterologous prime-boost regimes. This protection is mediated by high titre antibodies against the blood-stage as well as T cell immune responses against the liver-stage parasite. Clinical trials of blood-stage antigens in adenovirus and MVA vectors are planned for 2008 to evaluate this new approach.
Prof Hill’s immunogenetics programme currently focuses on genome-wide association studies of bacterial diseases, particularly tuberculosis and pneumococcal disease, and he is a participant in the Wellcome Trust case-control consortium that aims to identify new susceptibility genes using large scale approaches.
Reader in Police Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
Former Scotland Yard detective, Adrian James, is a Reader in Police Studies at the Centre for Advanced Police Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. During his police career, Adrian led operational detective teams for the UK’s regional and national crime squads. He also performed the role of intelligence manager in the Met’s aviation security (now counter-terrorism) and specialist crime commands. Awarded his doctorate by the London School of Economics for a study into the origins and development of intelligence-led policing, Adrian's publications include a research monograph on the UK’s National Intelligence Model, which commonly is viewed as the template for intelligence-led policing models around the world. He maintains strong links with the policing institution through his research and consultancy work and has completed studies for the for the UK’s College of Policing (‘what works?’ in police intelligence practice), for NPCC (fast-track detective schemes) and the Home Office (financial investigation training and accreditation systems).
Adrian Lee is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests include asset pricing, individual investors, funds management, real estate and market microstructure.