Assistant Professor, Journalism, Toronto Metropolitan University
Adrian Ma is an award-winning journalist, multimedia producer, professor and author. He specializes in teaching digital news reporting, personal branding and 360/VR storytelling at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He has more than 15 years of professional experience as a writer, editor and content creator and has worked for numerous Canadian news outlets including the CBC and the Toronto Star. He has also written a book about Chinese-Canadian history titled, "How the Chinese Created Canada" (Lone Pine Publishing, 2010).
Clinical Associate Lecturer in Medicine, University of Sydney
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia
Adrian Wayne is a Senior Research Scientist (Forest Fauna Ecology) with Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (and its predecessor agencies CALM, DEC & DPAW) and has led the Forest Ecology Research Team since 1997.
In 1994 he co-rediscovered the Gilbert’s potoroo - previously thought extinct. Based in Manjimup, Western Australia, he researches the ecology of forest vertebrate fauna (frogs, reptiles and mammals), focusing on work relevant to the conservation and management of threatened and sensitive species.
This has included investigating fauna responses to timber harvesting and prescribed burning, and the ecology of the koomal (common brush-tail possum) and the ngwayir (western ringtail possum) in the jarrah forest, mammal declines with a focus on the woylie, and introduced predator ecology and management. Providing scientific, ecological and biological expertise to biodiversity conservation and management is also an important part of his role
Professor of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology, University of Manchester
Adrian Wells is Professor of Clinical and Experimental Psychopathology at the University of Manchester and Consultant Clinical Psychologist at GMMH NHS Trust. His research interests are in the field of mental health where is has developed new theories and effective treatments for anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. He is the originator of metacognitive therapy, a novel evidence-based approach that is improving psychological outcomes in mental health and physical heath settings.
Visting Reseach Fellow in Environmental Systems, Cranfield University
Adrian’s career started with research into waste management and progressed into a wide range of experimentally-based agri-environmental research including: biological treatment systems, silage conservation, gaseous emission measurement and control, and improved manure management methods. He later concentrated on mathematical modelling, initially using process models, leading to work in whole-farm agri-environmental and systems modelling, and systems-based, environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
This addressed subjects from individual food commodity production to changing national diets and the implications for the environment. He also explored, with LCA, the benefits of improving cattle health on GHG emissions and comparing cattle production systems with a range of intensities.
Recent work focussed on the LCA of GHG removal (or net emissions technology – NET), particularly using soil management, along with the valuation of the environmental impacts of scientific activities.
Professor of English and Emma MacLachlan Metcalf Chair of Humanities, Boston University
Adriana Craciun specializes in eighteenth and nineteenth-century British literature and culture, with current research in Arctic humanities, exploration studies, science studies, historical geography, history of collecting, Enlightenment, history of the book and of authorship. Her most recent book, Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration (Cambridge UP, 2016), was shortlisted for the 2016 Kendrick Book Prize by the Society for Literature, Science & the Arts, and uncovers a rich textual and material archive of Arctic exploration culture from the 17th century through to our own era of renewed interest in exploration’s contentious legacies.
She is also the author of Fatal Women of Romanticism (Cambridge UP, 2003) and British Women Writers and the French Revolution: Citizens of the World (Palgrave, 2005), which focused on women writers’ significant contributions to Romantic-era thinking on the body, gender, revolutionary politics, and cosmopolitanism. She is the editor of several essay collections, most recently the volumes Curious Encounters: Voyaging, Collecting and Making Knowledge in the Long 18th Century (2019), and The Material Cultures of Enlightenment Arts and Sciences, co-edited with Simon Schaffer (2016), and the special issue of Eighteenth-Century Studies on The Disorder of Things (2011).
She has published numerous essays in journals such as PMLA, New Literary History, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature, European Romantic Review, Atlantic Studies, Victorian Literature and Culture, and Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Before coming to BU, Craciun taught at the University of California-Riverside, the University of London, and the University of Nottingham, and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), the Fulbright Program, and the National Maritime Museum (UK). She is the editor of Studies in Romanticism, the flagship journal of Romantic literary studies founded at BU in 1961.
Current book-length projects include: Arctic Enlightenments, a study of botanical vitality, temporality, and collecting from the Enlightenment to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault; Arctic Mobilities (co-authored with Michael Bravo); The Star Gazers: Astronomy, Poetry and Sexuality in 19th-Century Ireland. She also runs the Cultures of Science interdisciplinary research seminar at BU, and serves on the Executive Board of the Center for the Study of Europe, and as Associated Faculty at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.
Animal welfare researcher, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (México)
D.V.M. focused on animal welfare, animal behavior, and neurology. Another field of research is neurobiology and pain assessment in animals.
Professor in marine ecology, UNSW Sydney
I'm a marine ecologist based at The University of New South Wales in Sydney. My research focuses on the impacts of climate change on marine communities and on developing restoration solutions to re-establish lost underwater kelp forests and seagrass meadows.
I am researching the process of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the ancient Mars atmosphere being sequestered into stable mineral carbonate. Such carbonate minerals have been observed by satellite, rovers, landers and in meteorites from Mars that have landed on Earth. I examine these sources and attempt to resolve the mineralogy and reaction pathways involved. There is a lot of advanced microscope work of Mars fragments, which I love. I also conduct laboratory experiments in pressure vessels that mimic early Mars hydrothermal systems.
We can utilise the same reactions in rock formations on Earth to store atmospheric carbon dioxide as minerals. A method much more stable than other current carbon capture and storage methods. I am also working with Engineers in Space Glasgow to build a new prototype rover tool that uses ultrasonic grinding to expose a smooth rock surface, so that rock reactions can be observed more clearly.
I write weekly for the Huffington Post and run the public outreach project 'Science Hooker': Check it out.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia
I am an Assistant Professor of Social Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where I run the Emotion and Behavior Lab. My lab studies the dynamic process of building and maintaining social connections at multiple levels of analysis: at the level single interactions, we examine how people use laughter, conversation, and synchrony to connect; at the level of social networks, we examine how people build ties to a community; and at the level of societies, we examine the social consequences of cultural diversity. I earned my PhD in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and did my postdoctoral work at Dartmouth College. My research is currently supported by an NSF CAREER Award and a Templeton Foundation grant. I am a proud Kansas Citian and lover of dogs, drawing and oil painting, and piano.
Research Fellow, Center for Cultural and African Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Dr. Adwoa Owusuaa Bobie is a researcher with interests in studying Sociology and African studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Before her appointment at KNUST, she worked for three years as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, University of Ghana on the project titled "Advancing Creative Industry for Development in Ghana". This project explored how the Ghanaian creative industry can be enhanced to contribute to national development.
Dr. Bobie obtained her PhD from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Her PhD explored how contemporary Africa fashion designers combine global influence with ethno-cultural factors to produce aesthetic cosmpolitan fashion in Lagos, Nigeria. She argues that, the conscious intersection of the global with the local by African designers, positions African fashion across national borders, emanating in the creation of Aesthetic Cosmopoltanism fashion.
Adwoa obtained her MPhil degree at the University of Ghana from the year 2014 and Bachelor’s at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) in 2010. At the MPhil, she worked on “The Youth in the Ghanaian Fashion Industry” which discusses the creativity of young Ghanaian entrepreneurs who are changing the face of fashion with no or little formal training in fashion.
She participated in the first CASB/CODESRIA Summer School programme through which she earned a scholarship with the Fondation Oumou Dilly for her PhD. Adwoa worked as research assistant and also as a freelance research consultant from 2014 to 2016. Major among the projects was “Because I Am a Girl” project funded by Plan International, a United Kingdom based NGO and others funded by Marie Stopes and MasterCard Foundation.
Reader in Diabetes and Mitochondrial Research, King's College London
I am a molecular biologist with a very keen interest in all things mitochondria. I run a lab in the diabetes dept at King's College London. Our research is focused on the molecular pathways by which oxidative stress induced changes can contribute to diabetic complications and neurodegeneration with a particular interest in the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in this process. Additionally, we are developing methods to measure mitochondrial health and dysfunction in experimental models and humans, and methods to protect mitochondrial health.
Research fellow, RMIT University
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Middle East Politics & International Relations at Keele University, Keele University
Dr Afshin Shahi is an associate professor (senior lecturer ) in Middle East politics and International Relations at Keele University. He obtained both his MA and PhD from the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. Prior to joining the School of Social, Political, and Global Studies in 2023, he worked at the universities of Durham, Exeter, and Bradford.
In 2018 he was a visiting research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. His research interests encompass Iranian politics, climate change and conflict, sectarianism, and political Islam in the Middle East. His articles have appeared in scholarly outlets including the Middle East Journal, the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, and the Journal of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.
He is the author of the Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia (Routledge, 2013) and the co-author of a forthcoming book, Iran: the Shia State and the Sunni Minority. He has been part of various editorial boards and for about four years he was an associate editor of the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. He is a regular contributor to national and global media outlets including the BBC and Aljazeera. His opinion pieces have appeared in various publications including Forbes magazine, Foreign Policy magazine, and the Conversation. He also actively works with both practitioners and stakeholders in his field. In 2017, he was a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at the University of Bradford.
His research interests include Middle East politics & security, political Islam and religious sectarianism. He is the author of 'The Politics of Truth Management in Saudi Arabia' and a number of peer-reviewed articles. He has contributed to international media outlets including, Al Jazeera, Washington Post, Bloomberg Business, the Telegraph, National Public Radio (US) ITV, Sky News and the BBC.
Clinical Lecturer in Metabolic Medicine, University of Cambridge
I am a Clinical Lecturer in Metabolic Medicine at the University of Cambridge. My research aims to understand the consequences of obesity on hormone regulation and immune function to improve treatment for people living with obesity.
Obesity leads to more frequent and severe infections, which became poignantly visible during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, immune dysfunction in obesity is poorly understood and understudied. Treatment and clinical outcomes of (severe) infections in people with obesity may be improved by understanding the underlying processes that drive immune dysfunction.
Lecturer in Economics, Aston University
I joined Aston Business School in September 2011, having spent the previous two years as Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cyprus. Prior to that, I was for two and a half years Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham.
PhD Candidate in Operations and Supply Chain Management, The University of Melbourne
Investigador predoctoral en Filosofía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Licenciado en Periodismo por la Universidad de Palermo, en Buenos Aires.
Master en Filosofía por la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.
Doctorando en Filosofía por la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela.
Desarrollo de proyectos en Doc Land Films
Redactor en Diario ABC entre 2019 y 2020.
Profesor Sustituto Interino en el Departamento de Didáctica de la Matemática, de las Ciencias Sociales y de las Ciencias Experimentales, Universidad de Málaga. Miembro del Grupo de Investigación en Enseñanza de las Ciencias y Competencias (ENCIC), Universidad de Málaga
A continuación adjunto una versión resumida de los puntos solicitados de mi curriculum:
-Formación Académica: Doctora en Biología. UMA. 2017; Master en ESO, Bachillerato y FP. UMA. 2015; Master de Fundamentos Celulares y Moleculares de los Seres Vivos. UMA. 2011; Licenciada en Biología. UMA. 2010.
-Experiencia profesional: DOCENCIA, PSI en la UMA. Departamento de Didáctica de las Ciencias Experimentales. Grado en Primaria. 2021-Actualidad. DOCENCIA en FP en TS en Anatomía Patológica, TS en Higiene Bucodental y TS en Laboratorio Clínico. CESUR 2017-Actualidad. DOCENCIA en la asignatura PIM en Botánica, Zoología y Ecología. Grado en Biología, UMA. Curso 2014/15; DOCENCIA en la asignatura de Zoología. Grado en Biología, UMA. Curso 2014/15; DOCENCIA en la asignatura de Zoología. Grado en Biología, UMA. Curso 2013/14; DOCENCIA en la asignatura de PIM en Botánica, Zoología y Ecología Grado en Biología, UMA. Curso 2013/14; Personal Investigador en Formación. UMA. 2011- 2017. Alumna Interna. Departamento de Biología Animal. UMA. 2008-2011. Alumna Interna. Departamento de Biología Celular, Genética y Fisiología. UMA. 2007-2008.
Associate Professor, Engineering, Dalhousie University
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University
Professor Ahmed Abdulla joined the CU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty on July 1, 2020. Prof. Abdulla investigates energy system design for deep decarbonization—focusing on the role of disruptive energy technologies that sit at a low level of technical readiness, including energy storage systems, advanced nuclear power, and negative emissions technologies. Prof. Abdulla employs process modeling, systems engineering, engineering economics, and quantitative risk and decision analysis in his research. He also pays special attention to integrating insights from public policy and behavioural science in his models in order to optimize the design and deployment of truly sustainable technologies—ones that are both techno-economically viable and socio-politically acceptable.
Professor of Marketing, Business & Public Enterprise, Head of the Marketing Subject Group, Cambridge Judge Business School
Research interests are primarily in marketing strategy and quantitative marketing, including: health care markets; innovation and market entry; customer and employee relationship management; pharmaceutical R&D, retail chain expansion and growth; and social enterprises in emerging markets.
Specific interests are health-related consumption decisions; market entry, retail chain expansion and firm size dynamics; role of experience spillovers and alliances in pharmaceutical R&D and innovation; effect of employee engagement on customer satisfaction and retention; distortions due to moral hazard & adverse selection in health care markets; and how social enterprises balance their “double bottom line” in resource scarce emerging markets.
Academic and methodological interests include dynamic structural models, estimation of games of strategic interaction, matching estimators, asymmetric information & incomplete markets, simulation based econometric methods, and reinforcement learning.
Subject group: Marketing
Professor of Organizational Behavior, University of North Carolina – Greensboro
Aichia Chuang is Professor of Organizational Behavior and PhD Director of Business Administration in the Department of Management, Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before joining UNCG, she was the Fu-Bon Endowed Chair in Management and Distinguished Professor at the National Taiwan University in Taiwan where she was Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the Department of Business Administration. She earned her doctorate in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. in Sociology from the National Taiwan University. She served as visiting scholar at Stanford University in the US and Kyoto University in Japan. Chuang’s research interests include leadership, inclusion (person-environment fit and diversity), cross-cultural management, service climate and service performance, creativity, and multilevel theories and methods. Chuang’s research has appeared in such top journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Harvard Business Review.
Chuang is currently the HR Ambassador of the HR Division of the Academy of Management representing Taiwan. She was a previous Associate Editor of Human Relations (Financial Times 50). She serves or has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Management and Organization Review, and Asia Pacific Journal of Management.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
I joined the Department of Politics and IR in 2007; previously I worked at the University of Sheffield. I gained my PhD in 2005 from the University of Limerick. Currently I am a Reader in International Relations and Director of the Security and International Relations Programme. My research interests include humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect and international human rights law.
I have published a number of books, articles and book chapters on issues related to humanitarian intervention. I am part of a group which was awarded a grant by the ESRC for a two year project on “The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: The Political Sustainability of Liberal Norms in an Age of Shifting Power balances”.
I am also Co-Convenor of the BISA Working Group on Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect. I have regularly contributed to current affairs debates through newspapers, blogs, radio and television.
Currently I am supervising three PhD students and I am a member of BISA, the ISA and the PSAI.
Visiting Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, University of Toronto
Aidan Moir is a Visiting Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream with the Department of Arts, Culture and Media at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She received her Ph.D. in Communication & Culture from York University.
Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Surrey
Dr Aífe Hopkins-Doyle is an Assistant Professor in Social Psychology. Her research explores how people understand and experience the social world with a particular focus on the social-cognitive and ideological factors influencing the accuracy of our judgements about gender relations, social issues, and political actions.
She is the co-lead of the Psychology of Gender and Sexuality Lab at University of Surrey.
PhD Candidate in Law, Queen's University, Ontario
Aileen started her PhD at Queen's Law School in 2021, after obtaining her LLB (Hons) and MJur (without corrections) from Durham University, UK. Her research explores ownership over human biological materials from critical race and feminist lenses. Born and raised in Indonesia, Aileen is an avid reader, serious embroiderer, and serial pet petter.
Lecturer in Ecology & Conservation, Nottingham Trent University
I am a lecturer in Ecology and Conservation at Nottingham Trent University. I am interested in plant ecology and soil science especially in agricultural habitats.
Interaction Designer, University of Technology Sydney
I graduated from University of Technology, Sydney and my current job is a UX Researcher in Indonesian government. I have helped the Indonesian government to conduct the research and deliver policy briefs.
Postdoctoral Fellow of Psychology, University of Oslo
Aino's research interests are mainly in the field of social psychology, specifically, political ideology, and intergroup relations. She is especially interested in different factors that influence people's attitudes toward different groups.
She is a postdoctoral researcher on a project entitled ‘Downplaying difference? How ethnic minorities navigate discrimination in Norway’.
Clinical Forensic Psychologist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ontario Tech University
Dr. Ainslie Heasman is a registered clinical and forensic psychologist in Ontario with over 17 years of experience engaging in the assessment and treatment of adults with sexual behaviour problems and/or atypical sexual interests. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2005. She is employed full-time at the Sexual Behaviours Clinic at the Centre for Addiction & Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, ON and maintains a private practice. She recently led the development of Canada's first national and federally funded child sexual abuse perpetration prevention program, Talking for Change, housed at CAMH. She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Ontario Psychological Association and is the President-Elect of the Association for the Treatment & Prevention of Sexual Abuse (ATSA).
Lecturer in Economics and the Environment, The Open University
I joined the OU Economics Discipline as a Lecturer in January 2022. Prior to that, I was Senior Editor at the journal Nature Sustainability before launch and during its first years. I've taught environmental policy, economics and methods since 2013, mostly at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, where I'm also Senior Fellow.
I've published research on a range of sustainability policies from environmental and ecological economics perspectives, such as environmental and conservation programs in rural areas in Mexico and South Africa, deforestation drivers at large scales, peatland fires in Indonesia, and public policy for sustainable transport to industrial estates.
I use a range of methods and tools, including R statistical language, Q methodology, econometrics, multi-criteria decision methods, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data visualisation.
Research focused on challenges for implementation and effectiveness of environmental and sustainability governance across scales, particularly on two areas: understanding the diversity of views on controversial or conflictual issues, and the spatial variability of impacts. This includes adoption and diffusion of sustainable land-use practices, social implications of biodiversity indicators and drivers and motivations of behavioural change.
I approach these questions using a pluralistic methodological approach. Topics include, among others, the social and economic implications of a large wetland restoration program in South Africa, the political economy of rural livelihood change in Mexico, discourses about peatland fire solutions in Indonesia, the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in the tropical forest frontier, and multi-criteria evaluation of sustainable transport policies.
Recent work includes analysing acceptability of waste-to-energy facilities (with Univ. of Basque Country), barriers for sustainable aquaculture certification (with Univ. of Tokyo), and the sustainability of post-pandemic recovery policies.
Associate professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Aisha Lofters is a family physician and Chair in Implementation Science at the Peter Gilgan Centre for Women's Cancers at Women's College Hospital in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society.
Casual Academic/ Research Administration Officer, University of Sydney
Dr Aisha Malik is an academic and research administration officer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. Under the supervision of Professor Lee Wallace, she completed her PhD titled 'Feminist Edutainment and the Pakistan Televisual Commons: A multi-site Ethnography of Urdu Serial Drama'. Aisha is a Fulbright scholar having completed her MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage at Northwestern University; she writes about gender, sexuality, media and race.