Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Liverpool
I joined the Institute of Irish Studies in 2019. Before moving to the University of Liverpool, I completed postgraduate studies in literature at New York University as a Fulbright scholar and at the University of Cambridge with the support of the AHRC. After finishing my PhD in 2015, I worked as a stipendiary and departmental lecturer at the University of Oxford.
My research interests cover the period since 1800 and fall into two categories: theatre & performance history and Irish literature & culture. I published a book on the circus in Irish literature and culture, All on Show, with Cork University Press last year. I am now working on my second monograph, which explores how English comic opera became a colonial export in the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. At the same time, I am working on an adaptation for live performance of Virginia Woolf's final novel Between the Acts and, with Dr Ataa Alsalloum of Liverpool's School of Architecture, an edited collection exploring aspects of intangible cultural heritage among migrant communities in the UK.
I teach on a wide range of both Irish studies and English modules, and convene modules on writing for radio, migrant writing, and twentieth-century and contemporary Irish writing. Like my research, my teaching tends to be interdisciplinary, combining my interests in literary criticism, theatre and performance studies, and history, and I encourage students to develop their own practical skills through creative critical assessment.
I am always on the look out for new ways to share my research with diverse audiences, both within and beyond the university. In 2008, I founded the production company Sidelong Glance: its mission is to turn academic research into widely accessible theatre, performance and documentary film. Sidelong Glance produced the short film series Whose History? for the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool in 2021; another of the company's productions, Wild Laughter, is a set text on undergraduate drama modules in English. In 2017, I was named an AHRC/BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker. Since then, I have written, presented and appeared on a number of BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4 programmes. I have also written for various newspapers, magazines and blogs, including Vogue, the Irish Times and HuffPost UK.
Within Liverpool's School of Histories, Languages and Cultures, I am the Deputy Academic Lead for Admissions and Widening Participation.
Lecturer in Conservation and Forestry, Bangor University
I am a conservation scientist, working across disciplines to understand the difficult trade-offs we negotiate in biodiversity and environmental conservation, with the aim of finding solutions that offer benefits for people, biodiversity and the wider environment.
I have led ecological field surveys to assess evidence trade-offs and win-wins for biodiversity, livelihoods and carbon in smallholder plantation landscapes in Southeast Asia, but also use a variety of economic and spatial modelling approaches to understand how land use change affects biodiversity, people and climate at larger scales.
Ayudante-Doctor en Facultad de Sociología, Universidade da Coruña
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Profesor Ayudante Doctor, Facultad de Sociología
Universidade da Coruña
Acreditado a Contratado Doctor por la ANECA
Doctor (PhD) en Antropología (UDC, España)
Magister en Migraciones Internacionales (UDC, España);
Licenciado en Sociología (UDC, España)
Líneas de investigación: Movilidad humana, fronteras, indigenismo, teoría del Estado, teoría decolonial, pensamiento crítico, metodología cualitativa.
- I+D+i Culturas emergentes de precariedad móvil en la GIG economy digital:
un estudio de caso sobre el sector de la comida a domicilio en España. REFERENCIA: PID2020-115170RB-I00. Desde 1 de septiembre 2021 (duración hasta 31 agosto 2024). Investigador principal: Maribel Casas Cortés. Financiado por Ministerio de Educación. Participación como grupo de trabajo.
- I+D+i “Hacia un curriculum sensible al género en la formación inicial del profesorado (SIMONE)”. Desde 6 de julio de 2022. Referencia PID2021-122206NB-I00. Desde Investigadora Principal María Ángeles Rebollo Catalán. Financiado por Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.
Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dr. Kontou is an assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on sustainable and electrified transportation systems planning and management. She received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida, her MSc from Virginia Tech, and a Diploma from the National Technical University of Athens. She was a postdoctoral research associate at the Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the City and Regional Planning Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member and the communications coordinator of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Committee on Alternative Fuels and Technologies (AMS40) and the Chair of TRB’s Young Members Coordinating Council. She is a 2023 NSF CAREER awardee, a 2022 Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Faculty Scholar, a 2021 US Frontiers of Engineering Invited Participant, and an iSEE Levenick Sustainability Teaching Fellow at the University of Illinois. She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Transportation Research Part D journal and an Early Career Advisory Board member of Transportation Research Part C journal and serves on the Steering Committee of the Illinois Alliance for Clean Transportation.
Educational Developer, Queen's University, Ontario
Eleftheria (Elita) is a clinical laboratory science professional. She has worked in research labs to develop new ways of diagnosing disease, and in hospital labs to conduct analyses and provide medical laboratory information that helps with disease prevention, monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. Eleftheria is also an educational developer focused on improving or developing existing programs and curricula, enhancing teaching and student learning, and researching theories and strategies related to teaching and learning. As an educator herself, she applies educational theories to teach her core discipline of chemistry, as well as teaching health professions educators about research in education.
Senior Lecturer In Media and Communication, University of Sussex
Eleftheria is a senior lecturer in media and communications whose research interests grow from the intersection of politics, economy and culture. Prior to joining Sussex, she was a Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Global Media and Democracy at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. She holds degrees in political science (BA, University of Crete) and media and communications (MSc, London School of Economics and PhD, Goldsmiths College), while she also has a PGCertHE (University of Sussex).
Eleftheria is the author of Coffee Activism and the Politics of Fair Trade and Ethical Consumption in the Global North (Palgrave, 2013) and Consumer Activism (Sage, 2022), as well as co-editor of Art, Law and Power (Counterpress, 2020).
Eleftheria has been superivising doctoral projects in humanitarian communication, markets and culture, anti-consumerism as well as advertising and the climate crisis. She is interested in supervising projects in consumer activism, communication for social change, branding and anti-branding, media activism and anti-austerity, popular communication and cultural politics.
Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Elek Pafka is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on the relationship between material density, urban form and the intensity of urban life, as well as methods of mapping the 'pulse' of the city. He has participated in research on transit orientated development, functional mix and high-density living.
Researcher, Flinders University
I am a Vertebrate Palaeontologist by training, specialising in Australian bird fossils from the recent past. My PhD research was on Pleistocene bird fossils from the Thylacoleo Caves beneath the Nullarbor Plain, and included the discovery of several new extinct species. These days I work primarily in conservation, where I try to prevent living species from becoming tomorrow's fossil species.
Senior lecturer in Law, Brunel University London
Senior Lecturer in Law at Brunel University London, researching on human rights law, digital regulation and the impact of AI and emerging technologies on human rights. Author of Judicial Convergence and Fragmentation in International Human Rights Law (Cambridge University Press, 2022).
Associate Professor in Organisational Behaviour, Queen Mary University of London
Elena is Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior at Queen Mary University of London, where she holds leadership roles as Research Impact Director and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity (CRED) in the School of Business and Management.
She is an expert on gender and ethnic diversity in leadership and on boards. Her research explores formal and informal aspects of career progression, leadership development, and board appointment processes, from a D&I perspective. Her work has been published in world-leading academic journals, including Harvard Business Review, Human Relations, The Leadership Quarterly, and Human Resources Management Journal.
Elena is passionate about using her research to support change and regularly collaborates with organizations and policymakers that seek to advance diversity in leadership, through advisory work and bespoke masterclasses. Her research informed the Davies and Hampton-Alexander reviews on women on UK boards.
Doctoranda FPU en el programa Estudios Artísticos, Literarios y de la Cultura de la UAM y profesora en el Grado de Lenguas Modernas, Cultura y Comunicación (UAM), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Graduada en Historia y Patrimonio (itinerario en Arte y Patrimonio) y en Humanidades: Estudios Interculturales (itinerario Filosofía de la Interculturalidad) por la Universitat Jaume I (Castellón), donde durante cuatro años trabajó con el Programa “Estudia e Investiga” en el Instituto de Estudios Feministas de la Universidad. Posteriormente, realizó el máster en Estudios Árabes e Islámicos Contemporáneos en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, mientras disfrutaba de la beca de Ayudas al Fomento de la Investigación de Máster de la misma Universidad con el objetivo de estudiar la memoria de la diáspora iraní a través de las viñetas de novelas gráficas autobiográficas de artistas exiliados. Disfrutó de una beca JAE de Introducción a la Investigación en el Instituto de Filosofía del CSIC en 2017. Becada en la Residencia de Estudiantes por el Ayuntamiento de Madrid en el curso 2018/2019. Actualmente se encuentra realizando su tesis doctoral con un contrato FPU en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. El proyecto tiene como título provisional «Identidad y memoria en la novela gráfica iraní en diáspora».
Associate Professor, University of Newcastle
I hold a Bachelor degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Theoretical Computer Science. I have worked extensively in STEM Education, including several Australia-wide research projects. I am currently engaged in several nation-wide projects focused on the use of technology for the learning of mathematics and teacher training and professional development. I am Deputy Head of the School of Education at the University of Newcastle and a member of the Teachers and Teaching Research Centre.
Post-doctorante, Centre d'études de l'emploi et du travail, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers (CNAM)
Doctoral candidate in sociology, University of Pennsylvania
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania and a 2021-2023 Institute of Education Sciences (IES) predoctoral fellow. I study how inequality shapes family relationships, educational trajectories, and young adult transitions.
MA student in Public Policy and Research Fellow, University of British Columbia
Elena is a First-Class graduate from the University of Oxford and a current student in the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs at the University of British Columbia. She has more than 3 years of experience working in the NGOs and the private sector as a sustainability consultant. She is a native Spanish and English speaker and is fluent in French and Italian. She has been the recipient of numerous merit-based scholarships and awards at both her academic institutions. She has worked in Europe, Africa and North America. Her research interests lie at the intersection between human rights and environmental governance.
Associate Professor of Classics and Digital Humanities, University of Florida
Professor Bozia studies linguistic and cultural diversity in Greco-Roman antiquity and its intersection with modern globalism. Founder of an international consortium for the digitization of historical artifacts, she promotes the collaboration between the humanities and the sciences. Bozia is also a pioneer in applying AI to the humanities. She has published widely and delivered talks on issues of identity, otherness, and belonging in literature and the digital preservation of world heritage.
Bozia has served as the Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Steering committee at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the co-Chair of the DEI in General Education Taskforce at the University of Florida.
An Associate Professor at the University of Florida, Bozia holds two doctoral degrees: a Ph.D. in Classical Studies (University of Florida, 2009) and a Dr. phil. in Digital Humanities (Universität Leipzig, 2018). Bozia also serves as the Associate Director of the Digital Epigraphy and Archaeology Project, which advances the 3D preservation of artifacts with funding from American and European governmental agencies. Her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and has been recognized with several awards, including the Young Researcher Scholarship from La Fondation Hardt in Geneva and the Mary A. Sollman Scholarship from the American Academy in Rome.
Research Associate, University of Portsmouth
Elhadj Bara Dème is an associate researcher at the University of Portsmouth, member of the Blue Governance Centre and coordinator of the GREPPAO project for management and resilience of small pelagic fisheries in West Africa, with financial support from the European Commission.
Dème specialised in fisheries resource management, ecosystem services assessment, and blue governance,
He has overseen multiple research initiatives in West Africa. These initiatives span a range of topics from fishery value chains to food security, and also address challenges associated with migratory fishing. He is the author of more than 40 journal articles and around 50 book chapters, research reports, consultancy reports, and so on.
Dème has research collaborations with other researchers across West Africa, France and Canada.
Eli Dourado is a research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and director of its Technology Policy Program. He specializes in Internet governance, intellectual property, cryptocurrency, Internet security, and the economics of technology. His popular writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Ars Technica, and Wired, among other outlets.
Dourado is a member of the State Department’s International Telecommunication Advisory Committee and has served on several U.S. delegations to UN treaty and policy conferences. In 2013, he won an IP3 award from Public Knowledge for the creation of WCITLeaks.org, a transparency website focused on the UN’s International Telecommunication Union.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Liverpool
I'm Elia Bottalico, post doc researcher at the University of Liverpool.
I'm an experimental physicist of the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab. As analyzer of this international collaboration, I'm in charge to study the anomalous precession frequency of the muon, in particular studying how the beam movement inside the storage ring affects the measured anomalous precession frequency.
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Essex
I lead the “Threat Lab”, a laboratory dedicated to the study of how people perceive negative valence information, how they interpret both physical (i.e. sensory) and psychological (i.e. symbolic) events as threatening. Some keywords of our projects are therefore "threat", "pain", "anxiety", "emotion", "attention". I am an expert in psychophysics and electroencephalography. My past research mostly concerned the study of nociceptive representation in the brain and the experience of pain. This is still an important current research line (Valentini et al., NeuroImage 2022) and is compounded by research into social and cognitive factors affecting chronic pain patients (Valentini et al. European Journal of Pain 2020). An important part of my work as researcher is also oriented towards contributing to a better understanding of cognitive/emotional mechanisms of people's relationship with the emerging awareness of the climate and ecological emergency.
Senior lecturer in politics, Aberystwyth University
Her main research interests are territorial politics and sub-state governance. She has published on the international relations of sub-state governments, inter-governmental relations, civil society and regional and minority language policy and planning. She is currently involved in an UK ESRC WISERD Civil Society funded research project on 'Everyday secessionism' and a James Madison Trust project on 'Assessing the UK’s new intergovernmental relations architecture post-Brexit'.
Professor of Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology, University of South Australia
Professor Hyppönen is the Director of the Australian Centre for Precision Health at the University of South Australia Cancer Research Institute. She was recruited to the University of South Australia as the Professor in Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology in 2013, following 12 years at the University College London, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (London, UK).
She also holds appointments as a Honorary Professor at the University College London, Senior Principal Research Fellow at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and as an Adjunct Professor in Epidemiology at the University of Tampere, Finland. Professor Hyppönen has an interdisciplinary academic background, with academic qualifications in epidemiology, medical statistics, nutrition and public health.
Professor Hyppönen has a H-factor of 67, having been cited over 17,000 times in the past five years only. She has authored more than 160 high-profile refereed publications and several book chapters. She leads the Nutritional and Genetic Epidemiology group which has a focus on using genetic tools to inform on dietary and lifestyle guidelines for optimal health. She has a long-term research interest in life-course and intergenerational epidemiology, and an extensive track record in gene and risk factor discovery. Her current interests are related to implementing phenomewide analyses and systems epidemiology approaches to establish effective strategies for disease prediction and prevention.
Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship, King's College London
Elisa Alt is Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship at King’s Business School, King’s College London. Elisa studies individual and organizational approaches to social intrapreneurship, with a focus on how individuals can become entrepreneurial change agents for positive social change. Her research has been published in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, and Journal of Management Studies, among other outlets. Before obtaining her PhD from the University of Seville in Spain, she worked as a creative in the advertising industry in Brazil.
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford
I work on behaviour change interventions that help people reduce their meat intake, both online and in the real world. I am interested in emotional processing of meat and other underlying mechanisms of how and why certain interventions work.
I completed an undergraduate degree in Biology at Humboldt University in Berlin, and a Master’s degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at Newcastle University. During my PhD in Psychology (University of Exeter), I investigated the role of disgust in meat avoidance.
Research Associate, University of Texas at Austin
Elisa V. Borah, MSW, PhD is a research associate at The University of Texas School of Social Work at Austin within the Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health. She is currently principal investigator of an Engagement Award from the Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute to develop a network of veteran spouses that facilitates their involvement in research related to veteran families. In 2015, Borah served as the lead evaluator of Texas' statewide veterans’ mental health services, specifically examining the Texas Military Veteran Peer Network. Borah co-chairs the annual Military Social Work conference at The University of Texas at Austin. From 2010-2014, Borah served as director of research at the Fort Hood clinic of the Department of Defense-funded STRONG STAR PSD Research Consortium, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Borah continues to study how to improve veterans and their families' access to evidence-based behavioral health treatments in community mental health settings.
I am currently an assistant professor at Copenhagen Business School, that I joined in October 2021, after obtaining my PhD degree in management science at ESCP Business School in management sciences. My research develops around two streams. One stream focuses on the organizing mechanisms of internet platforms and social media, and the mechanisms by which cross-platform organizations emerge, such as social movements, that I studied through the case of QAnon, the conspiratorial social movement. Another stream is interested in the manner by which artificial intelligence (AI) shapes organizations and society, focusing specifically on the socio-technical imaginaries of AI.
Originally, I a trained engineer, I hold a master degree (2013) from a French Grande École, ENSIMAG, and carried my last year at Imperial College (mathematics department). During my studies, I carried two research internships, one at INRIA in bioinformatics (4 months), and one at Imperial Colleger in the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department in theoretical machine learning (6 months).
From 2013 until 2017 I worked in industry as a data scientist and a quantitative analyst.
FluxLab Researcher, St. Francis Xavier University
Library Director and Associate Professor, Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Dr. Elisha Chiware is the Director of Cape Peninsula University of Technology Libraries in Cape Town, South Africa. Elisha has also served as the Secretary of IATUL (International Association of University Libraries Board). Dr. Chiware has worked in libraries and LIS schools in Namibia, Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He has also worked as an international information management consultant – establishing trade information centres in the East, South and Central African regions.
He holds a BA (Economics and Political Science) from the University of Zimbabwe, a Master of Library Science from Indiana University (Bloomington) and DPhil Information Science from the University of Pretoria.
Senior Research Officer and Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist, Murdoch Children's Research Institute
Dr Elisha Josev is a Senior Research Officer at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. She is also a practicing Paediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist. Dr Josev has a special interest in the neuropsychological and neurological effects of disruption to normal brain development, and the impact of chronic health conditions on adolescent brain functioning and behaviour. She currently coordinates the Paediatric Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Research Program at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
Research fellow, Centre for Social Research, University of Malawi
Elita Chamdimba is a Sociologist / Social Work expert who since 2018, has been a Research Fellow at the University of Malawi’s Centre for Social Research (CSR). Elita is currently studying for her PhD in Social Work at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. She’s also the founder and former director (2014 - 2022) of Little Big Prints, a youth organization in Zomba (southern Malawi) equipping and supporting adolescent girls in rural secondary schools.
Elita's work and research interests focus on the lived experiences of adolescents on the margin (such as adolescents with albinism, adolescent mothers and girls in chid marriage in Malawi). She has applied participatory approaches for exploring adolescent's sense of belonging, social connectedness and identity. Elita’s areas of expertise expand to girls’ education, youth at risk, and intra-household power dynamics.
Professor of Psychology, Amherst College
I received my Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University in 1973. I joined the faculty at Amherst College in 1975 where I am currently the Clarence Francis (1910) Professor in Social Sciences (Psychology). For my first 20 years at Amherst College, my research interests focused on gender and communication. I authored Men and Women in Interaction: Reconsidering the Differences (Oxford University Press, 1996). My research interests shifted to issues of race and class. I carried out 12-year interview study of affluent Black, affluent white, lower-income Black, and lower-income white students of Amherst College looking at the challenges they faced on campus due to their race and class and what they learned from the race and class diversity in the student body. I completed two books about their college experiences and learning: Race and Class Matters at an Elite College (Temple University Press, 2008) and Speaking of Race and Class: The Student Experience at an Elite College (Temple University Press, 2013). I did follow-up interviews with the participants at age 30 examining participants' reflections on what they learned from exposure to race and class diversity during college and how that learning has impacted their lives. My new book, The Impact of College Diversity: Struggles and Successes at Age 30 will be published by Temple University Press in April, 2023.
Dr. Elizabeth Basha, a graduate of both Pacific and MIT, joined the Pacific faculty in Fall 2010. Professor Basha recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award for a project in collaboration with the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The three-year grant will investigate the use of aerial robotics to wirelessly transfer power to maintain sensor network systems. This project builds the power transfer system, develops algorithms for selecting nodes to recharge on both the UAV and sensor network side, and extends power management solutions on the sensor networks.UAV - Bridge
This research introduces novel recharging systems and algorithms to supplement existing systems and lead to autonomous, sustainable energy management on sensor networks. Applications such as bridge fault detection that rely on sensor networks operating away from buildings often lack energy for long-term monitoring. In these scenarios, traditional recharging methods (e.g. solar panels) are unavailable or cannot provide sufficient energy (e.g. at night).
Dr. Basha has also created a new graduate course in robotics that began in Spring 2013, along with an undergraduate version that launched in Spring 2014. This three-year grant has also supported our Masters Program with MSES students contributing to the research as well as completing thesis on this project. Interested undergraduate students have also been able to contribute to the research on this project.
Senior Scientist, Natural Resources and Resilience Unit, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Elizabeth Bryan is a Senior Scientist at the International Food Policy Research Institute, where she conducts policy-relevant research on gender, sustainable agricultural production, climate-smart agriculture, small-scale irrigation and natural resource management using mixed methods. She has considerable experience integrating gender into large, interdisciplinary research programs involving multiple CGIAR centers and other partners. Bryan is skilled at analyzing quantitative and qualitative data for gender research, has published numerous articles based on her work and regularly presents research results to diverse audiences, including at policy workshops, trainings and international conferences. She holds doctorate in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Hohenheim, an M.A. in Development Economics from American University, and a B.A. from Wagner College.
Elizabeth Spencer, BS, MCRP, JD, PhD, is a lawyer and urban and regional planner. Having served in academic and managerial positions at Southern Methodist, Bond, Australian Catholic, James Cook and Charles Darwin Universities, she currently serves as Professor of Law with Charles Darwin University and Adjunct Professor with James Cook University. She has taught across the law curriculum; her subject areas include contracts; torts; corporations; business law; international trade law; Australian legal system; legal research, writing and analysis; competition law; and commercial regulation. A member of the Texas State Bar since 1997, Liz practiced law in the United States before moving to The Netherlands, where she worked as a managing editor for Kluwer Law International and at the International Court of Justice. Liz has professional experience in the private and not-for-profit sectors in Australia, the US, Europe and SE Asia. She also has formal training and experience in facilitation, negotiation and mediation.
Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, University of Liverpool