Senior Lecturer, School of Design and the Built Environment, Curtin University
Francesca Perugia is an early career housing researcher with extensive knowledge of the housing sector in Australia and internationally. In her academic work, Francesca brings the knowledge and leadership skills gained through research and advocacy in the not-for-profit sectors at a European level, the professional knowledge of the construction industry, and a deep understanding of institutional and governmental processes, ethic, directions, and priorities relative to policy development and delivery of complex affordable housing projects.
Professor of Demography, Bocconi University
I am Professor of Demography and Rector of Bocconi University, Milan. Previously, I worked at the University of Oxford (Department of Sociology, where I also served as Head of Department) and Nuffield College (where he was a Professorial Fellow), and at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (Head of the Independent Research Group on the Demography of Early Adulthood). I also served as President and Secretary-General/Treasurer of the European Association for Population Studies, and I received the 'Clogg Award' from the Population Association of America in 2012. I am a Fellow of the British Academy, and an affiliate of the Population Studies Center, University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Lecturer in Financial Law, Brunel University London
Dr Francesco De Pascalis joined Brunel Law School in 2017. Before that, he worked as a research fellow at the 'Chair for Law and Finance' held by Professor Kern Alexander at the University of Zurich, which he joined in 2013. He has also taught, as external lecturer, at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS), University of London. He qualified as a Solicitor in Italy in 2008.
Dr De Pascalis currently holds external examiner positions at the University of Glasgow-Law School. Dr De Pascalis's research interests include banking and finance law, financial regulation, digital finance and technology, and sustainable finance.
His monograph Credit Ratings and Market Over-reliance: An International Legal Analysis (Brill-Nijoff 2017) is the first book analysing, from a legal perspective, the phenomenon of investors' over-reliance on external credit ratings and providing a critical assessment of the post-crisis regulatory strategies to tackle the phenomenon in question.
At present, Dr De Pascalis is working on two book projects: Open Banking: Global Development and Regulation (forthcoming Routledge 2023) in co-authorship with Dr Monomita Nandy (Brunel Business School) and Dr Alan Brener (UCL), which will be part of the Routledge International Studies in Money and Banking series'; and Principles of Law and Finance (forthcoming Edward Elgar 2026).
Senior Lecturer in Art History, University of Sussex
Dr Francesco Ventrella holds degrees in Art History from ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome (BA, MA) and the University of Leeds (PhD). In 2006 he was Visiting Fellow at the CentreCATH, University of Leeds and received a British Academy and Accademia dei Lincei Postgraduate Research Bursary in 2007. After first joining the Department of Art History at Sussex in 2012, Francesco was awarded a Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship (2013-2016) and has been the recepient of the Paul Mellon Rome Fellowship at the British School at Rome (Spring 2019).
Francesco was a member of the ‘Writing Art History’ Research Forum at the Courtauld Institute (2007-10), and has served in the Humanities panel for the British Council and the Newton Fund. A former editor of parallax (2008-2011), he is now a member of the editorial board of Art History.
Francesco is affiliated with the Centre for the Study of Sexual Dissidence: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/research/centres/centre-for-study-of-sexual-dissidence/about/people
Research Group Leader, Institute for Tropical Medicine , University of Tübingen
Francine Ntoumi is Founder, Chair and Executive Director of the Congolese Foundation for Medical Research, Republic of Congo, lecturer in Immunology at the University Marien Ngouabi, Republic of Congo, and Research Group Leader at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She is a member of several scientific committees and international scientific networks in Africa and Europe and serves as a reviewer for a number of leading scientific journals. Her main area of research is malaria, and throughout her career she has trained African scientists of various nationalities in disciplines such as immunology and molecular epidemiology.
After graduating in Physics at Oxford, I switched to economics with an MSc at the London School of Economics, before writing my PhD thesis on the theory of saving at Birkbeck College. I began my career at the age of 22 at Kingston Polytechnic. After spells at the Universities of Massachusetts, Leicester, Leeds and Kent, I moved to the LLAKES research centre at the Institute in April 2010.
My general interests lie in labour economics, education and political economy. I maintain an interdisciplinary approach in both research and teaching. My research covers three overlapping areas: skill formation in schools and workplaces, the role of unions, and the analysis of job quality.
PhD Candidate, Politics and International Security, University of Waikato
I obtained my Bachelors degree in Political Science (First Class Hons) from the University of Nigeria. I subsequently obtained my Masters Degree (Terrorism, Intelligence and Security Studies) at the University of Salford in the United Kingdom and I am currently a PhD Candidate (International Relations and Security Studies), University of Waikato.
I have been a Sessional Assistant at the University of Waikato (taking modules in International Relations and International Security). I also functioned in this capacity at the University of Salford in the UK. After my Msc, I was an Assistant Lecturer of International Relations at the Federal University Lafia briefly for two years. Prior to this, I was a Sessional Assistant at the University of Calabar and University of Nigeria respectively.
Professor of Apiculture, University of Sussex
My research is focused on social insects, honey bees, beekeeping, honey bee breeding and diseases, animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, bee foraging ecology, bee conservation, and social evolution. I have considerable practical experience with honey bees having kept them in several countries and owned up to 180 bee hives when I lived in California. I am head of the Laboratory Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex. I am also involved with outreach/extension to beekeepers and others, and with undergraduate teaching and the supervision of graduate students.
Google Scholar page "Francis Ratnieks" https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=mF4l2Z0AAAAJ&hl=en
LASI website http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lasi/
LASI You Tube channel "LASI Bee Research & Outreach" https://www.youtube.com/user/LASIbeeResearch
Research Associate, Centre for the Study of African Economies, University of Oxford
I was a Deputy Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) at the University of Oxford from 1996 to 2012. I am now a research associate of the Centre continuing to work on labour markets and firms in sub-Saharan Africa. Before joining the Centre in 1991 I held positions in Tanzania at the Tanzania Investment Bank, in the UK at the National Institute of Economics and Social Research and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and in Australia at the Bureau of Agricultural Economics and the Australian National University.I am currently working on projects studying the evolution of firms in Africa, the productivity of agriculture and the links between skills, employment and incomes in African labour markets.
Research Professor, University of the Sunshine Coast
F.E. “Jack” Putz is a newly appointed research professor at UniSC in the Forest Research Institute. Before joining UniSC he was on the faculty at the University of Florida (UF) where he taught 3 undergraduate and graduate-level courses per year, for which he received numerous teaching awards, and advised more than 50 post-graduate students. Before UF he received his PhD from Cornell University and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia and a high-school biology teacher in Wisconsin. His research focuses on tropical forest conservation through improved management but he’s ventured into other fields including biomechanics, ethnobotany, ecophysiology, and fire ecology; based on his publications, he’s ranked among the world’s top five forestry researchers. In his spare time, he’s surfing and working on a South American prequel to his steamy jungle novel, Borneo Dammed, published under the nom de plume of Juan Camilo Moro.
Assistant lecturer, SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies
Francis Kofi Essel is a faculty member at SD Dombo University of Business and Integrated Development Studies-Wa, Ghana. He is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management. He holds a Master of Philosophy in Hospitality Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, both from the University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast-Ghana. He is a Certified Tour Guide with 9 years of experience in Tour Guiding and an intimate knowledge of Ghana's tourism sites. He is a proud member of Tour Guides Association of Ghana. He also has hands-on-training in Hotel Management. Aside from tourism and hospitality, Essel researches black history and contemporary forms of slavery. His current research focus is on the Cape Coast slave dungeons.
Ph.D. Candidate in Rural Sociology & International Agriculture and Development, Penn State
I am a Ph.D. student in Rural Sociology and International Agriculture and Development. My research interests include international rural social change, migration, and international development, with a focus on the intersection of gender, agriculture, and food systems.
Principal Investigator in Agro-ecology and sustainable intensification research unit, Cirad
Sustainable intensification of family farms in the Global South: technical issues at field to farm level and consequences for policy design, with focus at semi-arid to subhumid environments. Integrated assessment of sustainability in agriculture. Cropping and Farming Systems modelling.
Reader in Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Central Lancashire
François is a media innovation specialist with wide international experience who teaches across a range of practical and theoretical journalism courses, as well as supervising PhD studies on topics related to innovation and sustainability. A National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, he is on the leadership team of the UCLan Research Centre for Digital Life and a member of the Media Innovation Studio.
Directeur de recherches émérite en génétique statistique, Inserm
Françoise Clerget-Darpoux a consacré ses recherches à l’identification des facteurs génétiques impliqués dans les maladies humaines. Elle a notamment développé des méthodes d’analyse appliquées aux maladies neurologiques et auto-immunes.
Assistant Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Illinois at Chicago
I am a Medical Doctor specializing in Pediatrics, Cardiac Imaging, and Cardiology. I am also very excited to share the importance of science literacy with the American public.
Adjunct Lecturer in the International Studies Program, Boston College
Frank O’Donnell is a Nonresident Fellow in the South Asia Program at the Stimson Center and incoming adjunct lecturer in the International Studies Program at Boston College. He was previously a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with the Rising Power Alliances research project at The Fletcher School at Tufts University. His research focuses on political and security developments in southern Asia, and international governance of emerging and strategic technologies. He has published on these themes in several journals, including Asian Security, Asian Survey, Comparative Strategy, Contemporary Security Policy, International Affairs, Nonproliferation Review, Orbis and Survival. He is the co-author of India and Nuclear Asia: Forces, Doctrines, and Dangers (with Yogesh Joshi, 2018).
I am a glacial geophysicist with expertise in remote sensing. Specifically, my research aims to unravel the key ice, ocean and atmosphere interactions responsible for controlling the pronounced deterioration of the world’s ice sheets and glaciers since the beginning of the observational era (c. 1960). To do this, I utilise a suite of cutting-edge satellite and airborne geophysical imaging techniques, ocean and atmosphere model outputs and data collected in the field (on ice or by boat).
My current research is supported by The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. At Cambridge, in addition to supporting Part 1A teaching at Jesus College, he contributes to the MPhil in Polar Studies degree programme offered by the Scott Polar Research Institute, and lectures on topics pertaining to the remote sensing of the cryosphere.
I gained my MA (First Class Hons) degree in Geography from University of Aberdeen in 2014 and, following a brief interlude in industry, later obtained my PhD degree in Atmospheric and Environmental Science from the University of Edinburgh in 2018.
I am a Fellow of The Geological Society of London, and have recently published research in a selection of world-leading journals including Science and Geophysical Research Letters, and frequently acts as a reviewer for these journals and more. My work has also recently been cited in several high-profile Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publications including, most notably, the IPCC’s ‘Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis’ (The Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report).
PhD Candidate, Mental Health, Sophiahemmet University
I am a PhD student and licensed psychologist at Sophiahemmet University, focusing on risk factors of mental health problems among university students.
Professor, Curtin University
Fred Jourdan is a professor and geochronologist / geochemist in the School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, at Curtin University, Australia. Since 2007, he is the director and primary user of the Western Australian Argon Isotope Facility (part of the John de Laeter Center) dedicated to 40Ar/39Ar geochronology. His research focuses on the application and development of the argon geochronometer to understand (1) the role of volcanism on past climate changes, and (2) the evolution of the volcanism and impact process on Earth and throughout the solar system. He is the unit coordinator of Dynamic Earth where he teaches Geology to large cohorts of first year students. He is passionate about teaching and uses a relax, yet engaging approach to learning where he applies flip and micro-flip pedagogy techniques. He is committed to actively transmit his passion for science to the public through school visits, radio interviews and news articles as well as leading the Geooutreach group at Curtin University. He is devoted to help his discipline flourish in his role of Discipline Lead.
Professor of Computer Science, UMass Lowell
I am Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Undergraduate Studies at UMass Lowell.
I am interested in a collection of themes around what I call “Engaging Computing”:
- Engaged computing means computational processes that are engaged with the world—think embedded systems. I’m creating computationally-active, physical-media design environments for an unusual set of users, including children, artists, and other non-engineers.
- Engaging computing means the design processes that people use when they are creating, building, and debugging. I’m specifically interested in environments that allow people to perform ultra-rapid prototyping, to exploring their ideas by implementing them immediately, getting feedback from seeing them in action, and then iterating, repeating the process. A negotiational process rather than a planned one.
I am also working on building novel tools and approaches for student to gain fluency with data.
We’ve built the iSENSE collaborative data visualization platform, and a build of MIT App Inventor with extensions for publishing data to iSENSE.
We are also working on CS Pathways, to integrate computer science into middle schools based on kids building apps for social good.
Distinguished Research Professor of Microbiology, University of Dayton
Dr. Tenover has had a long-standing interest in clinical microbiology, mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance and development of rapid diagnostic methods for infectious diseases. After undergraduate studies at the University of Dayton, he completed his Masters and Ph.D. in Medical Microbiology at the University of Rochester and undertook Post Doctoral studies in Clinical Microbiology and Public Health at the University of Washington in Seattle.
He served as Associate Chief of Microbiology at the Seattle Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington from 1982-90. In 1983, Dr. Tenover took a leave of absence from the Seattle VA Medical Center to work in Ismailia, Egypt, to help establish a clinical microbiology laboratory at Suez Canal University to support their medical school. In 1986, he took another leave of absence to work on rapid diagnostic DNA probes for infectious diseases at the Armed Forces Research Institute for Medical Sciences in Bangkok, Thailand. In 1990, he joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and served for 18 years as Associate Director for Laboratory Science in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion and then as Director of the Office of Antimicrobial Resistance. He also served as Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.
He joined Cepheid, a molecular diagnostics company based in Silicon Valley in California in 2008 as Head of Scientific Affairs. Over the next 14 years, he contributed to the development of over 20 PCR-based diagnostic tests for infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. During this time, he also served as Consulting Professor of Pathology at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he worked collaboratively with several Stanford faculty members on studies of antimicrobial resistance and the development of rapid diagnostic tests for viral diseases. In 2023, he returned to the University of Dayton as Distinguished Research Professor of Microbiology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the International Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.
Dr. Tenover received the John E. Dlugos, Jr. Memorial Award of Excellence in Biology from the University of Dayton, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Biomedical Scientist, the National Center for Infectious Diseases Recognition Award for Public Health Research and Service, the Becton Dickinson Award for Outstanding Research in Clinical Microbiology from the American Society for Microbiology, the Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Dayton and Lifetime achievement awards from the Illinois Society for Microbiology and from the Danaher Corporation, the parent company of Cepheid. He has authored over 350 peer-reviewed publications and edited 11 books.
Directeur de l'EDHEC Infrastructure Institute, EDHEC Business School
Frederic Blanc-Brude, Ph. D., est directeur de l'EDHEC Infrastructure Institute et de l'EDHEC Asie-Pacifique. Il est titulaire d'un doctorat en finance (King's College London) et titulaire d'un diplôme de la London School of Economics, de la Sorbonne et de Sciences Po Paris. Il représente également l'EDHEC Business School au Conseil consultatif du Fonds mondial pour les infrastructures de la Banque mondiale.
Dr. Lemieux joined the George Washington University in 2006 and he is jointly appointed at the Department of Sociology and the College of Professional Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Montreal in 2002. Dr. Lemieux’s research has focused on policing, homeland security, and cybersecurity. He is currently conducting studies on cyber defense and intelligence sharing on cyber threats. Dr. Lemieux has also published various journal articles examining crime control during major disasters, counter-terrorism, intelligence agencies, and police cooperation. He has published six books; Militarization of the Police Apparatus (2005), Norms and Practices in Criminal Intelligence (2006), Homeland Security Handbook (2007), International Police Cooperation (2010, Crime During Disasters (2010), Economic Development, Crime, and Policing (2014). He is currently working on a new book on Strategic Cyber Operations to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.
Lecturer in Law, Cardiff University
Dr Cram is Lecturer in Law at the School of Law and Politics and Director of the Centre for Crime, Law and Justice at Cardiff University. His research interests are in the fields of policing, offender management, criminological theory, procedural justice, and legitimacy. Dr Cram has authored a number of significant Integrated Offender Management (IOM)-focused publications, including his most recent book: Integrated Offender Management and the Policing of Prolific Offenders (Routledge, 2023). His current work on IOM involves a Ministry of Justice funded national evaluation of the implementation of new arrangements introduced under the 2021 'Refresh’ of IOM.
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Washington
Dr. Rivara served as founding director of the Harborview Injury and Research Center in Seattle for 13 years, founding president of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention, and his contributions to the field of injury control have spanned 30 years. He has received numerous honors including the Charles C. Shepard Science Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Public Health Association, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section Distinguished Career Award, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Injury and Poison Prevention, Physician Achievement Award, and the UW School of Public Health Distinguished Alumni Award. Rivara was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2005. Rivara is also a founding board member of the Washington State Academy of Science. He was one of the editors of WHO's report, World Report on Child Injury.
Assistant Professor (Internal Medicine, Kidney Transplantation & Nephrology), Erasmus University Medical Center
Frederike Ambagtsheer, PhD, is a criminologist and organ trafficking researcher based at Erasmus MC Transplant Institute, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Department of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
She has a MSc in Criminology, a LL.M. in Public International Law and obtained her PhD (cum laude) on the Organ Trade in 2017. She initiated/coordinated the HOTT Project (2012-2016) and is the recipient of a Veni grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) for the project, 'Organs as a Gateway to Europe: studying kidney sales among migrants entering the EU' (2021-2025).
Lecturer in Accounting & Finance, University of Stirling
My research interests are motivated and driven by professional and personal experiences in accounting and finance and are grounded in the areas of Personal Finance and Financial Reporting. In relation to personal finance, my research interests focus on risk tolerance and investor characteristics; investment strategies and portfolio performance; and financial literacy. Whereas, my research interests in financial reporting mainly target public sector entities; voluntary and mandatory disclosures in annual reports.
PhD Candidate, Griffith University
Freya Langley is a writer and PhD candidate at Griffith University. Her doctoral research focuses on women and gender diverse people's participation and experiences in the Australian music scene, with a view to addressing chronic gender inequality in these spaces from a grassroots perspective.
PhD candidate, University of Adelaide
Freyja Watters is a PhD student exploring the global wildlife trade
Research Associate, Indaba Agricultural Policy Research Institute (IAPRI)
Fwasa Singogo is an economist with several years of research experience in development economics, agricultural policy analysis and economic theory. He is a research associate at Indaba Agricultural Policy Research (IAPRI) in Zambia. He previously worked as a Research Associate at the University of Namibia from 2018. His publications include a book entitled African Gold: Production, Trade and Economic Development and several peer-reviewed journal articles, some of which include: The ASGM sector in Africa – A child of misery and desperation?; Illicit Financial Flows, Theft and Gold Smuggling in Africa; Structural Changes of the 21st Century and their Impact on the Gold Price; Trade and Smuggling of African Gold to UAE: the Cases of Libya and Sudan; Gold, Economic Transformation and Regional Integration in Africa; and Determinants of Per Capita Alcohol Consumption in Africa: A cross-section Approach. Some of his work can be found here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Fwasa-Singogo-2