Associate Professor, SUNY Old Westbury
Jacob Heller is an Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at SUNY Old Westbury. In 2008 he published The Vaccine Narrative with Vanderbilt University Press, where he looked at Rubella as one of four cases in American medical history. He is currently continuing his research on rumors and attitudes towards HIV/AIDS to include non-American populations, early findings of which were published in the Journal of American Public Health in January 2015.
Jacqueline is currently a lecturer in Animal Science at Nottingham Trent University, with a passion for domestic species, notably dogs and horses. Her academic and research interests are broad ranging, from the molecular biology of parasitic nematodes to the genetic basis of cryptobiosis and jump kinematics in agility dogs. Jacqueline is very much an academic practitioner and recognises the value of science that has direct application and potential to improve animal health and welfare.
Associate Research Scholar, Center for Sustainable Urban Development, Columbia University
Jacqueline Klopp is an Associate Research Scholar at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia University and a Research Associate at the University of Nairobi Institute for Development Studies, Previously, she taught the politics of development at the School of International and Public Affairs for many years. A political scientist by training, her work focuses on the political processes around land-use, transportation, violence, displacement and planning in African cities. Klopp is the author of articles for Africa Today, African Studies Review, African Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, Comparative Politics, Forced Migration Review, Urban Forum, World Policy Review among others.
Recently, she has been experimenting with creative urban mapping projects for both analysis and advocacy and is a founding member of the DigitalMatatus consortium which has produced the first open transit data and public transit map for Nairobi's quasi-formal "matatu" transit system. She helped start the blogs CairofromBelow and nairobiplanninginnovations.com to provide more grounded and open urban information to citizens. She is also a founder and Board member of the Internal Displacement Policy and Advocacy Center (IDPAC) based in Nakuru, Kenya. She is currently writing a book on the politics of planning in Nairobi.
Klopp received her B.A. from Harvard University in Physics and her Ph.D. in Political Science from McGill University.
Jagdeesh Prakasam is Co -Chief Investment Officer for Rotella Capital Management and oversees the investment process for the firm’s publicly offered programs. He also focuses on the exploration of future research initiatives directly benefitting the firm’s core programs. Mr. Prakasam has been managing various proprietary portfolios as Portfolio Manager since early 2007. The holding period of the trades in these portfolios range from intraday to intermediate term across both futures and equities spaces. Mr. Prakasam joined Rotella Capital Management, Inc. (RCM) in 2003 as a Researcher primarily focused on supporting the research efforts in portfolio construction, risk management, and overlay strategies for RCM’s core trading strategies. He graduated from Dharmsinh Desai Institute of Technology, Gujarat, India with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering in 2001 and received a Master of Science degree in Finance from the Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in 2003. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designee since November 2007.
Jaime Luque joined the Wisconsin School of Business as assistant professor in the Department of Real Estate and Urban Land Economics in September 2012. Jaime has previously taught at the Department of Economics at the Carlos III University of Madrid.
Jaime’s main academic research focuses on mortgages and securities lending. He also has some work on regional and urban economics. Jaime’s research has been published in journals such as Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, and Regional Science and Urban Economics. He has also written opinion pieces for the Financial Times, Expansion and La Repubblica, as well as for the Vox.eu and Eurointelligence economics op-ed sites.
Professor Luque's teaching specializations include real estate finance and urban economics. He has recently published the textbook "Urban Land Economics" with Springer International Publisher, an initiative that involved the participation of numerous students from the Real Estate program at the Wisconsin School of Business.
James is a PhD student at Queen Mary University of London. He is interested in conservation and population genetics with a focus on woody plants. His current research seeks to understand the decline of Dwarf Birch in the Scottish Highlands due to habitat fragmentation, climate change and population genetic processes.
James also has extensive field experience on biodiversity research expeditions around the world, from the deserts of Arabia, to the Amazon rainforests. He founded the social enterprise Discover Conservation, and is passionate about citizen science and public engagement. James also speaks regularly to a variety of audiences across the UK.
For more information, please visit www.jamesborrell.com
Senior Research Associate (Psychology), Lancaster University
At the broadest level, my research is concerned with the cognitive and cultural factors that inform how human beings think about, create and communicate representations. In this regard, it cuts across both the humanities and the social sciences. Methodologically, I am very interested in how quantitative and experimental methods can be applied to qualitative cultural and linguistic data (and particularly to 'big' data). To date, I have published on a wide variety of subjects, including experimental psychology, literary studies, anthropology, cultural studies, mythology, social media and linguistics.
I have graduate degrees in discourse linguistics, literary studies and philosophy; I have also held competitively awarded fellowships in the form of a Junior Research Fellowship (Linacre College, Oxford) and a Marie Curie Fellowship (Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford).
Research interests include the application of geodesy to the mitigation of natural hazards, volcanic, tectonic, oceanographic and meteorological processes, and the impact and mitigation of the atmosphere on space geodetic measurements.
James Henderson has been analysing the Russian oil and gas industry for the past 20 years. Having been Head of Energy for Wood Mackenzie Consultants in the mid-1990s he moved to Moscow as Head of Oil & Gas Research for Renaissance Capital in 1997, and in 1999 became Head of Equity Research. Having returned to the UK in 2002 he became Head of Russia at Lambert Energy Advisory while also studying for his doctoral thesis on partnership in the Russian oil and gas industry at the University of London, which he completed in 2010. He then became a Senior Research Fellow at OIES contributing to the work of the Gas and Oil programmes, mainly covering Russia and the CIS but also contributing research on various global gas issues. His recent publications include analysis of potential North American gas exports and changes in the domestic Russian gas market, while research in progress includes a working paper on Australian LNG prospects and a book on the Russian Gas Matrix (edited with Simon Pirani) to be published by OIES in 2014.
Research Fellow in Clinical Psychology, The University of Queensland
I received my PhD in the field of clinical psychology from The University of Queensland. My PhD involved developing and evaluating a new version of the Triple P-Positive Parenting Program for grandparents. My research is now focused on examining the role of mindfulness and compassion in enhancing nurturing family environments.
I am also a Clinical Psychologist and work in private practice at Psychology Consultants where I practice compassion focused therapy.
James Knowles specialises in early modern literature and culture (1500-1700) and has published widely on early modern drama especially Jonson, Marlowe, Marston, Middleton, and Shakespeare. He is an internationally recognised expert on the court masque and civic pageantry and has written on literary and cultural geographies, orientalism, patronage and collecting, manliness and sexuality, verse libel and manuscript culture. He also retains a wider interest in gender, sexualities, and book culture including modern and contemporary gay writing and queer theory.
Renaissance literature and culture, esp the court masque and civic pageantry, city comedy, revenge and political drama
Caroline and civil war writing
Literary and cultural geographies and orientalism, early modern Irish and Scottish cultures
Patronage and collecting, esp libraries
Manliness, sexualities and book culture including modern and contemporary gay writing and queer theory
Book and manuscript culture, verse libels and literary circulations, censorship, and textual editing
James Laurenceson is currently Deputy Director and Professor at the Australia-China Relations Institute (UTS), University of Technology, Sydney. He has previously held appointment at the University of Queensland, Shandong University (China) and Shimonoseki City University (Japan).
His research focuses exclusively on the Chinese economy and has been published in international, peer-reviewed journals such as China Economic Review, China Economic Journal, Journal of Chinese Economics and Business Studies and China and World Economy.
The Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology, Sydney, was launched by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in May 2014. The Director is former Foreign Minister Bob Carr. The aim of ACRI is to illuminate the bilateral relationship across political, economic, cultural and other dimensions.
Associate Professor in Mathematical Biology, University of Melbourne
James McCaw is a mathematical biologist and epidemiologist and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2011 – 15) at the University of Melbourne. After obtaining a PhD in theoretical physics in 2005, he turned his interests to a recognised needs area in Australia – mathematical modelling of infectious diseases to inform public health policy. He now holds a teaching and research position split between the School of Mathematics & Statistics and the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health. He also holds an honorary appointment at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. James’ interests range from the application of mathematics to problems in basic biology through to multi-scale integrated health policy analyses.
James Mehigan is a lecturer in criminology at the Open University and a barrister at Garden Court Chambers.
As a lecturer his research interests include policing, prisons, human rights and criminal law. As a barrister he has acted in numerous high profile appeals and inquests and specialises in criminal defence, prison law, inquests and human rights. He is called to the bars of England & Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland.
He is a trustee of the UK branch of Front Line Defenders, a NGO that focuses on the protection of human rights defenders at risk around the world.
James is a former member of the Independent Monitoring Board at Pentonville Prison.
James Morley is a Professor of Economics and the Associate Dean (Research) of the Business School at the University of New South Wales. He received his PhD from the University of Washington in 1999. Before moving to Australia in 2010, he was a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis (1999-2010) and a Research Fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (2004-2010). He has worked regularly with the forecasting firm Macroeconomic Advisers and has held a number of visiting positions, including at the Bank of Canada, Bank Negara Malaysia, and the Bank for International Settlements Asian Office in Hong Kong. He recently served as the President of the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics (2011-2014) and is a founding member of the Shadow RBA Board (2011-), an Academic Fellow at the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (2014-), and Co-Editor of The Economic Record (2015-). His research has been published in many top academic journals and focuses on the empirical analysis of business cycles, stabilization policy, and sources of persistent changes in macroeconomic and financial variables.
James N. Friedman is Chief Business Development Officer and has been with FX Bridge since 2002. Mr. Friedman is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in business management. He brings technology and marketing experience from Digital Equipment Corp., Software AG, and SBC Communications. In addition, he has held NASD Series 3 and Series 30 licenses with National Futures Association in United States.
Professor of History, University of Washington
James Gregory is a Professor of History and former Harry Bridges Chair of Labor Studies at the University of Washington. His research and teaching center on these aspects of 20th century United States history: (1) labor history, particularly the history of American radicalism; (2) regionalism, both the West and the South; (3) race and civil rights history; (4) migration, especially inside the United States.
His prize-winning books include "The Southern Diaspora: How The Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America" and "American Exodus: The Dust Bowl Migration and Okie Culture in California"
His current work explores the political geography of the American Left and includes the online Mapping American Social Movements project http://depts.washington.edu/moves/
In addition, he is active in the field of digital and public history, directing a set of online projects focused on the labor and civil rights history of the Pacific Northwest. http://depts.washington.edu/labhist/
He currently serves as president of the Labor and Working Class History Association.
I am interested in racism, especially antisemitism and Islamophobia; Empire; and the genealogy of global politics. My research focuses on European ideas of the Jew, the Arab, and the West; post-secularism; British and French colonialism in the Jewish and Middle Eastern worlds; the First World War and its afterlives; the Zionist-Palestinian conflict; the League of Nations Mandate system; the West and the Middle East relationship; and the political public sphere in the colonial world after 1914.
My first book, The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance, 1914-1918 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), was a new history of the Balfour Declaration. Placing the Declaration within the wider story of the global politics of race and nationalism in the Great War, the book put forward a new interpretation of its origins, purpose and significance.
I am currently writing a biography of the idea of the Middle East, for which I was awarded an Early Career Fellowship by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. With Ben Gidley (COMPAS, Oxford), I am also co-editing a book on antisemitism and Islamophobia in Europe, from the Crusades to the 21st century.
Outside of the academic world, I have written for Ha’aretz, openDemocracy, The Conversation, The Jewish Quarterly and Teaching History, and regularly give public talks. On television, I have featured in programmes including ‘Al-Nakba: The Debate’, which focused on the British role in the history of the Zionist-Palestinian conflict, ‘World War I through Arab Eyes- Episode 3: The New Middle East‘, and ‘The Grand Mufti’, a documentary about the Palestinian leader Muhammed Amin al-Husayni.
I am a committee member of the British Association for Jewish Studies, an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at University College London, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. I am also a member of the History & Policy Network, and the chair of ErRS: the Ethnicity, Race, and Racism Seminar at Edge Hill. In 2015, I organised the ErRS symposium ‘Islamophobia and Surveillance: Genealogies of a Global Order’.
Fellow in Foreign Policy Analysis and International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
I am a Fellow in Foreign Policy Analysis and International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I completed my PhD in 2012. Prior to joining the IR Department faculty I spent one year as Executive Officer to LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun.
My research looks at the domestic sources of democratic foreign policy, particularly the media and public opinion, and also at the foreign policy making process in contemporary Britain. I am presently working on papers looking at parliament's war powers in light of Iraq, Libya, and Syria, and the way media organisations in different states report statements by foreign leaders. I am also revising my PhD thesis, on British public debate prior to the Iraq war, for publication.
Prof. James A. Sweeney's research is about the after-effects of conflict: principally human rights in transitional democracies, and the rights of refugees. His monograph, 'The European Court of Human Rights in the post-Cold War Era: Universality in Transition' was published in hardback by Routledge in November 2012, and in paperback in 2014. His work on the human rights of failed asylum seekers was cited by the House of Lords in the case of R (on the application of M) v Slough BC  UKHL 52, by the Court of Appeal in R. (on the application of SL) v Westminster City Council  EWCA Civ 954, and most recently in R. (on the application of Refugee Action) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 1033 (Admin). In the latter case Home Secretary Theresa May was found to have acted irrationally by freezing the level of cash support to be provided to asylum seekers to meet their essential living needs, for the financial year 2013/14, at the rates which had applied since 2011.
Prof. Sweeney has acted as an expert advisor to the Council of Europe in relation to freedom of assembly projects in Armenia, Azerbaijan (with the Venice Commission), Georgia, and Kosovo. In March 2011 he delivered human rights legal training to judges of the Ukrainian Supreme Court as part of a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office project. Likewise in 2013 and 2014 he convened a series of workshops on human rights and judicial interpretation for the Constitutional and Supreme Courts of Kosovo, on behalf of the FCO. Throughout 2009 he acted as an expert advisor to the EU's Committee of the Regions as it prepared its Opinion on reforms to the Common European Asylum System.
Prof. Sweeney joined Lancaster University Law School in 2013. Prior to that, he has worked at Durham, Newcastle and Hull. From 2011-2013 he was Deputy Director of Durham Global Security Institute.
PhD Linguistics (Forensic Speech Science), University of York
I am currently working towards a PhD at the University of York. My main research interests are in Forensic Speech Science, Phonetics and Language Variation and Change. My current research focuses on threats as language crimes, and how different aspects of voice may cause listener's to infer greater or lesser levels of threat in a speaker.
PhD candidate in Palaeontology, University of Leeds
I currently lecture in law at James Cook University in Townsville, North Queensland (2009 – present). My research interests are in the areas of Administrative law, Legal Ethics, Australian legal history, governance, sovereignty, colonialism, and parliamentary systems.
I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from: JCU (LLB Hons; BA), University of Sydney (MA), ANU (Grad Dip Legal Practice) and UNSW (Grad Dip Ed). I am currently completing a PhD from James Cook University.
(please see my research portfolio at https://research.jcu.edu.au/portfolio/jamie.fellows/ )
Assistant Professor of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
I am interested in the quantitative investigation of policy-relevant factors that contribute to outcomes in human health and well-being. My research to date has been primarily concerned with the two-way interaction between environmental conditions and human activities. In addition to a continued attention to environmental topics, I am particularly interested in expanding the scope of my work to questions in health, education, agriculture, and development.
Jan Čulík is a graduate of Charles University, Prague. He has been working as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Czech Studies at the University of Glasgow since 1995. After being employed as a lecturer in Czech Studies at the Universities of Glasgow and Lancaster in the early 1980s, he worked as an independent producer and film maker for the UK TV station Channel Four Television. His Channel Four documentary “Orpheus through the Ages” (1984) received a Scottish BAFTA (TRIC) award for the best film in the Music and Arts category in 1986. In the 1980s and 1990s, Jan Čulík has also worked as a journalist for the Czechoslovak section of the BBC World Service and for the US station Radio Free Europe. In 1996, he founded a Czech-language cultural and political internet daily Britské listy (blisty.cz), which has currently some 3 million individual readers per year (Google Analytics). He is well-known as a public commentator in the Czech Republic. Jan Čulík is the author of two monographs on post-communist Czech cinema, one published in Czech and one in English. He has recently also produced an international monograph dealing with the construction of mythologies in the Central and East European TV series.
Professor Jan Hofman completed his MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, studying the flow of dilute emulsions through porous media.
Jan worked for 25 years in water treatment research in the Netherlands at Kiwa, Waternet (Amsterdam Water Supply) and KWR Watercycle Research Institute. He was also a visiting researcher at Delft University of Technology. He was involved in many international research projects and has expertise in a number of water treatment processes, including sand filtration, activated carbon filtration, ozonation, UV, membranes, and softening.
Currently, Jan is the Director of the Water Innovation and Research Centre: WIRC @ Bath. The Centre provides a unique environment to engage globally in research and policy on water technologies and resource management. The centre comprises multidisciplinary research teams, with wide expertise in the natural sciences and engineering, as well as in social, economic and political sciences, in policy, and in business management.
Prof Hofman’s research is focused on creating sustainable solutions in the water cycle. His personal research interests are:
sustainable water management
origin, fate and abatement options for emerging contaminants like pharmaceutical compounds or nanoparticles in water
thermal energy recovery from water and wastewater
resource recovery from wastewater and water treatment residuals
upscaling of nanotechnology application for water treatment.
Professor of Dementia Care, University of Bradford
Jan Oyebode, Professor of Dementia Care, moved to University of Bradford in 2013 and before that combined an NHS career as a clinical psychologist with older people with academic roles, most recently in Birmingham. She has researched widely on topics connected with dementia, bereavement and old age psychology. Her current interests focus on relationships in dementia, including cultural influences and also young onset and fronto-temporal dementias.
Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes is Professor of Accounting and Taxation at Hull University Business School. She is also Co-Director of Accounting Research for the Business School. After graduating from the University of Oxford, she became a chartered accountant and chartered tax consultant with KPMG. In 1992 she joined the University of Leeds, gaining postgraduate teaching qualifications and a PhD (in Revenue Law and Tax Practice).
She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. After moving to the University of Sheffield in 2005, she then joined The Open University in 2008 as Professor of Accounting, later holding the posts of Professor of Law and Head of the Open University Law School and then Professor of Revenue Law.
Jane’s research focuses on taxation, especially from an interdisciplinary perspective. She has gained an international reputation for her work in this area, which is reflected in her publication record. She has taught a wide range of subjects in the accounting and business law area, including taxation, and her textbook, entitled The Theory, Principles and Management of Taxation: An Introduction, was published by Routledge in October 2014.
Professor and Chair Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont
Jane Kolodinsky is passionate about applied economics – application of the concepts of demand, consumer behavior, and marketing principles to improve consumer wellbeing.
Jane has been a professor at the University of Vermont since 1987. As Chair of the Community Development and Applied Economics Department (CDAE), she oversees a breadth of undergraduate majors and minors (community entrepreneurship; public communication; community and international development; applied design; green building and community design) and two master degree programs (community development and applied economics; public administration).
Professor, University of Western Australia
Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia. Her books include The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the emergence of Indigenous rights (NewSouth, 2012), which won the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards’ USQ History Book Award. Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire has just been published by Bloomsbury.
Scientia Professor and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW Australia
Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales. She holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington DC and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. Professor McAdam publishes widely in international refugee law and forced migration, with a particular focus on climate change and mobility. She serves on a number of international committees and has undertaken consultancies for UNHCR and various governments on issues relating to forced migration and international law.
Professor of Health Psychology, University of Surrey
Jane Ogden is Professor of Psychology at the University of Surrey. Her research interests include eating behaviour and obesity, communication in the consultation, and women’s health.
She has authored many books, including 'The psychology of eating: From healthy to disordered behaviour', 'Fat Chance, the Myth of Dieting explained', and 'Health Psychology: a textbook'.
Her new book: 'The good parenting food guide: how to manage what children eat without making food an issue' is due to be published by Wiley in Feb 2014.
Professor of Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London
I'm a Human Geographer, based at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
I completed a degree in Geography at Cambridge University (St Catharine's College, 1983-1986) and a PhD at the Open University (supervised by Professors John Allen and Doreen Massey, 1992-1995).
I have had academic jobs at the University of Cambridge (1991-1992); University of Southampton (1993-1998); and arrived at Queen Mary in 1998.
Since completing my PhD in 1995 I've looked at the geography of labour organising; the development of union-community alliances in pursuit of shared goals such as the living wage; the impact of the living wage in London; the potential for employee ownership to democratise the workplace and economy; the challenges faced in fostering international solidarity between workers in transnational companies; the emergence of a migrant division of labour in London's low waged labour market; the history and practice of community organising; and the emergence of localism as a key tool for public policy and political practice
Research Fellow: Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University
Janet Sluggett is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University. Janet is also a registered pharmacist.
Janet's research interests include quality use of medicines, pharmacoepidemiology, quality improvement and cerebrovascular disease.
I am an expert on political philosophy. I have written books on reparative justice and intergenerational justice. I have also written extensively on environmental philosophy, feminism and international justice.