Luke Mcdonagh

Lecturer in Law, City University London

Dr Luke McDonagh is Lecturer in Law at City University. Before taking up this position in September 2015 he was a Lecturer at Cardiff University Law School from 2013-2015 and LSE Fellow in the Law Department at the London School of Economics (LSE) for the period 2011-2013.

For the academic year 2014-15 he was a Visiting Scholar at Waseda University Law School, Tokyo, Japan.

Luke holds a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London (2011), an LLM from the London School of Economics (LSE) (2006-7) and a BCL degree from NUI, Galway (2002-05).

Luke's research primarily involves using empirical and theoretical insights to shed light on interesting (and sometimes controversial) aspects of intellectual property law, such as the interplay between property owners and users in free-sharing creative environments (such as those of theatre, open-source software and traditional music). His PhD research (2007-11) focused on the empirical analysis of the relationship between Irish traditional music and copyright using interviews and survey data gathered from traditional musicians.

He recently completed an article - now published in The Modern Law Review - investigating copyright in the world of theatre, whereby I interviewed playwrights, directors and actors about the relationship between their theatrical practices and the norms of copyright. He also conducts quantitative and qualitative empirical research in the area of patent litigation.

His latest article - on trade marks, brands and anthropological marketing - will be published in the Journal of Law and Society in December 2015.

In the past he has written comment pieces for The Guardian and Dissent Magazine, as well as a number of law blogs.

His research into the issue of patent troll litigation in the UK was cited in a House of Commons debate in March 2014:

He was also quoted in this February 2014 BBC article concerning copyright and piracy of satellite TV broadcasts

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Luke McNamara

Luke McNamara is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW. His primary research fields are criminal law and criminal justice, and human rights law. He is currently researching the impact of criminal law, policing and local government laws on the use of public spaces, focusing on the history and operation of laws concerned with offensive language/behaviour, public intoxication, consorting and busking. He recently completed (in collaboration with Professor Kath Gelber, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland) an ARC Discovery Project funded study of the impact of hate speech laws on public discourse in Australia.



Lumkile Mondi

Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of the Witwatersrand

Mr Lumkile Patriarch Mondi is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics and Business Science of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr Mondi is a strategist, economist and a leader. He has worked extensively in the African continent in his responsibility at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) where he was an executive for eleven years. He also serves on the Boards of Aerosud and listed companies such ArcelorMittal. He is the chairman of Thelo Rolling Stock Leasing. Mr Mondi has more than twenty years of postgraduate experience and over seven years working in financial markets. Mr Mondi is also involved in the BRICS think tanks in institutional strengthening and coordination. He has presented and participated in various conferences world-wide, including the UN, World Bank, BNDES and OECD.

Mr Mondi was employed by the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa as a Chief Economist and Divisional Executive for Professional Services for the past ten years until 30June 2014. His role included positioning the IDC as a leader in development finance in Africa. In achieving this goal, Mr Mondi led a team of researchers, structured and project financers, capacity building and agencies. His responsibilities included overseing the analyses of the macro and micro economic environment (business, economic, industry and policy) globally and locally. As a consequence of this role, he has a respected thought leadership profile in South Africa and thorughout the region, where he writes, presents and comments on radio, print media and television on political economy.

Mr Mondi served in President Zuma’s State Owned Enterprises Presidential Review Committee. Previously Mr Mondi served as a member of President Mbeki’s Economic Advisory Panel. As a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (ALI) an Aspen Institute Initiative, he is engaged in influencing leaders to be value based in tackling poverty, inequality and unemployment in pursuit of a better life for all.

Before joining the IDC in July 2003 Mr Mondi was the Deputy Treasurer at Transnet. He spent 7 years at Transnet, two years of which he was a Treasury Manager in the Group Finance Department at Transnet Limited. As a Treasury Manager, Mr Mondi was in charge of Treasury’s Assets and Liabilities Management, Cash Management and External Loans. His responsibilities were liquidity, currency and interest rate risk management. Mr Mondi was for more than 5 years involved in the Transnet Pension Fund as a Trustee and served in the Investment and the Administration (Benefit) Committees of the Fund.

Mr Mondi was the Group Economist at Transnet between 1996 and 2001. Mr Mondi was responsible for economic analysis and dissemination of strategic knowledge to all Transnet’s businesses. He is involved in the Trade and Industry Policy Strategy (TIPS) Group, particularly in analysing WTO policy on trade in services.

Mr Mondi was part of a team of trustees who negotiated the transformation of R36 billion Transnet Pension Fund into three separate identities. He was a member of the Investment Committee who decided on Asset Allocation, appointment of Fund Managers and management of Asset Managers. He is currently a trustee of the new R14 billion defined contribution fund.

Before joining Transnet Mr. Mondi worked for Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group as a Development and Financial Economics Consultant. He provided solutions to both private and public sector clients.

MA Economics (Macroeconomics, international economics, public finance, and development economics). Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, United States of America, 1993.
B.COM. (HONS) Economics. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1992.
B.COM. (Economics, Business Economics, and Commercial Law). University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1990.

Further Training
Advanced Corporate Finance and Value Creation, University of Berkely Extension, 2000
Transnet. Esselen Park, 1999. Management Advancement Programme (MAP).
World Bank(EDI) & University of Maryland 1998, Washington DC. Currency and Financial Crisis: Early Warning Signals.
WEFA, Pretoria, 1998. Forecasting Techniques.



Lynsey Sutton

Teaching Fellow/Clinical nurse specialist, Victoria University of Wellington
I graduated as a nurse in 1996 from the University of Nottingham and have worked in the Intensive care specialist area all my career. I have worked in Wellington ICU since 2004 where I have progressed through the career pathway to Expert level and worked briefly as an ICU flight retrieval nurse. In 2012 I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Masters in clinical nursing. From 2009 I became an Associate Charge Nurse Manager (ACNM) managing and coordinating ICU services. Through these years I have led several projects improving the quality of patient care in the ICU and have published in several critical care journals. For the past 4 years I have been a guest lecturer going on to become a teaching fellow with Victoria University of Wellington post graduate Nursing programme as well as being the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Wellington ICU.



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