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Nader Habibi

Nader Habibi is the Henry J. Leir Professor of Practice in the Economics of the Middle East at Brandeis University’s Crown Center for Middle East Studies. His current research project is focused on labor market conditions for university graduates in the Middle East. He also maintains a website on issues of underemployment and overeducation in developing countries (www.overeducation.org)

Before joining Brandeis University in June 2007, he served as managing director of economic forecasting and risk analysis for Middle East and North Africa in Global Insight Ltd. Mr. Habibi has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, research and management positions; including vice-president for research in Iran Banking Institute (Tehran), assistant professor of economics in Bilkent University (Ankara), research fellow and lecturer on political economy of Middle East at Yale University. The author of one book on bureaucratic corruption and several articles in refereed journals; he earned his Ph.D. in economics at Michigan State University.

His most recent research projects include an analysis of the excess supply of college graduates in MENA countries, impact of economic sanctions on Iranian economy and the impact of Arab Spring uprisings on economic conditions of the affected countries. Habibi also serves as director of Islamic and Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. He has recently published a work of fiction about Middle East geopolitics titled: Three Stories One Middle East (2014).

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Naeemah Clark

Associate Professor of Communications, Elon University

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Nafis Alam

Nafis Alam is an Associate Professor at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) in the University of Nottingham - Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Prior to this, he was attached with Monash University at Sunway campus where he worked as lecturer in finance. Before that he worked with Multimedia University, Malaysia and CMC Sudan where he was the coordinator of the International MBA program.

He has published quite extensively in the area of finance and his scholarly research has featured in leading journals like Journal of Assets Management, Journal of Banking Regulation, Journal of International Banking law & Regulation, Review of Islamic Economics; Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce and Journal of Financial Services Marketing among others.

He also co authored three books in Islamic Finance among them is Encyclopedia of Islamic Finance which is first of its kind and has sold over 1000 copies worldwide.Dr. Alam is also Visiting Lecturer for Durham Islamic Finance Summer School, Durham University, UK. He is reviewer for leading finance & Islamic finance journals. He has also participated in leading Islamic finance conferences worldwide among them significant was participation in Harvard Islamic Finance forum at Harvard Law School and Gulf Research Meeting at Cambridge University, UK.

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Nancy Modesitt

Nancy Modesitt is an Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches Employment Law and Employment Discrimination. Before becoming a law professor, she worked at the U.S. Department of Justice as well as at several large law firms, where she specialized in employment law, including employment discrimination law. She is the lead author of Whistleblowing: The Law of Retaliatory Discharge. In addition to her academic work on whistleblowing, Professor Modesitt has testified before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on its strategic enforcement plan and proposed restructuring that agency to improve its ability to combat discrimination.

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Naomi Pullin

I am a historian of the early modern British Atlantic, with specific interests in the place of women within dissenting communities. I am currently adapting my PhD thesis (obtained from the University of Warwick in 2014) into a monograph titled: 'Female Friends and the early Quaker Community: Gender and Identity in the Atlantic Age, 1650-1750'. It advances existing knowledge on the experiences and social interactions of Quaker women in England and the colonies between 1650 and 1750 by reconceptualising the relationship between female identity and domesticity.

I am developing an innovate new research project on female enmity and conflict, entitled 'Making Enemies: Conflict, Disputes and the Cultivation of Female Identity in the early modern British Atlantic'. This project will provide the first in-depth study of female enmities in the 17th and 18th centuries and will question whether female antagonisms had a distinctly gendered dimension and how this transformed as it crossed the Atlantic.

I am currently working as a Teaching Fellow in Early Modern British History at the University of Warwick. In 2014-2015 I worked as a programme co-ordinator at the University of Oxford for the interdisciplinary research Centre Women in the Humanities (WiH), led by Dr Selina Todd and Dr Senia Paseta and co-ordinated the History Faculty’s Centre for Gender, Identity and Subjectivity (CGIS). I also acted as the Senior Editor for the Interdisciplinary Research Journal 'Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal' at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick and am also on the Steering Committee of the Women’s History Network and will be acting as Committee Liaison Editor for their journal Women’s History.

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Naomi Stead

Dr Naomi Stead is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland, and Deputy Director of the research centre ATCH (Architecture | Theory | Criticism | History). Her research interests lie in the cultural studies of architecture - in its production, reproduction, and reception, and the place of architecture in the broader cultural imaginary. Current research projects examine experimental writing practices in architecture, and the representation of architecture and architects in popular media. She was a co-investigator on the ARC Discovery project 'The Cultural Logic of Queensland Architecture: Place, Taste and Economy' (2011-2014) with Prof John Macarthur and Dr Deborah van der Plaat, and was the leader of the ARC Linkage project ‘Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership’ (2011-2015) which led to the founding of the award-wnning website Parlour: Women, Equity, Architecture, edited by Justine Clark.

Having been trained as an architect at the University of South Australia, Stead received her PhD from the University of Queensland, and has taught at the University of Technology Sydney, and the University of Queensland. Her doctoral thesis, ‘On the Object of the Museum and its Architecture’ (2004), examined the cultural politics of architecture in recent, purpose-built social history museums.

Stead edited the 2012 book Semi-Detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture (Uro, Melbourne, 2012). She was from 2012-2015 co-editor of Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research (Norrkoping, Sweden), and from 2011-2014 editor of Architectural Theory Review (Sydney).

Stead has been a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden, and a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her scholarly work has been published in anthologies such as Critical Architecture (Jane Rendell et al. eds, Routledge, London, 2007), Architecture and Authorship (Katja Grillner et al. eds, Black Dog, London, 2007) and Architecture, Disciplinarity and Art (Andrew Leach and John Macarthur eds, A & S Books, Ghent, 2009), and Mongrel Rapture (Mark Raggatt and Matiu Ward eds, Uro, Melbourne, 2015). She has published in journals including the Journal of Architecture, Volume, OASE, Performance Research, JAS: Journal of Australian Studies, Fabrications, and Critical Studies in Television. She is a past Editorial Board member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand, and has edited three volumes of conference proceedings. She has supervised eleven PhD and research Masters students to completion, and been a keynote at Australian and international conferences.

Stead also maintains a number of ‘para-academic’ writing, exhibition, and art projects. These include the 2009 exhibition ‘Mapping Sydney: Experimental Cartography and the Imagined City’ at the UTS DABLab; the 2015 exhibition 'Hung Out to Dry: Space, Memory, and Domestic Laundry Practices,' with Kelly Greenop and Allison Holland at the UQ Art Museum; the 2015 exhibition 'Portraits of Practice: At Work in Architecture' with Justine Clark, Maryam Gusheh and Fiona Young at the Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney. In 2009 Stead made a series of short films for the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit in collaboration with Sam Scotting; she has an ongoing writing collaboration with Dr Katrina Schlunke of UTS; and continues an ongoing visual research project Documentation: The Visual Sociology of Architects.

Stead is widely published as an art and architectural critic, having written more than fifty commissioned feature and review articles in industry magazines. These include Places Journal (for which she is a columnist), Architecture Australia (of which she was a contributing editor 2003-2012), Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Monument, Artichoke, Pol-Oxygen, and [Inside]: Australian Design Review. In 2008 she was awarded the Adrian Ashton Prize for architectural writing by the NSW chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.

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Napoleon Katsos

Senior Lecturer Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge

Napoleon Katsos is interested in how experimental research in language acquisition and processing can inform theoretical linguistic inquiry and vice versa. His particular focus is in the area of semantics and pragmatics, especially implicature, presupposition and quantification. Together with colleagues, he has been awarded grants by the AHRC, the British Academy, the ESRC, and other funding bodies to work on aspects of experimental pragmatics with typically- and atypically-developing children and adults.

Napoleon is also interested in bilingualism, and is a founder member of the Cambridge Bilingualism Network.

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Natalia Piotrowska

PhD Candidate in International Relations, University of Kent

Natalia Piotrowska is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Kent. Her research areas include international security, foreign policy analysis and Turkish foreign and security policy (with a special focus on Turkish-Israeli relations). Natalia adopts an interdisciplinary approach to her research, and draws from psychology and sociology in order to further the understanding of domestic and foreign policy of states. In her PhD project, the role of friendship in International Relations is explored through the theoretical prism of ontological security.

Prior to beginning her PhD, Natalia was awarded a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Sciences (focus: foreign services) from the University of Wroclaw (Poland). During this time, she was also an exchange student at the Yeditepe University in Turkey (2008/2009) and the Belgrade University in Serbia (2010/2011). Natalia was awarded the Scholarship for Academic Achievements by the Institute of Political Sciences at the University of Wroclaw, the Scholarship for Academic Merit by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education and the University of Kent 50th Anniversary PhD Scholarship.

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Nathan Aaron Kerrigan

Nathan Kerrigan is a Research Assistant at Coventry University. He uses ethnographic approaches to explore a number of issues around identity, community and exclusion. This research tends to examine the ways rural identities are maintained and protected from wider social pressures such as urbanisation, neoliberal expansion and population growth. In this, he has focussed on the ways in which prejudices, such as racism, against minority ethnic groups are worked up as unintended consequences.

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Nauro Campos

Nauro Campos is Professor of Economics and Finance at Brunel University London, a post he has held since 2005. He is also a Research Fellow at IZA-Bonn and a Research Professor at ETH-Zürich. His main fields of interest are political economy and European integration. He has previously taught at the Universities of Bonn, CERGE-EI (Prague), Newcastle, Paris 1 (Sorbonne) and Warwick. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), a Robert McNamara Fellow at The World Bank, and a CBS Fellow at Oxford University. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the (Central) Bank of Finland and was a visiting scholar (usually more than once) at the IMF, World Bank, European Commission, University of Michigan, ETH, USC, Bonn, UCL and Stockholm. From 2009 to 2014, he was seconded as Senior Economic Advisor/SRF to the Chief Economist of the Department for International Development (during the reigns of both Winters and Dercon.) He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) in 1997, where he was lucky enough to learn about institutions from Jeff Nugent and Jim Robinson and (more than) happy to be Dick Easterlin’s RA for three years. His research has been supported, among others, by the European Commission, World Bank, Spencer Foundation (Chicago), Department for International Development, and the Economic and Social Research Council.

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Neal H. Hutchens

Professor of Higher Education, University of Mississippi

Neal Hutchens is a Professor of Education at the University of Mississippi (effective July 2016). Neal previously held faculty appointments at Penn State University and the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on legal issues in higher education, with a key strand of his scholarship dealing with issues related to faculty independence and autonomy. An important extension of his research in this area relates to challenges confronting non-tenure-track faculty. Neal also examines legal questions related to college students’ First Amendment rights. He was the 2015 recipient of the William A. Kaplin Award from the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law.

Neal’s scholarship has appeared in publications that include the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Journal of College and University Law, Counselor Education and Supervision, Kentucky Law Journal, West's Education Law Reporter, Journal of Law and Education, and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Neal is on the editorial board for The Review of Higher Education and for Education Law & Policy Review and is a member of the authors' committee for West's Education Law Reporter. He also serves on the Litigation Committee for the American Association of University Professors. Neal is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He is also a part of the author team—along with William A. Kaplin, Barbara A. Lee, and Jacob H. Rooksby—for the upcoming sixth edition of The Law of Higher Education.

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Neal Hartman

Neal Hartman is a Senior Lecturer in Managerial Communication at the MIT Sloan School of Management who focuses on organizational communication issues.

His teaching of management communication and intercultural communication emphasizes working in teams, conflict and conflict resolution, leadership, and cross-cultural communication. Hartman has lectured on cross-cultural, leadership, and organizational communication issues, and has taught in the International MBA Programs at Tsinghua, Fudan, and Zhongshan (Lingnan College) Universities in China. He also serves as co-lead facilitator for CMI-Enterprises, which is part of the Cambridge-MIT Initiative, working with undergraduate students from MIT Sloan, Cambridge University, and other European universities to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Hartman holds a BA in music theory and composition and an MS in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina and an ABD in organizational communication from the University of Texas.

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Neil Lee

Neil is an Assistant Professor of Economic Geography at the LSE. He is also Director of the MSc in Local Economic Development and the BSc in Geography with Economics. He joined the Department in 2013, having previously been Head of Socio-Economic Research at The Work Foundation. He holds a PhD in Economic Geography from the LSE and was a visiting scholar at TCLab, Columbia University.

His research considers cities, economic change and the social dimensions of innovation. He is particularly interested in the distribution of the proceeds of growth and the links between innovation and inequality. He has also published on the economics of the creative industries and the link between cultural diversity, innovation and urban economies.

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Neil Ormerod

Professor of Theology, Australian Catholic University

I began my academic career as a mathematician, obtaining a PhD in pure mathematics from UNSW in 1979. After working as a mathematician I began undertaking studies in theology, completing a Bachelor of Divinity, and Master of Theology from MCD before completing my DTheol

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Nello Cristianini

Nello Cristianini is a Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bristol since March 2006, and a recipient of both a ERC Advanced Grant, and of a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. He has wide research interests in the areas of data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and applications to computational social sciences, digital humanities, news content analysis.

He has contributed extensively to the field of statistical AI. Before the appointment to Bristol he has held faculty positions at the University of California, Davis, and visiting positions at the University of California, Berkeley, and in many other institutions. Before that he was a research assistant at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has also covered industrial positions. He has a PhD from the University of Bristol, a MSc from Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Degree in Physics from University of Trieste. Since 2001 has been Action Editor of the Journal of Machine Learning Research (JMLR), and since 2005 also Associate Editor of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (JAIR). He is co-author of the books 'An Introduction to Support Vector Machines' and 'Kernel Methods for Pattern Analysis' with John Shawe-Taylor, and "Introduction to Computational Genomics" with Matt Hahn (all published by Cambridge University Press).

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Nial Wheate

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics, University of Sydney

Dr Wheate completed a Bachelor of Science degree with 1st class honours from the University of New South Wales whilst at the Australian Defence Force Academy. He then completed a PhD in medicinal chemistry under Professor J. Grant Collins. Since then he has worked in the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences at the University of Western Sydney (Australia) and the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science (Scotland) before taking up a position in the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney (Australia) in 2012.

Dr Wheate's research interests lie in whole-of-pipeline discovery and development of platinum-based anticancer drugs including: design and synthesis, in vitro and in vivo screening, drug-DNA binding, nanoparticle based delivery, solid state chemistry and co-crystals, toxicology and pharmacokinetics, and dosage formulation. Additionally, his research also examines the drug delivery application of macrocycles (including cyclodextrins, cucurbiturils and pillararenes) and their host-guest complexes.

Dr Wheate was previously the Head of Cancer Research in the Faculty of Pharmacy.

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Nicholas Fuller

Research Fellow, Clinical Trials Development and Assessment, University of Sydney

As a researcher at the University of Sydney my work focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. Having worked in the industry both corporate and academic for over 10 years, I have had the pleasure of investigating a broad range of topics including dietary & exercise programmes, complementary medicines, commercial weight loss programmes, medical devices, bariatric surgery, satiety hormones, and the economics of obesity. The importance of a holistic approach to the treatment of overweight and obesity is something I am particularly passionate about implementing and dispelling the myth that one solution can fit all.

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Nicholas Mirzoeff

I am one of the founders of the academic discipline of visual culture. Since 1995, I have published a dozen books which have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Italian and other languages. These include An Introduction to Visual Culture and (as editor) The Visual Culture Reader. In 2013, my book The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (Duke, 2011) won the Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. My new How To See The World: An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies and More is just out from Basic Books.

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Nicholas Mosvick

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Mississippi

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Nicholas Rohde

Dr Rohde currently teaches in Statistics and Econometrics at Griffith University, and has research experience Inequality and income distribution.

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Nicholas Ross Smith

Visiting scholar, University of Auckland

Dr Smith is an International Relations expert with a keen focus on geopolitical and geoeconomic forces and their implications for foreign policy decision-making. His most recent research concerned competition between the EU and Russia in Ukraine, which spawned a number of journal articles and a forthcoming book on the Ukraine crisis (to be published with Edward Elgar, December 2016). Future research will concern the competitive geoeconomic environment of the Asia-Pacific and its challenges and opportunities for Australia and New Zealand.

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Nicholas Weaver

Nicholas Weaver received his bachelor’s degree in 1995 and his doctorate in 2003, both from UC Berkeley. He joined ICSI in 2003 as a postdoctoral fellow and was hired as a senior researcher the next year. From January 2010 to December 2011, he held a position as a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and now currently holds a position as a visiting researcher at UC San Diego. He is a member of ICSI’s network security team, a co-developer of the Netalyzr system, and, in 2011, a co-winner of the FCC Open Internet Research Challenge. He is also a visiting lecturer in the CS Department at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include computer security and network measurement, with an emphasis on both large scale attacks and large scale measurement.

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Nick Dunn

Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design at Imagination, an open and exploratory research lab at Lancaster University where he is also Research Director for the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts. He is Associate Director of the Institute for Social Futures, leading research on the Future of Cities and Urbanism. His work responds to the contemporary city as a series of systems, flows and processes, and is explored through experimentation and discourse addressing the nature of urban space: its perception, demarcation and appropriation. His papers have been published and presented internationally and collaborative creative work exhibited across the UK, China and the Ukraine. His forthcoming book, Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City will be published by Zero Books in 2016.

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Nick Fischer

Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University

Nick Fischer is Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University, and the author of "Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism", published by University of Illinois Press (2016)

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Nick McKerrell

Lecturer in Law, Glasgow Caledonian University

Nick is a Lecturer in Law in the Department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk. Nick teaches mainly in the area of Public Law, Human Rights and Civil Liberties. His research reflects this including many public law issues including: developments around the Scottish Parliament, constitutional legal theory, housing law and the changing ways in which the state interacts with society and individuals. Nick regularly appears on radio discussing civil liberties issues in Scottish society. He has also written on legal research skills for students at all levels.

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Nicole Badstuber

Nicole's research focuses on transport policy and governance for city regionas. Nicole is currently a researcher at LSE Cities' New Urban Governance project as well as a doctoral student at the Centre for Transport at UCL. Nicole is also currently supporting the Horizon 2020 funded project CREATE looking at the evolution of transport policy in cities in Europe.

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Nicole Porter

Dr Porter's interests, qualifications and experience span a range of built environment disciplines including landscape architecture, urban design and architecture. Following training at the University of Melbourne (PhD, M.Arch, Grad Cert L.Arch, BPD) Nicole taught landscape theory within the landscape program at Melbourne. In 2008 Nicole was appointed as lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the University of Canberra, where she taught a number of design studios, with projects ranging from individual residential gardens through to urban interventions / installations, critical urban design scenarios and the design and management of National Park landscapes.

Her current role at the University of Nottingham includes architecture studio teaching and research with a strong landscape and place making focus, as well as renewable energy and GI provision in heritage landscapes. Nicole has practiced as an urban designer with the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, where she engaged in master planning work and strategic policy research. Nicole led the production of the PIA award winning Molonglo Valley Place making guide (2010). She is an academic member of the Landscape Institute.

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Nigel Hudson

Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Trent University

Nigel Hudson is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, and an active member of the research Centre for Legal Education. He started his legal career with five years as a solicitor at Edge & Ellison before joining Nottingham Law School as a Principal Lecturer in 1993. Since 2003 Nigel has worked for the University of Law as the Head of Learning Design, the University of Derby as the Online Learning Academic Lead in Law, and for CILEx as an Independent Adjudicator.

In December 2015 Nigel returned to Nottingham Law School to teach as a Senior Lecturer in Law. He is currently studying a Professional Doctorate in Legal Education at NTU, examining the Communities of Practice within the legal professions as his main area of research. He also covers Legal Informatics and Learning Technology as additional areas of research interest.

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Nigel Martin

Lecturer, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University

Nigel Martin is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the National Centre for Information Systems Research (NCISR) at the Australian National University (ANU), and specialises in the theory and practice of technology strategy, e-security, enterprise systems architecture, and operational business management.

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Nigel Stapledon

Andrew Roberts Fellow and Director Real Estate Research and Teaching Centre for Applied Economic Research, UNSW Australia

Nigel has a PhD in Economics from UNSW and a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Adelaide. He started his career in Canberra 1976-86, where he worked in the Commonwealth Treasury. He then worked at the Westpac Banking Corporation 1986-2003 where he was Chief Economist from 1993. Nigel has been at UNSW Business School since 2003 where he completed a PhD on the long-run history of house prices in Australia (1880-2006). At the UNSW Business School, he was Associate Head of School 2008-13 and is now the Andrew Roberts Fellow in Real Estate in the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER). He established and now coordinates the real estate teaching program at the Business School and teaches the Real Estate Economics and Public Policy course for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Nigel is a regular commentator in the media on macro-economics and housing.

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Nils Röper

I'm a doctoral researcher focusing on the political economy of pension and financial systems.

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Nina Dombrowski

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. My research aims to understand the lifestyle of marine bacteria using the most recent “omic”-techniques. More specifically, my current project tries to unravel the metabolic capacities present in bacterial genomes and their metabolic potential. One topic I am working on deals with bacteria enriched during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, addressing the question how bacteria cope with oil contamination.

I am a biologist with a background in molecular biology. More specifically, I graduated in plant genetics and during my PhD I obtained an additional background in microbiology to better understand how microbes and plants interact. My current goal is to gain a better background in bioinformatics to better be able to tackle the research questions I am interested in.

Currently, I want to understand:
What are the microbes that can be found in marine ecosystems?
How can we use “omics” to uncover novel bacterial lineages?
What are their genomic and metabolic features?

Where I come from:
I did my PhD (just finished this year, in 2015) at the Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne. I investigated how rhizosphere and root-bacterial communities interact with Arabis alpina and two Brassicaceae plant species. I worked on 16S rRNA gene community profiling and also isolated numerous bacteria. The research questions of my PhD were (in a simplified way):
How are bacterial communities affected by their surroundings/ what determines how bacterial communities assemble on plant roots
(i.e. plant species, soil type, flowering time…)?
What is the effect of synthetic bacterial communities on plant growth?

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Noah Kofi Karley

Dr Karley obtained an MPhil and PhD in the field of Land Economy from University of Cambridge in 2002. Prior to that, he graduated in 1992 with BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Geography from University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. In 1996, he achieved a First Class Master of Commerce in Economics from University of Zululand, South Africa; and in 2001, he obtained a Certificate for International Housing Finance Programme from Wharton School in the University of Philadelphia in the US. Dr Karley is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom.

Dr Karley has a great deal of teaching and research experience in different countries including the United Kingdom (Cambridge University and Heriot Watt), South Africa and Ghana. Since March 2006 he has been a regular visiting lecturer to the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in China. Dr Karley has experience of researching property & urban systems from an interdisciplinary (but predominantly economic) perspective. He has particular skills in using quantitative methods in assembling economic datasets at different spatial scales and analysis of property and housing market data. In the past, he has received research grants from various sources including the Scottish Government, RICS and ODPM, and has published research outputs in books and peer reviewed journals.

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Nuno Reis

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University

My research is focused on the development of new microprocess engineering and process intensification concepts applied to biological and pharmaceutical systems. The multidisciplinary research themes span from microfluidics, surface chemistry, crystallisation, fermentation, cell culture, chromatography, electrophoresis, virus inactivation and clinical diagnostics areas. Main goal is to deliver disruptive technologies to fill up main technological gaps and unmet needs in high-value market sectors of (bio)pharmaceuticals and healthcare diagnostics. This requires a multi-scale approach by understanding the processes at meso-, micro- and nano-scale, all supported by state-of-the-art analytical tools and numerical modeling tools such as CFDs.

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