Director General, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Obi Peter Adigwe is a Nigerian pharmacist and a doctor of pharmaceutical policy. He was appointed the director general of the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development in 2018 by the former president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. His doctorate is from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.
Research Associate, University of Nigeria
Obiora Ezeudu holds a Ph.D. and Masters degree from the SHELL Centre for Environmental Management and Control, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) where he is also a research associate.
He had worked for over 10 years in the environmental and engineering services sectors. His experience spans environmental systems analysis, public health engineering, environmental pollution control, marketing, and business development of sustainable engineering products and services. His research interests include circular economy, waste management, cleaner production, environmental modeling, environmental policy analysis, frugal engineering, appropriate technology, energy economics, industrial ecology, water policy, and clean technology mechanisms.
Dr. Ezeudu adopts an interdisciplinary approach to investigating how developing countries can achieve sustainable production and consumption in a bid to attain sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Doctoral Candidate specialising in the Digital Transformation of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (through the Sharing Economy) | Master of Business Administration (MBA) | Digital Marketing Expert, University of Johannesburg
I am studying towards a Doctor of Philosophy with a specialisation in Digital Transformation at the University of Johannesburg. My qualifications are a Master in Business Administration (MBA), a B.Phil Honours in Marketing Management and a B.Com in Marketing Management (University of Pretoria).
I am a digital marketing expert and marketing manager with over eight years of work experience spanning various industries, including education, recruitment, property, conferencing and communications.
Being a strategic, technical and analytical professional helped me build a proven track record of planning, implementing and managing strategies, teams and campaigns. I am experienced in direct and digital marketing (search, social, email, content and mobile).
Senior Lecturer, University of Lagos
Dr. Olusanya is an Employment Relations and Human Resource Management specialist with focus on Informal Economy, Entrepreneurship, Labour Economics, and Development Studies. She has her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Ogun State University in 2004; Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management in 2008 from the University of Lagos and a Ph.D. in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the University of Lagos in 2016. Olusanya has over ten years research experience and conducted research on a wide range of subjects in the areas of focus. She has six years teaching experience and is mentor to many students. She is a member of the Nigerian Industrial Relations Association (2006), The Academy of Management Science Nigeria (2013), Nigerian Institute of Management (2017), The Lagos Studies Association (2017) and the African Studies Association (2017). She has over eleven publications in local and international journals and won the Lagos Studies Association Fellowship in 2018.
Senior Lecturer, organisational behaviour, management, CQUniversity Australia
Olav Muurlink is a social and health psychologist, specialising in work and wellbeing, as well as attitude change. He is a senior lecturer in organisational behaviour at Central Queensland University, with a background in media and manufacturing SMEs. He is also chair of the international education charity, Co-operation in Development, which builds and operates free schools for disadvantaged children the delta of Bangladesh.
Lecturer in East Asian History, University of York
BA (Alaska Fairbanks), MA (Reitaku), PhD (British Columbia)
Oleg Benesch is Lecturer in East Asian History, specializing in the history of early modern and modern Japan and China. Before arriving at the University of York, Oleg was Past & Present Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London. He has spent almost six years living and researching in Japan, including two years at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo.
Oleg’s publications and teaching interests cover a variety of fields, including Japanese intellectual, religious, and social history, Chinese intellectual history, as well as the transnational history of modern East Asia. He has presented his research findings at academic conferences and invited lectures throughout East Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia. Oleg’s recent monograph, Inventing the Way of the Samurai: Nationalism, Internationalism, and Bushido in Modern Japan, was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. He is a co-author of the 2015 book, Civilizing Emotions: Concepts in Nineteenth-Century Asia and Europe, also published by Oxford University Press.
Assistant Professor in History, Western University
Professor Drachewych specializes in the history of Soviet and Modern European foreign policy, international communism, transnational human and civil rights movements, and transnational anti-imperialism. He is the author of The Communist International, Anti-Imperialism and Racial Equality in British Dominions (Routledge, 2018) and the co-editor of Left Transnationalism: The Communist International and the National, Colonial and Racial Questions (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2020). He is currently writing a book comparing Soviet atrocities in the Second World War and Postwar period to Russia's atrocities in Ukraine.
Medical Physicist, Netherlands Cancer Institute
I am a medical physicist with a broad background in medical image analysis and molecular imaging, currently responsible for radiation safety and personalized dosimetry in radionuclide therapy at the nuclear medicine department of the University Medical Center Groningen. In addition to my work, I am one of the main coordinators of a volunteering initiative #ScienceForUkraine.
Lecturer in International Business, University of Portsmouth
I am a lecturer in International Business at the School of Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Portsmouth and a PhD student at Swansea University. I hold a BA and LLM degrees in International Business Law and MSc in International Business Management.
My research interests are within the field of Strategic Management and Innovation Management, specifically protection of trade secrecy and other IP rights. Throughout my professional career, I have had various work experience as a legal associate working for a trade company and compliance specialist working for a large bank.
As a lecturer now, I deliver business and law-related content on different modules and supervise postgraduate
Senior Lecturer, School of Languages and Linguistics, The University of Melbourne
Olga Maxwell is a Senior Lecturer in ESL and Applied Linguistics in the School of Languages and Linguistics. She works on bi-/multilingualism, intonation modelling, acoustic phonetics, English as second language, varieties of English in multilingual societies, prosodic variation, language contact, and language attitudes.
Principal Pathologist, National Institute for Communicable Diseases
A Prof/Dr Olga Perovic is a Principal Pathologist at the Centre for Healthcare-Associated
Infections, Antimicrobial Resistance and Mycoses at National Institute for Communicable
Diseases, a division of the NHLS. She is medical doctor with clinical microbiology speciality and
is affiliated with Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases at WITS. Her
responsibilities include Antimicrobial Resistance Reference Laboratory, AMR surveillance,
outbreak investigation, teaching and training. Professor Perovic leads Antimicrobial Resistance
(AMR) programs in South Africa. Prof Perovic is a principal investigator of numerous projects
and she is involved in teaching and training of undergraduate, postgraduate and other related
learners. She experiences a vast ranges of involvements in AMR field, from the basic
antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) to the whole genome sequencing; from the bed site
microbiology to the hospital antimicrobial stewardship programs; from infection control
programs at hospitals to the national policy development; from the routine real time to the
national AMR surveillance programs. Perovic is a chair of National Advisory Committee (NAC)
for Antimicrobial Susceptibility at South African Society of Clinical Microbiology (SASCM).
She is an expert in laboratory quality system and responsible for External Quality Assessment
programs in bacteriology and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
PhD Candidate in Technology, Medical Law and Ethics, University of Adelaide
I graduated with a double degree in Laws (with First Class Honours) and Science (with majors in Biochemistry and Genetics) from the University of Adelaide. In 2020, I was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia.
I am currently studying a PhD in Law – Technology, Medical Law and Ethics, at the Adelaide Law School. I am able to rely upon my technical expertise in science, to enhance the quality and analysis of my research. My unique skillset, both in law, law reform and science, enables me to critically analyse complex areas of law.
I have established myself as a young scholar and competent writer. I am able to convey complex scientific concepts and ideas to a broad audience. My research scholarship, output, impact and publications reflect my expertise. I have also been involved in a number of Government projects for the South Australian Law Reform Institute and the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
My research expertise extends beyond technology law to medical law and ethics, notably decision-making capacity and consent. I have also established strong connections with South Australian Aboriginal communities, leading consultation for law reform and other projects.
Postdoctoral fellow, UNSW Sydney
Oliver Bown is a researcher and maker working with creative technologies. He comes from a highly diverse academic background spanning social anthropology, evolutionary and adaptive systems, music informatics and interaction design, with a parallel career in electronic music and digital art spanning over 15 years. He is interested in how artists, designers and musicians can use advanced computing technologies to produce complex creative works. His current active research areas include media multiplicities, musical metacreation, the theories and methodologies of computational creativity, new interfaces for musical expression, and multi-agent models of social creativity. He is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Art and Design, University of New South Wales.
Senior Lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cardiff University
I was appointed as a Cardiff University SBP Research Fellow and Lecturer in September 2013. A Pharmacist by training, I gained my PhD (Cardiff University) in multiphase microfluidics, exploiting the unique characteristics of flow on the microscale for high-efficiency chemical separations, work that earned nomination for the Desty Memorial Award for Innovation In Separation Science.
I then went on to work on a Technology Strategy Board-funded project providing micro- and nano-technology solutions to challenges faced in the scientific industry, before moving to the lab of Mark Wallace at Oxford University for postdoctoral research in the development of high-throughput screening platforms for the optical quantification of membrane protein function.
At Oxford I was also able to pursue my interest in more fundamental science and biophysics with single-molecule studies of membrane proteins in droplet interface bilayers (DIBs) - collaborative work that I still maintain. Working between Oxford University and KTH Stockholm I then undertook research as part of £5M EPSRC funded (Curvature Asymmetry and Patterning Integrated Through All Length Scales) research project, a large-scale, cross-institute, multidisciplinary collaboration led by Imperial College London, working in the field of molecular membrane engineering. Now at Cardiff, I continue to involve in the CAPITALS consortium.
I also have a keen interest in science engagement through the arts, performing interactive science-themed music at Einstein's Garden at Green Man Festival 2013 and having scientific photography of my research featured in the National Museum of Wales Research Images Exhibition.
I am an affiliate member of EPSRC funded research project, a large-scale, multidisciplinary collaboration between leading UK universities working in the field of molecular membrane engineering.
Senior lecturer, Cardiff University
I'm a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and Civic Mission at Cardiff University. I'm passionate about the prehistory of Britain, particularly Wales, and working with local communities to tell the stories of this fascinating period
Oliver’s primary research interest is the political economy / political ecology of forest governance reform in developing countries. He mainly focuses on issues of: 1) democratisation, policy and reform rights reform and the associated political empowerment of forest users, 2) livelihood development and poverty alleviation at the forest – agricultural interface, and 3) integrated biodiversity management in forest management.
These interests have been developed through leading a range of research projects with partners across Asia region, particularly India, Nepal and Burma/Myanmar. He is co-author/editor, with Piers Blaikie, of ‘Forests, People and Power’ (Earthscan 2007).
Oliver has also worked as a forest and environmental policy advisor on donor-funded projects in India and currently Burma / Myanmar.
Oliver is the coordinator of the Burma/ Myanmar Development Research Network.
Professor, RMIT University
Professor Oliver Jones is a Professor of Chemistry at RMIT University and and internationally recognised expert in analytical science. He is passionate about using science to keep our environment safe. He has a demonstrated track record of research, teaching and leadership within the higher education sector with experience in both the UK and Australia.
Oliver is a graduate of Imperial College London, PhD and MSc (2005 and 2001) and Queen Mary University of London, BSc Hons. (2000). His research expertise is in the field of Analytical Biological and Environmental Chemistry with interdisciplinary applications in biology, environmental science, water technology and forensic science. He is particularly interested in tracking the fate and behaviour of pollutants in the environment and determining their possible effects on biological systems.
Oliver has received a number of awards for his research, including the ANZMAG Sir Paul Callaghan medal the SETAC AU Mid-career medal, the RACI Environmental Chemistry Medal and the Barry Inglis Medal from the National Measurement Institute. In 2019 he was listed as ‘Iridium’ on the IUPAC periodic table of outstanding younger chemists (one of only 118 people worldwide to be honoured in this way). He has over 140 peer-reviewed publications with an h-index of 39 and >7300 citations. His research papers can be found on his Google Scholar profile (https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=s8jEtVwAAAAJ&view_op=list_works).
Oliver is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC) and the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (FRACI, and an Associate Fellow of the Institution for Chemical Engineers (AFIChemE). He served on the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Chemistry and was previously President of the Australian and New Zealand Metabolomics Network and a board member of the International Metabolomics Society, and the Australia and New Zealand Society for Magnetic Resonance. His is a current board member of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Mass Spectrometry.
Oliver has featured widely in TV, radio and newspapers where he is skilled at providing informed, evidence-based context, and explaining complex science to a mainstream audience. He has featured widely in TV, radio and newspapers (Channel 9 News, ABC News, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Guardian, the Times Higher Education, and the Washington Post) and can be found promoting science on Twitter, Mastodon, Instagram and TikTok as @dr_oli_jones
Researcher, University of Adelaide
I research the conservation and biosecurity risks of the legal and illegal wildlife life trade.
Associate Professor, Griffith University
Le Dr Olivia Gosseries est codirectrice du Coma Science Group. En tant que neuropsychologue, ses premiers travaux ont porté sur le diagnostic et le pronostic chez les patients souffrant de troubles de la conscience qui sortent du coma en utilisant la stimulation cérébrale non invasive et l'électrophysiologie. Ces dernières années, elle a travaillé de manière plus approfondie sur les options thérapeutiques pour cette population de patients difficiles. Afin d'étudier la conscience humaine de manière plus globale, elle s'intéresse désormais aussi à l'anesthésie, à la mémoire du coma, au rêve lucide, à la méditation, à l'hypnose, à la transe cognitive et à la réalité virtuelle.
Elle est rédactrice en chef adjointe des revues Clinical Neurophysiology et Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. Elle a coédité la deuxième édition du livre `Neurology of Consciousness' (Elsevier, 2015), a révisé des articles pour de nombreuses revues scientifiques, supervise des doctorants et a organisé plusieurs conférences (Coma Day, Human Brain Project conference on consciousness). Elle compte plus de 160 publications dans des revues internationales à comité de lecture telles que Science, Lancet, Lancet Neurology, Annals of Neurology et Brain, et de nombreux exposés invités lors de conférences internationales.
Son objectif est de continuer à améliorer les soins aux patients qui sortent du coma, de contribuer à la compréhension de la conscience humaine et de promouvoir l'éducation et la sensibilisation du public à ce sujet clinique et de recherche fascinant.
Adjunct Research Fellow, Curtin University
Olivia Groves is a mid-career researcher and experienced educator. Olivia spent 15 years teaching diverse learners in school, language education, and tertiary settings both in Australia and internationally and is now an educational researcher with 13 years experience. Olivia’s research interests lie in understanding the conditions under which learning takes place in order to maximise the potential for learning and success of all students.
Research Fellow in Social Science and Geography, University of Nottingham
Olivia is an anthropologist and an artist specialising in visual methodologies, gender, and health related fields. Her work in Kenya and Tanzania has covered livelihoods, indigenous medicines, informal alcohol brewing, WASH and One Health. Olivia uses and explores novel and visual methods in her work, which is primarily ethnographically informed, as well as working with transdisciplinary study design and reflexive techniques. At Nottingham, Olivia is a Research Fellow on the Invisible Women, Invisible Workers project with Dr Sabina Lawreniuk, where she is the in-country lead for Ethiopia. Olivia has supervised a number of postgraduate students, taught masterclasses on social science study design, methodologies and analysis, created and curated visual art exhibitions based on research findings, and is passionate about the use of art in social science both as method and as public engagement.
PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
Olivia Remes is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. Her research focuses on mental disorders and is using the European Prospective Investigation of Cancer (EPIC) study, one of the largest, European cohort studies looking at chronic diseases and the way people live their lives.
She has received a PhD studentship from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).
E-mail address: [email protected]
Professor of Project Management, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR)
Olivier Choinière is a professor of project management at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) and an affiliated researcher with the Centre of Governance (University of Ottawa) and the CDA Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in public management from the University of Ottawa and a Master’s degree in public administration from École nationale d'administration publique (ÉNAP). Olivier has expertise and experience in project, change and risk management as well as corporate governance. Prior to joining academia, Olivier has successfully completed numerous high-level strategic projects for public organizations, in addition to having held an executive position in the federal government at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. Olivier is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) as well as a Certified Project Manager (Prince 2).
Dr Oludayo Tade teaches Sociology of Deviant behaviour and Social problems at the Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan. He holds a PhD in Criminology. His research interests include crime, Media Studies, child labour, child trafficking, Family Studies, transactional sex and cybercrime.
He is an associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). Dr Tade was a recipient of the University of Ibadan Postgraduate School Scholar Award in 2008-2010. He was a grantee of the Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI), University of California, Irvine, United States of America in 2013. He is currently a 2015 grantee and the principal investigator on "Dimensions of Electronic Fraud and Governance of Trust in Nigeria's cashless ecosystem, being funded by IMTFI.
Associate Professor of Mangement, The University of Queensland
-Doctor of Philosophy in Business Management (2003) UQ
-MBA (1997) UQ
-Management Discipline Leader at the UQ Business School (2020-2021)
-Australian and New Zealand Academy of Mangement (ANZAM) Board Member: Representing -QLD and NT Universities on the Board (2016-2017 and 2023-2024)
-Editor In Chief: Journal of Management & Organization (JMO), 2020 till present
Professor of Statistics, Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA)
Olushina Olawale Awe is an experienced data scientist and statistician. He is the vice-president of Global Statistical Engagements of the USAID-sponsored LISA 2020 Global Network with headquarters in Colorado, USA, and over 35 centres in 10 developing countries. Prior to this, he had considerable experience in the industry, research and academic sectors. In 2013, he was the only statistics leader selected out of 108 applicants from 34 developing countries to be trained in the United States as a Google-funded Statistics and Data Science Ambassador. He has over 15 years of professional working experience spanning international development, public and private sectors, both in the United States and Africa. As a global statistics leader, he has overseen several data management and capacity-building activities across many statistical training centres and sub-regional organizations. He has mentored several statistical offices/training centers in developing countries like Brazil, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, and India. He established the first LISA 2020 Statistics and Data Science Laboratory in Africa in 2014. He has travelled widely and presented academic papers on various topics in statistics in five continents. He has also paid short academic visits to top universities like Oxford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of London, LSE, Virginia Tech, UNICAMP, USP, UFBA Brazil, Harvard University, MIT etc. He is a country coordinator (Nigeria) of the International Statistical Literacy Program. He is an elected fellow of the International Statistical Institute (ISI), an African Academy of Sciences affiliate member. He was recently elected as a vice-president of the International Association for Statistics Education, having served on the council of the International Society for Business and Industrial Statistics for two terms. He has published over 70 research articles in local and international journals in the areas of applied statistics, computational statistics, econometrics, machine learning, time series analysis, data science, and statistics education. His recent book (with Kim Love and Eric Vance) is titled Promoting Statistical Practice and Collaboration in Developing Countries. He is a dynamic, creative, and innovative professional who is highly motivated by new innovations.
PhD student, University of Iowa
Oluwaseun Badru is a PhD student of the department of Community and Behavioral Health at the University of Iowa. He has a keen interest in primary and secondary HIV research, as well as interventions focused on behavioral change.
PhD Candidate in Modern Greek & Byzantine Studies specialising in Byzantine art and literature, University of Sydney
Olympia Nelson is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney, with a research focus on the history of emotions in Byzantinum, drawing upon literary as well as visual material. Her academic interests include hagiography, Komnenian art and the Komnenian novella genre, art history and iconoclasm.
Professor, University of Sydney
Professor of Constitutional Law, Bocconi University
I am full professor of constitutional law in Bocconi. I also teach the courses on GDPR, media law, internet law and I am the director of the LLM in law of internet technologies in Bocconi University. I am Honest Broker appointed by the European Commission for the negotiation on the ‘European code of practice on disinformation’; I am also member of the executive board, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna; board member of the digital library, Ministry of Culture; member of the European Commission Sounding Board of the Multistakeholder in the fight against online disinformation; participant to the Conseil of Europe Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence (CAHAI); Italian member of the OECD Global Partneship on Artificial Intelligence.
My research is focused on constitutional law and cuts across the issues of the digital age, looking at the delicate relationship between public and private actors and how this impacts on this exercise and the protection of fundamental rights. My research has centred on:
1) European and Comparative Constitutional Law;
2) Digital Constitutional Law;
3) Media Law;
4) Internet Law,
5) Life Science Law;
6) Law and Cinema
Profesor Ayudante Doctor. Departamento de Física Aplicada., Universidad de Zaragoza
Finalicé mi licenciatura de Ciencias Físicas en junio de 1999 (Universidad de Granada) e
inicié mis estudios de doctorado bajo el programa "Química" de la Universidad de Murcia. Este programa interdisciplinar incluía, entre otros, el curso "Técnicas numéricas y de simulación" impartida por el catedrático Miguel Ortuño, el cual me propuso una línea de investigación sobre el tiempo túnel cuántico para electrones y fotones.
Utilizando métodos numéricos, logramos calcular el tiempo de tránsito de pulsos de distintas anchuras a través de distintos potenciales mediante el operador cuántico "tempus". Estos resultados constituyeron la base de mi tesis doctoral "Efectos de tiempo finito en el tiempo túnel para electrones y fotones" la cual defendí en 2007 con la calificación de "Apto cum laude por unanimidad". Publicamos nuestros resultados en la revista "Physical Review A" y "Physical Status Solidi".
Posteriormente, accedí a un puesto de profesor asociado en el área de Óptica en el laboratorio del catedrático Pablo Artal. Llevo impartiendo asignaturas de los grados de Física y Optometría durante 9 cursos académicos.
He desarrollado distintas líneas de investigación teóricas y experimentales en el campo de la Óptica a lo largo de mi carrera investigadora, correspondiendo a las siguientes temáticas:
- simulación de estructuras dieléctricas periódicas para generar "luz lenta" (reducción considerable de la velocidad de la luz para aplicaciones tecnológicas).
- modelado teórico de la intensidad de segundo armónico generada por fibras de colágeno corneales.
- estudio numérico de la longitud de localización en estructuras unidimensionales magnetoópticas.
- optimización numérica de multicapas periódicas dieléctricas para uso en tecnologías fotónicas.
- diseño teórico de un reflector dieléctrico omnidireccional en el rango del infrarrojo cercano.
- estudio teórico sobre agujeros negros primordiales y su relación con los estallidos de rayos gamma térmicos.
En la actualidad desempeño mi labor docente e investigadora en la Universidad de Zaragoza. Cuento con 19 artículos científicos publicados en revistas del JCR y 12 comunicaciones a congresos científicos internacionales.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Marroquin leads UPMC’s health care data and analytics activities, overseeing a team of IT infrastructure architects, analysts, statisticians and data scientists focused on applying “big data” approaches to measure and predict clinical outcomes.
Also a practicing cardiologist at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, Dr. Marroquin's academic career has focused on outcomes research in interventional cardiology and heart disease in women, and his research has been rewarded in the form of grants and numerous publications. He also has a background in the use of intravascular ultrasound and the assessment of the coronary microvasculature. Dr. Marroquin is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.
After completing his undergraduate and graduate work at the Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala, Dr. Marroquin completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Presbyterian Medical Center of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his general cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at UPMC. Dr. Marroquin also received a certificate in clinical research from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-sponsored clinical research training program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
PhD Student, Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development, North Carolina State University
Oscar Miranda Tapia, M.Ed. is a Research Associate at the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research and a Graduate Assistant at the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. He is also a PhD student and Provost Fellow at North Carolina State University pursuing his degree in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development with a concentration in Higher Education Opportunity, Equity, and Justice. Before pursuing his degree, Oscar created and led first-generation initiatives at Elon University. Oscar’s research interests include college access and success, and students with DACA, undocumented, first-generation, and Latinx identities. Oscar holds a B.A. in Psychology from Elon University and an M.Ed. with a concentration in Higher Education from Harvard University.