Lecturer in Contemporary Music, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, University of Sydney
Dr Paul (Mac) McDermott teaches into the Bachelor of Music Studies (Contemporary Music Practice) program. In 2021, he was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts which focussed on creating a unique compositional voice fusing Electronic Dance Music traditions with experimental practice. His research interest focuses on Australian dance music history, building on his practice history as a participant in the EDM scene. As a solo artist, he has been awarded a Best Dance Release ARIA for “Just the Thing” (2021), and as half of rave pioneers Itch-E & Scratch-E, he was awarded the same for their track “Sweetness & Light” (1995). He has collaborated with silverchair frontman Daniel Johns onThe Dissociatives(2004). As one half of Stereogamous he has been commissioned to remix artists including Kylie Minogue, Sia, George Michael, and Rufus du Sol. His most recent work,The Rise & Fall of St. Georgehas been performed at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall (2020) and the Sydney Festival (2021).
Director School of Medicine and Psychology, Australian National University
Professor Paul Fitzgerald is the Head of the School of Medicine and Psychology at the Australian National University. He is an academic psychiatrist with a MBBS degree, Masters of Psychological Medicine and research PhD from Monash University. He has conducted an extensive range of experimental studies and clinical trials, focused on the development of novel treatments options for patients with depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, PTSD, autism and Alzheimer’s disease with a special interest in repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). He has had continual NHMRC grant support for 20 years and over $10 million in research support in the last 5 years. He has published several books, over 500 journal articles and been cited over 25,000 times. He has established multiple clinical rTMS services, founded several device and clinical service companies and led a national application to MSAC in the Federal Department of Health which resulted, in 2021, in Medicare funding ($280 million in year 1) for rTMS therapy for patients with depression.
Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Paul F. Jacques is Senior Scientist and Team Leader of the Nutritional Epidemiology Team at the HNRCA. His research interests include B vitamins, whole grains, flavonoids, hydration, diet patterns and diet quality, and their relation to maintenance of metabolic, cognitive and physical function with aging. Jacques has published more than 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts of original research over his career and has made many important discoveries in the field of nutritional epidemiology.
Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
PAUL G. HARRIS is the Chair Professor of Global and Environmental Studies at the Education University of Hong Kong and a Senior Research Fellow in the Earth System Governance global research alliance. His research explores climate governance, global environmental politics, ecological justice and international ethics.
Professor Harris is author/editor of Pathologies of Climate Governance (Cambridge University Press), Global Ethics and Climate Change (Edinburgh University Press), Climate Change and Ocean Governance (Cambridge University Press), What’s Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It (Polity), the Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics (Routledge) and 20 other books.
For more information, visit the following website: www.paulgharris.net
I lecture at the University of Portsmouth’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ). Prior to this, I served for nearly 20 years in the UK police service, most recently as a detective specializing in criminal investigations. I am involved in a range of research and teaching activities within economic crime, organised crime and policing.
My research focuses on issues of secrecy, offshore finance, and beneficial ownership transparency. I am intrigued with understanding the characteristics of offshore jurisdictions, the methods used to conceal beneficial ownership, and how governments and regulatory bodies attempt to control illicit offshore activities.
I am also interested in the financial regulation of crypto assets (such as, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and cryptocurrencies); and the role of blockchain technology in registers of beneficial ownership, smart contracts, the metaverse, and decentralized finance (DeFi).
PhD Candidate in Criminal Law & Criminology; Lecturer of Criminology, University of Chester, Liverpool John Moores University
I am currently a School of Law research student at LJMU investigating Moral Panic of Islamist Terrorism, Conspiracy theories, and the impact of support for British values.
A former lecturer at The Brilliant Club Scholars Programme
Current Lecturer of Criminology at the University of Chester
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Modules I teach:
-Theories of Crime & Justice
-State Crime & Resistance
-International (In)Justices & the Death Penalty
-Undergraduate dissertation supervisor
Senior Lecturer in Health Psychology, City, University of London
I completed my PhD in 2009. I am also a fellow of the Higher Education Authority. I previously worked in the third sector with homeless persons who have drug and alcohol addictions. I teach health psychology, qualitative research methods and addiction.
Professor of Sociology and Research Associate in Population Studies, University of Pennsylvania
I conduct research on family demography from a sociological perspective. My work focuses mostly on the causes of family change and its consequences for children in the United States.
Principal Lecturer, School of Art and Media, University of Brighton, University of Brighton
Dr Paula Hearsum lectures in Media at the University of Brighton specialising in Popular Music and Journalism across five undergraduate courses: Media Studies BA (Hons), Music Business and Media BA (Hons), Media, Industry and Innovation BA (Hons), Environment and Media Studies BA (Hons) and Media Production BA(Hons) as well as on three postgraduate degrees: Digital Media, Culture and Society MA, Journalism MA and Sport Journalism MA. She is currently the Learning and Teaching Lead for the School of Art and Media.
As a practitioner and academic, Paula believes that media is something you do as well as think about. Her professional background includes a decade as a music journalist before moving into new media as an Editor and consultant appearing on TV, radio as well as many public speaking engagements. Having launched the UK's first and leading student community website, studentUK, in 1997, Hearsum went on to work for a variety of companies including BBC, Channel 4 and the Department Children, Schools & Families. She was a regular judge for the Guardian Student Media Awards and has run workshops on digital journalism for industry professionals. She has written for many magazines and websites on music as well having worked as an editorial web consultant specialising in education.
Hearsum’s journalistic career includes contributions in the following magazines and newspapers: Vox (Staff Writer), NME, The Times, Red, Everywoman (Music Editor), 1015 (The Times supplement), Sounds, The Mac, Home Entertainment, Enjoy, Leeds Other Paper, Practical Parenting and Juno. She has also published several pieces on parenting.
Paula has a degree in Communication & Cultural Studies with Public Media BA (Hons) Trinity & All Saints, 1989 and Women’s Studies (MA) University of Westminster, 1995. She completed her PhD at the University of Brighton in 2016 focusing on the media representation of the deaths of popular musicians. She is a member of MeCCSA (Media, Communication & Cultural Association) and the International Association for the Study of Popular Music.
Paula has previously lectured at London Metropolitan University, Trinity & All Saints, Leeds, University of Westminster and the University of East London. She maintains and very much enjoys a relationship between academia and media practice through both streams of work and is continually inspired by her colleagues and students through her work at the University of Brighton.
Paula Hearsum’s main focus of research is the examination of the mediation of popular musician’s deaths as way to consider dominant social discourses and narratives. The legal, professional and ethical rules around writing about death are often broken when discussing popular musicians as a group and Paula’s research uses critical discourse analysis to demonstrate in what ways media institutions and the journalists as cultural intermediaries perform the roles of both reflecting and shaping social values.
Her practitioner background as a music journalist combines with her academic disciplines in Media Studies, Popular Music Studies and Journalism Studies within this body of work, which includes published research in intersecting areas within this work such as obituary journalism, gender debates and Death studies.
Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Lancaster University
My research focusses on: the relationship between work, disability and health; barriers to disabled people’s employment; and interventions to support disabled workers’ employment, including workplace adjustments. Disabled people have lower employment rates than non-disabled people, and are also more likely to be employed in insecure, lower-skilled and low-paid work. These employment inequities have severe consequences for their financial independence, health and wellbeing, and provide a mechanism for producing and exacerbating social inequalities in health.
I am lead investigator on a study funded by the Nuffield Foundation exploring disabled people's experiences of remote and hybrid working and how employers can design remote/hybrid working to be inclusive of their need and preferences: https://wp.lancs.ac.uk/inclusive-working/
Paula Jarzabkowski is a Professor of Strategic Management. Her research focuses on strategy-as-practice in complex contexts, such as regulated firms, third sector organizations and financial services, particularly insurance and reinsurance. Her research in this regard has been foundational in the establishment of the field of strategy-as-practice. She is experienced in qualitative methods, having used a range of research designs, including cross-sectional and longitudinal case studies, and drawing on multiple qualitative data sources including interviews, observation, audio and video ethnographic techniques and archival sources to study private and public sector organizations. In particular, this includes the first global ethnography – a programme of research that included the use of video methods - of the reinsurance industry.
Professor Jarzabkowski’s career has been marked by a series of prestigious fellowships that have enabled her to conduct detailed ethnographic studies of business problems. For example, in 2006-2007, funded by an AIM Ghoshal Fellowship, she conducted an audio-ethnographic longitudinal study of the paradoxical tensions involved in implementing a major strategic shift in a regulated telecommunications firm. From 2009-2012, she held the inaugural Insurance Intellectual Capital Initiative (IICI) fellowship, under which she conducted a 3-year audio and video ethnography of the global reinsurance market, which extended her skills from organisational to industry-level ethnography. From 2012-2014 she held an EC Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship at Cornell University.
Her work has appeared in a number of leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies and in 2005, she published the first book on strategy-as-practice, Strategy as Practice: An Activity-Based Approach (Sage).
In addition, her engagement with industry has made Professor Jarzabkowski skilled in turning academic research into applied outputs, including collaborating with industry in developing research questions, and presenting here research at industry venues and conferences. The relevance of her work was recognised recently with the prestigious 2013 ESRC Outstanding Impact on Business Award.
Professor Jarzabkowski has just released a new book with Oxford University Press, entitled 'Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk-Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry' based on her 3-year ethnographic study of the industry.
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto
Paula Maurutto is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and holds a cross-appointment at the Centre of Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are in the fields of law, criminal justice and punishment, as well as security and surveillance. In the area of preventive security and surveillance, her work questions the extent to which counter-terrorism practices and border controls erode fundamental aspects of justice and reproduce racial hierarchies. She has worked extensively on the use of risk assessments and criminal records in the field of punishment and penal management.
Associate Research Scientist, Nursing, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
I have been a Faculty member at Saskatchewan Polytechnic in the Nursing program for the past 9 years. I completed my BN degree with distinction July 2022 after 30 years as a diploma RN in many domains of nursing. I consider myself a baby researcher, but I am part of a fantastic research team studying older adults and my skills are improving in this area all the time.
Professeure titulaire ESG, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Domaines d'expertise :
- Comptabilité de management
- Comptabilité environnementale
- Développement durable
- Gestion de crise
- Organismes de bienfaisance
- Théories des organisations
Nurse Practitioner, PhD Nursing Student, Queen's University, Ontario
I am a 4th year PhD nursing student at Queen’s University, School of Nursing. I completed my undergraduate nursing education and my master in nursing/nurse practitioner at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). My PhD research is focused on understanding what it is like to live with diabetes in Liberia. I am particularly interested in how social, economic, political, and historical factors/structures influence the experience of living with diabetes in Liberia. My research interest is fuelled by my experience with global health outreach in Liberia. I am learning how I can use my voice and platform to advocate for policies and programs that support equity-deserving persons living with chronic illnesses.
Professor of Philosophy, Universität Wien
I'm professor of moral and political philosophy at the University of Vienna.
I received my PhD from MIT in 2012. Before that I read Physics & Philosophy at Balliol College in Oxford.
Associate Professor in Language in Education, University of Wollongong
Associate Professor Pauline Jones is a researcher and teacher educator in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests are educational linguistics/semiotics, advanced literacy development and disciplinary dialogue.
Her current research focusses on contemporary literacy skills in the disciplines of Science, English and History and how these develop across the years of schooling. She has recently led the Transforming Literacy Outcomes (TRANSLIT) project, a local study of literacy development from preschool to junior secondary. She has also investigated the use of multimodal texts in tertiary science classrooms. Her doctoral students work in a range of areas including multimodality, online learning, classroom discourse studies, literacy development and curriculum in schools and tertiary settings and teacher professional development.
In 2022 she is co-convenor (with Dr Shoshana Dreyfus) of the Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis in Education, the Arts and Social Sciences (IDEAS) research group. IDEAS is focussed on the application of theories of linguistics and semiotics to a broad range of social issues including climate change and sustainability. Its membership comprises an intergenerational group of scholars from across UOW and beyond who meet fortnightly in a program of seminars, workshops, and student presentations.
Senior Business Editor
Pauline has been a journalist for 18 years, mostly writing about business and finance. After covering the impact of the global financial crisis on UK consumers, she moved to the US in 2008 to write about financial regulation, risk management and energy trading. She is now based in Northern Ireland and joins The Conversation UK after a decade as a freelance writer and editor.
Postdoctoral Associate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Pauline seeks to understand the factors influencing plant evolution and adaptation. She is now working on the evolution of drought tolerance in wild populations of an American widespread flower.
Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Edith Cowan University
Pauline has a focus on reflection, ePortfolios and technology but also teaches in the leadership area, with a focus on advocacy and workforce issues impacting on the early years.
She has also engaged with research examining the impact of NAPLAN on children’s wellbeing and was honoured to be included in the consortium reviewing the Australian Approved Learning Frameworks.
Research Scientist, Environment Research Group, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Dr Pauline Treble is a research scientist within the Environment research group at ANSTO, where she works with a multi-disciplinary team of atmospheric scientists, hydrologists, groundwater and paleoenvironmental scientists.
Pauline specialises in constructing stalagmite-based paleoclimate and palaeofire records using ANSTO’s Isotope Tracng in Natural Systems and Synchrotron facilities. She has established cave monitoring programs that use caves as a natural laboratory to understand surface to cave drip water processes, develop novel palaeoenvironmental proxies and to track rainfall recharge to groundwater under a changing climate. She supervises Honours and PhD level as well as early career researchers on these projects.
Assistant researcher, University of Hamburg
Pauline Charlotte Reinecke is a doctoral researcher at Hamburg University of Technology. Her research focuses on grand societal challenges related to emerging technologies such as AI and Circular Economy, controversies in discourses around technology development, and processes of technology regulation. Her work has been published in leading management journals such as Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Business Economics and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.
Professor, The University of Queensland
Associate Professor Paulo Vasconcelos' research is in the fields of: Low-T Geochemistry, Economic Geology and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology. He received his PhD from The University of California (Berkeley).
Associate Professor, Cardiology, University of Saskatchewan
Payam Dehghani is a clinical co-director of the Prairie Vascular Research Inc (PVRI), and an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He is an interventional cardiologist at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and director of the Adults with Structural Heart Disease Clinic.
Research Fellow, Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, University of Manchester
I work with large-scale electronic health databases to investigate topics in epidemiology, using data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and ResearchOne. My current research focuses on four areas: mental health of young people, adverse outcomes associated with the use of antipsychotics in people with dementia, the use of prescribing safety indicators to reduce hazardous prescribing, and a new study on post-discharge care after acute kidney injury.
Before joining the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety at the University of Manchester, I was based at the Centre for Mental Health and Safety at the University where much of my research was on the epidemiology of self-harm, suicide, and violence. This included working on a 5-year programme investigating the risk factors for suicidal behaviour and violence in young people, using data from the Danish national registers.
Associate Professor of Work and Employment, Heriot-Watt University
Associate Professor of Work and Employment at Heriot-Watt University, with keen interest in the impact of Artificial Intelligence on work and workers. PhD in Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde. From 2013 to 2016 I was Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher for The Changing Employment Network. I am a member of the British Sociological Association and part of Editorial Board of the journal Work, Employment and Society. My research focuses on trade unions, European employment regulation, and platform work and the changes it produces on labour and the labour process. My work has been published in British Journal of Industrial Relation, British Journal of Management, New Technology, Work and Employment, Work, Employment and Society.
Director, Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics, Rhodes University
Pedro Tabensky was born in Santiago, Chile, to refugee parents. His mother is a Holocaust survivor born in Hungary two weeks before the final stage of the final solution. His father, of Polish Jewish ancestry, is a refugee of the Chinese revolution. He has lived a peripatetic life since the age of three, ending up in South Africa in 2001 and meeting his wife, with whom he has two children. Tabensky is the founding director of the Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGLE), Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University (South Africa). He is the author of Happiness: Personhood, Community, Purpose and of several articles and book chapters. Tabensky is also the editor of and contributor to Judging and Understanding: Essays on Free Will, Narrative, Meaning and the Ethical Limits of Condemnation; The Positive Function of Evil; and, coedited with Sally Matthews (his wife), Being at Home: Race, Institutional Culture and Transformation at South African Higher Education Institutions. He has a book, published in 2023 by Routledge, titled Fanon and Camus on the Algerian Question: An Ethics of Rebellion. He is commencing work on another book provisionally titled Ethics and Education as Practices of Freedom, coming out with Lexington, probably in 2026.
Professor of Business Law, McGill University
Research and teaching in business law, corporate governance, sustainable finance, law and political economy, legal theory, and transnational law. Studies of law and philosophy in Frankfurt, Paris and Harvard. PhD Frankfurt. Worked part-time in law firm while writing post-doctoral Habilitation, raised kids, former night-time cab driver, air-freight worker, nurse and student group mentor.
Professor of Psychology, Stockholm University
My teaching currently consists of lectures on attachment, psychology's precursors in the history of ideas, and philosophy of science at various courses and programs at the Department.
Apart from teaching, my work consists of research on a host of topics usually related to attachment theory in one way or the other.
I got my PhD in psychology at Uppsala University in 2002, on a dissertation which related attachment theory to various aspects of religion. After that, I worked as post-doc, lecturer, and researcher (“forskarassistent”) at the same University. I came to the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University in 2009, as research associate and senior lecturer. I functioned as Director of the PhD program in psychology 2011-2015. I became full Professor in psychology in 2015.
Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University
Dr Peita L. Richards is a current recipient of the Office of National Intelligence, National Intelligence Postdoctoral Grant, 2023 (project 202308). Her research is focused on extending methods developed in her doctoral research to the national intelligence priority area of “measuring reliable behavioural indicators of multiple social identity features in real world settings”.
Since submitting her PhD in 2022, Peita worked across post-doctoral research associate roles, where she supported projects focused on Indigenous communities. Her work included policy briefs for professional organisations on online safety for employees from diverse backgrounds; policy evaluations of social media training programs for Indigenous children entering high school; and policy evaluations of Aboriginal led, community-based programs to combat family violence. A Wiradjuri woman herself, Peita also worked as a Research Associate on an ARC Linkage Grant, investigating potential interventions to support Indigenous girls who runaway or are reported missing during their teenage years.
A NESA accredited teacher, over the last nine years, Peita has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level, across three universities. She has been active in units of criminology, peace and development, Indigenous studies, social psychology, international law, international security, and social research methods. Additionally, she has worked extensively with dedicated First Nations mentoring and tutoring supporting programs across two universities, assisting students in a one-to-one capacity to achieve their own academic and professional goals.
Prior to entering education, Peita worked in the United States, where she undertook a variety of roles in political communications. Building upon a professional communications background in Australia, she was able to develop policy analysis and development skills; liaise with stakeholders; and communicate findings to a diverse range of audiences.
Peita is strongly committed to, and passionate about, solutions based research.
Doctorante en Sciences de Gestion, ESCP Business School
Pénélope Van den Bussche est doctorante au département Contrôle et Pilotage des Organisations de l'ESCP Europe, à Paris.
Titulaire d'un master Recherche en Comptabilité et Contrôle de l'Université Paris Dauphine, ses recherches portent sur les plateformes digitales et l'économie collaborative.
Lecturer, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex
Dr Pen Woods is currently a Lecturer in Drama and European Literature at the University of Essex. She specialises in early modern and current theatre spectatorship, focusing on the flipside of performance studies to examine the significance of the reception of drama and how audiences produce the meanings and legacies of art both now and in the past. She collaborated with Shakespeare's Globe and Queen Mary University of London on a PhD project on Globe Audiences from 2007-2012 and was appointed to a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Australian Centre for Excellence for the History of the Emotions at the University of Western Australia 2012-2015. She was awarded a SLAM Fellowship to spend a year at Sydney University. Between 2014-2016 she received funding from CHE and Shakespeare's Globe to accompany the Globe to Globe Hamlet World Tour and collaborated with Dr. Malcolm Cocks on the compilation of the largest global audience data set for one production. From 2015-2021 she was a Lecturer in Drama at Queen Mary University of London, spending six months at The Graduate Centre, in the City University of New York. In 2022 she was appointed to a temporary position as Lecturer of Early Modern Studies at Newcastle University. As well as a historian of performance, audience and spectatorship, Woods is a cultural theorist of affect and a historian of the emotions with a focus on how emotions underpin the social and cultural scripts we live by and how we can intervene in these. As part of this research and education-led activism she co-founded the organisation Poetry Vs Colonialism with Poet Laila Sumpton and Professor of Education Victoria de Rijke which works with arts and heritage organisations, schools and Universities using poetry workshops as a springboard for processing the legacies of colonialism in society and the arts and forging new futures. She is currently finalising the manuscript of her first book The Audience at Shakespeare's Globe. Her next project is on the spectatorship of weather both now and in the past.
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Pengfei Song is an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechatronics and Robotics at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University. Pengfei received his B.Eng. degree from Jilin University, China in 2013 and Ph.D. degree from McGill University, Canada in 2018, both in mechanical engineering. Pengfei’s research interests lie primarily in microsystems, which include 1) microfluidic biosensors and platforms and 2) automation and robotics at microscale. Pengfei’s research receives several awards/finalists from major microfluidic and robotic conferences. Pengfei also serves as Associate Editors in IEEE-RAL, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, and the Young Editor in Cyborg and Bionic Systems.
Assistant Research Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State
Pengfei Zhang is an Assistant Research Professor in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science. His research focus areas include polar amplification, Arctic-latitudes linkage, Arctic sea ice loss, mid-high latitudes extreme weathers, stratosphere-troposphere coupling, and climate modeling.
My training is in community psychology and public health epidemiology. My main expertise is the theory, methods, ethics and economics of complex, multi-level community and population-level interventions to promote health and prevent disease. I'm best known for my publications in health promotion evaluation, social capital, and using complexity thinking to design more effective interventions and more appropriate evaluation methods. My main empirical work is in schools and neighbourhoods.
I spent 10 years in Canada where I had the opportunity to help shape the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's strategy to move from descriptive and analytic health research to more solution-focused investments in population health intervention research.
I am currently a Professor of Public Health at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney and a lead investigator of the NHMRC Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC) . My focus of interest in TAPPC is in implementation science and communication of the science underpinning public policy.