PhD Linguistics (Forensic Speech Science), University of York
I am currently working towards a PhD at the University of York. My main research interests are in Forensic Speech Science, Phonetics and Language Variation and Change. My current research focuses on threats as language crimes, and how different aspects of voice may cause listener's to infer greater or lesser levels of threat in a speaker.
PhD candidate in Palaeontology, University of Leeds
I currently lecture in law at James Cook University in Townsville, North Queensland (2009 – present). My research interests are in the areas of Administrative law, Legal Ethics, Australian legal history, governance, sovereignty, colonialism, and parliamentary systems.
I hold undergraduate and postgraduate degrees from: JCU (LLB Hons; BA), University of Sydney (MA), ANU (Grad Dip Legal Practice) and UNSW (Grad Dip Ed). I am currently completing a PhD from James Cook University.
(please see my research portfolio at https://research.jcu.edu.au/portfolio/jamie.fellows/ )
Assistant Professor of Resource Economics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
I am interested in the quantitative investigation of policy-relevant factors that contribute to outcomes in human health and well-being. My research to date has been primarily concerned with the two-way interaction between environmental conditions and human activities. In addition to a continued attention to environmental topics, I am particularly interested in expanding the scope of my work to questions in health, education, agriculture, and development.
Jan Čulík is a graduate of Charles University, Prague. He has been working as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Czech Studies at the University of Glasgow since 1995. After being employed as a lecturer in Czech Studies at the Universities of Glasgow and Lancaster in the early 1980s, he worked as an independent producer and film maker for the UK TV station Channel Four Television. His Channel Four documentary “Orpheus through the Ages” (1984) received a Scottish BAFTA (TRIC) award for the best film in the Music and Arts category in 1986. In the 1980s and 1990s, Jan Čulík has also worked as a journalist for the Czechoslovak section of the BBC World Service and for the US station Radio Free Europe. In 1996, he founded a Czech-language cultural and political internet daily Britské listy (blisty.cz), which has currently some 3 million individual readers per year (Google Analytics). He is well-known as a public commentator in the Czech Republic. Jan Čulík is the author of two monographs on post-communist Czech cinema, one published in Czech and one in English. He has recently also produced an international monograph dealing with the construction of mythologies in the Central and East European TV series.
Professor Jan Hofman completed his MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, studying the flow of dilute emulsions through porous media.
Jan worked for 25 years in water treatment research in the Netherlands at Kiwa, Waternet (Amsterdam Water Supply) and KWR Watercycle Research Institute. He was also a visiting researcher at Delft University of Technology. He was involved in many international research projects and has expertise in a number of water treatment processes, including sand filtration, activated carbon filtration, ozonation, UV, membranes, and softening.
Currently, Jan is the Director of the Water Innovation and Research Centre: WIRC @ Bath. The Centre provides a unique environment to engage globally in research and policy on water technologies and resource management. The centre comprises multidisciplinary research teams, with wide expertise in the natural sciences and engineering, as well as in social, economic and political sciences, in policy, and in business management.
Prof Hofman’s research is focused on creating sustainable solutions in the water cycle. His personal research interests are:
sustainable water management
origin, fate and abatement options for emerging contaminants like pharmaceutical compounds or nanoparticles in water
thermal energy recovery from water and wastewater
resource recovery from wastewater and water treatment residuals
upscaling of nanotechnology application for water treatment.
Professor of Dementia Care, University of Bradford
Jan Oyebode, Professor of Dementia Care, moved to University of Bradford in 2013 and before that combined an NHS career as a clinical psychologist with older people with academic roles, most recently in Birmingham. She has researched widely on topics connected with dementia, bereavement and old age psychology. Her current interests focus on relationships in dementia, including cultural influences and also young onset and fronto-temporal dementias.
Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes is Professor of Accounting and Taxation at Hull University Business School. She is also Co-Director of Accounting Research for the Business School. After graduating from the University of Oxford, she became a chartered accountant and chartered tax consultant with KPMG. In 1992 she joined the University of Leeds, gaining postgraduate teaching qualifications and a PhD (in Revenue Law and Tax Practice).
She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. After moving to the University of Sheffield in 2005, she then joined The Open University in 2008 as Professor of Accounting, later holding the posts of Professor of Law and Head of the Open University Law School and then Professor of Revenue Law.
Jane’s research focuses on taxation, especially from an interdisciplinary perspective. She has gained an international reputation for her work in this area, which is reflected in her publication record. She has taught a wide range of subjects in the accounting and business law area, including taxation, and her textbook, entitled The Theory, Principles and Management of Taxation: An Introduction, was published by Routledge in October 2014.
Professor and Chair Community Development and Applied Economics, University of Vermont
Jane Kolodinsky is passionate about applied economics – application of the concepts of demand, consumer behavior, and marketing principles to improve consumer wellbeing.
Jane has been a professor at the University of Vermont since 1987. As Chair of the Community Development and Applied Economics Department (CDAE), she oversees a breadth of undergraduate majors and minors (community entrepreneurship; public communication; community and international development; applied design; green building and community design) and two master degree programs (community development and applied economics; public administration).
Professor, University of Western Australia
Jane Lydon is the Wesfarmers Chair of Australian History at the University of Western Australia. Her books include The Flash of Recognition: Photography and the emergence of Indigenous rights (NewSouth, 2012), which won the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards’ USQ History Book Award. Photography, Humanitarianism, Empire has just been published by Bloomsbury.
Scientia Professor and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW Australia
Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and the Founding Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at the University of New South Wales. She holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship, and is a non-resident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution in Washington DC and a Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Refugee Studies Centre. Professor McAdam publishes widely in international refugee law and forced migration, with a particular focus on climate change and mobility. She serves on a number of international committees and has undertaken consultancies for UNHCR and various governments on issues relating to forced migration and international law.
Professor of Health Psychology, University of Surrey
Jane Ogden is Professor of Psychology at the University of Surrey. Her research interests include eating behaviour and obesity, communication in the consultation, and women’s health.
She has authored many books, including 'The psychology of eating: From healthy to disordered behaviour', 'Fat Chance, the Myth of Dieting explained', and 'Health Psychology: a textbook'.
Her new book: 'The good parenting food guide: how to manage what children eat without making food an issue' is due to be published by Wiley in Feb 2014.
Professor of Human Geography, Queen Mary University of London
I'm a Human Geographer, based at Queen Mary, University of London, UK.
I completed a degree in Geography at Cambridge University (St Catharine's College, 1983-1986) and a PhD at the Open University (supervised by Professors John Allen and Doreen Massey, 1992-1995).
I have had academic jobs at the University of Cambridge (1991-1992); University of Southampton (1993-1998); and arrived at Queen Mary in 1998.
Since completing my PhD in 1995 I've looked at the geography of labour organising; the development of union-community alliances in pursuit of shared goals such as the living wage; the impact of the living wage in London; the potential for employee ownership to democratise the workplace and economy; the challenges faced in fostering international solidarity between workers in transnational companies; the emergence of a migrant division of labour in London's low waged labour market; the history and practice of community organising; and the emergence of localism as a key tool for public policy and political practice
Research Fellow: Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, Monash University
Janet Sluggett is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety, in the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University. Janet is also a registered pharmacist.
Janet's research interests include quality use of medicines, pharmacoepidemiology, quality improvement and cerebrovascular disease.
I am an expert on political philosophy. I have written books on reparative justice and intergenerational justice. I have also written extensively on environmental philosophy, feminism and international justice.
Associate Professor of Environmental Planning, Griffith University
Jason Byrne is an urban geographer. He undertook his PhD at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) where he was a fellow in the Center for Sustainable Cities. Jason is also a Senior Fellow with the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies. He was previously a town planner and environmental policy officer with the Western Australian government. Jason's research interests include: urban nature and urban ecology; park and green-space planning; environmental equity and justice; open space and residential density; ecological sustainability; and climate change justice.
Associate research scientist, Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
Since August 2013, I am a research scientist at Universidad Tecnológica de Panama affiliated with the Grupo de Investigación en Biotecnología, Bioinformática y Biología de Sistemas (GIBBS) at the Centro de Producción e Investigaciones Agroindustriales - (CEPIA). Since February 2015, I am a also an adjunct researcher at Institute of Scientific Research and High Technology Services (INDICASAT-AIP).
My main research objective is to promote and expand the use of computer tools coupled with statistical analysis, machine learning and data mining techniques to derive biological insight from high-throughput biomedical data. I am also interest in diverse areas of computation, such as: high performance scientific computing and systems biology.
I completed my Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and my MSc. in Computer Science (Bioinformatics) at McGill University, in Montreal, Canada. Previously I obtained a BSc. in Computer Systems Engineering at UniversIdad Tecnológica de Panamá.
Since 1995 I have held the position of Research Scientist at The Ohio State University, where I collect data as part of the National Longitudinal Surveys on income, wealth, and life experiences of thousands of Americans. My personal finance research has been widely quoted in the media and has been highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fox News, Good Morning America, Scientific American and numerous other news outlets.
Besides publishing numerous scholarly articles I wrote the book "Business Information: Finding and Using Data in the Digital Age" for McGraw-Hill/Irwin and "Business Macroeconomics: A Guide for Managers, Traders and Practical People." More information on the macroeconomics book can be found at http://businessmacroeconomics.com/.
I also teach at Boston University's School of Management. From 1988 to the present my teaching has spanned a wide range of levels from senior executives taking intensive classes to high school students encountering economic theories for the first time. I have taught giant lectures of over 450 students, classes of fifty, and small seminars with fewer than ten people.
My personal blog is found here http://u.osu.edu/zagorsky.1/
I was born and raised in Salina, Kansas, a town near the geographic center of the contiguous United States. I read History and English at the University of Kansas. I first came to Oxford on an undergraduate study abroad year and was immediately drawn to the tutorial system. I was fortunate to return to Britain as a post-graduate Marshall Scholar at Worcester College, Oxford. After finishing a D.Phil. in modern history, I went to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge on a Junior Research Fellowship, before assuming my present post as University Lecturer in American History and Tutorial Fellow in History at Corpus Christi College.
My principal research focuses on nineteenth century American history. From the perspective of the twenty-first century, the rise of the United States appears natural and inevitable. Yet there was nothing pre-ordained about the consolidation of the American Union, nor the establishment of the American empire. I am interested in why this group of former British colonies bound together and how their fragile union survived fundamental ideological and political disputes, such as those unleashed by the entrenchment of slavery in the Southern states. Most of my research has focused on nineteenth century US foreign relations and Americans' paradoxical relationship with empire. As Americans struggled to free themselves from their colonial past, they constructed their own empire, engaged in their own conquests, and exercised effective control over other peoples. My work connects the United States' foreign relations with its project of nation-building at home.
In addition to the above, I have secondary research interests in the American Civil War, international finance and economics in the nineteenth century, Anglo-American relations, and US cultural expansion.
I supervise post-graduate researchers working on America in the world in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the American Civil War, and US economic development.
Postdoctoral Associate, Victoria University
Dr Jean Ker Walsh is working on a book based on her thesis and her career experience in political journalism, as a political media adviser and strategic communications specialist.
Professor of Philosophy, Macquarie University
Jeanette joined Macquarie in 2009 as a CoRE joint appointment between the Philosophy Department and the Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science. After completing her PhD in 1994 she spent a further ten years in the Philosophy Department at Monash as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. From 2004 - 2008 she was Principal Research Fellow in The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the Australian National University and also at Charles Sturt University (2008-9).
Ph.D. Candidate in Chemical Biology, Harvard University
I am a graduate student in the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Dept at Harvard University. I specialize in protein evolution and genome editing.
Jeff Borland is Professor of Economics at the University of Melbourne. In 2010 he was Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University, and he has also held visiting positions at ANU, University of Iowa and University of Wisconsin-Madison. His main research interests are the operation of labour markets in Australia, program and policy evaluation, economics of sport, and Australian economic history. He currently teaches subjects in Introductory Microeconomics, Australian Economic History, and World Economic History.
Visiting Instructor, Journalism, Nicholson School of Communication , University of Central Florida
Jeff Kunerth joins the faculty after 41 years as a reporter with the Orlando Sentinel, where he won numerous awards including a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. He is the author of Trout: A True Story of Teens, Murder and the Death Penalty, and Florida’s Paved Bike Trails, now in it’s third edition.
Prior to joining the faculty, Kunerth taught writing and reporting for 15 years as an adjunct at Rollins College and UCF, where he received an award of recognition in 2010 for excellence in teaching. Kunerth received his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State University and his MFA from Goucher College. Kunerth comes from a family of journalists. His father, Bill Kunerth, taught journalism for 30 years at Iowa State University. His brother, Bill B. Kunerth, was a newspaper publisher for more than 30 years.
He is married to Gretchen Kunerth. They have two sons, Chad and Jesse, and live in Altamonte Springs.
I am a cultural anthropologist and my research focuses on several themes including: Migration and Refugees, Economics and Development, Nutrition, and Methodology.
Since the early 1990s I have studied migration from communities in Oaxaca, Mexico to the US with support from the National Science Foundation. I also conduct comparative research on Mexican, Dominican and Turkish migration.
My work on food and eating insects in Mexico was supported by the National Geographic Society.
I have served as an expert witness on several criminal and immigration/refugee cases and consulted on marketing and cultural issues with Fortune 500 companies.
In my latest book, EATING SOUP WITHOUT A SPOON: ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY AND METHOD IN THE REAL WORLD, I explore how to conduct research. You can learn more at: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/cohen-eating-soup-without-a-spoon
Jeffrey Knapp has been with UNSW since 2007. Jeffrey’s background is in income tax (Coopers & Lybrand), financial reporting and audit advice (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia) and teaching consolidation accounting (Macquarie University). Jeffrey’s strengths are his knowledge of accounting standards and his forensic ability to uncover financial reporting irregularities. Jeffrey is one of Australia’s most active media commentators on financial reporting regulation and practice. During 2010-2015, Jeffrey has publicly exposed omissions and irregularities in the financial reports of various large Australian companies that are politically and/or economically important.
Jeffrey R. Powell did his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame where he started working on the mosquito Aedes aegypti under the direction of George B. Craig. In 1969 he went to graduate school at The Rockefeller University where he began empirical population genetics studies of Drosophila under the mentorship of Theodosius Dobzhansky. He obtained his Ph. D. in 1972 from the University of California, Davis, where he moved with Dobzhansky in 1971. He began as an Assistant Professor at Yale in 1972 and has been on the faculty since. He has spent sabbatical leaves at the University of California (Riverside), University of Rome, California Institute of Technology, and Cambridge University. He continues to work on Drosophila and mosquitoes, while initiating in 1991 a research program on genetics of Galápagos tortoises that has taken on a life of its own. His major interests are basic issues of evolutionary genetics and molecular evolution largely using Drosophila as a model organism and application of genetic technologies and concepts to mosquitoes to aid in control of diseases they transmit. He has mentored 23 Ph. D. students to completion, 24 postdoctorals, and >40 undergraduates, as well as hosted six sabbatical visitors.
Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Columbia University
I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Earth Institute at Columbia University, working with the Center for Sustainable Urban Development. I use ethnography, focus groups, surveys, and experimental methods to examine the political conditions under which democratic activity and accountability develop in poor urban communities. I received my PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the department of political science in 2014. My dissertation received the 2014 African Politics Conference Group-Lynne Rienner Award for Best Dissertation in African Politics. My research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, National Science Foundation, and the University of Wisconsin. I was a Research Associate at the Center for Democratic Development in Ghana in 2012. Prior to graduate school, I graduated with honors from Northwestern University and served as a Program Coordinator for the Illinois Education Foundation. During the academic year 2014-15, I was a Visiting Lecturer of Politics at Bates College. In 2016, I will be an Assistant Professor of Politics at University of San Francisco.
Associate Professor of History, Boston University
A specialist on social movements in Latin America, Rubin combines innovative methodological approaches with the study of democratic possibility in Latin America over the past thirty years. Rubin’s work is ethnographic, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and transnational.
Jeffrey W. Rubin is the author of Decentering the Regime: Ethnicity, Radicalism, and Democracy in Juchitán, Mexico (Duke 1997), co-author of Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women's Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration (Duke 2013), and co-editor of Enduring Reform: Progressive Activism and Business Responses in Latin America's Democracies (Pittsburgh 2014), Lived Religion and Lived Citizenship in Latin America's Zones of Crisis (Latin American Research Review 2014), and Beyond Civil Society: Activism, Participation, and Protest in 21st Century Latin America (Duke, forthcoming).
Rubin’s current project, Seeing and Not Seeing: Essays on Democratic Possibility in Latin America and Beyond, argues that in order to understand the dynamic and unstable mixes of democracy and violence, economic expansion and continuing exclusions, that characterize Latin America today – and to discern possibilities for and limits to progressive reform in this context – it is essential to conceptualize historical forces and political actors not as coherent and bounded, but rather as made up of multiple and changing forces, strands, and cultures.
Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra
Jen Webb is Distinguished Professor of Creative Practice, and Director of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research in the Faculty of Arts and Design. Her current research includes an ARC-funded investigation of creative practice (using poetry as a case study), and an ARC-funded investigation of outcomes for graduates of creative arts degrees.
Jennie C. Stephens is the Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. Professor Stephens’ research, teaching, and community engagement focus on socio-political aspects of energy technology innovation, electricity system change, climate change communication, and facilitating social learning in the transition from fossil-fuel to renewables based energy systems. She has contributed to understanding the social dynamics of wind power, carbon capture and storage, and smart grid, and brings experience in stakeholder engagement and communication among experts, practitioners, academics, and the public.
Professor Stephens was previously on the faculty at Clark University (2005-2014), and she did post-doctoral research at Harvard’s Kennedy School (2002-2005). She earned her PhD (2002) at Caltech in Environmental Science and Engineering and her BA (1997) at Harvard in Environmental Science and Public Policy.
Senior Lecturer in International Business and Economic Geography, University of Liverpool
Dr. Jennifer Johns’ research interests are primarily concerned with network approaches to economic development and have two interrelated strands: industrial agglomeration local economic development, and geographies of innovation and entrepreneurship. Previous research projects include creative industries in the North West, temporary staffing markets in Japan, Sweden, Australia and the UK, and the global production networks of the video games industry. Primary research has been conducted in a wide range of international contexts. Her current research projects include innovation and entrepreneurship in collaborative spaces in Manchester, Tokyo and Barcelona and research on cities.
Jennifer trained as an economic geographer before moving to management. She works on research issues of inter-disciplinary interest including globalisation, the agglomeration of economic activities, entrepreneurship and innovation and global trade and production networks.
Research Lecturer in Music Perception and Cognition, Western Sydney University
Dr MacRitchie joined the Music Cognition and Action research program at MARCS Institute in 2014. With a background in both electrical engineering and music, her research focuses on the acquisition and development of motor skills in piano performance. Studies range from looking at movements of novices to experts, from those who have studied music from a young age to those who are rediscovering music in retirement.
Jennifer serves as Associate Editor of Frontiers in Psychology, Performance Science, and is on the editorial board of Musicae Scientiae. She has conducted research in a variety of environments, completing her doctoral work in University of Glasgow's Science and Music Research group, and a postdoctoral position at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland.
Jennifer is also an experienced pianist, having performed concertos by Grieg, Shostakovich and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with amateur orchestras in Glasgow, UK, as well as regular performances with chamber groups in the UK, Switzerland and Australia.
Associate Professor of Communication and Director of the Aggie Agora, Texas A&M University
Jennifer Mercieca is an historian of American political discourse, especially discourses about citizenship, democracy, and the presidency. Her scholarship combines American history with rhetorical and political theory in an effort to understand democratic practices. She argues that current views of citizenship rely upon the tragic and ironic views, which do not enable citizens to act to control their government.
Her presidency research argues that we have heroic expectations for the presidency that are both unrealistic and unconstitutional and that these expectations burden the presidency. She is the author of Founding Fictions and the co-Editor of The Rhetoric of Heroic Expectations: Establishing the Obama Presidency.
Her essays have appeared in scholarly journals like Rhetoric & Public Affairs, The Quarterly Journal of Speech, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.
Dr. Mercieca teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on Political Communication, Presidential Rhetoric, Activism, Citizenship & the Public Sphere, Social Movements, Rhetorical Theory, and the History of American Public Discourse. Dr. Mercieca frequently appears as an expert commentator and as a consultant for news stories.
Research Fellow at Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University
Jennifer is a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University. Her current areas of research are: HIV, sexuality and gender. She also has a research background in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered parenting and family studies.