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John M Thompson

Jack Thompson is Lecturer at the Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge and his MA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Dr Thompson’s research focuses on foreign policy and political culture in the United States. He is particularly interested in political (especially presidential) leadership, partisanship, transatlantic relations, and debates regarding American relative decline.

Dr Thompson is currently working on two projects. One explores presidential leadership in US foreign policy. The second explores the emergence of modern conservative political culture.

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John McDonough

John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA is Professor of Public Health Practice in the Department of Health Policy & Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Director of the HSPH Center for Executive and Continuing Professional Education.

In 2010, he was the Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health at Hunter College in New York City. Between 2008 and 2010, he served as a Senior Advisor on National Health Reform to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions where he worked on the development and passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Between 2003 and 2008, he served as Executive Director of Health Care for All, Massachusetts’ leading consumer health advocacy organization, where he played a key role in passage and implementation of the 2006 Massachusetts health reform law. Between 1998 and 2003, he was an Associate Professor at the Heller School at Brandeis University and a Senior Associate at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy. From 1985 to 1997, he served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives where he co-chaired the Joint Committee on Health Care.

His articles have appeared in Health Affairs, the New England Journal of Medicine and other journals. He has written three books, Inside National Health Reform, published in September 2011 by the University of California Press and the Milbank Fund, Experiencing Politics: A Legislator’s Stories of Government and Health Care by the University of California Press and the Milbank Fund in 2000, and Interests, Ideas, and Deregulation: The Fate of Hospital Rate Setting by the University of Michigan Press in 1998.

He received a doctorate in public health in 1996 from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and a master’s in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1990.

He writes about national health care policy on his blog, Health Stew (www.healthstew.com).

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John Nevile

John Nevile was Professor of Economics at UNSW 1965-1992, and is now Emeritus Professor and Visiting Professor. He was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 1972 and was President of the Economics Society of Australia from 1980 to 1984. John has been a member of government advisory bodies and has also been a consultant for major Australian Government enquiries and for the IMF.

In recent years his research interests have been in the fields of macroeconomic policy, unemployment and history of economic thought, with also an interest in economics and ethics. In 2000 he received the Distinguished Fellow Medal of the Economic Society of Australia.

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John Quiggin

John Quiggin is an Australian economist, a Professor and an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow and a Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland, and a member of the Board of the Climate Change Authority of the Australian Government.

He was awarded the Australian Social Science Academy Medal in 1993 and a Fellowship in 1996, received the 1997 and 2000 Sam Richardson of the Institute of Public Administration, Australia, received the 2001 Editors Prize of the Australian Journal of Agricultural Economics, a Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2002, and a Distinguished Fellowship of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and in 2011 received the Distinguished Fellow Award of the Economic Society of Australia.

A prolific author and blogger, Professor Quiggin's most recent book, Zombie Economics: How Dead Ideas Still Walk among Us, was published in October 2010 from Princeton University Press.

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John Rennie Short

John Rennie Short is an expert on urban issues, environmental concerns, globalization, political geography and the history of cartography. He has studied cities around the world, and lectured to a variety of audiences. Recent books include Urban Theory (2015, 2nd ed.), Human Geography: A Short Introduction (2014), Stress Testing The USA (2013), Cities and Nature (2013, 2nd ed.) and Globalization, Modernity and The City (2012).

Before coming to UMBC in 2002, he was a Professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. From 1978 to 1990 he taught at the University of Reading UK. He has held visiting appointments as Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University, as the Erasmus Professor at Groningen University and as the Leverhulme Professor at Loughborough University. Among his research fellowships are the Vietor Fellowship to the Beinecke Library at Yale University, the Dibner Fellowship at the Smithsonian, the Kono Fellowship at the Huntington Library and the Andrew Mellon Fellowship at the American Philosophical Society.

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John Rice

Professor of Management, University of New England

John Rice is a Professor of Management at the University of New England Business School. His PhD looked at strategic alliances in mobile telecommunications, and he has other postgraduate degrees in economics, business administration, finance and education.

Prior to joining UNE, he was Associate Professor at the Griffith Business School's Gold Coast campus. Previously his role was as Chief Researcher at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, based in Adelaide. He has a particular interest in the intersection of worker skills, organisational productivity and social development.

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John Shattuck

John Shattuck is a former U.S. secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor. He has had a distinguished career spanning more than three decades in higher education, international diplomacy, foreign policy and human rights.

Before coming to CEU, he was CEO of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, a national public affairs center in Boston, and Senior Fellow at Tufts University, where he taught human rights and international relations. President Shattuck served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor under President Clinton, playing a major role in the establishment by the United Nations of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia; assisting an international coalition under UN authority to restore a democratically-elected government to Haiti; and negotiating the Dayton Peace Agreement and other efforts to end the war in Bosnia.

Subsequently he served as US Ambassador to the Czech Republic, working with the Czech government to assist in overhauling the country’s legal system, and with Czech educators to support innovative civic education programs in the country’s schools and universities. In recognition of his human rights leadership, he has received the International Human Rights Award from the United Nations Association of Boston; the Ambassador’s Award from the American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative; and the Tufts University Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award.

Prior to his government service, President Shattuck was a Vice-President at Harvard University, taught at the Harvard Law School, and was a Research Associate at the Kennedy School of Government. At Harvard, he was responsible for managing the University’s relations with the federal government, including federal support for research funding and student financial aid. While at Harvard he founded the Cambridge Partnership for Public Education, and worked to expand Harvard’s role in assisting public schools, including the creation of a new program of fellowships for Cambridge and Boston teachers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He was also active in expanding Harvard’s public service programs involving students and faculty members. He received the Distinguished Service to Public Education Award in 1990 from the Massachusetts Board of Education, and the Yale Law School Public Service Award in 1988.

Shattuck’s career began at the American Civil Liberties Union, where he served as Executive Director of the Washington Office and National Staff Counsel. He helped enact federal legislation to protect individual privacy and to enforce civil rights in the election process. He also handled a number of prominent civil rights and civil liberties court cases, including the representation of persons who had been targets of illegal surveillance during the Nixon administration. In 1984 he received the Roger Baldwin Award for his national contribution to civil liberties.

Shattuck is the author of three books, including Freedom on Fire, a study of the international response to genocide and crimes against humanity in the 1990s, published by Harvard University Press, and Rights of Privacy, a casebook on US constitutional law and the protection of privacy. He has published more than 50 articles on human rights, civil liberties, international relations, public service and higher education. In 2007 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he has received honorary degrees from the University of Western Bohemia in the Czech Republic, the University of Rhode Island, Kenyon College, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York.

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John Taylor

Professor C John Taylor is Head of the Australian School of Taxation and Business Law (Atax) in the UNSW Australia, Business School. He received a BA, an LL B and an LL M(Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Grad Cert in Higher Education from UNSW. Professor Taylor’s main areas of research have been: capital gains tax; corporate – shareholder taxation; taxation treaties; and tax simplification. He has been a contributing author to all editions of Understanding Taxation Law (Lexis Nexis, 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015). The journals he has published in include: Melbourne University Law Review, British Tax Review, Canadian Tax Journal, Bulletin For International Fiscal Documentation, Australian Tax Forum, E-Journal of Tax Research and Australian Tax Review. John was the Inaugural Honorary Research Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and in that capacity was the principal author of Beyond 4100: A report on measures to combat rising compliance costs through reducing tax law complexity, Taxation Institute of Australia, 2006. From 2006 to 2007 John conducted contract research for the Commonwealth Department of the Treasury on anti avoidance provisions in the income tax. John has been a Visiting Professor/Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, The University of Cambridge, Leiden University, The International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation, The University of British Columbia, The University of Western Ontario and the Plunkett Centre For Co-operative Studies.

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John Van Reenen

John Van Reenen is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Director of the Centre of Economic Performance. He is the winner of the 2009 Yrjö Jahnsson Award (European equivalent to the Bates Clark Medal)

He has been a senior policy advisor to 10 Downing Street, the UK Secretary of State for Health and European Commission. He is a Research Fellow at the CEPR and NBER.

He received his BA from the University of Cambridge, his MSc from the London School of Economics and his PhD from University College London. Since 2003 he has been a member of the economics faculty of LSE, where he has taught industrial economics, labour economics and econometrics. He has been a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, a visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, at Princeton and Denning Visiting Professor of Global Business and Economics at Stanford.

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John Vaz

John Vaz, a senior executive from industry who joined Monash as an Academic in 2008 and is currently the program director for Banking and Finance at Monash. He i teaches Finance into masters programs and Corporate finance in the MBA program. He holds an MBA and a PhD in Finance. John regularly draws on his many years of experience in chief executive and senior management roles from start-ups to large enterprises in the Tech sector across many countries. John has done business and worked in many countries including Australia, SE Asia and the UK. John's research interests follow his PhD in Finance in how the macro-economy impacts financial markets, financial institutions and investor behavior.

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John Vella

John Vella is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation (CBT) and a member of the Faculty of Law at Oxford.

John studied law at the University of Malta (BA and LLD) and the University of Cambridge (LLM and PhD). Prior to his current post he was Norton Rose Career Development Fellow in Company Law at the Faculty of Law at Oxford. John has given evidence twice before the House of Lords EU Sub-Commmittee A on Financial Transaction Taxes (November 2011 and March 2013) and before the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards on the role of tax in relation to banking standards and culture (January 2013).

He is the convenor of the Tax Section of the UK Society of Legal Scholars. He has been a Program Affiliate Scholar at New York University and has acted as a co-arbitrator in a tax dispute before the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

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John S. Park

John Park is an adjunct lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School and a research associate at MIT. He is also a faculty affiliate with the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was the 2012–2013 Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow at MIT's Security Studies Program. He previously directed Northeast Asia Track 1.5 projects at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. These initiatives include the U.S.-China Project on Crisis Avoidance & Cooperation, the U.S.-ROK-Japan Trilateral Dialogue in Northeast Asia, and the U.S.-China-Japan Dialogue on Risk Reduction & Crisis Prevention. He advises Northeast Asia policy-focused officials at the Departments of Defense, State, and the Treasury, as well as on the National Security Council and congressional committees.

Dr. Park worked at Goldman Sachs, where he specialized in U.S. military privatization financing projects. Prior to that, he was the project leader of the North Korea Analysis Group at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center. He earlier worked in Goldman Sachs' M&A Advisory Group in Hong Kong and the Boston Consulting Group's Financial Services Practice in Seoul.

Dr. Park's publications include: "Assessing the Role of Security Assurances in Dealing with North Korea" in Security Assurances and Nuclear Nonproliferation (Stanford University Press, 2012); "North Korea, Inc.: Gaining Insights into North Korean Regime Stability from Recent Commercial Activities" (USIP Working Paper, May 2009); and "North Korea's Nuclear Policy Behavior: Deterrence and Leverage," in The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia (Stanford University Press, 2008).

His current research focuses on the North Korean regime's accumulated learning in evading targeted sanctions. Dr. Park received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University and completed his pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center.

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Jon C. Day

PhD candidate, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University

Previously one of the Directors at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority; now completing a PhD at Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University in Townsville.

Jon has 39 years of professional experience as a protected area planner and manager, 28 years of which were involved in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Between 1998-2003, Jon was the Director responsible for commencing and coordinating the Representative Areas Program (RAP), the major rezoning program undertaken for the entire Great Barrier Reef. For his efforts with RAP, Jon was awarded an Australian Public Service Medal (PSM) and a Smithsonian-Queensland Fellowship.

Jon has also been heavily involved in World Heritage matters since 1999 and was one of Australia's formal appointees to the World Heritage Committee between 2007-11.

Jon is the primary author of 12 book chapters or books (including the 'Guidelines for applying the IUCN Protected Area Management Categories to Marine Protected Areas') and has more than 50 peer-reviewed publications.

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Jon Fox

Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Bristol

Jon’s main areas of research are in nationalism, ethnicity,racism, and migration. He has done research on ethnicity and nationalism in Hungary and Romania and migration within East Europe and from East Europe to the UK. In each case he is interested in the ways in which ordinary people negotiate and constitute social difference in their everyday lives.

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Jon Gluyas

Durham University

Jon Gluyas is a geologist who began work in the oil industry after completing a PhD. Twenty eight years later in 2009 he joined Durham University as Professor in Geoenergy, Carbon Capture and Storage. His research interests are in oil, gas, geothermal and making better use of non-renewable resources such as helium.

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Jon Stein

Jon is CEO of Kettera Strategies LLC (formerly named Typhon Access). Kettera Strategies is the operator of Hydra — a platform registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission — that allows qualified investors access to easily invest in a carefully curated array of CTA, FX, and Macro strategies.

Jon has over 25 years of financial industry experience with a focus on portfolio management and managed futures, FX, and commodities’ strategies. Most recently, he was Managing Director at Parker Global Strategies in charge of the construction and development of their FX and CTA products and portfolios. Prior to that, Jon was the CIO and a founding partner of AlphaMetrix Group, leaving at the end of 2007 to join Parker Global. Before that he was the Chief Investment Officer of Efficient Capital Management, a fund-of-funds and manager-of-managers, and Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to his career in finance, Jon worked as a lawyer focusing on hedge fund formation and as the Senior Editor with Futures Magazine from 1987. Jon is the author of Trading Currency Cross Rates, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1993.

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Jonathan J.B. Mijs

Doctoral Candidate in Sociology, Harvard University

Jonathan J. B. Mijs is a PhD candidate in sociology at Harvard University. He is interested in stratification, morality, and the balance of structure/agency in shaping life outcomes. His dissertation is an investigation into how (young) citizens learn about social inequality, and how they come to explain setbacks and success in their own life and that of others. http://www.jonathanmijs.com

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Jonathan Perraton

John's main areas of research focus on macroeconomics, political economy and methodology, with a specific interest in the processes of economic globalisation and their policy consequences. He obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham in 1993 and has been a senior lecturer at the University of Sheffield since 2006.

Jonathan graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Nottingham in 1993. He was then an Economics Research Officer at the Open University on the Globalisation and the Advanced Industrial State project from 1993 to 1995. He was appointed as Baring Fellow in Political Economy at the University of Sheffield in 1995 and then as a Lecturer in Economics since 1999. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006.

Jonathan is convenor of the Post-Keynesian Economics Study Group, a member of the College of Reviewers for the Canada Research Chairs Program and a member of the Stirling Centre for Economic Methodology. Previously he was also Deputy Director of the Political Economy Research Centre at the University of Sheffield.

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Jonathan Pettitt

I am a Reader in Genetics at the University of Aberdeen. I graduated in Biochemistry from Imperial College London, and received my PhD from the University of Cambridge, after which I carried postdoctoral research at the University of Colorado and the Netherlands Institute of Cancer Research, Amsterdam.

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Jonathan Pugh

Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Jonathan Pugh is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Moral Philosophy on Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Medical Humanities 'Neurointerventions in Crime Prevention: An Ethical Analysis'. He recently completed a DPhil project at Oxford University entitled, "Autonomy, Rationality and Contemporary Bioethics". His research interests lie primarily in issues concerning personal autonomy in practical ethics, particularly topics pertaining to informed consent. He has also written on the ethics of human embryonic stem cell research, and the use of genetic enhancement technologies.

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Jonathan Robers

Jonathan is Professor in Robotics at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). His main research interest is in the area of Field Robotics and in particular making machines operate autonomously in unstructured environments. He graduated from the University of Southampton, UK, in 1991 with an Honours degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering. Jonathan furthered his interest in computer vision while completing a PhD (1991-1994) at the University of Southampton where he also developed skills in parallel computing.

In 1995 Jonathan joined CSIRO (Australia’s largest government research agency) to develop the area of mining robotics where he worked on numerous large robot machines including 3,500 tonne draglines, 30 tonne underground haul trucks and autonomous underground explosive loading vehicles. His work with his colleagues on the navigation system of semi-autonomous Load-Haul-Dump (LHD) vehicles was commercialised by Caterpillar. He was appointed a Science Leader at CSIRO in the area of Robotics and then went on to lead the Autonomous Systems Laboratory also at CSIRO where he was Research Director.

Jonathan is the co-inventor, and current head judge of the UAV Challenge Outback Rescue, an international flying robot competition in which teams search for a lost bushwalker using autonomous robotic aircraft. In 2013 he and his research team won the Australia and New Zealand Internet Award for Innovation for their Museum Robot project. This project deployed two mobile robots in the National Museum of Australia in Canberra and continues to be used by remote school students to visit the museum with an educator guide, on a weekly basis.

In 2013 Jonathan made international news by being the first person to 3D map the interior of the Leaning Tower of Pisa using his team’s Zebedee 3D laser scanning mobile mapping system. He continues to have an interest in the use of robotics technology for the use in documenting and protecting important cultural heritage sites. His team’s mapping of Fort Lytton in Brisbane in conjunction with Queensland Parks and The University of Queensland was the first Australian heritage site to be archived on CyArk, the international digital cultural heritage database.

At QUT, Jonathan is now developing technology for medical and healthcare robotics and in particular has an interest in the use of robot vision to help with robotic surgery.

Jonathan was President of the Australian Robotics & Automation Association Inc. from 2007-2008, and between 2008 and 2013 was Deputy Research Director of the Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation (ARCAA).

Jonathan is also an expert on Star Wars, which he first saw after queueing around the block for tickets with his brother and parents to see the original film in 1977. He has maintained an active interest in all things Star Wars, especially droids, since that time.

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Jonathan Tapson

Jonathan Tapson is the Director of the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development.

His research area is in electronic sensors and systems, and particularly bio-inspired sensors. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and holds 11 patents.

His research has led to the founding of three spin-out companies, and he remains very interested in start-up entrepreneurship.

His current research activity focuses on networks which can learn to make decisions in the same way that the human brain preforms this task.

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Jonathan Wynn

Jonathan Wynn works at the intersection of urban and cultural sociology. His two major publications are The Tour Guide: Walking and Talking New York (2011, University of Chicago Press, Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries Series) and Music/City (2015, University of Chicago Press). His work has also been published in City & Community, Qualitative Sociology, Sociological Forum, Cultural Sociology, and Contexts Magazine, and an article in Ethnography called “Hobo to Doormen: The Characters of Qualitative Analysis, Past and Present.”

His forthcoming book, Music/City: Festivals and Culture in Great American Cities, is a comparative, multi-method analysis of three music festivals (the Country Music Association Festival in Nashville, the “Dunkin Donuts” Newport Folk Festival, and the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas). The book details the interrelationship between festivals and their cities, marking how they support and exploit each other through these internationally recognized events with rich description and interviews from a wide array of key urban and cultural placemakers. The book culminates with an argument for temporary events as critical to the culture of cities and their communities.
He also working on an Urban Culture primer (co-authored with Andrew Deener) that is under contract with the Oxford University Press.

Jonathan Wynn was recently the co-editor of the ASA Culture Section Newsletter (with Claudio Benzecry and Andrew Deener) between 2011 -2014 and was a regular contributor to Everyday Sociology in 2011-2014. On campus, he serves on the Common Read Book Committee.

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Jonquil Lowe

Lecturer in Personal Finance, The Open University

Also a personal finance practitioner, working with a variety of independent, consumer-facing organisations and financial services providers, including the Money Advice Service, Which? and Royal London, carrying out consultancy, commissioned research, authoring financial capability materials and creating interactive financial capability tools.

Past head of Money Research Group at Consumers' Association/Which? and past editor of research journal, Consumer Policy Review (Blackwell's/Consumers' Association).

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Joseph Ibrahim

Joseph is Head, Health Law and Ageing Research Unit, Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and contributes to the research and teaching activities of the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Joseph is also an Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care, La Trobe University, Faculty of Health Sciences.

Joseph has extensive clinical experience and continues an active role as a practising Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine and is the Clinical Director of the Subacute Services at the Ballarat Health Service.

In the early 2002, Joseph started researching the role of medico-legal death investigations for improving workplace, patient and resident safety and continues with a several projects examining quality of clinical care, quality of aged care, promoting dignity of risk, patient safety and human factors, performance indicators and effects of extreme heat on health in older persons. Currently, Joseph and his team investigating injury prevention for residents living in aged care services. The doctoral candidates with his Unit are investigating preventable deaths from suicide and resident-to-resident aggression; deaths from choking and; barriers to implementing dignity of risk.

He is the current editor of the Residential Aged Care Communiqué, the consultant editor for the Clinical Communiqué and a former regional editor for the International Journal for Quality in Health Care (2000-2004). Joseph continues to publish widely in international peer-reviewed journals and received media attention for research into premature deaths of nursing home residents and promoting risk taking for enhancing quality of life. Joseph has a personal website to promote discussion with the general public on issues we face with a growing ageing population (see web site www.profjoe.com.au).

Joseph has a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (1994), obtained a Doctorate of Philosophy in Epidemiology and Health Services Research (1999 Monash investigating the relationship between quality of care and performance indicators), Fellowship of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine (2000) and a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2001 Monash).

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Joseph Lewnard

PhD candidate, Yale University

Infectious disease modeling; neglected tropical diseases; epidemiology

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Joseph P. Laycock

Joseph P Laycock is an assistant professor of religious studies at Texas State University. He teaches courses on world religions, religion in America, new religious movements, and the intersection of religion and popular culture.

He is the author of several books including Dangerous Games: What the Moral Panic Over Role-Playing Games Says About Play, Religion, and Imagined Worlds (University of California Press, 2015) and The Seer of Bayside: Veronica Lueken and the Struggle to Define Catholicism (Oxford University Press, 2014). He is also a blogger for Religion Dispatches.

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Joseph Savirimuthu

Joseph’s research principally involves analysing regulatory challenges and issues posed by new and emerging communication technologies for traditional approaches to governance. Some of the areas examined include issues such as surveillance, identity theft, child online safety, peer-to-peer file sharing controversies, online dispute resolution and managing personal and corporate identities.Joseph is now exploring the legal, ethical, social and technological challenges posed by autonomous systems and robotics as they relate to aging, healthcare and warfare.

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Josephine Maltby

Josephine is a chartered accountant. She was a senior manager with Ernst & Young, working principally in audit, until 1987, when she became a lecturer in Accounting at the University of Sheffield, leaving in 2008 to take a chair in Accounting and Finance at the University of York. She returned to Sheffield in 2014.

Her work addresses a number of related issues:

Financial Reporting, Governance and Audit

I have written extensively on the closely related development of these three issues, in work on the 19th-century development of the accounting profession and of accounting regulation, and on the governance of UK companies from the early 20th century onwards.

Savings Banks

I am now (with Linda Perriton, York) exploring the use of savings banks (SBs) in the UK c1830 onwards. The SBs were designed explicitly to promote working-class thrift for the long-term: results to date suggest more varied behaviour and, again, significant departures from patriarchal dominance of family finances. See https://voice.adobe.com/a/1edGB for an outline. The 19th century use of SBs by the elite can, I suggest, be linked with 21st century neo-liberal attempts to promote financial 'responsibilisation' via savings. In addition to archival work, I am exploring the relationship between current and historic arguments for the need for individual thrift rather than state support. This is linked with my work on:

Charity and financialisation

The 19th century was a period in which traditional models of charity were challenged. Under the new 'business-like' model, applicants for help were closely monitored to ensure that they were likely to be efficient in their use of it. I plan for work on this (with Janette Rutterford, OU) to form the basis of a more extensive study of the current role of financialisation of the charitable/third sector.

Narrative reporting

This has been a subject of continuing interest for me, involving but not limited to, work on the history of social reporting. Narrative reporting has been a significant feature of financial statements for much of the 20th century, deployed as needed by companies in the face of different crises, and that modern reporting needs to be viewed in this context. Recent work with Abdelrehim (York) and Toms (Leeds) has addressed these issues.

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Joy Becker

Joy conducts a research program in applied ichthyology with a strong focus on fish health research and the pathobiology of infectious diseases. She uses an array of investigative tools from a variety of disciplines, such as epidemiology, immunology, microbiology and physiology to research important aquatic pathogens affecting both aquaculture species and wild fish populations.

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Jualynne Dodson

Professor of Sociology and African American & African Studies, Michigan State University

Jualynne Dodson is Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Graduate Program in African American & African Studies at Michigan State University and the founding Director of the African Atlantic Research Team. She earned the PhD in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley with a specialization in religion.

Her research agenda focuses on religion and culture of African descendants in the Americas. She has written several articles and books on such topics as Women and Religion, Cuba’s Distinct Religions, the African Diaspora and Religion, Mentoring Racial Ethnic Students, Qualitative Research Methods and the African Diaspora, and many others. Among graduate courses Dodson has taught are “Structural Inequalities: Globalization and the African Diaspora”, “Religion, Culture, and Racial Identity”, and “Cross-Cultural Qualitative Research Methods”.

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Juan Pablo Ferrero

Dr Ferrero holds a PhD on political sociology from the University of Bath. His thesis is entitled 'The Politics of democratisation in post-transition contexts: social movement organisations and trade unions in the production of democratic subjectivities in Argentina and Brazil'.

His latest book was published by Palgrave Macmillan (2014): 'Democracy Against Neoliberalism in Argentina and Brazil: A Move to the Left'. The book examines the complex roots of the left turn in Argentina and Brazil. Originating in the 1990s in a process of mobilization from below against neoliberalism, this turn gained visibility in the 2000s and continues through the present day.

Offering an in-depth analysis of key protagonists, including social movement and trade union organizations, Juan Pablo Ferrero deploys an original analytical model for understanding the nature, meaning, and organizational complexity of the emerging democratic force. Democracy against Neoliberalism in Argentina and Brazil asks us to examine closely what we mean by democracy and offers suggestions for how the left should approach democratic manifestations in order to make radical democracy the center of a renewed political strategy.

He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has been awarded a number of grants and prior to his appointment at Bath worked in academic institutions in Buenos Aires and Wellington.

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Julian de Medeiros

PhD Candidate in International Relations, University of Kent

Julian de Medeiros is a PhD candidate and Assistant Lecturer in Politics & IR at the University of Kent. He is Editor and Columnist at 'Independent Turkey'. His writing appears frequently in Open Democracy.

Julian writes about paranoid politicians, (fictitious) conspiracies, and Turkish/Brazilian Politics. He is currently finishing a book (I.B. Tauris 2017) explaining why politicians benefit from conspiracy. The book analyzes the Gezi Protests and argues that, contrary to popular belief, politicians are the real champions of conspiracy theory.

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Julian Meyrick

Dr Julian Meyrick is Strategic Professor Creative Arts at Flinders University.

The son of an English father and Australian mother, Julian studied politics and economics at Exeter University. He took an MA in theatre directing in the US and was later Associate Director and Literary Adviser at Melbourne Theatre Company. He has a PhD in the history of Australian theatre and was a Research Fellow at La Trobe University.

He is a co-editor of Australasian Drama Studies, a member of the Currency House Editorial Board and Artistic Counsel for the State Theatre Company of South Australia. He is a regular media commentator on matters of Australian theatre and Australian cultural policy.

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June Andrews

Professor June Andrews FRCN, author of "Dementia - the One-stop Guide" was Director of the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) in the School of Applied Social Science at the University of Stirling.

The DSDC devised and implemented interventions to drive change in clinician behaviour and health and social care organisations in order to shape and achieve the ambitions of national dementia strategies in the UK and beyond.

She is recognised leader in the world wide movement to improve services for people with dementia and their carers. She received a Founders Award of the British American Project where she is a Fellow, and was awarded the Robert Tiffany Award by the Nursing Standard for her international work.

She has considerable experience in change management in health services, setting up and directing the Centre for Change and Innovation, in the Scottish Executive Health Department, for three years.

She is a former trade union leader, NHS manager and senior civil servant.

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