Jungwoo Ryoo is the interim head of the division of business and engineering and an associate professor of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at the Pennsylvania State University-Altoona. Ryoo is also a graduate/affiliated faculty member of the college of IST at Penn State. He is a technical editor for the IEEE Communications Magazine and also working with IEEE and Software Engineering Institute (SEI) as a consultant. His research interests include information security and assurance, software engineering, and computer networking. He is the author of numerous academic articles and conducts extensive research in software security, network/cyber security, security management (particularly in the government and medical sector) and auditing (especially in cloud computing), software architectures, architecture description languages (ADLs), object-oriented software development, formal methods, and requirements engineering. Many of Ryoo's research projects have been funded by both state and federal government agencies. He also has substantial industry experience in architecting and implementing secure, high-performance software for large-scale network management systems. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kansas in 2005.
Justin Buchler studies elections, political parties and Congress. He has written extensively on the nature of competitive elections and their place in democracy. His 2011 book, Hiring and Firing Public Officials: Rethinking the Purpose of Elections (Oxford University Press), argues that competitive elections are paradoxically unhealthy for democracy because they are not analogous to competitive markets. Rather, they are poor ways of hiring and firing people. Tossing a coin to decide whether or not to fire an employee is a bad way to operate, for a business or a country.
Professor Buchler’s articles on electoral competition include “The Social Sub-optimality of Competitive Elections,” in Public Choice, which won the Gordon Tullock Prize for 2007.
Currently, Professor Buchler’s research addresses the use of spatial theory to study elections, the asymmetric nature of partisan conflict, and the burden it places on journalism.
Professor Buchler currently blogs at theunmutual.blogspot.com
Justin Leonard’s research interests are in bushfire mechanism interaction with infrastructure and the context of bushfire losses including community behaviour and fire fighter safety.
He heads CSIRO’s Bushfire Urban Design team, focusing on the detailed understanding of how infrastructure design and sitting influence it loss potential for various levels of fire arrival severity. Using this knowledge the team then also focuses on effective design and behavioural solutions to address these vulnerabilities.
The work is delivering risk assessment tools and urban design solutions for clients who include:
Bushfires Cooperative Research Centre (CRC)
Attorney Generals Department
Victorian Fire Services Commissioner
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Victorian Country Fire Authority
Queensland Public Safety Business Agency
Victorian Building Authority
His experience with experimental science indicates that people living in bushfire prone areas need to first accept the natural occurrence of bushfires, then effectively assess the risk these bushfires present.
Professor of Law, Monash University
Professor Malbon commenced his position at Monash in 2008.
He is an Adjunct Research Fellow of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture, a Visiting Scholar, Law School, Cambridge University, Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow, the European University Institute, Florence Italy.
He is a previous Dean of the Griffith University Law School and Director of the Credit and Consumer Law Research Program. He has formerly held the positions of Principal Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, Queensland Office of Parliamentary Counsel; Assistant Divisional Head (Legislation) Division of Aboriginal and Islander Affairs; Research Manager, Blake Dawson Waldron, Melbourne Office; and Senior tutor at the Law School, University of Melbourne.
He also practiced as a Barrister and Solicitor in South Australia for a number of years.
Lecturer in Law, The University of Queensland
I am a lecturer in law at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, with research interests spanning environmental law, climate change adaptation, and coastal ecosystem protection. I undertook my postdoctoral research with the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland, focussed on legal issues surrounding sea-level rise and flooding. I work extensively with colleagues from science, and my work has a strong multidisciplinary character.
Accredited Practising Dietitian; Associate Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, Flinders University
Kacie completed a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Honours) at Flinders University in 2008 and PhD at University of Adelaide and CSIRO in 2014. Professional practice has included rural Dietitian, Clinical Dietitian, Private Practice and Community and Residential Aged Care Dietitian. Returned to Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Flinders University in 2013 as a Research Fellow working across various research projects related to ageing and vascular health. Actively involved in state chapters of professional societies including Treasurer of Dietitians Association of Australia and Executive Member of Nutrition Society of Australia.
Kamel’s research focuses on non-market strategy, strategic failure and renewal, international business strategy, and internationalisation strategies of emerging markets firms.
He has co-edited or co-authored five books and published over 70 scholarly articles. His research has been published in leading strategy and international business journals including Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Perspectives, and Journal of International Business Studies.
Kamel serves as Co-Editor-in Chief of the International Journal of Management Reviews.
Professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
Karen Beckwith is the Flora Stone Mather Professor in the Department of Political Science at Case Western Reserve University. She received her B.A. from the University of Kentucky (1972) and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Syracuse University (1977, 1982). Teaching primarily in the areas of US politics, political movements, and women, gender, and politics, she has special interests in the United States and West Europe, particularly Britain and Italy.
Professor Beckwith’s current research includes projects on 1) how social movements respond to loss; 2) gendered competition in party leadership contests in parliamentary democracies; and 3) patterns of women’s appointments to cabinet posts in North America and West Europe. For the latter research she was awarded the 2012 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics. In 2013, she was honored by the Midwest Women’s Caucus for Political Science as the Outstanding Professional Scholar.
In the spring term of 2014, Professor Beckwith was the Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, where she worked on her project What’s New? Institutional Transformation and Women’s Political Representation. During that time, she spoke at several British and European universities, and she concluded her Fulbright Professorship by interviewing Members of the Scottish Parliament about the forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence.
Professor Beckwith is Lead Editor of a new series of books to be published by Cambridge University Press: Cambridge Studies in Gender and Politics, with Christina Wolbrecht (University of Notre Dame) and Lisa Baldez (Dartmouth College). She was the founding editor, with Lisa Baldez (Dartmouth College), of Politics & Gender, the journal of the Women and Politics Research Section of the American Political Science Association.
Author of numerous scholarly articles, she is the co-editor of Political Women and American Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2008) and Women’s Movements Facing the Reconfigured State (Cambridge, 2003), and author of American Women and Political Participation (Greenwood Press, 1986).
Kari began her PhD in Social Psychology in 2015. She is interested in understanding how best to promote mindsets that increase psychosocial well-being, with a particular emphasis on understanding compassionate mindsets in various populations. Kari received her BA from Emory University in 2012. After graduation, Kari spent two years as the Program Coordinator for the Emory-Tibet Partnership and coordinated the visit of the Dalai Lama to Emory in 2013. Kari also spent a year studying wintertime mindset above the Arctic Circle in Norway under a Fulbright research grant. In her spare time, Kari enjoys visiting her friends abroad and reading fiction novels.
Associate Professor, Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne
Dr Karin Verspoor works at the intersection of Science and Technology, applying computation to analysis and interpretation of biological and clinical data, particularly unstructured text data.
Karin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne, as well as the Deputy Director of the University's Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre.
She was previously a Principal Researcher at NICTA's Victoria Research Lab and served as the Scientific Director for Health and Life Sciences. Karin headed a research team at NICTA in Biomedical Informatics.
Karin moved to Melbourne in December 2011 from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where she was a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Computational Pharmacology and Faculty on the Computational Bioscience Program. She also spent five years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, nearly five years in start-ups during the US Tech Bubble, and a year as a Research Fellow at Macquarie University. She received her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Rice University (Houston, TX) and her MSc and PhD degrees in Cognitive Science and Natural Language from the University of Edinburgh (UK).
Co-coordinator of Public Health in Humanitarian Crises, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Karl Blanchet is a Senior Lecturer on health systems Research. Karl is also co-founder and coordinator of the Public Health in Humanitarian Crises Group. Karl is also one of the Theme Leaders of The Centre for Evaluation.
Karl has a background in public health and extensive experience in health system strengthening in Asia (Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal) and Africa (Niger, Rwanda, Ghana, Togo, Mali, Somaliland). He has 15-years of experience working with humanitarian NGOs, including in Cambodia during the Khmer rouge, the war in Sarajevo, the genocide in Rwanda, in Palestine and more recently in Lebanon. He is currently working in Lebanon with Syrian refugees documenting Syrian-led initiatives in health.
Karl has specific interests in studying resilience issues in global health and more specifically in post-conflict and conflict-affected countries. Karl has developed innovative research approaches based on complexity science, system thinking and social network analysis. Karl also applied innovation theories to understand the routinisation process of health interventions. Karl was one of the contributors of the Chapter on General Health Care of the World Report on Disability published by the World Health Organisation and is now a member of the Expert Committee at WHO on rehabilitation guidelines. Karl was also the lead evaluator of the global strategy of the Physical Rehabilitation Programme and the Special Fund for the Disabled of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).
Kate Burridge is a prominent Australian linguist and the current Chair of Linguistics at Monash University.
Kate completed her undergraduate training in Linguistics and German at the University of Western Australia. This was followed by three years postgraduate study at the University of London. Kate completed her PhD in 1983 on syntactic change in medieval Dutch.
Amongst other things, Kate is also the author of many books, a regular guest on ABC radio and recently presented a TED talk in Sydney on Euphemisms in English.
Postdoctoral research fellow, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Kate Letheren is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the QUT Business School. Prior to joining QUT, she spent time studying at Griffith University and also working in marketing roles on a consulting basis for a number of clients.
She is an active researcher in the areas of consumer psychology and communications, with a specific focus on anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic tendency, spokes-characters and robotics.
Dr Letheren also holds a research interest in marketing education, and sits on the editorial board for the Journal for the Advancement of Marketing Education.
In 2015, Dr Letheren was awarded a Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in recognition of her approach to teaching and learning.
Kate Patterson uses visual language to transform complex scientific concepts for a general audience. Kate is a trans-disciplinary researcher working at the interface of art and science, using storytelling to bring together the historically segregated fields of technology, art and science.
Communication is a critical component of medical research and through the use of traditional animation, computer generated imagery and 3D animation, Kate transforms raw scientific data using the tools of visual arts and cinematography into a form that can be used for education, communication and awareness purposes. She uses both hand drawn, frame by frame animation as well as state-of-the art animation software (Maya and After Effects) to create engaging science stories.
Kate graduated from the University of Sydney faculty of Veterinary Science in 2003. She worked full time as a small animal veterinarian until 2005 and then continued to work part time in clinical practice while completing her PhD in cancer research, signal transduction at the Garvan Institute which was awarded in 2009.
More recently, Kate worked as a biomedical animator as part of the VIZBIplus team and the Inspiring Australia Unlocking Australia's potential initiative. She now works with Professor Susan Clark, head of the Genomics and Epigenetics division at the Garvan Institute, is a Fellow of the 3D Aesthetics and Viualisation laboratory and lecturer at UNSW Art and Design.
Researcher in Climate Mitigation, University of Leeds
I have recently completed a PhD on the integration of embodied emissions into UK climate policy. My research includes: climate mitigation, consumption-based emissions accounting, resource efficiency, low carbon transitions and scenario analysis.
Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and IT, UNSW
Kate is a UNSW Scientia Education Fellow and senior lecturer in the School of Engineering and Information Technology and Learning and Teaching Group at UNSW Canberra (at the Australian Defence Force Academy). Kate teaches engineering mechanics and two teaching training programs for early career academics.
She has a PhD in physics from Monash University, and has done research in computational physics and condensed matter physics. Her current research interests include student learning, the transition from school to university and gender differences in performance on assessment.
Kate is coauthor of an undergraduate physics textbook and four high school physics textbooks, and has also contributed to texts on chemistry and biology.
She is a past director of the Australian Science Olympiads Physics Program and honorary member of the Sydney University Physics Education Research group.
Snr Research Fellow, Risk Frontiers Natural Hazards Research Centre, Macquarie University
Dr Katharine Haynes is a senior Research Fellow at Risk Frontiers specialising in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. She has a strong commitment to ensuring that her research impacts on policy and practice. In May 2015 Katharine was awarded the Australian Academy of Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE). The award recognized her contributions in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for an Australian scientist under the age of 40. She was the Australian nomination and a runner up for the wider Asia-Pacific ASPIRE prize.
Katharine’s research interests include risk communication, preparedness and response, community and youth-based disaster risk reduction and the implementation and adaptation of policy and organisational procedure. She has considerable experience conducting qualitative interviews and quantitative surveys with members of the public, emergency management practitioners, professionals and policy makers.
Katharine has experience working on a range of hazards and risks within: Montserrat, WI; Philippines; Indonesia; Australia and the United Kingdom. Katharine was called as an expert witness at the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, following the Black Saturday bushfire disaster. She has completed work and provided expert advice for a range of emergency services, government departments, private organisations and international NGO’s.
Senior Research Associate in Marine Ecology, UNSW Australia
I am a marine ecologist and science communicator working at the University of New South Wales. I work with the Applied Marine Ecology and Ecotoxicology Lab in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences and am also a member of the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre. You will find me working in my office or lab at UNSW or from the labs and aquarium at the Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences, where I am involved in the Sydney Harbour Research Program.
PhD Candidate, Queensland University of Technology
Katherine Levine Einstein joined the department in 2012 after receiving her Ph.D. in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests broadly include American public policy, racial and ethnic politics, political geography, and urban politics and policy. Her first book Do Facts Matter? Information and Misinformation in Democratic Politics (with Jennifer Hochschild) explores the harmful effects of misinformation on democratic politics. It will be published in 2015 (University of Oklahoma Press). Her current book project (supported by a Russell Sage Foundation grant) Divided Regions: Racial Inequality, Political Segregation, and the Splintering of Metropolitan America examines how America’s stark racial segregation creates politically divided metropolitan jurisdictions and consequent sharp metropolitan cleavages across a number of important policies. In addition, her work has been published or is forthcoming in Political Behavior, the British Journal of Political Science, and several edited volumes.
Katherine Meizel earned her Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and also holds D.M.A., M.M., and bachelor’s degrees in vocal performance. Her research has focused on voices and vocalities, and topics including popular music and media, religion, American identities, and disability studies. She also has an interest in performing American old time music. Her book Idolized: Music, Media, and Identity in American Idol was published by Indiana University Press in early 2011; she also wrote about Idol for the magazine Slate from 2007 to 2011. Other publications have appeared in Popular Music and Society, The Grove Dictionary of American Music, MUSICultures, The Voice and Speech Review, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, eHumanista, and several edited collections. She is currently co-editor of the upcoming Oxford Handbook of Voice Studies. At BGSU, Dr. Meizel teaches courses in music and identity, world musics, and seminars in ethnomusicology.
I am an infectious disease epidemiologist working on hepatitis C and tuberculosis. I have a particular interest in health services access for vulnerable groups.
Professor Of Management, University of Sussex
Katie (nee Truss) joined Sussex University in November 2013 as Professor of Management. Previously, she held several roles at the University of Kent and Kingston University. She has a PhD from London Business School where she has also recently been Chief External Examiner for the Global MBA programme.
Katie has written numerous articles on meaningful work, employee engagement and strategic human resource management. Her work has appeared in the Harvard Business Review and the Sloan Management Review, and she has been commissioned to write reports and thought-pieces for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She is frequently invited to present her work at practitioner conferences or to chair events around the world, and has undertaken a range of consultancy, training and development projects.
She is currently Non-Executive Director of the Involvement and Participation Association and Honorary Fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies. Previously, she was Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the 'Guru Group', part of the Engage for Success movement.
Katie has led large research projects funded by industry, the CIPD, the ESRC, and the NIHR. She is Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and member of the Editorial Board of several other journals. Currently, she is leading a study of 'purposeful leadership' funded by the CIPD, and is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Meaningful Work due to be published in 2017.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, an Academic Fellow of the CIPD, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also an Associate Member of the Assocation for Coaching, and is entered in the register of qualifications in test use (A and B) of the British Psychological Society.
Sir Robert Jennings Professor of International Law, University of Leicester
Katja Ziegler is Sir Robert Jennings Professor of International Law. Her current research concerns the constitutionalisation and intersection of legal orders in an international, European and comparative law context, in particular by human rights; and limits on executive power to resort to military force in constitutional and international law. She has been consultant to the European Parliament on the implementation of the Charter on Fundamental Rights and expert witness to the House of Lords’ Constitution Committee in its inquiry on war-making powers of the Government. She has been invited speaker at conferences in the UK, Australia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the USA.
Previously, she has been Reader in European and Comparative Law and Erich Brost University Lecturer in the Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law and a Fellow of St Hilda’s College, University of Oxford (2007-12) and DAAD Fellow and Deputy Director of the Institute of European and Comparative Law, Oxford (2002-2007). She also was and a lecturer at the University of Bielefeld, Germany (1995-2001). She is a qualified Rechtsanwältin (Barrister-Solicitor) and has worked in the Brussels office of an international law firm before returning to academia in 2002. She teaches in the area of public international, human rights, EU law and comparative constitutional law.
Postdoctoral researcher in Cell and Developmental Biology, UCL
Kaustubh Adhikari is a statistical geneticist at University College London, studying phenotypic and genetic diversity in Latin America to identify the genes behind many of our physical appearance traits.
Dr Keetie Roelen is a Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for Social Protection. She is a development economist by training and current research interests include the dynamics of (child) poverty, social protection and the linkages between child protection and social protection.
Keetie has worked with many international organisations such as UNICEF, FAO and Concern Worldwide, performing research and policy advice work in South East Asia, Southern and Eastern Africa and Central and Eastern Europe. She has quantitative and qualitative research skills and has designed and delivered lectures and training courses for Masters students, professionals, practitioners and policy makers. Her work has been published in the form of peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters, working papers and project reports.
Keith Laws is Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire. He completed a PhD at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge and is the author of over 100 papers and a recent book entitled 'Category-Specificity: Evidence for Modularity of Mind'. His research focusses on cognitive function in a variety disorders including Alzheimer's Disease, Schizophrenia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
He is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and various academic organisations including the British Neuropsychological Society, British Neuropsychiatric Association, Experimental Psychology Society.
Keith C. Miller is the Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Professor Miller teaches the course on Gaming Law at Drake along with courses in the area of Torts. In addition to numerous law review articles, he is co-author of THE LAW OF GAMBLING AND REGULATED GAMING, the leading casebook on gaming law. The 2d Edition of the casebook will be published in January of 2016.
Professor Miller is the Vice-President of Educator Affiliates of the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL), a global gambling law network and educational organization. He serves as the Vice-Chair of the Gaming Law Committee for the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He has spoken on and moderated panels for the IMGL, the ABA Gaming Law Minefield National Institute, and has conducted symposia and lectured at law schools in the US and France. Professor Miller also consults on gaming law cases, has been an expert witness in gaming law litigation, and is a frequent resource for media on matters involving gaming law.
Professor Miller received his J.D. from the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he was the Editor-in-Chief of the UMKC Law Review. After practicing law in Kansas City, Missouri, Professor Miller obtained his LL.M. degree from the University of Michigan Law School before beginning his career as an academic lawyer. Professor Miller also served as the NCAA Faculty Representative at Drake University from 1995-2000.
Professor of Economics, City University London
Professor Pilbeam is a Professor of International Economics and Finance at City University London.
He obtained his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence, he has worked for NatWest Bank and the Royal Bank of Scotland and has done extensive consultancy work for a number of City financial institutions.
He also advises the UK Foreign Office on international economic issues. He is the President of the International Economics and Finance Society (www.iefs.org.uk) and also General Secretary of the European Economics and Finance Society (www.eefs-eu.org). He is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Asymmetries (Elsevier).
His research relates mainly to foreign exchange and financial markets. He is the author of two well-known textbooks, International Finance and Finance and Financial Markets both published by Palgrave. His other research book is Exchange Rate Managementy: Theory and Evidence also published by Palgrave.
Keith's major teaching areas are Medical Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Health & Safety. He is currently a Senior Academic in Microbiology & Molecular Biology, the Campus Health and Safety Officer and the University Biological Safety Officer. He is the course leader for the Postgraduate Certificate Molecular Biology in Medicine by Distance Learning and Chair of the Campus Safety Management Team. He is also a member of the University Ethics Committee and Research Ethics Committee and a member of the Academics Conduct Group.
He was previously a Senior Lecturer in Microbiology at Harrow College of Higher Education and a Lecturer in Biology at Lincoln College of Technology. He was a Graduate Research Scienctist at the National Collection of Type Cultures at the Central Public Health Laboratory (HPA), London.
Visiting professor, University of Kent
Professor Keith Somerville is a writer and lecturer on African affairs, journalism and the global media. In January 2013, he was appointed as a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London. He teaches the Communications and Humanitarianism and Propaganda modules at the Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent.His book, Africa’s Long Road Since Independence. The Many Histories of a Continent has just been published by Hurst and Co and his work on the history of the ivory trade in Africa – Ivory. Poaching and Power in Africa will be published at the end of 2016. . Professor Somerville founded and runs the Africa, News and Analysis website.
Keith writes on Africa’s military and political affairs; the politics of conservation in Africa; Africa and the media; the history and use of propaganda and hate broadcasting; analysing the global media and its coverage of major world events; finding and developing stories; news and feature writing; interview techniques; broadcast and online news reporting and production; media law and ethics, and international journalism.
He has specialist knowledge of African politics and military/strategic issues; foreign intervention in Africa; environmental and wildlife issues in Africa and beyond; Marxism and the foreign policy of the former Soviet Union; and rugby (he has years of playing and team captaincy experience and is an RFU-qualified rugby coach). His current research interests are the contemporary history of Africa in light of the interplay bet ween structure and human agency; radio propaganda in apartheid South Africa; and the links between insurgency, organized crime and poaching in central and southern Africa
A career journalist with the BBC World Service and BBC Newsi for three decades, Keith has an established track record as a trainer and training designer for the BBC, initially with BBC World Service training and latterly with the recently-established BBC College of Journalism. He was executive producer for the BBC’s international award-winning Legal Online course; co-author and role-play developer for the BBC’s post-Hutton Sources, Scoops and Stories course; he in charge of and the scenario writer for the BBC’s interactive journalism teaching tool, The Journalism Tutor.
His knowledge of journalism theory and practice is based on nearly three decades of reporting, writing, presenting and editing World Service news programmes. He also has extensive online production experience and has written for specialist publications on African affairs.
The major world events he has covered include running the World Service team in South Africa for the first post-apartheid elections in 1994; presenting live coverage of the attempted coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; overseeing the first 10 hours of World Service coverage of the death of Princess Diana; running of live World Service radio coverage on 9/11; and producing and presenting radio documentaries from South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and the wilds of deepest Cardiff and Norfolk.
Keith has an extensive publication record on African continental and international politics.
From 2012 to 2014 he taught the Humaniatarian Communications module and a module on Conflict and Security in Africa in the School of Politics and International Studies at the University of Kent. From 2008 to 2011, he taught journalism at undergraduate and postgraduate level at Brunel University and was BA (Hons) Journalism course leader and Admissions Tutor for the MA in International Journalism. He was educated at St Clement Danes Grammar School, the University of Southampton, the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, and Brunel University.
Professor in Psychology, Keele University
I was appointed Professor to the School of Psychology in September 1999. Previously I was a Chair (Head) of the Department of Psychology at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario, Canada. I was an Assistant and then Associate Professor in that department for 16 years. I received my: (a) first degree (Honours BA) at the University of Waterloo, (b) my second degree (MA) from the University of Guelph, and (c) my final degree (Ph.D.) from the University of Western Ontario. I received all degrees in the field of psychology. I am a member of the Institute of Life-Course Studies.
My area of expertise spans Social Psychology and Social Development. Currently, I am conducting research on: (a) the factors contributing to, and the consequences of, loneliness across development; (b) the factors contributing to, and the consequences of, trust across development and cultures; (c) the effects of the characteristics of defendant and jury members on jury deliberations; (d) trust in legal professionals; (e) the implications of children’s trust in health professions for medical treatment; (f) the effects of written emotional expression on early adolescents’ health, and (g) the relation between attribution styles and eating disorders.
Kenneth Amaeshi, PhD . Associate Professor of Strategy & International Business, Head of Strategy Group, and Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK
Dr Kenneth Amaeshi is an Associate Professor of Strategy & International Business, Head of the Strategy Group, and the Director of the Sustainable Business Initiative (http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/sbi) at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He researches, teaches and consults in the broad area of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability Strategy, and Policy Innovation. He is currently leading an international research project on Africapitalism, which explores the role of the private sector in Africa's development. He holds a PhD in International Business and Political Economy from the University of Warwick, UK, where he is also a Research Associate of the Centre for the Study of Globalization and Regionalization. Dr. Amaeshi is a Visiting Faculty of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield School of Management, UK, and a Visiting Professor at the Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria.
More general information on Dr. Amaeshi can be found on this website: http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/about/people/738/Kenneth/Amaeshi
Professor of Housing Economics, University of Glasgow
Studies. He has been a full time member of staff at the University in various guises since 1989. He became a professor in 2006. Ken was also Head of the Department of Urban Studies from 2005 to 2010 and associate dean of the Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences in 2009-10. He is now Director of Policy Scotland, the University's hub for policy research and knowledge exchange.
Ken's research interests are focused on the economic, financial and policy dimensions of housing. He has carried out research for government departments, ESRC, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, trade bodies, the private sector and international organisations like OECD. His current interests are on the financing and economics of social and affordable housing, and, the application of behavioural economics to housing.
Ken was managing editor of the Urban Studies journal for a decade. He was president of RC43 (housing) of the International Sociological Association and is a former president of the European Real Estate Society. He sits on four editorial advisorial boards. He was a visiting professor to the University of Amsterdam in 2011. He has acted as an advisor to the Scottish Parliament's Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee and given evidence to other similar Parliamentary committees..
After a period as chair of Sanctuary Scotland housing association, Ken is currently a non-executive director of Sanctuary housing association.
Ken regularly blogs on housing and related policy matters at http://wordpress.kengibb.com.
Professor Grattan graduated in Physics from Queen's University Belfast with a BSc (First Class Honours) in 1974, followed by a PhD in Laser Physics. His doctoral research involved the use of laser-probe techniques for measurements on potential new laser systems.
Following Queen's, in 1978 he became a Research Fellow at Imperial College of Science and Technology, sponsored by the Rutherford Laboratory to work on advanced photolytic drivers for novel laser systems. This involved detailed measurements of the characteristics and properties of novel laser species and a range of materials involved in systems calibration.
In 1983 he joined City University London as a "new blood" Lecturer in Physics, being appointed Professor of Measurement and Instrumentation in 1991 and Head of the Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering. From 2001 to 2008 he was the Associate and then Deputy Dean of the School of Engineering and from 2008 to 2012 the first Conjoint Dean of the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences and the School of Informatics. In 2013 he was appointed the Inaugural Dean of the City Graduate School. He was appointed George Daniels Professor of Scientific Instrumentation in 2013 and to a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in 2014.
His research interests have expanded to include the development and use of fibre optic and optical systems in the measurement of a range of physical and chemical parameters. The work has been sponsored by a number of organizations including EPSRC, the EU, private industry and charitable sources, and he holds several patents for instrumentation systems for monitoring in industry using optical techniques. He obtained the degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) from City University in 1992 for his sensor work. Professor Grattan is extensively involved with the work of the professional bodies having been Chairman of the Science, Education and Technology of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (now IET), the Applied Optics Division of the Institute of Physics and he was President of the Institute of Measurement and Control during the year 2000. He has served on the Councils of all three of these Professional Bodies. He was awarded the Callendar Medal of the Institute of Measurement and Control in 1992, and twice the Honeywell Prize for work published in the Institute's journal as well as the Sir Harold Hartley Medal in 2012 for distinction in the field of instrumentation and control. He was awarded the Applied Optics Divisional Prize in 2010 for his work on optical sensing and the honorary degree of Doctor of the University of the University of Oradea in 2014.
He was elected President of the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO) in 2014, serving from 2015 to 2018. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK National Academy of Engineering, in 2008.
Professor Grattan has been Deputy Editor of the Journal Measurement Science and Technology for several years and currently serves on the Editorial Board of several major journals in his field in the USA and Europe. In January 2001 he was appointed Editor of the IMEKO Journal "Measurement" and also serves on their General Council. He is the author and co-author of over seven hundred refereed publications in major international journals and at conferences and is the co-editor (with Professor B T Meggitt) of a five volume topical series on Optical Fiber Sensor Technology. His work is highly cited by his peers nationally and internationally. He is a Visiting Professor at several major Universities in China, with strong links to Harbin Engineering University and the Shandong Academy of Sciences.
Professor Grattan has been a Member of the University Executive Committee (ExCo) since 2008 and chairs two of its sub-Committees, the University Sustainability Committee and the Business Continuity Management Committee. He has served on Senate for over 20 years, as well as many of its sub-Committees.