Leon Vanstone

Academic Qualifications:
• MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London
• PhD in Shock Induced Separation of Transitional Hypersonic Boundary Layers from Imperial College London
• Currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher investigating SCRAM jet phenomena at the supersonic wind tunnel facility at the University of Texas at Austin

Science Communication:
• Two TEDx talks (TEDxLBS 2014 and TEDxHull 2015)
• Presented work at the Houses of Parliament.
• Winning the UK’s largest science communication competition, FameLab-- run by Cheltenham Science festival with NASA and the British Council.
• Presenting for the Cheltenham Science Festival, one of the UK largest science festivals.
• Presenting for Head Squeeze-- a YouTube science channel.
• Numerous talks on behalf of the Natural History Museum, the Royal College of Art, the Festival of Ideas, and Imperial Festival.



Leonre Manderson

Visiting Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University, USA, and Distinguished Professor, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand

I was trained in Asian Studies, with my early field research in Peninsular Malaysia. Over the past four decades, I have worked as a medical anthropologist and social historian of medicine on questions of public health among diverse populations in Australia, east and southeast Asia, and increasingly in Africa. My fields of research include questions of gender, sexuality and reproductive health; infectious and chronic disease; access to and ideologies of medical and health care; and disability and inequality. My sustained commitment to build research capacity includes my life long work with higher degree students in and from resource-poor settings, my involvement in CARTA (Collaboration for Advanced Research and Training in Africa), and from 1988 to the present, my continuous collaboration with the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease. My broad interests extend to interdisciplinary collaborations in the social and biosciences, humanities and creative arts, for social justice, human rights, and sustainability.
My key works include, in medical anthropology, Surface Tensions: Surgery, Bodily Boundaries and the Social Self; and in social history, Sickness and the State: Health and Illness in Colonial Malaya, 1870-1940. My latest work – The Routledge Handbook in Medical Anthropology – undertaken with Elizabeth Cartwright (Idaho State University) and Anita Hardon (University of Amsterdam) – was published in May 2016.



Lesley Russell

Dr Russell returned to Australia in October 2012 after three years in Washington DC where she worked on a range of issues around the enactment and implementation of health care reform, initially as a Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress (known as the 'Obama think tank') and later as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General in the Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr Russell has substantial experience working in health policy in the United States and Australia. both in and out of government. She was previously the inaugural Menzies Foundation Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) and a Research Associate at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to that she was a health policy advisor to the Federal ALP. She worked for seven years as health policy advisor on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the US House of Representatuves.

Dr Russell is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the MCHP and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University. She holds a PhD in biochemistry from the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU.



Leyla Tavernaro-Haidarian

PhD Candidate of Journalism, Film & Television, University of Johannesburg

Leyla Tavernaro Haidarian is a media professional and ubuntu scholar. She has produced and presented for a variety of media outlets including Warner Brothers/KTLA5, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, StarSat, MNet and the SABC. She has also appeared on HBO’s Generation Kill and played alongside Paul Walker in Vehicle 19. Leyla is a published author, co-founder of a leading educational enterprise and regularly speaks at international fora such as TEDx, The Unique Speaker Bureau and The European Baha'i Business Forum. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Johannesburg and creates TV shows for StarSat and The Africa Channel.



Liam Burke

Dr. Liam Burke is a senior media studies lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, where he also serves as the Course Director of Media. His research interests include Comic Books, Cinema, Adaptation Studies, and Irish Culture. His most recent book, The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre, was published in April 2015. Past publications include articles in the journals Participations, Adaptation, and Estudios Irlandeses, as well as the book Superhero Movies and the edited collection Fan Phenomena Batman. His current research project, “New Media, Aging, and Migration”, considers how older Irish people in Melbourne make use of social media. Prior to earning a PhD in film studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Liam worked for a number of arts organisations and festivals, including the Irish Film & Television Academy. He was the lead researcher and programmer of the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium. Liam is a regular media commentator in Ireland and Australia.



Liam Kennedy

Professor Liam Kennedy is Director of the Clinton Institute for American Studies at University College Dublin. He has diverse research interests and teaching experiences, spanning the fields of American cultural and media studies, globalisation and Irish-US relations.

He is the author of Susan Sontag: Mind as Passion (1995) Race and Urban Space in American Culture (2000) and Afterimages: Photography and US Foreign Policy (2016). He is co-editor of Urban Space and Representation (1999) City Sites: An Electronic Book (2000), The Wire: Race, Class and Genre (2013) and The Violence of the Image (2014), and editor of Remaking Birmingham: The Visual Culture of Urban Regeneration (2004).

Professor Kennedy's work is interdisciplinary, blending cultural and political modes of scholarly analysis, and represents American Studies as a valuable framework to study both American domestic and international affairs.

He is currently researching a monograph on globalization and American culture, and preparing two edited books - on neoliberalism and American literature and on diaspora and diplomacy.



Libby Sander

Lecturer, Bond University

Libby Sander, Bachelor of Arts (Japanese), Bachelor of Business, Master HRM, Fellow AIM, is the founder and director of the Future of Work Project, founder of Rethink, and past Chair of Goldspaces an urban renewal and cultural development platform.

Libby is a Lecturer at Bond University, published author and works with clients such as Microsoft Europe, Lend Lease and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. She has won awards from the Academy of Management in the US and presented her research at the world's leading academic conferences.

Libby is currently co-authoring a book on the changing context of work which will be published by Emerald in 2017.

She is regularly featured on radio and in national media including The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, ABC, SBS and Radio National commenting on issues on work, society and future trends in organisations.

Libby has appeared on ABC TV’s science program Catalyst, and has spoken at TEDx. She is also a freelance feature writer and her work has been featured on the World Economic Forum site.



Liliana M Sarces

Associate Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University

Liliana M Garces is an Associate Professor in the Higher Education Program, Co-Director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights, and a Research Associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at The Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Penn State, she taught at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University and completed a post-doctorate fellowship at the National Poverty Center in the Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She teaches courses on education policy and politics, higher education law, and race, law, and education.

Dr. Garces’s research, focused on the dynamics of law and education, seeks to inform policies and practices that address inequities in education. Her work employs quantitative, qualitative and legal research methods, and draws from frameworks in law, economics, sociology, and political science, engaging in interdisciplinary research that can more effectively tackle the complex nature of educational inequality, both in K-12 and higher education. She has written on the impact of affirmative action bans on the representation of students of color in graduate and medical schools, institutional responses to court cases and laws addressing race-conscious admissions policies, and the use of social science research in education-related cases.



Linda Goldman

Linda Goldman has a Fellow in Thanantology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement (FT) with an MS degree in counseling and Master's Equivalency in early childhood education. Linda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NBCC). She worked as a teacher and counselor in the school system for almost twenty years. Currently she has a private grief therapy practice in Chevy Chase, MD. She works with children, teenagers, families with prenatal loss, and grieving adults. Linda shares workshops, courses, and trainings on children and grief and trauma and currently teaches as adjunct faculty in the Graduate Program of Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. She has also taught on the faculty at the U. of Md. School of Social Work/Advanced Certification Program for Children and Adolescents and lectured at many other universities including Penn. State University, Buffalo School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, The National Transportation Safety Board, and The National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan as well as numerous schools systems throughout the country. She teaches the course on “Working with LGBT Youth” at Johns Hopkins Graduate School, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the Child Welfare Administration. She has written many articles, including Healing Magazine’sHelping the Grieving Child in the Schools, The Bullying Epidemic, Creating Safe Havens for Gay Youth in Schools (2006) and Parenting Gay Youth (2008). Some of her articles on children and grief and trauma have been translated into Chinese for the Suicide Prevention Program of Beijing. She appeared on the radio show Helping Gay Youth: Parents Perspective (2008) and has testified at a hearing before the MD Joint House and Senate Priorities Hearing for Marriage Equality (2007) and the MD Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee for the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act (2008).

Linda has worked as a consultant for the National Head Start Program, National Geographic, and was a panelist in the National Teleconference: When A Parent Dies: How to Help The Child. She has appeared on the Diane Rehms show to discuss children and grief and Dan Roderick’s Baltimore NPR Show to discuss gay youth. She was named by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top therapists in the MD, VA. DC area (1998) and again named by The Washingtonian Magazine as a therapist to go to after the terrorist attacks in 2001. She has served on the board of ADEC, The Association for Death Education and Counseling, and has served on the advisory board of SPEAK, Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids, RAINBOWS for Our Children, Academic Advisory Board of Annual Editions/Death, Dying and Bereavement/ McGraw Hill, and the advisory board of TAPS (The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) as their Children’s Bereavement Advisor. Linda is the recipient of the ADEC Clinical Practice Award 2003.

Linda Goldman is the author of Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children (First edition, 1994/Second edition 2000, Third edition, 2014) Taylor and Francis Publishers. Her second book is Breaking the Silence: a Guide to Help Children with Complicated Grief (First edition, 1996/Second edition 2002, Chinese Edition, 2000). Her other books include Bart Speaks Out: An Interactive Storybook for Young Children On Suicide (1998) WPS publishers, a Phi Delta Kappan International fastback, Helping the Grieving Child in the School (2000), and a Chinese Edition of Breaking the Silence: A Guide to Help Children With Complicated Grief (2002), the Japanese Edition of Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children (2005), and Raising Our Children to Be Resilient: A Guide for Helping Children Cope with Trauma in Today’s World (2005) and a children’s interactive story and memory book Children Also Grieve: Talking about Death and Healing (2005), Chinese translation of Children Also Grieve (2007) and Coming Out, Coming In: Nurturing the Well Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society (2008). She has also authored contributing chapters in resources including Loss of the Assumptive World (2002), Annual Death, Dying, and Bereavement (2001-2013), Family Counseling and Therapy Techniques (1998), and The School Services Sourcebook: A Guide for School-Based Professionals (2006, 2012, 2nd edition). She has also written two books to be included in a series, Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death (2009, Polish translation, (2012), Korean translation, 2013) and Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Sex (2010).

Linda also created a CD-ROM “A Look at Children’s Grief” (2001) published by ADEC, The Association for Death Education and Counseling, and she was a part of ADEC’s Webinar series, Children and Grief, 2009. Her op/ed “Cut Out Guns, Bullying” appeared in the Baltimore Sun, March 2001. She was an important part of the Washington Post Article, How To Talk to Kids about Suicide and has participated in other interviews for articles in the media including the Washington Post, The LA Times, USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Seventeen Magazine, ABC News and US Magazine.

Linda contributed in many ways after 9/11. She authored the chapter about children, “Talking to Children about Terrorism” in Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy,Published by the Hospice Foundation of America 2003. She contributed to The Journal for Mental Health Counselors in their special grief issue in the article “Grief Counseling with Children in Contemporary Society” 2004. She was a strong part of the TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) response team at the Pentagon Family Assistance Center, conducted a workshop about children and grief at the 2002/2004/2005/2006,2010 TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar, authored articles including, “Helping Children With Grief and Trauma” (2002/ 2003) and Fostering Resilience in Children: How to help kids cope with adversity (2005) TAPS Journal, Children Coping with a Military Death (2008) TAPS Journal.

Linda contributed on the Public Broadcasting Series Program “Keeping Kids Healthy” on Children and Grief, which aired in October 2006, and KNBP Channel 5 Public Broadcasting –“You’ll Always Be With Me”, Nevada Children and Grief, 2010. She consulted with Sesame Street for their program and materials on Children and Grief andChildren and the Military (2010). She also is the recipient of the “The Tenth Global Concern of Human Life Award 2007”.



Line Nyhagen

Line is Reader in Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom. Her research is interdisciplinary and crosses subject areas within sociology and political science. She gained her PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, in 1998.

Line’s main research interests are in the areas of religion, gender, feminism and women’s movements, migration and ethnic relations, citizenship and identities, and public policy. She is an expert in the sociology of gender and in the sociology of religion.

Line's latest book, 'Religion, Gender and Citizenship: Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism' (with Beatrice Halsaa, published April 2016), has already been called a 'landmark contribution to scholarship'. The book explores views and experiences of Christian and Muslim women living in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom related to their faith, identities and citizenship. It also examines their views on gender equality, women's movements and feminism.

Line’s previous book, Majority-Minority Relations in Contemporary Women’s Movements: Strategic Sisterhood (with Beatrice Halsaa; Palgrave Macmillan 2012), has been reviewed in numerous journals, including The Sociological Review, NORA - Nordic Journal of Women’s Studies, the International Journal of Iberian Studies and more (for links to and excerpts from reviews, click here. The book compares and contrasts contemporary women’s movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, with particular attention to relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women and politics.

Both of Line’s most recent books have emerged from the research project Gendered citizenship in multicultural Europe: The impact of contemporary women’s movements (see, funded by the European Commission. Line was Work Package Leader for the theme “Multicultural citizenship: Intersections between feminism, ethnic identity and religion”, and led an international, collaborative team of researchers. Her work within FEMCIT also included a study of how women’s movement activists understand citizenship (see Nyhagen Predelli, Halsaa and Thun 2012).

Line has initiated, worked on and led several research projects that have investigated the experiences of ethnic minorities, including Muslim women and men, ethnic minority women’s organizations, and immigrant organizations. In a project sponsored by the Research Council of Norway, she studied immigrant organizations in Norway with a view to their involvement in political decision-making processes. The project followed on from her previous research on the national political influence of ethnic minority women’s organizations, which was commissioned jointly by the Norwegian Research Programme on Power and Democracy and the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family Affairs. In the field of migration and ethnic relations, she has also studied the views and practices of Muslim women and men in relation to gender, which involved in-depth interviews with Muslims in Norway of Pakistani and Moroccan backgrounds. She led the evaluation of the Contact Committee for Immigrants and the Authorities in Norway, commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. Line has also engaged in historical-sociological research on gender and religion, published in her book Issues of Gender, Race, and Class in the Norwegian Missionary Society in Nineteenth Century Norway and Madagascar (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003) and in journal articles.



Lis Howell

Director of Broadcasting, City University London

Lis Howell is Director of Broadcasting and head of the MA courses in Broadcast and Television Journalism. She is also Deputy Head of the Department of Journalism.

Lis is a major award-winning journalist and broadcasting executive who has worked for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky News. She was Senior Vice-President at Flextech Television (later Virgin Media) where she founded Living TV, now a key channel on Sky.

Prior to that she was Managing Editor of Sky News where she produced their coverage of the first Gulf War from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. She won a Royal Television Society Award for coverage of the Lockerbie disaster from ITV Border when she was the first female Head of News at ITV.

She was a television reporter and presenter at Granada and Tyne Tees and began her career in journalism as a producer and reporter at BBC Radio Leeds. In 1999 she chaired the Guardian International Edinburgh Television Festival. In 2001 she attended the prestigious Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.

Currently Lis is a member of the Royal Television Society where she regularly chairs the News Programme of the Year Awards. She is also a judge for the Broadcast Magazine television Awards. She is a member of BAFTA and a regular contributor to Broadcast Magazine, openDemocracy and OurBeeb. She has appeared several times on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and on BBC One's Newswatch and is a respected commentator on broadcasting.



Lisa Goff

Lecturer of English, University of Virginia

Lisa Goff joined the University of Virginia's American Studies faculty in the fall of 2012 and has a joint appointment with the Department of English. A cultural historian who studies the American landscape, she teaches classes in cultural landscapes, public history, theories and methods of American Studies, the history of journalism, and gender and social media. She recently launched a new digital history project, Take Back the Archive, dedicated to the history of sexual violence at the university. She is also director of the Institute for Public History, which places students in paid internships at museums, archives, and historic sites in central Virginia.

Her first book, Shantytown, USA: Forgotten Landscapes of the Working Poor, will be published in April 2016 by Harvard University Press. The book argues that shantytowns constitute an alternative vision of American urban space between 1820 and 1940, and that conflicts over shantytowns as places and symbols of working-poor culture were an essential element in the formation of twentieth-century class difference in the United States. She is currently working on a second book project, which examines restoration as a theoretical concept and a practical application that spans disciplines, geographies, and centuries.



Lisa Wade

Professor of Sociology, Occidental College

Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. Her newest book, "American Hookup," is about the emergence and character of the culture of sex that now dominates college campuses all across the country. Before receiving her PhD in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lisa earned an MA in human sexuality from NYU and a BA in philosophy from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Lisa has authored over a dozen academic research articles and a textbook on the sociology of gender. She actively contributes to public discourse, writing extensively for non-academic audiences at her blog, Sociological Images, and appearing on television and radio.

She is the author of American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, forthcoming in 2017.



Lisa Wood

Lisa Wood is Associate Professor Population Health at University of Western Australia and has PhD in public health coupled with over 20 years experience in health promotion and public health, working across policy and practice, and with government and non-government sectors. Passionate about research that can make a difference to reducing health and social inequalities.



Liz Rivers

Liz is a Senior Lecturer in HRM at the University of Huddersfield. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

Liz has considerable experience of working in HR, in both Senior HR Business Partner generalist roles and also Learning & Development policy roles, having worked for 17 years in the Retail Industry. Since moving into Academia in 2014, she is currently undertaking doctoral research at the University of Bradford School of Management exploring the role of emotions in the work of HR practitioners.



Loren B Landau

Research Chair on Mobility & the Politics of Diversity. Migration; Urbanisation; Refugees; Xenophobia, University of the Witwatersrand

Loren B Landau is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference. Formerly the founding director of the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of the Witwatersrand (which now hosts the chair), his work explores the relationships among human mobility, citizenship, development, and political authority. Along with his academic responsibilities, he has served as the chair of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), is a member of the South African Immigration Advisory Board and of the editorial boards of International Migration Review, Migration Studies, and the Journal of Refugee Studies. He has consulted with the South African Human Rights Commission, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UNDP, the French Development Agency (AFD), Oxfam, and others. He holds an MSc in Development Studies (LSE) and a PhD in Political Science (Berkeley). Widely published in the academic and popular press, he is author of The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania (Wits Press), co-editor of Contemporary Migration to South Africa (World Bank), editor of Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa (UN University Press/Wits Press) and has published in Millennium, Politics & Society, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and elsewhere.



Lucas Davis

Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Lucas Davis is an Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business and Faculty Director at the Energy Institute at Haas. Prior to joining Haas in 2009, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on energy and environmental markets, and in particular, on electricity and natural gas regulation, pricing in competitive and non-competitive markets, and the economic and business impacts of environmental policy. His work appears in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy.



Lucy Blake

Research Associate at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge

As a Research Associate at the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, I conduct and coordinate studies that focus on family relationships and psychological well-being.

My research has focused on families created through assisted reproductive technologies, such as sperm donation, egg donation, and surrogacy. I have explored how parents explain their use of donor eggs, sperm or surrogates, to their young children. I have also examined how children think and feel about their families.

More recently, my research has focused on the breakdown of family relationships, sometimes referred to as family estrangement. This relatively common phenomenon has received little research attention. The aim of my research is to expand upon what we know about the causes, processes and consequences of relationship breakdown between family members, and to explore how estrangement affects and influences psychological well-being.

I am committed to conducting high quality research on families that is of use to policy makers, practitioners, and families themselves. There is a lot to gain from moving beyond assumptions and studying families as they actually are.



Luke Kemp

Lecturer and PhD Candidate in International Relations and Environmental Policy, Australian National University

Luke is a lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU) for both International Climate Change Economics and Policy, as well as Climate Change Science and Policy. He is a finishing, third year PhD candidate at the ANU, Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance Project and Research Associate with the Free University of Berlin. He holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Honours- First Class) from the ANU. He is regularly involved with international negotiations on climate change and other environmental issues.



Luke Mcdonagh

Lecturer in Law, City University London

Dr Luke McDonagh is Lecturer in Law at City University. Before taking up this position in September 2015 he was a Lecturer at Cardiff University Law School from 2013-2015 and LSE Fellow in the Law Department at the London School of Economics (LSE) for the period 2011-2013.

For the academic year 2014-15 he was a Visiting Scholar at Waseda University Law School, Tokyo, Japan.

Luke holds a PhD from Queen Mary, University of London (2011), an LLM from the London School of Economics (LSE) (2006-7) and a BCL degree from NUI, Galway (2002-05).

Luke's research primarily involves using empirical and theoretical insights to shed light on interesting (and sometimes controversial) aspects of intellectual property law, such as the interplay between property owners and users in free-sharing creative environments (such as those of theatre, open-source software and traditional music). His PhD research (2007-11) focused on the empirical analysis of the relationship between Irish traditional music and copyright using interviews and survey data gathered from traditional musicians.

He recently completed an article - now published in The Modern Law Review - investigating copyright in the world of theatre, whereby I interviewed playwrights, directors and actors about the relationship between their theatrical practices and the norms of copyright. He also conducts quantitative and qualitative empirical research in the area of patent litigation.

His latest article - on trade marks, brands and anthropological marketing - will be published in the Journal of Law and Society in December 2015.

In the past he has written comment pieces for The Guardian and Dissent Magazine, as well as a number of law blogs.

His research into the issue of patent troll litigation in the UK was cited in a House of Commons debate in March 2014:

He was also quoted in this February 2014 BBC article concerning copyright and piracy of satellite TV broadcasts

He tweets at



Luke McNamara

Luke McNamara is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at UNSW. His primary research fields are criminal law and criminal justice, and human rights law. He is currently researching the impact of criminal law, policing and local government laws on the use of public spaces, focusing on the history and operation of laws concerned with offensive language/behaviour, public intoxication, consorting and busking. He recently completed (in collaboration with Professor Kath Gelber, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland) an ARC Discovery Project funded study of the impact of hate speech laws on public discourse in Australia.



Lumkile Mondi

Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of the Witwatersrand

Mr Lumkile Patriarch Mondi is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Economics and Business Science of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr Mondi is a strategist, economist and a leader. He has worked extensively in the African continent in his responsibility at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) where he was an executive for eleven years. He also serves on the Boards of Aerosud and listed companies such ArcelorMittal. He is the chairman of Thelo Rolling Stock Leasing. Mr Mondi has more than twenty years of postgraduate experience and over seven years working in financial markets. Mr Mondi is also involved in the BRICS think tanks in institutional strengthening and coordination. He has presented and participated in various conferences world-wide, including the UN, World Bank, BNDES and OECD.

Mr Mondi was employed by the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa as a Chief Economist and Divisional Executive for Professional Services for the past ten years until 30June 2014. His role included positioning the IDC as a leader in development finance in Africa. In achieving this goal, Mr Mondi led a team of researchers, structured and project financers, capacity building and agencies. His responsibilities included overseing the analyses of the macro and micro economic environment (business, economic, industry and policy) globally and locally. As a consequence of this role, he has a respected thought leadership profile in South Africa and thorughout the region, where he writes, presents and comments on radio, print media and television on political economy.

Mr Mondi served in President Zuma’s State Owned Enterprises Presidential Review Committee. Previously Mr Mondi served as a member of President Mbeki’s Economic Advisory Panel. As a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative (ALI) an Aspen Institute Initiative, he is engaged in influencing leaders to be value based in tackling poverty, inequality and unemployment in pursuit of a better life for all.

Before joining the IDC in July 2003 Mr Mondi was the Deputy Treasurer at Transnet. He spent 7 years at Transnet, two years of which he was a Treasury Manager in the Group Finance Department at Transnet Limited. As a Treasury Manager, Mr Mondi was in charge of Treasury’s Assets and Liabilities Management, Cash Management and External Loans. His responsibilities were liquidity, currency and interest rate risk management. Mr Mondi was for more than 5 years involved in the Transnet Pension Fund as a Trustee and served in the Investment and the Administration (Benefit) Committees of the Fund.

Mr Mondi was the Group Economist at Transnet between 1996 and 2001. Mr Mondi was responsible for economic analysis and dissemination of strategic knowledge to all Transnet’s businesses. He is involved in the Trade and Industry Policy Strategy (TIPS) Group, particularly in analysing WTO policy on trade in services.

Mr Mondi was part of a team of trustees who negotiated the transformation of R36 billion Transnet Pension Fund into three separate identities. He was a member of the Investment Committee who decided on Asset Allocation, appointment of Fund Managers and management of Asset Managers. He is currently a trustee of the new R14 billion defined contribution fund.

Before joining Transnet Mr. Mondi worked for Deloitte & Touche Consulting Group as a Development and Financial Economics Consultant. He provided solutions to both private and public sector clients.

MA Economics (Macroeconomics, international economics, public finance, and development economics). Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, United States of America, 1993.
B.COM. (HONS) Economics. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1992.
B.COM. (Economics, Business Economics, and Commercial Law). University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1990.

Further Training
Advanced Corporate Finance and Value Creation, University of Berkely Extension, 2000
Transnet. Esselen Park, 1999. Management Advancement Programme (MAP).
World Bank(EDI) & University of Maryland 1998, Washington DC. Currency and Financial Crisis: Early Warning Signals.
WEFA, Pretoria, 1998. Forecasting Techniques.



Lynsey Sutton

Teaching Fellow/Clinical nurse specialist, Victoria University of Wellington
I graduated as a nurse in 1996 from the University of Nottingham and have worked in the Intensive care specialist area all my career. I have worked in Wellington ICU since 2004 where I have progressed through the career pathway to Expert level and worked briefly as an ICU flight retrieval nurse. In 2012 I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington with a Masters in clinical nursing. From 2009 I became an Associate Charge Nurse Manager (ACNM) managing and coordinating ICU services. Through these years I have led several projects improving the quality of patient care in the ICU and have published in several critical care journals. For the past 4 years I have been a guest lecturer going on to become a teaching fellow with Victoria University of Wellington post graduate Nursing programme as well as being the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Wellington ICU.



Magnolia Cardona-Morrell

Doctor, UNSW Australia

Dr Magnolia Cardona-Morrell has a background in Medicine from Latin America with Australian postgraduate qualifications in Public Health (MPH) and Applied Epidemiology (Grad Dipl Appl Epid and PhD). She has worked with international aid agencies, at State Health Departments and Universities. Her research interests are patient safety, end-of-life care, health services research, health program evaluation, chronic disease prevention (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer), international health, pharmacoepidemiology and evidence-based health policy.

At The Simpson Centre for Health Services Research she is currently leading a program of research to improve end-of-life care for patients, families and health profesisonals ( Central to this is the development, implementation and validation of a checklist for identifying terminal patients and facilitating doctor's conversations with patients and families about end-of-life care preferences. See CriSTAL project page, available at:

In consultation with doctors, nurses and health service managers she has also designed the evaluation of an initiative to provide a safer environment in acute hospitals through the introduction of continuous monitoring of vital signs among patients admitted to general wards: See the Vigilance with Vital Signs project (VVS) page. The ultimate goal is to prevent unplanned admissions to intensive care and reduce avoidable in-hospital deaths.



Maja Založnik

Research Fellow in Demography, University of Oxford

I am a demographer and methodologist working for the University of Oxford, and a fellow of the Oxford Martin School.



Malcolm James

After graduating I entered the accounting profession, specialising in tax after qualification (ACA, CTA). In 1993 I became a lecturer and have recently completed my PhD on the role of power in the formulation of tax policy.

I have written extensively for professional journals and am the author of a technical book on taxation (Taxation of Small Businesses - Spiramus Press). However, I have published academic papers taking a critical approach towards the sociological and moral underpinnings of taxation.



Malcolm Moran

Malcolm Moran has directed sports journalism programs for nearly a decade after spending more than 30 years at The New York Times, USA TODAY and other publications.

Moran is director of the Sports Capital Journalism Program in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI, where he joined the faculty in January, 2013. For more than six years, he was the inaugural Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State University, where he directed the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Since 1980, he has covered more than 25 bowl games with national championship stakes. He has covered 26 NCAA Final Fours, 11 Super Bowls, 16 World Series and three Olympic Games.

He is a member of the board of the Football Writers Association of America and has had several stories recognized in the organization’s best writing contest. Moran is a past president of the United States Basketball Writers Association and a member of the organization’s Hall of Fame. In 2007, he received the Curt Gowdy Print Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for lifetime coverage of basketball.



Mamiza Haq

Lecturer in Finance, The University of Queensland

Dr Haq's research interest centres on bank equity, and credit risks, bank regulation, capital adequacy requirement and market discipline, bank competition and efficiency, financial crises, and non-conventional banking (microfinance and Islamic finance). She is also interested in the area of corporate finance including dividend policy, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions.

Her research publications have appeared in international and Australian peer-reviewed journals. Dr Haq has received a number of competitive research grants. She is an active researcher and presents her work regularly at international and Australian conferences. Dr Haq teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She also supervises honours, Masters and PhD students.

She holds Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance), Master of Commerce (Finance), Master of Science (Finance) and PhD degrees.



Marc C-Scott

Marc C-Scott is a lecturer in screen media and coordinator for both the Bachelor of Screen Media at Victoria University (

Prior to his position, Marc taught at many institutions in the areas of digital media, video production, motion graphics, visual effects, web technologies along with project and research methodologies.

He has been active in the area of digital media since 1996, completing a Bachelor of Design (Multimedia) with Honors at Swinburne’s National School of Design in 2004.

Marc is currently completing a PhD, which uses a historical comparative approach, in investigating the changes of the television industries within Australia, United Kingdom and United States.

His research interests are within television (history, institutions and new broadcast methods), cross-media, cross-platform media and the use of new digital media services.



Marc-William Palen

Dr. Marc-William Palen is a historian at the University of Exeter. He is the author of The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle Over Empire and Economic Globalization, 1846-1896 (Cambridge University Press, 2016). His commentary on historical and contemporary global affairs has appeared in the New York Times, the Australian, the Globalist Magazine, the History News Network, History & Policy, Foreign Policy in Focus, Common Dreams, Not Even Past, and the ABC, among others. He edits the Imperial & Global Forum, the blog of Exeter's Centre for Imperial & Global History. Follow him on Twitter @MWPalen



Marcus M. Larsen

Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School

Marcus M. Larsen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management at Copenhagen Business School. His research—which has been published in top-tier academic journals and received several international prizes—lies on the intersection of strategy, organizational theory and international business, with a particular focus on offshoring and emerging economy multinationals. He teaches students at all levels on issues relating to strategic management and international business and is the author of several teaching cases which are actively used around the world.



Marcus O'Dair

Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Middlesex University

Marcus O'Dair co-leads the Popular Music BA at Middlesex University, where he is convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries research cluster. He is the author of Different Every Time: the Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt (Serpent's Tail, 2014). Shortlisted for the Penderyn music book prize, it was a Radio 4 book of the week and a book of the year in the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, Mojo Uncut.

Marcus has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Irish Times, Uncut, the Arts Desk, the Quietus, Pitchfork, Wire and Jazzwise. He is an occasional studio guest on BBC 6 Music (Freak Zone, Freakier Zone) and BBC Radio 3 (Jazz on 3, the Essay) and has presented music podcasts for the Independent, Music Week and the Barbican.

As a keyboard player, double bassist and manager, Marcus is one half of Grasscut, who have released three acclaimed albums (Ninja Tune, Lo Recordings) and performed across Europe. As a session musician, he also spent several years on retainer with Passenger, performing at festivals including V and Latitude and live on Radio 2 and Radio 4, but somehow managed to leave before Let Her Go became an international number one.



Marek Kowalkiewicz

With a passion for exploring bleeding edge technologies and using them to create opportunities and solve problems, Marek has extensive industry based innovation implementation experience together with a strong academic background.

With a high quality publication record and registered patents, Marek is academically rigorous and actively applies research to industry outcomes. His role of Senior Director, Products and Innovation with SAP, Silicon Valley saw him successfully lead teams of researchers and developers in many innovative projects. He drove the set up of a brand new SAP Research centre in Singapore and SAP’s newest, flagship series of developer events, d-kom. Marek is also a co-founder of Business Information Systems Institute (I2G), a successful spin-off delivering high quality R&D services in statistical NLP, information extraction, data mining and data integration.



Marek Martyniszyn

Marek's research focuses on various aspects of competition law and policy in international and transnational contexts, including the limits of extraterritorial jurisdiction and state involvement in anticompetitive practices. In broader terms, his interests lie in international economic law.

Before joining Queen's Marek was a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a PhD from University College Dublin (completed on a prestigious Ad Astra Scholarship), an LLM (with specializations in EU Economic and World Trade Law) from the Saarland University’s European Institute, and MA degrees from the Warsaw School of Economics.

Marek is a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at the Loyola University Chicago (US); an Associate Member of the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies at the Warsaw University (Poland); and a Fellow of the European Law Institute (Austria). He is also a member of a number of academic societies-- among them the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), Academic Society for Competition Law, and Competition Law Scholars Forum. Marek has been also nominated by the Polish Competition Authority to serve as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network

He has taught Contract Law, EU Law (both Constitutional and Substantive/Economic), International and Comparative Competition Law, EU Competition Law, and International Trade Law.



Maria Garcia

Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Bath

Prior to joining Bath in 2014, I was a Marie Curie International Fellow at the NCRE, University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and the University of Nottingham. During this time I conducted research on the various free trade agreement strategies of global economic powers in the region, and the effects of strategic competition on their strategies.

Previously, I lectured at Birkbeck College, London and the University of Nottingham. I have been also been a visiting fellow at ANUCES, Australian National University, Monash University in Melbourne, the University of Salzburg and ULB in Brussels.

My current projects include a book on the divergent free trade agreement strategies of large (China, USA, EU) and small economies (Singapore, Chile, New Zealand) in Asia-Pacific and their effects on the development of future economic governance in the region.

Alongside Annick Masselot of the University of Canterbury, I am investigating Asian resistance to European norm promotion through free trade agreements.

Research interests:

International trade and economic governance
EU-USA trade negotiations (TTIP) and Transpacific Partnership negotiations (TPP)
EU-Asia, EU-China, EU-Australasia and EU-Latin America Relations
Regional integration and inter-regionalism
Societal impacts of trade agreements/ Values and trade
International Political Economy



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