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Pat McConnell

Honorary Fellow, Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre, Macquarie University

After over 30 years working for, and consulting to, major banking and insurance companies in the US, Europe and Australia, Pat transferred to teaching courses in Risk Management at Masters level and to industry. His main areas of research are in Operational Risk (People, Systems, Process and Legal risks) and banking regulation and he has published widely on this topic, including a new book on People Risk Management http://www.koganpage.com/product/people-risk-management-9780749471354 .

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Patricia Hogwood

I am a Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). I completed my PhD in European Studies at the University of Bradford and taught at the universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow before coming to the University of Westminster in 2004. I work in the fields of comparative European politics and European Union politics, specialising in German politics, political identity and internal security.

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Patrick D. Nunn

Professor of Geography, Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast
After 30 years of research, mostly focused in the Asia-Pacific region, Professor Nunn has accumulated a degree of expertise in a number of different fields. His primary field is geography, once largely physical in focus, but now straddling various aspects of sustainability. Professor Nunn has worked for a number of years in climate change, mostly on sea level and on the challenges of effective adaptation in poorer countries. He has also worked on archaeological topics, usually through the lens of palaeoenvironment reconstruction, but also applying his geological training to ceramic mineralogy and radiocarbon chronology. Since 2000, when a coup in Fiji interrupted a planned research programme, Professor Nunn became interested in myths as potential sources of information about geological hazards, particularly earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and abrupt coastal change.


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Patrick Degenaar

Reader in Neuroprosthesis, Newcastle University

I am a reader in biomedical engineering and came to Newcastle in 2010 to develop world class collaborations between the school of EEE and the Institute of Neuroscience. I have a BSc (1st class) and MRes in applied physics from Liverpool University, and a PhD in bioimaging from the Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology. After some time in the software industry, I did two post-doctoral projects at Imperial College before getting an RCUK fellowship in 2005. From 2005-2010 I was a lecturer and then senior lecturer in Imperial College, before coming to Newcastle. In my time I have had numerous research awards and published numerous papers in the key journals in the biomedical field.

At the heart of these efforts is my pioneering use of CMOS-micro-LED optoelectronics in combination with optogenetic gene therapy solutions. These will lead to highly advanced forms of prosthetic intervention not previously possible. This has led to a number of highly cited papers in key biomedical engineering journals. Furthermore I have explored impact through patient trials and commercial translation.

To achieve my aims I have been part of a number of large research consortia. Between 2010-2014 I coordinated the FP7 OptoNeuro project. More recently I am the engineering team leader on the £10M CANDO project to develop a next-generation prosthesis for epilepsy. Currently I have a large highly dedicated team of RAs, and PhD students.

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Patrick Shafto

I am Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Data Science and Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rutgers - Newark. I am also affiliated with the Institute for Data Science, Learning and Applications (I-DSLA) and have appointments in Psychology, Rutgers Business School, and the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers.

I lead the CoDaS lab. The goal of my research is to bridge Cognitive Science and Data Science by understanding human perception and cognition and developing more cognitively natural machine learning and data science tools.

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Patrick Stokes

I'm a philosopher at Deakin University, and have previously held research fellowships in the UK (I'm an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire), Denmark and the US.

My areas of research include personal identity, philosophy of death and remembrance, 19th and 20th century European philosophy (especially the work of Søren Kierkegaard) and moral psychology.

As well as The Conversation, I'm a regular contributor to New Philosopher and pop up from time to time on The Drum, 774 Melbourne, 3RRR, Radio National, The Age, and other places.

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Patryk Szewczyk

Patryk is a security lecturer at Edith Cowan University and a member of the ECU Security Research Institute.

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Paul Anand

I have held fellowships in Oxford and Cambridge Universities and am currently a Professor at the Open University, Research Associate at Oxford University and the London School of Economics.

My work stems from long standing interests in the foundations of decision sciences, used to be primarily normative, and have argued for the expansion of decision theory beyond older conceptions of rational choice, something that has, broadly speaking, taken place both in economics and philosophy. In recent years, I have been interested in the operationalisation of Sen’s capabilities approach to welfare economics and its use in debates about the measurement of progress.

Earlier work has been published in a variety of leading economics journals including The Economic Journal, Theory and Decision, Oxford Economic Papers, Economica, Journal of Health Economics, Annals of Operations Research and much of it is collected in my monograph Foundations of Rational Choice Under Risk published by Oxford University Press in 1993 (with reprints in 1995 and 2002). In addition, I have just edited and contributed to the Oxford University Press Handbook of Rational and Social Choice with Professor Prasanta Pattanaik (Riverside, University of California, USA) and Professor Clemens Puppe (Karlsruhe University, Germany) to be published in 2008. Work on capabilities and wellbeing is summarised in greater detail on the capabilities measurement project website.

I have also been interested in the interaction these theories and their development in policy contexts or experimental and survey based work. This work has been published in a wide variety of scientific journals including Science, Journal of Theoretical Politics, British Journal of Management, Social Theory and Practice, Social Indicators Research, Health Care Analysis and the Journal of Economic Psychology.

Having taught research methods at graduate level for five years and acted as a consultant researcher on economic statistics to the OECD and NAO my most recent work brings a these interests together with interests in the foundations of social choice. With about 25 colleagues, at the latest count, I have sought to demonstrate the extent to which the measurement of human capabilities is feasible along multiple dimensions and explore the techniques that can be applied to such measurements. This work has resulted in approximately a dozen publications and has been incorporated into research projects in Oxford, Glasgow and Buenos Aires.

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Paul Dimeo

Senior Lecturer in Sport, University of Stirling

My main areas of research interest and expertise relate to drug use in sport and anti-doping policy.

I was a visiting Fulbright Commission Scholar at the University of Texas, Austin from September to December 2012, working on a project entitled: ‘The Doping of Elite Athletes in International Sport and the Politics of the Cold War, 1950-1990'.

I am the co-ordinator of SPS9SP Sports Policy. I also contribute to SPS9R7 Readings in Sports Studies, SPS9D8 Sports Dissertation and dissertation supervision.

My major research interest is doping in sport and the development of anti-doping policies. This has led to several publications including the prize-winning monograph A History of Drug Use in Sport, 1876-1976: Beyond Good and Evil (Routledge, 2007). I have recently completed three projects funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency. I have published on other policy issues including racism in sport, the migration of football players, tourism, and hosting major sports events.

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Paul Docherty

Paul's research interests lie in empirical finance and capital markets, focusing primarily on asset pricing. His research has been published in journals including Accounting and Finance, Applied Economics and The Australian Journal of Management.

He is the chief investigator for a large external grant that was awarded by Platypus Asset Management in 2011 and continues to work collaboratively with professionals in the funds management industry.

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Paul Heywood

Paul Heywood graduated with an MA in Politics (First Class) from the University of Edinburgh, then did postgraduate studies in Madrid and at the LSE, from where he received his MSc(Econ) and PhD (Politics). Before joining the University of Nottingham, he taught at the University of Glasgow and at the University of London. He also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit, London (1989-93). He has been a member of the ESRC Research Grants Board (2001-05) and was Dean of the University of Nottingham Graduate School from 2003-07. He is currently Director of the University of Nottingham’s ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, which supports research students in the social sciences. Between 2003 and 2009 he was co-editor of the international journal Government and Opposition, and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors. Professor Heywood is author, co-author or editor of fifteen books and more than eighty journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on political corruption, institutional design and state capacity in contemporary Europe. In 2006, he was appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Hunan (China), where he is Senior Adviser to the Center for Clean Governance. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (elected 2002), and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (elected 2012).

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Paul Kennedy

Dr Paul Kennedy joined the Department in 2000, having previously lectured in the Department of European Studies at Loughborough University.

He graduated from the University of Sheffield and completed his doctoral thesis on the Spanish Socialist Government of 1982-1996 at Cardiff University.

Previously he had worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

His monograph entitled 'The Spanish Socialist Party and the modernisation of Spain' was published by Manchester University Press in 2013.

His research interests focus on contemporary Spanish history and politics.

His most recent work has considered the impact of the international economic crisis on Spain, related articles considering the Spanish Socialist Government’s amendment of the 1978 Constitution in 2011, and the impact of the Popular Party Government’s 2012 Labour Reform.

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Paul Lashmar

Dr Paul Lashmar joined Sussex in October 2015 as a Senior Lecturer and he is also an investigative journalist and research academic.

Prior to Sussex he was at Brunel University. His PhD is on the links between the intelligence services and the media, which is his core research interest.

Paul is a highly regarded investigative journalist and has worked in television, radio and print. He has been on the staff of The Observer, Granada Television’s World in Action current affairs series and The Independent. He has also produced a number of TV programmes for BBC’s Timewatch and Channel 4’s Dispatches series and is the author of three books and a chapter in ‘Investigative Journalism: Context & Theory’ (2008).

He covered the ‘War on Terror’ for the Independent on Sunday from 2001-2008.

He was awarded ‘Reporter of The Year’ in the 1986 UK Press Awards. Paul has written about terrorism, intelligence, organised crime, offshore crime, business fraud and the Cold War and has broken many major domestic and international stories. He is an adviser to the Centre for Investigative Journalism. Often interviewed on radio about these and other subjects.

An adviser to the Centre for Investigative Journalism at City University.

His full CV can be found at www.paullashmar.com

Specialist in journalism education and training

Current research interests:

* The British Press and the EU
* Moral Panics and the Journalist
* Information flow between intelligence agencies and the news media
* The relationship between reporters and their audience
* Excellence in Journalism Practice
* Socio-economic diversity in journalism
* Journalism and war on terror
* Journalism and organised crime
* Online media entrepreneurialism

Forthcoming book. Multimedia Journalism. Co-author with Steve Hill (Solent University) Sage Publications. Due publication Sept 2013. This book is a synthesis of theory and practice and includes interviews with practitioners.

June 2013 - Paul has a chapter "Journalist, Folk Devil?" in Moral Panics in the Contemporary World. (Eds: Critcher, Hughes, Petley and Rohloff). London: Bloomsbury. Moral panic theorists say the media are central to the 40 year old and popular concept, but in this chapter Paul Lashmar challenges the model observing that no research into actual journalism practice on stories deemed moral panics has previously been undertaken.

From July 2011 Paul has been Honorary Editor for the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society (DNHAS). The Proceedings is an annual semi-scholarly publication that has been published since 1870s. The first volume (133) under Paul's editorship has been available since November 2012. For more details contact Dorset County Museum. The index and details of Proceedings can be found here.

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Paul Lasky

Lecturer, Monash University

Paul is a lecturer at Monash University. He is interested in everything related to gravitational physics and Einstein's theory of relativity, and is involved in a variety of research topics such as neutron star and black hole physics, gravitational waves, cosmology, gravitational lensing and alternative theories of gravity. As a member of both the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) Scientific Collaboration, and the Parkes Pulsar Timing Array collaboration he is contributing to the global gravitational wave detection effort by modelling gravitational wave sources and developing data analysis search algorithms.

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Paul Levy

Paul is author of the new book Digital Inferno (launched in 2015). He is a writer, researcher (at the Centre for Research in Innovation Management, CENTRIM, University of Brighton), facilitator and collusion breaker. Paul also co-authored the books Technosophy and E:Quality. He has written articles for journals, conference, newspapers and magazines. You can visit his other web sites at: http://rationalmadness.wordpress.com/ and http://digitalinferno.wordpress.com/ where you can find most of his writings.

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Paul Loh

Lecturer in digital architecture design, University of Melbourne

Paul Loh is lecturer in Digital Architecture design at the University of Melbourne. Prior to this Paul studied architecture at the University of Melbourne and University of East London before joining the Design Research Lab at the Architectural Association where he completed his Master in Architecture and Urbanism. He has over 12 years of practice experience in London, Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur. Paul was senior lecturer at the University of East London between 2005 and 2011. He has taught at the Architectural Association and lectured in UK, Sweden, Italy and China. He is a partner of Melbourne based design practice LLDS / Power To Make, focusing on the relationship between making, technology and material. Paul is a PhD candidate at SIAL RMIT. His main research interest is digital fabrication and craft formation in computational design.

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Paul Mulvaney

I am a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne. I am interested in nanoscale materials and the use of these novel materials in new technologies such as solar cells.

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Paul Nieuwenhuis

Paul Nieuwenhuis was born in the Netherlands and studied in Australia, Belgium, Spain and Scotland, where he obtained his PhD from Edinburgh University. After a spell in consultancy, carrying out projects for most of the world’s car and truck makers and acting as a special advisor on state aid in the automotive industry to the European Commission (DGIV), he joined the Centre for Automotive Industry Research (CAIR) at Cardiff University in 1990.

CAIR specialises in the economic and strategic aspects of the world automotive sector, giving it a rare overview of the industry. The centre has attracted contracts from car manufacturers, suppliers and governments, world-wide. Here he also developed his special interest in the problems of making personal mobility compatible with the need for sustainability. In 2001 he became a founder member of the ESRC-funded Centre for Business Responsibility, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University.

He co-created an innovative course in Motoring Journalism together with the highly regarded Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and is also a director – in partnership with colleagues at the Cardiff School of Engineering – of the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University.

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Paul Rogers

Professor of Peace Studies, University of Bradford

Paul Rogers continues his work on trends in international conflict with a particular focus on the interactions of socio-economic divisions and environmental constraints. Within this area of study he works on issues such as the politics of energy resource use and the impact of climate change on international security. He has a particular research interest in radicalisation and political violence. His regional emphasis is primarily on the Middle East and South Asia and his work on sustainable security links with Oxford Research Group. He is also involved in a new pilot project for the Network for Social Change on “Remote Control” – the use of armed drones, Special Forces, privatised military companies and other forces to maintain control, raising issues of ethical behaviour, accountability, precedent-setting and and risk of proliferation. In the past, Paul lectured at Imperial College and was a Senior Scientific Office in Kenya and Uganda.

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Paul Rosenzweig

After graduating law school Mr. Rosenzweig clerked for Judge R. Lanier Anderson, III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Since then he has held positions working in all three branches of the Federal government, most recently (from 2005-09) as the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security.

He is a Senior Editor of the Journal of National Security Law and Policy and as a member of the Advisory Committee to the ABA’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security. He also serves on the District of Columbia Bar’s ethics Rules Review Committee and has a private practice within the District.

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Paul Roundy

Dr. Roundy studies waves of the tropical atmosphere and ocean and how these waves interact with one another and with atmospheric moist deep convection to modulate global weather and climate. Areas of emphasis include analysis of observations to study modulation of tropical cyclogenesis and the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) by convectively coupled waves and intraseasonal oscillations.

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Paul Watson

Paul Watson is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Digital Institute. He is PI of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data and also directed the £12M RCUK-funded Digital Economy Hub on Social Inclusion through the Digital Economy. He graduated in 1983 with a BSc in Computer Engineering from Manchester University, followed by a PhD on parallel graph reduction in 1986. In the 80s, as a Lecturer at Manchester University, he was a designer of the Alvey Flagship and Esprit EDS systems. From 1990-5 he worked for ICL as a system designer of the Goldrush MegaServer parallel database server, which was released as a product in 1994.

In August 1995 he moved to Newcastle University, where he has been an investigator on research projects worth over £40M. His research interest is in scalable information management with a current focus on Cloud Computing. He sits on the board of Dynamo North East, an industry-led organisation created to grow the IT economy of the region. Professor Watson is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a member of the UK Computing Research Committee. He received the 2014 Jim Gray eScience Award.

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Paul Whiteley

Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex

My research interests involve examining the nature & significance of political participation, particularly electoral participation, & also in understanding the causes & effects of public opinion on politics.

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Paul X. McCarthy

Paul Xavier McCarthy is an author, speaker and observer of technology and its global impacts. His new book ''Online Gravity'' is about how the web is transforming the way we work, learn and play is published by Simon and Schuster in New York, London and Sydney.

McCarthy is CEO of Online Gravity Consulting a specialist corporate innovation and technology strategy advisory firm. He is also adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales School of Computer Science and Engineering.

Previously, he was Executive Director of Strategy and Innovation at Sirca—a global technology company based in Sydney that provides online services for data-intensive researchers and analysts in financial services and other domains. McCarthy is also co-founder of several innovative enterprises for IBM, NSW Government and CSIRO—Australia’s National Science Agency and the inventors of Wi-Fi.

McCarthy received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Graduate DipArts in Fine Arts both from the University of Sydney, where he won the Ian Langham Memorial Prize in History and Philosophy of Science, his Master of Design in Digital Media from the University of Western Sydney and his MBA from Macquarie University, where he won the MGSM Award for Advertising and Marketing.

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Paul Younger

I’ve enjoyed a varied career ranging from early days in pure science (principally geology), through water resources and environmental engineering (especially groundwater engineering), on through mining environmental engineering to energy engineering. There are several persistent threads running through all of these experiences, mainly to do with quantitative geoscience, numerical modelling of fluid flow and reactive mass transfer, and the translation of high-level conceptual principles into hands-on engineering solutions, invariably for purposes which I believe are socially and environmentally benign. I owe my formal education to two universities: Newcastle University in the UK (BSc and PhD), and Oklahoma State University in the USA (MS), where I spent two very happy years as a Harkness Fellow (1984-86), taking advantage of burgeoning activities in the then-National Centre for Groundwater Research and the EPA’s RSKERL Lab in Ada.

My education was extended – and continues to be – by industrial experience, with Yorkshire Water, the National Rivers Authority, Centro Yunta (La Paz, Bolivia), NIREX, Northumbrian Water, Project Dewatering Ltd, Cluff Geothermal Ltd, Five-Quarter Energy Ltd and various consultancy missions worldwide. I spent just under 20 years at Newcastle University, where I: taught water and environmental engineering; founded and led the HERO research group (which won the University the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for the first time in 2005); established what is now the Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research; founded and Directed the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability; served as the University’s Public Orator; and was the UK's first-ever Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement. I joined Glasgow University in August 2012.

I currently serve as Chair of the Global Scientific Committee of the Plant Earth Institute, an intermational NGO (of which I am also a Trustee) which aims to promote South-South collaboration in science-based projects that further the cause of 'scientific independence for Africa'. I am also a Trustee of Arran Community Energy, which is striving to implement renewables in a manner compatible with the important tourist industry of that beautiful Scottish island.

My current research is entirely focused in the energy sector, and besides engaging with the broad challenges of keeping the lights on and homes and businesses warm whilst decarbonising our energy systems, I focus specifically on three areas in which my particular skills and experience can be put to best use: geothermal energy, underground coal gasification tightly coupled to carbon capture and storage, and hydropower.

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Paula Jarzabkowski

Paula Jarzabkowski is a Professor of Strategic Management. Her research focuses on strategy-as-practice in complex contexts, such as regulated firms, third sector organizations and financial services, particularly insurance and reinsurance. Her research in this regard has been foundational in the establishment of the field of strategy-as-practice. She is experienced in qualitative methods, having used a range of research designs, including cross-sectional and longitudinal case studies, and drawing on multiple qualitative data sources including interviews, observation, audio and video ethnographic techniques and archival sources to study private and public sector organizations. In particular, this includes the first global ethnography – a programme of research that included the use of video methods - of the reinsurance industry.

Professor Jarzabkowski’s career has been marked by a series of prestigious fellowships that have enabled her to conduct detailed ethnographic studies of business problems. For example, in 2006-2007, funded by an AIM Ghoshal Fellowship, she conducted an audio-ethnographic longitudinal study of the paradoxical tensions involved in implementing a major strategic shift in a regulated telecommunications firm. From 2009-2012, she held the inaugural Insurance Intellectual Capital Initiative (IICI) fellowship, under which she conducted a 3-year audio and video ethnography of the global reinsurance market, which extended her skills from organisational to industry-level ethnography. From 2012-2014 she held an EC Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship at Cornell University.

Her work has appeared in a number of leading journals including Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management Studies and Organization Studies and in 2005, she published the first book on strategy-as-practice, Strategy as Practice: An Activity-Based Approach (Sage).

In addition, her engagement with industry has made Professor Jarzabkowski skilled in turning academic research into applied outputs, including collaborating with industry in developing research questions, and presenting here research at industry venues and conferences. The relevance of her work was recognised recently with the prestigious 2013 ESRC Outstanding Impact on Business Award.

Professor Jarzabkowski has just released a new book with Oxford University Press, entitled 'Making a Market for Acts of God: The Practice of Risk-Trading in the Global Reinsurance Industry' based on her 3-year ethnographic study of the industry.

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Penny Hawe

My training is in community psychology and public health epidemiology. My main expertise is the theory, methods, ethics and economics of complex, multi-level community and population-level interventions to promote health and prevent disease. I'm best known for my publications in health promotion evaluation, social capital, and using complexity thinking to design more effective interventions and more appropriate evaluation methods. My main empirical work is in schools and neighbourhoods.

I spent 10 years in Canada where I had the opportunity to help shape the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's strategy to move from descriptive and analytic health research to more solution-focused investments in population health intervention research.

I am currently a Professor of Public Health at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney and a lead investigator of the NHMRC Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC) . My focus of interest in TAPPC is in implementation science and communication of the science underpinning public policy.

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Pep Canadell

Pep Canadell is a research scientist in CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, and the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project, an international research project to study the interactions between the carbon cycle, climate, and human activities.

Pep focuses on collaborative and integrative research to study global and regional aspects of the carbon cycle, the size and vulnerability of earth carbon pools, and pathways to climate stabilization. He publishes in the field of global ecology and earth system sciences http://goo.gl/Ys7vdF

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Peter Allen

Peter Allen is lecturer in Film and Television, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and an award winning filmmaker and educator with a specific interest in effects and animation.

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Peter Bloom

Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Department of People and Organisation, The Open University

I am a lecturer in the Department of People and Organisations at the Open University. My primary research interest centre reconceptualising power, resistance and ideology – specifically in the contemporary context of capitalism. In 2009, I was awarded a doctorate in Ideology and Discourse Analysis at University of Essex for my thesis, Creating the “Chinese Market”: The CCP and the Discursive Construction of an Authoritarian Capitalism through a Maoist Governing Paradigm, 2002-2008, which was funded through the Overseas Research Awards scheme. Since this time I have amassed a growing international publishing record in the fields of organizational studies and social theory. My work has been published in Theory and Event, Journal of Political Ideologies, Journal of Political Power, Research on the Sociology of Organization, Culture and Organizations, Ephemera, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Organization and International Journal of Žižek Studies among others. I am currently completing a manuscript entitled ‘Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization’ to be published by Edward Elgar Press.

For more details you can visit my academia.edu page at
https://open.academia.edu/PeterBloom

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Peter Buwert

I am a lecturer in Graphic Design at Edinburgh Napier University. My general research interests surround the social, ethical and political dimensions of visual communication design as it operates within society. My PhD research investigating the ethical foundations of design was carried out at Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University.

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Peter Christoff

Peter Christoff is a political scientist and Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, where he teaches climate policy and environmental policy. He was formerly a member of the Victorian Premier's Climate Change Reference Group, and of the Victorian Ministerial Reference Council on Climate Change Adaptation, under the Victorian Brumby Government. He is also currently a Board member of the Australian Conservation Foundation and was its Vice President for eight years. His recent publications include the books 'Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a hot world' and 'Globalization and the Environment' (with Prof. Robyn Eckersley).

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Peter Collignon

Professor, infectious diseases and microbiology, Australian National University

Professor Collignon works as an Infectious Diseases physician. He is also a microbiologist and is director of the Infectious Diseases Unit and Microbiology at The Canberra Hospital. He is also involved in teaching and is a Professor at the Medical School of the Australian National University.

He is active in many research and public health advocacy issues dealing with different infections and their risks. Particular interests are antibiotic resistance (especially in Staph), hospital acquired infections (especially blood stream and intravascular catheter infections) and resistance that develops through the use of antibiotics in animals. He is extensively involved in Infection Control projects looking at procedures and current practices in medicine and how these may be improved to decrease the risks for patients acquiring infections.

He has been and continues to be an active member of many national and international committees, including those of the Australian Quality and Safety Commission. He has been appointed to many of the expert committees of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the issue of antibiotic resistance and the use of antibiotics in food animals.

In June 2010 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Medicine in Infectious Diseases, Microbiology and Infection Control.

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Peter Coveney

Peter Coveney holds a Chair in Physical Chemistry and is Director of the Centre for Computational Science, based in the Department of Chemistry. He is an Honorary Professor of Computer Science at UCL and Professor Adjunct at Yale University. His research focuses on many different areas, from molecular and mesoscale fluid dynamics simulations to multiscale materials modelling and computational biomedicine, all exploiting high performance computational techniques. He is co-organiser (with Jean Pierre Boon and Sauro Succi) of the Solvay Symposium on Multiscale Modelling at the Physics, Chemistry and Biology Interface, which is taking place at the Free University of Brussels in Brussels, Belgium, 19-21 April 2016. His paper to be presented at the conference, entitled "Big Data Needs Big Theory Too", is co-authored with Prof Ed Dougherty and Dr Roger Highfield.

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Peter Cowling

Professor Peter Cowling is a member of the Department of Computer Science and the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis (YCCSA) at the University of York. His research is focussed on models and algorithms for decision making in games and resource optimisation problems, and to this end he works with a wide range of industry partners in the games and IT industries.

He is the Director of 3 large projects in the area of digital games and media:

The Digital Creativity Hub (DC Hub -www.digitalcreativity.ac.uk) was recently awarded £18 million in funding which will drive our ambition to become a world centre of research in digital games, interactive media and the space where they converge. It has over 80 partners from digital content industries.

The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Games and Game Intelligence (IGGI - www.iggi.org.uk) has over £12 million in support to train 56+ PhD students working with the games industry over the next 7 years.

The New Economic Models and Opportunities for digital Games (NEMOG - www.nemog.org), as well as the DC Hub and IGGI is actively investigating how digital games and interactive media can be repurposed to achieve economic, scientific, social and cultural impact - primarily through working with industry and public sector organisations.

He has also worked on a number of projects to develop IT decision support systems for road maintenance, personnel scheduling, logistics and manufacturing.

He has published over 100 papers in leading scientific conferences and journals and gained over £35 million in research funding across 38 projects.

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