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Pierre Sinclair de Gioia Ca

Associate Professor of Business Law, Heriot-Watt University

I am currently Associate Professor of Business Law at the School of Management and Languages at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, where I started as lecturer in 2008. I was appointed Associate Professor in 2012. I have a permanent basis contract and I work full-time.

I am currently course-leader of International Banking and Financial Law (fourth your, honours’ level) and Employment Law (third year). In the past I have also been in charge of courses in Company Law at the Dubai Campus (2008/2009), International Trade Law (2012/2013) and a course of Law in HR Management (2008 to /2015). I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA; since 2010) and a member of the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (since 2014).

In 2012, I won the student award at HWU for ‘Best Lecturer, Innovative Feedback’ and in 2014 I was awarded the prize as ‘Most Supportive Lecturer’ in the Business Management Department. In 2015, I have just completed the ‘treble’: I won the University special ‘Suave Award’. Prior to my appointment at Heriot-Watt University, I was tutor at the University of Edinburgh – Law School, in both contract law and tort, and visiting lecturer in Business Law I and Business Law II at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Graduating in Law from the University of Bari, Italy (summa cum laude) I then went on to complete my Ph.D. in Banking and Financial Law (Siena). I also have an LL.M. in European and International Trade Law (with distinction; Glasgow Caledonian University), a MSc in Banking and Finance (Siena) and a PGCAP (Post-graduate Course in Academic Practice; Heriot-Watt University). Additionally, I have a Diploma in Classical Studies (Lyceum Gymnasium 60/60). I am qualified as a lawyer in both Italy (Avvocato) and Scotland (Solicitor and Notary Public).

Following the completion of my Law degree I worked as a lawyer in the legal department of a number of large corporate banking and financial institutions (IMI, SAN PAOLO IMI, Deutsche Bank, where I was the head of the Corporate and Investment Banking Legal Department) as well as for the international Law Firm Baker & McKenzie (where I was Senior Associate in the Practice Group Banking, Finance and Securities). Latterly, I have worked and I am still working independently as a legal advisor and advocate providing legal assistance in the negotiation of international commercial and financial contracts (derivatives, credit derivatives, loans, syndicated loans, securitizations) to a number of corporations and financial institutions in Europe. I also provide advice in structured finance (securitizations) and capital markets transactions (M&As, take-overs, IPOs).

To date, I have contributed to more than 50 publications in the area of Business Law, with topics spanning Banking and Financial Law, Company Law, Employment Law and the Comparative Analysis in law. In 2014 I wrote with Matthias Haentjens, professor of Banking Law at the University of Leiden Law School, a textbook in European Banking and Financial Law; the book has been published by Routledge UK in June 2015. I am a member of the Editorial Board of both the Rivista Trimestrale di Diritto dell’Economia.

At Heriot-Watt University, I have been the Director of the Business Management Degree Programme since 2011. In the last 7 years, I have promoted and finalised the conclusion of partnerships with a number of Universities, among the others: Carlos III; Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; Ludwig Maximillian University Munich.

I have been Visiting Scholar in Banking and Financial Law at the law school of the University of Leiden (Hazelhoff Centre for the Financial law) since July 2014. I am also Professor of the Ph.D. School in Employment Law and Human Capital Formation at the University of Bergamo and Adjunct Professor of International Financial Law, at the University of Padua (‘MASCI’ post-graduate programme in International Commerce). In academic year 2014/2015, I was appointed visiting lecturer in labour law at the Law School of the University of Stirling, where I delivered an entire course to 20 students. At Ca' Foscari, University of Venice, I have been Visiting and Adjunct Professor in Mergers and Acquisitions (Law) since 2015.

I am fluent in English and Italian and conversant in both French and Spanish and I am dual citizen (British and Italian). I learned Latin and Ancient Greek for five years when I was at the Gymnasium. I still love the reading of the Roman classics in their original languages.

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Pippa Norris

Pippa Norris is the McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney.

A political scientist and public speaker, her research compares election and public opinion, political communications, and gender politics. She also served as Director of the Democratic Governance Group in United Nations Development Programme, NY and as an expert consultant to many international organizations such as the World Bank, Council of Europe and OSCE.

In 2011 she was awarded the Johan Skytte prize with Professor Ronald Inglehart for contributing innovative ideas about the relevance and roots of political culture in a global context. This is among the most prestigious prizes relating to the field of political science. She was also awarded the Kathleen Kitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellowship by the ARC, a 'special recognition' award by the UK Political Studies Association, and a Doctor honoris causa for work 'at the forefront of global political science' by the University of Edinburgh. In 2014 she was awarded IPSA's Karl Deutsch prize.

Her current research focuses upon the Electoral Integrity Project, a major new multi-million 5-year research study. The project research team is based at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. It has been generously supported by many agencies, including the Australian Research Council. Recent and forthcoming publications include Why Elections Fail (2015), Contentious Elections (2015), Why Electoral Integrity Matters (Cambridge University Press 2014), Advancing Electoral Integrity (co-edited, Oxford University Press, 2014), Comparing Democracies 4 (Sage, co-edited April 2014), and also an edited symposium on electoral integrity in Electoral Studies (Oct 2013).

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Prashant Nagpal

My research focuses on development of novel material systems and processes for development of functional nanomaterials. Our studies are focused on advancement of fundamental knowledge of electronic structures, carrier dynamics, and interactions between incident electromagnetic radiation and these nanoscale materials. Based on our understanding, we design and fabricate these nanostructured materials using a variety of top-down and bottom-up scalable nanofabrication techniques. We also employ a variety of spectroscopic methods including optical, electronic, ultrafast and other optoelectronic and surface sensitive spectroscopy techniques to study fundamental interaction between light, charge carriers and phonons in individual nanoparticles and mesoscale nanoparticle assemblies. This leads us to design principles for development of useful devices based on desired engineered nanoparticle properties and cooperative phenomenon in nanostructured assemblies.

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Prem Sikka

Prem Sikka is Professor of Accounting at the University of Essex. His research on accountancy, auditing, corporate governance, money laundering, insolvency and business affairs has been published in books, international journals, newspapers and magazines. He has also appeared on radio and television programmes to comment on accountancy and business matters.

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Prof Prof Mairead Nic Craith

Máiréad Nic Craith joined the Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies as Professor of European Culture and Heritage in September 2012. She previously held a Chair in the School of Social Sciences and Applied Social Studies at the University of Ulster. Máiréad has held an honorary professorship at the University of Exeter as well as a DAAD guest professorship at the University of Göttingen. She has held other academic positions at the Universities of Liverpool, Dublin and Cork. She has received many accolades for her publications, including the Ruth Michaelis-Jena Ratcliff research prize for folklife (joint winner), which was awarded at the University of Edinburgh in 2004. Two years later she was awarded a Senior Distinguished Research Fellowship at the University of Ulster. In 2009 she was elected to the Royal Irish Academy, the highest academic honour in Ireland. Máiréad has served on numerous research evaluation panels in Europe and in Canada. She has recently been appointed assessor to the Australian Research Council.

Máiréad’s research focuses on different aspects of living heritage including literary heritage (from the Great Blasket Island), intercultural heritage (Cork), World Heritage sites (Skellig Michael), heritage and conflict (Northern Ireland) and heritage and law in a European context. Her recent publications include an exploration of the role of heritage in the Derry/Londonderry (the first UK City of Culture). Máiréad has published a number of edited volumes on heritage including Cultural Heritages as Reflexive Traditions (2007 with Ullrich Kockel) and Cultural Diversity, Heritage and Human Rights (2010 with William Logan and Michele Langfeld). She is currently co-editing the Blackwell Companion to Heritage (due for publication in 2014). In 2011, she was invited by the United Nations as an expert on access to heritage as a human right.

Language, power and cultural policy in European society have also been a sustained focus of interest throughout Máiréad's academic career. In 2009 Máiréad held a Leverhulme Research Fellowship examining the sense of dislocation that is experienced by bilingual authors living ‘in-between’ two cultures and two languages. She has explored key questions, such as the impact of political boundaries on the concept of language and the significance of language for citizenship. Máiréad has examined the quest for recognition and legitimacy among speakers of minority and contested languages and queried the non-recognition of migrant, non-European languages in the public space. In 2013, she was invited by the European Centre on Minority Issues as an expert on (linguistic) minorities.

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Quinn Grundy

Dr. Quinn Grundy is a registered nurse and a researcher at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. She studies industry partnerships in healthcare and academia, with a recent focus on mobile health.

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Rachael Sharman

Lecturer in Psychology, University of the Sunshine Coast

Dr Rachael Sharman is a lecturer and researcher in psychology, specialising in child/adolescent development. Rachael's research is focused on the optimal and healthy development of the paediatric brain, and has covered the neuro/psychological impacts of: dietary practices of parents and their children; physical activity; obesity; sport participation; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; genetic disorders; concussion and childhood trauma.

Rachael has a long history in working in child-related fields including child protection, juvenile justice, disability, advocacy and genetic research. Rachael remains committed to research that ensures children have the best possible chance to meet their full potential. Her current interests include: children’s play opportunities and the built environment; resilience-building features of risky play; child protection issues including sexual abuse and trafficking; adolescent arson and self-harming; transitions from education to the workplace.

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Rachael Wallis

Lecturer and Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland
Rachael Wallis holds a Bachelor's degree from Griffith University, with a major in communications. Following this, she obtained a Master's degree from the University of Southern Queensland, with a thesis titled 'Australian attitudes to sustainability in Cuba, 1960-2000'. Her doctoral thesis, from USQ, examines how media influence people to relocate to rural areas, and is titled 'The phenomenological and discursive practice of place for lifestyle migrants: a case study of Stanthorpe, Queensland'.

Prior to her career in academia, Dr Wallis worked for a decade in arts management in both Canada and Australia. She writes at rachaelwallis.com.

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Rachel Aldred

I am a Senior Lecturer in Transport, and joined Westminster in September 2012 from the University of East London, where I lectured in Sociology. From January 2013 I will lead the MSc Transport Planning and Management. I am particularly interested in sustainable mobilities, and have published widely in this area. A key interest is around intersections between social and environmental justice, as well as potential tensions between the two.

I was primary investigator on the ESRC-funded Cycling Cultures project, which explored cultures of cycling in four English urban areas, using a mix of mainly qualitative methods. I have also recently completed a small project on new cycling advocacy in London, using interviews, ethnographic observations, and online surveys. Another previous project has examined European policies around cars and CO2. Two upcoming projects will develop new approaches to transport modelling. I have started work on a new ESRC-funded seminar series entitled Modelling on the Move which seeks to contribute to transport modelling in the context of sustainability transitions, drawing on social science and health perspectives. I supervise several PhD students and am interested in hearing from prospective PhD students. I sit on the editorial collective of Critical Social Policy and regularly peer review articles for a range of journals and book collections. Recently, I have been invited to speak to the Greater London Assembly and to the Scottish Government based on my research.

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Rachel Wynberg

Associate Professor and DST/NRF Bio-economy Research Chair, University of Cape Town

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Ragnar Weilandt

PhD Researcher in International Relations, University of Warwick

Ragnar Weilandt is a doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick and the Université libre de Bruxelles working on external perceptions of the European Union, Euro-Mediterranean relations and civil-military relations in the Arab world. He also contributes to various newspapers including SPIEGEL ONLINE, ZEIT ONLINE, The European, The Huffington Post UK and zenith - Zeitschrift für den Orient. Ragnar co-founded FactCheckEU.org, a watchdog monitoring European politicans' statements on EU affairs.

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Rahul Telang

Rahul Telang is professor of Information systems and Management at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and at the Tepper School of Business (Courtesy). He has been at the Heinz College since 2002 and predominantly teaches in the School of Information Systems and Management.

Professor Telang’s is broadly interested in how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and associated digitization of information impact consumers, business and policies. Within this thread, his interest lies in two major domains. First is Digital Media Industry with a particular focus on how digitization (and associated piracy) in copyrighted industries is affecting the incentives of content provider, distributors and users. His research is directed towards understanding and shaping an optimal copyright and intellectual property policy in the Digitization Era. He was the recipient of Sloan Foundation Industry Study fellowship and a number of Google Faculty awards. He is also co-director of a center IDEA (Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics). He has worked extensively with industry and policy makers on variety of issue surrounding digitization of Media.

His second area of work is on economics of information security and privacy. His key interest is in understanding the incentives of various parties (users, firms and hackers), why markets fail, how to create a useful policy framework and how to measure the effectiveness of such policies. His work explored the controversy surrounding vulnerability disclosure, vulnerability markets and their role in generating optimal outcomes. Recently, he has been examining the role of data breach disclosure laws on identity thefts. He was the recipient of NSF CAREER award for his work on economics of information security. He is also part of Cylab and Institute for Infrastructure Protection (I3P). Currently, he is working on a large NSA funded project on examining home users’ security and privacy behavior.

Some of his other work has explored the role of broadband in schools, ICTs in for form of EMR (Electronic Medical Records) in hospitals, issue of number portability, exclusivity and so on in mobile industry.

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Rajani Naidoo

Rajani Naidoo is Professor and Director of the International Centre for Higher Education Management, School of Management, University of Bath, UK. She sits on the editorial board of numerous journals and is on the research and development steering committee of the European Foundation for Management Development. Her research interests include new forms of imperialism in higher education and the transformation of higher education into a global commodity; higher education for global wellbeing and the changing nature and conditions of the academic profession.

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Ralph Callebert

Ralph Callebert teaches global and African history at Virginia Tech. His research interests are in African and global history, global labor history, gender and households, and the informal economy. He is published in Africa, the Journal of Southern African Studies, the Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Labor and Working-Class History, and Australian Humanities Review. His book manuscript in progress is titled "Global Shipping, Local Lives: Rural households, dock labor, and informal trade in apartheid South Africa". His current research explores how we understand labor and work outside the Global North.

He has a Ph.D. in history from Queen’s University in Canada and received an M.A. from the Department of Economic History and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.

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Ralph Fevre

Professor of Social Research, Cardiff University

Ralph Fevre has been Professor of Social Research in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences since 1995. He is the author of Individualism and Inequality – the future of work and politics, published by Edward Elgar, 2016.

Ralph Fevre has a B.A. in Sociology and Economics from the University of Durham and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen. Ralph came to Cardiff in 1995 after holding teaching and research posts in the University of Wales since 1982. He has served a number of terms as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Teaching and Learning and Director of Postgraduate Research. Between 2003 and 2005, he served as Deputy Director of the School.

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Rama Kanungo

I am a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University London. Much of my research is driven by the more realistic, fundamental and empirical process of decision-making, that is surrounded by analytical and computational queries to study Merger and Acquisitions (M&As), Risk and Liquidity within capital market and beyond. Particularly, how market anomalies can explain the default capital market-momentum.

My core research mainly focuses on Empirical Finance, Merger & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Financial Modelling, Financial Theory and Management, Business Finance, Investment, Risk and Portfolio Analysis. I am a member of Finance, Accounting, Control & Evaluation (FACE) and Applied Econometrics (AE) group at Newcastle University Business School.

I hold a number of memberships in scholarly forums and professional agencies, i.e. Euro Working Group of Financial Modelling (EWGCFM), Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy), CMI (Chartered Management Institute), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the British Accounting Association Corporate Governance Special Interest Group.

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Randall Stephens

Randall Stephens is a Reader in History/American Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne. He is the author of The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South (Harvard University Press, 2008) and The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age, co-authored with Karl Giberson (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press).

In spring 2012 he was a Fulbright Roving Scholar in American Studies in Norway. He has also written for the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Atlantic blog, Salon, and the Christian Century. Follow him on Twitter: @Randall_Stps.

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Ray Moynihan

Senior Research Fellow, Bond University

Dr Ray Moynihan is an award-winning journalist, author, documentary-maker and academic researcher, based in Australia with a global reputation. Reporting across print, radio, television and social media, Ray has worked at the ABC TV’s investigative program, Four Corners and the 7:30 Report, ABC Radio’s Background Briefing and The Australian Financial Review.

Since winning a Harkness Fellowship, based at Harvard University in 1999, in addition to his journalism, Ray has developed an impressive body of academic work resulting in articles in the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Medical Journal of Australia, PLoS Medicine, and the British Medical Journal, BMJ, where he is a Visiting Editor. Since 2006 he has been a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle, in Australia. Internationally recognized for his work on the business of medicine, Ray is regularly interviewed by media globally, and invited to give presentations at universities, conferences and workshops around the world.

Ray is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Bond University, where he completed his PhD on overdiagnosis. In recent years he has published or broadcast his stories in The Australian, Crikey.com, ABC Radio National, ABC’s The Drum online, and The Saturday Paper.

The winner of many awards for his investigative journalism, Ray’s 2005 book Selling Sickness was described in the New York Times as a “compelling case” and has been translated into a dozen languages. His fourth book, Sex, Lies & Pharmaceuticals was released globally in late 2010 and is generating widespread interest internationally.

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Ray Norris

Professor, School of Computing, Engineering, & Maths, Western Sydney University

Ray Norris is a British/Australian astronomer in the School of Computing, Engineering, & Maths at Western Sydney University, and with CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science. He researches how galaxies formed and evolved after the Big Bang, and the process of astronomical discovery with large data volumes. He also researches the astronomy of Australian Aboriginal people.

Ray was educated at Cambridge University, UK, and moved to Australia in 1983 to join CSIRO, where he became Head of Astrophysics in 1994, and then Australia Telescope Deputy Director before returning in 2005 to active research.

He currently leads an international project - the Evolutionary Map of the Universe - to image the faintest radio galaxies in the Universe, using the new ASKAP radiotelescope being built in Western Australia. He also leads the WTF project which is exploring machine learning techniques

He frequently appears on radio and TV, and has published a novel, Graven Images.

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Raymond Hogler

Professor of Management, Colorado State University

I teach labor and employment relations at Colorado State University. After earning my Ph.D. and J.D. degrees at the University of Colorado, I taught at Pennsylvania State University where I was a tenured associate professor in the Labor Studies Department until returning to Colorado. In 2007, I was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Labor Law at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy. My fields of interest include labor history, workplace collective action, and economic justice. My most recent book is a study of American labor law and how it shaped union formation, published by Praeger in 2015 ("The End of American Labor Unions: The Right-to-Work Movement and the Erosion of Collective Bargaining").

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Rebecca English

Lecturer in Education, Queensland University of Technology

Rebecca English teaches in the School of Curriculum in the Faculty of Education at QUT. She was a teacher in both the Catholic Education and Education Queensland sectors for seven years. She holds a PhD from Griffith University.

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Rebecca Garland

Rebecca is an atmospheric chemist employed by CSIR since 2011, and has worked in the field of atmospheric science for 15 years. She is a senior researcher in the Climate Studies, Modelling and Environmental Health Research Group, where she is the leader on the group for Regional Air Quality Modelling and Environmental Health. Her research focus includes atmospheric chemistry and climate change, their linkages, and the resultant health impacts from poor air quality and a changing climate.

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Rebecca Macmillan

Rebecca Macmillan is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin, and currently the Assistant Editor of Texas Studies in Literature and Language. Her dissertation looks at contemporary poetry projects that incorporate visual materials and employ archival strategies to document ordinary forms of present-day crisis. Her broader research and teaching interests include: poetry and poetics, theories of the archive, photography, feminist and affect studies, and memoir.

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Rebecca Rebecca Reilly-Coope

I am a Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Warwick. Prior to this, I taught Political Theory at the University of Oxford, and before that, taught for several years at the University of Manchester.

I have a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Manchester. My doctoral research was concerned with moral psychology and the role played by emotion and sentiment in public reason and the construction of morality, but since then I have become more radical in both my thinking and my activism. I am now especially interested in the challenge posed to class based liberation movements by the shift towards identity politics, and in particular the implications of this for feminist theory and practice. I have written extensively about the nature of sex, gender and identity, and am currently in the process of completing a book on the subject, entitled “The Politics of Gender Identity: A Feminist Critique”, to be published by Palgrave in late 2016.

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Rebecca Roberts

GIS Analyst, Centre for Urban Studies, RMIT University

Rebecca Roberts is a GIS Analyst with the Healthy Liveable Cities Group at the RMIT Centre for Urban Research.

Rebecca has worked as a GIS Analyst for nearly 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Forestry Science, a Bachelor of Science (with a major in Environmental Science) and a Masters in Geographic Information Technology. For more than 12 years she has been employed as a research fellow, and has used her skills as a GIS Analyst to calculate measures of the built environment to support population health research.

Prior to joining RMIT, Rebecca spent nearly 10 years at Deakin University, researching the influence of the built environment on population health. In 2013, Rebecca joined the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne, focusing her research on the development of spatial indicators for Community Indicators Victoria and the National Liveability Study.

Within the Healthy Liveable Cities Group, Rebecca contributes to the development of new GIS-based measures for the liveability research program and is responsible for setting up and running the appropriate GIS analyses, calculate the GIS-based measures and contribute to documentation and map creation. Rebecca’s daily tasks involve her working across several spatial and non-spatial databases, developing scripts to ensure data integrity and replication and develops online interactive maps for research dissemination.

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Remy Davison

Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University

Dr. Remy Davison is Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics at Monash University. He is a Global Expert for the United Nations, New York, and a former member of the Council on Optimising Government Performance.

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Renata Alexander

Senior Lecturer in Law, Monash University

Dr Renata Alexander has been a permanent senior lecturer with the law faculty since 2000 teaching the Family Law and Practice as well as the Ethics and Negotiation components of the PDLP course. Prior to that she taught undergraduate family law on a sessional basis.

Renata has always been a legal practitioner since admission to the Supreme Court in April 1979. She worked as an in-house family lawyer/solicitor with Victoria Legal Aid from before working as the Deputy Registrar for the Family Court of Australia. Renata then went to the Victorian Bar in November 2002 where she practices on a part-time basis given her teaching and academic commitments.

In 2003, Renata received a Centenary Medal from the Prime Minister for her work in voluntary legal services as she has been a voluntary lawyer with community legal centres since 1975. Furthermore, Renata has also won a PILCH award for similar services.

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Renee Cramer

Professor of Law, Politics and Society, Drake University

Professor Cramer earned her Ph.D. in Politics from New York University in 2001. Her dissertation, an examination of federal acknowledgement for American Indian tribes, was named 2001 Best Dissertation in Race and Ethnicity by the American Political Science Association's section on Race and Ethnicity; it was published in 2005 by University of Oklahoma Press, under the title Cash, Color, and Colonialism: The Politics of Tribal Acknowledgment, and re-released in paperback in 2008.

Since 2004, she has been engaged in ethnographic and participant-observation field work with homebirth midwives, advocates for midwifery, and families who practice non-normative parenting (including homebirth). An article on her fieldwork methodology was published in 2009 by International Journal of Qualitative Research, and she is at work on a book related to midwifery regulation and activism, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Professor Cramer teaches a wide range of interdisciplinary undergraduate legal studies courses, including Law and Social Change, Reproductive Law and Politics; Critical Race and Feminist Legal Theory; and Contemporary American Indian Law and Politics. She is president of the national Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Studies Programs, is a team leader for Strategic Diversity Action at Drake University, and an open and affirming ally for all students.

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Rhiannon McCluskey

Rhiannon McCluskey is a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies. Her research focuses on governance, taxation, and accountability in developing countries. For the International Centre for Tax and Development, she has conducted research in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Kenya in order to investigate the effectiveness of donor initiatives to build capacity in international taxation. Rhiannon holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science and African Studies from the University of Toronto and an MA in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies.

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Rhonda Lynette-Smith

Senior Lecturer, Economics Dept; Senior Fellow, Law, University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne

Rhonda Smith holds the degree of Doctor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. She teaches graduate and under graduate subjects in the Economics Department and also teaches in the Competition Law Masters program in the Law School. She is a former ACCC commissioner and is presently a member of the Australian Copyright Tribunal and until recently was a lay member of the High Court of New Zealand. She provides economic advice in relation to competition issues and has acted as an expert witness in a number of competition cases.

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Richard A. Easterlin

Richard A. Easterlin is currently University Professor and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and is a former president of the Population Association of America, Economic History Association, and Western Economic Association International.

He is the author, among other things, of Happiness, Growth and The Life Cycle (2010), The Reluctant Economist (2004), Growth Triumphant: The 21st Century in Historical Perspective (1996), and Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare (1980; 2nd ed. 1987), and editor of Happiness in Economics (2002).

His current research is on the association between economic growth, public policy, and subjective well-being.

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Richard Barnes

Professor of Law, University of Hull

Director of the McCoubrey Centre for International Law. Interests in law of the sea, maritime law, and the marine environment. member of Hull Maritime and Marine Institute

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Richard Cook

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, City University London

Dr Cook completed his PhD in Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences at University College London before taking up a faculty position at City University London in February 2012. He is an ESRC Future Research Leader and Winner of the British Academy's Wiley Prize in Psychology.

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Richard Fairchild

Senior Lecturer in Corporate Finance, University of Bath

I have recently become associate member of the Aston Centre for Research in Experimental Finance (ACREF). I am a member of the SAFE (Seminars in Accounting and Finance) research network. I have recently been appointed as editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, which is launching in 2008.

My current research interests include: application of game theoretical tools to strategic corporate finance; capital structure and the effects of agency problems, signalling, and product market competition; venture capitalism, bargaining, and the incorporation of behavioural effects into the double-sided moral hazard problem affecting financial contracts and performance; behavioural corporate finance.

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Richard Faragher

Richard Faragher is Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Brighton and is past Chair of both the British Society for Research on Ageing and the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology. He read Biochemistry at Imperial College, London and undertook doctoral studies at the University of Sussex. His primary research interest is the relationship between cellular senescence and organismal ageing.

In 2002 his work on the accelerated ageing disease Werner’s syndrome led to the award of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference Science Medal for outstanding scientific achievement. In 2005 he became the first ever scientist to receive a Help the Aged award for his championship of older people and the use of research for their benefit. In 2010, he became the first ever British recipient of the Paul F Glenn Award for research into the biological mechanisms of the ageing process. He is a visiting Professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and serves on the Editorial Boards of "Age" and "Mechanisms of aging and development".

Professor Faragher has served as a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Charity Research into Ageing and on strategy and funding panels for the BBSRC, the US National Institutes on Ageing and the European Union. From 2005-2008 he was Co-director of the BBSRC-EPSRC SPARC programme, a research network designed to build national capacity to conduct inter-disciplinary ageing research. He is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the British Society for Research on Ageing and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Aging Association. In 2015 he became president-elect of the latter society and the first British citizen to be elected to the Board of Directors of the American Federation for Aging Research, the leading US non-profit organization supporting and advancing healthy aging through biomedical research.

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