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Sanjay Saint

Chief of Medicine, University of Michigan

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, is the George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan, the Director of the VA/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program and the Chief of Medicine at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. His research focuses on preventing healthcare-associated infection, implementation science, and medical decision-making. He has authored over 275 peer-reviewed papers with nearly 100 appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet or the Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a Special Correspondent to the New England Journal of Medicine, an editorial board member of the Annals of Internal Medicine, and an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). He received the Mark Wolcott Award for Clinical Excellence as the Department of Veterans Affairs National Physician of the Year. He is also the lead author of a book recently published by Oxford University Press entitled: “Preventing Hospital Infections: Real-World Problems, Realistic Solutions.”

He received his Medical Doctorate from UCLA, completed a medical residency and chief residency at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), and obtained a Masters in Public Health (as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar) from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been a visiting professor at over 60 universities and hospitals in the United States, Europe, and Japan, and has active research studies underway with investigators in Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Australia, and Thailand.

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Sanne Weber

PhD Candidate, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University

Sanne Weber is a PhD candidate and Research Assistant at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (Coventry University). Her main research interest is transitional justice and gender.

She is particularly interested in analysing how conflict affects gender relations, whether and how transitional justice mechanisms are capable of addressing and transforming gendered and other structural inequalities, and how transitional justice mechanisms can better respond to the needs and demands of survivors of conflict. She is currently undertaking fieldwork in Colombia, analysing the gendered dynamics of Colombia’s land restitution and reparation process.

Previously, Sanne worked for over five years as a researcher, gender policy advisor and coordinator for human rights organisations in Guatemala on projects related to gender-sensitive transitional justice and the prevention of violence against women.

Sanne holds MAs in the Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex and History of International Relations from Utrecht University.

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Sara Hagemann

Sara Hagemann is Assistant Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science, where she joined the European Institute in September 2009. In her work, Sara draws on a mix of academic and policy experience as she has held research and policy positions in Brussels, Copenhagen and London.

Sara has published extensively on European affairs, in particular on transparency and accountability in political systems, EU policy-making processes, EU treaty matters, the role of national parliaments, and the consequences of EU enlargements.

Sara is a frequent commentator on EU affairs in both international and national media. She is the Co-Founder and General Editor of the LSE’s popular European Politics blog EUROPP.

Before joining LSE, Sara worked as a Policy Analyst at the Brussels-based European Policy Centre (EPC), where she was responsible for its Political Europe programme. She has also held posts at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Sara is the Co-Founder and former Managing Director of VoteWatch.eu (www.votewatch.eu) an online initiative that monitors EU decision-makers’ voting records. She is currently the Treasurer and Vice-Chair of the organisation.

Sara has been awarded an ESRC Impact Accelerator Grant through the LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs, due to commence in September 2016 until July 2018.

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Sara James

Lecturer, Department of Social Inquiry, La Trobe University

Sara is a cultural sociologist. Her research interests include work, identity, disenchantment and authenticity. Her forthcoming book is about the significance of work in the lives of contemporary Australians, with a focus on vocation and the work ethic. Sara is co-convenor of the TASA Cultural Sociology Thematic Group. She also undertakes research in higher education pedagogy.

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Sara Lorimer

Doctoral Candidate, Psychology, Queen's University Belfast

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Sarah Hartley

Research Fellow, Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham

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Sarah Kaine

Dr Sarah Kaine lectures in HRM and IR in the UTS Business School. Her research focuses on several broad themes: employee representation, the development and exercise of employee voice, the formal and informal regulation of employment relations and HRM and sustainability. Specifically Sarah is interested in innovation in employment regulation – beyond the bounds of traditional labour law, Corporate Social Responsibility and its link to industrial relations and the role of leadership in promoting sustainability and CSR. Prior to becoming an academic Sarah worked as an industrial relations practitioner and a consultant to not-for-profit organisations.

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Sarah McDonald

Clinical Psychologist and Research Fellow, University of Nottingham

D Clin Psy, Master of Public Health, MA Psychology
Adult Mental Health work for 7 years in the NHS and private care
Researcher in Implementation science and healthcare research; moving to Nottingham Trent University in June 2016 to join the Centre for Children, Young People and Families (http://www.ntu.ac.uk/soc/collaborative_working/nccypf/index.html)
Blogger for http://www.thementalelf.net

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Saul Eslake

In 2016, Saul Eslake was appointed as the University of Tasmania's inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow. A focus of his efforts in the role will be the University’s Institute for the Study of Social Change, where he will provide advice and leadership on new research programs designed to analyse and address the social and economic challenges facing our local community and nation as a whole. His work also will centre upon the importance of education to Tasmania.

This is a part-time role; Saul is also an independent consulting economist.

Saul Eslake has worked as an economist in the Australian financial markets for 25 years, including 14 years as Chief Economist at the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ).

After leaving ANZ in mid-2009, Saul was Director of the Productivity Growth program at the Grattan Institute, a non-aligned public policy 'think tank' affiliated with the University of Melbourne, and a part-time Advisor in PricewaterhouseCoopers' Economics & Policy practice.

From 2011 to 2015, Saul was Chief Economist at the Australian arm of Bank of America Merrill Lynch, before establishing a private consultancy in Tasmania.

Saul is a non-executive director of Hydro Tasmania (the Tasmanian state-owned electricity generator), and Chair of the Board of Ten Days on the Island (Tasmania's biennial multi-arts festival). He has previously been a member of the National Housing Supply Council and the Australian Statistics Advisory Committee; Chair of the Tasmanian Arts Advisory Board; and a non-executive director of the Australian Business Arts Foundation. He was also a member of the Howard Government's Foreign Affairs and Trade Policy Advisory Councils, and of the Rudd Government's Long-Term Tourism Strategy Steering Committee.

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Scott Bridges

Scott is a PhD candidate at the University of Canberra where he also teaches communications and journalism.

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Scott Campbell

Constance F. and Arnold C. Pohs Professor of Telecommunication, University of Michigan

My research examines the social implications of new media, with an emphasis on mobile telephony. Current projects investigate how mobile communication patterns are linked to both the private and public spheres of social life, such as social networking and civic engagement. Several of these projects use a comparative approach to situate the role of mobile communication technology in the larger media landscape and across different societies.

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Scott Ewing

Scott Ewing is a Senior Research Fellow at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Creative Industries and Innovation. He has fifteen years experience as a social researcher, both at Swinburne and in the private sector. He is currently managing the Australian component of the World Internet Project, a global survey of internet use and non-use.

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Scott L Montgomery

Scott L. Montgomery is a university lecturer and author. His research and publications include areas in both the humanities and sciences, in particular history of science, intellectual history, language studies, and energy resources, technology, and security. He is the author, most recently, of Does Science Need a Global Language? (2013) and The Powers That Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-First Century and Beyond (2010). Forthcoming in 2015 are two works: Shape of the New: Four Ideas that Built the Modern World (with Daniel Chirot) and also A History of Science in World Cultures (with Alok Kumar).

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas became Professor of International Politics in 2014, having been on the staff of the University of Birmingham since 1989 and a Professor of American Studies since 1997.

He began his career as a specialist in US and British foreign policy, but his research interests now also cover current international affairs – especially North Africa, the Middle East, and Iran – New Media, and Intelligence Services.

A professional journalist since 1979, Professor Lucas is the founder and editor of EA WorldView, a leading website in daily news and analysis of Iran, Turkey, Syria, and the wider Middle East, as well as US foreign policy.

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Sean Welsh

Professionally, I spent 17 years working in software engineering for organisations such as British Telecom, Telstra Australia, Fitch Ratings, James Cook University and Lumata. Academically, I have recently returned to university to do a doctoral thesis on robot ethics. The working title is "Moral Code: Programming the Ethical Robot." To date, I have given 3 conference papers on programming ethics into robots.

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Seda Erdem

Lecturer in Economics, University of Stirling

Seda Erdem is a lecturer in Economics at the University of Stirling. Her research interests broadly include applied microeconomics, public health economics, behavioural economics and food and resource economics. More specifically, she is interested in consumer choice behaviour, decision-making and eliciting preferences in the fields of health, agri-food and environment.

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Sergi Pardos-Prado

I work on two main lines of research. The first deals with political behaviour and comparative politics questions in Europe, and the second deals with the impact of migration processes on public attitudes and political outcomes. More specifically, I have devoted some time now to analyse how the immigration issue is incorporated into patterns of political competition and affects electoral outcomes, both in countries with and without a prominent anti-immigrant party in Parliament.

Regarding my political behaviour and comparative politics line of research, I am working on a number of projects assessing the conditional effect of institutions, media discourse and party system characteristics on different forms of voting, including proximity, directional, and valence voting. I am also studying the interaction between power-sharing institutions and traditional individual-level predictors of electoral turnout. Finally, I am also interested in the formation of subjective perceptions of the national economy, and the moderating effect of personal socioeconomic circumstances and party messages in this process.

As for my research on immigration, I mostly analyse patterns of xenophobia and racism from a comparative perspective in Europe. More specifically, I deal with the direct or indirect impact of several predictors on attitudes towards immigration, namely personality traits, local and national levels of ethnic diversity, and ideological predispositions. More recently I have also implemented longitudinal analyses of xenophobia over individual life cycles using panel data, and survey experiments assessing the impact of different forms of ethnic diversity on the willingness to redistribute resources in a given community.

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Sergio Diez Alvarez

Director Of Medicine, The Maitland and Kurri Kurri Hospital, University of Newcastle

I have a medical degree from University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and I am a specialist physician with Fellowship from several international colleges including FRACP.

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Shabbir Ahmad

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australian Institue of Busines and Economics, The University of Queensland, Australia, The University of Queensland

Shabbir Ahmad completed his PhD in Econometrics at the UQ School of Economics in 2014. He also holds PhD in Economics with specialization in financial economics. His areas of research include efficiency and productivity analysis, environment and sustainability, and financial regulation and governance. He has 15 year's university research and teaching experience in Pakistan and Australia. His areas of research focus on resource and financial sectors performance measurement at micro level. He has devised novel methodologies to measure business growth and innovation, with particular focus on agriculture sector. Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at AUstralian Institute of Business and Economics (AIBE), the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Previously, he held research positions at the Centre of Social responsibility in Mining (CSRM), Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI), UQ. Currently, he is leading Australian Centre for International Agriculture (ACIAR) funded project Farmer's capabilities, productivity, and profitability: A case study of smallholders in selected agro-zones in Pakistan". He has delivered numerous projects for international agencies on sustainable development and productivity focused on mining, manufacturing and financial sectors.

His research activities span to both public and private sectors with a focus on social and economic impact assessment. He has been involved in these projects to develop and apply a variety of tools for economic analysis and the resulting policy implications. He is also an Associate of the World Bank-sponsored South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).

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Shabbir Dastgir

Shabbir is a senior lecturer in economics and manages the MSc Economics suite of programmes (MSc Economics, MSc Financial Economics and MSc Business Economics) in University of Huddersfield.

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Shana Tabak

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State University

Law professor in human rights, refugee and asylum law, public international law, for the past 6 years. Attorney with practice experience in international courts and tribunals, before UN bodies, and within US immigration courts.

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Shane Satterley

Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, Griffith University

Shane is a graduate of Macquarie and Griffith University who is interested in terrorism, international security and humanitarian related issues.

Shane has a Bachelor of Arts in Security, Terrorism, and Counter Terrorism studies. A Masters of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism and a Graduate Diploma in Criminological Research Studies.

Shane is currently pursuing a PhD at Griffith University looking at global counter-radicalisation and deradicalisation policies.

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Sharon Coen

Sharon is a Senior Lecturer in Media Psychology at the University of Salford. She has recently joined the Media Psychology team to continue and expand her research interests in Media Psychology at the heart of the media and digital scene at the University’s MediaCityUK campus.

She obtained her ‘Laurea’ degree in Psychology at the Universita’ degli Studi di Padova, where she worked under the supervision of Professor Anne Maass on a Master level project entitled ‘Attitude measures and behaviour: Which connection? A study about religious intergroup relations’.

In 2007 Sharon obtained her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Sussex where she worked under the supervision of Professor Rupert Brown. Her thesis was entitled: ‘Collective Guilt and Shame in Intergroup relations. The effects of group based guilt and shame on intergroup attitudes and prosocial behaviour’. Between October 2007 and January 2012 she worked at Christ Church University in Canterbury as a Lecturer and then a Senior Lecturer in Psychology.

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Sharron O'Neill

Dr Sharron O'Neill joined Macquarie University in July 2011 as a Research Fellow in the International Governance and Performance (IGAP) Research Centre. Sharron came to academia from an established career as a financial accountant, primarily in healthcare and multi-national manufacturing firms where her responsibilities included financial accounting, treasury and the oversight of human resource and accounts payable and receivables departments.

Sharron's current research focuses on corporate governance and accountability, particularly corporate social and non-financial performance. Her niche area of expertise is work health and safety (WHS) risk and performance measurement, both financial and non-financial. Sharron's WHS research has examined the measurement, reporting and analysis of WHS inputs, processes and outcomes using both traditional and contemporary performance indicators and has employed a variety of research methods. She has also undertaken and published research in the areas of environmental risk management, financial accounting, management accounting and professions.

Sharron is a member of CPA Australia, the Safety Institute of Australia and the National Safety Council of Australia. She actively engages with industry, presenting her research, and providing advice on WHS performance measurement and reporting to members of the accounting, financial services, safety and legal professions as well as sustainability assurers and ASX100 firms. Sharron is currently leading a number of WHS projects that bring together the accounting profession, safety profession and Federal Government with a view to improving WHS governance and the reliability and decision-relevance of WHS performance information.

Prior to her appointment to IGAP in 2011, Sharron held academic positions at the University of Sydney and at the University of Western Sydney where she was also Head of Postgraduate Programs. She has developed, coordinated and delivered undergraduate and postgraduate subjects in financial accounting, management accounting, accounting theory, social and environmental accounting and accounting for corporate social responsibility.

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Shima Baradaran Baughman

Professor Baughman's teaching and scholarship focus on criminal law, criminal procedure, and international law. Shima Baradaran Baughman is a national expert on bail and pretrial prediction and her current scholarship examines criminal justice policy, prosecutors, drugs, search and seizure, international law and terrorism, and race and violent crime.

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Shobita Parthasarathy

My research focuses on the comparative politics of emerging science and technology, particularly genetics and biotechnology. My first book, Building Genetic Medicine: Breast Cancer, Technology, and the Comparative Politics of Health Care (MIT Press, 2007). Its findings influenced the 2013 US Supreme Court case focused on the patentability of human genes. I am a faculty affiliate of UM's Science, Technology, and Society Program.

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Shontavia Johnson

Shontavia Johnson joined the Drake University Law School faculty in 2010 and was named the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Intellectual Property Law Center in 2016. She teaches Introduction to Intellectual Property, Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Internet Law, Entertainment Law, and Property Law. Named one of the Top 40 Young Lawyers in the US by the American Bar Association, Shontavia was recently placed on the prestigious Fulbright Specialist roster and named a 2016 A. Leon Higginbotham Fellow by the American Arbitration Association.

Shontavia’s research focuses on intellectual property law, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and includes such topics as the protectability and reach of unregistered trademarks used on the Internet, the impact of the America Invents Act on startups and entrepreneurs, the role of the Thirteenth Amendment when permanent tattoos embody commercial trademarks, and viral meme trademarks. Her publications have appeared in the Berkeley Technology Law Review, the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, and the Arkansas Law Review. Shontavia has taught intellectual property law to students in the U.S. and abroad and served as a consultant to both startups and large corporations.

In 2014, Shontavia’s article, Trademark Territoriality in Cyberspace: An Internet Framework for Common Law Trademarks, was awarded the International Trademark Association Ladas Memorial Award, a competition that identifies the best article in the world on a trademark law topic. That same year, her article, Memetic Theory, Trademarks & the Viral Meme Mark, won third place in the competition. Shontavia has received the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys Gertrude Rush Award, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics Outstanding Alumnus Award, and the Jackie Robinson Foundation 42 Under 40 Alumni Award. In 2013, Shontavia was also named one of 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the National Bar Association and IMPACT.

Shontavia is also the founder and managing attorney of Jackson Johnson LLC, a boutique law firm serving entrepreneurs and entertainers. She frequently counsels clients in all areas of intellectual property law and consults with clients on entrepreneurial growth and development. She is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a licensed mediator and arbitrator.

Shontavia received a B.S. in Biosystems Engineering from Clemson University, where she was a Palmetto Fellows Scholar, Coca-Cola Clemson Scholar, and a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar. She received her J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law, where she was associate editor of the Arkansas Law Review and a member of the National Criminal Procedure Moot Court team. While in law school, she was named a Vincent W. Foster Scholar, Jim G. Ferguson Scholar, and Harold Flowers Law Society Scholar, and she also served as a judicial extern to Judge Jimm Larry Hendren of the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Shontavia also studied international law and comparative constitutional law at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Sibel Oktay

Assistant Professor of Political Science and Global Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield

Sibel Oktay's research focuses on the foreign policy decision-making and behavior of coalition governments, primarily in Europe. Other research interests include political leadership and voting behavior within the context of democratic foreign policy, as well as Turkish-EU relations. Her work employs qualitative and quantitative methodologies, particularly comparative case studies, events data and content analysis. Oktay received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She also holds an M.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Social and Political Sciences from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. She was a visiting pre-doctoral fellow at Northwestern University’s Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies between 2012 and 2014. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Journal of European Public Policy and European Political Science. She is the 2013 winner of the Foreign Policy Analysis Section’s Alexander George Award and has been serving for the section as an officer-at-large since 2015.

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Silvia Lozeva

An academic, researcher and a lecturer.

Completed a PhD at Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute on the topics of transglobal activism and migrants' (dis)connecions with nature. Lecturer in sustainable development and in other humanities disciplines for the Office of teaching and learning. Previously lecturing International Political Economy (Curtin University) and Asian Studies (University of Notre Dame Australia).

Employed previously as a researcher at John Curtin Centre of Public Policy and a sustainability consultant.

Currently working at Ethics, Equity and Social Justice office, developing and implementing strategies towards equity in higher education.

A devoted life-long Go player.

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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick’s research and teaching interests lie in the areas of sponsorship, sport marketing and commercial strategy in sport, which means that his work covers a diverse range of subjects including football, motor racing, rugby, athlete endorsements, sports branding, fan behaviour, the Olympic Games, the Indian Premier League and Grand Slam tennis tournaments

Simon is editor of ‘Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal’ and is a former editor of the ‘International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship’. He continues to serve as an editorial board member for several other sport journals, and has authored and published more than 600 articles, conference papers and books on sport. His academic research has appeared in journals including Sloan Management Review, the Journal of Advertising Research, Thunderbird International Business Review, Management Decision, Marketing Review and Sport Marketing Quarterly

Simon has recently co-edited the books ‘Managing Football: An International Perspective’ (Elsevier) and ‘Sport Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice’ (F.I.T.), and has also been co-editor of ‘The Business of Sport Management’ and ‘The Marketing of Sport’ (Financial Times Prentice Hall), and ‘International Cases in the Business of Sport’ (Elsevier)

Alongside his books, Chadwick has created a Sport Marketing talk series for Henry Stewart Publishing, is editor of a Sport Marketing book series for Butterworth-Heinemann, and is a visiting academic at IESE and Instituto de Empresa in Spain; the University of Paris, France; and the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Amongst his other research and consultancy activities, Simon has worked with numerous organisations involved in sport including Mastercard, Atletico Madrid, the International Tennis Federation, FC Barcelona, UEFA, the Qatar Olympic Committee, Tottenham Hotspur, Michelin Motorsport, Sport Business Group, The Economist and the British Council

In addition, Chadwick's views on sport are regularly covered by the media; he has been quoted more than 10,000 times in publications across the world including in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, Time, the Financial Times, the Economist, Business Week, Der Spiegel, El Pais, Le Monde and China Daily. He also regularly appears on television, where he has commented on sport for broadcasters such as CNN, Bloomberg, Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNBC, Sky and CCTV. Simon is a member of a Qatari government sport think-tank; and he sits on the Advisory Board of StreetGames (an organisation which takes sport to disadvantaged communities). He has been identified by The Independent newspaper as being one of the top-10 business tweeters in the UK, and by The Times as being the “guru” of sport management in Britain

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Simon Chapman

Emeritus Professor in Public Health, University of Sydney

Simon Chapman AO PhD FASSA HonFFPH(UK) is Emeritus Professor in Public Health at the University of Sydney. He has published over 500 articles in peer reviewed journals and 19 books and major reports. His H index is 53 and he has over 10,500 citations.

In 1997 he won the World Health Organisation's World No Tobacco Day Medal and in 2003 he was voted by his international peers to be awarded the American Cancer Society’s Luther Terry Award for outstanding individual leadership in tobacco control. In 2008 he won the NSW Premier’s Cancer Researcher of the Year medal; the Public Health Association of Australia’s Sidney Sax medal; and was a NSW finalist in Australian of the Year. He was deputy editor (1992-1997) then editor (1998-2008) of the British Medical Journal's, Tobacco Control and is now its Editor Emeritus. He was made an Officer in the Order of Australia in 2013 and was named Australian Skeptic of the Year

His recent research involves examining policy how health and medical issues are covered in the news media; how people stop smoking unaided; the psychogenic aspects of wind farms and health; and characteristics of public health research (and its dissemination) which impact on public health policy.

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Simon Mabon

My research interests fall within the International Relations of the Middle East and are driven by the interaction of three themes: Religion and Legitimacy; Contested Sovereignty; and Political Violence. I am especially interested in the following areas:

Islam, the state and umma
'Soft power' security dilemmas
Gulf politics
Internal-external security dilemmas
Re-conceptualising sovereignty
Irredentist and secessionist movements
Gulf security
Hizballah
The Internet and 'cyber sovereignty'

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Simon Ngalomba

Lecturer in Educational Management, University of Dar es Salaam

Simon Ngalomba is a lecturer in the Department of Educational Foundations, Management and Life Long Learning (EFMLL), School of Education, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Ngalomba’s research interest is in the field of human rights, quality assurance in education, entrepreneurship education as well as the internationalization of education, specifically in higher education, which he has presented several academic papers in international conferences and also published in peer-reviewed academic journals. He has been engaged in a number research projects, including, a research on Implementing Education Quality in Low Income Countries (EdQual) funded by DfID (UK) and research on Internationalization of Higher Education and the changing leadership roles of Deans in African Universities funded by Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA).
Ngalomba teaches Human Resource Development in Educational Organizations, School Governance and Economics of Education. He is an active member of the African Network for Internationalization of Education (ANIE) and East African Quality Assurance Network (EAQAN).

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Simon Redfern

Professor in Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

I study the properties of materials in Earth, from biominerals in seas shells to the nature of Earth's inner core. I use neutron and synchrotron light sources to study these properties at the atomic scale, and link the results to phenomena at the global scale.

As a British Science Association Media Fellow this year I have been reporting for BBC Science, follow my experiences at redfernsimon.wordpress.com

My PhD was carried out at Cambridge University Department of Earth Sciences. After finishing I took up at Lectureship joint in the Departments of Geology and Chemistry at the University of Manchester. In 1994 I returned to Cambridge where I am now Professor, as well as a Fellow of Jesus College. I have published more than 200 academic research papers in the peer reviewed literature, and guided more than 20 students to their PhDs.

I blog general Earth Sciences for a wide audience at www.geopoem.com

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Simon Reich

Professor Reich is Professor in the Division of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science at Rutgers University, and a leading international authority on globalisation and on enhancing human security. Professor Reich has had a distinguished career in academic research and administration. His work has been published in the leading journals in his field, and by major university presses. He played a significant leadership role in establishing the Ford Institute for Human Security in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, an Institute that was created by funding that he generated. Reich served for six years as the inaugural director. Professor Reich currently holds an appointment in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University’s Newark campus. His recent books include Good-Bye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System (with Richard Ned Lebow, Princeton University Press, 2014), Global Norms, American Sponsorship and the Emerging Patterns of World Politics (Palgrave, 2010), and Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009)

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