A J Brown is professor of public policy and law, and program leader, public integrity and anti-corruption, in the Centre for Governance & Public Policy, Griffith University. He is also a former senior investigator for the Commonwealth Ombudsman, Associate to Justice Tony Fitzgerald AC QC, ministerial advisor in the first Beattie Government, and current member of the board of Transparency International Australia: http://www.transparency.org.au
PhD Candidate, Research Assistant, Sessional Tutor and Assistant Lecturer at the University of South Australia.
Master of Architecture and Master of Sustainable Design from the University of South Australia; Global Voices Australian youth delegate to World Trade Organisation 2014; Rymill House Travel Scholarship recipient and presenter at Australian Heritage Week 2015.
Ph.D. Candidate in Media, University of Adelaide
I am a Ph.D. candidate and lecturer at the University of Adelaide, where I am writing a thesis about the use of comics in education. I teach media policy and law and media research methods.
My academic writing has been published in Media International Australia, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Composition Studies, The Comics Grid, and Comics Forum.
I am also a founder and co-organiser of Inkers and Thinkers Symposium, Australia's largest academic conference about graphic narratives, sponsored by the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice.
My study focuses on the relationship between violence and state capitalism in post-authoritarian Indonesia.
Professor of Work and Employment Studies, Heriot-Watt University
Director of the Centre for Research on Work and Wellbeing (CroWW).
Dean's Representative for Exam Boards
Course Co-ordinator for Changing Trends in Employment, Critical Approaches to Management, Qualitative Research Methods
Teaching - Research Philosophy & Design
Abigail’s research interests focus on workplace and community identities, social class, the meaning of work and the ICT industry.
Abigail is on a number editorial boards including Work, Employment and Society, New Technology Work and Employment and the Journal of Human Resource Costing and Accounting.
She has held several visiting positions including the University of Melbourne, as well as a number of external examining appointments.
Senior Lecturer in International Politics at the Dept of Political Science and Interational Studies and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, University of Birmingham.
Leader of an ESRC seminar series on The Future of American Power, running 2013-14.
Former convenor of the US Foreign Policy group of the British International Studies Association, 2008-12.
I blog at www.beingrealistic.com, and you can follow me on Twitter @adamjamesquinn or Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/#!/adam.quinn.161
My work profile is at: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/profiles/government-society/quinn-adam.aspx
Fellow at the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University
Dr. Ademola Adenle was a Research Fellow and Principal Investigator at the United Nations University, Headquarters, Japan. Dr. Adenle specializes in science and technology in addressing sustainable development challenges including climate change, food insecurity, energy and health problems. Dr. Adenle is currently affliated with the School of Global Environmental Sustainability, Colorado State University, USA
I am a PhD student at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Since 1998, I have had great interest in electoral politics, and I keenly follow both Australian and US elections. In the lead-up to the Australian Federal election, I will be writing a post every week about the latest polls and what they mean for the number of seats that will be won by each party in the 150-member Australian House of Representatives.
Adrian Lee is a Senior Lecturer in the Finance Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney. His research interests include asset pricing, individual investors, funds management, real estate and market microstructure.
Clinical Associate Lecturer in Medicine, University of Sydney
I am researching the process of atmospheric carbon dioxide in the ancient Mars atmosphere being sequestered into stable mineral carbonate. Such carbonate minerals have been observed by satellite, rovers, landers and in meteorites from Mars that have landed on Earth. I examine these sources and attempt to resolve the mineralogy and reaction pathways involved. There is a lot of advanced microscope work of Mars fragments, which I love. I also conduct laboratory experiments in pressure vessels that mimic early Mars hydrothermal systems.
We can utilise the same reactions in rock formations on Earth to store atmospheric carbon dioxide as minerals. A method much more stable than other current carbon capture and storage methods. I am also working with Engineers in Space Glasgow to build a new prototype rover tool that uses ultrasonic grinding to expose a smooth rock surface, so that rock reactions can be observed more clearly.
I write weekly for the Huffington Post and run the public outreach project 'Science Hooker': Check it out.
Lecturer in Economics, Aston University
I joined Aston Business School in September 2011, having spent the previous two years as Visiting Lecturer at the University of Cyprus. Prior to that, I was for two and a half years Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham.
I joined the Department of Politics and IR in 2007; previously I worked at the University of Sheffield. I gained my PhD in 2005 from the University of Limerick. Currently I am a Reader in International Relations and Director of the Security and International Relations Programme. My research interests include humanitarian intervention, the responsibility to protect and international human rights law.
I have published a number of books, articles and book chapters on issues related to humanitarian intervention. I am part of a group which was awarded a grant by the ESRC for a two year project on “The Responsibility to Protect and Prosecute: The Political Sustainability of Liberal Norms in an Age of Shifting Power balances”.
I am also Co-Convenor of the BISA Working Group on Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect. I have regularly contributed to current affairs debates through newspapers, blogs, radio and television.
Currently I am supervising three PhD students and I am a member of BISA, the ISA and the PSAI.
PhD Candidate in Financial History, University of Cambridge
Alain Naef is a PhD student in financial history at the University of Cambridge and a Teaching fellow in the economics department. He is pursuing a PhD on central bank intervention on the foreign exchange market. He has been teaching at the Economic History department of the London School of Economics and was a research associate at Judge Business School. He holds a bachelor in History, an MBA (Geneva and Wharton) and an MSc in Economic History (LSE). He won the Hunt price for best LSE economic history dissertation and was awarded a price by the Cambridge Society of Applied Research (CSAR) for his work on central bank intervention.
His research is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and he has been awarded various grants from the Bank of France, Santander, the Economic History Society and St Edmunds college. His main research interest is to understand how central banks influence exchange rates.
Email address: an445[at]cam.ac.uk
My work is focused on the whole-of-organization challenge of making schools and universities better at learning and teaching. I have been engaged in the design and/or leadership of major organizational change projects in Asia, the Americas, and Australia. My approach has attracted grants, contracts and direct funding for software system development, transforming learning spaces, human resource models, curriculum innovation, and comprehensive organizational design.
My books include Transforming the Measurement of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. Routledge (Bain & Drengenberg, 2016); Rising to the Challenge of Transforming Higher Education. Springer (Bain & Zundans-Fraser, 2016); The Learning Edge: What technology can do to educate all children. Teachers College Press (Bain & Weston, 2011); The Self-Organizing School. Rowman & Littlefield (Bain, 2007). I am currently co-writing the higher education sequel to the Self-Organizing School, The Self-Organizing University (Bain & Zundans-Fraser, forthcoming 2017).
Associate Professor and Head of School, Arts, University of New England
I am a career academic with training in musicology. Most of my early research was on portraits of musicians, then music and visual culture more generally. Most recently I am working in neuroaesthetics, brain cognition and music.
Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology
I'm a theoretical astrophysicist and cosmologist, investigating how galaxies form, the nature of dark matter and the large scale properties of the Universe.
To study the evolution of galaxies and their interaction with dark matter, I create billion-particle model universes on supercomputers around the world.
This has resulted in numerous refereed research articles, public interviews and presentations at both Universities/Conferences and public outreach events ranging from planetarium shows to pubs.
I am particularly excited by spreading the latest discoveries to as wide an audience as possible.
Alan Gregory is a Professor of Corporate Finance. Prior to taking up this position, he held professorial positions at both the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the University of Glasgow. In addition to his position at Exeter, he was a full panel member of the Competition Commission for two successive for year terms until September 2009 and is now External Advisor to the Commission‘s Finance and Regulation Group.
His consulting experience includes acting as advisor to one of the largest accounting firms on a number of issues, advising HM Treasury, and consulting for fund managers on investment strategies and asset allocation strategies. His work at the Competition Commission involved being a panel member on a number of inquiries, including a regulatory inquiry into airport pricing, market inquiries into domestic bulk liquid petroleum gas and the UK grocery market, and merger inquiries relating to the GUS / Littlewoods mail order operations and the takeover bids for the London Stock Exchange by Euronext and Deutsche Börse. In addition, he has acted as a consultant to other inquiries including the mobile phone and storecards inquiries. He has also undertaken expert witness work for the Treasury Solicitors’ Department, and in connection with Australian Gas Distribution pricing cases.
My current research interests are as follows:
The general area of market-based empirical research, particularly with regard to the robustness of conclusions that can be drawn from such studies in the light of documented risk factors. At present, this interest principally focuses upon the areas of take-overs and mergers together with returns to, and valuation of, corporate social responsibility agendae. Related work has focused on market reaction to directors’ trading activity, and the success of initial public offerings. A Leverhulme research grant of approximately £78k funding work on directors’ dealing around takeovers has recently been completed.
The empirical estimation of cost of capital, which has included the award of a an ESRC Grant of approximately £300k (started in December 2012). Outputs to date include a recent JBFA paper the empirical testing of the Fama-French and Carhart models in the UK, and a working paper to be presented to the BAFA Conference later in 2016 on beta estimation. Both these papers are with Dr Rajesh Tharyan and Dr Shan Hua, with whom I provide downloadable data on Fama-French style portfolios and factors for the UK and the ESRC grant is, inter alia, to to support the regular updating of these data for benefit of UK academic researchers via the Xfi website. I am lead researcher on the grant with three other co-reaserachers at Exeter.
My interest in CSR has included two studies of the performance of ethical and non-ethical UK unit trusts which were published in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (JBFA). Current work is investigating the returns to, and market valuation of, CSR in relation to the US and two papers have been published in Journal of Business Ethics on this theme. A final paper on eranings persistence and firm value is forthcoming in JBFA.
I have had a long standing interest in the long run returns to UK acquirers. This led to me being invited to give a keynote paper at the 2015 ICAEW “Better Markets” Conference. The paper, “How far does financial reporting allow us to judge whether M&A activity is successful?” is forthcoming in Accounting and Business Research.
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
I’m a cognitive scientist and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. I use computational models and behavioral experiments to study how people think and reason. My primary research interest is social cognition: how people think about other people. I am also interested in how people learn and use concepts, and how people revise their beliefs after seeing new evidence.
Alan Lester's first degree was from the University of Cambridge and his PhD from the University of London. He has been at the University of Sussex since 2000, becoming Professor of Historical Geography in 2006 and the University's first Director of Interdisciplinary Research in 2013. He has held visiting lectureships at Rhodes University and the University of Fort Hare, an Erskine Fellowship at the University of Canterbury and an inaugural fellowship in humanities at La Trobe University
His role is as director of Interdisciplinary Research, Professor of Historical Geography, and co-director of the Colonial and Postcolonial Studies Network
He has have facilitated projects in collaboration with Kew Gardens, the British Library, the National History Museum, the Met Office and various humanitarian and global health-oriented NGOs. As director of Interdisciplinary Research he is now engaged in a wide range of such collaborations.
His is also international partner on the Australian Research Council-funded project, 'Minutes of Evidence', based at the University of Melbourne. Working with a number of state and Aboriginal organisations, this has seen a performance of the play Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country in a number of venues including the Sydney Opera House. The play is a verbatim re-enactment of a nineteenth century colonial commission of inquiry into an Aboriginal reserve and it lays at the heart of new teaching materials and approaches in Victoria.
Chair, APEC Study Centre, expertise international trade law, economics, Asian regional development, RMIT University
Analyst of International Trade and Foreign Policy
Former Diplomat (postings in Singapore, UN New York and Ambassador, GATT Geneva
Director of Masters in International Trade course at RMIT University
Author "The Challenge of Free Trade" 1990 and "Seize the Future" 2000
Alan Shipman is a lecturer in economics at the Open University.
Personal finance, currently focusing on the disintegration of insurance pools and the disincentives to household saving. Other active interests in: Chinese multinational business; impact of ‘academisation’ on knowledge; social economics; foundations of the market economy.
Currently Senior Lecturer in International Law at Anglia Ruskin University. My areas of specialization include Public International Law and International Criminal Law.
PhD (City University London), M.A. (University of Lancaster), M.Sc. (FLACSO Argentina), M.Eng. (ITBA)
Medical Doctor; Co-Founded NCDFREE and festival21; Associate Researcher, University of Copenhagen
Dr Demaio trained and worked as a medical doctor at The Alfred Hospital in Australia. While practising as a doctor he completed a Masters in Public Health including fieldwork in Cambodia to develop and evaluate a community-based, culturally appropriate health intervention for noncommunicable diseases, particularly diabetes.
In 2010, Alessandro relocated to Denmark where he completed a PhD with the University of Copenhagen, focusing on noncommunicable diseases. His doctoral research was based in Mongolia, working with the Ministry of Health. He designed, led and reported a national epidemiological survey, sampling more than 3500 households to better understand national knowledge, attitudes and practices on noncommunicable diseases and risk factors and provide policy recommendations to address them.
Alessandro held a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School from 2013 to 2015, and was assistant professor and course director in global health at the Copenhagen School of Global Health, in Denmark. He has established and led the PLOS blog Translational Global Health, and has served on the Advisory Board of the EAT Initiative: the global, multi-stakeholder platform for food, health and environmental sustainability. To date, he has authored over 20 scientific publications and more than 80 blog articles.
In his pro bono work, Dr Demaio co-founded NCDFREE, a global social movement against noncommunicable diseases using social media, short film and leadership events – reaching more than 2.5 million people in its first 18 months. Then, in 2015, he founded festival21, assembling and leading a team of knowledge leaders in staging a massive and unprecedented, free celebration of community, food, culture and future in his hometown Melbourne.
In November 2015, Alessandro joined the Department of Nutrition for Health and Development at the World Health Organization (Geneva), as Medical Officer for noncommunicable conditions and nutrition.
While a staff member of the World Health Organization, Alessandro alone is responsible for the views expressed in this column, and they do not necessarily represent the decisions or policies of the World Health Organization.
Dr Alex Ireland is a Research Associate within the School of Healthcare Science at Manchester Metropolitan University. His main research interest is in how the muscle and impact forces which squash, bend and twist our bones during movement end up determining their size and shape. This work has involved examination of a number of different populations from spinal cord injury patients to elite tennis players, and from toddlers to nonagenerian pole vaulters. Alex is currently employed on an MRC-funded project investigating how changes in our motor nerves affect our muscles and movements as we age.
Lecturer, Swansea University
I am interested in social and evolutionary perspectives of psychology, and have used these approaches to study topics related to face perception. My work has examined facial cues to personality, physical and mental health, and differences between men and women in terms of skin texture and colouration. I've also investigated the way cosmetics can change social perceptions and how they act on naturally occurring differences between men and women. My most recent projects have investigated body image and misconceptions of attractiveness ideals between men and women.
Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy earned his doctorate in Economics from the University of Houston and a masters degree in Physics from Odessa National University in Ukraine. Prior to joining Lehigh's faculty, Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy served as an assistant professor at the University of Memphis, where he taught graduate Macroeconomics and Econometrics, and conducted research on monetary policy analysis.
Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy's papers have been published in the Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and others. He has been the recipient of several research grants and his research has been referred to at the U.S. Congress.
Graduated from the University of Cambridge in 1994 with a BA in Natural Sciences. After competing a PhD in Neuroscience at University College London he moved to Stanford University to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship in human brain imaging specializing in the neural computations underlying our perception of colour. Continued this research as a Principle Investigator at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco until moving to York in 2011. Current research interests include visual attention, the representation of colour and contrast in the human brain and the way in which these processes are affected by neurological diseases.
Emeritus Consultant, St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst
Dr Alex Wodak AM was Director of the Alcohol and Drug Service, St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney (1982-2012) but is now an Emeritus Consultant. Dr. Wodak is President of the Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation, and a Director of Australia21 and was President of the International Harm Reduction Association (1996-2004). He helped establish the first needle syringe programme and the first medically supervised injecting centre in Australia (when both were pre-legal) and often works in developing countries on HIV control among injecting drug users.
PhD in Civil Engineering (Transport), Monash University
MA in Social Psychology, Harvard University
Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Alexander Crizzle is a Gerontologist and Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan. His interests are within the field of road safety that includes assessments for determining the ability to drive safely, commercial motor vehicle safety and alternative transportation, particularly in rural areas. He is leading a large CIHR team on developing evidence-based fitness to drive guidelines (funded by CIHR), as well as leads multiple studies on truck driver health and wellness and its impact on driver performance (Funded by WorkSafe BC and Alberta's Ministry of Labour). He's also leading a provincial study on developing a proposed alternative transportation system that is feasible and sustainable (funded by Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation). Dr. Crizzle is a member of the dementia and driving team, as part of the larger Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration and Aging initiative, to develop interventions for driving cessation in those with early to mid-stage dementia and their caregivers. He is also a member of the Canadian Driving Research Initiative for Vehicular Safety in the Elderly (Candrive), an interdisciplinary health-related research program dedicated to improving the safety of older drivers.
Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Design Studies, University of Technology Sydney
Alexandra Crosby is a lecturer in Interdisciplinary Design and a research fellow at the Institute for Interactive Media and Learning.
Her research focuses on emerging forms of environmentalism and the the role of creative practices in culturally-specific forms of activism. She is a member of the Cities Network at Sydney University.
She speaks Indonesian and has worked extensively on cross-cultural art and media projects in the Asia-Pacific region.
Alexandra is a board member of Inside Indonesia and an artist for the Yurt Empire.
Alexandre is a PhD student in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. Alexandre has a strong interest in environmental sustainability through design and his research is looking at optimised lifespans for passenger cars: more specifically, how automotive design can contribute to and influence the reduction of material demand through strategies such as structure modularity, re-use of (more) parts, upgradability, improved manufacturing and re-manufacturing.
Alexandre's interest stemmed from reflection on the automotive industry as a whole, producing more than 80 million cars a year worldwide, and how vehicles are used and disposed, often too soon, despite their potential to last longer. Also the impending scarcity of raw materials due to an expected rise in global population and a growing middle class who will demand more new products and put more pressure on an already polluted and saturated environment.
Alexandre's research will address the design stage and its influence on product use, durability, longevity and new forms of personal mobility; it will also consider assembly and disassembly processes and business models in order to understand how this interconnected relationship of three processes / disciplines can contribute to reducing material demand from a product longevity perspective and divert materials from end-of-life and give them an extended life. A design framework will be devised to assist automotive designers to incorporate optimised lifespans throughout the development of passenger vehicles.
In order to accomplish this Alexandre interviewed key people in the automotive industry who have influence in car design and development. The data gathered from experts will be analysed and will inform the design framework.
Alexandre has an automotive industry background and a degree in automotive product design. Alexandre also studied business administration and lectured in Product Design and Marketing for two years. Alexandre is also a storybook author with a published anthology.
I am an American living in Europe taking advantage of the "outsider" perspective in order to understand my country's political system and how members of society interact within the United States.
I received my BA in History from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine in 2002 and my MA in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2004. Afterwards, I worked in international education in London, specifically helping American students adjust to life in the UK, and in the finance industry in Luxembourg.
My research focuses on three essential questions: what is "populism," how does one define the Tea Party and Occupy organisations, and how are they all related? Concerning "populism," I argue that a dichotomy exists regarding how this label is conceived today that appeared after the emergence of the Populist Movement of the late nineteenth century.
For the Tea Party and Occupy organisations, I maintain that they are more complex than many originally imagined and do not conform to the general anti-government and anti-capitalist activism respectively applied to them. To conclude, I postulate that the elements within the Tea Party and Occupy organizations have inherited the role of the Populist Movement and are developing a new way to view populism in America.