Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy (FluxLab), University of Calgary
Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Loughborough University
Amanda is a Professor of Behavioural Medicine and an NIHR Research Professor in Public Health. Amanda is also the Director of the Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour (CLiMB). Her work is focused on investigating the effects of lifestyle interventions on health outcomes. Amanda has a particular interest in testing lifestyle interventions that can be delivered by health care professionals within routine NHS consultations. She is the chief investigator on several on-going trials that are examining the effectiveness of community and general practice based physical activity and weight management interventions. Amanda currently leads a programme of work around testing the effects of physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) food labelling on the purchase and consumption of food and drinks, and the role of standing desks during GP consultations. Amanda works closely with public health organisations, the NHS and other stakeholders. She is most interested in conducting randomised controlled trials, but also has a strong interest in conducting systematic reviews and interrogating large datasets. Amanda currently receives funding from a range of funding bodies and leads the following research awards:
Amanda du Preez is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria, where she teaches Visual Culture Studies. She obtained a DPhil in English from the University of South Africa on the topic of cyberfeminism and embodiment in 2003. She has co-edited South African visual culture (2005); edited Taking a hard look: gender and visual culture (2009) and authored Gendered bodies and new technologies: rethinking embodiment in a cyber-era (2009). She served as assistant editor of two accredited journals, Image & Text and De Arte. Currently she serves on the editorial board of Gender Questions, advisory board Persona Studies, the VIAD (UJ) advisory board, and most notably the International Association for Visual Culture. She has a C2 rating from the NRF and received the award as researcher of the year (Arts Cluster) in 2013 and Lecturer of the Year (Humanities) in 2015.
Research focus areas: critical visual culture, feminist theory, gender, embodiment, cyber culture, the sublime, self-portraiture, social media, selfies, place and sense of belonging, digital humanities
Senior Research Officer, Massey University
Dr Amanda Eng is a Senior Research Officer at the Research Centre for Hauora and Health (RCHH) at Massey University. She has considerable experience in conducting epidemiological studies in the field of occupational exposure and health. Dr Eng is currently working on a programme of research focusing on occupational health and national meta-data, including a recently completed study examining occupational risk factors for cardiovascular disease and a study examining occupational risk factors for mental health, as well as a number of collaborative projects with WorkSafe.
Associate Professor in Literacy and WIL partnerships, Australian Catholic University
Associate Professor Amanda Gutierrez works in pre-service and postgraduate teacher training in literacy, policy and professional practice units; teaches and supervises HDR units and students; and has managed multiple partnerships (local and international). Her research interests include critical digital literacies, professional becoming of pre-service and practicing teachers and partnerships. She has been the lead on numerous successful partnership grants, and part of an QLD Education Horizon future schooling project. She has published in Q1 ranked journals.
Assistant Professor of Invertebrate Ecology at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San José State University
My research broadly focuses on the movement of food energy (carbon) within and between ecosystems, and on how animals facilitate this movement – especially in the food-starved deep sea. This research has involved studies of deep-sea sponges and octopuses from extinct underwater volcanoes off the coast of California, the unique glass sponge reefs of western Canada, and ‘cheese-bottom’ sponge grounds in the fjords of Norway. I studied biology and chemistry at CSU East Bay, then pursued a master's in marine science through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories via CSU Monterey Bay. I received my PhD in Ecology from the University of Alberta in Canada under the supervision of Dr. Sally Leys. I then completed postdoctoral fellowships studying sponges in the deep north Pacific and oceanography of the North Atlantic with the University of Alberta and Norway’s Institute of Marine Research, then became a postdoctoral fellow studying the ecology and physiology of the sponges of Sur Ridge with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. In 2019 I joined Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and San Jose State University as an assistant professor in invertebrate ecology, where my students and I continue exploring the fascinating lives of invertebrates.
Adjunct associate, Charles Darwin University
Amanda Lilleyman is an adjunct at Charles Darwin University, holds a PhD and honours in shorebird ecology, and completed postdoctoral research on a threatened migratory shorebird in Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory. Amanda is an advocate for threatened species conservation and works with the community on local conservation matters. Amanda currently works supporting Indigenous ranger programs in north Australia.
Amanda D. Lotz is professor of Communication Studies and Screen Arts & Cultures at the University of Michigan. She is the author of The Television Will Be Revolutionized (New York University Press, 2014, 2007), Cable Guys: Television and American Masculinities in the 21st Century (New York University Press, 2014), and Redesigning Women: Television After the Network Era (University of Illinois Press, 2006), and editor of Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era (Routledge, 2009). She is co-author, with Timothy Havens, of Understanding Media Industries (Oxford University Press, 2017, 2011) and, with Jonathan Gray, of Television Studies (Polity, 2011).
Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Amanda Mergler is a Lecturer in the School of Cultural and Professional Learning at QUT. As a registered psychologist, Amanda teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in human development, educational psychology, and behavior management. Amanda has been involved in research projects examining the values of teachers, pre-service teachers and school chaplains. A key interest area for Amanda is the role of ‘personal responsibility’ in the lives of young people, and her recent research in this area builds on her previous work in which she created an education program and survey to assess and enhance this construct in adolescents.
Assistant Research Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Drexel University
Amanda NeMoyer, JD, PhD, is an assistant research professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Drexel University and a member of the Juvenile Justice Research & Reform Lab. NeMoyer earned her PhD in clinical psychology with a forensic concentration from Drexel University, completed a clinical internship in Health Service Psychology at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, with support from Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Mental Health.
With training in both psychology and law, Dr. NeMoyer conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at helping to create a more developmentally appropriate approach to juvenile justice that promotes positive youth outcomes. She has a passion for evaluating current juvenile justice practices and advocating for evidence-based policy change, with a particular focus on alternatives to detention and incarceration, including youth diversion and probation reform initiatives. Dr. NeMoyer has authored and co-authored more than 35 professional publications and more than 35 conference presentations. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and other national and local organizations.
Amanda is the Head of Department of Management at Deakin University. She has experience in higher education in both Australia and the UK, holding previous appointments at Monash University (MBA Programs Director) and the University of Kent (Deputy Director, MBA Programs).
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham
Plant physiologist, working with trees, crops and horticultural species. In particular investigating adventitious (stem-formed) roots to understand how they develop and function - how are they triggered in normal development or by stressful environments, how do they take up nutrients and water and what that means for the whole plant. Currently funded by the Forestry Commission Tree Production Innovation Fund, Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Whetman Plants International and Royal Society International Exchange grant.
Professor Environmental and Marine Science, Southern Cross University
Professor Amanda Reichelt-Brushett has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Coastal Management from the University of New England, a Master of Science in Marine Chemistry from James Cook University and a PhD in Ecotoxicology from Southern Cross University. Amanda has published numerous scientific journal articles on catchment management and aquatic pollution and is editor and co-author of a new text book titled: Marine Pollution -Monitoring, Management and Mitigation. She has 30 years of experience in investigating human impacts on the environment. Amanda has worked with communities in the Asia-Pacific region to help understand various local pollution issues and improve environmental outcomes. She was President of the Asia-Pacific geographic unit of Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC A-P) from 2020-2022 and continues to play an active role in the global Society. Locally she is motivated to use her expertise to work within the community to improve the health of the Richmond River through leadership in the Richmond RiverKeeper organisation.
Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Associate professor, behavioural ecology, The University of Western Australia
A/Prof Amanda Ridley is a behavioural ecologist based at the University of Western Australia whose research focusses on the behaviour and population dynamics of animals living in the wild.
Amanda Scardamaglia is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Department Chair at Swinburne Law School. Her area of research and expertise is intellectual property law, especially trade mark law and its history. Amanda is currently a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow and author of the book: 'Australian Colonial Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People and Place'.
Prof Amanda Weltman is a theoretical physicist who came to the University of Cape Town after earning her PhD in Physics from Columbia University under the supervision of Brian Greene, and working as a postdoctoral Researcher at Stephen Hawking's research group at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge University. Weltman’s research focus is on the fundamental physics that underlies the nature of the Universe. The goals of her research are to study the Universe as a whole, while gaining insight into its origin, composition, structure, evolution and ultimately its fate. Weltman has recently been awarded a SARChI in Physical Cosmology, and is the first woman in the mathematical or physical sciences to win the prestigious award. Weltman has won several prestigious awards including a Next Einstein Fellow award(2015/2016), the South African Institute of Physics Silver Jubilee Medal (2013), the Elsevier Young Scientist Award (2012) and the NSTF-BHP Billiton, TW Kambule Award (2012), the Women in Science award (2009) amongst many others. She is a member of the Cape Town Science Centre Scientific Advisory Board, the South African Royal Society and on the executive of the South African Young Academy of Sciences. “My training and my interests lie in both high energy particle theory and in cosmology,” says Weltman, “and my research is focused on developing bridges between the two.”
Assistant Professor of Nutrition, San Diego State University
Amanda McClain’s mixed methods research employs community-based and social science perspectives to investigate how the stress of marginalization, especially food insecurity, shapes food choice and dietary intake and gets ‘under the skin’ to impact allostatic load and cardiometabolic risk among low-income and historically-marginalized populations, particularly Hispanic/Latine communities. Simultaneously, her research aims to identify and leverage existing cultural, social, human, and material capacities (i.e., assets), as a part of behavior-change interventions embedded in existing infrastructure (e.g., federally-qualified health centers, food assistance programs), to mitigate the stress of marginalization and promote food security, nutritious diets, and cardiometabolic health equity. She is the Primary Investigator for several research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. McClain serves on the advisory committees for two San Diego community-based organizations addressing food access and food insecurity, including Project New Village, a BIPOC-led, grassroots nonprofit. Dr. McClain is also a core member of Project New Village’s Urban Agriculture Workgroup, which has developed necessary infrastructure to promote equitable access to local produce in an historically-marginalized area of San Diego through support from Danone Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Adjunct Research Fellow - Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University
Dr Amanda Robertson is a postdoctoral researcher with prior industry experience in the NSW education sector supporting schools to manage various aspects of child protection and safeguarding. It was in this capacity that she became interested in the phenomenon of female-perpetrated sexual abuse and subsequently pursued research on the topic. Amanda’s doctoral project focused on adult-perpetrated sexual abuse against adolescents in Australian schools, including consideration of women’s perpetration and gender bias. It examined the nature of the problem, its antecedents, and the ensuing institutional responses to ultimately recommend a series of prevention strategies for secondary educational settings. Her research interests broadly encompass sexual offending, child sexual abuse, institutional settings and organisational safeguarding.
PhD Student, Philosophy, University of Guelph
I am currently working towards my doctorate of philosophy at The University of Guelph. My doctoral research is focused on the gendered harms of Artificial Intelligence through Deepfakes and Stable Diffusion, as well as within the realm of healthcare. I am interested in AI Ethics, Epistemology, Healthcare Ethics, and Bioethics.
I graduated in October 2022 with an MA in Philosophy from Western University. I graduated in June 2021 with a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing from The University of Guelph.
Sessional Lecturer in Writing, The University of Queensland
Amber Gwynne is a stakeholder advisor in the Queensland public service, production editor for the Journal of Australian Studies, and an adjunct lecturer in the Writing, Editing and Publishing program at The University of Queensland. Her research focuses on self-help books, reader reception, publishing ecosystems, and content production in the neoliberal capitalist environment. Her creative non-fiction essays have been published in Griffith Review, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, and others.
Lecturer in Global Anglophone Literature, Royal Holloway University of London
Amber Lascelles is Lecturer in Global Anglophone Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her current research explores embodied solidarities in contemporary Black feminist African diasporic fiction.
My research and writing has been published in African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal, the Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Wasafiri. I am currently developing my first monograph, Radical Bodies: Reimagining Solidarity in Contemporary Black Feminist Fiction, which traces how contemporary Black women writers intervene in global conversations about Black feminism by transforming the theory and practice of solidarity. Examining writing by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dionne Brand, Tsitsi Dangarembga and Bernardine Evaristo, my book is concerned with how fictional bodily encounters spark moments of tension and rapport that generate solidarity.
Assistant Professor of Teaching in Language & Literacy Education , University of British Columbia
I just began working as an Assistant Professor of Teaching with the Department of Language & Literacy Education at The University of British Columbia this year. Prior to taking on this position, I was the first Banting-funded postdoctoral fellow to conduct my research with the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. I also hold two masters degrees (in English literature and literacy education), as well as a BAH in English and a Bachelor of Education. My research interests include: adolescent literacies; arts-based research; English literature education; feminist pedagogies; teacher and teacher librarian education; representations of youth in popular culture; rape culture; and young adult (YA) trauma literature. All these foci are deeply informed by my previous career as a secondary English teacher and I aim for my scholarship, which includes 39 refereed publications, to speak to many audiences.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta
Dr. Mosewich’s research interests focus on the examination of stress, coping, emotion, and resultant cognitive and behavioural responses within the sport domain. The sport context can present many challenges, and ensuring that athletes have the skills and resources to effectively manage different issues in sport is essential to promote adaptive responses to stress and emotion and foster successful sport experiences that are also positive and healthy.
A key directive of her work is to understand the psychological skills and resources necessary to facilitate successful and positive sport experiences and how best to foster their development.
Dr. Mosewich’s research portfolio includes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to research.
One area of particular interest for Dr. Mosewich surrounds self-compassion as a potential coping resource for athletes. The premise is that promoting self-compassionate frames of mind might promote acceptance, acknowledgement, and accurate evaluation of sport situations, and attenuate ruminative or avoidant approaches, better allowing an athlete to move forward in pursuit of their goals and highest possible level of performance.
Assistant Professor of Law, Florida International University
As a legal philosopher with a primary interest in our collective environmental crises, Professor Polk’s research focuses on rights-based environmentalism, as a legal, political, and moral movement.
Prior to joining FIU Law, Professor Polk was the Teaching Fellow for the Environmental Law and Policy LLM program at Stanford Law School. Professor Polk has clerked for the Honorable Robert W. Trumble in the Northern District of West Virginia and the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia. She was also an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law in 2019.
Professor Polk earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, and also holds B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Philosophy & Classics from the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Polk is admitted to practice in West Virginia and the Southern District of West Virginia.
Professor, Sociology & Social Studies, University of Regina
Amber J. Fletcher is an interdisciplinary social scientist with expertise in gender, environment, climate change, and agriculture. Her current research examines how social inequality affects people's experience of climate disasters (flood, drought, wildfire) in rural and Indigenous communities in the Canadian Prairie region.
Dr. Fletcher's research is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Doctoral Candidate, Deakin University
Ameena is an emerging qualitative researcher and former university educator. She has taught within the disciplines of education and business in both higher education and vocational education at Swinburne Online. Within higher education, she specialised in first year, foundation units for mature age students.
Holding a Master of Education, Ameena is currently a PhD Candidate at Deakin University’s Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE). She is a recipient of her alma mater’s Outstanding Young Alumna Award (2022) and is interested in socially just and equitable higher education. Her doctoral research explores the lived feedback experiences of Global Majority university students in Australia. Ameena is a Fellow of Advance HE and a Fellow of Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA).
Assistant Professor, McMaster University
I am interested in working with contributions from the perspectives of critical mental health, postcolonial theory, critical race theory, and critical disability studies, to study the historical production of ideas about difference, normalcy, sexuality, eugenics, race, ability and mental “illness” as they cohere, diverge, interdepend and perform within policy, law and practice. My projects have looked at issues of social justice, violence, ethics, confluence, historiography and social work using complimentary theoretical and methodological frameworks to engage respectfully with the complexities of our human condition. I come to this work with over a decade of experience in the mental health field, in supportive housing, settlement, crisis respite, forensic assertive community treatment, community-based early intervention, and governance settings.
Senior Research Fellow, ANU College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University
My research interests include lived experience research, the development and evaluation of online mental health programs, and improving mental health in vulnerable populations in the community.
PhD Candidate, University of South Australia
Amelia is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Reproductive Health at Western Sydney University and completing her PhD in pelvic pain at the University of South Australia. Amelia's research focuses on investigating the role of pain education and conservative management strategies for pelvic pain.
Lecturer, School of Education, Edith Cowan University
Dr Amelia Ruscoe is an experienced educator and leader in early childhood education in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University with more than 25 years in school and university settings across QLD, NSW and WA. Her research and practice centres on the development of innovative ideas to support, extend and enhance the learning and engagement of young children in the ‘impact zone’ of transition to school. She is a published author and presents to national and international audiences of educators and academics. Her doctoral research explored education discourse, multiplicity of perspectives and affordances in early childhood education and was awarded the National Early Childhood Australia Thesis Award, the Western Australian Institute for Educational Research Award for best higher degree thesis, the ECU higher degree research medal and an Australian Association of Educational Research Doctoral Thesis commendation. Her dedication to making a substantial contribution to education has been fortified through involvement in a number of education research projects across the past 10 years including industry and university funded projects to further evidence-based approaches to literacy learning, school transition and health literacy.
Research Associate in NIHR Health Determinant Research Collaboration, Lancaster University
Amelia is a research associate at Lancaster University working on the NIHR funded Health Determinant Research Collaboration (HDRC) which aims to boost research capacity and capability within local government. Her research interests include health inequalities and the wider determinants of health. Her background is in sport and exercise psychology with previous research exploring uptake and maintenance of physical activity.
Catedrática de Fisiología, Universidad de Navarra
Étudiante à la maîtrise en psychoéducation, Université de Montréal
Détentrice d'un baccalauréat en psychologie et actuellement étudiante à la maîtrise en psychoéducation, mes recherches portent sur l'association entre l'exposition préscolaire au contenu télévisuel violent et les comportements extériorisés à l'adolescence.
Senior Lecturer of Physics, King's College London
Amelle is a Lecturer in advanced photonics in the Physics Department at King’s College London. She is Head of Ultrafast Laser Sciences and Attosecond Physics.
After a MSc in laser-matter interaction at Orsay-Ecole Polytechnique France, She was awarded her PhD on “Production and characterisation of XUV attosecond pulses” in 2006 from University of Bordeaux ‘Centre for intense lasers and applications’; which she obtained with the highest distinction.
These attosecond pulses are known to be the shortest flash of coherent light ever achieved and the attosecond community is growing stronger worldwide in the last decades. Amelle is contributing to the UK effort on Attosecond Physics.
After her PhD she joined world recognised groups in ultrafast physics (ETH Zurich and USAL ) for postdoctoral studies where she discovered of Quantum Path Interferences “QPI” in high order harmonic generation process at the heart of the attosecond control of matter under strong electromagnetic fields.
Following her postdoctoral studies, she was awarded an EPSRC CAF fellowship in 2011 and she built her own group at Imperial College London where she led two novel investigation lines: capturing attosecond dynamics in atoms and molecules using attosecond quantum path interferometry, and new generation of high repetition rate Yb femtosecond laser for high repetition rate attosecond physics.
She recently joined our Department and she leads the AttosecondPhysics@King's initiative.
She has a keen interest in equality and diversity and is a member of the JUNO committee.