Lecturer in Building Performance Evaluation and net Zero Design, University of Strathclyde
Alejandro’s main research interests are net zero buildings and the indoor environment – indoor air quality (IAQ) and thermal comfort –, particularly Passivhaus homes. Ultimately, the connections between sustainable architecture to health, urban and human behaviours to create healthy homes through design research methods. Alejandro has developed an interest in using low-cost sensors as research tools and their effect on residential behaviour, design, and human health & well-being. Alejandro is also a certified Passivhaus Designer.
PhD Candidate, Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
I am an ecologist and entomologist with experience in habitat restoration, environmental analysis, insect taxonomy and genomics. My PhD research investigates plant-insect interactions in agroecosystems. I have 11 years experience with research in insect community ecology, conservation and scientific communication.
I work at the University of Guelph's Centre of Biodiversity Genomics. One of my PhD chapters focuses on analyzing the DNA of spider gut contents to explore their potential as bio-insecticides in agriculture.
Professor, United States International University
Aleksi Ylönen is a researcher at the Center for International Studies, Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, a professor at the United States International University-Africa, and an associate fellow at the HORN International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is an expert in international politics and specializes in the greater Horn of Africa. Dr. Ylönen’s work has appeared in numerous scholarly publications and various outlets for the wider public.
Ph.D. Fellow, Center for Constitutional Democracy, Indiana University
Alemayehu Fentaw Weldemariam, a Ph.D. Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Democracy at Indiana University, Bloomington, is an experienced educator, lawyer, peacebuilding practitioner, and country expert contributing to Ethiopia Insight and various media outlets, recognized for his astute observations in the Horn of Africa.
Associate Professor of Public Economics, Bocconi University
I am Associate Professor of Public Economics and Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Inequality. I am the Academic Director of the World Bachelor in Business, a joint undergraduate program of Bocconi, HKUST and USC. I am the scientific coordinator of the Social Inclusion Lab at the Dondena Research Center on Social Dynamics and Public Policy at Bocconi. I am CESifo Research Fellow and member of the Scientific Advisory Council of Ifo, Munich.
I hold a D.Phil in Economics from the University of Oxford and a MSc in Economics and Social Sciences from Bocconi University.
My research interests are in public and gender economics. I have published research in international refereed journals, and I have contributed to books published by national and international editors. I am active in the policy debate on gender inequality and I am managing editor of the information site lavoce.info.
Professor of Philosophy , Cardiff University
I did my undergraduate work at Bologna University (Italy) and gained my PhD on Quine at the University of Hull (UK). In the meantime I studied and taught for a couple of years at Syracuse University (US) before coming to Cardiff in 1992.
In 1996 I was a Visiting Senior Lecturer in School of Philosophy (General Philosophy) at the University of Sydney, and in 1997 I was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Georgetown University (US).
My current work lies at the intersection of ethics, the philosophy of language, and epistemology and focuses on epistemic vice, silencing, prejudice and ignorance. My latest book is The Mismeasure of the Self: A Study in Vice Epistemology (Oxford University Press, 2021).
virtue and vice epistemology
epistemic injustice and the epistemology of ignorance
anger and affective polarization
Research Associate - Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge
Dr. Alessandro Manduca-Barone is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge. His academic background is in economics, philosophy, and biomedical ethics. He has had the opportunity to work in various health and health policy arenas, including as a Policy Analyst for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and as a Strength, Conditioning and Injury Recovery Specialist for those with complex health issues. He currently sits on the Board of Directors as the Vice Chair for the Stonegate Community Health Centre. His research interests have included: ethical issues pertaining to consent and capacity, competency assessments, clinical research with terminally ill subjects, medical assistance in dying, and care issues for those living in a continuing care context.
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.
Lecturer in Urban Data Science and Sustainability, The University of Edinburgh
I am Lecturer in Urban Data Science and Sustainability at the Edinburgh Future Institute and the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Lanscape Architecture of the University of Edinburgh.
My research sits at the intersection of Urban Planning, Geography and Computer Science and I am interested in developing new spatially informed computational methods to better understand the mutual relationship between human behaviours and their urban contexts. This work blends traditional and new forms of data to provide quantifiable evidence of urban dynamics and inform policy making. My current substantive focus concerns how we can equitability manage Net Zero transitions within cities.
Senior Lecturer in Communication and Applied Linguistics, University of Portsmouth
I teach Communication and Applied Linguistics at the University of Portsmouth. I am interested in the representation of violence against women in both online and traditional media.
Research associate, University of Bristol
I am currently engaged in developing human gene therapy at the University of Bristol. My research goal leverages on my gene editing expertise to develop a viral vehicle for safely and effectively administering therapeutic agents to treat human genetic diseases. I previously worked at the University of Edinburgh where I was involved in developing the application of gene editing technology in chickens with a particular focus on producing resistance to bird flu. I also have an interest in using machine learning and artificial intelligence to study how proteins can be engineered to treat animal and human diseases.
Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne
Alexander Bacalja is Senior Lecturer of English and Literacy Education in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education and the Language and Literacy Research Hub. After beginning his career as a secondary English teacher, Alex has been involved in Initial Teacher Education for almost a decade. He coordinates and teaches secondary English curriculum in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) program at the University of Melbourne and works closely with the broader English teaching profession through school partnerships and leadership roles with Victorian Association for the Teaching of English and the Australian Association for the Teaching of English. His areas of research, scholarship and publications include: the impact of digital technologies, especially digital games, on the literacy practices of young people, critical digital literacy education, and English teaching curriculum and policy.
Senior Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship, University of Pretoria
Dr Alex Bignotti heads the African Network of Social Entrepreneurship Scholars, a scholarly community aiming to advance social entrepreneurship teaching and research in Africa and facilitate of training of scholars in the same field. Alex is currently a senior lecturer in social entrepreneurship at the University of Pretoria. He has a keen interest in entrepreneurship as a catalyst for social change. His research currently focuses on social entrepreneurship, especially in an African context. Under the same research umbrella, his earlier work has also focussed on entrepreneurial intentions, entrepreneurial personality and entrepreneurship education, with a particular focus on the youth and disadvantaged individuals.
PhD Candidate, Communication & Culture, York University, Canada
Alex Borkowski (she/her) is a PhD candidate in Communication & Culture at York University. Her doctoral research examines the performance of gender in digital technologies, media histories and contemporary art practices. She has published in several peer-reviewed journals and arts publications including Afterimage, openwork, Momus, PUBLIC, Journal of Radio and Audio Media, Canadian Art and Prefix Photo.
Professor of Indigenous Genomics, Australian National University
Professor Alex Brown (BMed, MPH, PhD, FRACP (hon.), FCSANZ, FAHMS) is the Professor of Indigenous Genomics at the Telethon Kids Institute and The Australian National University. He is an internationally leading Aboriginal clinician/researcher who has worked his entire career in Aboriginal health in the provision of public health services, infectious diseases and chronic disease care, health care policy and research.
Teaching Associate, University of Nottingham
I am a historian of United States foreign relations and I specialise in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. My research interests revolve around United States imperialism, Pan-Americanism, and the American experience of the First World War.
Alex has over 20 years of experience working in the child protection and out of home care sectors. She has worked in both government and non-government sectors, including homelessness, strategic policy and planning, child and youth engagement and residential care management. Since completing a Masters in Youth Studies with the ACU, Alex’s area of interests is in the connection between youth policy and practice and how best to translate this directly for workers on the ground and the children and young people they work with. She commenced work with the ICPS in September 2017 as a research officer.
Honorary Fellow, School of Cybernetics, Australian National University
Dr Alex Fischer is an Honorary Research Fellow at the ANU School of Cybernetics. He brings his interdisciplinary training and global cross-sector experiences to pressing questions about how technology is being designed to accelerate progress across the Sustainable Development Goals. His policy and practice interests include how smart-monitoring technologies are shaping rural drinking water services, how Bayesian analytic approaches are enabling adaptive design aimed at improving intergenerational societal health and how new data flows are changing policy and accountability pathways ranging from community to watershed to national scales. His academic research explores how competing media and policy narratives interact to shape public priorities and how to design polycentric institutions by considering the way information systems link to decisions and performance outcomes.
Alex was previously the Head of Research at the Paul Ramsay Foundation. Prior to that, he supported Bangladeshi colleagues to launch SafePani, a community owned rural water service leveraging blended public-private finance and use of smart monitoring technologies to improve safety and reliability of public and private water points. During his time at the Center for Earth Science Information Networks (CIESIN) and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, he established the Fragile States Policy Program and co-led the Environmental Security Research Program. He is a founding member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s expert group on Thematic Research on Data and Statistic.
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.
Associate Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, Michigan State University
Dr. Johnson's research interests are in uncovering the neuronal mechanisms of learning and motivation. Current projects examine mechanisms of binge-eating with a particular focus on how the organizational and activational role of gonadal hormones shape and confer risk for the excessive intake of palatable food. A second area of research focuses on the role of neuropeptides in the control of learning and ingestive behavior to examine how brain circuits controlling both homeostatic and learning and memory systems interact to modulate allostatic control of food-seeking, consumption and metabolism. A third area of research examines mesencephalic-forebrain influences over learning and decision-making, with a particular focus on dopamine. To examine these research questions, Dr. Johnson's lab employs sophisticated ingestive and associative learning procedures with cutting-edge chemogenetic and optogenetic techniques.
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.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Boston College
I am a quantitative criminologist and study gun violence, victimization, and drugs. I got my PhD in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania, where I also got my MA degree in Statistics. I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at Boston College.
I was born and grew up in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. After high school, I moved to Saint Petersburg, Russia, where I got my BA degree in Sociology from Saint Petersburg State. Shortly after finishing my Master's in Sociology from the European University at Saint Petersburg, I joined the Institute for the Rule of Law there, where I studied how Russian police plant drugs, conducted the first Russian Crime Victimization Survey, and had a really good time.
PhD Candidate, Psychology (Personality Psychopathology), Nottingham Trent University
Alex Lambert is a PhD candidate and a graduate teaching assistant at Nottingham Trent University. Her interests lie in the area of personality psychopathology. The aim of her PhD programme is to develop a new psychometric measure of maladaptive overcontrol.
Lecturer in German, Aberystwyth University
M.A. in English Literature, German Linguistics, Applied Linguistics (English) from Augsburg University (Germany); MSc in Psychology (Chester, UK); PhD in Theatre Studies (Wales). I am currently Lecturer in German at Aberystwyth University. I am a Fellow of the HEA and a graduate member of the BPS.
My research focuses on performance philosophy and contemporary politics (especially Zizek and performance), post-1956 European Drama, theatre translation and on Easy German Grammar.
Professor of Public Policy, University of Bristol
Alex has been Professor of Public Policy and Head of the School for Policy Studies since 2007.
Alex's research encompasses a wide range of topics in the field of housing studies, particularly concerned with policy in the social and private rented housing sectors and with issues of regulation.
His research interests include the use of economics in the policy process and the application of heterodox economic ideas to the analysis of housing markets. His interest in housing policy is both substantive and for the insights it can offer into broader questions of policy-making and the policy process.
Associate Professor, Media Arts & Production, University of Technology Sydney
Alex Munt is a screenwriter/director and academic. He leads the Creative Practice Research Group in the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences at UTS.
Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and Adjunct Professor, International Human Rights Law, University of Ottawa, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa
I am an international human rights lawyer, with over 35 years of experience, including serving as Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada for 21 years.
I am currently a Senior Fellow with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa and a Fellow with the Atlantic Human Rights Centre at St. Thomas University. I am an adjunct professor of international human rights with the faculties of law at the University of Ottawa and Dalhousie University. In the past I have been a visiting professor and a sessional lecturer with Osgoode Law School at York University and for several years was a lecturer with the capstone seminar in international human rights law and policy with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.
Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Toronto
I'm an assistant professor at the University of Toronto (same university where I obtained my PhD). My lab studies how mutations affect our genomes and how this affects evolution. I was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Michael Desai at Harvard University, where I developed several synthetic biology tools to interrogate cells and observe evolution at extremely high resolution.
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.
Research Associate in Epidemiology, University of Manchester
Dr Alex Trafford was awarded his PhD in Epidemiology at the University of Manchester in 2022. His PhD focused on examining the risk of cancer and cancer mortality in individuals with psoriasis. He is currently a Research Associate at the University exploring mental health outcomes, and opioid prescribing.
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.
Lecturer in Sports Therapy, University of East London
Alex Walker is a graduate sports therapist with a Master's in Sport and Exercise medicine. Her background is in the prevention of musculoskeletal injury. She gained six years of clinical experience in the field, before stepping into academia.
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.
Postgraduate Researcher in Politics, Languages & International Studies, University of Bath
I am a postgraduate researcher in the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies at the University of Bath. My research focuses on the adversarial responses of mainstream political parties, in Europe and The USA, to populism. Specifically, I am concerned with how these responses have had the double effect of both marginalising dissent from neoliberal governance, and mainstreaming far-right ideas through euphemising racism as 'populist'.
Research Review Writer, Nuffield Politics Research Centre, University of Oxford
I am a research review writer at the Nuffield Politics Research Centre, and a PhD student in political science at the London School of Economics. I research the political consequences of technological change, ranging from the rollout of BBC radio in 1920s England to recent expansions of mobile phone networks across Sub-Saharan Africa. I'm also interested in how voters respond to economic and political information, forming the basis of a range of work in Britain. Before moving to the LSE, I studied for an MPhil in Politics (Comparative Government) and a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford.