PhD candidate in Sociology, exploring the lives of religious and spiritual sex workers, Nottingham Trent University
I am a third year PGR student at Nottingham Trent university. I hold an interest in identity management of sex workers, lived religion and intimacy. I utilise creative research methods throughout my PhD to analyse lived experiences of sex workers. I also am interested in policy related research which advocates for the decriminalisation of the sex industry.
Lived Experience Fellow, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, University of Sydney
Dr Damian Mellifont is a Lived Experience Postdoctoral Fellow and member of the Centre for Disability Research and Policy (CDRP) leadership team at The University of Sydney. Damian is also lead Editor of the Disability Studies Collection at Lived Places Publishing.
As a neurodivergent researcher specialising in disability studies and policy, Dr Mellifont enjoys undertaking evidence-based projects that help to:
- inform and evaluate disability policy, programs and services
- promote diversity and inclusion
- progress more people with disability into employment and leadership roles
- accommodate neurodivergent staff (and prospective staff) on an individualised basis
- reveal the work performance strengths of neurodivergence
- expose and oppose neuro-discrimination
- debunk ableist stereotypes
- stop the bullying of neurodivergent employees
- support the legal rights of people with disability
- encourage ethical media reporting of disability - and
- advance neurodivergent pride.
Caroline S. Chambers Professor in Journalism, University of Oregon
Damian Radcliffe is the Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism at the University of Oregon, an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).
He is an experienced digital analyst, consultant, journalist, and researcher who has worked in senior and mid-level editorial, research, and policy positions for the past two decades in the UK, Middle East, and now the USA.
A life-long digital intrapaneur, Damian has led new creative and research initiatives at the BBC, Ofcom (the UK Communications Regulator), CSV—a volunteering and social action charity—and Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (ictQATAR).
Damian is a regular contributor to major media outlets such as the BBC, CBS Interactive (ZDNet), and The Huffington Post, as well as a number of other outlets.
PhD Student in Sport, Health and Exercise Science, University of Hull
I am a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant, teaching and researching within the area of exercise physiology. I am broadly conducting research looking at the health benefits of high intensity interval training (HIIT), an increasingly popular type of exercise. I believe exercise is an important part of daily life and can have profound benefits to your health over time.
I work and study at The University of Hull where I am studying for a PhD in Sport, Health and Exercise Science. I also obtained my Master of Science in Sport Science and Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Human Biology at The University of Hull.
My main research interest is attempting to make HIIT accessible to a larger portion of the population by reducing the intensity needed while training, so making this form of exercise easier to complete. While I appreciate this form of training will not be suitable for all, I do believe, a well-designed HIIT programme can be used as part of someone's regular training programme.
Associate Professor in Social Work, Australian Research Council Future Fellow, Flinders University
After completing his PhD, Damien Riggs undertook a three-year ARC-funded postdoctoral fellowship before commencing his role as a lecturer in Social Work at Flinders University. He is currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and an Associate Professor in social work.
Area of Research: Critical kinship studies, Critical race and whiteness studies, Gender and sexuality studies.
Professor of Urban Studies, Georgia State University
Dan Immergluck is Professor of Urban Studies at Georgia State University. His research concerns housing, race, neighborhood change, gentrification, segregation, real estate markets, and community development. Dr. Immergluck is the author of five books, and over 120 scholarly articles, book chapters, and research reports. He has consulted to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the US Department of Justice, philanthropic foundations, and local legal aid and other nonprofits and government agencies.
Professor Immergluck has been cited and quoted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, National Public Radio, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, WABE Radio, and many other international, national, and local media outlets. He has testified several times before the U.S. Congress and the Federal Reserve Board. He has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Community Progress in Washington, D.C.
Recently, Dr. Immergluck served on Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ Transition Committee. His most recent book, Red-Hot City: Housing, Race, and Exclusion in Twenty-First Century Atlanta, was published in October 2022 by the University of California Press.
Associate Research Professor in Climatology, Desert Research Institute
Dr. McEvoy is a researcher with the Western Regional Climate Center. His research interests are interdisciplinary and span the fields of climate, hydrology, and meteorology. His research interests include advancing drought monitoring technology, seasonal drought prediction, the role of evaporative demand on drought, quality and uncertainty assessment of weather observations, and climate modeling.
Associate Professor of History, Florida International University
I am the author of To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS (UNC Press, 2020), which was a finalist for the Museum of African American History Stone Book Award. I have taught History at Florida International University since 2015.
Dana Ruggiero is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Technology in the School of Education at Bath Spa University. She is involved in research initiatives from various European research institutes including the EU TEMPUS and ERASMUS programs.
Dana completed her Ph.D. in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University and earned an M.A. in Education from Augsburg College. Her research interest focuses on praxis in design for persuasive technology, multimedia installations, and affective knowledge, including the application of games for social issues such as homelessness, juvenile offenders, children in care, and healthcare. In addition to speaking at international conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals she has edited a book on societal effects of persuasive games and is currently writing two other manuscripts around game design and learning.
Currently, Dana is involved in research focusing on player experience in social impact games, Bayesian statistical models to predict behaviour in serious games, and designing games for e-learning in teacher education.
Associate Professor of Computer Science, Affiliate Professor of Information Science, University of Colorado Boulder
Daniel Acuña is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He leads the Science of Science and Computational Discovery Lab. He works in science of science, a subfield of computational social science, and A.I. for science. He writes papers and builds web-based software tools to accelerate knowledge discovery.
Daniel’s research aims to understand historical relationships, mechanisms, and optimization opportunities of knowledge production. Daniel harnesses vast datasets about publications and citations and applies Machine Learning and A.I. to uncover rules that make publication, collaboration, and funding decisions more successful. Recently, he has been interested in biases in artificial intelligence and developing methods for detecting them. In addition, he has created tools to improve literature search, peer review, and detect scientific fraud. He has been funded by NSF, DDHS, Sloan Foundation, and DARPA through the SCORE project, and his work has been featured in Nature News, Nature Podcast, The Chronicle of Higher Education, NPR, and the Scientist.
In addition to his research, Daniel enjoys building communities around science of science and research integrity. He co-organizes the Science of Science Summer School (S4), the Computational Research Integrity (CRI-CONF) conference, and the Computational Research Integrity competitions. In addition, he is part of the ACM’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) council, contributing to the social justice initiative on publications, awards, and peer review.
Before joining Syracuse University, Acuña studied a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and was a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. During his graduate studies, he received a NIH Neuro-physical-computational Sciences (NPCS) Graduate Training Fellowship, NIPS Travel Award, and a CONICYT-World Bank Fellowship. Daniel was born in Santiago, Chile, where he attended the University of Santiago.
Professor emeritus, Department of Politics, York University, Canada
My published work and research is on international political economy and its institutions, global inequality and development, counter-publics, NAFTA, economic integration and social movements. My most recent book, Has Populism Won?The War on Liberal Democracy , is co-authored with Marc D. Froese,ECW, 2022.
My current research focuses on how and why African Elephants use seismic communication. My other ongoing research interests include the ecology and conservation of tropical forest habitat and its resident vertebrate fauna, particularly cheirogaleid lemurs in Madagascar. Additionally, I am interested in the use of bioacoustics for non-invasive biodiversity assessment at the ecosystem level and to disentangle the cryptic species complex.
Dan Hough graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1997. On leaving the North-East he headed for the Institute for German Studies at the University of Birmingham to complete his PhD. Following the completion of his doctoral studies in 2000 he spent another two years in Birmingham working on a Leverhulme Trust funded research project with Charlie Jeffery and then as an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow. He then moved to the University of Nottingham for a year before joining the department in the Autumn of 2003.
In his role as Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption (SCSC) Dan regularly works with and advises practitioners in the anti-corruption community.
Dan also serves as the Chairman of the International Association for the Study of German Politics having previously served as both Secretary (2007-10) and Treasurer (2004-07)
Doctorando en biomedicina y oncología molecular, Universidad de Oviedo
Graduado en Ciencias Biomédicas por la Universidad de Lleida. Promoción 2013 - 2017
Máster en Biomedicina y Oncología Molecular por la Universidad de Oviedo. Promoción 2017-2018
Doctorando en el Programa de Doctorado Oficial en Biomedicina y Oncología Molecular de la Universidad de Oviedo, investigando en cáncer y envejecimiento en el Laboratorio del Doctor Carlos López Otín
My research interests cover issues of governance, accountability and ethics in forms of science, technology and organization. I draw on ideas from ethnomethodology, science and technology studies (in particular forms of radical and reflexive scepticism, constructivism, Actor-Network Theory and the recent STS turn to markets and other forms of organizing) and my research is ethnographic in orientation. In particular I am interested in the question of how entities (objects, values, relationships, processes and also people) become of the world.
My substantive interests are quite varied. Across a number of research projects I have ethnographically engaged with: security and surveillance, traffic management, waste, airports, biometrics, parking, signposts, malaria vaccines, Universities, algorithms and speeding drivers. Through these projects I have looked into ontology, notions of equivalence, parasitism, the mundane, market failures, problems and solutions, deleting, value and the utility of social science.
Dan is a third year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oxford. In his doctoral thesis, ‘Fighting Rust: The Long Economic Crisis and the Rebuilding of the Northeast and Midwest’, Dan explores the political and economic forces that helped transform the Northeast and the Midwest from industrial to post-industrial during the 1970s and 1980s.
Chronicling the efforts that members of the business community, labor unions, community activists and elected officials (local and national) made to help struggling industries and geographic regions negotiate the shifting economic terrain between 1974 and 1988 Dan examines the interlinked histories of urban decline, deindustrialisation, and economic development. By thoroughly examining the political environment of the 1970s and 1980s from a local and regional level Dan hopes to challenge the assumption that the economic success of the 1990s was produced by the limited government and free market policies of the Reagan administration or the ingenuity of individual entrepreneurs.
Professor of Political Science, Toronto Metropolitan University
I am a professor of political science specializing in political economy and political behaviour. I design, implement and analyze large scale field experiments to answer questions about the impact of institutions, social, economic and political conditions on behaviour and attitudes.
Lecturer, Department of Criminology, Middlesex University
I am criminologist/sociologist with an interest in gender and violence against, masculinity, sport sociology, sport labour, and the sociology of law. My interdisciplinary academic background includes formal training in law, sport management, criminology and sociology.
Lecturer in Remote Sensing , Cranfield University
Daniel Simms graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2000 and worked as a GIS technician for Jacobs Babtie before studying for an MSc in Geographical Information Management at Cranfield. After working as the Spatial Data Manager for Kent County Council, he returned to Cranfield in 2004 to work on a UK Government project on illicit crop monitoring. The project delivered science-based support for decision makers through the integration of multi-resolution satellite and airborne imagery, digital photogrammetry, ground data collection and analysis. During the 6 year project he gained field experience in the operation and deployment of satellite receiving stations, collection of aerial photography and crop data.
Since 2009 Dr Simms has been involved in projects supporting the UNODC in monitoring of illicit crops; the dissemination of soil and terrain data through open web standards as part of the European contribution to a Global Soil Observing System (eSoter); and the integration of spatial hazard datasets based on future projections of extreme weather events as part of the CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather) interdisciplinary project.
Dr Daniel Simms is a specialist in applied remote sensing and GIS, researching the integration of imagery and spatial data for land and agricultural information
His interests are in the area of applied remote sensing for improved land and agricultural information. He is currently researching crop detection and cultivation estimation from field to regional scale through the integration of satellite and aerial imagery with ancillary spatial datasets. Of particular interest is the development of methodologies for deriving accurate and timely information from remotely sensed data with a minimal requirement for ground-based sampling.
Dr Simms lectures on the Geographical Information Management MSc Programme and has delivered training in remote sensing and GIS techniques to Afghan nationals under UN-sponsored capacity building projects, and ground data collection for the UK component of the 2013 EU LUCAS survey.
Professor of Ethnicity, Race & Migration, Yale Divinity School
Daniel Martinez HoSang is a Professor of Ethnicity Race and Migration and American Studies and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Political Science and serves on the Education Studies Advisory Committee.
His most recent book is A Wider Type of Freedom: How Struggles for Racial Justice Liberate Everyone (University of California Press, 2021).
HoSang is the co-author (with Joseph Lowndes) of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (University of Minnesota Press, 2019) and the author of the author of Racial Propositions: Ballot Initiatives and the Making of Postwar California (University of California Press, 2010) which was awarded the 2011 James A Rawley Prize from the Organization of American Historians.
He is the co-editor of three volumes: Seeing Race Again: Countering Colorblindness Across the Disciplines (with Kimberle Crenshaw, Luke Harris and George Lipsitz) University of California Press, 2019; Relational Formations of Race: Theory, Method and Practice (co-edited with Ramon Gutiérrez and Natalia Molina), University of California Press, 2019; and Racial Formation in the 21st Century (with Oneka LaBennett and Laura Pulido) University of California Press, 2012).
Profesor de Geografía, Universitat de Lleida
Daniel Paül es doctor en Geografía y profesor agregado del grado de Turismo de la Universitat de Lleida. Coordinador del Máster en gestión de áreas de montaña. Sus principales líneas de investigación se centran en aspectos relacionados con la gestión de la imagen de la ciudad, especialmente en dos ámbitos: (1) la imagen proyectada por turistas en las redes sociales y (2) la imagen percibida por los ciudadanos en su vida cuotidiana. Ha publicado varios artículos y capítulos de libro sobre esta temática. Igualmente, es investigador principal del grupo de investigación consolidado “Territori i Societat” de la Generalitat de Catalunya (2021 SGR 01369).
Daniela Scaccabarozzi is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Uppsala University (Sweden) and Adjunct Researcher at Curtin University (Australia). Her research spans from pollination biology of plants, focusing on orchids and native crops (i.e., Cacao and Vanilla), to bee biology. Daniela got a dual Ph.D. at Curtin University and University of Naples Federico II, funded by a strategic international scholarship. During her research journey, Daniela got prestigious awards including the post-doctoral Talent-Introduction Program by the Chinese Government and the Endeavour Fellowship by the Australian government.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Ontario
Dr. LaPointe-McEwan’s research has primarily focused on enhancing professional learning outcomes for educators and students in the context of K-12 education, particularly emphasizing how educators use multiple forms of classroom and program data, including video, to inform professional learning and practice across educational systems. She has led multiple education-based program evaluations, working collaboratively with school districts, education networks, the Ministry of Education, and educational organizations to enhance evidence-informed practice and valued program outcomes for stakeholders. In all of her work, Dr. LaPointe-McEwan prioritizes authentic partnerships that bridge research and practice and foster meaningful change for systems, educators, and students.
Associate Professor, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, University of Newcastle
Dr Danielle Verdon-Kidd is a hydroclimatologist with research primarily focusing on the drivers of climate variability and change in Australia and the Pacific, investigating how to use these insights to improve natural resource management, particularly with respect to water availability. From small consulting teams through to Federal Government, Dr Verdon-Kidd’s climate expertise has been applied to inform water-based resource and environment management systems.
Dr Danika Wright is a Lecturer in the Discipline of Finance and the Honours Program Director at the University of Sydney Business School.
Dr Wright’s expertise is in the design, investment and operations of real estate markets. Her research has contributed to the development of the benchmark house price index used in Australia. She is sought out for her knowledge on real estate prices and modelling, and is a member of the Sirca-RP Data joint research committee.
Her current research projects examine investor behaviour in different settings, including real estate markets, and links to corporate finance.
Prior to appointment at the University of Sydney Business School Dr Wright held quantitative research positions in funds management firms, and continues to provide expert advise to a range of significant industry bodies including the Financial Services Council of Australia and the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Senior Lecturer in Enterprise, De Montfort University
Dr Danny Buckley is a Senior Lecturer in Enterprise at De Montfort University. Having spent over twenty years working in the automotive, fashion, and sports industries he joined academia in 2016. He is currently the Director for the Help to Grow Management programme at De Montfort University and the Deputy Director for Apprenticeships within the faculty of Business and Law.
Danny’s research interests include informal work, the cash-in-hand economy, retail and sales environments, social mobility and SME businesses.
Danny Dorling joined the School of Geography and the Environment in September 2013 to take up the Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography. He was previously a professor of Geography at the University of Sheffield. He has also worked in Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds and New Zealand, went to university in Newcastle upon Tyne, and to school in Oxford.
Much of Danny's work is available open access (see www.dannydorling.org). With a group of colleagues he helped create the website www.worldmapper.org which shows who has most and least in the world. His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education, wealth and poverty. His recent books include, co-authored texts The Atlas of the Real World: Mapping the way we live and Bankrupt Britain: An atlas of social change.
Recent sole authored books include, Injustice: Why social inequalities persist in 2010; So you think you know about Britain and Fair Play, both in 2011; in 2012 The No-nonsense Guide to Equality, The Visualization of Social Spatial Structure and The Population of the UK; and in 2013 Unequal Health, The 32 Stops and Population Ten Billion.
Before a career in academia Danny was employed as a play-worker in children's play-schemes and in pre-school education where the underlying rationale was that playing is learning for living. He tries not to forget this. He is an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences, Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers and a patron of Roadpeace, the national charity for road crash victims.
Associate Professor in Academic Development and Leadership, University of Sydney
Danny is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and works in the DVC (Education) Portfolio. A multiple national teaching award winner, he is a biologist by training, programmer by night, educational researcher and academic developer by day, and educator at heart.
I am Danushka Bollegala, a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at the Department of Computer Science, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. See my short vita.
I am also a member of the Institute for Risk and Uncertainty of the University of Liverpool, and Global Research Center for Big Data Mathematics National Institute of Informatics (NII).
My research interests are Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistic and Web Mining. I have worked on various topics related to above fields such as measuring semantic and relational similarity from Web data, domain adaptation, sentiment analysis, social media, personal name disambiguation, name alias extraction, and information ordering in multi-document text summarization.
I have published my work in various conferences in Web, AI and NLP fields. See my list of publications. I teach Data Mining in the graduate school.
I am a PhD student at the University of Cambridge in the faculty of Education. My current research examines the ways in which behavioural genetics research on intelligence does and could shape how American educators conceptualize intelligence and student success. Specifically, I study how genetics research on IQ and educator understandings of intelligence may engage with the phenomenon of ethnic minority and low income underrepresentation in US gifted education programs.
Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture, Sheffield Hallam University
Darcy White is Senior Lecturer in Visual Culture at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) where she teaches the history and theory of photography on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. White’s research concerns the visual representation of people and places in relation to issues such as class, gender and ethnicity. In recent years this has focussed on questions of social justice and the role played by visual culture in shaping understandings and attitudes to climate and ecological crises.
White has enjoyed a varied career in the visual arts – beginning as a painter and printmaker with a particular interest in landscape. From 1997 she taught art history for the Worker’s Education Association and ran Public and Community Arts Projects. She joined Sheffield Hallam University as a researcher in 2000, working on a sustained project to document the sculpture and monuments of Sheffield and South Yorkshire under the auspices of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, as part of their National recording Project. This culminated in a the publication of The Public Sculpture of Sheffield and South Yorkshire, Liverpool University Press (2015) for which she is editor and co-author.
In 2015 White founded the Northern Light Landscape Photography Research Group at SHU and has co-convened international conferences and co-curated related exhibitions. These have resulted in the production of three anthologies in the “Northern Light” series on landscape photography of the north, published by Transcript Verlag, for which she is co-editor and co-author: Northern Light: Landscape, Photography and Evocations of the North, 2018; Proximity and Distance in Northern Landscape Photography: Contemporary Criticism, Curation and Practice, 2020; Disturbed Ecologies: Photography, Geopolitics, and the Northern Landscape in the Era of Environmental Crisis, Spring 2023 (in press).
In 2018 White co-founded the Visual Activism Research Group at SHU to investigate contemporary political art and the aesthetic practices of social movements and protest across the globe. She is co-editor and co-author of Visual Activism in the 21st Century: Art, Protest and Resistance in an Uncertain World, Bloomsbury, 2022.
Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Northern Arizona University
Darrell is a Regents’ Professor in the School of Earth and Sustainability. He has been researching the Quaternary geology and paleoclimatology of Alaska for over 30 years. He has a special interest in geochronology and in coordinating large collaborative science synthesis projects.
His research group studies geologic records of environmental changes to understand how the Earth system responds to natural and anthropogenic forcings on millennial time scales. It focuses on lake sediments from Alaska, geochronology, and proxy climate syntheses.
Environmental Scientist, La Trobe University
I am a Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO, based at the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre, La Trobe University, Wodonga. I am interested in how natural and human perturbations change the way energy and material move through aquatic ecosystems.