Principal Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University
Having had an enjoyable 27 year police career I have now established a new career in academia where I am a principal lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University's Law School teaching and researching terrorism, security, policing, human rights, criminal law and public law. I have a number of books, journal articles and book chapters on terrorism and policing already published, with other research due to be published soon.
As a result of my research and experience in policing, my services to provide expert commentary for local, national and international media is frequently requested. I have appeared on the BBC radio and TV, Sky news, Al Jazeera, France 24, DW Germany, Russia Today, TRT World (Turkey) and Al Arabyia television LBC and Voice of Russia. I have also provided commentary for UK's press including The Guardian and Daily Mirror as well as Slovakia's Pravda Austria's Der Presse and the US's Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and New York Times amongst others. These have been on issues on terrorism, security, human rights and European Arrest Warrants. I regularly review the newspapers for City Talk.
I am currently an external examiner at Teeside University on their police foundation programmes, Coventry University's undergraduate law degree programme and the University of Central Lancashire's MSc programme on terrorism studies.
I am a member of the Liverpool Law Society's Criminal Practice Committee and an academic fellow of the Inner Temple.
I am currently assisting Merseyside Police's Prevent team on issues related to radicalisation to extremist causes.
Music psychologist, University of Cambridge
My research examines musical behavior at the intersection of personality, social, and cognitive science. It begins from that standpoint that differences in musical experience are not random, but are rather tied to various psychological and cultural processes. Recently, our work has shown that personality and cognitive styles predict musical preferences and musical ability. We also explore a range of other topics including musical talent and skill in autism, how music is linked to resilience and well-being, and whether music can increase empathy and communication skills.
I am Honorary Professor in the Centre for Transport Studies at UCL. I was formerly Chief Scientist at the Department for Transport. Earlier in my career I was a member of the scientific staff of the Medical Research Council and a civil servant in various Whitehall departments.
My research interests focus on the growth of travel demand, particularly as this is influenced by demographic factors, and on how this demand is met by investment in the transport system, as this is influenced by transport policy and new technologies.
PhD Student - Sensory Marketing and Consumer Psychology / Sessional Lecturer in Marketing, CQUniversity Australia
David P. Harris is a PhD Student and Sessional Lecturer in Marketing at CQUniversity Australia's School of Business and Law. David's research focuses on sensory marketing and consumer psychology, with particular emphasis on perception, judgment and decision making in online contexts. David also researches touch-screen devices and the role they play in our choice behaviour.
Professor of European Politics, Queen's University Belfast
David Phinnemore is Professor of European Politics and Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Science in the School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast. He is also Dean of Education in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen's University Belfast, as well as Visiting Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges) where he teaches on EU enlargement.
He holds a BA in European Studies (1990) and was awarded his PhD in European Studies by the University of Kent at Canterbury in 1998. His teaching interests are focused on the European Union, notably its institutions, decision-making procedures, external relations and enlargement.
His research interests cover EU treaty reform, EU enlargement, EU external relations and alternatives to EU membership, particularly association.
Scientific Director of the Kidscan Childrens Cancer Research Charity, University of Salford
I am currently the scientific director of the children's cancer research charity Kidscan, and a senior lecturer in biomedicine at the University of Salford. I teach biomedical science students on a IBMS accredited degree course and a biochemistry course that is accredited by the Society of Biology.
My research interests include cancer treatment, drug design and discovery, ECM biology, polysaccharide structural studies, technical development in glycomics and control of angiogenesis for the treatment of cancer. I also have considerable experience in clinical research, including taking part in radiotherapy and photodynamic therapy clinics and clinical trials. My current research interests include the development of complex polysaccharides as cancer therapeutic agents and the discovery of new antibiotics.
Lecturer in Education, University of Newcastle
David Roy is a lecturer in Education and Creative Arts at the University of Newcastle.
His research interests are in pedagogy and homeschooling, drama and arts learning, and dyspraxia and inclusion in Education. He was nominated for the 2006 Saltire/TES Scottish Education Publication of the Year and won the 2013 Best New Australian Publication for VCE Drama and/or VCE Theatre Studies. His most recent text is 'Teaching the Arts: Early Childhood and Primary’ (2015) published by Cambridge University Press.
Regius Professor of Political Science, University of Essex
Professor David Sanders is the UK’s first Regius Professor of Political Science. He co-edited the top UK political science journal, the British Journal of Political Science, between 1990 and 2008.
He is a Fellow of the British Academy and received a Special Recognition Award from the Political Studies Association in 2012. From 2000-2012 he was a Principal Investigator for the British Election Study.
His current areas of research include political participation; election forecasting; the politics of the UK public sector; and measuring and assessing European citizenship.
My general interests lie in the economics and political economy of work, employment relations / work studies, the history of economic thought, and political economy. My approach to research and teaching encompasses ideas and insights from different disciplines and I retain an interest in promoting forms of interdisciplinary research and teaching. Current research focuses on a number of interconnected areas, including the conceptualisation of work, the changing boundaries between labour economics and other areas of labour research, the study of the quality of work and of worker well-being, and the process of financialisation especially as the latter bears on work and labor.
Professor David Stebenne teaches American legal history in the Moritz College of Law and modern U.S. political history in The Ohio State University History Department.
He graduated from Yale magna cum laude in 1982 and then earned a J.D. and Ph.D. in history from Columbia University through a joint-degree program that produces legal historians. He is a member of the Maryland Bar who moved directly into teaching, first at Yale (1991-1993) and then Ohio State (since 1993).
Professor Stebenne’s dissertation on the life and work of former labor lawyer and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg was published by Oxford University Press in 1996 under the title Arthur J. Goldberg: New Deal Liberal. While doing research on that project, Professor Stebenne worked with Goldberg directly during the last nine years of his life.
His second book was a study of the life and work of Arthur Larson, the legal academic who wrote the leading treatise on workers’ compensation law and also held three high-ranking posts in the administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Indiana University Press published this book under the title Modern Republican: Arthur Larson and the Eisenhower Years in 2006.
Professor Stebenne’s third book (co-authored with Joseph Mitchell) was a history of Columbia, Md., the planned suburban “new town” created by Baltimore lawyer and real estate developer James Rouse. This book was published by The History Press under the title New City Upon A Hill: A History of Columbia, Maryland in 2007.
He is at work on his fourth book, which is a political and legal history of the U.S. from the 1930s through the 1960s. The book’s working title is An Era of Moderation: The United States, 1933-1968.
Professor Stebenne also has written many articles, essays, and book reviews for a variety of legal and historical publications. Among the most recent is one titled “Who Really Won the Election of 1960?” which was first published on the Election Law @ Moritz website, and then on the History News Network (HNN) website and in print in the Columbus Bar Lawyers Quarterly.
He is interested in the history of American elections and in contemporary national politics. He serves the Election Law @ Moritz team as its “elections historian.” He comments regularly on national politics for both local and national media.
Professor Stebenne co-chaired (along with law professor Edward B. Foley and former political science professor Paul Beck) the Democracy Studies Speakers Series during 2012 and 2013. He served on the editorial board that oversaw the writing of a history of the Ohio General Assembly by historian David Gold. It was published in 2009 by Ohio University Press under the title Democracy in Session: A History of the Ohio General Assembly. Professor Stebenne serves as the chair of the committee overseeing the Ohio General Assembly Oral History Project, which is interviewing present and former Ohio lawmakers. He also is assisting the Ohio Supreme Court in its efforts to create an Ohio Supreme Court Historical Society.
Professor Stebenne is serving a three-year term on the Littleton-Griswold Prize Committee of the American Historical Association. The prize is awarded annually to author of the best book on American legal history.
He has won awards for his research, teaching and service.
Research Fellow, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
I am the Research Fellow to the UNESCO Chair for comparative research on cultural diversity and social justice, within the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University. I wrote my Doctoral dissertation on the Turkish Muslim transnational organisation known as the Gülen Movement, which was published by Oxford University Press entitled 'The House of Service: The Gülen Movement and Islam's Third Way.' My research interests are Muslim movements, Turkish politics and society, religion and development, and the Middle East.
Dr. David Tuffley is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics and SocioTechnical Studies at Griffith University’s School of ICT. A regular contributor to mainstream media on the social impact of technology, David is a recognized expert in his field. Before academia David worked as an IT Consultant in Australia and the United Kingdom, a role he continues to perform when not educating the next generation of IT professionals. David is an engaging science communicator of many years experience.
David came to the world of technology from the Humanities, having studied Psychology, Anthropology, Classical Rhetoric and English literature at the University of Queensland. David is an accomplished professional speaker and forum moderator.
David's formal qualifications include PhD (Software Engineering), Master of Philosophy (Information Systems), Grad Cert in Higher Education (all from Griffith University), Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology, English Literature, Anthropology (University of Queensland). David also completed an Associate Diploma in Health Surveying at the Queensland Institute of Technology (now QUT), working as a Health Surveyor in Ayr and Charleville (1978-1981).
Senior Lecturer, School of Marketing, University of Technology Sydney
David Waller is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Marketing, University of Technology, Sydney. David has over 20 years experience teaching marketing subjects at several universities, including University of Newcastle, University of New South Wales and Charles Sturt University-Riverina. His research has included projects on marketing communications, advertising agency-client relationships; controversial advertising; international advertising; marketing ethics; and marketing education.
Deborah Berry is Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Histopathology and Tissue Shared Resource. The Histopathology & Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) is Georgetown Lombardi's resource for accessing human tissue for translational research and provides comprehensive, high quality laboratory and interpretive pathology services. The HTSR consents for, collects and distributes fresh- and formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissue as well as provides technical and pathological support for investigator-driven collection protocols including the novel conditionally reprogrammed cells program. The HTSR also coordinates with the company Indivumed for the collection of high-quality biospecimens including matching fresh frozen and formalin fixed tissues, serum, plasma, urine and comprehensive clinical data. HTSR Co-Director Brent Harris, MD, PhD, provides comprehensive pathology services with a speciality in neuropathology. Under the direction of HTSR Co-Director Deborah Berry, PhD, the Histopathology Laboratory provides comprehensive histology services including necropsy, tissue processing, microtomy, staining, immunohistochemistry, laser capture micro-dissection and tissue microarray construction, staining and high-throughput analysis. In addition, the HTSR provides expert technical support, consultation services and educational support and training for users.
Lecturer in Finance, University of Technology Sydney
Deborah Cotton has worked as a lecturer at UTS since 1992. Prior to that she worked in stockbroking in Sydney doing both research and client advising. Currently Deborah has a PhD in Applied Finance and Actuarial Studies from Macquarie University with the thesis topic Efficacy of emissions trading schemes in Australia. Deborah is the Deputy Head of the Finance Discipline Group in the Faculty of Business. Her current research is in climate change, sustainable finance and impact investing.
Deborah has taught in the areas of economics, corporate finance, credit risk management, financial statement analysis and financial institutions management. She has published in a range of journals including the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Journal of International Financial Markets Institutions and Money, the Economic Record and is a co-author of the text Financial Institutions Management.
Professor of Political Science, Tufts University
Debbie Schildkraut received her Ph.D. from Princeton University and her B.A. from Tufts University. Her courses include the Politics of Ethnicity and American Identity, Political Psychology, Political Science Research Methods, Introduction to American Politics, Public Opinion, and Political Representation in the United States. She is the author of Americanism in the Twenty-First Century: Public Opinion in the Age of Immigration (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Press 'One' for English: Language Policy, Public Opinion, and American Identity (Princeton University Press, 2005), and The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics (Cengage Learning, 2015, with Ken Janda, Jeff Berry, and Jerry Goldman). Her research examines the implications of the changing ethnic composition of the United States on public opinion in a variety of domains. Her current research concerns public opinion about political representation and how the impending loss of majority status affects the political attitudes and behaviors of white Americans. For more on Schildkraut's research, see a project summary from the Russell Sage Foundation. She has also published articles in the Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Political Psychology, Political Research Quarterly, Politics, Groups, & Identities, American Politics Research, and Perspectives on Politics. She previously served as an Assistant Professor of Politics at Oberlin College.
Dee Goddard is a PhD student in Comparative Politics at the University of Kent, investigating the representation of women in ministerial positions across Europe.
Dee is collecting an original dataset of the women appointed to ministerial posts across Europe since 1945, and seeks to develop an understanding when and why women are appointed to the cabinet.
She is also an active member of the Global Europe Centre and Comparative Politics Workshop at Kent.
Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Advancing Journalism, University of Melbourne
Denis Muller was born in New Zealand in 1948 and emigrated to Australia in 1969. He was educated at Rosmini College, Auckland, and at the University of Melbourne.
After three years on suburban newspapers in Auckland, he joined The Sydney Morning Herald as a sub-editor in 1969. In 1978 he joined The Times, London, also as a sub-editor, before returning to take up the position of Chief Sub-editor of the Herald in 1980.
He subsequently held the positions of Night Editor, News Editor and Assistant Editor (Investigations) at that newspaper, until joining The Age, Melbourne, as Associate Editor in 1986.
At both newspapers, his responsibilities including representing the papers as an advocate before the Australian Press Council.
From 1984 until he left newspapers in 1993, he worked closely with Irving Saulwick, one of Australia's leading public opinion pollsters, in the management and writing of the Saulwick Poll which was published in The Age as AgePoll and in the Herald as HeraldSurvey.
In 1990 he was accepted as a mature-age student into the Public Policy program at the University of Melbourne. He completed a Postgraduate Diploma in 1992 and a Master's degree in 1994.
In 1993 he left The Age to take up a position as Group Manager, Communications, at the Board of Studies, Victoria.
In 1995 he established the research consultancy Denis Muller & Associates, and was appointed a Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Public Policy at the University of Melbourne.
In 2006 he completed a doctoral thesis on media ethics and accountability, and was appointed a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Public Policy, where he has taught in the Public Policy program since 1997.
He has also taught research methodology at RMIT University, and teaches defamation law to practising journalists through the Communication Law Centre.
Professorial Fellow in Human Security, La Trobe University
Dennis Altman is a writer and academic who first came to attention with the publication of his book Homosexual: Oppression & Liberation in 1972.
This book, which has often been compared to Greer’s Female Eunuch and Singer’s Animal Liberation was the first serious analysis to emerge from the gay liberation movement, and was published in seven countries, with a readership which continues today.
Since then Altman has written eleven books, exploring sexuality, politics and their inter-relationship in Australia, the United States and now globally. These include The Homosexualization of America; AIDS and the New Puritanism; Rehearsals for Change, a novel (The Comfort of Men) and memoirs (Defying Gravity). His book, Global Sex (Chicago U.P, 2001), has been translated into five languages, including Spanish, Turkish and Korean. In July 2013 UQP will publish his latest book, The End of the Homosexual?
Most recently he published Gore Vidal’s America (Polity) and Fifty First State? (Scribe).
Altman was Professor of Politics and Director of the Institute for Human Security at LaTrobe University in Melbourne, and is now a Professorial Fellow at La Trobe. He was President of the AIDS Society of Asia and the Pacific (2001-5), and a member of the Governing Council of the International AIDS Society [2004-12].
In 2005 he was Visiting Professor of Australian Studies at Harvard, and was a Board member of Oxfam Australia. In 2007 he was made a member of the Order of Australia.
Research Fellow, Faculty of Law/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney
I have a law degree from UQ and a PhD in media studies from QUT. Previous positions include Executive Director of the Australian Press Council, Manager at the Australian Communications and Media Authority, and Director of the Communications Law Centre at UNSW.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin
Prior to commencing her PhD under the supervision of Professor Robbie Gilligan at Trinity College Dublin's School of Social Work and Social Policy, Derina spent three years living on the Thailand-Myanmar border. There she collaborated with refugee and migrant groups on culturally appropriate and sustainable psychosocial care programmes for children and youth. Prior to this Derina ran her own play therapy practice in Dublin. Derina obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from University College Dublin, and studied Play Therapy and Psychotherapy at the Children’s Therapy Centre with Eileen Prendiville.
Derina's PhD research explored the lives of young people growing up in legal and social marginalisation on the Thailand-Myanmar border. Drawing from 11 months' fieldwork, the research provides a glimpse into the realities of growing up in displacement and lack of documentation; as an “illegal migrant”, facing restricted mobility, limited access to education and other essential services, narrow migrant labour market demands, and everyday vulnerability to exploitation and poverty.
The research revealed nuanced insights into the legal and social precarity which characterises the young people's lifeworlds and ways of being in the world, and the normalisation of suffering and struggle in the quest to create a better future for them and their families. Within this extreme adversity, optimism and pragmatism, resistance and endurance, determination and flexibility emerged as key facets of the young people’s engagement in their worlds, as well as their agency and resilience in the face of certain uncertainty.,
Derina continues to work at Trinity College Dublin, as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Medicine (Paediatrics) and Trinity Research in Childhood Centre, and as project manager of the Horizon 2020 funded energy efficiency socio-economic research project CONSEED.
Professor of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London
Des Freedman is interested in the relationship between media and power together with the political and economic contexts of media policymaking and regulation. He is an editor of the Sage journal 'Global Media and Communication' and was previously on the management committee of the COST programme A20, 'The Impact of the Internet on the Mass Media in Europe'. He was awarded an ESRC grant in 2005 to examine the dynamics of media policy-making in the UK and US. Des received an AHRC research leave award in 2006 to complete The Politics of Media Policy for Polity Press. He was a participant in the 'Spaces of the News' project in the Goldsmiths Leverhulme Media Research Centre, co-editor of the 'Unversities and Capitalism' section of openDemocracy, a member of the National Council of the Campaign for Press and Broadcasting Freedom and is the current chair of the Media Reform Coalition. He is currently writing a book on The Contradictions of Media Power for Bloomsbury (due 2014).
Visiting Researcher in International Political Economy, University of the Witwatersrand
Dr Desné Masie is visiting researcher at the Wits School of Governance in international political economy. Her research programme is primarily in international economics, covering financialisation, poverty and inequality, and African geopolitical economy. She is the co-host of the African Arguments podcast, an economics contributor to The Times, and an associate of the Democracy Works Foundation. She was a capital markets editor at the Financial Mail in Johannesburg, and the corporate relationship manager of the Royal African Society in London. She has had invited speaking engagements at the Frontline Club and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in London. She holds a PhD in Finance (Edinburgh), MSc Finance & Financial Law (London), BA Hons (Unisa) and BA (Wits).
Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford
Diarmaid MacCulloch holds a Cambridge doctorate in History, an Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in Theology and an Oxford Doctorate of Divinity. He is a Fellow and current Vice-President of the British Academy. His new book All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation is being published in July.
He has written extensively on Tudor England; his biography Thomas Cranmer: a Life (Yale UP, 1996) won the Whitbread Biography, Duff Cooper and James Tait Black Prizes. More recent publications from Penguin/Allen Lane have included Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700 (appearing in the USA as The Reformation: a History), and A History of Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years (in the USA, Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years), which won the 2010 Cundill Prize; his latest book is Silence: a Christian History.
He was the presenter on BBC4 and BBC2 of "A History of Christianity - the first 3,000 years", which won the Radio Times Listeners' Award in 2010, "How God made the English" (BBC2, 2012) and "Henry VIII's fixer: the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell" (BBC2, 2013); his BBC2 series Sex and the West aired in spring 2015.
He received a knighthood in January 2012 for services to scholarship.
Diatyka is a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia. She is also an executive secretary and a research associate at Center for Sociological Studies, University of Indonesia. Her current research project is on young precarious workers who join vigilante groups in urban Jakarta.
Dinesh Sharma is an author, consultant, and social scientist with a doctorate in psychology and human development from Harvard University. He is an Associate Research Professor at the Institute of Global Cultural Studies, SUNY Binghamton, where he teaches in Harpur College, Psychology and the Department of Human Development. His current teaching work is focused on Human Rights, Globalization, Leadership and the United Nations.
Sharma also teaches about global leadership and the UN at Fordham University at Lincoln Center.
He is the author of "Barack Obama in Hawaii and Indonesia: The Making of a Global President"and "The Global Obama: Crossroads of Leadership in the 21st Century." He is currently editing a book on Hillary Clinton’s global image, "The Global Hillary: Women's Political Development in Cultural Contexts," due out in June 2016.
Dr Dionysios Demetis is a Lecturer in Management Systems at the Hull University Business School. He holds a PhD on Anti-Money Laundering and Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he taught classes on Information Systems Management, IS Security and Research Methods. While at the LSE, he contributed widely to a number of research deliverables for the European Union, but most importantly to the domain of Anti-Money Laundering for the Spotlight EU project, as well as the GATE EU Project targeting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. His research on the Risk-Based Approach to Anti-Money Laundering and the 3rd EU Directive has been featured in the IMOLIN select bibliography of the United Nations while his research on ‘Data Growth and the Consequences to Anti-Money Laundering’ has won the Emerald Highly Commended Award from the Journal of Money Laundering Control. For his teaching at the London School of Economics, he was awarded the departmental Teaching Assistant award for Outstanding Contribution based on peer review and student feedback from the Information Systems Department in 2006. During his PhD, he secured three consecutive research scholarships from the LSE.
His book on AML entitled ‘Technology and Anti-Money Laundering’ and published by Edward Elgar is the first book to provide a coherent theoretical structure for Anti-Money Laundering research and practice, based on Systems Theory, and the first book to provide an Information Systems perspective on Anti-Money Laundering. With LSE Professor Ian Angell, he co-authored another book that applies second-order cybernetics to uncover deep-seated epistemological paradoxes in science. The book is entitled ‘Science’s First Mistake’, and it is published worldwide by Bloomsbury.
Dr Demetis has a background in Physics from the University of Crete, as well as an MSc from the London School of Economics on the Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems. Prior to this academic post he was an Adjunct Professor for the California based Thomas Jefferson School of Law (TJSL), where he lectured on the International Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering courses for the university’s online program for about three years. He has also been lecturing for TJSL on Qualitative Research Methodology for both MSc-level and PhD-level students, while advising a number of students in their research. He has given a large number of talks in conferences, and is a regular speaker at Cambridge University at the Annual Economic Crime Symposium.
PhD candidate in Japanese studies, University of Sheffield
I received a BA in Asian and African Studies from Russia's Institute of Practical Oriental Studies in 2012 and a MA in Japanese Studies from the School of East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield in 2015. In 2010-2011, I spent a year at Hosei University in Tokyo as an exchange student. I am currently conducting PhD research on the transformation of Japan's grand strategy towards China and contemporary US-China-Japan trilateral security relations. My articles on Japan's history and foreign policy have been published in Russian and English.
Senior Lecturer, Western Australian School of Mines, Curtin University
Domenik is senior lecturer at the Curtin University in Perth, coordinating the undergrad and postgrad units of hydrogeology and engineering geology as well as environmental geoscience. He moved to Australia coming from the University of Iceland where from 2007 to 2011 he was the Project Director of the Icelandic partner of the international Carbfix consortium. The Carbfix project is about capture of CO2 from geothermal activities and subsequent sequestration into basaltic terrain (www.carbfix.com). Among his responsibilities there was the set-up and direction of a high P/T lab for the execution of experiments related to water-rock interactions in the presence of CO2. Prior to that position he was a Research Scientist at UC Riverside and UC Merced in the US studying the CO2 drawdown capacity of the Higher Himalayas and the biogeochemistry of uranium. Domenik started his career with a PhD in environmental geochemistry from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in 1997.
Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research; Adjunct Professor, School of Social Science, UNSW Australia
Don Weatherburn has been Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research since 1988. He was awarded a Public Service Medal in January 1998, an Alumni Award for Community Service by the University of Sydney in 2000 and made a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2006. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Social Science at the University of New South Wales and is the author of three books and more than 200 articles, reports, and book chapters on crime and criminal justice.
Donald E. Heller is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs and a professor of education at the University of San Francisco. He is responsible for the university’s five schools, libraries, academic affairs, student life, enrollment management, online programs, international relations, and diversity and community outreach for the university’s 10,800 students,1,200 faculty, and 1,000 staff.
His teaching and research is in the areas of educational economics, public policy, and finance, with a primary focus on issues of college access, choice, and success for low-income and minority students. He has consulted on higher education policy issues with university systems and policymaking organizations in California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Washington, Washington DC, and West Virginia, and has testified in front of Congressional committees, state legislatures, and in federal court cases as an expert witness.
Prior to his appointment in January 2016, he was Dean of the College of Education at Michigan State University. Earlier appointments included Director of the Center for the Study of Higher Education and professor of education and senior scientist at The Pennsylvania State University, and assistant professor of Education at the University of Michigan. Before his academic career, he spent a decade as an information technology manager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Donald is a former journalist and international policy consultant, who was Poverty Adviser to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation for the ten years prior to joining CRSP in 2008. He played a central role in establishing A Minimum Income Standard for the United Kingdom, CRSP's ongoing research programme showing what incomes households need for an acceptable standard of living as agreed by members of the public.
Donald is the Director of the Centre for Research in Social Policy. He leads that programme and associated projects studying income, and plays a prominent national role in commenting on the adequacy of the public welfare system and on poverty trends.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Binghamton University, State University of New York
Donald G. Nieman, a historian whose specialty is law and race relations and civil rights in the United States, became dean of Harpur College of Arts and Sciences in 2008, after serving as dean of arts and sciences at Bowling Green State University in Ohio for eight years. An Iowa native, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Drake University. He earned his PhD at Rice University, where he developed a passion for teaching and research and a deep commitment to balancing discovery and mentoring.
Nieman taught at Kansas State University, Hunter College, Brooklyn College and Clemson University before becoming professor and chair of the History Department at Bowling Green in 1994. He was promoted to dean there in 2000.
He has authored two books and edited four others. In 1991, Oxford University Press published his book Promises to Keep: African-Americans and the Constitutional Order, 1776 to the Present, which has been called the first Afrocentric history of the U.S. Constitution.
Professor Dorrik Stow FRSE: Director, Institute of Petroleum Engineering; Director, Centre for Energy Economics Research & Policy; Professor of Petroleum Geoscience, Heriot-Watt University.
He is an internationally renowned geologist and oceanographer with an extensive record of scientific publications, including over 300 scientific papers, numerous books and edited volumes. He specialises in the deep sea and its sedimentary record – modern, ancient and subsurface. In pursuing this scientific quest he has sailed on all the world’s major oceans, and visited, lectured or worked in more than 50 countries. He has worked in and with the oil industry, particularly in their on-going quest for deep-sea oil and gas and on new and tight reservoir targets, and has led major international missions for scientific drilling into the deep Indian Ocean seafloor and the Gulf of Cadiz, as well as many other expeditions on land and at sea. He also maintains a strong interest in the field of geoscience, development and capacity building, especially concerning hazard mitigation, geoscience education and marine management. He is enthusiastic to popularise ocean and earth sciences through lectures, writing and broadcast.