Acting Director, Astronomy and Space Science, CSIRO
Dr Bock has made the focus of his career the design, construction, and operation of radio telescopes.
Australia Telescope National Facility
Drew Shindell is a Professor of Climate Sciences at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University. From 1995 to 2014 he was a scientist at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City. Dr. Shindell taught atmospheric chemistry at Columbia University for more than a decade. He earned his Bachelor's degree at UC Berkeley and his PhD at Stony Brook University, both in Physics. His research concerns natural and human drivers of climate change, linkages between air quality and climate change, and the interface between climate change science and policy. He has been an author on >175 peer-reviewed publications, received awards from Scientific American, NASA, the NSF and the EPA. He has testified before both houses of Congress (at the request of both parties). He chaired the 2011 UNEP/WMO Integrated Assessment of Black Carbon and Tropospheric Ozone and was a Coordinating Lead Author on the 2013 IPCC Assessment. He chairs the Scientific Advisory Panel to the Climate and Clean Air Coalition of nations and organizations.
Teaching Fellow in Finance and Economics, Durham University
Duncan joined Durham University Business School in October 2013. His early career was quite varied; after working in the family wine business since an early age, Duncan went to the University of Manchester to as a mature student and worked in finance (all this with a side-line in Rugby League) until his just before his thirtieth birthday, when he was injured undertaking training for the RAF reserves and decided to pursue an academic career.
Since then, Duncan completed a PhD in Economic History at the University of Glasgow and has worked in research and lecturing positions at the University of Cambridge, Coventry University and the University of Buckingham.
He specialises in the finance and economics of heavy industry with a focus on shipbuilding, nuclear power and the aviation industries.
Professor of Public Policy and Management, Glasgow Caledonian University
Professor McTavish has held senior positions in public and private sector organisations; he has operated as a consultant and adviser to business, third sector and public organisations. His background includes senior academic positions in a number of UK universities, working both in the UK and internationally.
Duncan publishes extensively in leading journals, authors and edits books individually and collaboratively. He is editor of the journal Public Policy and Administration and serves on a number of journal editorial boards. Duncan peer reviews for major grant awarding bodies and has managed major research projects supported by UK governments and the EU.
Duncan is a member of a number of professional-academic and scholarly bodies. He is also a non executive director with Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector in which capacity he operates at the community-public service-government policy interface.
Visiting Researcher, University of Huddersfield
My PhD examined the historical, sociological and cultural machinations of cricket in southern England, with a particular emphasis upon the philosophical origins of amateurism, how amateurism was used as a means of class distinction and the influence this had upon the development of regional identities.
My post-doctoral work aims to investigate (amongst other things) the links between social class, the suburbanisation process and cultural change. I am also writing a social history of English cricket, with a particular emphasis upon amateur cricket – the game as played and watched by the vast majority of the sport's followers – and the relationship this level of cricket had with the so-called 'first class' game.