Associate Dean, Teaching and Undergraduate Studies, Brock University
Lecturer in Criminology, Leeds Beckett University
I am a Lecturer in Criminology at Leeds Beckett University, with research interests related to antisocial behaviour, social housing, intersectionality, vulnerability and welfare conditionality. My teaching relates to criminal justice, intersectionality and research methods. My PhD research at the University of York is related to antisocial behaviour, using a newly developed theoretical framework of vulnerability to understand alleged perpetrator experiences of antisocial behaviour. This longitudinal research followed 15 social housing tenants over 6-9 months whilst they were alleged to be engaged in antisocial behaviour. I also have an MA in Social Research and BA Hons in Social Policy at the University of York.
Prior to starting my PhD, I worked in the social housing sector for 8 years across customer service and housing officer roles. Industry experience of antisocial behaviour and the management of social housing tenants solidified my interest in the perspectives and experiences of social tenants and, specifically, alleged perpetrators of antisocial behaviour who are rarely surveyed by their social housing providers and are often seen as a hard-to-reach population by academic researchers.
Research Associate at York Law School, University of York
Kit Colliver is a Research Associate at the York Law School, University of York. Their research interests include housing and homelessness, local government, and normative perspectives in social policy.
I am an art theorist, educator, researcher and presenter, based in Newcastle, Australia.
I grew up in Wales and moved to Australia in 1990 to study art at the University of Sydney. I graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours Class 1 in 1994, and in 2000 was awarded a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of New South Wales.
I regularly contribute to The Conversation, as well as publish academic research. In 2015, I published 'Double War: Shaun Gladwell, visual culture and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq', Thames & Hudson.
Since 1997, I've taught art history at universities in Australia and Hong Kong, and I'm currently a Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I've won multiple awards for my teaching and I direct the StudioCrasher video project.
Research Professor in political science, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
Kjetil Selvik is Research Professor in NUPI’s Research Group on Peace, Conflict and Development. He holds a PhD in political science from Sciences Po in Paris and works on struggles over states and regimes in the Middle East.
Selvik har previously worked as researcher at Fafo and at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and been Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen, and at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Language, University of Oslo.
Professor of Political Science, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
Klaus Bachmann, professor of political science at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, board member of the Stefan Batory Foundation, president of the board of the Foundation for European Studies (FEPS) in Wrocław, in the years 1988-2001 foreign correspondent for German, Austrian and Swiss media in Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania, between 2001-2004 correspondent in Brussels. A graduate of universal history and the history of Eastern Europe at the University in Heidelberg and Vienna, in 2000 he defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Warsaw on Polish-Ukrainian relations in Galicia before the First World War. In 2004, he published his habilitation on the European Convention. In the years 2004-2009 assistant professor, then professor at the University of Wrocław, since 2006 professor at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities and from 2013 professor of social sciences. He specializes in the “Transitional Justice” area, European integration (the treaty reform and decision-making mechanisms) and modern history. Author (together with Thomas Sparrow-Botero and Peter Lambertz) of the monograph “When Justice Meets Politics. Independence and Autonomy of Ad Hoc International Criminal Tribunals”, Frankfurt/M.: Peter Lang 2013.
Professor of Science, Technology and Society , University of Groningen
Klaus Hubacek is a Professor in Science, Technology and Society at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He is chair of Integrated Research on Energy, Environment and Society (IREES) and chair of the board of Energy and Sustainability Research Institute Groningen (ESRIG). Klaus is currently also a visiting professor in geographical sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park. Previously he worked or held visiting positions at the University of Leeds, UK, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Normal University, China, the University of Cambridge, UK, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria.
His research focus is on conceptualizing and modeling the interactions between human and environmental systems. Klaus has been recently involved in building an integrated climate assessment model funded by Horizon 2020 and on forecasting carbon emissions funded by NASA. Klaus has published over 200 research articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as climate change adaptation and mitigation, participatory modeling, management of ecosystems services, land use change and governance.
He is recognized as a highly cited researcher with multiple papers in the top 1% by citations. Klaus conducted studies for a number of national agencies in Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Japan, Spain, the UK, and the U.S., and international institutions such as the World Bank and the Interamerican Development Bank (IADB). Klaus was a lead author of the most recent 6th assessment report of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) leading chapters on Behavior and Consumption-based Emissions.
Director, Enterprise AI and Data Analytics Hub, RMIT University
Kok-Leong Ong is currently a Professor of AI & Analytics in the College of Business & Law, RMIT University. His research focuses on analytics and machine learning translation into practice within different business verticals, and the development of new techniques as required to meet individual business needs. He was one of the members that started Australia's first degree in Business Analytics back in 2013. In January 2021, he became one of the four Australia-based academics to be named the Leading Data Academics by CDO Magazine, a US-based publication.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Sydney
Francois Aguey-Zinsou is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sydney, where he leads the MERLin (Materials Energy Research Laboratory in nanoscale) group– School of Chemistry and with 20 years experience, he is one of the leading experts in hydrogen technologies,advising many key stakeholders.
Professor, Geography, Environment and Geomatics, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa
Researcher in climate change / paleoclimatology for over 40 years. Currently professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics (and cross appointed in Biology and Earth Sciences), and director of the Laboratory for Paleoclimatology and Climatology. Researched in the fields of (a) late-Quaternary paleoclimatology / paleoecology / paleolimnology, (b) quantitative paleoclimate reconstruction from fossil data (c) environmental data analysis & synthesis. Emphasis on Arctic and Boreal regions, as well as continental to global syntheses. Extensive field experience across the Canadian North, and elsewhere. Teaching in Climatology & Climate Change, BIogeography, and Environmental Data Analysis.
Reader in Mathematics, University of Sussex
I am an applied mathematician interested in using mathematics to understand and solve problems in biology, medicine and engineering.
My research is mainly concentrated in the following areas –
Mathematical biology and epidemiology: the dynamics and synchronization of multi-strain infectious diseases; symmetric dynamics and equivariant bifurcations; effects of latency and temporary immunity; and adaptive dynamics and sympatric speciation.
Mathematical modelling in immunology and autoimmunity: antigenic variation and interactions of antigenic variants; tunable activation thresholds and pathogen-induced autoimmunity.
Delay differential equations: time-delayed feedback control; stability and synchronization in networks with time-delayed connections; distributed time delays; numerical bifurcation analysis and simulations.
Assistant professor of economics, University of Groningen
Konstantin M. Wacker is an assistant professor at University of Groningen, Netherlands. He has worked and consulted for the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, UNU-WIDER, and the Austrian Central Bank. His research investigates questions of macroeconomic development and globalization, particularly foreign direct investment and export quality.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Supply Chain Finance, University of Western Macedonia
Konstantinos Melas is a Post-doctoral researcher in Supply Chain Finance at the University of Western Macedonia (Kastoria, Greece), and a Programme leader of Business programmes at Metropolitan College (Thessaloniki, Greece). His research interests cover maritime economics, commodity markets, logistics and corporate finance. He has published his papers, in established refereed journals, such as, International Economics, Maritime Economics & Logistics, Review of Behavioral Finance, among others. He holds a Ph.D. in Commerce, Finance and Shipping from Cyprus University of Technology, a M.Sc. in International Accounting and Finance from City University, London and a B.Sc. in Economics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Before joining the academia, he has worked in junior managerial positions in the shipping and the asset management sectors.
Associate Professor in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health & Wellbeing, Flinders University
Assistant Professor of BioSciences, Rice University
The Evans lab is interested in the ecology and evolution of phenotypic diversity, integrating data from developmental biology, ecology, biomechanics and phylogeny to understand this process at various timescales. Bony fishes provide a unique opportunity to ask these questions and study the origins of phenotypic diversity along with the interface between phenotype and environment, within the most species-rich assemblage of vertebrates on the planet. Our research program is centered on three questions:
1. How do patterns of ontogenetic variation scale to patterns of phenotypic diversity?
2. How do intrinsic (ontogenetic constraints) and extrinsic (environmental variation) factors influence patterns of phenotypic diversification and convergence?
3. How do functional traits covary in development and evolution?
I am currently the program director of the Executive MBA at the GSB, a position I have held since January 2013. My responsibilities include designing the program conversations, interventions and pedagogical outcomes, with a view to nurturing and creating executives who are able, in their actions and their being, to lead authentically in the societal context that humanity experiences. This involves interaction with academics and business leaders; reading and engaging with student and academic research and contemporary media; designing on-going student experiences that maximize the emergence of the collective outcomes of learning, innovation, management competence, authentic leadership, and entrepreneurial will-to-venture; and building thought leadership capacity out of the EMBA program.
As a service to the academy, I serve on the editorial advisory boards of “International Journal of Managing Projects in Business”; “International Journal of Complexity in Management and Leadership”, and “Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies.”
Prior to entering academia, I spent a little over 12 years working as a Systems Engineer on manufacturing projects, optimizing plant automation and designing and implementing enterprise business information systems for Hulett Aluminium (Hulamin).
Before moving to the GSB, I was an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems (IS) in the UCT Commerce Faculty. I was an academic in the Commerce Faculty since 2005, and was HOD of Information Systems in 2010-2011.
I hold a doctorate in Project Organising (PhD) from UCT; a Master of Science in Systems Thinking (MSc) from UKZN; a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science (CompSci) from UKZN; and a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering and Operations Research (BSc) from UNISA.
Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland
Dr. Marsh’s general areas of expertise are the Black middle class, demography, racial residential segregation, and education. She has combined these interests to develop a research agenda that is divided into two broad areas: avenues into the Black middle class and consequences of being in the Black middle class. Currently, Dr. Marsh is writing a book for Cambridge University Press on the wealth, health, residential choices and dating practices of an emerging Black middle class that is single and living alone. Professor Marsh also teaches courses on Research Methods, Race Relations and Racial Residential Segregation. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California, University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa
Assistant professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern California
I am a cosmologist who focuses on developing tests of fundamental physics theories with astrophysical data. Most of my work has focused on gravitational waves and dark matter. I am currently an Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Southern California.
Researcher in Health Promotion, Leeds Beckett University
Kris completed his PhD in 2013, exploring the social inclusion potential of football fandom for people with a learning disability. He is now a researcher in the Centre for Health Promotion Research at Leeds Beckett University. Kris is involved in all aspects of the research process across the CHPR’s portfolio of work, including data collection, data analysis and report writing. Prior to joining the university, Kris was a researcher and Employment Coordinator for Mencap.
PhD student at the department of Biology, University of Oxford, University of Oxford
I am interested in ageing, sex, and phenotypic plasticity, and how these drive evolutionary and ecological processes. I am currently studying for a phd, where I investigate different aspects of sperm ageing, it’s causes, and consequences on fitness and sexual selection, using jungle fowl and fruit flies. I also use meta-analytical methods to analyse data on male reproductive ageing.
Senior Lecturer in Engineering, University of Waikato
Kris is currently a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Waikato (UoW). He obtained his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Auckland and masters in Earthquake Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee). Before joining the UoW, he was a Lecturer at the University of Auckland. After the completion of his master’s degree, Kris spent one year working for Geodata Spa, one of the world’s leading engineering firms for underground structures. During this time, he specialized in tunnel portal design, steel construction, seismic design of steel structures, and the designing of underground structures.
After obtaining his PhD degree, Kris spent a further two years at the Kiwi Steel Holding LTD as a Research and Development Manager before joining the University of Auckland as a Lecturer. Over the last 8 years, his research has continued to revolve around thin-walled structures, covering a wide range of topics, such as modular construction, built-up columns and beams, modal decomposition, cold-formed steel connections, cross-section optimization of single and built-up sections, numerical methods, stainless steel, aluminium structures, steel and aluminium claddings, corroded steel members, 3-D printed structures, durability of cold-formed steel members, weathertightness of metal claddings, design methodologies, general stability and inelastic buckling.
Kris’s current research interests are fire performance of cold-formed steel structures, application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for the structural prediction of cold-formed steel members, sustainability and life cycle analysis of structures. More recently, he is developing environmental models for life cycle assessment of steel structures and working towards developing methodologies for calculating the Embodied carbon (carbon footprint) of different structural materials.
Professor of Agroecology, Florida International University
Krishnaswamy Jayachandran is a soil microbiologist/soil scientist by training. He has co-founded the Agroecology Program through significant funding from USDA to promote education, research, training and outreach activities for students pipelining and capacity building. He enjoys teaching soils and ecosystems, advanced soil resources analysis, agroecology, soil microbiology, soil biology and ecology of South Florida.
His research expertise are on studying soil physical, chemical and biological properties in relation to nutrient cycling and soil quality in wetland and upland systems. Utilizing microbiology as a central tool, we conduct research on microbial structural and functional diversity by traditional and molecular approaches, environmental influence on microbes structure and function, pesticides fate and transport, apply enrichment techniques to isolate and characterize pesticides degrading microbes, biodegradation processes in soil and water.
For the past few years, our laboratory is working on developing novel biological control strategies for the management of invasive exotic plant species in South Florida. In another novel project, we hypothesized to mitigate freshwater toxins as well as marine toxins by applying microbiological techniques. Our group also involved in biological energy production such as biodiesel and hydrogen through plants and microorganisms. His old expertise on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and plant growth promoting rhizobacteria, their interactions with plants, and significant role in conservation/restoration measures for natural and agricultural systems continues.
Professor of Political Science, University of Tennessee
Dr. Krista Wiegand is Professor of Political Science and the Director of the Global Security program at the Center and oversees programing, workshops, speakers, and research projects with faculty fellows, a post-doctoral fellow, graduate student research fellows, and undergraduate student research assistants. She joined the UTK faculty in 2014 after nine years on the faculty at Georgia Southern University, and she received her PhD in Political Science from Duke University in 2004. Dr. Wiegand also serves as the co-Editor-in-Chief with Dr. Brandon Prins of International Studies Quarterly, the flagship journal of the International Studies Association
Dr. Wiegand’s research covers territorial and maritime disputes, conflict resolution/management, war and militarized interstate disputes, terrorism and political violence, bargaining strategies, international mediation, arbitration, and adjudication of interstate and civil conflicts, and foreign policy strategies of states in East Asia.
She has published two books: Bombs and Bullets: Governance by Islamic Terrorist and Guerrilla Groups (Routledge, 2010) and Enduring Territorial Disputes: Strategies of Bargaining, Coercive Diplomacy, and Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2011), and is co-editor of the book Islands of Contention: The China-Japan Border Dispute in a Multidisciplinary Perspective (Routledge, 2015). She has a forthcoming book co-authored with Dr. Emilia Justyna Powell, Notre Dame University, The Peaceful Resolution of Territorial and Maritime Disputes (Oxford University Press, 2023).
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Southern Illinois University
Dr. Barber received her Ph.D. from University of Southern California and joined the SIUC faculty in 2011. She has a full appointment in Sociology and is faculty affiliate in the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department. Her research and teaching focus on issues of gender and social inequalities.
Barber is on the Gender & Society Editorial Board, is an elected member of the American Sociological Association’s council for the section on Sex and Gender —the largest section of the ASA—is past council member for the ASA section on Sociology of the Body & Embodiment, has served as a grant reviewer for the National Science Foundation, and is Culture Editor for Contexts.
Dr. Barber’s book, Styling Masculinity: Gender, Class, and Inequality in the Men’s Grooming Industry (Rutgers University Press, 2016), looks at the social relations involved in selling beauty to men. Drawing from ethnographic observations and in-depth interviews with employees and clients at high-service men’s salons, this book shows how women beauty workers use feelings, touch, and appearance as institutionalized strategies to create a classed and heterosexualized space for men's status-enhancing consumer practices, as well as to navigate the gendered and sexualized constraints of their jobs.
Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Carleton University
Dr. Schell’s research areas include: wind power modelling and forecasting, power systems planning for negative emissions, strategic behaviour in electricity markets, renewable energy policy design, and design for adoption of adaptable, modular microgrids.
Dr. Schell’s current focus is on amplifying the share of electric power generated through renewable energy sources like wind power and overcoming the problems that the integration of these sources poses to system resource adequacy, reliability and resilience. Her models are informed by large, empirical datasets from wind power producers, electric utilities, independent system operators, numerical weather prediction models and earth systems models. She works to develop novel machine learning and optimization methods that support decision-making for the energy transition, from the community to the federal level.
Associate Professor of Clinical Marketing, University of Southern California
Kristen Schiele specializes in the areas of digital marketing and social media, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Marketing Educators’ Association. Her primary areas of research include design thinking, digital marketing, and innovations in marketing education, and she received the Fulbright Scholar Award to teach and conduct research in Portugal. Dr. Schiele is co-author of the Mobile Marketing Essentials textbook, and frequently speaks on current and emerging trends in user experience and human-centered design.
Associate Professor, Human Rights, University of Winnipeg
Kristi Heather Kenyon is an associate professor in the human rights programme at the University of Winnipeg's Global College. With an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa, her research focuses on health and human rights, examining how and why civil society groups mobilise on stigmatised conditions and populations, and how health and human rights are understood in social and cultural context.
Her 2017 book Resilience and Contagion: Invoking Human Rights in African HIV Advocacy (McGill-Queens University Press) interrogates why, when and how NGOS use human rights in HIV advocacy.
Prior to her current appointment, she held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at Dalhousie University and a Centre for Human Rights postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pretoria. She completed her PhD in political science at the University of British Columbia supported by the Trudeau Foundation and SSHRC.
Her research is informed by more than 15 years of work in, with and on civil society, including work as a human rights practitioner in southern Africa and southeast Asia and service on the board of local and international development organisations in Canada and Botswana.
She was a 2017-2019 CIFAR-Azrieli Global Scholar with the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, and is a research fellow with the Centre for the Study of Security and Development at Dalhousie University.
Brunel University London
Dr. Gustafson is Reader in Intelligence & War at Brunel University's Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies. After an MA at the University of Alberta, Canada, he moved to the UK to take his PhD at Downing College, Cambridge. Before coming to Brunel, Dr. Gustafson was senior lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He has served in the Canadian Army and as a Reservist in the British Army, and taught at the Joint Services Command and Staff College of the United Kingdom. He is also an Associate Researcher in the Norwegian Intelligence School's Centre for Intelligence Studies.
Dr. Gustafson has conducted consultancy and advisory work for the UK MOD as well as for TV and film. Dr. Gustafson has delivered professional development courses to multiple Allied and partner organisations, including the EU Intelligence Centre, and the governments of Norway, Latvia, France and the United Arab Emirates. In 2013 he worked as an intelligence advisor for the General Command Police Special Units (GCPSU) of the Afghan Ministry of Interior.
Baker Institute Fellow for Kuwait, Rice University
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Ph.D., is the Baker Institute fellow for Kuwait. Working across the disciplines of political science, international relations and international political economy, his research examines the changing position of Persian Gulf states in the global order, as well as the emergence of longer-term, nonmilitary challenges to regional security. Previously, he worked as senior Gulf analyst at the Gulf Center for Strategic Studies and as co-director of the Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States at the London School of Economics (LSE). He is a visiting fellow at the LSE Middle East Centre and an associate fellow at Chatham House in the United Kingdom.
Coates Ulrichsen has published extensively on the Gulf. His books include “Insecure Gulf: the End of Certainty and the Transition to the Post-Oil Era” (Columbia University Press, 2011) and “The Political Economy of Arab Gulf States” (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2012). In addition, he is the author of “The Logistics and Politics of the British Campaigns in the Middle East, 1914-22” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and “The First World War in the Middle East” (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He is currently completing a book on Qatar and the Arab Spring and has been commissioned to write a textbook on the Gulf and international political economy. Coates Ulrichsen’s articles have appeared several academic journals, and he consults regularly on Gulf issues for Oxford Analytica and the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre. He also writes regularly for Open Democracy and Foreign Policy, and authors a monthly column for Gulf Business News and Analysis.
Coates Ulrichsen holds a doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge.
Assistant Professor of Management, Rutgers University
Kristie McAlpine is an assistant professor of management at Rutgers University. She received her B.A. in psychology from Kalamazoo College, her master'd degree in human resources and labor relations (MHRLR) from Michigan State University, and her M.S. and Ph.D. in human resource studies from Cornell University. Kristie’s research explores three themes associated with the changing nature of work (e.g., due to technological advances, changing demography): (1) virtual work, (2) diversity, and (3) the work-family interface. Her research has been published in academic outlets such as Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Organizational Psychology Review, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review and has been featured in news outlets such as The New York Times and the BBC.
Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Psychology, Brock University
Kristie completed her her PhD in Developmental Psychology (2020) at McMaster University. Subsequently, she earned a SSHRC-funded Postdoctoral position at the University of Waterloo, where she studied children's social and emotional development, with a particular focus on individual differences in shyness.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Adjunct Instructor of Nursing at Purdue Global, Purdue University
Kristin Ahrens, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC, Purdue Global University, is an Adjunct Instructor at Purdue Global School of Nursing. She earned her Bachelor’s in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan and her MSN and DNP from Case Western Reserve University. She has worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a school-based health clinic for over 22 years. In addition, she has taught Master’s level nursing courses for 10 years and continues pursuing her own learning. Her doctoral focus was on cardiac risk factors in children and she has special interest in adolescent health. She served as the Nurse Practitioner representative on the State of Michigan Board of Nursing from 2017-2021.
Lecturer in Podiatry, University of South Australia
I currently work as a teacher and researcher in the Allied Health and Human Performance unit at UniSA and hold an Adjunct Fellowship in the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Adelaide. My areas of experise span podiatry and psychology.
With over 25 years’ experience as a clinical podiatrist, in 2014 I decided to follow my passion of understanding what motivates human behaviour and completed a Bachelor of Psychological Science at Flinders University. I then recipieved the inaugural Rotary Health Australia ANZAC PhD Scholarship to complete a PhD at the Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, The University of Adelaide Medical School. My PhD explored the nexus between physical and mental health through exploring the impact of deployment traumatic experiences on physical and mental symptoms in deployed Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. My passion is to explore creative ways to expand knowledge and understanding, challenge convention, and deliver impactful outcomes that make a real difference to people’s lives.
As a clinical podiatrist I have worked in a diverse range of settings including entrepreneurial business activities such as establishing the first locum podiatry service in South Australia as well as public, community, and private practice in urban and rural settings. I am still involved in private practice, which keeps me connected to contemporary issues in health practice. Good business acumen and clinical experience underpin my current role in the UniSA podiatry program.
My current research interests include:
· The impacts of deployment of Australian Defence Force personnel including: the overlap of physical and mental health symptoms; the association of health symptoms with suicide; and the impact of lifetime traumas on physiological dysregulation.
· The use of telehealth and virtual reqality to improve outcomes and access to services in diabetes related foot disease in rural, remote, and Aboriginal and Torres Straight communities.
· the impact of social determinants of health on foot ulcers and amputation rates in diabetes related foot disease.
· the impact of the health practitioner-patient relationship on patient behaviour and health outcomes.
· pharmacological endorsement and prescribing practices of podiatrists.
Associate Professor, School of Psychological Science, and Director, Emotional Wellbeing Lab, The University of Western Australia
Dr. Kristin Gainey is an Associate Professor at the School of Psychological Science at UWA, where she directs the Emotional Wellbeing Lab. She is also a registered clinical psychologist in the United States. Her research and clinical work focuses on affective processes as they relate to depression, anxiety, and wellbeing, and much of her recent research incorporates heart rate variability to examine emotion regulation and mindfulness in daily life. She is also interested in assessment, multivariate statistical analysis, and ecological momentary assessment designs. Prior to joining UWA, Kristin was an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Psychology at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, from 2013-2020. Kristin completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa, followed by a clinical internship year at the Seattle Veterans Administration Medical Center and a postdoctoral position at Boston University. Kristin’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, and she has received early career awards from the American Psychological Society, American Psychological Association, and the Society for Research in Psychopathology. She is active as a reviewer and editor, serving as an Associate Editor forPsychological Assessment and Self and Identity and on the editorial boards of several journals.
Group Leader, Chemical and Biological Signatures, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Kristin Omberg joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 2015. She is the group leader of the Chemical and Biological Signatures Group, which comprises about 60 researchers working to develop and integrate experimental and data analytics techniques spanning chemistry, biology, and advanced materials to identify and solve scientific challenges of national security importance and address emerging threats. Omberg’s technical work focuses on developing science and technology solutions that can be deployed in operational environments or used to inform policy decisions. She recently led the team that established a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certified high-complexity testing laboratory to process COVID-19 specimens at PNNL and worked with the Departments of Energy and Health and Human Services to evaluate methods for COVID-19 specimen analysis. She is currently supporting the National Nuclear Security Administration in developing its Bioassurance Program.
Before joining PNNL, she spent more than 15 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where she was a program manager and principal investigator for numerous projects for the Department of Homeland Security and Defense. She led field experiments and operational deployments involving environmental sampling for biological agents, investigated the persistence, fate, and transport of chemical and bioterrorism agents in outdoor environments; and developed statistically based methods for evaluating detection protocols.