Dr Laura D’Olimpio is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Laura completed her PhD 'The Moral Possibilities of Mass Art' at The University of Western Australia. Her Thesis examines the moral impact of mass artworks, particularly film, in society. Laura has published in the areas of philosophical pedagogy, aesthetics and ethics and regularly contributes to Radio National's The Philosopher's Zone. Laura is Chairperson of the Association for Philosophy in Schools (APIS, W.A.) and co-editor of the open access Journal of Philosophy in Schools (http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/jps/).
Assistant Professor of Economics, Tufts University
Laura K. Gee received her PhD in Economics from UC San Diego in 2013. Her research is in behavioral economics — with a particular focus on how individual decision making is influenced by group dynamics. She currently has two main lines of research. One line is about the provision of public goods including charitable contributions. The second is about the relationship between social networks and labor markets. Her studies rely on both lab and field experiments, as well as observational data.
While working towards my PhD in psychology, I worked as a Sessional Lecturer teaching research methods and data analysis at Liverpool John Moores University from 2004 to 2008. I joined the Department of Social and Psychological Sciences at Edge Hill University as a Research Assistant in 2009, in which I worked on several educational psychology projects for 18 months. I then became an Associate Tutor in the same department, in which I teach research methods and analysis, educational psychology and real world psychology. I joined the Faculty of Education research team in October 2013, and work on a variety of projects, primarily in the area of educational psychology.
I am an academic scientist, researching pharmaceutical formulations, analytical techniques and the development of alternatives to animal testing.
Dr. Lauren Graham is a development sociologist with a Doctorate in Sociology from UJ. Her research interests are in the application and testing of social and development theories in practice with a focus on youth, children and people with disabilities and their agency in assessing in impacting on human development outcomes. She has strong expertise in evaluation research and is skilled in the use of both quantitative and qualitative research approaches. She is particularly interested in the use of research methods that take account of the voices of vulnerable groups. Lauren manages a range of research initiatives related to youth including our flagship project- the Siyakha Youth Assets project – which seeks to develop knowledge and interventions to support young people to transition to employment. She also supervises posts graduate students and mentors younger researchers. Every time she has an article published Lauren has a moment of pride but she says ‘achieving my PhD and securing a Newton Advanced Fellowship earlier this year, are some of my proudest moments academically’.
Lecturer, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Sheffield
Dr Lauren Rosewarne is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She is a writer, researcher and frequent media commentator on issues relating to gender, sexuality, pop culture and the media.
Lauren is the author of eight books: Sex in Public: Women, Outdoor Advertising and Public Policy (2007), Cheating On The Sisterhood: Infidelity and Feminism (2009), Part-Time Perverts: Sex, Pop Culture and Kink Management (2011) and Periods in Pop Culture: Menstruation in Film and Television (2012), American Taboo (2013) and Masturbation in Pop Culture: Screen, Society, Self (2014). This year, Lauren will have two books published: Cyberbullies, Cyberactivists, Cyberpredators: Film, TV, and Internet Stereotypes (2016) and Intimacy on the Internet: Media Representations of Online Connections (2016).
For more information, please visit her website: www.laurenrosewarne.com and feel free to get in touch at email@example.com.
Lauren Sudeall Lucas is assistant Professor of Law at the Georgia State University. She joined faculty of GSU College of Law in 2012, where she teaches Constitutional Law and Capital Punishment.
Soros Justice Fellow/Staff Attorney, Southern Center for Human Rights (2007-12)
Clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court (2006-07)
Clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2005-06)
Senior Lecturer, Finance, Curtin University
Lee Smales is a senior lecturer in Curtin University's School of Economics & Finance. Before joining Curtin, Lee was an associate lecturer with University of New South Wales where he also completed his PhD in finance.
Prior to embarking on his academic career, Lee spent 8 years working for a major U.S. investment bank trading foreign-exchange and interest rate derivatives. Lee’s research interests are closely aligned with this prior career and focus on financial markets, and in particular the market response to news-events and the impact of prevailing sentiment and microstructure on this reaction.
Lee has published in leading journals including the Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Accounting & Finance, The Economic Record, and the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money.
Lee has won awards for research (CBS New Researcher of the Year, 2013) and teaching (CBS New Teacher of the Year, 2014) and is also a CFA Charterholder.
Professor of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford.
Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Leicester
I am presently a Royal Society Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer at the University of Leicester. I graduated with a DPhil in Planetary Physics from Jesus College, Oxford (2007) for my investigation of Saturn's atmosphere from the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, and spent two years working as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California. I returned to Oxford in 2010 on a Glasstone Science Fellowship and Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF).
I specialise in the analysis of remote sensing data of the giant planets in our solar system, using a variety of visiting spacecraft (e.g., Cassini, Galileo, Voyager), space-based telescopes (Hubble, Spitzer, Herschel) and ground-based observatories (VLT, Gemini and IRTF). I also use transit spectroscopy of extrasolar giant planets to determine the properties of planets around other stars. These sources of data allow us to investigate the atmospheric dynamics, composition, and origins of giant planets and their extensive satellite systems.
I am Professor of Retail Studies at the University of Stirling. I was a geography undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, and completed my Ph.D (on retail employment) at the University of Wales.
I have been professor of retail studies at Stirling since 1992. I was a Visiting Professor at Florida State University, Tallahassee from July 2000 to July 2001, and Visiting Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville from June to December 2006.
I undertake research into aspects of retailing, mainly for personal curiosity, but also on behalf of public and private clients and for the research councils and other funding bodies, as well as for major retailers. I have authored and edited a number of books, have published over 125 refereed journal articles as well as many practitioner, trade and newspaper pieces.
In 2012-2013 I was a member of the External Advisory Group for the Scottish Government’s National Review of Town Centres and also on the Expert Advisory Group reporting to the Scottish Government on the lessons to be learned from the horsemeat scandal.
I am currently Chair of the Scotland’s Towns Partnership and Chair of IDS Scotland Ltd, the company set up by the Scottish Government to oversee Scottish Business Improvement Districts.
I run a blog on things retail, typically Scottish: www.stirlingretail.com
Leighton is Professor of Economics and Finance. He is Head of Economics Research and Director of the Betting Research Unit and Political Forecasting Unit at Nottingham Business School. Leighton's main teaching is in the area of money, risk, forecasting, efficiency of markets and financial economics.
Visiting Fellow, Glasgow Caledonian University
I am currently a visiting fellow at the School of Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University. My PhD was on the discursive legitimation of asylum policies in Greece and Ireland.
My research interests include the political discourse of migration and migration policy in Greece and the European Union; migration, racism and exclusion; state power and sovereignty; national identity, citizenship and nationalism; human rights; ethnicity; race and racism; critical discourse analysis qualitative research software.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Clinical Research Director, Laboratory of Computational Physiology; Founder and Director, Sana, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Leo moved to the US from the Philippines after medical school to pursue specialty training in internal medicine (Cleveland Clinic), infectious diseases (Harvard) and critical care medicine (Stanford). He has practiced medicine in three continents (Philippines, US and New Zealand) and has worked in both industry (Philips Visicu) and academe (faculty positions at Harvard, MIT, Stanford and University of Otago), rendering him with broad perspectives in healthcare delivery. He has a strong interest in systems re-design for quality improvement, and became the New Zealand representative to the Quality and Safety Committee of the Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society in 2006. Feeling he needed more skills to tackle the healthcare inefficiencies he faced wherever he practiced, he went back to the US to pursue graduate studies in biomedical informatics at MIT and public health at Harvard. While attending both schools and working part-time as an emergency department physician, he co-founded Sana, personally recruiting most of the current members, and was instrumental in shaping the mission and vision of the young organization.
His other research interest is in data mining and the application of machine learning on large databases. As a research scientist at the Laboratory of Computational Physiology at MIT, he works with MIMIC, a publicly-available de-identified ICU database from BIDMC. He is working on a data-driven decision support system known as Collective Experience that (1) allows a clinician to draw on the experience of other clinicians who have taken care of similar patients as recorded in a clinical database, and (2) uses models performed on relatively homogeneous patient subsets.
Professor emeritus, Swinburne University of Technology
Professor Leon Sterling received a BSc(Hons) and a PhD in Pure Mathematics in Australia. After positions at universities in the UK, Israel, the US, Leon returned to the University of Melbourne in Australia in 1995 in several roles, including Professor of Software Innovation and Engineering. From 2010-2013, he was Dean of the Faculty of ICT at Swinburne University of Technology, and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Frontiers) from 2014-2015. He is past president of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT and a Fellow of Engineers Australia and the Australian Computer Society.
• MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College London
• PhD in Shock Induced Separation of Transitional Hypersonic Boundary Layers from Imperial College London
• Currently a Post-Doctoral Researcher investigating SCRAM jet phenomena at the supersonic wind tunnel facility at the University of Texas at Austin
• Two TEDx talks (TEDxLBS 2014 and TEDxHull 2015)
• Presented work at the Houses of Parliament.
• Winning the UK’s largest science communication competition, FameLab-- run by Cheltenham Science festival with NASA and the British Council.
• Presenting for the Cheltenham Science Festival, one of the UK largest science festivals.
• Presenting for Head Squeeze-- a YouTube science channel.
• Numerous talks on behalf of the Natural History Museum, the Royal College of Art, the Festival of Ideas, and Imperial Festival.
Visiting Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University, USA, and Distinguished Professor, Public Health and Medical Anthropology, University of the Witwatersrand
I was trained in Asian Studies, with my early field research in Peninsular Malaysia. Over the past four decades, I have worked as a medical anthropologist and social historian of medicine on questions of public health among diverse populations in Australia, east and southeast Asia, and increasingly in Africa. My fields of research include questions of gender, sexuality and reproductive health; infectious and chronic disease; access to and ideologies of medical and health care; and disability and inequality. My sustained commitment to build research capacity includes my life long work with higher degree students in and from resource-poor settings, my involvement in CARTA (Collaboration for Advanced Research and Training in Africa), and from 1988 to the present, my continuous collaboration with the WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Disease. My broad interests extend to interdisciplinary collaborations in the social and biosciences, humanities and creative arts, for social justice, human rights, and sustainability.
My key works include, in medical anthropology, Surface Tensions: Surgery, Bodily Boundaries and the Social Self; and in social history, Sickness and the State: Health and Illness in Colonial Malaya, 1870-1940. My latest work – The Routledge Handbook in Medical Anthropology – undertaken with Elizabeth Cartwright (Idaho State University) and Anita Hardon (University of Amsterdam) – was published in May 2016.
Dr Russell returned to Australia in October 2012 after three years in Washington DC where she worked on a range of issues around the enactment and implementation of health care reform, initially as a Visiting Fellow at the Center for American Progress (known as the 'Obama think tank') and later as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General in the Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr Russell has substantial experience working in health policy in the United States and Australia. both in and out of government. She was previously the inaugural Menzies Foundation Fellow at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) and a Research Associate at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Prior to that she was a health policy advisor to the Federal ALP. She worked for seven years as health policy advisor on the Energy and Commerce Committee in the US House of Representatuves.
Dr Russell is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the MCHP and a Senior Fellow at the Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies at Georgetown University. She holds a PhD in biochemistry from the John Curtin School of Medical Research at ANU.
PhD Candidate of Journalism, Film & Television, University of Johannesburg
Leyla Tavernaro Haidarian is a media professional and ubuntu scholar. She has produced and presented for a variety of media outlets including Warner Brothers/KTLA5, the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, StarSat, MNet and the SABC. She has also appeared on HBO’s Generation Kill and played alongside Paul Walker in Vehicle 19. Leyla is a published author, co-founder of a leading educational enterprise and regularly speaks at international fora such as TEDx, The Unique Speaker Bureau and The European Baha'i Business Forum. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Johannesburg and creates TV shows for StarSat and The Africa Channel.
Dr. Liam Burke is a senior media studies lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, where he also serves as the Course Director of Media. His research interests include Comic Books, Cinema, Adaptation Studies, and Irish Culture. His most recent book, The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre, was published in April 2015. Past publications include articles in the journals Participations, Adaptation, and Estudios Irlandeses, as well as the book Superhero Movies and the edited collection Fan Phenomena Batman. His current research project, “New Media, Aging, and Migration”, considers how older Irish people in Melbourne make use of social media. Prior to earning a PhD in film studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Liam worked for a number of arts organisations and festivals, including the Irish Film & Television Academy. He was the lead researcher and programmer of the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium. Liam is a regular media commentator in Ireland and Australia.
Professor Liam Kennedy is Director of the Clinton Institute for American Studies at University College Dublin. He has diverse research interests and teaching experiences, spanning the fields of American cultural and media studies, globalisation and Irish-US relations.
He is the author of Susan Sontag: Mind as Passion (1995) Race and Urban Space in American Culture (2000) and Afterimages: Photography and US Foreign Policy (2016). He is co-editor of Urban Space and Representation (1999) City Sites: An Electronic Book (2000), The Wire: Race, Class and Genre (2013) and The Violence of the Image (2014), and editor of Remaking Birmingham: The Visual Culture of Urban Regeneration (2004).
Professor Kennedy's work is interdisciplinary, blending cultural and political modes of scholarly analysis, and represents American Studies as a valuable framework to study both American domestic and international affairs.
He is currently researching a monograph on globalization and American culture, and preparing two edited books - on neoliberalism and American literature and on diaspora and diplomacy.
Lecturer, Bond University
Libby Sander, Bachelor of Arts (Japanese), Bachelor of Business, Master HRM, Fellow AIM, is the founder and director of the Future of Work Project, founder of Rethink, and past Chair of Goldspaces an urban renewal and cultural development platform.
Libby is a Lecturer at Bond University, published author and works with clients such as Microsoft Europe, Lend Lease and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation. She has won awards from the Academy of Management in the US and presented her research at the world's leading academic conferences.
Libby is currently co-authoring a book on the changing context of work which will be published by Emerald in 2017.
She is regularly featured on radio and in national media including The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, ABC, SBS and Radio National commenting on issues on work, society and future trends in organisations.
Libby has appeared on ABC TV’s science program Catalyst, and has spoken at TEDx. She is also a freelance feature writer and her work has been featured on the World Economic Forum site.
Associate Professor of Education, Pennsylvania State University
Liliana M Garces is an Associate Professor in the Higher Education Program, Co-Director of the Center for Education and Civil Rights, and a Research Associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at The Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Penn State, she taught at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at the George Washington University and completed a post-doctorate fellowship at the National Poverty Center in the Gerald R Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She teaches courses on education policy and politics, higher education law, and race, law, and education.
Dr. Garces’s research, focused on the dynamics of law and education, seeks to inform policies and practices that address inequities in education. Her work employs quantitative, qualitative and legal research methods, and draws from frameworks in law, economics, sociology, and political science, engaging in interdisciplinary research that can more effectively tackle the complex nature of educational inequality, both in K-12 and higher education. She has written on the impact of affirmative action bans on the representation of students of color in graduate and medical schools, institutional responses to court cases and laws addressing race-conscious admissions policies, and the use of social science research in education-related cases.
Linda Goldman has a Fellow in Thanantology: Death, Dying, and Bereavement (FT) with an MS degree in counseling and Master's Equivalency in early childhood education. Linda is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a National Certified Counselor (NBCC). She worked as a teacher and counselor in the school system for almost twenty years. Currently she has a private grief therapy practice in Chevy Chase, MD. She works with children, teenagers, families with prenatal loss, and grieving adults. Linda shares workshops, courses, and trainings on children and grief and trauma and currently teaches as adjunct faculty in the Graduate Program of Counseling at Johns Hopkins University. She has also taught on the faculty at the U. of Md. School of Social Work/Advanced Certification Program for Children and Adolescents and lectured at many other universities including Penn. State University, Buffalo School of Social Work, University of North Carolina, The National Transportation Safety Board, and The National Changhua University of Education in Taiwan as well as numerous schools systems throughout the country. She teaches the course on “Working with LGBT Youth” at Johns Hopkins Graduate School, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the Child Welfare Administration. She has written many articles, including Healing Magazine’sHelping the Grieving Child in the Schools, The Bullying Epidemic, Creating Safe Havens for Gay Youth in Schools (2006) and Parenting Gay Youth (2008). Some of her articles on children and grief and trauma have been translated into Chinese for the Suicide Prevention Program of Beijing. She appeared on the radio show Helping Gay Youth: Parents Perspective (2008) and has testified at a hearing before the MD Joint House and Senate Priorities Hearing for Marriage Equality (2007) and the MD Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee for the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act (2008).
Linda has worked as a consultant for the National Head Start Program, National Geographic, and was a panelist in the National Teleconference: When A Parent Dies: How to Help The Child. She has appeared on the Diane Rehms show to discuss children and grief and Dan Roderick’s Baltimore NPR Show to discuss gay youth. She was named by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top therapists in the MD, VA. DC area (1998) and again named by The Washingtonian Magazine as a therapist to go to after the terrorist attacks in 2001. She has served on the board of ADEC, The Association for Death Education and Counseling, and has served on the advisory board of SPEAK, Suicide Prevention Education Awareness for Kids, RAINBOWS for Our Children, Academic Advisory Board of Annual Editions/Death, Dying and Bereavement/ McGraw Hill, and the advisory board of TAPS (The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) as their Children’s Bereavement Advisor. Linda is the recipient of the ADEC Clinical Practice Award 2003.
Linda Goldman is the author of Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children (First edition, 1994/Second edition 2000, Third edition, 2014) Taylor and Francis Publishers. Her second book is Breaking the Silence: a Guide to Help Children with Complicated Grief (First edition, 1996/Second edition 2002, Chinese Edition, 2000). Her other books include Bart Speaks Out: An Interactive Storybook for Young Children On Suicide (1998) WPS publishers, a Phi Delta Kappan International fastback, Helping the Grieving Child in the School (2000), and a Chinese Edition of Breaking the Silence: A Guide to Help Children With Complicated Grief (2002), the Japanese Edition of Life and Loss: A Guide to Help Grieving Children (2005), and Raising Our Children to Be Resilient: A Guide for Helping Children Cope with Trauma in Today’s World (2005) and a children’s interactive story and memory book Children Also Grieve: Talking about Death and Healing (2005), Chinese translation of Children Also Grieve (2007) and Coming Out, Coming In: Nurturing the Well Being and Inclusion of Gay Youth in Mainstream Society (2008). She has also authored contributing chapters in resources including Loss of the Assumptive World (2002), Annual Death, Dying, and Bereavement (2001-2013), Family Counseling and Therapy Techniques (1998), and The School Services Sourcebook: A Guide for School-Based Professionals (2006, 2012, 2nd edition). She has also written two books to be included in a series, Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Death (2009, Polish translation, (2012), Korean translation, 2013) and Great Answers to Difficult Questions about Sex (2010).
Linda also created a CD-ROM “A Look at Children’s Grief” (2001) published by ADEC, The Association for Death Education and Counseling, and she was a part of ADEC’s Webinar series, Children and Grief, 2009. Her op/ed “Cut Out Guns, Bullying” appeared in the Baltimore Sun, March 2001. She was an important part of the Washington Post Article, How To Talk to Kids about Suicide and has participated in other interviews for articles in the media including the Washington Post, The LA Times, USA Today, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, Seventeen Magazine, ABC News and US Magazine.
Linda contributed in many ways after 9/11. She authored the chapter about children, “Talking to Children about Terrorism” in Living with Grief: Coping with Public Tragedy,Published by the Hospice Foundation of America 2003. She contributed to The Journal for Mental Health Counselors in their special grief issue in the article “Grief Counseling with Children in Contemporary Society” 2004. She was a strong part of the TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) response team at the Pentagon Family Assistance Center, conducted a workshop about children and grief at the 2002/2004/2005/2006,2010 TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar, authored articles including, “Helping Children With Grief and Trauma” (2002/ 2003) and Fostering Resilience in Children: How to help kids cope with adversity (2005) TAPS Journal, Children Coping with a Military Death (2008) TAPS Journal.
Linda contributed on the Public Broadcasting Series Program “Keeping Kids Healthy” on Children and Grief, which aired in October 2006, and KNBP Channel 5 Public Broadcasting –“You’ll Always Be With Me”, Nevada Children and Grief, 2010. She consulted with Sesame Street for their program and materials on Children and Grief andChildren and the Military (2010). She also is the recipient of the “The Tenth Global Concern of Human Life Award 2007”.
Line is Reader in Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom. Her research is interdisciplinary and crosses subject areas within sociology and political science. She gained her PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA, in 1998.
Line’s main research interests are in the areas of religion, gender, feminism and women’s movements, migration and ethnic relations, citizenship and identities, and public policy. She is an expert in the sociology of gender and in the sociology of religion.
Line's latest book, 'Religion, Gender and Citizenship: Women of Faith, Gender Equality and Feminism' (with Beatrice Halsaa, published April 2016), has already been called a 'landmark contribution to scholarship'. The book explores views and experiences of Christian and Muslim women living in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom related to their faith, identities and citizenship. It also examines their views on gender equality, women's movements and feminism.
Line’s previous book, Majority-Minority Relations in Contemporary Women’s Movements: Strategic Sisterhood (with Beatrice Halsaa; Palgrave Macmillan 2012), has been reviewed in numerous journals, including The Sociological Review, NORA - Nordic Journal of Women’s Studies, the International Journal of Iberian Studies and more (for links to and excerpts from reviews, click here. The book compares and contrasts contemporary women’s movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, with particular attention to relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women and politics.
Both of Line’s most recent books have emerged from the research project Gendered citizenship in multicultural Europe: The impact of contemporary women’s movements (see www.femcit.org), funded by the European Commission. Line was Work Package Leader for the theme “Multicultural citizenship: Intersections between feminism, ethnic identity and religion”, and led an international, collaborative team of researchers. Her work within FEMCIT also included a study of how women’s movement activists understand citizenship (see Nyhagen Predelli, Halsaa and Thun 2012).
Line has initiated, worked on and led several research projects that have investigated the experiences of ethnic minorities, including Muslim women and men, ethnic minority women’s organizations, and immigrant organizations. In a project sponsored by the Research Council of Norway, she studied immigrant organizations in Norway with a view to their involvement in political decision-making processes. The project followed on from her previous research on the national political influence of ethnic minority women’s organizations, which was commissioned jointly by the Norwegian Research Programme on Power and Democracy and the Norwegian Ministry of Children and Family Affairs. In the field of migration and ethnic relations, she has also studied the views and practices of Muslim women and men in relation to gender, which involved in-depth interviews with Muslims in Norway of Pakistani and Moroccan backgrounds. She led the evaluation of the Contact Committee for Immigrants and the Authorities in Norway, commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. Line has also engaged in historical-sociological research on gender and religion, published in her book Issues of Gender, Race, and Class in the Norwegian Missionary Society in Nineteenth Century Norway and Madagascar (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003) and in journal articles.
Director of Broadcasting, City University London
Lis Howell is Director of Broadcasting and head of the MA courses in Broadcast and Television Journalism. She is also Deputy Head of the Department of Journalism.
Lis is a major award-winning journalist and broadcasting executive who has worked for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, and Sky News. She was Senior Vice-President at Flextech Television (later Virgin Media) where she founded Living TV, now a key channel on Sky.
Prior to that she was Managing Editor of Sky News where she produced their coverage of the first Gulf War from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. She won a Royal Television Society Award for coverage of the Lockerbie disaster from ITV Border when she was the first female Head of News at ITV.
She was a television reporter and presenter at Granada and Tyne Tees and began her career in journalism as a producer and reporter at BBC Radio Leeds. In 1999 she chaired the Guardian International Edinburgh Television Festival. In 2001 she attended the prestigious Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.
Currently Lis is a member of the Royal Television Society where she regularly chairs the News Programme of the Year Awards. She is also a judge for the Broadcast Magazine television Awards. She is a member of BAFTA and a regular contributor to Broadcast Magazine, openDemocracy and OurBeeb. She has appeared several times on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and on BBC One's Newswatch and is a respected commentator on broadcasting.
Lecturer of English, University of Virginia
Lisa Goff joined the University of Virginia's American Studies faculty in the fall of 2012 and has a joint appointment with the Department of English. A cultural historian who studies the American landscape, she teaches classes in cultural landscapes, public history, theories and methods of American Studies, the history of journalism, and gender and social media. She recently launched a new digital history project, Take Back the Archive, dedicated to the history of sexual violence at the university. She is also director of the Institute for Public History, which places students in paid internships at museums, archives, and historic sites in central Virginia.
Her first book, Shantytown, USA: Forgotten Landscapes of the Working Poor, will be published in April 2016 by Harvard University Press. The book argues that shantytowns constitute an alternative vision of American urban space between 1820 and 1940, and that conflicts over shantytowns as places and symbols of working-poor culture were an essential element in the formation of twentieth-century class difference in the United States. She is currently working on a second book project, which examines restoration as a theoretical concept and a practical application that spans disciplines, geographies, and centuries.
Professor of Sociology, Occidental College
Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. Her newest book, "American Hookup," is about the emergence and character of the culture of sex that now dominates college campuses all across the country. Before receiving her PhD in sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lisa earned an MA in human sexuality from NYU and a BA in philosophy from the University of California-Santa Barbara. Lisa has authored over a dozen academic research articles and a textbook on the sociology of gender. She actively contributes to public discourse, writing extensively for non-academic audiences at her blog, Sociological Images, and appearing on television and radio.
She is the author of American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus, forthcoming in 2017.
Lisa Wood is Associate Professor Population Health at University of Western Australia and has PhD in public health coupled with over 20 years experience in health promotion and public health, working across policy and practice, and with government and non-government sectors. Passionate about research that can make a difference to reducing health and social inequalities.
Liz is a Senior Lecturer in HRM at the University of Huddersfield. She is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.
Liz has considerable experience of working in HR, in both Senior HR Business Partner generalist roles and also Learning & Development policy roles, having worked for 17 years in the Retail Industry. Since moving into Academia in 2014, she is currently undertaking doctoral research at the University of Bradford School of Management exploring the role of emotions in the work of HR practitioners.
Research Chair on Mobility & the Politics of Diversity. Migration; Urbanisation; Refugees; Xenophobia, University of the Witwatersrand
Loren B Landau is the South African Research Chair in Human Mobility and the Politics of Difference. Formerly the founding director of the African Centre for Migration & Society at the University of the Witwatersrand (which now hosts the chair), his work explores the relationships among human mobility, citizenship, development, and political authority. Along with his academic responsibilities, he has served as the chair of the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA), is a member of the South African Immigration Advisory Board and of the editorial boards of International Migration Review, Migration Studies, and the Journal of Refugee Studies. He has consulted with the South African Human Rights Commission, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UNDP, the French Development Agency (AFD), Oxfam, and others. He holds an MSc in Development Studies (LSE) and a PhD in Political Science (Berkeley). Widely published in the academic and popular press, he is author of The Humanitarian Hangover: Displacement, Aid, and Transformation in Western Tanzania (Wits Press), co-editor of Contemporary Migration to South Africa (World Bank), editor of Exorcising the Demons Within: Xenophobia, Violence and Statecraft in Contemporary South Africa (UN University Press/Wits Press) and has published in Millennium, Politics & Society, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and elsewhere.
Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Lucas Davis is an Associate Professor at the Haas School of Business and Faculty Director at the Energy Institute at Haas. Prior to joining Haas in 2009, he was an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan. His research focuses on energy and environmental markets, and in particular, on electricity and natural gas regulation, pricing in competitive and non-competitive markets, and the economic and business impacts of environmental policy. His work appears in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, the RAND Journal of Economics, and the Journal of Political Economy.
Research Associate at the Centre for Family Research, University of Cambridge
As a Research Associate at the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, I conduct and coordinate studies that focus on family relationships and psychological well-being.
My research has focused on families created through assisted reproductive technologies, such as sperm donation, egg donation, and surrogacy. I have explored how parents explain their use of donor eggs, sperm or surrogates, to their young children. I have also examined how children think and feel about their families.
More recently, my research has focused on the breakdown of family relationships, sometimes referred to as family estrangement. This relatively common phenomenon has received little research attention. The aim of my research is to expand upon what we know about the causes, processes and consequences of relationship breakdown between family members, and to explore how estrangement affects and influences psychological well-being.
I am committed to conducting high quality research on families that is of use to policy makers, practitioners, and families themselves. There is a lot to gain from moving beyond assumptions and studying families as they actually are.
Lecturer and PhD Candidate in International Relations and Environmental Policy, Australian National University
Luke is a lecturer at the Australian National University (ANU) for both International Climate Change Economics and Policy, as well as Climate Change Science and Policy. He is a finishing, third year PhD candidate at the ANU, Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance Project and Research Associate with the Free University of Berlin. He holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (Honours- First Class) from the ANU. He is regularly involved with international negotiations on climate change and other environmental issues.