Doctor, UNSW Australia
Dr Magnolia Cardona-Morrell has a background in Medicine from Latin America with Australian postgraduate qualifications in Public Health (MPH) and Applied Epidemiology (Grad Dipl Appl Epid and PhD). She has worked with international aid agencies, at State Health Departments and Universities. Her research interests are patient safety, end-of-life care, health services research, health program evaluation, chronic disease prevention (diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer), international health, pharmacoepidemiology and evidence-based health policy.
At The Simpson Centre for Health Services Research she is currently leading a program of research to improve end-of-life care for patients, families and health profesisonals (https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/health/sense-ending). Central to this is the development, implementation and validation of a checklist for identifying terminal patients and facilitating doctor's conversations with patients and families about end-of-life care preferences. See CriSTAL project page, available at:
In consultation with doctors, nurses and health service managers she has also designed the evaluation of an initiative to provide a safer environment in acute hospitals through the introduction of continuous monitoring of vital signs among patients admitted to general wards: See the Vigilance with Vital Signs project (VVS) page. The ultimate goal is to prevent unplanned admissions to intensive care and reduce avoidable in-hospital deaths.
Research Fellow in Demography, University of Oxford
I am a demographer and methodologist working for the University of Oxford, and a fellow of the Oxford Martin School.
After graduating I entered the accounting profession, specialising in tax after qualification (ACA, CTA). In 1993 I became a lecturer and have recently completed my PhD on the role of power in the formulation of tax policy.
I have written extensively for professional journals and am the author of a technical book on taxation (Taxation of Small Businesses - Spiramus Press). However, I have published academic papers taking a critical approach towards the sociological and moral underpinnings of taxation.
Malcolm Moran has directed sports journalism programs for nearly a decade after spending more than 30 years at The New York Times, USA TODAY and other publications.
Moran is director of the Sports Capital Journalism Program in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations at IUPUI, where he joined the faculty in January, 2013. For more than six years, he was the inaugural Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society at Penn State University, where he directed the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism. Since 1980, he has covered more than 25 bowl games with national championship stakes. He has covered 26 NCAA Final Fours, 11 Super Bowls, 16 World Series and three Olympic Games.
He is a member of the board of the Football Writers Association of America and has had several stories recognized in the organization’s best writing contest. Moran is a past president of the United States Basketball Writers Association and a member of the organization’s Hall of Fame. In 2007, he received the Curt Gowdy Print Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for lifetime coverage of basketball.
Lecturer in Finance, The University of Queensland
Dr Haq's research interest centres on bank equity, and credit risks, bank regulation, capital adequacy requirement and market discipline, bank competition and efficiency, financial crises, and non-conventional banking (microfinance and Islamic finance). She is also interested in the area of corporate finance including dividend policy, capital structure, mergers and acquisitions.
Her research publications have appeared in international and Australian peer-reviewed journals. Dr Haq has received a number of competitive research grants. She is an active researcher and presents her work regularly at international and Australian conferences. Dr Haq teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. She also supervises honours, Masters and PhD students.
She holds Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance), Master of Commerce (Finance), Master of Science (Finance) and PhD degrees.
Marc C-Scott is a lecturer in screen media and coordinator for both the Bachelor of Screen Media at Victoria University (https://www.vu.edu.au/courses/bachelor-of-screen-media-absn).
Prior to his position, Marc taught at many institutions in the areas of digital media, video production, motion graphics, visual effects, web technologies along with project and research methodologies.
He has been active in the area of digital media since 1996, completing a Bachelor of Design (Multimedia) with Honors at Swinburne’s National School of Design in 2004.
Marc is currently completing a PhD, which uses a historical comparative approach, in investigating the changes of the television industries within Australia, United Kingdom and United States.
His research interests are within television (history, institutions and new broadcast methods), cross-media, cross-platform media and the use of new digital media services.
Dr. Marc-William Palen is a historian at the University of Exeter. He is the author of The 'Conspiracy' of Free Trade: The Anglo-American Struggle Over Empire and Economic Globalization, 1846-1896 (Cambridge University Press, 2016). His commentary on historical and contemporary global affairs has appeared in the New York Times, the Australian, the Globalist Magazine, the History News Network, History & Policy, Foreign Policy in Focus, Common Dreams, Not Even Past, and the ABC, among others. He edits the Imperial & Global Forum, the blog of Exeter's Centre for Imperial & Global History. Follow him on Twitter @MWPalen
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Globalization, Copenhagen Business School
Marcus M. Larsen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Strategic and International Management at Copenhagen Business School. His research—which has been published in top-tier academic journals and received several international prizes—lies on the intersection of strategy, organizational theory and international business, with a particular focus on offshoring and emerging economy multinationals. He teaches students at all levels on issues relating to strategic management and international business and is the author of several teaching cases which are actively used around the world.
Senior Lecturer in Popular Music, Middlesex University
Marcus O'Dair co-leads the Popular Music BA at Middlesex University, where he is convenor of the Blockchain for Creative Industries research cluster. He is the author of Different Every Time: the Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt (Serpent's Tail, 2014). Shortlisted for the Penderyn music book prize, it was a Radio 4 book of the week and a book of the year in the Guardian, the Independent, the Times, the Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, Mojo Uncut.
Marcus has written for the Guardian, the Independent, the Financial Times, the Irish Times, Uncut, the Arts Desk, the Quietus, Pitchfork, Wire and Jazzwise. He is an occasional studio guest on BBC 6 Music (Freak Zone, Freakier Zone) and BBC Radio 3 (Jazz on 3, the Essay) and has presented music podcasts for the Independent, Music Week and the Barbican.
As a keyboard player, double bassist and manager, Marcus is one half of Grasscut, who have released three acclaimed albums (Ninja Tune, Lo Recordings) and performed across Europe. As a session musician, he also spent several years on retainer with Passenger, performing at festivals including V and Latitude and live on Radio 2 and Radio 4, but somehow managed to leave before Let Her Go became an international number one.
With a passion for exploring bleeding edge technologies and using them to create opportunities and solve problems, Marek has extensive industry based innovation implementation experience together with a strong academic background.
With a high quality publication record and registered patents, Marek is academically rigorous and actively applies research to industry outcomes. His role of Senior Director, Products and Innovation with SAP, Silicon Valley saw him successfully lead teams of researchers and developers in many innovative projects. He drove the set up of a brand new SAP Research centre in Singapore and SAP’s newest, flagship series of developer events, d-kom. Marek is also a co-founder of Business Information Systems Institute (I2G), a successful spin-off delivering high quality R&D services in statistical NLP, information extraction, data mining and data integration.
Marek's research focuses on various aspects of competition law and policy in international and transnational contexts, including the limits of extraterritorial jurisdiction and state involvement in anticompetitive practices. In broader terms, his interests lie in international economic law.
Before joining Queen's Marek was a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at Loyola University Chicago. He holds a PhD from University College Dublin (completed on a prestigious Ad Astra Scholarship), an LLM (with specializations in EU Economic and World Trade Law) from the Saarland University’s European Institute, and MA degrees from the Warsaw School of Economics.
Marek is a Member of the International Advisory Board of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies at the Loyola University Chicago (US); an Associate Member of the Centre for Antitrust and Regulatory Studies at the Warsaw University (Poland); and a Fellow of the European Law Institute (Austria). He is also a member of a number of academic societies-- among them the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS), Academic Society for Competition Law, and Competition Law Scholars Forum. Marek has been also nominated by the Polish Competition Authority to serve as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the International Competition Network
He has taught Contract Law, EU Law (both Constitutional and Substantive/Economic), International and Comparative Competition Law, EU Competition Law, and International Trade Law.
Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Bath
Prior to joining Bath in 2014, I was a Marie Curie International Fellow at the NCRE, University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and the University of Nottingham. During this time I conducted research on the various free trade agreement strategies of global economic powers in the region, and the effects of strategic competition on their strategies.
Previously, I lectured at Birkbeck College, London and the University of Nottingham. I have been also been a visiting fellow at ANUCES, Australian National University, Monash University in Melbourne, the University of Salzburg and ULB in Brussels.
My current projects include a book on the divergent free trade agreement strategies of large (China, USA, EU) and small economies (Singapore, Chile, New Zealand) in Asia-Pacific and their effects on the development of future economic governance in the region.
Alongside Annick Masselot of the University of Canterbury, I am investigating Asian resistance to European norm promotion through free trade agreements.
International trade and economic governance
EU-USA trade negotiations (TTIP) and Transpacific Partnership negotiations (TPP)
EU-Asia, EU-China, EU-Australasia and EU-Latin America Relations
Regional integration and inter-regionalism
Societal impacts of trade agreements/ Values and trade
International Political Economy
Maria joined the Business School as a Lecturer in Microeconomics in September 2015. She is at the last stage of her PhD studies at the University of Leicester. Before joining Huddersfield, she taught at the Univesity of Birmingham, and before that worked as a senior economist in Russian Regional Development Bank. Her doctoral studies were sponsored by the ESRC.
Maria's research interests lie in the areas of Game Theory, Behavioural Economics and Information Economics. In her PhD thesis, she developed axiomatic models of social preferences and investigated information exchange between firms via industrial espionage. She also programmed and ran an economic experiment which studied preference for fairness in social dilemmas.
Maria is a lecturer for the following modules:
Intermediate Microeconomics and Quantitative Economics (2nd year BSc Economics)
Microeconomics (MSc Economics)
Assistant Professor of Public Health, University of California, Merced
Dr. Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor in Public Health at the University of California Merced in the fields of Social Epidemiology, Health Disparities, and Health Policy. Her current research focuses on health disparities, including oral health disparities, and the ways in which social and environmental factors affect health risk behaviors. Dr. Gonzalez’s research areas include tobacco control, and understanding the unexpected risks and benefits of tobacco control policies, as well as the linkages between tobacco use and other risk behaviors. Dr. Gonzalez also studies the ways in which health behaviors differ between first, second, and third generation Latinos. Dr. Gonzalez’s previous research has examined scientific and medical occupational pipelines, the passage of smokefree laws in the United States, as well as the passage of smokefree laws in the Netherlands.
Marianna holds degrees in medicine, health economics, and a PhD in public policy from London School of Economics and Political Science. Before joining academia in 2003 she has worked as a medical doctor in Greece, China, and the UK, as a volunteer and manager for humanitarian organizations Médecins du Monde and Médecins sans Frontiers in Iraq and Albania, and as the EU senior resident adviser to governments in transition (in Russia, Georgia and Armenia). Marianna is at present a Senior Editor for Organization Studies, and co-directs pro bono an online think tank Centre for Health and the Public Interest a charity that aims to disseminate research informing the public and policy makers (http://chpi.org.uk).
Marianna is also a Network Fellow at the Edmond J Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University in 2014-2015.
Professor of Sociology, The Open University
Marie is co-director of Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change. She researches diaspora and national media cultures comparatively, historically and ethnographically. Her interests cluster around South Asian and Middle Eastern diasporas, cultural transnationalism, and changing configurations of audiences and publics in relation to question of citizenship. Recent collaborative include: a large-scale study of the BBC World Service as a multi-diasporic institution; an exploration of the new politics of security via a collaborative ethnography of transnational news cultures in multi-ethnic British households in eight UK cities; a national survey with the BBC on the changing face of British humour, ethnic jokes and comedy. Marie was awarded an AHRC Public Policy Fellowship in 2011 to develop research on the interface between international broadcasting and social media, specifically in relation to the BBC Arabic Services.
Marieke Riethof has a PhD in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and is a lecturer in Latin American Politics at the University of Liverpool.
Her past research and publications focused on political strategies of the labour movement in Brazil, including the Latin American regional context. She is currently finishing a book on the trajectory and political strategies of the Brazilian labour movement. Her new research projects focus on Brazilian foreign policy in the context of international relations in Latin America. The project examines traditional as well as non-traditional areas of foreign policy, including environmental politics and human rights. In May 2011, she was an expert witness at the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee on UK-Brazil relations and Brazil's emerging global role. A second project deals with the role of transnational solidarity movements and exile in the opposition to military dictatorship in Chile with an initial focus on the UK.
Chief Research Scientist, Food Systems and the Environment, CSIRO.
Professor of Sociology, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
I am a professor of sociology at the University College of Oslo and Akershus in Norway. My main interests are gender studies, social politics and childhood and family Research.
My work includes analysing gender, the welfare state, vulnerable subjects and lately also differences in healthcare treatment to look at social inequality. I study standards and the general cultural understandings that produce what is understood as different, or deviant.
II have also published several international articles about research methods. Within qualitative methods I've discovered untapped data sources and developed new procedures.
Mark Beeson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Western Australia. Before joining UWA at the beginning of 2015, he was Professor of International Relations at Murdoch University. Previously he taught at the universities of Griffith, Queensland, York (UK) and Birmingham, where he was also head of department. He is co-editor of Contemporary Politics, and the founding editor of Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific (Palgrave)
I gained a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Lancaster in 1982, and an MA in Modern Social History at Lancaster in 1983. I was awarded my doctorate at the University of Warwick in 1989 on the history of betting and gambling in England from 1823-1961.
I have previously worked at the Open University and the University of Bedfordshire. Following my early research on the history of betting and gambling in Britain, I increasingly focused on suburbanization and new town development, and currently work on air raids, the reconstruction of London since the Blitz, and sectarianism and suburban housing in Belfast. So 'conflict and the city' sums up my present research neatly enough.
I have widespread academic impact. My research has been translated into Dutch, French, Italian and Japanese, and I have given conference and seminar papers in Australia, Britain, Canada, Belgium, Brazil, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Spain and the USA. I have over 450 citations on Google Scholar. I have also been widely interviewed by the media, notably for BBC Radio 4, BBC Three Counties Radio, and the Economist.
Serving on the AHRC Peer Review College, the Steering Committee of History UK (HE), the Editorial Board of Planning Perspectives, the Editorial Board of the University of Westminster Press, and the Editorial Board of the Journal of Administrative Sciences (Yönetim Bilimleri Dergisi (Turkey), I am actively engaged in national and international networks of academic historians. I am one of the international participants in the University of Antwerp's Urban Studies Institute network “Urban Agency: The Historical Fabrication of the City as an object of study”, a five-year programme of workshops that began in January, 2016. In December 2015 I was invited onto the 'Panel of experts' of the Romualdo del Bianco Foundation, Florence.
I have refereed articles for many historical journals, and also town planning journals. I am a peer reviewer for the AHRC, the Leverhulme Trust and FWO (Belgium).
Mark Giancaspro is a Lecturer at the University of Adelaide Law School. He holds an honours degree in Laws and Legal Practice from Flinders University and a PhD from the University of Adelaide. His legal employment background and research interests are both primarily commercial, with issues in contract law and its various applications being his principal theme. Mark teaches in contract law, business law, tort law and sports law and has published widely on matters including issues with the formation and renegotiation of contracts, and the doctrine of consideration. He is on the editorial committee for the Alternative Law Journal and has volunteered at community legal centres.
Mark Graham is an Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the OII, a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, and an Associate in the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment.
He has published articles in major geography, communications, and urban studies journals, and his work has been covered by the Economist, the BBC, the Washington Post, CNN, the Guardian, and many other newspapers and magazines. He is an editorial board member of Information, Communication, and Society, Geo:Geography, and the Environment, and Big Data and Society. He is also a member of DFID’s Digital Advisory Panel and the ESRC’s Peer Review College.
In 2014, he was awarded a European Research Council Starting Grant to lead a team to study 'knowledge economies' in Sub-Saharan Africa over five years. This will entail looking at both low-end (virtual labour and microwork) and high-end (innovation hubs and bespoke information services) in fifteen African cities.
Internet Geography, ICT for development, globalization, economic geography, transportation and communications, social theory, transparency, user-generated content, Southeast Asia, East Africa, zombies
You can follow him on Twitter at @geoplace
Associate Professor of Finance, UNSW Australia
Mark is an Associate Professor of Finance at UNSW Business School. His research interests are mainly in corporate governance and in law & finance. His work has appeared in major finance journals such as Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. He received his PhD in finance from UNSW in 2012 and has also received qualifications in law.
Dr Mark Lorch is a senior lecturer in biological chemistry at the University of Hull. He trained as a protein chemist, studying protein folding and function. His research now focuses on the chemistry of a broad range of biological systems including lipids, proteins and even plant spores.
Mark is also a dedicated science communicator, he blogs at www.chemistry-blog.com and occasionally for the Guardian. He gives regular talks to schools, the public and conferences (sometimes all at once, at science festivals or TEDx) and he occasionally pops up on the radio and TV explaining science and technology to a public audience.
Professor of Climatology, UCL
Mark Maslin FRGS is a Professor of Physical Geography at University College London. He is a Royal Society Industrial Fellowship and Founding Director of Rezatec Ltd. He is science advisor to the Global Cool Foundation, Climatecom Strategies, Sopra-Steria, and Carbon Sense Ltd. He is member of Cheltenham Science Festival Advisory Committee. Maslin is a leading scientist with particular expertise in past global and regional climatic change and has publish over 150 papers in journals such as Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change, The Lancet and Geology. He has been awarded research council, charity and Government grants of over £40 million. His areas of scientific expertise include causes of past and future global climate change and its effects on the global carbon cycle, biodiversity, rainforests and human evolution. He also works on monitoring land carbon sinks using remote sensing and ecological models and international and national climate change policies.
Professor Maslin has presented over 45 public talks over the last three years including UK Space conference, Oxford, Cambridge, Leeds, RGS, Tate Modern, Frontline Club, Fink Club, Royal Society of Medicine, British Museum, Natural History Museum, The Baker Institute, Goldman Sachs and the Norwegian Government. He has supervised 10 Research fellows, 15 PhD students and 25 MSc students. He has also have written 8 popular books, over 30 popular articles (e.g., for New Scientist, The Times, Independent and Guardian), appeared on radio and television (including Timeteam, Newsnight, Dispatches, Horizon, The Today Programme, Material World, BBC News, Channel 5 News, and Sky News). His latest popular book is the high successful Oxford University Press “Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction” the third edition was published in 2014 and has sold over 45,000 copies. Maslin was also a co-author of the 2009 Lancet report ‘Managing the health effects of climate change’. He was included in Who’s Who for the first time in 2009 and was granted a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for the study of early human evolution in East Africa in 2011. He is currently the Director of the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.
Senior Lecturer, QUT Business School, Economics and Finance, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Mark McGovern currently lectures in international economics and finance for international business at QUT. Funded industry research projects have included work for Queensland Main Roads on Financing Transport Infrastructure and for South West Natural Resource Management on Agricultural Viability.
Mark’s long term research interest is in industry development in open economies. This saw him invited to the 2020 Summit with follow up research on food security. He is an active member of the Rural Finance Roundtable Working Group.
As an applied economist with experience over many industries, he draws from theoretical areas of regional, industry and international economics; impact analysis; and economics more generally.
Mark has convened a number of summits and seminars to promote dialogues on matters of importance to the Queensland and Australian economies.
Mark joined GCU having just completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2015. His thesis examined the Republican party's challenge to the War on Poverty between 1964 and 1968 and he is currently working to expand it into book which will take the project into 1973 when the Nixon Administration closed the Office of Economic Opportunity (and thus effectively ended the War on Poverty).
He has taught primarily American History for over five years at a variety of institutions. He currently teaches an Honours course on the 1920s and 1930s in the US.
Mark is primarily interested in the political history of the twentieth century in the United States and the United Kingdom. In particular, he enjoys researching the influence of prominent politicians on their respective country's history. Are they able to instigate successful social change? Are they able to shape public opinion, or are they forever shaped by it? He is also especially interested in the intersection between politics and socio-economic policy in the US during the twentieth century.
Mark co-hosts and produces the American History Too! podcast with Dr. Malcolm Craig. Episodes on issues ranging from the 1920s Scopes Monkey Trial to the HIV/AIDS Crisis in the 1980s can be found on iTunes or http://americanhistorytoo.podbean.com/.
My research focuses on the transformation of African pastoral systems. I examine how pastoralists adapt to changing ecological, political and institutional conditions that affect their lives and livelihoods. I have been conducting research with pastoralists in the Far North Region of Cameroon since 1993. The long-term research has resulted in strong collaborations with local researchers, which has allowed me to develop innovative, interdisciplinary research projects with colleagues at the Ohio State University and the University of Maroua in Cameroon. Check out my website for more information about my research and teaching activities: http://mlab.osu.edu
Director, African Climate and Development Initiative, University of Cape Town
Mark New was appointed Pro-VC for Climate Change and Director of the ACDI in July 2011. He is also Professor of International Development (part time) at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on climate change detection, processes, scenarios, impacts and adaptation. He sits on the SA Global Change Science Committee, is on the editorial board of Environmental Research Letters, and various other science committees and reference groups.
Mark Payton, Ph.D., is a Professor and Head of the Department of Statistics at Oklahoma State University. He has been on the faculty at OSU for 25 years. His research spans many disciplines, including political modelling, biomedical sciences, and biology.
Professor in Computing and Information Systems, Edge Hill University
After gaining a PhD from the University of Liverpool, Mark worked for a number of large commercial organisations in software development. This work as allowed to gain a broad range of experiences in all aspects of the software lifecycle in industries which have represented the automotive, retail and financial sectors as well as working in consultancy for a number of years.
Since moving into Higher Education, Mark has been employed as a Professor in Computing and Information Systems, and has led courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in subjects such as Grid Computing, Distributed Systems and Java Programming. He has also introduced new subjects into the Computing curriculum in collaboration with colleagues, such as Physical Computing to engage the students with programming activities. Mark has also successfully supervised a number of students through the dissertation/project process and is currently the Programme Leader for BSc(Hons) Computing (Application Development) course and Programme Leader for the MSc Advanced Software Application course.
He has also worked with a number of external clients to develop novel solutions for interacting with customers. In this capacity, solutions have been developed using Microsoft Kinect cameras, Leap Motion, mobile devices and embedded systems.
Mark is currently the Director of the Centre for Data Analysis and Representation on behalf of the department. The group consists of an expanding team and is currently undertaking a number of research projects with national and international partners. Examples of the research projects which the group are investigating includes the Software Validation Project which is researching quality assurance of one of the most significant software models in the world. Mark is also leading the group’s involvement on the international HistorySpace project, and is working with national organisations in developing further projects. Mark is the lead academic on two KTP projects which are aimed at utilising data analytics and visualisation to enhance business processes for local SMEs.
Mark's research interests are in technology ecosystems around defining value and monetization; multi-channel operating model strategies; data standards, governance and compliance, and visualization strategies.
He has led large multi-division and multi-country transformation programs in a variety of public and private companies across their supply chains including retail, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, food & drink, electronics, utilities, transport, financial services and defense. Mark's experience includes new media multi-channel services, big data analytics and mobile ecosystems for new business models having worked directly in digital TV and media organizations and telecommuncations companies for marketing and new business services development.
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham
Mark Stuart is an Assistant Professor in the School of Politics and International Relations. For the last twenty years, his main research area (along with Professor Philip Cowley) has been in the realm of parliamentary voting behaviour. He has also published widely in the field of British political biography, having penned portraits of Douglas Hurd (1998) and John Smith (2005). His latest biography - on Eric Forth - is due to be published in the late autumn of 2017.
Mark Taylor is Dean of Warwick Business School, where he is also Professor of Finance. As well as previously holding a number of senior academic appointments, he has extensive experience of the finance industry as a foreign exchange trader and as a financial markets economist at both the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund. Prior to taking up the Deanship at Warwick in 2010, he worked as a Managing Director at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he led the European arm of a multi-billion dollar hedge fund.