Professor, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. N. Zoe Hilton is a Professor of Psychiatry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Senior Research Scientist at Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care in Penetanguishene, Canada. She maintains an active research program that focuses on intimate partner violence, risk assessment, and risk communication. She authored the 2021 book, "Domestic Violence Risk Assessment," 2nd edition.
Dr. Hilton is also a registered psychologist and, prior to her current role, she provided and supervised psychological services in Waypoint's forensic division. Working in an applied setting, she seeks to conduct research that has direct implications for forensic mental health, policing, and correctional practice. This work includes a research and knowledge translation project on trauma among psychiatric workers, and a longitudinal study of the progress and outcomes of a cohort of men admitted to forensic psychiatry.
Associate Professor, Director of Digital Education Programme, Department of Educational Studies, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Are you ready for the digital future?
Despite technological advances, higher education has yet to benefit from technological innovations. Covid-19 forced universities to embrace online and hybrid learning and teaching supported by virtual learning environments (VLEs) and other tools. Many teachers are questioning whether this “new normal” should stay or if we should return to pre-pandemic approaches. These questions have prompted me to reflect on how we can use technology to improve education.
I’m Na (Lina) Li, Senior Fellow of Advance HE, Associate Professor and Director of Digital Education Programme in the Department of Educational Studies within the Academy of Future Education at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). As a researcher with over ten years of experience in higher education, I explore how technology can develop better education.
In one of my case studies, I interviewed teachers and managers from XJTLU to understand why they do not use technology in education. I have discovered that teachers only use technology in education when it has a clear purpose and benefit. For example, during Covid-19, teachers used technologies, such as Zoom, for distance teaching because the purpose and benefit were clear. However, before Covid-19, XJTLU implemented technology with similar functions, but teachers refused to use it.
My vision of research is to help universities consistently develop to adopt technology to provide quality education.
PhD Candidate in Management (Organizational Behaviour), University of Guelph
Nabhan is a PhD Candidate in Management at the University of Guelph (Guelph, ON). Previously, Nabhan has completed an M.A. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Regina, and a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Ottawa. Nabhan is particularly passionate about how individual experiences of disadvantage effect how we view the world, how we feel about each other, and how we react to our environments. He believes that focusing on individual needs is a pathway to creating a more equitable society. His research spans a number of relevant fields, including psychology, criminology, and business administration, and has been published in top-tier academic journals and presented in a variety of academic spaces.
Lecturer of Labour Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Nabiyla Risfa Izzati is a labour law lecturer in Faculty of Law Universitas Gadjah Mada. She is now a PhD student in Queen Mary University of London, researching on gender in gig economy. She completed her Bachelor of Law in Universitas Gadjah Mada in 2014 and her LLM degree in Leiden University, Netherland in 2015. Her research interest is in the labour law areas, specifically about labour rights, gig economy, and comparison study of international labour. She is also the Vice Director of Research Center for Law, Gender, and Society Universitas Gadjah Mada.
Nader Habibi is the Henry J. Leir Professor of Practice in the Economics of the Middle East at Brandeis University’s Crown Center for Middle East Studies. His current research project is focused on labor market conditions for university graduates in the Middle East. He also maintains a website on issues of underemployment and overeducation in developing countries (www.overeducation.org)
Before joining Brandeis University in June 2007, he served as managing director of economic forecasting and risk analysis for Middle East and North Africa in Global Insight Ltd. Mr. Habibi has more than 25 years of experience in teaching, research and management positions; including vice-president for research in Iran Banking Institute (Tehran), assistant professor of economics in Bilkent University (Ankara), research fellow and lecturer on political economy of Middle East at Yale University. The author of one book on bureaucratic corruption and several articles in refereed journals; he earned his Ph.D. in economics at Michigan State University.
His most recent research projects include an analysis of the excess supply of college graduates in MENA countries, impact of economic sanctions on Iranian economy and the impact of Arab Spring uprisings on economic conditions of the affected countries. Habibi also serves as director of Islamic and Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. He has recently published a work of fiction about Middle East geopolitics titled: Three Stories One Middle East (2014).
Professor, Luleå University of Technology
I have been working as a professor in the department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering at Lulea Technical University, Sweden since December, 2007. Prior to that, I worked as Professor at Al al-Bayt University, Jordan (1995-2007) and Baghdad University, Iraq (1976-1995). I obtained my PhD degree in hydrology from the University of Dundee, UK in 1976 and MSc and BSc in geology from the University of Baghdad, Iraq in 1968 and 1972 respectively.
My publications include more than 800 articles in international/national journals, chapters in books and 22 books. I have executed more than 30 major research projects in Iraq, Jordan, Sweden and UK and supervised more than 70 PhD and MSc students. I have received several scientific awards. The British Council on its 70th anniversary in 2004 gave me one of its 10 Cultural Relations Awards. In 2013 I received a best engineering research award from the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education. I am a member of the editorial board of 32 international journals.
Principal Research Fellow at the Institute for Sustainable Resources, UCL
I am an experienced researcher on economic, finance and policy aspects of climate change and related energy issues. Currently, I am a Principal Research Fellow with a proleptic Academic Appointment at UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (UCL ISR).
My work explores the cross-cutting role of finance in the global transition to a low-carbon economy, with a particular emphasis on avenues for integrating finance elements into climate policy design. In particular, I am applying complexity thinking and systemic approaches to the study of market structures for low-carbon finance, to identify points of policy intervention that lead to non-linear investment growth trajectories. In 2018, I was awarded an ERC starting grant (LINKS) focusing on the role of climate finance to meet the Paris goals (2019-2024).
I am also bringing research insights into policymaking and practical experience to bear upon academic studies. My research supported the work at several international public policy organizations, including the OECD, the Green Climate Fund and the World Bank. The impact of my contributions has been recognised through a few influential opinion pieces and coverage in top-tier media (e.g. Sustainable Views in the Financial Times, Bloomberg and Forbes).
I completed my PhD in Business Administration at Polytechnic University of Marche and University of California, Berkeley (co-tutorship of doctoral thesis) with a focus on energy financing policy.
My research interests include climate finance, networks and complexity approaches, policy evaluation methods, financing schemes, low-carbon investments and energy policy.
Associate Professor of Law, Wageningen University
Nadia Bernaz is Associate Professor in the Law group at Wageningen University (Netherlands). She holds a PhD in international law from Aix-Marseille University (France). Her research focuses on business accountability. Her book, Business and Human Rights - History Law and Policy, Bridging the Accountability Gap (Routledge, 2017) was rated as one of the best human rights books of all times. She has published in prestigious law and business journals such as Human Rights Quarterly, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the Journal of Business Ethics, Business and Society and the Business and Human Rights Journal. She has a strong international experience and has taught students and delivered training to companies, governments, and civil society organizations around the world. She is the book review editor of the Business and Human Rights Journal and the editor of Springer’s “New Approaches to Business, Human Rights and the Environment” book series.
ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cardiff University
Dr Nadia Haq is a ESRC postdoctoral fellow based at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University. Her doctoral research examined representations of Muslims in the media from the perspective of journalism practice. Her main research interests include journalism (legacy and digital), media and culture, and race, ethnicity and religion. Before joining academia, she was an international business journalist based in the Middle East for nearly a decade.
Associate Professor of Work and Employment, Nottingham Trent University
Dr Nadia K. Kougiannou is an Associate Professor of Work and Employment at Nottingham Business School. She also serves as the Deputy Director of Research Outputs at the institution. With a background in social anthropology, employment relations, HRM, and organizational behaviour, Nadia has extensive expertise in researching and teaching.
Her principal research interests include investigating the gig economy's impact on work and working conditions, the role of technology and app-work on employee voice, working conditions, and the employment relationship, employer practices and employee reactions in challenging contexts, such as economic recessions, and the impact trust and justice have on the operation and effectiveness of collective and representative voice.
Nadia has an impressive publication record, with her work appearing in renowned international journals such as the Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Human Resource Management Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations, British Journal of Management, New Technology, Work and Employment, and Journal of Business Research. Her publications are a testament to her dedication to advancing the field of work and employment relations and HRM through her rigorous and impactful research.
Apart from her academic work, Nadia is also an experienced consultant in the areas of employee voice, work in the gig economy, employment relations, trust, and organizational justice. With her outstanding academic credentials and expertise, she has much to offer her students and the wider community interested in the complex world of work and employment relations.
Assistant Professor, Sociology, Trent University
Nadiya is an Assistant Professor specializing in Critical Race, Black Studies, Islamophobia, and Anti-Black Islamophobia at Trent University. Nadiya is passionate about community-action research and working on issues of social justice and inclusion.
Professor of Psychology, Florida International University
As a researcher I am interested in potentially detrimental and beneficial interviewing techniques and their underlying cognitive and social mechanisms to improve the quality and quantity of witness and victim recall. I am further interested in examining real-world investigators’ perceptions, experiences and behaviors in a variety of settings including vulnerable witness and victim interviewing and forensic expertise.
Associate Professor of Communications, Elon University
Nafis Alam is an Associate Professor at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) in the University of Nottingham - Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Prior to this, he was attached with Monash University at Sunway campus where he worked as lecturer in finance. Before that he worked with Multimedia University, Malaysia and CMC Sudan where he was the coordinator of the International MBA program.
He has published quite extensively in the area of finance and his scholarly research has featured in leading journals like Journal of Assets Management, Journal of Banking Regulation, Journal of International Banking law & Regulation, Review of Islamic Economics; Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce and Journal of Financial Services Marketing among others.
He also co authored three books in Islamic Finance among them is Encyclopedia of Islamic Finance which is first of its kind and has sold over 1000 copies worldwide.Dr. Alam is also Visiting Lecturer for Durham Islamic Finance Summer School, Durham University, UK. He is reviewer for leading finance & Islamic finance journals. He has also participated in leading Islamic finance conferences worldwide among them significant was participation in Harvard Islamic Finance forum at Harvard Law School and Gulf Research Meeting at Cambridge University, UK.
Professor in Translation Studies, SOAS, University of London
Dr Nana Sato-Rossberg is a leading scholar in Translation Studies, with expertise in Japan and East Asia. She is currently Chair of the Centre for Translation Studies of SOAS. She is also an Executive Council member of International Association of Translation and Intercultural Studies and the founder of the East Asian Translation Studies conference series (since 2014). She is author of two monographs and five co-edited books in relation to Japan and East Asian Translation Studies. She has worked extensively on Japanese ethnic minority community and the translation of their cultures. She was PI of the UKRI/AHRC funded Covid-19 project Cultural translation and interpreting of Covid-19 risks among London’s migrant communities.
History of Translation Studies in Japan
Intergeneric translations (manga to film)
Translation of oral narratives or orality
The relationship between translation and power
East Asian Translation Studies
Postdoctoral research associate, UCL
I am a post-doctoral researcher in the Hellenthal group at UCL Genetics Institute. My research focuses on human population genetics.
My PhD, also at UCL, uncovered population structure and admixture in worldwide human groups and tried to relate these to historical factors, with a particular focus on African history.
Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, University of Waterloo
Nancy Goucher has been the Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute for five years. In her role, she ensures the water research produced at the university is actively used and impacts the way communities and governments prepare for and manage increasing water-related threats. She brings an extensive network and her experience with policy decision-making to this position. Previous to the University of Waterloo, Nancy worked for 10+ years to shape water policy conversations across Canada, particularly in the Great Lakes. Nancy has previously held positions at Freshwater Future, Environmental Defence and the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW). She successfully advocated for a ban on the use of microbeads in pharmaceutical products, increased funding for the protection of the Great Lakes, brought Ontario into Western Basin of Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement, and worked to ensure the passage of the Great Lakes Protection Act. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master’s degree in Planning in 2007. Her research focused on the identification of facilitating conditions for creating new knowledge and adapting to change in watershed-based organizations.
Professor of Political Science, Tulane University
Nancy Maveety is Professor of Political Science at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she teaches courses in constitutional law, judicial decision-making, and her latest special topics class “Booze, Drugs and the Courts.” She is the author of" Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: Strategist on the Supreme Court" and "Glass and Gavel: the U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol," as well as many scholarly works on the U.S. Supreme Court and American judicial politics, most recently Picking Judges (2016), a study of federal judicial selection politics styled as a presidential briefing book. She has also written an academic satire novel set in the Crescent City, The Stagnant Pool: Scholars Below Sea Level (2000).
Nancy Modesitt is an Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she teaches Employment Law and Employment Discrimination. Before becoming a law professor, she worked at the U.S. Department of Justice as well as at several large law firms, where she specialized in employment law, including employment discrimination law. She is the lead author of Whistleblowing: The Law of Retaliatory Discharge. In addition to her academic work on whistleblowing, Professor Modesitt has testified before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on its strategic enforcement plan and proposed restructuring that agency to improve its ability to combat discrimination.
Research Fellow, Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre, La Trobe University
Dr Nancy Sadka is a Research Fellow at La Trobe University's Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC), primarily in the Identification and Diagnosis research program. Dr Sadka' research originally focused on cognitive and curriculum development until she developed a passion for, and an interest in, autism.
Dr Sadka gained a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development (Early Childhood Education) with Distinction from the Lebanese American University. Dr Sadka has two minors in graduate Theology and Psychology and is fluent in French and Arabic. She was then awarded a scholarship to study in the United States, where she received her Masters and PhD from Bob Jones University in the areas of Cognitive Development and Curriculum Instruction.
Dr Sadka lectured on play and early development at the graduate department of the University of South Carolina and the subject of creative dramatics and learning at the Lebanese American University. Dr Sadka has a passion for research on autism spectrum disorder, where this research can be translated into the community to help support parents and carers of people on the autism spectrum across the lifespan. She also has an interest in co-occurring conditions in the early years including, but not limited to, Sleep Challenges, Anxiety, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Intellectual Disability.
In addition to her work in academia, Dr Sadka serves on several boards in the community for strategic planning and implementation of support for people with disabilities. She is also committed to working with faith-based communities for disability inclusion.
Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Thompson Rivers University
Nancy Southin is an Associate Professor at the Bob Gaglardi School of Business and Economics, Thompson Rivers University, where she teaches a variety of supply chain management courses. Her significant experience as a supply chain manager inspires her to pass on the importance of good supply chain management practices to students. Nancy’s research interests include responsible supply chains, and teaching innovations. She received her PhD from the University of Calgary.
- PhD (Management with Specialization in Operations Management)
- Masters of Business Administration (University of Calgary)
- Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurial Management) (Royal Roads University)
- Diploma of Technology (Operations Management) (BC Institute of Technology)
Professor of Sustainable Business Transformation, Munich Business School
Nancy E. Landrum, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sustainable Business Transformation at Munich Business School and Visiting Professor at Les Roches Global Hospitality Education. Dr. Landrum is co-author of Sustainable Business: An Executive’s Primer, co-founder of the Sustainable Business Network of Central Arkansas, and Principal at Sustainable Business Design Consulting and the Sustainability Training Institute. Dr. Landrum’s consulting, teaching, research, and service interests are in sustainable business practices, strong sustainability, stages of sustainability, biomimicry, circular economy, and base of the pyramid strategies.
Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Drexel University
Naomi E. Goldstein, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology, Co-Director of the JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology, and Director of the Juvenile Justice Research and Reform (JJR&R) Lab at Drexel University. Dr. Goldstein collaborates with community stakeholders to use social science research to improve juvenile justice policy and practice.
In partnership with juvenile justice agencies, she conducts translational research to guide large-scale system change, leads implementation projects to promote high-quality dissemination of juvenile justice reforms, and evaluates the effects of new programs and policy changes on youth and communities. For more than 20 years, her interdisciplinary work has emphasized the role of adolescent development in legal decision-making, justice-system policies and practices, and legal outcomes. She currently focuses on cross-systems efforts to dismantle the school-to-prison pipeline, reform juvenile probation systems, establish positive police practices, and address racial and ethnic inequalities in the justice system.
Dr. Goldstein has served as primary investigator, co-investigator, or consultant on more than $20 million in federal, state, and foundation grants and has authored or co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, books, forensic assessment tools, juvenile justice treatment manuals, and police training curricula. Dr. Goldstein has authored, co-authored, and contributed to national and state juvenile justice legislation, policy reports, and amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court. Additionally, she has served on the editorial boards of multiple academic journals, national organizations' strategic planning and research advisory committees, and juvenile justice work groups and policy committees. Using her translational research and implementation science expertise, Dr. Goldstein and her interdisciplinary Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab also provide training and technical assistance to jurisdictions and agencies seeking to enhance their juvenile justice systems.
Research Assistant, Australian National University
Post Registration Bachelor of Nursing (ACU) 1995
Grad Cert Crit Care Nursing (NSW College of Nursing) 2001
Masters of Public Health (Nutrition) UQ
As well as her university affiliation, Naomi Hull is also Senior Manager Breastfeeding Information and Research, Australian Breastfeeding Association.
Naomi Hull is a Registered Nurse and an IBCLC of 13yrs during which time she has had her own Private Practice in Brisbane. She attained a Masters of Public Health (Nutrition) in 2017. Her passion for breastfeeding and lactation began after the birth of her first baby and led to training as a peer support counsellor in 2006. During her Master of Public Health, her interest in the ‘bigger picture’ grew stronger and for this reason, chose to look at the implementation of the Australian National Breastfeeding Strategy (2010-2015) as the topic of her Dissertation. Naomi went on from there to become the National Coordinator of the World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative - bringing together the Australian team who have now completed two assessments of Australia’s policies and programs in 2018 and 2023. Naomi also works full-time in the National Support office of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, as a Senior Manager. Key priorities are to ensure up-to-date evidence-based information, advocacy and support of research both within the Association and supporting external projects that are relevant to ABA's mission and vision. She continues to feel strongly about finding a way to improve the breastfeeding experience for families by way of advocating for policy change in Australia.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Santa Clara University
Naomi Levy is Associate Professor of Political Science at Santa Clara University, a faculty affiliate at the Possibility Lab, and is a member of the Everyday Peace Indicators board of directors. Dr. Levy’s research centers on the relationships between ordinary citizens and the state. She employs community-based participatory methods to understand how the state can legitimize itself vis-à-vis the people and what might interrupt this process. With her work, she seeks to facilitate government responsiveness to community needs by amplifying the voices that are best placed to guide public servants.
Levy received her PhD from the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and also holds an MA in Social Sciences of Education from Stanford University School of Education. Her scholarship has been published in a broad range of academic journals, and she has received funding for her work from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Minerva Initiative, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the California Community Foundation / California 100 Initiative.
Associate Professor of Sociology, Toronto Metropolitan University
Naomi Lightman is Associate Professor of Sociology at Toronto Metropolitan University. Her areas of research expertise include migration, care work, gender, inequality, and research methodology. Her academic work has been published in journals including European Sociological Review, Journal of European Social Policy, International Migration Review and the Social Politics. In addition, she is the co-author of the second edition of the textbook Social Policy in Canada. Dr. Lightman has collaborated on research focused on immigration, race, and inequality with various social agencies and government bodies including Social Planning Toronto, the Wellesley Institute, the Calgary Local Immigration Partnership and the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association.
I am a historian of the early modern British Atlantic, with specific interests in the place of women within dissenting communities. I am currently adapting my PhD thesis (obtained from the University of Warwick in 2014) into a monograph titled: 'Female Friends and the early Quaker Community: Gender and Identity in the Atlantic Age, 1650-1750'. It advances existing knowledge on the experiences and social interactions of Quaker women in England and the colonies between 1650 and 1750 by reconceptualising the relationship between female identity and domesticity.
I am developing an innovate new research project on female enmity and conflict, entitled 'Making Enemies: Conflict, Disputes and the Cultivation of Female Identity in the early modern British Atlantic'. This project will provide the first in-depth study of female enmities in the 17th and 18th centuries and will question whether female antagonisms had a distinctly gendered dimension and how this transformed as it crossed the Atlantic.
I am currently working as a Teaching Fellow in Early Modern British History at the University of Warwick. In 2014-2015 I worked as a programme co-ordinator at the University of Oxford for the interdisciplinary research Centre Women in the Humanities (WiH), led by Dr Selina Todd and Dr Senia Paseta and co-ordinated the History Faculty’s Centre for Gender, Identity and Subjectivity (CGIS). I also acted as the Senior Editor for the Interdisciplinary Research Journal 'Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal' at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick and am also on the Steering Committee of the Women’s History Network and will be acting as Committee Liaison Editor for their journal Women’s History.
Dr Naomi Stead is Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland, and Deputy Director of the research centre ATCH (Architecture | Theory | Criticism | History). Her research interests lie in the cultural studies of architecture - in its production, reproduction, and reception, and the place of architecture in the broader cultural imaginary. Current research projects examine experimental writing practices in architecture, and the representation of architecture and architects in popular media. She was a co-investigator on the ARC Discovery project 'The Cultural Logic of Queensland Architecture: Place, Taste and Economy' (2011-2014) with Prof John Macarthur and Dr Deborah van der Plaat, and was the leader of the ARC Linkage project ‘Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership’ (2011-2015) which led to the founding of the award-wnning website Parlour: Women, Equity, Architecture, edited by Justine Clark.
Having been trained as an architect at the University of South Australia, Stead received her PhD from the University of Queensland, and has taught at the University of Technology Sydney, and the University of Queensland. Her doctoral thesis, ‘On the Object of the Museum and its Architecture’ (2004), examined the cultural politics of architecture in recent, purpose-built social history museums.
Stead edited the 2012 book Semi-Detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture (Uro, Melbourne, 2012). She was from 2012-2015 co-editor of Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research (Norrkoping, Sweden), and from 2011-2014 editor of Architectural Theory Review (Sydney).
Stead has been a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden, and a UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Her scholarly work has been published in anthologies such as Critical Architecture (Jane Rendell et al. eds, Routledge, London, 2007), Architecture and Authorship (Katja Grillner et al. eds, Black Dog, London, 2007) and Architecture, Disciplinarity and Art (Andrew Leach and John Macarthur eds, A & S Books, Ghent, 2009), and Mongrel Rapture (Mark Raggatt and Matiu Ward eds, Uro, Melbourne, 2015). She has published in journals including the Journal of Architecture, Volume, OASE, Performance Research, JAS: Journal of Australian Studies, Fabrications, and Critical Studies in Television. She is a past Editorial Board member of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand, and has edited three volumes of conference proceedings. She has supervised eleven PhD and research Masters students to completion, and been a keynote at Australian and international conferences.
Stead also maintains a number of ‘para-academic’ writing, exhibition, and art projects. These include the 2009 exhibition ‘Mapping Sydney: Experimental Cartography and the Imagined City’ at the UTS DABLab; the 2015 exhibition 'Hung Out to Dry: Space, Memory, and Domestic Laundry Practices,' with Kelly Greenop and Allison Holland at the UQ Art Museum; the 2015 exhibition 'Portraits of Practice: At Work in Architecture' with Justine Clark, Maryam Gusheh and Fiona Young at the Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney. In 2009 Stead made a series of short films for the UTS Equity and Diversity Unit in collaboration with Sam Scotting; she has an ongoing writing collaboration with Dr Katrina Schlunke of UTS; and continues an ongoing visual research project Documentation: The Visual Sociology of Architects.
Stead is widely published as an art and architectural critic, having written more than fifty commissioned feature and review articles in industry magazines. These include Places Journal (for which she is a columnist), Architecture Australia (of which she was a contributing editor 2003-2012), Architectural Review Asia Pacific, Monument, Artichoke, Pol-Oxygen, and [Inside]: Australian Design Review. In 2008 she was awarded the Adrian Ashton Prize for architectural writing by the NSW chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Lecturer in International Development, University of Bath
Naomi is a Lecture in International Development in the Social and Policy Science Department at the University of Bath. She was formerly an Assistant Professor at the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Since 2010, she has carried out ethnographic and qualitative research in South Sudan on governance during war and peace. This has included research on patterns of violence, public authority, revenge, peace meetings, armed mobisations, humanitarian protection, Nuer prophets and famine. Her book 'Spiritual Contestations – The Violence of Peace in South Sudan' will be published in 2023.
Medical Student, McGill University
I am a 4th year medical student at McGill. My research interests are suicide prevention and knowledge translation.
Senior Lecturer Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge
Napoleon Katsos is interested in how experimental research in language acquisition and processing can inform theoretical linguistic inquiry and vice versa. His particular focus is in the area of semantics and pragmatics, especially implicature, presupposition and quantification. Together with colleagues, he has been awarded grants by the AHRC, the British Academy, the ESRC, and other funding bodies to work on aspects of experimental pragmatics with typically- and atypically-developing children and adults.
Napoleon is also interested in bilingualism, and is a founder member of the Cambridge Bilingualism Network.
Ph.D. Candidate, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech
Nareg Seferian defended his dissertation at the School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech in February, 2023. His doctoral research focussed on the province of Siunik in southern Armenia, using it as a case in investigating changes in geographical imaginations and the geopolitical culture of the country following the Second Karabakh War of 2020. From 2013 to 2016, he served on the faculty at the American University of Armenia. Nareg Seferian has conducted research, run courses, and delivered talks in Armenia, Turkey, Austria, and the United States. He holds a master's in international affairs from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna and a bachelor's in classical liberal arts from St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His published writings are available at naregseferian.com.
Divisional Executive, Developmental, Capable and Ethical State research division, Human Sciences Research Council
Professor Narnia Bohler-Muller holds the degrees of BJuris LLB LLM (UPE) LLD (UP). Previously she was Professor of law at Vista University and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) before joining Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) as research director of social sciences in 2011.
Currently Prof Bohler-Muller is Divisional Executive of the Developmental, Capable and Ethical State research division at the HSRC. a former Adjunct Professor of the Nelson R Mandela School of Law at the University of Fort Hare and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State.
Prof. Bohler-Muller has over 100 peer reviewed publications and has co-edited five books on gender violence; human trafficking, the dynamic of BRICS, the evolution of the Constitution and the Blue Economy. She is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa and served as presiding officer for the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in Port Elizabeth for 7 years. Amongst others she has completed research consultancy work for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on HIV/AIDS, human rights and access to justice; and the Institute for Child Witness Research and Training on gender-based violence.
She has completed research fellowships at Griffith University?s law faculty in Brisbane, Australia; Birkbeck School of Law in London, UK; and the BRICS Policy Centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prof Bohler-Muller represents South Africa as the head of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Academic Group.
Her research interests include international and constitutional law; human rights, democracy and social justice.
Final year PhD student researching Sylvia Plath's nature poetry, University of Huddersfield
I have a BA Honours in English and MA in Twentieth Century Literature from the University of Leeds. I am currently in my final year of PhD research at the University of Huddersfield. I am researching ecological readings of Sylvia Plath's poetry. I am also a qualified English teacher; I spent 12 years working as Head of Literature at a prestigious sixth form college in Yorkshire. I currently work part time in a high school in London, whilst I complete my doctorate.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Media and Communication, La Trobe University
Nasya Bahfen is a senior lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at La Trobe University. She has taught at Monash University, UNSW, and RMIT and was previously a a radio and online journalist and producer for ABC Radio Australia and SBS. Her freelance writing and commentary includes feature articles and opinion pieces for the Age, Daily Life, the Far Eastern Economic review, and the Brunei Times; and hour-long radio documentaries for ABC Radio National and ABC Grandstand Digital. Nasya has postgraduate qualifications (PhD) in the sociology of the media, and extensive media and communications teaching and research experience. She has a first class honours degree in media from LaTrobe University and an undergraduate degree in journalism from RMIT.
Nasya's doctoral dissertation and research activity reflects the theme of internationalisation and diversity in the media and online, including the media of southeast Asian (Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore) and Australia.
Nasya teaches subjects in the coursework Master of Journalism and supervises higher degree by research students.