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Nao Hagiwara

Professor of Public Health Sciences, Director of the Program on Health Disparities and Community Engagement Research, University of Virginia
Nao Hagiwara, PhD is a Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia. With training background in basic experimental social psychology, she grounds her applied health and healthcare disparities research in social psychology theories of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. She has obtained multiple NIH grants on healthcare providers' implicit bias and published over 50 scientific articles and book chapters. Her recent work on provider implicit bias has appeared in flagship journals and scientific magazines, such as the Lancet and Scientific American.

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Naoko Wake

Professor of History, Michigan State University
I am a historian of gender, sexuality, and illness in the 20th century United States and the Pacific Rim. I am intrigued by the ever-present tension between objectivity and subjectivity in medical and cultural practices, and by the historically changing ways in which sufferers, caregivers, and physicians have grappled with such tension.

I have written on the history of psychiatric and psychoanalytic approaches to homosexuality in my first book "Private Practices: Harry Stack Sullivan, the Science of Homosexuality, and American Liberalism" (Rutgers, 2011).

My second monograph concerns Japanese American and Korean American survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, titled "American Survivors: Trans-Pacific Memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki" (Cambridge, 2021). In this work, I have explored gender, racial, cross-national identities that emerged in Asia and Asian America in post-colonial contexts, and a range of grass-roots activism that took shape in response to the nuclear destruction: patient rights, civil rights, anti-war and -nuclear activism. I continue to be fascinated by personal experiences and memories of trauma, pain, and illness, and how they coexist and collide with social and cultural institutions.

My current project is about the history of disability among Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans. I work with graduate students in the US modern history, history of gender and sexuality, Asian American history, history of medicine, and history of nuclear weaponry.

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Naomi Baes

Research Assistant in concept creep - Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Melbourne
PhD student at the University of Melbourne - Social psychology/ Natural Language Processing

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Naomi Goldstein

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.

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Naomi Hay

Bachelor of Design (Honours) Convenor and Lecturer, School of Art and Design, Australian National University
Naomi is a Lecturer in the School of Art and Design, ANU, and researcher with the Institute for Climate, Energy, and Disaster Solutions (ICEDS). She holds a Bachelor Degree in the Built Environment (Int.Des.)(QUT), a Master of Design Futures (Hons.) (Griffith), and a PhD in Design (Griffith). Naomi’s research focuses on the role of design in strengthening community resilience for sustainable futures, where design is examined as a change agent in the arena of disaster risk and adaptive capacity in a changing climate. She has a strong commitment to the development of socially and environmentally responsible design practice working on collaborative projects with community, industry partners, regional councils, and not for profit groups. Specifically, she has extensive experience across stakeholder relations, co-design processes, and best practice processes on multi-actor teams.

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Naomi Hull

Research Assistant, Australian National University
Post Registration Bachelor of Nursing (ACU) 1995
Grad Cert Crit Care Nursing (NSW College of Nursing) 2001
IBCLC 2010
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.

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Naomi Levy

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.

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Naomi Lightman

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.

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Naomi Pullin

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.

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Naomi Stead

Director of the Design and Creative Practice Enabling Impact Platform, RMIT, RMIT University
Professor Naomi Stead is Director of the Design and Creative Practice Enabling Capability Platform at RMIT. With a long commitment to research-based advocacy in architecture, she was a co-founder of Parlour – now an internationally-recognized organization advocating for gender equity in the profession – and led the initial Australian Research Council project which underpinned it. More recently she led a major investigation of mental health and wellbeing among architecture students and practitioners. She has co-edited six books, including the award-winning Speaking of Buildings: Oral History in Architectural Research (Princeton Architectural Press 2019) with Janina Gosseye and Deborah van der Plaat; and After the Australian Ugliness (NGV & Thames and Hudson, 2020) with Tom Lee, Ewan McEoin, and Megan Patty. She was Contributing Editor to Architecture Australia (2005-2009), Editor of Architectural Theory Review (2011-2013), President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia & New Zealand (2017-2019), Head of Architecture at Monash University (2018-2020), and a Board Member of Open House Melbourne (2020-2023). She is widely published as an architecture critic – including currently for The Saturday Paper. In 2023 she was (state) winner of the Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture (UniSA) and a PhD (UQ).

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Naomi Stead

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.

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Naomi Ruth Pendle

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.

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Naomie Gendron

Medical Student, McGill University
I am a 4th year medical student at McGill. My research interests are suicide prevention and knowledge translation.

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Napoleon Katsos

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.

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Nareg Seferian

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.

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Narelle Hopkin (Towie)

Academic chair of journalism, Murdoch University
Narelle is a journalism lecturer and investigative journalist who has worked for leading news websites and newspapers. Her two-decade journalistic career began at Nature Magazine and she have worked across a range of media in TV news, online and print.

As Academic Chair of journalism at Murdoch University, Narelle runs the course across two countries and has been awarded a Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy.

As a freelance reporter, Narelle regularly reports on breaking WA news in politics, courts, health and police for publications, such as The Guardian. She specialises in environment, science and social equity issues and has investigated asbestos contamination in Wittenoom, groundwater mining, live export and state homelessness.

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Nargiz Travis

Project Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University
I hold a master’s degree in Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology from Freie University Berlin, Germany. I have over nine years of research experience in cardiovascular epidemiology and healthcare research, with main research areas in the epidemiology of chronic cardiovascular diseases, risk prediction algorithms, health promotion and interventions, health outcomes and health systems research, quality and efficiency in healthcare, and health technology assessment. I joined the Tobacco Regulatory Science field four years ago as a Project Director at the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University managing multiple federally-funded multi-site research projects. My research areas include health effects and use patterns of novel nicotine delivery systems with a focus on the use of simulation modeling for regulatory science. My research focuses on developing data inputs for state and federal policy simulation models by conducting systematic literature reviews, meta-analyses, and expert panels. My work intends to provide evidence to inform federal and policy decision-making.

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Narmin Tartila Banu

PhD Candidate, Marketing, Carleton University
I worked for 5 years in brand management at Reckitt Benckiser, and 3 years as a Consultant in SAP. Currently I'm pursuing a PhD in Marketing at the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University.

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Narnia Bohler-Muller

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.

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Nasar Meer

Professor in Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow
Nasar Meer is Professor of School & Political Science at the University of Glasgow.

He has been co-Investigator of The Impacts of the Pandemic on Ethnic and Racialized Groups in the UK (UKRI, 2021-2023) and Principal Investigator of the Governance and Local Integration of Migrants and Europe's Refugees (GLIMER) (JPI ERA Net / Horizon-2020).

​He was a Commissioner on the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (2020-2021) Post-COVID-19 Futures Inquiry, a Member of the Scottish Government COVID-19 and Ethnicity Expert Reference Group and the British Council's Outreach Program, and formerly elected co-Chair of Young Academy of Scotland (YAS), and elected Trustee of the British Sociological Association (BSA) and the Social Policy Association (SPA).

He is an elected Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE), and Trustee and Academic Committee Chair of the Stuart Hall Foundation.

He is currently co-Editor of Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power; co-Editor of 21st Century Standpoints (BSA and Policy Press) and co-Editor of Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series (PPICS).

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Nassim Jalali

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.

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Nasya Bahfen

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.

Research Summary
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.

Teaching
Nasya teaches subjects in the coursework Master of Journalism and supervises higher degree by research students.

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Natalee Garrett

Lecturer in History, The Open University
I was awarded a PhD in Modern History from the University of St Andrews in July 2021, graduating in June 2022. My area of specialism is 18th-century European history, focussing on popular culture and questions of identity (gender, social, national). I was awarded an MA (Hons) in History from Queen's University Belfast in 2016 and a BA (Hons) in English and History from Queen's University Belfast in 2015.

At present, my research is focussed on the British monarchy in the 18th century, and I am currently writing a biography of Queen Charlotte for Routledge's Queens of England monograph series.

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Natalia Gurgacz

Graduate Student, University of Victoria
I completed my Master of Science in Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. During that time I used the UVic ESCM to model the global impact of carbon leaching from marine plastic pollution on different oceanic and atmospheric variables.

I am generally interested in studying plastic pollution and the effects of pollutants on ecosystems and its' processes.

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Natalia Jevglevskaja

Research Fellow on the ARC Laureate Project on the data revolution (www.fintechrevn.org), UNSW Sydney
Natalia Jevglevskaja is a Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law and Justice of the University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney, Australia) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

In her role as a Research Fellow at the Australian Research Council Laureate Project ‘The Financial Data Revolution: Seizing the Benefits, Controlling the Risks’, she looks at how data and technology are transforming financial services in Australia and abroad and what measures may be required in the area of data and technology governance to facilitate innovation in finance.

Natalia’s broader research and teaching interests include general international law, comparative law, and the law of armed conflict.

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Natalia Kogut

Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music - Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
Natalia Kogut graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University in 2005, PhD in Law was awarded at Institute of State and Law named after V. Korezkiy of NAS (Ukraine). From 2009 till 2012 she was employed on different positions as a lawyer – from leading council to head of legal department of the Research Institute. She was combining legal practise with teaching.
After fleeing the war in Ukraine Dr Natalia Kogut held position of the research fellow in the University of Birmingham at the Department of Modern Languages, Cultures, Art, History and Music.
Sphere of scientific interests of Dr Natalia Kogut include: right to life and health, healthcare systems, ecological law, migrants’ rights, historical memory of migrants. The project with which she is dealing now is a Post Socialist Britain, where research is being conducted in the sphere of migrants and refugees’ welcoming, historical memory of migrants, aspiration and hopes of migrants. Also, Natalia Kogut is a specialist in human rights, right to health, comparative analyse of health care systems in different countries, she published quite a few articles in the sphere in scientific journals.

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Natalia Kucirkova

Professor of Reading and Children’s Development, The Open University
Natalia Kucirkova researches innovative ways of supporting children’s reading engagement with digital books and the role of personalisation in early years.

Her research takes place collaboratively across academia, commercial and third sectors. She developed an award-winning app ‘Our Story’ for children's story-making and has widely published on early literacy and children’s use of technology.

Natalia is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Governor for Swallowfield Lower School, Chair of the judging panel for the UKLA Children's Digital Book Awards, Co-Chair of the WG3 COST Action and Advisory Board Member for Save The Children. She has been commended for her engagement with teachers and parents at a national and international level.

Previous roles include:
- Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies & Early Years, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Lecturer in Developmental Psychology, Open University
-Visiting academic at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
- Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate, Booktrust and Open University, UK
-Visiting Pre-doctoral Fellow, Department of Education, Harvard University, USA

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Natalia Letki

Associate professor, University of Warsaw
I have trained as a sociologist, but my research falls at the intersection of sociology, political science and psychology, as I research attitudes and behaviour towards public goods, including tax and pro-environmental behaviour and co-production, as well as policy preferences, discriminatory behaviour, social capital, social trust and corruption. I have an extensive experience in research on ethnic minorities, and party policy and electoral strategy in post-Communist countries. I am particularly interested in the conditioning effect of social and spatial context.
Methodologically, I specialize in quantitative survey research, including survey experiments. I am widely experienced in working with cross-national survey data, including survey design and implementation.

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Natalia Piotrowska

PhD Candidate in International Relations, University of Kent

Natalia Piotrowska is a PhD Candidate in International Relations at the University of Kent. Her research areas include international security, foreign policy analysis and Turkish foreign and security policy (with a special focus on Turkish-Israeli relations). Natalia adopts an interdisciplinary approach to her research, and draws from psychology and sociology in order to further the understanding of domestic and foreign policy of states. In her PhD project, the role of friendship in International Relations is explored through the theoretical prism of ontological security.

Prior to beginning her PhD, Natalia was awarded a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Sciences (focus: foreign services) from the University of Wroclaw (Poland). During this time, she was also an exchange student at the Yeditepe University in Turkey (2008/2009) and the Belgrade University in Serbia (2010/2011). Natalia was awarded the Scholarship for Academic Achievements by the Institute of Political Sciences at the University of Wroclaw, the Scholarship for Academic Merit by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education and the University of Kent 50th Anniversary PhD Scholarship.

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Natalia Soares Quinete

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Florida International University
Dr. Natalia Soares Quinete's specialities include: Environmental and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry, PFAS analysis, Emerging Contaminants, Metabolites and Biomarkers. Her areas of reserach include: Method development based on mass spectrometry for targeted and non-targeted approaches with applications in environmental (exposomics) and bioanalytical chemistry (lipidomics and metabolomics); Monitoring and assessment of the occurrence, fate and transport of PFAS in environmental and biological samples
Biomonitoring of endocrine disruptor contaminants such as phthalates, hormones, PFAS, PCB metabolites, and other emerging compounds; and Study of biomarkers of exposure to a variety of environmental organic contaminants.

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Natalia Szura

Research Assistant in Psychiatry, Wayne State University
Natalia Szura is a Research Assistant at the Wayne State University Department of Psychiatry. She is based in Detroit, Michigan.

She graduated from the University of Michigan–Ann Arbor in 2022 with a BA in the English and Film, Television, and Media majors, as well as two minors, Writing and German.

During her time as an undergraduate student, she wrote for, and was promoted to Editor for, both the acclaimed
satirical newspaper, The Every Three Weekly, and feminist publication What the F magazine. Natalia has
over 30 written articles published by the former.

Natalia currently collaborates with scientists and doctors for academic and research writing for Wayne State University. Despite this, she holds experience writing for a range of audiences and contexts, including comedic writing, essay writing, persuasive writing, copywriting, blogging, and more.

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Natalia Telepneva

Lecturer in International History, University of Strathclyde
I am a Lecturer In International History at the University of Strathclyde, and specialise in the history of the Soviet Union and the Cold War, especially in Africa. I am the author of "Cold War Liberation: The Soviet Union and the Collapse of Portuguese Empire in Africa, 1961-1975" (UNC Press, 2022), which examines Soviet support for anticolonial movements in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau. I have also published several articles on Soviet and Czechoslovak intelligence in Africa and co-edited “Warsaw Pact Intervention in the Third World" (IB Tauris, 2018).

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Natalia I. Kucirkova

Professor Reading and Early Childhood Development, The Open University
Natalia I. Kucirkova is Professor of Early Childhood Education at The Open University, UK and at the University of Stavanger, Norway. Natalia’s research concerns innovative ways of supporting children’s book reading, digital literacy, and exploring the role of personalisation in the early years. Natalia’s research takes place collaboratively across academia, commercial and third sectors. Her latest book is "Inspirational Women in Academia Supporting Careers and Improving Minority Representation" by Routledge.
Photo: Anne Lise Norheim AYF

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Natalia Lozada Mendieta

Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Universidad de los Andes
Natalia's areas of interest include the study of pre-Hispanic rock art and ceramics from the Caribbean and Orinoco regions, with an emphasis on archaeometric studies and indigenous technologies. She has also studied the representation of indigenous people in the New Granada region during the early colonial period, using ethnohistorical sources and colonial-era paintings.

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Natalie Brown1

Research officer for the Welsh Institute of Performance Science, Swansea University
Dr Natalie Brown is a research officer for the Welsh Institute of Performance Science, based in the department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Swansea University.

Natalie has a background working as a physiologist in elite sport, optimising athlete performance. As part of this work she recognised the impact of female specific factors. As a result, Natalie has specialised in research relating to female athletes, focussed on the menstrual cycle and impact on elite performance to participation in physical activity. Her research works closely with Sport Wales and National Governing Bodies across Wales, along with schools to improve menstrual education provision.

Natalie has a particular focus on using her research to create change and translating knowledge into practice.

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