Lead Researcher, RMIT University
Natasha Ward is an Aboriginal teacher and researcher. They have a passion for Indigenous knowledges being incorporated into western education systems.
Senior Lecturer, Melbourne Graduate School Of Education, The University of Melbourne
Dr Natasha Ziebell is a Lecturer at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She has worked extensively in designing and implementing initial teacher education programs, and conducts professional learning programs for teachers.
Her research focuses on how curriculum and assessment are aligned, designed and implemented to cater for all students. A distinguishing feature of her work is its collaborative nature, bridging disciplines and involving co-design with schools, institutions and education departments. She has worked on various projects that support collaboration to optimise curriculum design and implementation.
Natasha started her career as a teacher in Early Childhood Education and Primary Schools.
Professor of English and Associate Dean (McGill Library), McGill University
Currently Associate Dean of McGill University Library with oversight of ROAAr, a group of rare and special collections units. I have previously served as Associate Dean of Arts, and Associate Provost of the University. My research and teaching focuses on the evolution of literary and culinary tastes in Canada. My most recent project involves scrutiny of a forgotten food-related practice involving riddles, which has extended my focus to Britain and America of the nineteenth century. I am a full professor in the Department of English.
Professeure en biochimie des interactions hôte-virus, Université de Montréal
Nathalie Grandvaux, Ph.D est professeure titulaire au département de biochimie et médecine moléculaire et chercheure au Centre de recherche du CHUM depuis 2005. Depuis 2020, elle est directrice adjointe scientifique - affaires étudiantes et postdoctorales au CRCHUM. Elle détient un diplôme d'ingénieur en biochimie de l‘Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, France (1996) et un doctorat en Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire à l'Université Joseph Fourier de Grenoble, France (1999). Après un stage postdoctoral à l’Université McGill (2000-2004) où elle se spécialise dans l’étude des interactions hôte-virus, elle rejoint l’Université de Montréal et le CRCHUM comme chercheure indépendante.
Les travaux de son groupe visent à élucider l’impact des interactions initiales entre un virus et son hôte – en portant une attention particulière sur la réponse interféron et le métabolisme redox – sur l’évolution d’une infection. Ces études s’inscrivent dans un effort global d’identifier des cibles pour le développement de nouveaux traitements antiviraux à large spectre ciblant des mécanismes cellulaires. Ses travaux ont également des applications possibles pour des traitements transformateurs pour toute une gamme de maladies autoimmunes et inflammatoires, incluant des maladies rares comme les interferonopathies.
Ses travaux de recherche, financés par les IRSC, CRSNG, et FRQS et soutenues par des fonds d’infrastructure de la FCI, Elle est coauteur de 78 publications révisées par les pairs citées plus de 7700 fois. Elle est régulièrement invitée à donner des conférences au Canada et à l'étranger. Elle est également très régulièrement sollicitée comme examinateur des programmes de subvention et comme membre de plusieurs comités aviseurs. Elle a présidé le comité « système respiratoire » des IRSC et est actuellement membre du comité consultatif de l’institut III des IRSC. Elle est co-fondatrice et de la Société Canadienne pour la Virologie, un organisme sans but lucratif visant à promouvoir l'avancement de l'éducation, la diffusion et l'application des connaissances liées à la Virologie, dont elle a assuré la présidence jusqu’en 2020.
Suite à la déclaration de la pandémie de la COVID-19, elle a co-fondé et co-dirigé le Réseau Québécois COVID-Pandémie à la demande des FRQ. Elle est également adjointe au pilier stratégies et thérapeutiques antivirales du réseau CoVarr-Net pour l’études des variants du SRAS-CoV-2. Elle est rapidement devenue une des porte-parole de la communauté scientifique dans la lutte contre le SRAS-CoV-2 avec de nombreuses apparitions dans les médias dans lesquels elle défend les informations fondées sur les données probantes.
Associate Professor of Thermo Fluid Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Nathalie Vriend leads the Granular Flow Laboratory. She is an expert in performing detailed laboratory experiments and targeted field work involving particulate flows such as sand and snow. In addition, she also employs numerical simulations and theoretical modelling to complement observations, often in collaboration with scientists from multidisciplinary fields. She has active projects in granular rheology and avalanching, and dune structure and migration. In the past she worked on the dynamics of real snow avalanches, singing sand dunes, silo honking, and seismic wave propagation. Flowing granular materials arise everywhere around us, in industry from pharmaceutical processes to bulk goods transport lines, and in nature from snow avalanches to devastating landslides. To mitigate industrial economic losses and reduce hazards of naturally occurring flows, we need to be able to measure and model static and flowing granular materials, with transitions strongly depending on the spatial boundary conditions of the flow, external forcing, and time-dependent starting and stopping phenomena.
Lecturer in Media and Communication, University of Surrey
I am a Lecturer in Media and Communication in the Department of Sociology. Before joining the University of Surrey in September 2020, I researched and taught at Bournemouth University, Birmingham City University, the University for the Creative Arts, and Roehampton University. I hold a PhD in Cultural Studies from Roehampton University.
My research is situated within the field of feminist media studies, with a focus on formations of feminism and postfeminism in popular culture and media. I am especially interested in the construction of these formations in popular music on the one hand, and political communication (in its broadest sense) on the other.
At Surrey, I teach on the undergraduate modules on the BSc Media and Communication and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Teaching Fellow, University of Otago
As an accomplished Teaching Fellow at the University of Otago's esteemed Otago Business School, I have been instrumental in transforming the way businesses engage with their stakeholders. My role encompasses advising the industry sector on cutting-edge stakeholder engagement practices, as well as creating robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks that drive results.
I am passionate about designing innovative learning experiences that explore the critical intersections of Business, Government, and Society.
As the Co-Director of the Master of Sustainable Business program, I have been at the forefront of molding future leaders who are primed to excel in the rapidly evolving business landscape. My expertise in supervising and coordinating research projects for Master's students has enabled them to achieve their academic goals and contribute to the field of sustainable business.
I also take pride in my role as the Academic Lead for the Winds of Change Programme, where I strive to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the dynamic world of business and effect positive change.
Assistant Dean for Student Success and Well-Being and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Florida International University
Nathaly Shoua Desmarais works within the Office of Student Affairs overseeing student personal and academic counseling, as well as health and wellness programs. Desmarais’ areas of interest span from medical student well-being and mental health to resident and physician well-being and mental health. She is also interested in professional well-being including faculty and staff.
Nathan Kerrigan is a Research Assistant at Coventry University. He uses ethnographic approaches to explore a number of issues around identity, community and exclusion. This research tends to examine the ways rural identities are maintained and protected from wider social pressures such as urbanisation, neoliberal expansion and population growth. In this, he has focussed on the ways in which prejudices, such as racism, against minority ethnic groups are worked up as unintended consequences.
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University
I received my Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Policy from Princeton in 2021, after which I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Princeton before beginning as an Assistant Professor at Purdue University in 2022. I study biased beliefs that contribute to inequality, including stereotypes people hold about individuals in poverty and about individuals who experience gender-based violence. I also study decision-making, especially related to how context shapes people's judgments and choices.
Senior Postdoctoral Data Scientist, Twin Research & Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London
Nathan Cheetham is a quantitative researcher studying the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic on health. Nathan is focused on understanding the role of social factors on health outcomes in the United Kingdom.
Since 2021, Nathan has been at King's College London, where he has worked with the TwinsUK and COVID Symptom Study Biobank studies, researching immune response to COVID vaccination and the long term effects of COVID infection on cognition and everyday functioning.
Nathan has a background in physical sciences, completing his MSci in Natural Sciences at Durham University in 2013. He then moved to Imperial College London where he earned his PhD in Physics in 2018, researching new materials for solar energy applications.
Following his PhD, Nathan moved to NHS North East London Clinical Commissioning Group in 2019, working as a data analyst and manager. During the coronavirus pandemic, Nathan developed a mathematical model to estimate the effects of easing restrictions on hospital admissions (Cheetham et al., Scientific Reports, 2021), created a interactive tool for senior leadership to track COVID-19, and joined the North East London vaccination program team to help set up and deliver COVID-19 vaccinations.
Teaching Associate, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham
I am a Teaching Associate at the University of Birmingham, interested in issues related to governance, the state, and crisis management. My recently completed doctoral research examines the use of post-crisis inquiries in the UK.
Associate Professor of Religion, Miami University
Dr. French's research interests closely parallel his teaching interests. His research background is in Islamic law, Islamic legal theory, Islamic theology, and contemporary Middle East history. Within these, Dr. French's research explores how contemporary Jihadi-Salafi movements, such as al-Qa'ida and ISIS, appropriate and re-interpret Islamic law and theology for their sociopolitical projects.
He is presently completing his monograph, And God Knows the Martyrs: Theodicy, Violence, and Asceticism in Jihadi-Salafism.
PhD candidate in Psychology, Monash University
Nathan Higgins is a 4th year PhD candidate at the Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University in Australia. His work focuses on the responsible research and innovation of neurotechnologies, with a specific emphasis on ethical issues related to post-trial access to implantable neural devices. He completed his undergraduate and honours degrees at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Neuroscience. Nathan has recently concluded a full-time research assistant position at the Monash Bioethics Centre, where he was a member of a core team engaged in a Wellcome Trust-funded horizon scan of bioethical issues in anxiety, depression, and psychosis research. He has served as the Chair of the International Neuroethics Society's Student / Postdoc Committee since 2023 and is a co-lead of the society's Neural Interfaces Affinity Group.
I am a Chancellor's Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Economics Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney and a research affiliate of the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). My main research interests are public policy, health economics and behavioural economics. I am particularly interested in the formation of peoples' risk attitudes and what these attitudes mean for their life outcomes, understanding peoples' demand for private health insurance, and causal evaluation of government programs.
INSPIRE Postdoctoral Researcher at APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork
Dr Nathan Nuzum completed an undergraduate degree in Exercise and Sports Science at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. Nathan then completed his honours in neurophysiology, conducting research in relation to motor control and using brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation. Nathan translated this exercise and neurophysiology experience into a broader project for his PhD where he investigated the gut microbiome across typical healthy ageing and in Parkinson's disease. Nathan has recently taken up a postdoctoral research position at APC Microbiome Ireland.
Doctoral Student, Faculty of Education, Queen's University, Ontario
I am currently completing the second year of my PhD studies in the Faculty of Education at Queen's University. My area of research is classroom assessment. Specifically, my work examines the ways in which teachers and students leverage classroom assessment to facilitate student learning. My work has been published in top education journals, such as the Journal of Educational Research, and I am currently building my academic publishing record. Prior to beginning my Master of Education studies in 2019, I was a secondary school English Language Arts teacher in the United Kingdom for 5 years.
Doctor of Criminology, Australian Catholic University
Nathan completed his doctorate at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University. His primary research area is in the investigation process in missing body homicide investigations with a focus on investigative interviewing to retrieve the spatial memory of suspects and patterns of hiding behaviour. Nathan has conducted research investigating both perceptions of rape trial testimony and conducted interviews with incarcerated domestic violence offenders. He has additional knowledge in the psychology of criminal behaviour, theory of policing and research methodology. Currently he is researching the impact of the prison visitation process on visitors.
Affiliate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
Nathan Sanders is a data scientist focused on creating open technology to help vulnerable communities and all stakeholders participate in the analysis and development of public policy.
As a Berkman Klein Center Fellow in 2020-2021, Nathan helped create the Harvard Climate Justice Design Fellowship program and the Massachusetts Platform for Legislative Engagement (MAPLE).
Nathan has helped build and lead data science teams in industry at Legendary Pictures, WarnerMedia, and Flagship Pioneering, developing and applying methods in Bayesian inference, natural language processing, computer vision, and deep learning. In the policy domain, he has built open source applications for participatory oversight of environmental regulation in collaboration with the Mystic River Watershed Association in Massachusetts; developed statistical methods for public health analysis modeling long term trends in the rate of mass public shootings; and served as a science policy fellow in the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representative.
Nathan is a co-founder of the astrophysical literature digest Astrobites, the multi-lingual association of graduate student science writing collaboratives ScienceBites, and the international science communication workshop series ComSciCon.
He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Physics and is an Associate Editor of the Harvard Data Science Review.
Nathan did his undergraduate work in Physics and Astrophysics at Michigan State University and earned his PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from Harvard University.
Assistant Professor of Media Studies, University of Colorado Boulder
Nathan Schneider is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he leads the Media Economies Design Lab. His most recent book is Governable Spaces: Democratic Design for Online Life.
Associate Professor in Twentieth-Century Literature, University of Birmingham
I teach and research early twentieth-century literature, with a core emphasis on the life, work, and controversies of the painter and writer Wyndham Lewis (1882-1957). All of my research is collaborative—with students, postdoctoral scholars, university administrators, and individuals based outside of higher education—and I seek always to make my teaching similarly reciprocal, treating literary scholarship as an urgent conversation about culture and its indispensable place in the world.
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow – Climate Science, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Nathanael Melia is a Senior Research Fellow (Adjunct) in Climate Science at the New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute (NZCCRI) at Victoria University of Wellington. He completed his BSc and MSc in Meteorology at the University of Reading. After a brief stint as a military officer in the RAF, he returned to the Meteorology Department at Reading for a PhD with Prof. Ed Hawkins and Keith Hains on opening Arctic sea routes.
In 2016 he moved to Aotearoa New Zealand, with his wife working remotely on his decadal sea ice forecasting postdoctoral research. He worked at the New Zealand Forest Research Institute (Scion) for three years on several climate-related topics, from policy and mitigation to extreme weather events and climate change. Nathanael started at NZCCRI in 2020, working with Prof. Dave Frame on climate change emergence; in 2021, he transferred to an adjunct position while he began Climate Prescience Limited to deliver climate change risk assessments to New Zealand based entities.
Assistant Researcher in Climate Policy, Tufts University
Nathaniel Dolton-Thornton is an Assistant Researcher for the Climate Policy Lab in The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He completed his graduate studies as a Marshall Scholar at the universities of Cambridge (MPhil Geographical Research) and Oxford (MSt Critical Translation), and his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley (BS Environmental Science, Policy, & Management). From 2021–22, he served as a Blakemore Freeman Fellow in National Taiwan University’s International Chinese Language Program. Other relevant experiences include collaboration with Dr. Elia Apostolopoulou, Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellow at the University of Cambridge, on an edited volume on the social and environmental impacts of China’s Belt and Road Initiative; research assistance at the California-China Climate Institute; coding for the Oxford Coronavirus Government Response Tracker; and work as an environmental journalist. His writings have appeared in the Journal of Rural Studies, Land Use Policy, Orion, and elsewhere.
At the Climate Policy Lab, Nathaniel’s research centers on China, the Belt and Road Initiative, and the role of critical minerals in the energy transition. He also collaborates with climate policy experts and government officials in several countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia to conduct climate policy gap analyses.
PhD Candidate, Developmental Psychology, Simon Fraser University
Nathaniel Johnson is a current PhD Candidate in Developmental Psychology at Simon Fraser University under the supervision of Dr. Hali Kil. He holds an MSc from Trent University and aspires to be a professor in the future. Nathan's research interests include mindfulness, mindful parenting, and well-being across the lifespan. As part of Dr. Kil's All Families Lab, Nathan is currently working on several projects concerning individual differences in mindfulness, the measurement of mindfulness, the bidirectionality of mindfulness skills within parent-child dyads, and the mental health and well-being implications of mindfulness.
Honorary Associate, Sydney Environment Institute, University of Sydney
Nathaniel Pelle is an Honorary Associate of the Sydney Environment Institute where he has contributed to expert submissions on offshore oil and gas regulation and environmental impact assessments.
He is the current Business and Nature Lead at the Australian Conservation Foundation, working to transform the way businesses value and manage their interactions with nature in Australia. He is an experienced sustainability advocate and strategist who has led Australian and international campaigns on sustainable agriculture, fishing, commodity supply chains, and oil and gas exploration. He previously led Greenpeace Australia Pacific’s Oceans and Oil campaigns.
He has studied a Bachelor of Arts (politics, policy and governance) at the University of Newcastle, Master of Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney, and he is undertaking postgraduate study at the Fenner School, Australian National University.
Lecturer in Research Evaluation and Student Engagement, Sheffield Hallam University
Nathaniel Pickering is a Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement, Evaluation and Research at Sheffield Hallam University. Nathaniel works on internal and external research and evaluation projects that examine what works to improve student outcomes across access, attainment, retention, and progression, with a particular focus on widening participation. Much of his work is focused on using theory-based evaluation to improve programmes of change and impact, and he has recently launched a game-based resource, ChangeBusters, to support university staff in developing a theory of change. Nathaniel is in the final stages of undertaking a PhD at Lancaster University that examines the impact of crisis events on English higher education policy.
Ph.D. Candidate in Health Policy, Vanderbilt University
Nathaniel Tran (they/he) is a PhD candidate in the Department of Health Policy and graduate research associate with the Vanderbilt LGBTQ+ Policy Lab.
Their research examines the role of health and social policies in advancing LGBTQ+ health equity. They use a variety of data (e.g. electronic health records, national surveys, and one-on-one interviews) to understand how our laws, policies, and cultural norms impact population health. Their dissertation research exams the role of provider, state, and federal policy on sexual and gender minority aging outcomes such as age-appropriate cancer screening and dementia risk.
Their previous experiences include research at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance, research as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Buenos Aires, and community outreach at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They hold a bachelor's degree in Gender Studies and Spanish from Tufts University.
Nauro Campos is Professor of Economics and Finance at Brunel University London, a post he has held since 2005. He is also a Research Fellow at IZA-Bonn and a Research Professor at ETH-Zürich. His main fields of interest are political economy and European integration. He has previously taught at the Universities of Bonn, CERGE-EI (Prague), Newcastle, Paris 1 (Sorbonne) and Warwick. He was a Fulbright Fellow at Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore), a Robert McNamara Fellow at The World Bank, and a CBS Fellow at Oxford University. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the (Central) Bank of Finland and was a visiting scholar (usually more than once) at the IMF, World Bank, European Commission, University of Michigan, ETH, USC, Bonn, UCL and Stockholm. From 2009 to 2014, he was seconded as Senior Economic Advisor/SRF to the Chief Economist of the Department for International Development (during the reigns of both Winters and Dercon.) He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles) in 1997, where he was lucky enough to learn about institutions from Jeff Nugent and Jim Robinson and (more than) happy to be Dick Easterlin’s RA for three years. His research has been supported, among others, by the European Commission, World Bank, Spencer Foundation (Chicago), Department for International Development, and the Economic and Social Research Council.
Canada Research Chair in Health Justice at the University of Toronto and staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Unity Health Toronto, University of Toronto
Nav Persaud is a family physician in Toronto and the Canada Research Chair in Health Justice
As a former Assistant Director in a jurisdictional Ambulance Service and having served on the executive of the Professional Board for Emergency Care in South Africa, Navin is experienced in health systems management and regulation. His research and policy interest includes critical theory, transformative pedagogy, gender-based violence prevention and evidence-informed decision making that intersects state and civil society interests in emergency care professionalisation and in particular gender-based violence prevention. Navin was immediate past Chair of the Faculty Ethics Committee at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology and co-chair of the Belgium Red Cross First Aid for First Responders Evidence-based Medicine (EBM) project in sub-Saharan Africa and is a certified alternate dispute resolution mediator (Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town). He supervises higher degree research in South Africa and Australia, in the fields of Paramedicine, social inclusivity, health professions education, emergency and forensic medicine. Navin holds: a PhD in Forensic Medicine, a Master of Public Health, Higher Diploma in Education, Bachelor of Technology in Emergency Medical Care and a National Diploma in Ambulance and Emergency Care. More recently, he completed certification from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Recognising and Responding to Sexual Violence.
Professor of Higher Education, University of Mississippi
Neal Hutchens is a Professor of Education at the University of Mississippi (effective July 2016). Neal previously held faculty appointments at Penn State University and the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on legal issues in higher education, with a key strand of his scholarship dealing with issues related to faculty independence and autonomy. An important extension of his research in this area relates to challenges confronting non-tenure-track faculty. Neal also examines legal questions related to college students’ First Amendment rights. He was the 2015 recipient of the William A. Kaplin Award from the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law.
Neal’s scholarship has appeared in publications that include the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Journal of College and University Law, Counselor Education and Supervision, Kentucky Law Journal, West's Education Law Reporter, Journal of Law and Education, and Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice. Neal is on the editorial board for The Review of Higher Education and for Education Law & Policy Review and is a member of the authors' committee for West's Education Law Reporter. He also serves on the Litigation Committee for the American Association of University Professors. Neal is a member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys. He is also a part of the author team—along with William A. Kaplin, Barbara A. Lee, and Jacob H. Rooksby—for the upcoming sixth edition of The Law of Higher Education.
Neal Hartman is a Senior Lecturer in Managerial Communication at the MIT Sloan School of Management who focuses on organizational communication issues.
His teaching of management communication and intercultural communication emphasizes working in teams, conflict and conflict resolution, leadership, and cross-cultural communication. Hartman has lectured on cross-cultural, leadership, and organizational communication issues, and has taught in the International MBA Programs at Tsinghua, Fudan, and Zhongshan (Lingnan College) Universities in China. He also serves as co-lead facilitator for CMI-Enterprises, which is part of the Cambridge-MIT Initiative, working with undergraduate students from MIT Sloan, Cambridge University, and other European universities to develop their entrepreneurial skills.
Hartman holds a BA in music theory and composition and an MS in higher education administration from the University of South Carolina and an ABD in organizational communication from the University of Texas.
Head of Diabetes Clinics, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Associate Professor Neale Cohen FRACP
Associate Professor Neale Cohen is the Head of Diabetes Clinics at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne.. He is an endocrinologist and has practiced at the Institute for over 20 years. His research interests include Indigenous diabetes, technology and diabetes and diabetic complications.
Assistant Professor of Instruction, University of Texas at Dallas
Since graduating with a Ph.D. in 2016, I've published two refereed journal articles and one monograph with Cornell University Press.
My research, which was recently published as a monograph by Cornell University Press in April of 2022, is titled The Nature of the Religious Right: The Struggle Between Conservative Evangelicals and the Environmental Movement. This book is an intellectual history that offers the first historical account delineating how politically motivated white conservative evangelicals who make up the religious right ultimately learned to oppose environmental protection efforts including climate change over the last fifty years.
Senior Lecturer in English and Literary Studies, The University of Western Australia
Ned Curthoys is a senior lecturer in English and Literary Studies at the University of Western Australia. His research interests include historical fiction, the Bildungsroman or coming of age narrative, and the work of Hannah Arendt.
With Isabelle Hesse he is the co-editor of Literary Representations of the Palestine/Israel Conflict After the Second Intifada (Edinburgh University Press, 2022)