Assistant Professor of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, University at Buffalo
Prof. Castro’s research focuses on word retrieval in aging adults and adults with language impairments (e.g., aphasia, dementia), with a particular focus on how words are organized in memory. Her research uses behavioral studies and computational modeling
Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State
Nichola D. Gutgold is professor of communication at Penn State University, Lehigh Valley campus. She is author of a number of books and scholarly articles on women in politics including: Electing Madam President: When Women Run, Women Win; Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced, co-authored with Diana Carlin and Theodore Sheckels.
Senior Research Scientist, Human Health, CSIRONicholas Archer joined CSIRO as a Post-doctoral fellow in 2012 after successfully completing his PhD at the University of Technology Sydney in human genetics and cell biology. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist working in the Human Health programs Diagnostic Group in Health and Biosecurity (since 2021) and previously with the Sensory and Consumer Science team in Agriculture and Food (2015-21). Nicholas has broad research interests that span the breadth of his research experience, including human physiology, genetics, nutrition, precision nutrition/medicine, human phenotyping, food and consumer science.
As a research scientist at CSIRO, Nicholas has designed, led and managed many small and large-scale, multidisciplinary, human studies evaluating flavour perception, food preferences, eating behaviour, personalised nutrition, satiety, flavour release and determinants of obesity. A focus of these studies included the development of novel phenotyping methods, the collection of diverse range of clinical samples and analysis techniques (e.g. RNA-seq, real-time PCR, SNP genotyping), and the integration of digital technologies. Additionally, he has demonstrated the ability to continually develop relevant original/novel scientific ideas, led and contributed to a number of food industry based projects, developed extensive project management skills and the ability to lead diverse multi-disciplinary teams.
Professor of Human Geography, Simon Fraser University
Expert in legal geography
Senior Lecturer, Applied Sport and Exercise Science, University of East London
I am Chartered Physiotherapist and Senior Lecturer in Applied Sport and Exercise Science at the University of East London where I teach on the Master’s degree in Strength and Conditioning.
I have been fortunate as a Physiotherapist and Performance Specialist to work with many elite athletes including Track and Field World Record holders and 18 National Football League (NFL) first round draft picks.
In recent years my focus has switched to applying strength and conditioning to a more senior population with a particular focus of reducing falls in the elderly.
Recent research includes:
Wehner-Hewson N, Watts P, Buscombe R, Bourne N, Hewson D. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Falls Among Older Adults: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Dec;9(6):2427-2440. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-01179-1. Epub 2021 Nov 16. PMID: 34786654; PMCID: PMC9633486.
Undergraduate—Liverpool University School of Physiotherapy (MCSP)
PhD—University of Texas at Austin
Honorary Physiotherapist at Southend University Trust
Postural Stability Instructor (PSI) with Later Life Training
Professor of Modern English and American Literature, University College Dublin
I came to UCD in 2005 as Chair of Modern English and American Literature, having taught for ten years at Trinity College Dublin. I have also taught at Wesleyan University, CT (Spring, 1994/5), and Dartmouth College (Fall 2003/4). Most of my work has been on nineteenth- and twentieth-century fiction and drama, though I have also written about early cinema and visual culture, and I have a strong interest in popular literature and culture. I would be happy to supervise graduate research in Victorian and twentieth-century popular literature in particular. I am or have been on the advisory boards of the Journal of Victorian Culture, Novel, Cusp, and the Irish University Review.
My most recent monograph, Ruritania: A Cultural History appeared from Oxford University Press in 2020; Oxford World's Classics published my linked edition of Anthony Hope's bestseller, The Prisoner of Zenda the same year. In 2023 I published a new edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, for Oxford World's Classics. Current projects include a collaborative AHRC project with Aoife Monks on Dion Boucicault, and with Thomas Keymer the planning of a three-volume Cambridge History of London in literature.
Victorian and twentieth-century literature and culture, popular culture.
Recent Projects: Ruritania: A Cultural History, a book-length project on imaginary European territories, from The Prisoner of Zenda to The Princess Diaries; an edition of The Prisoner of Zenda. An essay on Victorian popular fiction for the Routledge Handbook of Victorian Literature.
Current Projects: an edition of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel, A Study in Scarlet, for Oxford World's Classics. One of the editors of the planned 3-volume Cambridge History of London in Literature.
Associate Professor of Writing, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Nik De Dominic is the author of Goodbye Wolf (The Operating System '20) and Your Daily Horoscope (New Michigan Press '15). He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alabama, where he was an Alabama Prison Arts + Education Fellow. His essays and poems have appeared in Guernica, Los Angeles Review, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. De Dominic is a founding editor of the The Offending Adam and the Poetry Editor of the New Orleans Review. With Kate Levin, De Dominic co-founded and co-directs the Dornsife Prison Education Project.
Bingham Fellow in Constitutional Studies, University of Oxford
Dr Nick Dickinson is an expert in British and Commonwealth comparative politics, working primarily in the areas of parliamentary studies and public policy. My doctoral research focused on remuneration for political work, with an emphasis on the regulation of salaries and expenses of MPs in ‘Westminster’-style democracies. His current research programme as Bingham Fellow aims to produce an interdisciplinary approach to constitutional studies.
Research Fellow, Clinical Trials Development and Assessment, University of Sydney
As a researcher at the University of Sydney my work focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders. Having worked in the industry both corporate and academic for over 10 years, I have had the pleasure of investigating a broad range of topics including dietary & exercise programmes, complementary medicines, commercial weight loss programmes, medical devices, bariatric surgery, satiety hormones, and the economics of obesity. The importance of a holistic approach to the treatment of overweight and obesity is something I am particularly passionate about implementing and dispelling the myth that one solution can fit all.
Associate Research Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Connecticut
Dr. Gelbar worked from 2014-2019 at the Autism Center at the Hospital for Special Care as a Psychologist, and as a researcher at the University of Connecticut University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. He is a Licensed Psychologist, National Certified School Psychologist, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral Level. He has training and expertise in Neurodevelopment Disabilities (including Autism Spectrum Disorder), Learning Disabilities, and Gifted/Talented individuals including those who also have disabilities (also referred to as Twice Exceptional).
Lecturer in Engineering Design, UNSW Sydney
Researcher in Data Science, University of Colorado Boulder
Nick Hunkins holds a master's degree in computer science, a bachelor's degree in mathematics, and has experience in both industry data-driven software development and academic research. Deeply concerned about the commodification of attention, particularly among young people, he believes in the importance of mindful engagement in the digital age.
Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Adelaide
Nicholas Jose’s most recent novel is The Idealist (2023). He is adjunct professor with the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University and emeritus professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. He was general editor of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (2009).
BAHons ANU 1973
Cultural Counsellor, Australian Embassy Beijing 1987-90
Taught ANU (1978-86), University of Adelaide, Chair of Creative Writing, 2005-08, WSU, 2008-12
Visiting Harvard Chair of Australian Studies 2009-11
Professor of English and Creative Writing, School of Humanities, The University of Adelaide, 2012-
Adjunct Professor, Writing and Society Research Centre, Western Sydney University, 2012-
Author of 7 novels, 3 collections of short stories, a memoir and essays, mostly on Australian and Asian themes.
Adjunct Professor in Health Metrics Sciences and Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, University of Washington
Nicholas Kassebaum, MD, is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Health Metric Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington. He has been involved with the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study and the Cost-Effectiveness research teams since 2010 and now leads the GBD research team on maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH). In this role, Dr. Kassebaum researches the burden of disease and effectiveness of interventions for improving survival and health of women, children, and adolescents. He has a special interest in women’s health and equity, pregnancy health, and multiple child health issues including congenital birth defects, hemoglobinopathies, prematurity and low birth weight, child growth failure, anemia, oral and dental health, and neonatal complications arising from infections, jaundice, and asphyxia.
Associate Professor of International Politics, University of Otago
Nicholas Khoo (PhD, MPhil, Political Science, Columbia University; MA, International Relations, Johns Hopkins University; BA, Economics, University of California, Irvine) is Associate Professor in the Politics Programme, School of Social Sciences, University of Otago in New Zealand.
His research specialization includes: Chinese foreign policy, Asian security, great power politics, security studies, international relations theory, and Cold War history.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Climate Science, University of Oxford
I am a postdoctoral researcher at Oxford University, having recently completed my PhD as part of the Environmental Research Doctoral Training Partnership there. I reside in the Predictability of Weather and Climate research group, supervised by Antje Weisheimer and Myles Allen. My research explores the use of operational weather forecasting models within the field of extreme event attribution, with a particular focus on heat events and storms. This work touches on themes of numerical weather prediction, attribution of climate change, meteorological drivers of extreme weather and extreme value statistics.
I started out in climate change research during a summer research project (that I would later develop into my masters thesis) investigating a simple method for estimating the remaining global carbon budget. While this particular field is no longer my focus, I still remain involved, especially in the use and development of reduced complexity climate models.
I am also a climate scientist at Climate X, specialising in the quantifying the impact of climate change on storm systems globally. My role involves both assessing how to apply state-of-the art academic research to provide the detailed information on climate risk required by the financial industry, and coming up with novel ways that can improve upon more traditional ways of quantifying extreme weather risk from storm systems. I combine a variety of statistical methods and models with observational data and state-of-the-art physical climate and weather model simulations in my work, and am always interested in new approaches in this space, so if you’re an academic researching physical extreme weather risk and interested in working with industry, please get in touch!
I am one of the founders of the academic discipline of visual culture. Since 1995, I have published a dozen books which have been translated into Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Italian and other languages. These include An Introduction to Visual Culture and (as editor) The Visual Culture Reader. In 2013, my book The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality (Duke, 2011) won the Anne Friedberg Award for Innovative Scholarship from the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. My new How To See The World: An Introduction to Images, from Self-Portraits to Selfies, Maps to Movies and More is just out from Basic Books.
Associate Professor of Medical Laboratory Science, Rush University
Nicholas Moore, PhD, D(ABMM), MLS(ASCP)CM, is a clinical microbiologist and a certified medical laboratory scientist. He received his master’s degree from and has completed his doctoral degree at Rush. His doctoral research studies have focused on the epidemiology of carbapenemases in post-acute care facilities in the Chicago metropolitan region. He is a member of the Chicago Prevention and Intervention Epicenter (C-PIE), in collaboration with the Cook County Health & Hospital System and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. C-PIE focuses on understanding the role of the gastrointestinal microbiome in the acquisition of antimicrobial resistant organisms. Moore’s long-term research goals are to remain part of an interdisciplinary research team examining changes and testing interventions to prevent the acquisition of multidrug resistant organisms. His primary teaching responsibilities in the Department of Medical Laboratory Science include serving as the course director of the clinical microbiology course and clinical rotations.
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Mississippi
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Queensland
Dr Osborne, BSc(Hons), MAgSc, PhD is an epidemiologist and toxicologist with research interests in using environmental epidemiology to examine aetiology and pathological pathways of disease. He has worked on a range of projects examining environmental exposures and health outcomes including exposure to metals, pollen, mould, chronic exposures to low levels of chemicals, pesticide and cyanotoxins. He also has experience examining how exposure to the environment may increase health and wellbeing (green/bluespace and solar irradiance and vitamin D).
He has developed skills in the linkage of environmental and population health data in an interdisciplinary context, and has expertise in design, linkage, hypothesis formulation, analysis, interpretation, translation and dissemination.
He has experience in designing and collecting epidemiological data and initiating studies of primary collected data (HealthIron, HealthNuts, Cornwall Housing Study, Survey of Recreational Water Users, Monitoring of Meniere's Symptoms).
He also has used secondary data from existing cohorts (NHANES, UK Biobank, 1958 Birth Cohort, British Household Survey, Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study, South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration), as well as linkage of previously unconnected "big data" sets in mashups on novel platforms (MEDMI project). He has used traditional statistical methods such as linear/logistic regression, time series analysis, interrupted time series and Cox regression to ascertain associations between exposures and outcomes, as well as integrating confirmatory structured equation modelling with environmental/health data sets to construct conceptual diagrams of associations and assess pathway directions.
He currently researches pollen and health outcomes as well as chronic kidney disease in low to middle income countries.
He has supervised 6 PhD students to completion (2 primary supervisor, 4 co-supervisor) and currently supervises 4 PhD student. He has been associate editor of Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health since 2011 and is on the editorial board of International Journal of Epidemiology, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health and Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Pulmonology. He is a member of Australasian Epidemiology Association, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology and International Epidemiology Association.
He has previously worked at the Universities of NSW, Sydney, Exeter, Melbourne, Portsmouth, Queensland and Flinders, the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and the Cancer Council Victoria. He completed his PhD at the School of Population Health, University of Queensland/National Research Centre of Environmental Toxicology working on the toxicology and public health effects of cyanobacterial toxins in southeast Queensland.
Principal Fellow, Melbourne School of Government, The University of Melbourne
Nicholas Reece is a Principal Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
A former lawyer, journalist, ALP party secretary and senior adviser to a Prime Minister and two State Premiers, Nick has a passion for public policy and politics.
Nick is also a Director of the global men's health movement Movember and the social enterprise, The Big Issue.
Dr Rohde currently teaches in Statistics and Econometrics at Griffith University, and has research experience Inequality and income distribution.
Visiting scholar, University of Auckland
Dr Smith is an International Relations expert with a keen focus on geopolitical and geoeconomic forces and their implications for foreign policy decision-making. His most recent research concerned competition between the EU and Russia in Ukraine, which spawned a number of journal articles and a forthcoming book on the Ukraine crisis (to be published with Edward Elgar, December 2016). Future research will concern the competitive geoeconomic environment of the Asia-Pacific and its challenges and opportunities for Australia and New Zealand.
Post-doctoral researcher in sleep science, Victoria University
Nick completed his PhD from Victoria University in 2019 where he studied the mechanisms that underpin the detrimental effects of sleep loss on metabolic health. He also investigated whether exercise could be used as a therapeutic intervention to mitigate the effects of sleep loss.
Following his PhD, Nick worked at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute where he was involved in research that investigated the benefits of exercise interventions for oncology populations.
Currently, Nick is a post-doctoral researcher at Victoria University where he is studying the mechanisms that link inadequate sleep to increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and dementia.
Nicholas Weaver received his bachelor’s degree in 1995 and his doctorate in 2003, both from UC Berkeley. He joined ICSI in 2003 as a postdoctoral fellow and was hired as a senior researcher the next year. From January 2010 to December 2011, he held a position as a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and now currently holds a position as a visiting researcher at UC San Diego. He is a member of ICSI’s network security team, a co-developer of the Netalyzr system, and, in 2011, a co-winner of the FCC Open Internet Research Challenge. He is also a visiting lecturer in the CS Department at the University of California at Berkeley. His research interests include computer security and network measurement, with an emphasis on both large scale attacks and large scale measurement.
Professor of Urban Policy and Planning, Hunter College
Nicholas Dagen Bloom is a Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College. His research analyzes long-term planning outcomes in essential urban systems such as subsidized housing and mass transportation. He is the author of Suburban Alchemy (OSU, 2001), Merchant of Illusion (OSU, 2004), Public Housing That Worked (Penn, 2008), The Metropolitan Airport (Penn, 2015), and How States Shaped Postwar America (Chicago, 2019). He is co-editor of four edited collections, including the prize-winning Public Housing Myths (Cornell, 2015) and Affordable Housing in New York (Princeton, 2015).
Professor Bloom has been quoted extensively on housing and other topics in media outlets, including WNYC, The New York Times, CNN, and The Washington Post. As a frequent contributor to Gotham Gazette, he has written extensively on issues related to public housing; his editorials have also appeared in Newsday, The Daily News, and City Limits. As a co-curator of housing exhibitions at Hunter College and the Skyscraper Museum, he has highlighted overlooked dimensions of community life. Bloom frequently joins panel discussions on issues of concern to planners, historians, architects, and the general public. He has taught urban affairs courses to thousands of students in previous positions at NYIT, NYU, and Tulane.
His new book, The Great American Transit Disaster: Austerity, Autocentric Planning, and White Flight (University of Chicago Press) will be published in May of 2023
Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, University of Southampton
I am a social psychologist who uses neuroscientific tools to investigate the nature of the self. Among the topics i study how the self is represented in the brain as well as what guides and drives the self.
Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, University of Maine
Dr. Nicholas R. Micinski is Libra Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Maine. His research focuses on global governance, particularly how states and international organizations respond to refugees, migration, climate change, and peacebuilding. Micinski has published two books: Delegating Responsibility: International Cooperation on Migration in the European Union (University of Michigan Press, 2022) and UN Global Compacts: Governing Migrants and Refugees (Routledge, 2021). Previously, Micinski was postdoctoral fellow at Université Laval, ISA James N. Rosenau Postdoctoral Fellow, and visiting researcher at the Center for the Study of Europe, Boston University.
Associate Professor of Kinesiology & Sport Management, Gonzaga University
Nichole Barta, Ed.D. is a faculty member in the School of Education at Gonzaga University and the Director for the Center of Teaching and Advising. She collaborates with faculty to integrate the university’s mission and evidence-based practices into their course design and instruction.
Dr. Barta has taught high school and college students and has facilitated professional learning opportunities for K-12 teachers and higher education faculty in her 22 years in the education profession.
She is the co-author of Designing and Teaching Fitness Education Courses and has co- authored book chapters on curriculum development and evaluation, and quality instruction.
Dr. Barta received her Ed.D. in Doctoral Studies in Education and Program Administration Certificate from Seattle Pacific University. She also obtained an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Teaching and Learning from Seattle Pacific University and B.A.s in Physical Education and Spanish Education with an endorsement in Health education from Whitworth University.
Research Technician in the School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex
Nick is a researcher at the University of Sussex. He is an applied and behavioural ecologist working primarily with agroecological systems.
Associate Professor, Stockholm University
Nick Butler is Associate Professor at Stockholm University, Sweden. He researches in the field of organisation studies, focusing on the sociology of work and critical perspectives on management. He writes on topics including workplace gamification, leadership science, research ethics, stand-up comedy, and the philosophy of jokes. He is an associate editor of Organization and a member of the editorial collective of Ephemera: Theory & Politics in Organization.
Nick Dunn is Professor of Urban Design at Imagination, an open and exploratory research lab at Lancaster University where he is also Research Director for the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts. He is Associate Director of the Institute for Social Futures, leading research on the Future of Cities and Urbanism. His work responds to the contemporary city as a series of systems, flows and processes, and is explored through experimentation and discourse addressing the nature of urban space: its perception, demarcation and appropriation. His papers have been published and presented internationally and collaborative creative work exhibited across the UK, China and the Ukraine. His forthcoming book, Dark Matters: A Manifesto for the Nocturnal City will be published by Zero Books in 2016.
Adjunct Research Fellow, Monash University
Nick Fischer is Adjunct Research Fellow in the School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies at Monash University, and the author of "Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism", published by University of Illinois Press (2016)
Professor of Housing and Planning, The Bartlett School of Planning, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL
Nick Gallent began his career at the University of Wales, completing doctoral research into the supply of housing in rural areas and the effectiveness of emergent 'planning and affordable housing' mechanisms, in 1995. He then worked at Cardiff and Manchester Universities before taking up a lectureship at UCL in 1999. He is a geographer by training and was elected a Chartered Member of both the Royal Town Planning Institute and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2002 and 2007 respectively. He became a RICS Fellow in 2014, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) in 2015 and a Fellow of the RTPI in 2017. He maintains a range of professional interests and was Chair of the RTPI's Partnership and Accreditation Panel until 2018. He was Head of the Bartlett School of Planning for 8 years between 2011 and 2019.
Nick Gallent is a housing specialist whose research focuses on UK planning policy as it pertains to housing delivery and as it affects rural communities. He has conducted research for a wide range of funding bodies. His research has been disseminated in 17 published books, mainly dealing with housing, planning, rural communities and the countryside, and in a large number of peer-reviewed articles and book contributions. Recent research has focused on:
Planning for housing in the UK
The UK housing crisis
Securing affordable housing through planning
Countryside planning and rural communities
Rural housing markets, second homes and counterurbanisation
Community governance, planning and housing development
Residential development processes and politics
Nick Gallent is a university teacher with 25 years’ experience in higher education. He has taught across a range of topics but currently focuses on planning for housing and countryside planning, having co-authored key course texts on these subjects. He spent 14 years at UCL coordinating professional MSc planning programmes. He was Faculty Tutor for MSc Students across the Faculty of the Built Environment between 2010 and 2014, and in that capacity served as a member of UCL's MSc Scholarships Panel. Nick is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and completed professional training as a University teacher at Manchester in 1998. He has contributed, as guest lecturer, to teaching programmes at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham, at London South Bank University and the LSE, and also at the Department of Urban Studies at Roma 3.
Research associate in environmental governance, Cardiff University
My expertise is in environmental planning and the environmental governance of sustainability transitions in the waste, resources and energy sectors (specifically the 'circular economy'). I am particularly interested in the role of space, place, networked power relations, health, innovation and environmental justice in the governance of normative shifts towards sustainability. My research activity covers the delivery of new infrastructure via the planning system (e.g. energy-from-waste facilities and biomass energy plants). I currently maintain contact with several communities in England and Wales where such infrastructure has been (or is being) located. This includes Barry in South Wales where I am currently working on ESRC-funded research into citizen science.