Assistant Professor of Political Science, College of Coastal Georgia
I have been an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the College of Coastal Georgia since 2020. I have a PhD in Government from the University of Virginia (2017), a master's degree in Mass Communication, and an MLIS. Before coming to Coastal Georgia I was at the University of Utah, and before that I spent two and a half years as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University of Ohio.
My current interest in political science is the U.S. space program; I've taught a course on the space program at Miami University and at Coastal Georgia. I am working on an article about the importance of teaching the space program to college and university students, who know little about its politics and history. I advocate for the space program as an excellent focus for a political science course, no matter what subfield is being taught.
This semester (Spring 2023) I'm teaching a course on politics and science fiction in addition to teaching an introductory-level American Government course.
My dissertation research explored Americans' understanding of citizenship and what it takes to be considered a "good" citizen (the top answers in my survey research were obeying the law, paying taxes, and contributing to society).
Dr Porter's interests, qualifications and experience span a range of built environment disciplines including landscape architecture, urban design and architecture. Following training at the University of Melbourne (PhD, M.Arch, Grad Cert L.Arch, BPD) Nicole taught landscape theory within the landscape program at Melbourne. In 2008 Nicole was appointed as lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the University of Canberra, where she taught a number of design studios, with projects ranging from individual residential gardens through to urban interventions / installations, critical urban design scenarios and the design and management of National Park landscapes.
Her current role at the University of Nottingham includes architecture studio teaching and research with a strong landscape and place making focus, as well as renewable energy and GI provision in heritage landscapes. Nicole has practiced as an urban designer with the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra, where she engaged in master planning work and strategic policy research. Nicole led the production of the PIA award winning Molonglo Valley Place making guide (2010). She is an academic member of the Landscape Institute.
Professor, Child and Adolescent Psychology, Director, Krongold Clinic (Research), Monash University
Nicole Rinehart is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology and Director of the Krongold Clinic (Research)
Associate Lecturer of Criminology, La Trobe University
Dr Nicole Ryan is a criminologist in the Law School at La Trobe University. She has almost a decade of experience in conducting criminological research and teaching in higher education. Doctor Ryan’s research sits at the interface between several disciplines including, criminology and criminal justice, sociology, critical social policy, rural criminology, social ecology studies, and race, culture and gender studies.
Besides her interest in Indigenous justice issues and reincarceration, Nicole is currently working on two streams of research. First, she is exploring prison visitation in Australia and the impact that visitation has on the visitor, and second, she is examining the relationship between prison through-care programs and reincarceration.
Dr Ryan has conducted evaluations of community justice programs and specialised court programs, and empirical research on the risk factors of reincarceration, youth justice conferencing, raising the age of criminal culpability, and public attitudes on sentencing, rehabilitation and reintegration practices. She currently serves as an expert advisor to New South Wales Corrective Services Children and Families of Offenders Steering Committee (CFOSC).
Honorary Academic in Psychology, University of Auckland
Senior Research Officer, University of Cape Town
Senior Research Fellow - Statistics, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Nicole White is a statistician working in health and medical research. She has worked extensively with academics, clinicians and healthcare decision makers to improve our health and the healthcare we receive. Her independent research focusses on improving research quality by bridging the gap between statistical and clinical expertise.
Nicole has a PhD in Statistics and Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology. She is a 2021-2022 Science and Technology Superstar of STEM and Program Lead (Infectious disease) at the Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation.
Baker Endowed Chair and Professor of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina
Nicole A. Cooke is the Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and a Professor at the School of Library and Information Science, at the University of South Carolina. Cooke is a 2012 graduate from Rutgers University with a PhD in communication, information, and library studies, where she was one of the first 12 American Library Association Spectrum Doctoral Fellows. She holds the MLS degree from Rutgers University, and a M.Ed. in Adult Education from Pennsylvania State University. Previously, Dr. Cooke was a tenured professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Cooke is professionally active in ALA, ACRL, the Association of Library and Information Science Educators (ALISE), and several other professional library organizations. Cooke was awarded the 2017 ALA Achievement in Library Diversity Research Award, presented by the Office for Diversity and Literacy Outreach Services, and the 2016 ALA Equality Award. She has also been honored as the University of Illinois YWCA’s 2015 Leadership Award in Education winner in recognition of her work in social justice and higher education, and she was selected as the University’s 2016 Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award for Teaching and Mentoring in Diversity. She was the 2013 Recipient of the Norman Horrocks Leadership Award given by ALISE, and Library Journal named her a Mover & Shaker in 2007.
Cooke’s research and teaching interests include human information behavior (particularly in the online context), critical cultural information studies, and diversity and social justice in librarianship (with an emphasis on infusing them into LIS education and pedagogy).
She has published articles in journals including JASIST, The Library Quarterly, InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information, Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal, Library and Information Science Research, Information Research, and New Review of Academic Librarianship. Cooke coauthored Instructional Strategies and Techniques for Information Professionals (Chandos Press, 2012), co-edited Teaching for Justice: Implementing Social Justice in the LIS Classroom (Library Juice Press, 2017), and her latest books are Information Services to Diverse Populations: Developing Culturally Competent Library Professionals (Libraries Unlimited / ABC-CLIO, 2016), and Fake News and Alternative Facts: Information Literacy in a Post-Truth Era (ALA Editions. 2018).
Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
Dr Nicole Andrews is an internationally recognised scholar in the field of pain management and an experienced clinician. Dr Andrews currently works as a postdoctoral research fellow at the RECOVER Injury Research Centre, The University of Queensland and as a clinical Occupational Therapist at the Tess Cramond Pain and Research Centre. Dr Andrews' PhD focused on overactivity in the context of chronic pain (i.e. activity engagement that severely aggravates pain). Her research has increased our understanding of the relationship between pain, activity and daily function in a chronic pain populations and led the development of an innovative award winning mobile health platform called Pain ROADMAP. Dr Andrews' research continues to focus on the development, use and evaluation of innovative and cutting edge technology solutions to improve the management of a variety of heath conditions including acute and persistent pain following Trauma.
Lecturer in applied economics, Bocconi University
Nicoletta Corrocher is a Lecturer in Applied Economics at Bocconi University and Research Fellow at ICRIOS (Invernizzi Center for Research on Innovation, Organization, Strategy and Entrepreneurship), Bocconi University. Her main research interests concern the diffusion of innovations and industrial dynamics - particularly in ICT industries and service sectors – and the emergence of eco-innovations in the framework of sustainable development.
Associate Professor of Religion & Society, Boston University
I am an interdisciplinary sociologist who writes and teaches about religion, politics, and social ethics from a transnational and de-colonial perspective. I've closely studied the impact of Christianity and Islam in Africa and the Diaspora, the everyday practice of religion in these communities, and the relationship of religious life to colonial and postcolonial governance. My first book showed how bonds of social trust are formed through religious membership for transnational African Evangelicals; and my current project in Uganda demonstrates how Christian and Muslim leaders create systems of community care, where neoliberal states and markets have failed. I am especially interested in stories of how religious leaders and activists are challenging, resisting, and transforming political and economic systems for the good of their communities.
Professor, University of Milan
Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi is professor of Computer Science at the University of Milan, where he is currently head of the Computer Science programs. He was President of the Association for Computational Learning and member of the steering committee of the EC-funded Network of Excellence PASCAL2. He served as action editor for the Machine Learning Journal, for IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, and for the Journal of Machine Learning Research. He is currently associate editor for the Journal of Information and Inference. He was program chair of the 13th Annual Conference on Computational Learning Theory and of the 13th International Conference on Algorithmic Learning Theory. He has held visiting positions at UC Santa Cruz, Graz Technical University, Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, Google, and Microsoft Research. His main research interest is the design and analysis of machine learning algorithms, with special emphasis on sequential learning problems. He is co-author of the monographs, Prediction, Learning, and Games, and Regret Analysis of Stochastic and Nonstochastic Multi-armed Bandit Problems. He is recipient of a Google Research Award and of a Xerox Foundation UAC Award.
Research Fellow, University of Waikato
Specialties: Sports for Development, Sport and technology, Educational exchange programs, Minority Issues, Public Diplomacy (Sports and Youth), Cultural and diversity issues, Gender equality.
Assistant Professor of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
Nidhi Subramanyam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto. Her research investigates how planning, policies, and governance intersect with and enhance water security and environmental justice for socially marginalized communities in rapidly urbanizing regions. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Mumbai, India, a Master of Regional Planning and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University, USA. Prior to starting her Ph.D., Nidhi worked as a researcher at the International Development Research Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Before moving to North America, she was a professional architect in India.
Marie Curie Fellow, Utrecht University
Dr. Niels C.M. Martens is a philosopher of physics, astronomy & cosmology. Currently a Marie Curie PostDoc at Utrecht University, he will soon start as University Lecturer, with a 5-year ERC project on the tenability of the conceptual distinction between spacetime and matter in the context of astronomy and cosmology (e.g. dark matter, dark energy, black holes). His experience with the social epistemology of scientific collaborations stems from leading the Collaborations Focus Group of the History Philosophy Culture (HPC) Working Group of the Next Generation Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration (ngEHT), as well as being a former PostDoc in the Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider Research Unit. Dr. Martens has published extensively on the interpretation of physical quantities and symmetries in physics.
Professor of Entomology, Southern Cross University
Nigel is a 2020 Fulbright Senior Scholar. His research investigates the responses of insects (native and introduced pests and natural enemies) to environmental extremes and rapid climatic changes. Nigel is currently a member of the ARC College of Experts Editor-in-Chief of Austral Ecology, Chair of the Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment, and vice-President of the Entomological Society of NSW.
Honorary Professor of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia
I am a Leventis Fellow in conservation biology with BirdLife International, where I have previously worked as the Director of Science, Director of Development, Chairman of the ICBP Bustard Group and the compiler of the International Bird Red Data Book. My current work involves studying threatened birds and habitats through fieldwork and the support of graduate students.
I am a Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia’s School of Biological Sciences and have written over 100 scientific papers and 12 books including Birds and People: Bonds in a Timeless Journey and Facing Extinction: The World’s Rarest Birds and the Race to Save Them.
Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Trent University
Nigel Hudson is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, and an active member of the research Centre for Legal Education. He started his legal career with five years as a solicitor at Edge & Ellison before joining Nottingham Law School as a Principal Lecturer in 1993. Since 2003 Nigel has worked for the University of Law as the Head of Learning Design, the University of Derby as the Online Learning Academic Lead in Law, and for CILEx as an Independent Adjudicator.
In December 2015 Nigel returned to Nottingham Law School to teach as a Senior Lecturer in Law. He is currently studying a Professional Doctorate in Legal Education at NTU, examining the Communities of Practice within the legal professions as his main area of research. He also covers Legal Informatics and Learning Technology as additional areas of research interest.
Lecturer, College of Business and Economics, Australian National University
Nigel Martin is a Senior Lecturer and researcher at the National Centre for Information Systems Research (NCISR) at the Australian National University (ANU), and specialises in the theory and practice of technology strategy, e-security, enterprise systems architecture, and operational business management.
Andrew Roberts Fellow and Director Real Estate Research and Teaching Centre for Applied Economic Research, UNSW Australia
Nigel has a PhD in Economics from UNSW and a Bachelor of Economics with Honours from the University of Adelaide. He started his career in Canberra 1976-86, where he worked in the Commonwealth Treasury. He then worked at the Westpac Banking Corporation 1986-2003 where he was Chief Economist from 1993. Nigel has been at UNSW Business School since 2003 where he completed a PhD on the long-run history of house prices in Australia (1880-2006). At the UNSW Business School, he was Associate Head of School 2008-13 and is now the Andrew Roberts Fellow in Real Estate in the Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER). He established and now coordinates the real estate teaching program at the Business School and teaches the Real Estate Economics and Public Policy course for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Nigel is a regular commentator in the media on macro-economics and housing.
Psychiatrist and Clinical Associate at The Centre of Mental Health, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr. Strauss is a clinical and research psychiatrist with a special interest in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy. He is a MAPS trained therapist and currently an Investigator in 5 PAT trials in Melbourne. He is also currently a psychedelic psychotherapist using psilocybin in 2 of these trials. He is also an Honorary Senior Consultant at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
Postdoctoral researcher, Wageningen University
I am a behavioural ecologist, often combining intense field work with detailed observations on marked animals. I got my BSc and MSc degree from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. For my MSc, I travelled to the Seychelles to study interspecific competition between birds, and to the Kimberley (Western Australia) to study benefits of group living in endangered purple-crowned fairy-wrens. I have continued working with the purple-crowned fairy-wrens ever since. For my PhD at Monash University, my research focused on the benefits of cooperation and living in social groups and explains why subordinate fairy-wrens help raise others’ offspring and defend against predators. I continued as postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University, conducting research with a conservation focus, investigating environmental impacts on breeding success and survival. My current research at Wageningen University (the Netherlands), focuses on understanding why many animals stay at home to live in social groups instead of dispersing to breed independently elsewhere.
M.A. Student in School and Applied Child Psychology, Western University
Nikita Kalwani is an M.A. student in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at Western University. Nikita graduated from McMaster University with an Honours science degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour, with a specialization in Mental Health. She has an interest in research that informs school- and community-based interventions that support the mental health outcomes of marginalized youth who may experience systemic barriers to accessing care.
Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Ghana
Dr Nikitta Dede Adjirakor is an academic researcher and creative writer. She holds a Feodor Lynen Fellowship with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Ghana. Her research focuses on literature in African languages, particularly poetry, aesthetics, popular culture and digital literature. Her creative writing focuses on the intersections between belonging, language, health and trauma. Nikitta is the writer and producer of the award-winning documentary 'A Thousand Needles' which explores African women’s health. She is the author of the forthcoming poetry chapbook 'Learning to Say My Name' (2023) to be published by the African Poetry Book Fund. Her children’s book Dede Dances at Our Day has been published in English and Twi. Under Write Ghana Literary Initiatives, she co-edited the Ga poetry anthology 'Hɔmɔwɔ: Ga Lalawiemɔi' and co-produces multilingual literary projects in Ghanaian languages.
PhD Candidate in Environmental Biology, University of Salford
I am a PhD student at the University of Salford studying how factors can influence the detection of great crested newts, a legally protected amphibian species located in the UK. I have been a dog handler since 2017 and have received rigorous training and assessments through Louise Wilson of Conservation K9 Consultancy, a leading wildlife detection dog trainer. As wildlife detection dogs are relatively new method within the UK, my academic findings will hopefully highlight their effectiveness as well as how environmental factors may influence their detectability which will help shape future training and search methodology.
My research has also provided insight into the terrestrial habitat preferences of great crested newts both above and below ground. The dogs provide a novel non-invasive method and the findings will hopefully guide future habitat management practices.
In addition to my research, I am also a Senior Ecologist at Wessex Water. I have deployed the dogs operationally to help locate and move the newts safely before essential pipeline installation works commence. The use of dogs has saved countless numbers of newts as well as saving the company time and money and the reduction in use of plastic waste from pitfall traps. I am a board member of the Advisors for the use of Detection Dogs for Conservation (ADDC). As director of Amphibian and Reptile Detection Dogs I offer consultation and shadowing opportunities for those wanting to become great crested newt detection dog handlers.
Associate Professor in Economics, UCL
Nikki Shure is Associate Professor in Economics at the UCL Social Research Institute at University College London and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA). She completed her PhD in Economics as a Weidenfeld Scholar at the University of Oxford with a focus on labour economics and education economics. Her research interests include non-cognitive skills and educational outcomes, gender and ambition, international comparisons of education systems, and inequalities in access to higher education and the labour market. Nikki’s research has been funded by the ESRC, British Academy, and Nuffield Foundation and featured in The Guardian, The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and The Economist.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), UNSW Sydney
As a member of the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute, Nikki-Anne's current research explores dementia risk reduction as well as novel interventions to support older adults with cognitive decline.
Associate professor, Durham University
Niklas Ihssen is an Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology, Durham University. He has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Konstanz, Germany. As an affective neuroscientist and experimental psychologist he has published in the areas of human reward, motivation and addiction. His recent work looks at the rewarding nature of social media and their addictive potential.
Senior Lecturer in Finance, Newcastle University
My research interests are as follows:
Banking: risk management, regulation & supervision, market structure & competition, efficiency & productivity analysis.
Financial accounting: transparency, disclosure, data manipulation, fraud.
Finance: financial engineering, securitisation, financial derivatives, off-balance-sheet leverage, hedging, speculation, Fintech, alternative finance, innovation.
Financial stability: systemic risk, procyclicality, liquidity, contagion, compliance.
Monetary economics: monetary policy transmission, quantitative easing, interest rates and economic growth, bank stress tests.
Corporate finance: earnings management, corporate governance, corporate culture, reputational risk.
I have conducted a number of research projects individually and in collaboration with scholars from UK Universities and also from abroad, and have developed a broad research network. My research has been published in a number of highly-ranked (ABS 3*) academic journals (Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Financial Stability; Journal of Financial Services Research; Financial Markets, Institutions & Instruments; Business Strategy and the Environment; Economics Letters; European Journal of Finance, etc.). I have presented my studies in numerous international conferences and other high-impact events. In this context, I have received several awards and distinctions for my research.
I have worked at the Business School of Bournemouth University as a Senior Lecturer (Research) in Accounting and Finance. Before joining BU, I was working as Assistant Professor in Banking and Finance at the University of Sussex. Furthermore, I hold the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Luxembourg and also various academic positions at the University of Glasgow, University of Bath, and University of Essex. In the recent past, I have held visiting academic positions at Stern School of Business at New York University, the Department of Economics at the University of Illinois, and the Department of Banking and Finance at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.
Lecturer in Environmental Politics, Lancaster University
The core of my interest is about the politics of environmental technology. I want to understand the relationship between how we develop and use technology in response to environmental problems on one hand, and political processes at varying scales in society on the other.
I am a social scientist, with a background in engineering, innovation policy, innovation studies and science & technology studies (STS), and most recently cultural political economy. Much of my work is done in multi- and interdisciplinary collaborations, spanning social science, natural science, engineering and the humanities. I am a qualitative researcher, and favoured data sources include documents and interviews.
I'm a doctoral researcher focusing on the political economy of pension and financial systems.
Background: I have a degree in Psychology, an MSc in Applied Psychology and PhD in Human Geography. I am a Chartered Psychologist and also work as an Intersectional Psychotherapist in private practice. I have worked in community organisations and held various research and teaching positions in universities across England and Wales. I hold positions at a number of charities across the UK.
My research interests are areas of expertise: human behaviour, mental health, inequalities, equality and inclusion, ageing, ethnicity, religion (esp Muslims in the UK), gender and place, racism and representation in Higher Education
My particular interest is in the dynamic interaction of people and place, how people transform the spaces the inhabit, and in turn and changed by those spaces.
My current research focuses on developing trauma informed care and decolonisation of the curriculum.
Lecturer, Victoria University
Nima Izadyar is a Lecturer with the School of Built Environment, College of Sport, Health and Engineering (CoSHE)., Victoria University. His Field of Research is in Building Science and Techniques, focusing on energy-efficient buildings, ventilation, indoor environment quality, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Building Surveying, and renewable energy.
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Texas at Austin
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas. My research aims to understand the lifestyle of marine bacteria using the most recent “omic”-techniques. More specifically, my current project tries to unravel the metabolic capacities present in bacterial genomes and their metabolic potential. One topic I am working on deals with bacteria enriched during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, addressing the question how bacteria cope with oil contamination.
I am a biologist with a background in molecular biology. More specifically, I graduated in plant genetics and during my PhD I obtained an additional background in microbiology to better understand how microbes and plants interact. My current goal is to gain a better background in bioinformatics to better be able to tackle the research questions I am interested in.
Currently, I want to understand:
What are the microbes that can be found in marine ecosystems?
How can we use “omics” to uncover novel bacterial lineages?
What are their genomic and metabolic features?
Where I come from:
I did my PhD (just finished this year, in 2015) at the Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne. I investigated how rhizosphere and root-bacterial communities interact with Arabis alpina and two Brassicaceae plant species. I worked on 16S rRNA gene community profiling and also isolated numerous bacteria. The research questions of my PhD were (in a simplified way):
How are bacterial communities affected by their surroundings/ what determines how bacterial communities assemble on plant roots
(i.e. plant species, soil type, flowering time…)?
What is the effect of synthetic bacterial communities on plant growth?
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Nina Mahmoudian's team develops innovative practical solutions for control of individual and multiple autonomous vehicles in harsh dynamic environments, addressing challenges that currently limit the use of autonomous vehicles in unknown complex situations.
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