I am a Lecturer in Spanish at Aston University. My research focuses primarily on Spanish and Latin American (particularly Mexican) politics and social movements. Before moving to Aston, I was a Teaching Fellow in Spanish and European Studies at the Department of European and International Studies of King’s College London; I have also held academic positions in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London and in the Politics and International Relations section at the New College of the Humanities.
I completed a PhD in Spanish and Mexican Politics at King’s College London in 2014, and I also hold an MSc in European Identities from the London School of Economics, and a BA in International Relations from ITESO University. Pablo has also held research positions at the Center for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences at the Juan March Institute in Madrid, and at the Department of International Relations at ITESO University. He has presented his research internationally, and has commented on Spanish, Latin American and European politics for the BBC, BBC World, CNBC, CNN, Canadian Television, The Independent, Monocle Radio, Voice of Russia, Share Radio and many other media outlets.
Dr Pádraic Dunne is an immunologist, practicing psychotherapist and meditation teacher, based at the new Centre for Positive Psychology and Health (CPPH), Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) University of Medicine and Health Sciences. As an RCSI Lecturer, Dr Dunne is interested in the development of Health and Wellbeing programmes for postgraduate healthcare professionals, corporate work forces, as well as for patients suffering with chronic disease and the general public.
PhD Candidate, Department of Kinesiology, University of Windsor
Paige Coyne (MHK) is a PhD candidate and active member of the Community Health, Environment, and Wellness laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. She is a multidisciplinary researcher whose research interests lie in examining the physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors that impact health and other lifestyle behaviours, with a particular focus on social media.
PhD Candidate in Climate Science, Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, University of Leeds
I am a postgraduate researcher looking at how different climate states modulate El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and its impacts. My supervisors are Dr Amanda Maycock (University of Leeds), Dr Yohan Ruprich-Robert (Barcelona Supercomputing Center) and Prof Piers Forster (University of Leeds).
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Environmental Science at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain). My BSc dissertation was focused on understanding how large-scale climate variability such as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) affects local climate and weather conditions in Madrid, with a special focus on the urban heat island effect and air pollution episodes. I did a year abroad at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, where I developed my interest for ENSO and its impacts on ecosystems and populations.
In 2018 I enrolled in an MRes in climate and atmospheric science at the University of Leeds. My masters’ thesis was entitled “European climate response to El Niño-Southern Oscillation”, which later on was adapted and published in Journal of Climate. In 2019 I co-founded “The Climate Press”, an outreach project aimed to bring climate science closer to everyone. We’ve produced a number of podcasts and blogs that you can find here: www.theclimatepress.com
During the early stages of my PhD, I worked as a demonstrator in the masters’ modules “Physical Science Basis of Climate Change” and “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation”.
I am particularly interested in large-scale climate variability. More specifically, the first part of my PhD project consists on understanding how the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability (AMV) modulates ENSO and its impacts. My future research includes assessing ENSO and its teleconnections under climate change conditions. I enjoy learning about all things climate-related, especially climate change projections, climate extremes, teleconnections, seasonal forecasts and climate variability in the troposphere and stratosphere.
Regents' Professor of Art and Design, Georgia State University
Pam Longobardi’s parents, an ocean lifeguard and the Delaware state diving champion, connected her from an early age to the aquatic. She moved to Atlanta in 1970 and saw her neighborhood pond drained to build the high school she attended. Since then, she lived for varying time periods in Wyoming, Montana, California, and Tennessee, and worked as a firefighter and tree planter, a scientific illustrator and an aerial mapmaker, a collaborative printer and a color mixer. Her artwork involves painting, photography and installation to address the psychological relationship of humans to the natural world.
She has exhibited widely across the US and in Greece, Monaco, Germany, Finland, Slovakia, China, Japan, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Costa Rica and Poland. She currently lives and works in Atlanta as Regents’ Professor, Distinguished University Professor, and Professor of Art at Georgia State University. In 2006, after witnessing the vast amounts of oceanic plastics on remote Hawaiian shores, she founded the Drifters Project. Longobardi is a conceptual artist grounded in modalities of forensic investigation, action, collaborative process and social practice.
Lecturer in Psychology, University of Bradford
Professor, Deakin University
Pamm Phillips is a professor and program director for the Sport Management Program in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Her research is focused on volunteers (including referees) and sport development.
She publishes in highly ranked sport journals, is an editor of leading textbooks in sport management and sport development, and a member of the editorial board for leading journals in the field including Journal of Sport Management and Sport Management Review.
Pamm has led a longitudinal research agenda for the Australian Football League (AFL), evaluating their Junior Match Policy from 2012. This research has resulted in change of national policy for the management and practice of junior AFL and influenced the conduct of the professional women’s league. It has enhanced the delivery of the sport for more than 75,000 volunteer managers (coaches, referees/umpires, and managers); enhanced the participation experience for nearly 700,000 participants and provided the foundation for the delivery of Junior AFL policy that will facilitate girls to thrive in the sport.
Adjunct Associate Professor, Cancer Nursing Research Unit, University of Sydney
Dr Pandora Patterson is General Manager of Research, Evaluation and Social Policy at CanTeen and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney.
She has worked for ten years as a researcher in the area of psycho-oncology with a particular interest in measure development and intervention based research for young people living with cancer. She is also a registered psychologist undertaking regular clinical work.
Associate Professor, Massey University
Dip teaching, Dip Bilingual Teaching, BA teaching and learning, PGDip Professional Development, PhD Māori Education
Kaihautū Māori Institute of Education, Associate Dean Māori College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kaiārahi Tiriti College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Senior Lecturer, Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Paola Ardiles Gamboa (she/hers) is a Latinx practitioner scholar working on unceded Coast Salish territories. She has been recognized for her innovative, collaborative and inter-sectoral approaches to promote community health and collective wellbeing.
Paola founded Bridge for Health in 2013, as a local & global network focused on citizen & youth engagement to promote health & wellbeing. Bridge for Health was established as a co-op association, receiving the 2017 SFU Coast Capital Savings Venture Award for Social Impact for its efforts to advance wellbeing in the workplace. The co-op now focuses on building equity-centered practices in workplace health, engaging youth in policy-making, and using arts-based approaches as a decolonizing practice.
Paola has collaborated and led various knowledge mobilization and community-based research initiatives related to education, public health policy and social innovation. Currently, she co-leads an arts-based research project Art on the Go to promote newcomer youth engagement in policy making related to improving road safety in Surrey. She is also co-leading a community-based study understanding experiences of exclusion of foreign trained health professionals.
Since 2015, Paola has been at Simon Fraser University developing participatory and community-based experiential courses including the co-design of Health Change Lab, in collaboration with SFU RADIUS and the Beedie School of Business, City of Surrey, Fraser Health and many community based organizations. As the Faculty Teaching Fellow, she supported capacity building initiatives related to community-engaged and anti-racist education. Paola is an Associate with the SFU's Wosk Centre for Dialogue and recently Co-chaired Participedia’s Teaching Training & Mentoring Committee, a global network focused on public participation & democratic innovations.
Bilingual: Spanish/English, advanced French
Maître de conférences CAMES, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar
Professeur Papa Sakho est Maître de conférences CAMES de géographie à l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar. Il capitalise 30 ans d'expérience d’enseignement, de recherche et d’expertise sur les villes africaines. Il s’est intéressé particulièrement ces dernières années à la production urbaine par les transports et les mobilités y compris les migrations internes et internationales.
Professor Papa Sakho is a Lecturer in Geography at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar. He has 30 years of experience in teaching, research and expertise on African cities. He has been particularly interested in recent years in urban production through transport and mobility, including internal and international migration.
Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford
I am a marine biologist fascinated by the largest environment on planet Earth: the oceans.
My general research interests lie in documenting the distribution patterns of marine life in the oceans and identifying the underlying environmental factors shaping those. Part of my research portfolio has included biodiversity assessments of ultra-deep underwater mountains in the NE Atlantic, shallow and deep water reef biodiversity in Bermuda, conservation of threatened species and plastic pollution in the Thames Estuary.
At present, I am a postdoctoral researcher of the Marine Ecology and Conservation Group at the Department of Zoology, working closely with the NGO Nekton. My main research focus lies in assessing biodiversity and faunal connectivity across depth and geography in tropical reef ecosystems, and assess the impact of human activities on them. For that, I am participating in a series of Missions in the Indian Ocean led by Nekton, known as First Descent: Indian Ocean 2019-2022.
Assistant Professor of Marketing, S P Jain School of Global Management
My main research interests include Dark Marketing, Consumer Behaviour, Relationship Marketing and Integrated Marketing Communications. I am currently serves as an editorial board member for the Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics and the International Journal of Trade and Global Markets.
My research has been published in leading marketing journals including but not limited to the Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, Journal of Strategic Marketing, Journal of Relationship Marketing, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics, International Journal of Bank Marketing, International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, and Services Marketing Quarterly.
The fundamental aim of my research is for a better tomorrow. I wish that my current and future research would contribute to the overall benefits and well-being of the society.
Dr Parveen Akhtar joined the University of Bradford as a lecturer in January 2014. Prior to this she was awarded a British Academy Research Fellowship, held at the University of Bristol (2011-2013). In 2010 she was a visiting scholar at Lahore University of Management Sciences before which she was an ESRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bristol (2008-2009).
Dr Akhtar completed her ESRC funded PhD at the University of Birmingham (2008) during which time she held research positions at the Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna (2007); the Institute for Migraiton and Ethnic Studies, Amsterdam (2006); Sciences Po, Paris (2006) and the School for Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Research on Interculturalism and Transnationalism, Aalborg (2005).
Dr Akhtar has published widely on Political Participation, Islam, Migration and Social Change in journals including; the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, the Political Quarterly and European Political Science. Her monograph, British Muslims Politics, was published by Palgrave in 2013. Dr Akhtar’s work has an international audience and she has presented her research in over 40 conferences in 15 countries. She makes regular contributions to public and media debates.
Researcher, LAET, École nationale des travaux publics de l'État
My research activities focus on issues related to the mobility of people, and more specifically on the analysis of the links between lifestyles and daily mobility and the social issues of mobility. Conducted in collaboration, my work has been carried out mainly on African grounds, while another part focuses on French contexts.
I joined Essex Business School, University of Essex, in November 2014. At Essex my academic home is the Management, Marketing and Organisation Subject Group on the Colchester campus. I have also worked at the School of Management / Yr Ysgol Reolaeth, Swansea University / Prifysgol Abertawe, in Wales / Cymru, the Bristol Centre for Leadership and Organizational Ethics, Bristol Business School, the University of the West of England, and the School of Business at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Finland. My educational background is long and varied. Over the years, I have studied, for varying lengths of time, at Lappeenranta University of Technology, University of Victoria (Canada), University of Saskatchewan (Canada), University of Georgia (USA) and University of Turku (Finland). In 2009-2010 I was a Visiting Scholar at Laurentian University (Canada).
Outside of academia I have worked for a Finnish location technology SME in London, UK, and for a regional development agency in Southeastern Finland on various EU-funded projects.
Associate Professor in Geography, University of Galway
Pat Collins is a native of Galway and has worked as an Economic Geographer at NUI Galway since 2012. Prior to that he was a researcher at the Whitaker Institute where his work looked at the location decisions of multinational tech companies. More recently, Pat has turned his attention to Creative Economies and Cultural Production. Through a number of EU funded projects, Pat has sought to better understand the relationship between culture, creativity and production as well as identifying the unique role played by Geography. Pat has contributed to both of Galway’s designation of UNESCO City of Film and European Capital of Culture. He has published over 20 internationally peer reviewed journal articles and two books. He is currently Director of the newly formed UrbanLab Galway at the University of Galway. His forthcoming book ‘Galway: Making a Capital of Culture’ will be published by Orpen Press.
Honorary Fellow, Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre, Macquarie University
After over 30 years working for, and consulting to, major banking and insurance companies in the US, Europe and Australia, Pat transferred to teaching courses in Risk Management at Masters level and to industry. His main areas of research are in Operational Risk (People, Systems, Process and Legal risks) and banking regulation and he has published widely on this topic, including a new book on People Risk Management http://www.koganpage.com/product/people-risk-management-9780749471354 .
Professeur des Universités en sciences de gestion, IAE Nancy School of Management
Patrice LAROCHE est professeur des Universités à l’IAE de Nancy et professeur affilié de Gestion des Ressources Humaines à ESCP Europe (Paris). Spécialiste du syndicalisme et des relations sociales en entreprise, il a été professeur invité à Cornell University (Industrial and Labor Relations School), à l’UC Berkeley et à la London School of Economics and Political Science. Membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) depuis 2008, ses travaux de recherche portent plus particulièrement sur les effets de l’activité syndicale sur la performance des entreprises. Il est l’auteur de plusieurs contributions dans des ouvrages collectifs et de nombreux articles publiés dans des revues scientifiques. Il est également l’auteur de deux ouvrages intitulés respectivement « Les relations sociales en entreprise » et « Gérer les relations avec les partenaires sociaux. Fonctionnement et enjeux du dialogue social » publiés en 2009 et 2010 aux éditions Dunod et co-auteur d’un ouvrage en langue anglaise publié en 2017 aux éditions Routledge « The Economics of Trade Unions : A Study of a Research Field and its Findings ».
Agrégation des Facultés de Droit, économie et gestion
Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université Paris 1 Sorbonne
Doctorat en sciences de gestion, Université Nancy 2
Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, Aston University
Prior to joining Aston as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Exeter (UK). I received my PhD in Politics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in November 2015.
My research agenda is driven by a fundamental interest in the internal organization, and the electoral and governmental behaviour of political parties. To date, the primary purpose of my research has been to understand how political parties face changes in the political system and, hence, the party system where they compete. Parallel to this, my research has also focused on two additional issues linked to political parties, the main characteristics and behaviour of middle-level party elites and party activists and parties' adaptation to digitalization.
I am a Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR). I completed my PhD in European Studies at the University of Bradford and taught at the universities of Strathclyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow before coming to the University of Westminster in 2004. I work in the fields of comparative European politics and European Union politics, specialising in German politics, political identity and internal security.
Postgraduate Student, Flinders University
Associate Professor of English, Arizona State University
Patrick Bixby (he/him/his) is an associate professor of English in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.
After earning a BA in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a MA in English from California State University, Long Beach, Bixby completed his PhD in English at Emory University in 2003. He served as visiting assistant professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College for one year and then joined the faculty of ASU’s New College, where he has held a number of posts. In 2017, after directing several graduate programs and then serving as director of graduate studies for the college, he took a role building partnerships between the university and Arizona tribal communities, as well as other universities around the globe. Most recently, in 2021, he became the program lead for the BA in Disability Studies. In addition to these duties, he currently serves as vice president of the Samuel Beckett Society and resident director of the USAC summer school program at NUI Galway.
Bixby's scholarly interests span a variety of fields, including Irish studies, modernist studies, postcolonial theory and criticism, Continental philosophy, and issues of travel, mobility, and the body. He teaches courses in these fields and in the history of the novel, the history of film, the history of literary criticism, twentieth-century thought, postmodernism, and methods of interdisciplinary research.
His essays have appeared in journals such as Modernism/Modernity, Modernist Cultures, Irish Studies Review, and the Journal of Beckett Studies, as well as in collections such as A History of Irish Modernism (Cambridge UP, 2019), A History of the Modernist Novel (Cambridge UP, 2015), Beckett in Context (Cambridge UP, 2013), and Beckett and Ireland (Cambridge UP, 2010).
Bixby's latest book, License to Travel: A Cultural History of the Passport (U of California P, 2022), investigates the unyielding paradox of the document: even as it promises independence and mobility, escape and safe haven, the passport also serves as an essential tool of government surveillance and state power, purportedly assuring homeland security and the controlled movement of individuals across national boundaries. The study investigates this paradox by drawing on a range of sources, including literary history and modern art, archival documents and contemporary journalism, international law and theories of cosmopolitanism.
Professor of Geography, Sustainability Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast
After 30 years of research, mostly focused in the Asia-Pacific region, Professor Nunn has accumulated a degree of expertise in a number of different fields. His primary field is geography, once largely physical in focus, but now straddling various aspects of sustainability. Professor Nunn has worked for a number of years in climate change, mostly on sea level and on the challenges of effective adaptation in poorer countries. He has also worked on archaeological topics, usually through the lens of palaeoenvironment reconstruction, but also applying his geological training to ceramic mineralogy and radiocarbon chronology. Since 2000, when a coup in Fiji interrupted a planned research programme, Professor Nunn became interested in myths as potential sources of information about geological hazards, particularly earthquakes and tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and abrupt coastal change.
Reader in Neuroprosthesis, Newcastle University
I am a reader in biomedical engineering and came to Newcastle in 2010 to develop world class collaborations between the school of EEE and the Institute of Neuroscience. I have a BSc (1st class) and MRes in applied physics from Liverpool University, and a PhD in bioimaging from the Japan Advanced Institute for Science and Technology. After some time in the software industry, I did two post-doctoral projects at Imperial College before getting an RCUK fellowship in 2005. From 2005-2010 I was a lecturer and then senior lecturer in Imperial College, before coming to Newcastle. In my time I have had numerous research awards and published numerous papers in the key journals in the biomedical field.
At the heart of these efforts is my pioneering use of CMOS-micro-LED optoelectronics in combination with optogenetic gene therapy solutions. These will lead to highly advanced forms of prosthetic intervention not previously possible. This has led to a number of highly cited papers in key biomedical engineering journals. Furthermore I have explored impact through patient trials and commercial translation.
To achieve my aims I have been part of a number of large research consortia. Between 2010-2014 I coordinated the FP7 OptoNeuro project. More recently I am the engineering team leader on the £10M CANDO project to develop a next-generation prosthesis for epilepsy. Currently I have a large highly dedicated team of RAs, and PhD students.
I am Henry Rutgers Term Chair in Data Science and Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Rutgers - Newark. I am also affiliated with the Institute for Data Science, Learning and Applications (I-DSLA) and have appointments in Psychology, Rutgers Business School, and the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience (CMBN) at Rutgers.
I lead the CoDaS lab. The goal of my research is to bridge Cognitive Science and Data Science by understanding human perception and cognition and developing more cognitively natural machine learning and data science tools.
I'm a philosopher at Deakin University, and have previously held research fellowships in the UK (I'm an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire), Denmark and the US.
My areas of research include personal identity, philosophy of death and remembrance, 19th and 20th century European philosophy (especially the work of Søren Kierkegaard) and moral psychology.
As well as The Conversation, I'm a regular contributor to New Philosopher and pop up from time to time on The Drum, 774 Melbourne, 3RRR, Radio National, The Age, and other places.
Professor Intelligence and Security Studies, Charles Sturt University
Professor Patrick F Walsh is a Professor, Intelligence and Security studies at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University, Australia. He consults to government and his research focuses on a range of intelligence capability issues including governance, leadership, intelligence and ethics, biosecurity, health security and cyber. He is the author of Intelligence and Intelligence Analysis, Routledge, UK 2011; Intelligence, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 2018; and Intelligence Leadership and Governance. Building Effective Intelligence Communities in the 21st Century, Routledge, 2020
Professor, Sexuality Studies/Human Rights & Social Justice, Carleton University
Research Interests: Cultural/gender history; history of sexuality; history and theory of the body; beauty contests; national security; queer theory
Cross-appointments: Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies/Feminist Institute of Social Transformation
Patrizia Gentile, Queen of the Maple Leaf: Beauty Contests and Settler Femininity (UBC Press,October 2020).
(Queen of the Maple of Leaf is nominated for the Canadian Historical Association Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History Prize 2021.)
Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile. The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2010).
Patrizia Gentile, Gary Kinsman, and L.Pauline Rankin, eds. We Still Demand!: Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Struggles. (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016)
Patrizia Gentile and Jane Nicholas, eds. Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014)
Patryk is a security lecturer at Edith Cowan University and a member of the ECU Security Research Institute.
I have held fellowships in Oxford and Cambridge Universities and am currently a Professor at the Open University, Research Associate at Oxford University and the London School of Economics.
My work stems from long standing interests in the foundations of decision sciences, used to be primarily normative, and have argued for the expansion of decision theory beyond older conceptions of rational choice, something that has, broadly speaking, taken place both in economics and philosophy. In recent years, I have been interested in the operationalisation of Sen’s capabilities approach to welfare economics and its use in debates about the measurement of progress.
Earlier work has been published in a variety of leading economics journals including The Economic Journal, Theory and Decision, Oxford Economic Papers, Economica, Journal of Health Economics, Annals of Operations Research and much of it is collected in my monograph Foundations of Rational Choice Under Risk published by Oxford University Press in 1993 (with reprints in 1995 and 2002). In addition, I have just edited and contributed to the Oxford University Press Handbook of Rational and Social Choice with Professor Prasanta Pattanaik (Riverside, University of California, USA) and Professor Clemens Puppe (Karlsruhe University, Germany) to be published in 2008. Work on capabilities and wellbeing is summarised in greater detail on the capabilities measurement project website.
I have also been interested in the interaction these theories and their development in policy contexts or experimental and survey based work. This work has been published in a wide variety of scientific journals including Science, Journal of Theoretical Politics, British Journal of Management, Social Theory and Practice, Social Indicators Research, Health Care Analysis and the Journal of Economic Psychology.
Having taught research methods at graduate level for five years and acted as a consultant researcher on economic statistics to the OECD and NAO my most recent work brings a these interests together with interests in the foundations of social choice. With about 25 colleagues, at the latest count, I have sought to demonstrate the extent to which the measurement of human capabilities is feasible along multiple dimensions and explore the techniques that can be applied to such measurements. This work has resulted in approximately a dozen publications and has been incorporated into research projects in Oxford, Glasgow and Buenos Aires.
Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand
Although trained in chemical engineering, I am practised in pyrometallurgy and in chemistry at high temperatures, mostly in the chemical thermodynamics and kinetics of gas-solid reactions (oxidation, reduction and chlorination of oxide and sulfide minerals). I have also worked in teams testing and designing novel processes.
My work in R&D over the last three decades has fostered an invaluable set of skills. I combine a grasp of principles and techniques in "process mineralogy" and chemistry with an understanding of processes in chemical and metallurgical engineering. I retain a practised hand in the laboratory. I communicate clearly in English through writing, speaking and discussion. I have mentored students and colleagues in the craft of research: in critical thinking around process fundamentals and theory; in developing arguments; in marshaling data and evaluating hypotheses; and in communicating.
Senior Lecturer in Sport, University of Stirling
My main areas of research interest and expertise relate to drug use in sport and anti-doping policy.
I was a visiting Fulbright Commission Scholar at the University of Texas, Austin from September to December 2012, working on a project entitled: ‘The Doping of Elite Athletes in International Sport and the Politics of the Cold War, 1950-1990'.
I am the co-ordinator of SPS9SP Sports Policy. I also contribute to SPS9R7 Readings in Sports Studies, SPS9D8 Sports Dissertation and dissertation supervision.
My major research interest is doping in sport and the development of anti-doping policies. This has led to several publications including the prize-winning monograph A History of Drug Use in Sport, 1876-1976: Beyond Good and Evil (Routledge, 2007). I have recently completed three projects funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency. I have published on other policy issues including racism in sport, the migration of football players, tourism, and hosting major sports events.
Paul's research interests lie in empirical finance and capital markets, focusing primarily on asset pricing. His research has been published in journals including Accounting and Finance, Applied Economics and The Australian Journal of Management.
He is the chief investigator for a large external grant that was awarded by Platypus Asset Management in 2011 and continues to work collaboratively with professionals in the funds management industry.
Research assistant professor, University of Essex
My research interests include social, personality, political, and cross-cultural psychology as well as science communication and research methods.
A significant part of my empirical work includes human values (e.g., freedom, loyalty, security). Among other things I am interested in how people perceive the values of other people, and whether living in cities or countries in which other people share one's values has positive effects on one's well-being.
Currently, I am especially interested in similarities between groups of people. While people often tend to assume that values, attitudes, and abilities differ between, for example, women and men, younger and older people, or people from different countries, the amount of similarities between these groups is on average pretty large, typically between 80 and 95%. In my research I investigate the effects of highlighting similarities between groups of people.
For a full list of my publications see my Google Scholar profile