Professor of Philosophy, Universität Wien
I'm professor of moral and political philosophy at the University of Vienna.
I received my PhD from MIT in 2012. Before that I read Physics & Philosophy at Balliol College in Oxford.
Associate Professor in Language in Education, University of Wollongong
Associate Professor Pauline Jones is a researcher and teacher educator in the School of Education at the University of Wollongong. Her research interests are educational linguistics/semiotics, advanced literacy development and disciplinary dialogue.
Her current research focusses on contemporary literacy skills in the disciplines of Science, English and History and how these develop across the years of schooling. She has recently led the Transforming Literacy Outcomes (TRANSLIT) project, a local study of literacy development from preschool to junior secondary. She has also investigated the use of multimodal texts in tertiary science classrooms. Her doctoral students work in a range of areas including multimodality, online learning, classroom discourse studies, literacy development and curriculum in schools and tertiary settings and teacher professional development.
In 2022 she is co-convenor (with Dr Shoshana Dreyfus) of the Interdisciplinary Discourse Analysis in Education, the Arts and Social Sciences (IDEAS) research group. IDEAS is focussed on the application of theories of linguistics and semiotics to a broad range of social issues including climate change and sustainability. Its membership comprises an intergenerational group of scholars from across UOW and beyond who meet fortnightly in a program of seminars, workshops, and student presentations.
Senior Business Editor
Pauline has been a journalist for 18 years, mostly writing about business and finance. After covering the impact of the global financial crisis on UK consumers, she moved to the US in 2008 to write about financial regulation, risk management and energy trading. She is now based in Northern Ireland and joins The Conversation UK after a decade as a freelance writer and editor.
Senior Professor of Urban Geography, University of Wollongong
I have a BA (Hons) in Geography/History, a Dip. Ed and PhD (1993) in Urban Geography from Dublin University. I am a fellow of the Academic of Social Sciences Australia (awarded 2016). I have been Director of the Australian Centre for Culture, Environment, Society and Space at the University of Wollongong since 2017, having previously been DIrector of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Newcastle, NSW (2006-2016). My research focusses on the changing geographies, practices and politics of urban governance, with a current focus on urban governance innovation. I am a former editor of Progress in Human Geography: an international flagship journal in the discipline.
Postdoctoral Associate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University
Pauline seeks to understand the factors influencing plant evolution and adaptation. She is now working on the evolution of drought tolerance in wild populations of an American widespread flower.
Senior Lecturer in the School of Education, Edith Cowan University
Pauline has a focus on reflection, ePortfolios and technology but also teaches in the leadership area, with a focus on advocacy and workforce issues impacting on the early years.
She has also engaged with research examining the impact of NAPLAN on children’s wellbeing and was honoured to be included in the consortium reviewing the Australian Approved Learning Frameworks.
Research Scientist, Environment Research Group, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
Dr Pauline Treble is a research scientist within the Environment research group at ANSTO, where she works with a multi-disciplinary team of atmospheric scientists, hydrologists, groundwater and paleoenvironmental scientists.
Pauline specialises in constructing stalagmite-based paleoclimate and palaeofire records using ANSTO’s Isotope Tracng in Natural Systems and Synchrotron facilities. She has established cave monitoring programs that use caves as a natural laboratory to understand surface to cave drip water processes, develop novel palaeoenvironmental proxies and to track rainfall recharge to groundwater under a changing climate. She supervises Honours and PhD level as well as early career researchers on these projects.
Assistant researcher, University of Hamburg
Pauline Charlotte Reinecke is a doctoral researcher at Hamburg University of Technology. Her research focuses on grand societal challenges related to emerging technologies such as AI and Circular Economy, controversies in discourses around technology development, and processes of technology regulation. Her work has been published in leading management journals such as Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Business Economics and International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management.
Professor, The University of Queensland
Associate Professor Paulo Vasconcelos' research is in the fields of: Low-T Geochemistry, Economic Geology and 40Ar/39Ar Geochronology. He received his PhD from The University of California (Berkeley).
Associate Professor of Archaeology, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
I, Pavlo Shydlovskyi, born in 1974, am a graduate of the Historical Faculty of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, specializing in History and Archaeology (1997). I have worked at the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the Kyiv Regional Center for the Preservation of Monuments of History, Archaeology, and Art, and the Scientific Research Institute of Monument Protection Studies under the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. Since 2002, I have been teaching courses in prehistoric archaeology and the preservation of archaeological heritage at the Department of Archaeology and Museology of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. In 2008, I defended my dissertation titled "Cultural Adaptation of Early Hunters in Eastern Europe (18-10 thousand years ago)" to obtain the academic degree of Candidate of Historical Sciences in the specialty of World History. In 2014, I was awarded the academic title of Associate Professor. I lead the expedition of the Department, focusing on the study of prehistoric sites in the Middle Dnieper region. I am the founder of the NGO Center for Paleoethnological Research and the scientific editor of VITA ANTIQUA publishing. Since the beginning of the large-scale aggression by the Russian Federation in February 2022, I participated in the Territorial Defense Service of Kaniv District (March-May 2022) and became an employee of the Ukrainian State Institute for Cultural Heritage, concurrently, to implement the monitoring of archaeological sites during the war in Ukraine. Since January 2024, I have been elected as the Head of the Department of Archaeology and Museum Studies at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv through a competitive selection process.
Associate Professor, Cardiology, University of Saskatchewan
Payam Dehghani is a clinical co-director of the Prairie Vascular Research Inc (PVRI), and an Associate Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. He is an interventional cardiologist at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and director of the Adults with Structural Heart Disease Clinic.
Research Fellow, Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, University of Manchester
I work with large-scale electronic health databases to investigate topics in epidemiology, using data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and ResearchOne. My current research focuses on four areas: mental health of young people, adverse outcomes associated with the use of antipsychotics in people with dementia, the use of prescribing safety indicators to reduce hazardous prescribing, and a new study on post-discharge care after acute kidney injury.
Before joining the Centre for Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety at the University of Manchester, I was based at the Centre for Mental Health and Safety at the University where much of my research was on the epidemiology of self-harm, suicide, and violence. This included working on a 5-year programme investigating the risk factors for suicidal behaviour and violence in young people, using data from the Danish national registers.
Lecturer in International Relations, University of Portsmouth
I am a scholar dedicated to critical studies in International Relations, Global Political Economy, and Historical Sociology. My teaching and research explore many interdisciplinary dialogues between these three areas, with an empirical emphasis on Latin American, and specifically Brazilian, experiences of colonisation, state-formation and development.
I have degrees in Social Sciences (UERJ) and Law (UFRJ), an MA in International Relations at Sussex University, and a PhD in International Relations titled "The Peculiarity of Brazilian State-Formation in a Geopolitical Context: The Challenge of Eurocentrism in International Relations and Political Marxism". My doctoral research was funded by CNPq, a funding agency under Brazil's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
Outside of academia, I have worked with legal and political consultants of trade unions in the oil sector in Brazil.
Associate Professor of Work and Employment, Heriot-Watt University
Associate Professor of Work and Employment at Heriot-Watt University, with keen interest in the impact of Artificial Intelligence on work and workers. PhD in Human Resource Management, University of Strathclyde. From 2013 to 2016 I was Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher for The Changing Employment Network. I am a member of the British Sociological Association and part of Editorial Board of the journal Work, Employment and Society. My research focuses on trade unions, European employment regulation, and platform work and the changes it produces on labour and the labour process. My work has been published in British Journal of Industrial Relation, British Journal of Management, New Technology, Work and Employment, Work, Employment and Society.
Director, Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics, Rhodes University
Pedro Tabensky was born in Santiago, Chile, to refugee parents. His mother is a Holocaust survivor born in Hungary two weeks before the final stage of the final solution. His father, of Polish Jewish ancestry, is a refugee of the Chinese revolution. He has lived a peripatetic life since the age of three, ending up in South Africa in 2001 and meeting his wife, with whom he has two children. Tabensky is the founding director of the Allan Gray Centre for Leadership Ethics (AGLE), Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University (South Africa). He is the author of Happiness: Personhood, Community, Purpose and of several articles and book chapters. Tabensky is also the editor of and contributor to Judging and Understanding: Essays on Free Will, Narrative, Meaning and the Ethical Limits of Condemnation; The Positive Function of Evil; and, coedited with Sally Matthews (his wife), Being at Home: Race, Institutional Culture and Transformation at South African Higher Education Institutions. He has a book, published in 2023 by Routledge, titled Fanon and Camus on the Algerian Question: An Ethics of Rebellion. He is commencing work on another book provisionally titled Ethics and Education as Practices of Freedom, coming out with Lexington, probably in 2026.
Professor of Business Law, McGill University
Research and teaching in business law, corporate governance, sustainable finance, law and political economy, legal theory, and transnational law. Studies of law and philosophy in Frankfurt, Paris and Harvard. PhD Frankfurt. Worked part-time in law firm while writing post-doctoral Habilitation, raised kids, former night-time cab driver, air-freight worker, nurse and student group mentor.
Professor of Psychology, Stockholm University
My teaching currently consists of lectures on attachment, psychology's precursors in the history of ideas, and philosophy of science at various courses and programs at the Department.
Apart from teaching, my work consists of research on a host of topics usually related to attachment theory in one way or the other.
I got my PhD in psychology at Uppsala University in 2002, on a dissertation which related attachment theory to various aspects of religion. After that, I worked as post-doc, lecturer, and researcher (“forskarassistent”) at the same University. I came to the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University in 2009, as research associate and senior lecturer. I functioned as Director of the PhD program in psychology 2011-2015. I became full Professor in psychology in 2015.
Ph.D. Candidate in Oceangraphy, University of Rhode Island
Pei-Chin Wu is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography. Wu received both her B.S. and M.S. from National Taiwan University.
Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University
Dr Peita L. Richards is a current recipient of the Office of National Intelligence, National Intelligence Postdoctoral Grant, 2023 (project 202308). Her research is focused on extending methods developed in her doctoral research to the national intelligence priority area of “measuring reliable behavioural indicators of multiple social identity features in real world settings”.
Since submitting her PhD in 2022, Peita worked across post-doctoral research associate roles, where she supported projects focused on Indigenous communities. Her work included policy briefs for professional organisations on online safety for employees from diverse backgrounds; policy evaluations of social media training programs for Indigenous children entering high school; and policy evaluations of Aboriginal led, community-based programs to combat family violence. A Wiradjuri woman herself, Peita also worked as a Research Associate on an ARC Linkage Grant, investigating potential interventions to support Indigenous girls who runaway or are reported missing during their teenage years.
A NESA accredited teacher, over the last nine years, Peita has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level, across three universities. She has been active in units of criminology, peace and development, Indigenous studies, social psychology, international law, international security, and social research methods. Additionally, she has worked extensively with dedicated First Nations mentoring and tutoring supporting programs across two universities, assisting students in a one-to-one capacity to achieve their own academic and professional goals.
Prior to entering education, Peita worked in the United States, where she undertook a variety of roles in political communications. Building upon a professional communications background in Australia, she was able to develop policy analysis and development skills; liaise with stakeholders; and communicate findings to a diverse range of audiences.
Peita is strongly committed to, and passionate about, solutions based research.
Doctorante en Sciences de Gestion, ESCP Business School
Pénélope Van den Bussche est doctorante au département Contrôle et Pilotage des Organisations de l'ESCP Europe, à Paris.
Titulaire d'un master Recherche en Comptabilité et Contrôle de l'Université Paris Dauphine, ses recherches portent sur les plateformes digitales et l'économie collaborative.
Lecturer, Department of Literature Film and Theatre Studies, University of Essex
Dr Pen Woods is currently a Lecturer in Drama and European Literature at the University of Essex. She specialises in early modern and current theatre spectatorship, focusing on the flipside of performance studies to examine the significance of the reception of drama and how audiences produce the meanings and legacies of art both now and in the past. She collaborated with Shakespeare's Globe and Queen Mary University of London on a PhD project on Globe Audiences from 2007-2012 and was appointed to a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Australian Centre for Excellence for the History of the Emotions at the University of Western Australia 2012-2015. She was awarded a SLAM Fellowship to spend a year at Sydney University. Between 2014-2016 she received funding from CHE and Shakespeare's Globe to accompany the Globe to Globe Hamlet World Tour and collaborated with Dr. Malcolm Cocks on the compilation of the largest global audience data set for one production. From 2015-2021 she was a Lecturer in Drama at Queen Mary University of London, spending six months at The Graduate Centre, in the City University of New York. In 2022 she was appointed to a temporary position as Lecturer of Early Modern Studies at Newcastle University. As well as a historian of performance, audience and spectatorship, Woods is a cultural theorist of affect and a historian of the emotions with a focus on how emotions underpin the social and cultural scripts we live by and how we can intervene in these. As part of this research and education-led activism she co-founded the organisation Poetry Vs Colonialism with Poet Laila Sumpton and Professor of Education Victoria de Rijke which works with arts and heritage organisations, schools and Universities using poetry workshops as a springboard for processing the legacies of colonialism in society and the arts and forging new futures. She is currently finalising the manuscript of her first book The Audience at Shakespeare's Globe. Her next project is on the spectatorship of weather both now and in the past.
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Pengfei Song is an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechatronics and Robotics at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University. Pengfei received his B.Eng. degree from Jilin University, China in 2013 and Ph.D. degree from McGill University, Canada in 2018, both in mechanical engineering. Pengfei’s research interests lie primarily in microsystems, which include 1) microfluidic biosensors and platforms and 2) automation and robotics at microscale. Pengfei’s research receives several awards/finalists from major microfluidic and robotic conferences. Pengfei also serves as Associate Editors in IEEE-RAL, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, and the Young Editor in Cyborg and Bionic Systems.
Assistant Research Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State
Pengfei Zhang is an Assistant Research Professor in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science. His research focus areas include polar amplification, Arctic-latitudes linkage, Arctic sea ice loss, mid-high latitudes extreme weathers, stratosphere-troposphere coupling, and climate modeling.
Senior Lecturer, School of Communication, Monash University
Dr Penni Russon is an award winning author of several novels for children and young adults. She brings over twenty years experience as an editor, author and researcher to her teaching and research in Writing and Publishing at UTS. As well as writing fiction, she's applied her knowledge of young adult readerships to internationally recognised collaborative research in youth mental health. Her doctoral research involved designing and developing comics for use in youth mental health. This research has taken her to conferences around the world and has positively impacted the lives of young people through online mental health service delivery in Europe and North America as well as Australia.
Penni's research sits at the intersection of reading and writing, with an interest in the way texts generate meanings, in particular through readers embodied responses to gaps in the telling and the traces of the author residual in the text (such as the wobbliness of the hand drawn line in comics or the quality we call 'voice' in prose fiction). She is also interested in the way communities form around texts, whether through communities of practice in the classroom, or networking through and around literary and aesthetic reading and writing in 'intimate publics'. She is fascinated by liminality, the in-between spaces where meanings are contested and negotiated.
My training is in community psychology and public health epidemiology. My main expertise is the theory, methods, ethics and economics of complex, multi-level community and population-level interventions to promote health and prevent disease. I'm best known for my publications in health promotion evaluation, social capital, and using complexity thinking to design more effective interventions and more appropriate evaluation methods. My main empirical work is in schools and neighbourhoods.
I spent 10 years in Canada where I had the opportunity to help shape the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's strategy to move from descriptive and analytic health research to more solution-focused investments in population health intervention research.
I am currently a Professor of Public Health at the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the University of Sydney and a lead investigator of the NHMRC Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC) . My focus of interest in TAPPC is in implementation science and communication of the science underpinning public policy.
Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, Deakin University
Penny Love is an Advanced Accredited Practicing Dietitian (Adv APD) and a senior lecturer for Public Health and Community Nutrition within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (SENS). As a research fellow within the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), her research focuses on the translation, adoption and sustained implementation of early childhood obesity prevention initiatives at scale within existing health and education service delivery systems.
Social Scientist, University of Waikato
I am passionate about creating and facilitating research which generates impact for next and end users. My work has focused on biodiversity, biosecurity, rural resilience and agriculture more generally.
Researcher, University of Tasmania
Dr Penny Taylor is an experienced human rights advisor, legal practitioner and researcher with 20 years of professional experience. She has worked throughout Australia and the Pacific.
Her research was awarded the 2020 Peter Saunders Paper of the Year by the Australian Journal of Social Issues.
She has a PhD in race relations, with a focus on building capacity in non-Indigenous Australians for constructive race relations with Australia's Indigenous peoples. She is particularly interested in Indigenous perspectives on the transformations within the White Australian population necessary to achieve reconciliation.
She has worked as a Senior Consultant for Murawin Pty Ltd and was Head of Research at the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation in Darwin for 5 years. Under her management the Larrakia Nation Research Division undertook a major multi-year research project, in partnership with the University of Tasmania, investigating Indigenous perspectives on White Australian people, culture and race-relations.
Prior to this she was a lawyer working in the field of women's and children's human rights. She has worked as a children's human rights advisor for the United Nations throughout the Pacific. This was followed by over a decade in the Northern Territory of Australia.
Dr Taylor has developed a number of creative resources designed to increase awareness and understanding in the broader Australian population of Indigenous experiences and knowledges. These include the Darwin Radio Diaries and co-authorship of the autobiography of a Yolngu Senior Law Man entitled "Striving to Bridge the Chasm: My Cultural Learning Journey". His name is omitted here due to his recent passing.
Pep Canadell is a research scientist in CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, and the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project, an international research project to study the interactions between the carbon cycle, climate, and human activities.
Pep focuses on collaborative and integrative research to study global and regional aspects of the carbon cycle, the size and vulnerability of earth carbon pools, and pathways to climate stabilization. He publishes in the field of global ecology and earth system sciences http://goo.gl/Ys7vdF
Blavatnik Professor of Government and Public Policy, University of Oxford
Pepper Culpepper is Blavatnik Professor of Government and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, and a Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College, at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the intersection between capitalism and democracy, both in politics and in public policy.
Culpepper is the Principal Investigator of a €2.5 million 5-year Advanced Grant from the European Research Council, – Banklash – which uses multiple tools of cutting-edge social science research to establish the link between interest group conflict, public opinion, and financial policymaking after the financial crisis of 2008.
His book Quiet Politics and Business Power was awarded the Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research by the International Social Science Council and the European Consortium for Political Research. He is the author of Creating Cooperation and the co-editor of Changing France and of The German Skills Machine. His commentary has appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Le Monde, the New Republic, Times Higher Education, and the Washington Post.
Professor, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Peter Adds is a Professor (Teaching) in Te Kawa a Māui - School of Māori Studies. He has worked in Māori Studies at Victoria University of Wellington since 1984 and has amassed experience in university administration, teaching and research. His primary tribal affiliation is to Te Āti Awa in Taranaki and his academic training is in anthropology and archaeology.
Peter Allen is lecturer in Film and Television, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne and an award winning filmmaker and educator with a specific interest in effects and animation.
Researcher, University of Sheffield
I am a part-time researcher at the Mesothelioma UK Research Centre, University of Sheffield. My doctorate is in health care ethics, from Leeds University. I trained as a nurse in 1983.
Professor of Employment Relations; Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University
Peter Berg is professor of employment relations and Director of the School of Human Resources and Labor Relations at Michigan State University. His research interests include work-life flexibility policies and practices, the implications of an aging workforce for organizations, and international comparisons of working time. Professor Berg is the author of numerous publications in a variety of academic journals, including ILRReveiw, Human Relations, and Human Resource Management Review. He is also a co-author of the book Manufacturing Advantage: Why High Performance Work Systems Pay Off. Professor Berg has been a Fulbright Scholar and conducted research or presented his work in over 20 countries around the world. He has served as an executive board member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and as President of the Industry Studies Association. Professor Berg also serves on the editorial board of ILR Review, Work, Aging, and Retirement, and on the international advisory board of the British Journal of Industrial Relations.
Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Department of People and Organisation, The Open University
I am a lecturer in the Department of People and Organisations at the Open University. My primary research interest centre reconceptualising power, resistance and ideology – specifically in the contemporary context of capitalism. In 2009, I was awarded a doctorate in Ideology and Discourse Analysis at University of Essex for my thesis, Creating the “Chinese Market”: The CCP and the Discursive Construction of an Authoritarian Capitalism through a Maoist Governing Paradigm, 2002-2008, which was funded through the Overseas Research Awards scheme. Since this time I have amassed a growing international publishing record in the fields of organizational studies and social theory. My work has been published in Theory and Event, Journal of Political Ideologies, Journal of Political Power, Research on the Sociology of Organization, Culture and Organizations, Ephemera, Journal of Organizational Change Management, Organization and International Journal of Žižek Studies among others. I am currently completing a manuscript entitled ‘Authoritarian Capitalism in the Age of Globalization’ to be published by Edward Elgar Press.
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