Lecturer in Psychology, University of the Sunshine Coast
Dr Rachael Sharman is a lecturer and researcher in psychology, specialising in child/adolescent development. Rachael's research is focused on the optimal and healthy development of the paediatric brain, and has covered the neuro/psychological impacts of: dietary practices of parents and their children; physical activity; obesity; sport participation; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; genetic disorders; concussion and childhood trauma.
Rachael has a long history in working in child-related fields including child protection, juvenile justice, disability, advocacy and genetic research. Rachael remains committed to research that ensures children have the best possible chance to meet their full potential. Her current interests include: children’s play opportunities and the built environment; resilience-building features of risky play; child protection issues including sexual abuse and trafficking; adolescent arson and self-harming; transitions from education to the workplace.
Lecturer and Research Fellow, University of Southern Queensland
Rachael Wallis holds a Bachelor's degree from Griffith University, with a major in communications. Following this, she obtained a Master's degree from the University of Southern Queensland, with a thesis titled 'Australian attitudes to sustainability in Cuba, 1960-2000'. Her doctoral thesis, from USQ, examines how media influence people to relocate to rural areas, and is titled 'The phenomenological and discursive practice of place for lifestyle migrants: a case study of Stanthorpe, Queensland'.
Prior to her career in academia, Dr Wallis worked for a decade in arts management in both Canada and Australia. She writes at rachaelwallis.com.
I am a Senior Lecturer in Transport, and joined Westminster in September 2012 from the University of East London, where I lectured in Sociology. From January 2013 I will lead the MSc Transport Planning and Management. I am particularly interested in sustainable mobilities, and have published widely in this area. A key interest is around intersections between social and environmental justice, as well as potential tensions between the two.
I was primary investigator on the ESRC-funded Cycling Cultures project, which explored cultures of cycling in four English urban areas, using a mix of mainly qualitative methods. I have also recently completed a small project on new cycling advocacy in London, using interviews, ethnographic observations, and online surveys. Another previous project has examined European policies around cars and CO2. Two upcoming projects will develop new approaches to transport modelling. I have started work on a new ESRC-funded seminar series entitled Modelling on the Move which seeks to contribute to transport modelling in the context of sustainability transitions, drawing on social science and health perspectives. I supervise several PhD students and am interested in hearing from prospective PhD students. I sit on the editorial collective of Critical Social Policy and regularly peer review articles for a range of journals and book collections. Recently, I have been invited to speak to the Greater London Assembly and to the Scottish Government based on my research.
Associate Professor and DST/NRF Bio-economy Research Chair, University of Cape Town
PhD Researcher in International Relations, University of Warwick
Ragnar Weilandt is a doctoral researcher at the University of Warwick and the Université libre de Bruxelles working on external perceptions of the European Union, Euro-Mediterranean relations and civil-military relations in the Arab world. He also contributes to various newspapers including SPIEGEL ONLINE, ZEIT ONLINE, The European, The Huffington Post UK and zenith - Zeitschrift für den Orient. Ragnar co-founded FactCheckEU.org, a watchdog monitoring European politicans' statements on EU affairs.
Rahul Telang is professor of Information systems and Management at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University and at the Tepper School of Business (Courtesy). He has been at the Heinz College since 2002 and predominantly teaches in the School of Information Systems and Management.
Professor Telang’s is broadly interested in how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and associated digitization of information impact consumers, business and policies. Within this thread, his interest lies in two major domains. First is Digital Media Industry with a particular focus on how digitization (and associated piracy) in copyrighted industries is affecting the incentives of content provider, distributors and users. His research is directed towards understanding and shaping an optimal copyright and intellectual property policy in the Digitization Era. He was the recipient of Sloan Foundation Industry Study fellowship and a number of Google Faculty awards. He is also co-director of a center IDEA (Initiative for Digital Entertainment Analytics). He has worked extensively with industry and policy makers on variety of issue surrounding digitization of Media.
His second area of work is on economics of information security and privacy. His key interest is in understanding the incentives of various parties (users, firms and hackers), why markets fail, how to create a useful policy framework and how to measure the effectiveness of such policies. His work explored the controversy surrounding vulnerability disclosure, vulnerability markets and their role in generating optimal outcomes. Recently, he has been examining the role of data breach disclosure laws on identity thefts. He was the recipient of NSF CAREER award for his work on economics of information security. He is also part of Cylab and Institute for Infrastructure Protection (I3P). Currently, he is working on a large NSA funded project on examining home users’ security and privacy behavior.
Some of his other work has explored the role of broadband in schools, ICTs in for form of EMR (Electronic Medical Records) in hospitals, issue of number portability, exclusivity and so on in mobile industry.
Rajani Naidoo is Professor and Director of the International Centre for Higher Education Management, School of Management, University of Bath, UK. She sits on the editorial board of numerous journals and is on the research and development steering committee of the European Foundation for Management Development. Her research interests include new forms of imperialism in higher education and the transformation of higher education into a global commodity; higher education for global wellbeing and the changing nature and conditions of the academic profession.
Ralph Callebert teaches global and African history at Virginia Tech. His research interests are in African and global history, global labor history, gender and households, and the informal economy. He is published in Africa, the Journal of Southern African Studies, the Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Labor and Working-Class History, and Australian Humanities Review. His book manuscript in progress is titled "Global Shipping, Local Lives: Rural households, dock labor, and informal trade in apartheid South Africa". His current research explores how we understand labor and work outside the Global North.
He has a Ph.D. in history from Queen’s University in Canada and received an M.A. from the Department of Economic History and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa.
Professor of Social Research, Cardiff University
Ralph Fevre has been Professor of Social Research in the Cardiff School of Social Sciences since 1995. He is the author of Individualism and Inequality – the future of work and politics, published by Edward Elgar, 2016.
Ralph Fevre has a B.A. in Sociology and Economics from the University of Durham and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen. Ralph came to Cardiff in 1995 after holding teaching and research posts in the University of Wales since 1982. He has served a number of terms as Director of Undergraduate Studies, Director of Teaching and Learning and Director of Postgraduate Research. Between 2003 and 2005, he served as Deputy Director of the School.
I am a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University London. Much of my research is driven by the more realistic, fundamental and empirical process of decision-making, that is surrounded by analytical and computational queries to study Merger and Acquisitions (M&As), Risk and Liquidity within capital market and beyond. Particularly, how market anomalies can explain the default capital market-momentum.
My core research mainly focuses on Empirical Finance, Merger & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Financial Modelling, Financial Theory and Management, Business Finance, Investment, Risk and Portfolio Analysis. I am a member of Finance, Accounting, Control & Evaluation (FACE) and Applied Econometrics (AE) group at Newcastle University Business School.
I hold a number of memberships in scholarly forums and professional agencies, i.e. Euro Working Group of Financial Modelling (EWGCFM), Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy), CMI (Chartered Management Institute), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the British Accounting Association Corporate Governance Special Interest Group.
Randall Stephens is a Reader in History/American Studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne. He is the author of The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South (Harvard University Press, 2008) and The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age, co-authored with Karl Giberson (Belknap Press of Harvard University Press).
In spring 2012 he was a Fulbright Roving Scholar in American Studies in Norway. He has also written for the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Atlantic blog, Salon, and the Christian Century. Follow him on Twitter: @Randall_Stps.
Senior Research Fellow, Bond University
Dr Ray Moynihan is an award-winning journalist, author, documentary-maker and academic researcher, based in Australia with a global reputation. Reporting across print, radio, television and social media, Ray has worked at the ABC TV’s investigative program, Four Corners and the 7:30 Report, ABC Radio’s Background Briefing and The Australian Financial Review.
Since winning a Harkness Fellowship, based at Harvard University in 1999, in addition to his journalism, Ray has developed an impressive body of academic work resulting in articles in the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Medical Journal of Australia, PLoS Medicine, and the British Medical Journal, BMJ, where he is a Visiting Editor. Since 2006 he has been a conjoint lecturer at the University of Newcastle, in Australia. Internationally recognized for his work on the business of medicine, Ray is regularly interviewed by media globally, and invited to give presentations at universities, conferences and workshops around the world.
Ray is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Bond University, where he completed his PhD on overdiagnosis. In recent years he has published or broadcast his stories in The Australian, Crikey.com, ABC Radio National, ABC’s The Drum online, and The Saturday Paper.
The winner of many awards for his investigative journalism, Ray’s 2005 book Selling Sickness was described in the New York Times as a “compelling case” and has been translated into a dozen languages. His fourth book, Sex, Lies & Pharmaceuticals was released globally in late 2010 and is generating widespread interest internationally.
Professor, School of Computing, Engineering, & Maths, Western Sydney University
Ray Norris is a British/Australian astronomer in the School of Computing, Engineering, & Maths at Western Sydney University, and with CSIRO Astronomy & Space Science. He researches how galaxies formed and evolved after the Big Bang, and the process of astronomical discovery with large data volumes. He also researches the astronomy of Australian Aboriginal people.
Ray was educated at Cambridge University, UK, and moved to Australia in 1983 to join CSIRO, where he became Head of Astrophysics in 1994, and then Australia Telescope Deputy Director before returning in 2005 to active research.
He currently leads an international project - the Evolutionary Map of the Universe - to image the faintest radio galaxies in the Universe, using the new ASKAP radiotelescope being built in Western Australia. He also leads the WTF project which is exploring machine learning techniques
He frequently appears on radio and TV, and has published a novel, Graven Images.
Professor of Management, Colorado State University
I teach labor and employment relations at Colorado State University. After earning my Ph.D. and J.D. degrees at the University of Colorado, I taught at Pennsylvania State University where I was a tenured associate professor in the Labor Studies Department until returning to Colorado. In 2007, I was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Labor Law at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo, Italy. My fields of interest include labor history, workplace collective action, and economic justice. My most recent book is a study of American labor law and how it shaped union formation, published by Praeger in 2015 ("The End of American Labor Unions: The Right-to-Work Movement and the Erosion of Collective Bargaining").
Lecturer in Education, Queensland University of Technology
Rebecca English teaches in the School of Curriculum in the Faculty of Education at QUT. She was a teacher in both the Catholic Education and Education Queensland sectors for seven years. She holds a PhD from Griffith University.
Rebecca is an atmospheric chemist employed by CSIR since 2011, and has worked in the field of atmospheric science for 15 years. She is a senior researcher in the Climate Studies, Modelling and Environmental Health Research Group, where she is the leader on the group for Regional Air Quality Modelling and Environmental Health. Her research focus includes atmospheric chemistry and climate change, their linkages, and the resultant health impacts from poor air quality and a changing climate.
Rebecca Macmillan is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin, and currently the Assistant Editor of Texas Studies in Literature and Language. Her dissertation looks at contemporary poetry projects that incorporate visual materials and employ archival strategies to document ordinary forms of present-day crisis. Her broader research and teaching interests include: poetry and poetics, theories of the archive, photography, feminist and affect studies, and memoir.
I am a Lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Warwick. Prior to this, I taught Political Theory at the University of Oxford, and before that, taught for several years at the University of Manchester.
I have a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Manchester. My doctoral research was concerned with moral psychology and the role played by emotion and sentiment in public reason and the construction of morality, but since then I have become more radical in both my thinking and my activism. I am now especially interested in the challenge posed to class based liberation movements by the shift towards identity politics, and in particular the implications of this for feminist theory and practice. I have written extensively about the nature of sex, gender and identity, and am currently in the process of completing a book on the subject, entitled “The Politics of Gender Identity: A Feminist Critique”, to be published by Palgrave in late 2016.
GIS Analyst, Centre for Urban Studies, RMIT University
Rebecca Roberts is a GIS Analyst with the Healthy Liveable Cities Group at the RMIT Centre for Urban Research.
Rebecca has worked as a GIS Analyst for nearly 15 years. She has a Bachelor of Forestry Science, a Bachelor of Science (with a major in Environmental Science) and a Masters in Geographic Information Technology. For more than 12 years she has been employed as a research fellow, and has used her skills as a GIS Analyst to calculate measures of the built environment to support population health research.
Prior to joining RMIT, Rebecca spent nearly 10 years at Deakin University, researching the influence of the built environment on population health. In 2013, Rebecca joined the Melbourne School of Population & Global Health, University of Melbourne, focusing her research on the development of spatial indicators for Community Indicators Victoria and the National Liveability Study.
Within the Healthy Liveable Cities Group, Rebecca contributes to the development of new GIS-based measures for the liveability research program and is responsible for setting up and running the appropriate GIS analyses, calculate the GIS-based measures and contribute to documentation and map creation. Rebecca’s daily tasks involve her working across several spatial and non-spatial databases, developing scripts to ensure data integrity and replication and develops online interactive maps for research dissemination.
Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University
Dr. Remy Davison is Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics at Monash University. He is a Global Expert for the United Nations, New York, and a former member of the Council on Optimising Government Performance.
Senior Lecturer in Law, Monash University
Dr Renata Alexander has been a permanent senior lecturer with the law faculty since 2000 teaching the Family Law and Practice as well as the Ethics and Negotiation components of the PDLP course. Prior to that she taught undergraduate family law on a sessional basis.
Renata has always been a legal practitioner since admission to the Supreme Court in April 1979. She worked as an in-house family lawyer/solicitor with Victoria Legal Aid from before working as the Deputy Registrar for the Family Court of Australia. Renata then went to the Victorian Bar in November 2002 where she practices on a part-time basis given her teaching and academic commitments.
In 2003, Renata received a Centenary Medal from the Prime Minister for her work in voluntary legal services as she has been a voluntary lawyer with community legal centres since 1975. Furthermore, Renata has also won a PILCH award for similar services.
Professor of Law, Politics and Society, Drake University
Professor Cramer earned her Ph.D. in Politics from New York University in 2001. Her dissertation, an examination of federal acknowledgement for American Indian tribes, was named 2001 Best Dissertation in Race and Ethnicity by the American Political Science Association's section on Race and Ethnicity; it was published in 2005 by University of Oklahoma Press, under the title Cash, Color, and Colonialism: The Politics of Tribal Acknowledgment, and re-released in paperback in 2008.
Since 2004, she has been engaged in ethnographic and participant-observation field work with homebirth midwives, advocates for midwifery, and families who practice non-normative parenting (including homebirth). An article on her fieldwork methodology was published in 2009 by International Journal of Qualitative Research, and she is at work on a book related to midwifery regulation and activism, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.
Professor Cramer teaches a wide range of interdisciplinary undergraduate legal studies courses, including Law and Social Change, Reproductive Law and Politics; Critical Race and Feminist Legal Theory; and Contemporary American Indian Law and Politics. She is president of the national Consortium of Undergraduate Law and Justice Studies Programs, is a team leader for Strategic Diversity Action at Drake University, and an open and affirming ally for all students.
Rhiannon McCluskey is a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies. Her research focuses on governance, taxation, and accountability in developing countries. For the International Centre for Tax and Development, she has conducted research in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Kenya in order to investigate the effectiveness of donor initiatives to build capacity in international taxation. Rhiannon holds a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science and African Studies from the University of Toronto and an MA in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies.
Senior Lecturer, Economics Dept; Senior Fellow, Law, University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne
Rhonda Smith holds the degree of Doctor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne. She teaches graduate and under graduate subjects in the Economics Department and also teaches in the Competition Law Masters program in the Law School. She is a former ACCC commissioner and is presently a member of the Australian Copyright Tribunal and until recently was a lay member of the High Court of New Zealand. She provides economic advice in relation to competition issues and has acted as an expert witness in a number of competition cases.
Richard A. Easterlin is currently University Professor and Professor of Economics, University of Southern California. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), and is a former president of the Population Association of America, Economic History Association, and Western Economic Association International.
He is the author, among other things, of Happiness, Growth and The Life Cycle (2010), The Reluctant Economist (2004), Growth Triumphant: The 21st Century in Historical Perspective (1996), and Birth and Fortune: The Impact of Numbers on Personal Welfare (1980; 2nd ed. 1987), and editor of Happiness in Economics (2002).
His current research is on the association between economic growth, public policy, and subjective well-being.
Professor of Law, University of Hull
Director of the McCoubrey Centre for International Law. Interests in law of the sea, maritime law, and the marine environment. member of Hull Maritime and Marine Institute
Senior Lecturer in Psychology, City University London
Dr Cook completed his PhD in Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences at University College London before taking up a faculty position at City University London in February 2012. He is an ESRC Future Research Leader and Winner of the British Academy's Wiley Prize in Psychology.
Senior Lecturer in Corporate Finance, University of Bath
I have recently become associate member of the Aston Centre for Research in Experimental Finance (ACREF). I am a member of the SAFE (Seminars in Accounting and Finance) research network. I have recently been appointed as editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance, which is launching in 2008.
My current research interests include: application of game theoretical tools to strategic corporate finance; capital structure and the effects of agency problems, signalling, and product market competition; venture capitalism, bargaining, and the incorporation of behavioural effects into the double-sided moral hazard problem affecting financial contracts and performance; behavioural corporate finance.
Richard Faragher is Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Brighton and is past Chair of both the British Society for Research on Ageing and the International Association of Biomedical Gerontology. He read Biochemistry at Imperial College, London and undertook doctoral studies at the University of Sussex. His primary research interest is the relationship between cellular senescence and organismal ageing.
In 2002 his work on the accelerated ageing disease Werner’s syndrome led to the award of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Conference Science Medal for outstanding scientific achievement. In 2005 he became the first ever scientist to receive a Help the Aged award for his championship of older people and the use of research for their benefit. In 2010, he became the first ever British recipient of the Paul F Glenn Award for research into the biological mechanisms of the ageing process. He is a visiting Professor at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and serves on the Editorial Boards of "Age" and "Mechanisms of aging and development".
Professor Faragher has served as a member of the Research Advisory Council of the Charity Research into Ageing and on strategy and funding panels for the BBSRC, the US National Institutes on Ageing and the European Union. From 2005-2008 he was Co-director of the BBSRC-EPSRC SPARC programme, a research network designed to build national capacity to conduct inter-disciplinary ageing research. He is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the British Society for Research on Ageing and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Aging Association. In 2015 he became president-elect of the latter society and the first British citizen to be elected to the Board of Directors of the American Federation for Aging Research, the leading US non-profit organization supporting and advancing healthy aging through biomedical research.
Richard Fitton is a Lecturer in Energy Efficiency in the School of the Built Environment. He leads the monitoring work undertaken within ABERG and is involved in a number of projects with regards to co-heating, U Value measurement, as well as product and retrofit package testing within the Energy House.
Richard has previously been a Building Surveyor and Energy Manager in the public sector. He also advises on the qualification of SAP Assessors and Green Deal Advisors. Richard was a contributor on the Zero Carbon Hub Testing Work Group for the Closing the Gap Between Design and As-Built Performance project.
Senior Lecturer, Cybersecurity & Internet Researcher, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Dr. Richard Forno is a Senior Lecturer in the UMBC Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, where he directs the UMBC Graduate Cybersecurity Program, serves as the Assistant Director of UMBC's Center for Cybersecurity, and is a Junior Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CIS). His twenty-year career spans the government, military, and private sector, including helping build a formal cybersecurity program for the US House of Representatives, serving as the first Chief Security Officer for Network Solutions, and advising several technology startup companies. Richard also was one of the early researchers on the subject of cyberwarfare and he remains a longtime commentator on the influence of Internet technology upon society.
Richard Gunderman is Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University.
He received his AB Summa Cum Laude from Wabash College, MD and PhD (Committee on Social Thought) with Honors from the University of Chicago, and MPH from Indiana University.
He is an nine-time recipient of the Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award, and received the 2012 Robert Glaser Award, the highest teaching award of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
He is the author of nearly 500 scholarly articles and has published eight books. More importantly, his students are widely published and have gone on to win many awards and achieve professional distinction.
Richard Holden is Professor of Economics at the UNSW Australia Business School and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow from 2013-2017.
Prior to that he was on the faculty at the University of Chicago and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a PhD from Harvard University in 2006, where he was a Frank Knox Scholar.
His research focuses on contract theory, law and economics, and political economy. He has written on topics including: political districting, the boundary of the firm, incentives in organizations, mechanism design, and voting rules.
Professor Holden has published in top general interest journals such as the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics.
He is currently editor of the Journal of Law and Economics, and is the founding director of the Herbert Smith Freehills Inititative on Law & Economics at UNSW.
He has been a Visiting Professor of Economics at the MIT Department of Economics and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School.
His research has been featured in press articles in such outlets as: The New York Times, The Financial Times, the New Republic, and the Daily Kos.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Sheffield
I am a physicist interested in all aspects of nanotechnology and in science and innovation policy more generally. I am a Council member of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2006.
Asst Professor, University of Western Australia
Richard is an Assistant Professor at the University of Western Australia Business School. His research interests include social media marketing, market research, supply chain-enabling information technology, and sustainable supply chain management.
Richard obtained several awards for his research and teaching. His work has been published in leading international journals such as the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science. Richard is also a regular contributor to executive teaching programs.
Prior to his academic career, Richard was a marketing manager for one of Europe's leading media companies--Hubert Burda Media. He also has consulting experience with clients from the U.K., Australia, Germany, and Italy.