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Richard Lightman

Lecturer in Popular Music, University of Kent

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Richard has produced over 35 albums, covering a wide spectrum of music including Heavy Metal, Reggae, Blues, Bollywood, Bhangra, Rock and Roll, New Age, Jazz, Pop and Garage.

As a musician, he’s played on over 170 recordings and performed in 28 countries on 5 continents. He was also Chief Executive Officer of the Music Producers Guild between 2009-2015 and is still active in UK Music consulting on copyright.

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Richard Neilson

My main research interests are in modelling dynamic systems, in non-linear dynamics and vibration and in the application of these areas along with design to solve industrial problems. These have been applied to a wide variety of systems, including non-linear rotor systems, impacting systems, geotechnical systems and aspects of a non-linear rotordynamics/wear problem. I also have an interest in applying dynamics and design to biomedical problems.

Current Research:
My main research is currently focussed on the next stage of the underwater cutting project.

Novel Underwater Cutting System (Phase 2). ITF project, bid submitted to BP, Shell and Conoco Philips, £477,693 (Principal investigator).

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Richard Ovenden

I am the 25th Bodley's Librarian, leading the University of Oxford's system of research libraries. I am President of the Digital Preservation Coalition and active in the world of libraries, archives and information, and also active in historical research.

I was educated at Durham University and University College London, and have worked as a professional librarian since 1985. I have served on the staff of Durham University Library, the House of Lords Library, the National Library of Scotland (as Deputy Head of the Rare Books Section), the University of Edinburgh (as Director of Collections), and since 2003 at the Bodleian Libraries (first as Keeper of Special Collections, from 2011-2014 as Deputy Librarian, the Bodleian Libraries, then from 2014 as Bodley’s Librarian).

I sit on the Board of Research Libraries UK and of the Consortium of European Research Libraries, am a Trustee of the Krazsna Kraus Foundation, of Chawton House Library, and of the Victoria County History for Oxfordshire.

I have published widely on the history of collecting, the history of photography and on professional concerns of the library, archive, and information world, am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2015. Recently I headed Oxford’s involvement with the Google mass digitization project. I hold a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College, Oxford.

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Richard Sambrook

Richard Sambrook is Director of the Centre for Journalism and Professor at Cardiff University. He spent 30 years as a journalist in BBC News including ten years on the board of management as Director of Sport, Director of News and Director of Global News. He was also Global Vice Chairman of Edelman - where he was a consultant on media to numerous global organisations.

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Richard Toye

Professor of Modern History, University of Exeter

I am an historian of Britain in in its global and imperial context in the period from the late Nineteenth Century to the present day. I am particularly interested in the rhetorical dimensions of politics and economics. I am the author of three books on Winston Churchill. Prior to moving to Exeter in 2007 I taught at the univeristies of Manchester and Cambridge.

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Rick Sarre

Professor of Law, University of South Australia

Dr Rick Sarre is Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the University of South Australia’s Law School. He completed his law degree at Adelaide University in 1976, undertook undergraduate studies in theology and sociology at Graceland University, 1978-1979 (Iowa, USA), finished a Masters degree (criminology) in Canada in 1983, and received his doctorate (legal science) from the University of Canberra in 2002. In 2015 Dr Sarre was awarded an honorary doctorate in law from Umeå University, Sweden. He has been teaching commercial law, media law, sports law and criminology for 30 years in addition to five years of part-time legal practice. He currently serves as the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. He also served three years on the Victim Support Service (SA) board, six years on the Offenders Aid and Rehabilitation Services of SA board, and 8 years at the helm of the SA Institute of Justice Studies. He is currently a Vice-President of the Adelaide University Football Club. He and his wife Debra and their two children live in Adelaide. They have travelled with him for overseas teaching stints in the USA (1996-1997) and Sweden (2004). He has been a member of the ALP for 30 years and continues on State Council, and as the President of the Dunstan Sub-Branch of the party. In 2010, and again in 2013, he stood as the candidate for Labor in the federal seat of Sturt, and is currently the President of the Sturt FEC.

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Rob Bray

Rob Bray is a Research Fellow in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University. Prior to his commencement at the university he had long career in the Australian Public Service as a policy analyst and researcher. In 2010 he was awarded the Public Service Medal in recognition of his work on poverty and hardship.

Rob's current research includes the measurement of well-being and the role of the welfare system and its interelationship with participation. Recent publications include the first report of the Evaluation of New Income Management in the Northern Territory, and on the characteristics and outcomes of young carers in Australia.

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Rob Livingstonre

For more than three decades Rob Livingstone has amassed senior managerial experience, substantially as CIO in multinational corporations. He is also an author, columnist, speaker and regular news media commentator on the implications of new and disruptive technologies.

As a Fellow of the University of Technology, Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and IT, Rob lectures to higher‐degree students on leadership, strategy and innovation. He is also a Research Associate at UTS's Communications Law Centre, an independent non‐profit, public interest centre specialising in communications, media and online law and policy.

Since 2010, Rob has been running his advisory practice, Rob Livingstone Advisory Pty Ltd, and is now a sought‐after mentor, consultant and industry advisor.

Rob’s latest book 'Direction through Disruption', deals with one of the most serious career challenges facing us today – how to plan and pursue a successful knowledge intensive career in the age of globalisation and disruptive digital technologies.

His earlier book, 'Navigating through the Cloud', has provided invaluable insight to a wide range of corporations weighing up the risks and rewards that so many new technologies embody.

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Rob Nicholls

Dr Rob Nicholls is a lecturer in business law at the UNSW Business School.

He was previously a research fellow at Swinburne University of Technology where he worked on spectrum policy matters and a research fellow at the Centre for International Finance and Regulation where he researched the intersection of competition law with financial services regulations. His research applies system and network analysis techniques, commonly used in networked industries, to examine error amplification. Rob is the Independent Telecommunications Adjudicator in a regime established to deal with wholesale disputes arising over both legacy services and migration to the NBN. He has had a thirty-year career concentrating on regulations and governance, particularly in networked industries. He has worked for Webb Henderson, the ACCC and Gilbert + Tobin.

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Rob Wortham

I am currently undertaking a Computer Science PhD at the University of Bath researching autonomous robotics, with a focus on domestic applications and ethical considerations. What models do humans form when interacting with AI systems, and how do we make the behaviour of these systems more understandable? I am interested in real world AI for real world problems.

I am also Founder and CFO of RWA Ltd, a major international supplier of IT systems to the leisure travel industry for over 20 years.

I have a wide experience of developing technology and systems, including electronics, chip design, systems and applications programming in many languages and environments.

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Robert Ackrill

Rob's role at NTU embraces the full range of academic activities. His main teaching is on the Economics of European Union but, in most years, he contributes to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules on international and applied economics. He has also taught introductory level Economics and Industrial Economics. Rob places a great emphasis on research-informed teaching.

Within the Division of Economics Rob is currently Module Leader for the Level 3 module Jean Monnet Europe and the World Economy, and Module Leader for the Level 3 Research Project in Economics. He is also the Division's Placement co-ordinator. He is a member of the NBS Research Policy Group. He chairs the NBS School Research Ethics Committee and is a member of the College Research Ethics Committee.

Rob's teaching on the Economics of the EU has received financial support from the European Commission. In 2004 he was awarded 'Jean Monnet' funding to support the creation and initial years' teaching of his module Europe and the World Economy. In 2010 he was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Studies, again with funding which supports his teaching and his teaching-related research activities.

In 2012 Rob was awarded Nottingham Trent Students Union's Outstanding Teaching Award, 2012, for NBS.

In 2013 Rob was one of only two academics at NTU to receive the inaugural Vice Chancellor's Teaching Award.

Rob's research is in applied economics and public policy analysis. He has particular expertise in EU policies, the WTO and agricultural trade policies, and biofuels policies.

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Robert Carr

Researcher, Western Sydney University

Dr Robert Carr is a Researcher at Western Sydney University. He has published scholarship on history and politics and lectured at various Australian and international universities.

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Robert Caudle

Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Neuroscience Division, University of Florida

My research focuses on the molecular and physiological processes that initiate and maintain chronic pain. In particular, we are examining alterations in the function of the N-Methyl-D-Aspartate (NMDA) class of excitatory amino acid receptor in the spinal cord and the vanilloid receptor – the protein responsible for detecting the burning sensation produced by hot chili peppers – in the periphery following persistent stimulation. The NMDA receptor performs the function of an amplifier in the spinal cord to enhance pain signals, whereas the vanilloid receptor detects pain from heat, inflammation, and chemicals throughout the body. These studies examine changes in the phosphorylation status of these two receptors and alterations in subunits and splice variants as a result of painful experiences. These studies also examine the interaction of the NMDA receptor and vanilloid receptor with endogenous neuropeptides that are released during chronic pain. The ultimate goal of our work is to develop novel strategies to avoid the induction of chronic pain and new therapies to treat chronic pain once it is established.

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Robert Ekelund

Eminent Scholar and Professor of Economics Emeritus, Auburn University

I have, for a full half century, been interested and published in the areas of economic history, history of economic ideas, applied microeconomics. Most recently, the latter interest has interested me in the "new" areas of cultural economics, including religion and art. I am the author (with J. Jackson and R. Tollison) of "The Economics of American Art: Art, Artists and Market Institutions" to be published by Oxford University Press in 2017.

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Robert France

Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Landscape Studies, Dalhousie University
Robert France is a leading environmental and landscape scholar and professor at Dalhousie University who has written on pilgrimage and sacred landscapes and had commentaries about the Great War read on CBC Radio. In June 2018, he organized a memorial service held on the Halifax waterfront on the centenary day of the departure of the hospital ship, the Llandovery Castle, which would go one to be torpedoed and result in the largest loss of lives of nurses in the Great War, and be regarded as the most serious war crime of that conflict. He is currently at work on a book derived from his walk along the Western Front.

Robert has published research on animals from bacteria to whales, in locations from the High Arctic to the tropics, much dealing with their relationships to anthropogenic stress. His humanities research concerns landscape architecture and the history of sacred landscapes, pilgrimage, and environmental history and ethnobiology.

Robert has published more than twenty books and over two hundred journal articles in four decades of research. While a faculty member at Harvard University, Dr. France's work received awards of international distinction. A native of Manitoba, he was the recipient of the province's highest honour in 1992.

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Robert Garland

Garland was a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies from 1985-86, Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study Spring in 1990 and the Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professor at Bristol University in 1995. He is the author of many books, including The Eye of the Beholder: Deformity and Disability in the Graeco-Roman World (Bristol Classical Press 2nd ed. 2010), Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization (Sterling 2013), and Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great (Princeton University Press 2014).

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Robert H. Nelson

Robert Nelson worked in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1975 to 1993 and is a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He is the author of Public Lands and Private Rights: The Failure of Scientific Management.

Dr. Nelson is the author of more than 100 journal articles and edited book chapters. He is also the author of eight books: The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion versus Environmental Religion in Contemporary America (Penn State University Press, 2010); Private Neighborhoods and the Transformation of Local Government (Urban Institute Press, 2005); Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond (Penn State University Press, 2001); ); A Burning Issue: A Case for Abolishing the U.S. Forest Service (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000); Public Lands and Private Rights: The Failure of Scientific Management (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995); Reaching for Heaven on Earth: The Theological Meaning of Economics (Rowman & Littlefield, 1991); The Making of Federal Coal Policy (Duke University Press, 1983); and Zoning and Property Rights (MIT Press, 1977).

The New Holy Wars was the 2010 Winner of the Grand Prize of the Eric Hoffer Book Award for the best book of the year by an independent publisher; and also silver medal winner for “Finance, Investment, Economics” of the 2010 Independent Publisher Book Awards (the “IPPYs”). Dr. Nelson has written widely in publications for broader audiences, including Forbes, The Weekly Standard, Reason, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Denver Post.

He worked in the Office of Policy Analysis of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior from 1975 to 1993. He has served as the senior economist of the Congressionally chartered Commission on Fair Market Value Policy for Federal Coal Leasing (Linowes Commission) and as senior research manager of the President's Commission on Privatization.

He has been a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution; visiting senior fellow at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; research associate at the Center for Applied Social Sciences of The University of Zimbabwe; visiting professor at Keio University in Tokyo; visiting professor at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires; visiting professor at the School of Economics of the University of the Philippines in Manila; and senior fellow of the Collegium for Advanced Studies of the University of Helsinki. He was also previously a senior fellow at the The Independent Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, scholarly research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University (1971).

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Robert Herian

I hold a BA(hons) in American Studies from King's College, London, and an LLM from Birkbeck College, London, where I am also in the final stages of a PhD examining the law of equity via critical theory, including psychoanalysis.

I am a lecturer in law at the Open University and also a guest lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London.
I have written, presented and published on a wide range of topics, including papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and also in edited collections on law and its relationships with cultures and societies.

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and one of the founders of the Equity & Trusts Research Network.

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Robert Kelchen

Robert Kelchen's research interests focus on higher education finance and accountability policies, including areas such as student financial aid, college rankings, and program evaluation. His teaching interests include financial administration, research methods, institutional research and planning, and organization and governance. His research has recently been published in The Journal of Higher Education, Journal of Education Finance, and Journal of Student Financial Aid. Kelchen’s research and commentary has been covered by outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, NPR, Politico, and Newsweek, in addition to appearances on MSNBC, Al Jazeera America, and KABC radio. His work as the methodologist for Washington Monthly magazine’s annual college rankings recently won an award for best data journalism from the Education Writers Association.

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Robert Kopp

Associate Professor, Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, and Associate Director, Rutgers Energy Institute, Rutgers University

Robert Kopp serves at Rutgers University as an associate professor in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences and as Associate Director of the Rutgers Energy Institute. His research focuses on understanding uncertainty in past and future climate change, with major emphases on sea-level change and on the interactions between physical climate change and the economy. He served as the lead scientist for the Economic Risks of Climate Change: An American Prospectus (Columbia University Press) and was a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2014 Fifth Assessment Report. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, Prof. Kopp served as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Policy and International Affairs and as a Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University. He received his Ph.D. in geobiology from Caltech and his undergraduate degree in geophysical sciences from the University of Chicago. He is a Leopold Leadership Fellow and a recipient of the International Union for Quaternary Research’s Sir Nicholas Shackleton Medal and the American Geophysical Union’s William Gilbert Medal.

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Robert MacIntosh

I am a specialist in strategy and organizational change. I take a particular interest in what people do in the development of strategy and have therefore studied away days and workshops as well as conducting longitudinal studies with a range of FTSE-listed organizations, major public-sector organizations and SMEs. I have published extensively on these topics including "Managing change: enquiry and action" (Cambridge University Press, 2012 with Nic Beech) and "Strategic Management: strategists at work" (Palgrave, 2015 with Donald MacLean). I hold a PhD in engineering, am a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and of the Chartered Management Institute as well as sitting on the Council of the British Academy of Management. As Head of School at Heriot-Watt I am responsible for staff and students at our campus locations in Edinburgh (UK), Dubai (UAE) and Putrajaya (Malaysia).

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Robert Marks

Originally trained as a structural engineer (with a Master's from the University of Melbourne), Robert completed a PhD in economics at Stanford. He was a founding faculty member at the Australian Graduate School of Management, where he taught economics, game theory, and ethics from 1977 to 2006, when it was dissolved.

Since then he has been a professor (full, visitor, and emeritus) of economics at UNSW, and latterly a professorial fellow at his alma mater, involved with the Centre for Ethical Leadership. For thirteen years he was the General Editor of the Australian Journal of Management.

His research interests range from energy and environmental policy, drugs policy, to oligopolistic behaviour and the validation of simulation models. He has been involved in many consulting projects with private and government bodies. In 1997 an entry of his won the Second M.I.T. Competitive Strategy Tournament. He presented the Fourth Herbert Simon Seminar Series, on Agent-Based Computational Economics and Market Design, in Taiwan in 2005.

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Robert Merkel

Robert's primary research interest is in software engineering, and specificially software testing and reliability.

His work on adaptive random testing has been cited in the latest version of the IEEE Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), guide to "generally accepted knowledge". The IEEE is the global professional organization of software engineering practitioners and researchers.

He has also conducted research into testing web applications, as well as the social and psychological aspects of testing and broader software engineering practice.

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Robert Smith

Lecturer in International Relations, Coventry University

the theory and practice of statebuilding; contemporary Iraqi politics; counterinsurgency strategies in post-conflict environments; and British foreign policy during the Blair era. His PhD thesis looked at the US-led reconstruction of the Iraqi state following the invasion in 2003.

Ongoing research considers the development of the Iraqi state since regime change, with particular interest devoted to the Kurdistan Regional Government. He is currently writing with Mark Garnett and Simon Mabon (Lancaster University) a textbook on British Foreign Policy since 1945. He has taught International Relations at Lancaster University and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He worked for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office within the Iraq Policy Unit in 2003-4, and recently operated as a political and security analyst based in Erbil, Kurdistan.

Research Areas:

Contemporary politics of the Middle East, especially Iraq
Kurdistan Regional Government and Iraqi Kurdish politics
Statebuilding and Nationbuilding
United States Foreign Policy
British Foreign Policy
Contemporary security issues and the “War on Terror;” Counterinsurgency
Human Rights.

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Robert Winstanley-Chesters

Robert is a Research Fellow at Australian National University, College of Asia and the Pacific and a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds. He obtained his doctorate from Leeds’ with the Thesis “Ideology and the Production of Landscape in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”. Rowman and Littlefield’s Lexington Press published Robert’s monograph “Environment, Politics and Ideology in North Korea: Landscape as Political Project” in November 2014. Robert's new monograph "New Goddesses of Mt Paektu: Gender, Violence, Myth and Transformation in Korean Landscapes" co-authored with Victoria Ten will be published in winter 2016/2017 with Lexington Press. Robert is currently researching the Historical Geographies of Korean forestry, Colonial Mineralogical landscapes/inheritances, the place of topography within Pyongyang's charismatic narrative of the life of Kim Jong-suk and Animal/Creaturely Geographies of North Korea.

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Robert John Young

My research has always been focused on understanding animal behaviour and how it can be used to improve animal conservation and animal welfare. Although, much of his research is applied some of it addresses fundamental questions about how animals communicate, for example. In recent times my captive research has focused on questions regarding “Fitness for the Ark”; that is, can captive (zoo) animals be used in reintroduction programmes and what training might they need to survive in the wild. In the field I have studied primates, maned wolves, fish and birds. I am particularly interested in the human wildlife interface in how sound pollution from mining activities affects wildlife. And in human-animal interactions in urban environments especially how such interactions can be managed. My research approach is both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary as I believe strongly that this is how we will be able to answer the ‘big questions’. Thus, I collaborate widely with researchers that include engineers, geographers, mathematicians, psychologists and sport scientists.

I have always been fascinated by the natural world and the need to conserve it for future generations. Thus, I studied Biology BSc (Hons) at the University of Nottingham (graduated 1989), followed by a PhD at the University of Edinburgh (graduated 1993) in animal behaviour/animal welfare under the supervision of Prof. Alistair Lawrence. I then embarked on a wildlife career working as Research Coordinator for the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (Edinburgh Zoo), where I was able to put into practice much of the theory I had gained during my university education. In 2001, I moved to Brazil, as a Professor of Animal Behaviour, to further fulfill my ambition to study wildlife. Here I developed a number of long term research projects on primate species (notably titi monkeys and marmosets), birds, carnivores and urban wildlife. At the beginning of 2013 I moved to the University of Salford to take-up a Chair in Wildlife Conservation.

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Roberta Attanasio

Associate Professor of Biology, Georgia State University, Georgia State University

Research scientist in immunology and environmental toxicology; instructor of immunology, environmental health, and sustainability-related courses; instructor of women leadership courses, with emphasis on leadership in the sciences.

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Robin Cohen

Robin Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Development Studies, University of Oxford. Prior to his Oxford appointment in 2007, he was Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. He also held appointments at the Universities of Ibadan, Birmingham, Cape Town and the West Indies and short-term positions at Stanford, Toronto and Berkeley. He was editor of the Routledge series on Global diasporas and of the Cambridge survey of world migration.

His books on migration include The new helots: migrants in the international division of labour (1987, 1993, 2003), Contested domains: debates in international labour studies (1991), Frontiers of identity (1994), Global diasporas: an introduction (1997, rev. 2008), Migration and its enemies (2006) and Encountering difference (2016). He directed the International Migration Institute, part of the Oxford Martin School (2009–11), and was principal investigator on the Oxford Diasporas Programme, covering 11 projects, funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2011–5).

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Robin Jeffrey

Professor Robin Jeffrey has published, with his colleague Assa Doron, The Great Indian Phone Book (London: C. Hurst/New York: Harvard University Press, 2013). The book is published in India by Hachette under the title of Cell Phone Nation. It was launched in New Delhi on 18 February 2013 by Mrinal Pande, chair of Prasar Bharati, India's equivalent of the BBC. The book analyzes the expansion of mobile telephone and its implications for society, politics and economics.

Professor Jeffrey is a co-editor of "Being Muslim in South Asia," a collection under contract to Oxford University Press to be published in 2013, and a co-editor of "Mughals and Mandarins," studies of the Chinese and Indian media by analysts and practitioners.

His long-term work focuses on a book called Slices of India, a history of India in the second half of the 20th century based around the years of the great Kumbh Mela in Allahabad.

Professor Jeffrey has written about Kerala, Punjab and Indian media. A third edition of India’s Newspaper Revolution was published in 2010.

He first lived in India as a school teacher in Chandigarh from 1967 to 1969 and has lived for six years in India between 1967 and 2010. He has published a number of books and contributes regularly to policy papers, reports and journals.

Professor Jeffrey completed a doctorate in Indian history at Sussex University in the United Kingdom in 1973. He taught for 25 years in the Politics Program at La Trobe University in Melbourne, and worked twice at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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Robyn Dowling

Professor and Associate Dean Research, University of Sydney

Robyn is an urban geographer and planner in the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning. She has research expertise in patterns of urban mobility, transport disruptions, and urban governance in the face of climate change.

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Rod Lamberts

Dr Rod Lamberts is deputy director of the Australian National Centre for Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) at the ANU, which recently became affiliated with the Alan Alda Centre for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. He is also a former national president of the Australian Science Communicators. Rod has been providing science communication consultation and evaluation advice for nearly 20 years to organisations including UNESCO, the CSIRO, and to ANU science and research bodies. He has a background in psychology, anthropology and corporate communication consultancy and facilitation.

Rod has been developing and delivering science communication courses since 1998, and supervises a large range of postgraduate research projects.

His professional and research interests include: science in society; science and public policy; perceptions of expertise in science; risk and crisis perception/ communication; and science communication as the new public intellectualism.

Rod is an extremely strong proponent of getting academia well beyond the hallowed halls and into the real world. His most recent forays into this world include regular appearances on ABC Radio National "Research Filter" and ABC radio Perth's "Blinded by Science". He was also a co-host of KindaThinky, and irreverent, theme-based chat show that ran in Canberra in 2014 and 15.

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Rodney Croft

Professor of Health Psychology, University of Wollongong

Croft has a PhD in psychology, with his thesis focusing on electrophysiology (EEG) methodology. His electrophysiology expertise has been extended into the RF-EMF health research, with his focus being laboratory research determining the effects of RF-EMF on awake and sleep EEG. Although a smaller aspect of his research, he has published RF-EMF epidemiological research, as well as substantial collaborative work employing in vitro and dosimetric methods to address the RF-EMF health issue. Croft is Director of the NHRMC CRE in RF-EMF health, the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR) and was Executive Director the forerunner Centre (Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research), and is a Commissioner within the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

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Rodney Maddock

Rod has been a senior executive at the Commonwealth Bank for the last decade after earlier stints as Chief Economist for the Business Council of Australia, Head of Economic Policy in the Victorian Cabinet Office, and as a Professor of Economics at La Trobe University.

He is currently working on a book on the Australian economy.

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Rodney Stewart

Professor Rodney Stewart is the Digital Utility Transformation Professor at Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University, located in Queensland, Australia. He conducts research on the applications of advanced technology (e.g. smart meters, network sensors, energy storage) and big data informatics for purpose of re-engineering the water and energy utility sectors.

In the water utility sector he has completed a number of high resolution smart water meter studies that provided the 'big data' to underpin detailed water end use studies, demand management strategies, bottom-up forecasting models, just-in-time pipe network infrastructure planning, water-energy nexus studies, post-meter and network leakage studies, to name a few.

In the electricity sector he is working on the necessary demand forecasting and power control systems that will provide cost-efficient power supply to customers through optimising existing and newly introduced renewable energy sources being added to the network through coupling them with distributed energy storage in an intelligent micro-grid arrangement. His goal is to conduct the necessary evidence-based research to demonstrate the numerous applications and benefits of intelligent water and electricity networks in order to accelerate the current slow rate of transformation of national and international utilities to the digital era.

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Roger Barlow

Roger joined Huddersfield in February 2011, having previously been at Manchester. After his PhD at Cambridge, he has worked on particle physics experiments at DESY (TASSO, and the discovery of the gluon, and subsequently JADE, and the measurement of the B lifetime) , CERN (OPAL doing precision studies of the Z ), and SLAC(BaBar, and the discovery of CP violation in B mesons). He is currently a member of the LHCb collaboration.

He has written a textbook on Statistics, founded the Cockcroft Institute, started the ThorEA association, and originated the National Particle Physics Masterclasses. He was the PI of the CONFORM project that led to the successful operation of EMMA, the worlds's first nsFFAG accelerator.

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