Steve Monk was appointed in 2007 and has research interests in novel neutron detector design, Human replacement robotics in decommissioning environments, and general radioactive environment characterization. He has supervised four PhD students within the subject areas of neutron spectrometry, robotics in decommissioning, Post Operational Clear Out (POCO) at Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant and the design of neutron reflecting blankets for fusion reactors. Before taking up the lectureship, Steve undertook a research associate post building a novel neutron spectrometer with a PhD building a ultra sensitive ethane detector before that.
Steve also teaches three undergraduate modules; Nuclear instrumentation, general instrumentation and 2nd engineering projects (know nas the robot project). as well as being the rep. for Lancaster's part of the Nuclear Technology Educational Consortium (NTEC). Steve has a publication record which features this work as well as more left field subjects such as the generation of Bessel beams using an axicon.
His work over the years has taken him to such locations as TRIUMF (Vancouver), Los Alamos National Labs (New Mexico), The Jungfraujoch laboratory (Switzerland), The COMSATS institute (Lahore) and The Fukushima research centre (Japan).
When not at work, Steve likes to play football with the graduate team and play badminton with the Bailrigg badminton slub.
Born and raised in southwestern Nigeria, I was educated at the University of Connecticut, USA; University of Sussex, UK; Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; and University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. I have taught at Wesleyan University, Trinity College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, all of which are in the United States.
Courses I teach include Introduction to Managerial Economics, Advanced Managerial Economics, Management of Innovation and Technological Change, Introduction to Microeconomics, and African Economic Development. My research interests are: the Technological Strategies of Firms, Small Business Development, Industrial Organization, and Global Economic Issues.
Stephen Parker is Vice-Chancellor at the University of Canberra. His previous positions include Dean of Law and then Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Monash University. His research interests include legal ethics, law reform, civil procedure, contract law and family law.
Stephen Pudney is Professor of Economics at the University of Essex. His research interests include:
- Poverty and the welfare benefit system
- Health and disability
- Survey measurement error
- The economics of crime and illicit drugs
- The measurement of wellbeing
Winthrop Professor of Law, University of Western Australia
Professor Stephen Smith was Federal Member for Perth for the Australian Labor Party from March 1993 until September 2013. In a distinguished career spanning 20 years in the Australian Federal Parliament, Professor Smith served as the Minster for Defence, and prior to that, as Minister for Foreign Affairs.
In opposition, Professor Smith held a range of Shadow Ministerial positions including Shadow Minister for Trade, Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy, Shadow Minister for Communications, Shadow Minister for Health, Shadow Minister for Immigration, Shadow Minister for Industry, Infrastructure and Industrial Relations and Shadow Minister for Education and Training.
Professor Smith is from Narrogin, in rural Western Australia and spent his early years in Narrogin and Southern Cross. He received his secondary school education at Christian Brothers High School Highgate in Perth.
Professor Smith completed his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Australia and has practised as a Barrister and Solicitor in Perth. He then completed a Master of Laws in Public International Law at London University, and subsequently lectured and tutored in Law in London.
From 1983 to 1987 Professor Smith was Principal Private Secretary to the Attorney-General of Western Australia. From 1987 to 1990 he was the State Secretary of the Western Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party.
During 1991 and 1992, Professor Smith was Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Australia and Senior Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia, Paul Keating.
He is Chair of the Asia Desk of Perth Law firm Lavan Legal and a member of the Government and Public Sector Advisory Board for Ernst and Young Australia. He is a board member of the Perth USAsia Centre.
Professor Smith is also on the board of Hockey Australia and maintains an active interest in cricket, hockey and Australian rules football. He is a proud member and keen supporter of the Fremantle Dockers football club.
Stephen Taylor is Professor of Financial Accounting and Associate Dean-Research in the Business School at the University of Technology – Sydney. He is the current chair of BARDSNet and a member of the advisory board for the European Academic Guide to Journal Quality. Journals in which his research has been published include Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Abacus, Accounting and Finance and Australian Journal of Management. He is currently an Associate Editor of Accounting Horizons and serves on editorial boards including Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, International Journal of Accounting, Accounting and Finance and Australian Journal of Management. He has had a number of large ARC Grants (Discovery and Linkage). He is currently a Director of SIRCA Ltd and the Capital Markets Co-operative Research Centre (CMCRC), as well as being a member of the Advisory Council for the Centre of International Finance and Regulation (CIFR). He is an academic advisor to Plato Funds Management.
Steve is a psychiatrist and Head of the Consultation, Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry Unit at Alfred Health in Melbourne. Steve is passionate about medical education, and has taught medical students and psychiatry trainees for many years. He co-authored the medical student textbook "Psych-Lite: Psychiatry That's Easy to Read."
Steve also appears on Melbourne ABC Radio as part of "Writs & Cures" exploring the latest issues in medicine and law (Tuesdays at 8pm), and is part of 3RRR's Radiotherapy team where he appears as Dr DoLittle (Sundays at 10am).
Steve's research interests include medical education, trauma psychiatry, psychiatric complications of medical disorders and the neurobiology of anxiety disorders.
Steve Humble MBE works at Newcastle University, UK. He was the Senior Regional Coordinator for the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). His research focuses on talented children in low-income areas of Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and their possible contribution to the eradication of poverty. He is a Member of the European Mathematical Society (EMS) Committee for Raising the Public Awareness of Mathematics in Europe, a fellow of The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) and delivers "Maths Master Classes" for the Royal Institution. To promote public interest in mathematics he wrote fortnightly newspaper columns for eight years as ‘DrMaths’. He also has written a range of puzzles ‘explorer’ books and a number of classroom resources. Humble's new book "How to be Inventive when teaching Primary Maths" has just been published by Routledge (2015) and was Routledge education author of the month March 2015. He is editor with Dixon on the "Handbook of International Development and Education" (2015) and editor for "50 Visions of Mathematics" (2014) from OUP. Humble was the Director of the British "Numbers Festival" at Newcastle University, which took place in the summer 2015.
I am currently the Head of the Economics Department at the University of Pretoria, and the Managing Editor of the South African Journal of Economics. I received my BA (Economics) from the Oregon State University, and my MA and PhD (Economics) from the Pennsylvania State University.
Steve Peers received a B.A. (Hons.) in history from McMaster University (Canada) in 1988, an LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario (Canada) in 1991, an LL.M. in EU Law from the London School of Economics in 1993, and a Ph.D from the University of Essex in 2001.
His research interests include EU Constitutional and Administrative, Justice and Home Affairs, External Relations, Human Rights, Internal Market and Social Law.
He has written over fifty articles on many aspects of EU law in journals including the Common Market Law Review, European Law Review, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Yearbook of European Law and the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, as well as many chapters in books. He has worked as a consultant for the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the House of Lords Select Committee on the European Union and the Council of Europe, and contributed to the work of NGOs such as Amnesty International, Justice, Statewatch, ILGA-Europe and the Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association (ILPA).
Research Fellow, University of Salford
Dr Steve Preece has worked as a researcher in human movement biomechanics for over 10 years. During this period he has carried out a range of studies relating to different aspects of footwear design and also worked on projects focused on knee osteoarthritis and the use of using body mounted sensors to monitor activity patterns. Recently he has performed a study looking at the biomechanical characteristics of elite runners. This has enabled him to establish a successful running performance clinic at the University of Salford which now attracts runners from all over the UK.
Associate Professor in Media Production, York St John University
Author of Transnational Cinema: An Introduction (MacMillan, 2018), and Performance in the Cinema of Hal Hartley (Cambria, 2011). Co-editor of Partners in Suspense: Critical Essays on Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock (Manchester UP, 2017), and co-author of Basics Film-Making: The Language of Film (Bloomsbury, 2015). Published more broadly on aspects of cult Japanese cinema in a transnational context, including Takashi Miike and Godzilla movies, and independent American cinema. Regular contributor to the Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York.
Steve Worthington is an Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University. He was previously Professor of Marketing at Monash University's Department of Marketing from 2002 to 2013, prior to which he worked at several universities in the United Kingdom and in executive roles at a UK bank and UK supermarket group. At Monash, Steve taught Strategic Marketing in the MBA program and Relationship Marketing and Marketing Financial Services in the Master of Marketing program.
His research interests are focused on the distribution of financial services, particularly through the channel of payment cards. These topics are of interest to both academics and practitioners. His paper Banking without the Bank, International Journal of Bank Marketing was ranked 12th highest downloaded article in 2012 (was 2nd most downloaded in 2011) and remains the 4th highest in terms of immediacy. This focused on the opportunities and challenges facing new entrants into the financial services market, particularly from brands such as Tesco Bank and Virgin Money. Steve is a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and of the Academic Standards Board of the International Academy of Retail Banking. He is also an associate of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) for whom he wrote a paper entitled, Regulatory Interventions and their Consequences in the Australian Payment Card System, which was published in October 2013.
Associate Professor in Computer Science, University of Melbourne
I study computational methods for analysing human language, in both written and spoken varieties. This involves scalable techniques for collecting and annotating large amounts of data from many languages. The long-term goal is to preserve hundreds of endangered languages. I have a special interest in undescribed "tone languages" in Africa and Papua New Guinea.
I have taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in algorithms, databases, informatics, philosophy of language, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, data mining, web technologies, and machine translation. Programming is an almost daily activity, and I recently published a book titled Natural Language Processing with Python.
I am co-developer of the new "Algorithmics" curriculum in the Victorian Certificate of Education, introducing university-level computer science into high school.
Steven is an associate lecturer of criminology and sociology at the University of York. He attained his BA in Political Science at UCLA in 2007. Following the completion of an MA in Comparative Politics at the University of York in 2009, he received his PhD in Politics from the University of York in 2016. His research interests include UK asylum housing, EU and non-EU migration and state responses to immigration trends.
Tutor in Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney
Steven Hitchcock recently completed his PhD in Organizational Communication at Arizona State University and is currently a tutor in The University of Sydney Business School. Steven’s research examines the discourse of, and practice surrounding, aged and generational narratives in the workplace. Steven is particularly interested in the perspectives of young professionals whose voices often go unattended in organizations, the popular press, and in scholarship.
My current research focus is aimed at characterizing changes in the bone marrow during disease and infection. During a virus infection, an immune response is rapidly induced. This immune response is required to kill the virus and infected cells. However, the immune response often also causes a lot of the damage and pathology that is observed.
I also work with the NHMRC-funded Centre of Excellence in Severe Asthma. In this role I have a strong focus on communications and translation of research findings into the clinic and education medical professionals.
I completed my PhD studies with Dr Kelly McNagny at The Biomedical Research Centre, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada (2010). My research focused on the role of CD34 (and the related molecule podocalyxin) in pre-clinical disease models.
Steven Weber works at the intersection of technology markets, intellectual property regimes, and international politics. His research, teaching, and advisory work focus on the political economy of knowledge intensive industries, with special attention to health care, information technology, software, and global political economy issues relating to competitiveness. He is also a frequent contributor to scholarly and public debates on international politics and US foreign policy. One of the world’s most expert practitioners of scenario planning,Weber has worked with over a hundred companies and government organizations to develop this discipline as a strategy planning tool.
Steve went to medical school at Stanford then did his Ph.D. in the political science department also at Stanford. He served as special consultant to the president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and has held academic fellowships with the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and was Director of the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley from 2003 to 2009.
His books include The Success of Open Source and most recently The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas (with Bruce Jentleson) and Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century (with Jesse Goldhammer and Nils Gilman). He is currently working on a new book, Beyond the Globally Integrated Enterprise, that explains how economic geography is evolving and the consequences for multinational organizations in the post financial crisis world.
Steve is the faculty director for the Berkeley Center for Long Term Cybersecurity (CLTC).
Stewart Lansley is a visiting fellow at the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, The University of Bristol, and has written on inequality, wealth and poverty for academic and specialist journals as well as several newspapers.
He is the author of a number of books including The Sharing Economy, (Policy Press, 2016); Breadline Britain, The Return of Mass Poverty (Oneworld, 2015 - with Joanna Mack ) ; The Cost of Inequality (2011); Rich Britain (2006) and Poor Britain (with Joanna Mack, 1985). His previous academic posts include the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and the Universities of Brunel and Reading. He is also a former executive producer in the current affairs department of the BBC.
Dr Reimers studied natural sciences at Cambridge, where he also completed a PhD in experimental psychology. He holds other degrees from Imperial College London (MSc Science Communication) and Birkbeck (BA English Literature).
Prior to coming to City University London, he held postdoctoral positions at Warwick and UCL, most recently, a fellowship from the ESRC Centre for Economic Learning and Social Evolution.
Dr Reimers is interested in high-level cognition, in particular judgement and decision making. One particular interest is in the psychology of time - how humans and other animals represent and make decisions involving time, in particular how and why people's discounting of delayed rewards varies across individuals and contexts.
Other judgement and decision making interests include forecasting - how individuals and organisations can improve the predictions they make about future trends - and game theory - in particular, individual and contextual differences in strategies used for ultimatum, prisoner's dilemma and co-ordination games.
He also works on applying experimental psychology to policy issues, particularly the notion of what constitutes a 'fair' taxation structure. Further afield, Dr Reimers does work on executive control, cognitive ageing, sex differences and cerebral lateralisation.
He has wider interests in psychology, working regularly with the BBC and independent production companies on brain-science-related TV shows, and helping set up fun - yet valid - web-based psychology tests for the BBC website among other places. He also undertakes consultancy projects, examining consumer behaviour and the effects of interventions for major retailers and government departments.
Dr Reimers also has interests in using new technology in psychological research, extending from web-based research through running experiments on mobile phones, to work using Wii input devices - Balance Boards, accelerometers and the like - for recording behavioural data.
Stuart Basten studied history and demography at the University of Cambridge (BA 2002; MPhil 2004; PhD 2008). During this time, he held short-term positions in Poland, Slovakia, Italy and the United States. Following postdoctoral positions in demography at St. John’s College , Oxford and the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, he was awarded a ‘Future Research Leaders’ grant by the UK Economic and Social Research Council in 2012. In 2013, he was appointed University Lecturer in Social Policy and a research fellow of Green Templeton College.
He is also an Associate Member of Nuffield College; non-stipendiary lecturer in demography at St. John’s College; Research Fellow at the Risk Society and Policy Research Centre, National University of Taiwan, an Associate Research Fellow at the European Research Centre on Contemporary Taiwan, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen and honorary professor of sociology at the Beijing Administrative College.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, the Royal Society of the Arts and the Higher Education Academy.
He is currently chair of the Asian Population Association Scientific Committee, convenor for fertility of the European Population Conference, strand organiser for fertiltiy and reproductive health for the British Society for Population Studies and editor of the series Studies in European Population published by Springer under the auspices of the European Association for Population Studies.
Along with Professor Francesco Billari, he co-founded and is the editor of openpop.org, one of the world's leading collaborative blogs on population issues.
Head of Politics, University of Liverpool
Stuart joined the University of Liverpool in 2002 as a Lecturer in Social Policy. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010 and became Head of the Department of Politics in 2014. He is recognised as a leading expert on the UK democratic process, particularly with regard to issues associated with the mechanics of the electoral process. Stuart frequently provides UK political commentary and analysis for newspapers and broadcasters regionally, nationally and internationally. He also contributes to a range of leading political blogs, and tweets on UK politics @stuartwilksheeg
Senior Lecturer, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study
Dr Sue Onslow is Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in the School of Advanced Studies, University of London. She is a leading British oral historian and is currently working on the AHRC-funded oral history of the modern Commonwealth. She is on the Editorial Board of the Cold War History journal. She is also a member of Chatham House, a member of the Advisory Board for the Marjan Project for Conflict and Wildlife Conservation (King's College) and on the board of the Young People in International Affairs at Monash SA University, South Africa. She has published extensively on post-war British foreign policy, South Africa, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe and the Cold War in the region. She is preparing a monograph on South Africa and the Rhodesian UDI period, to be published in 2012; and an oral history of the Rhodesian security forces in the Rhodesian bush war.
Sumon Bhaumik received his undergraduate education at Presidency College, Calcutta, and got his masters and doctoral degrees in Economics from the University of Southern California. Since then, he has worked both within and outside of academics in Bulgaria, Germany, India and the United Kingdom. He joined the University of Sheffield in 2014.
His research interests are wide ranging, and include corporate governance and firm performance, banks and credit markets, and impact of economic (including financial sector) reforms. He has published widely, including in high profile journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Journal of Comparative Economics. In the past decade, he has also worked on a number of projects funded by ESRC, DfID, NESTA, UKTI and UKIERI.
Senior Lecturer in French Politics & Contemporary European Studies , University of Sussex
My research interests relate principally to contemporary French politics, and more specifically to the politics of culture and heritage during the Mitterrand presidencies, but I have also more recently developed an interest in the exercise of voting rights by European citizens resident in other EU Member-States.
Research Scientist of Forest Ecology, University of Washington
I am a forest ecologist with a specialty in fire ecology. My main interests are in the effects of fire and other disturbances on forest dynamics, climatic change on forest ecosystems, and fuel treatment options to mitigate wildfire effects. I work with the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory (U.S. Forest Service) in Seattle, Washington and live full-time in the Methow Valley near Winthrop, Washington.
PhD Candidate, Queen Mary University of London
My research interests are primarily in gender, development, intersectionality, well-being, gendered agency, qualitative methods and South Asian studies.
My doctoral research explores intersectionality, well-being and agency amongst Nepali widows. The methodological approach taken involves a triangulation of qualaitive methods. My research hopes to not only contribute empirically to the limited scholarship on widowhood, especially in Nepal, but also conceptually to reimagine approaches to understanding and theorising widowhood. With this doctoral research, and my personal pursuits outwith this work, I hope to bring attention to the issue of widowhood and in some way improve the lives of Nepali widows.
Swapnesh Masrani is currently Lecturer at the University of Stirling. Swapnesh is the Deputy Director of the Stirling MBA. His research interests are in management history and strategic management. Swapnesh obtained his PhD from the University of St Andrews where he examined the strategic response of firms to growing international competition in the Dundee jute industry during the 20th century.
Currently he is researching the origins and development of governance structures of large businesses in India during the 20th century.
Professor of Global Health, Boston University
Sydney Rosen, M.P.A., is a Research Professor in the Department of Global Health and the Center for Global Health & Development of the Boston University School of Public Health and the co-director of the Health Economics and Epidemiology Research Office (HE2RO) of the Wits Health Consortium at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In collaboration with HE2RO and colleagues at BUSPH, she leads an interdisciplinary team that is carrying out a set of studies on the effectiveness, costs, and benefits of HIV/AIDS care and treatment interventions. She has also worked on other applied economics projects at the Center, including research on the economics of tuberculosis, antimicrobial resistance, malaria prevention and treatment, and air pollution. Her technical training is in public policy analysis and applied economics. She came to the Center in 2001 from the Health Office of the former Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID). Before joining the staff of the Health Office, she managed a set of HIID environmental policy projects in the former Soviet Union. She is also the co-founder and former executive director of WorldTeach, Inc., a nonprofit organization that places volunteer teachers in developing countries. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University and a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.