Lecturer in International Relations, Loughborough University
Taku Tamaki is a Lecturer in International Relations, specialising in the international political dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region. After gaining his PhD at Aberystwyth, he was Research Fellow at the Institute of Asian Cultural Studies at International Christian University in Tokyo, and taught International Relations at Plymouth before moving to Loughborough in 2007. He has taught a wide range of courses on international politics and international political economy, including International Relations Theory, the United Nations and International Organisations, The Asia-Pacific in Global Politics, and the International Political Economy of the Asia-Pacific Region.
Having spent four years as a US Treasuries broker at Cantor Fitzgerald (Tokyo office), he brings first-hand experience of political economy to the classroom, having experienced the market turmoil immediately following the announcement of the collapse of Barings Bank in 1995.
Taku is interested in applying the concepts of International Relations and Social Theory to the international political-economic dynamics of the Asia-Pacific region. His main focus is on Japanese foreign policy in East Asia, spanning both Tokyo’s diplomatic- and economic relations with Asia and the US.
His current research investigates the images of Asia in contemporary Japanese foreign- and economic policy pronouncements. Here, he explores how policy elites understand and explain Asia as both a threat and opportunity—an interpretation that transcends both the past and present. He is also looking into Japan’s soft power projection in Western Europe, researching on the way Japanese government perceives its political- and economic activities in the EU and the UK.
He has published in leading journals in international relations and the international politics of the Asia-Pacific, including The Pacific Review, International Relations, and the International Relations of the Asia-Pacific.
I studied at Glasgow and Sheffield, and held academic posts at Durham, Manchester and Nottingham Law Schools, before joining Sheffield in 2007.
My main research interests are in the field of European Union social and constitutional law, in particular its application in health fields, social security and welfare, and non-discrimination. I have published on the European Union's competence in social fields, especially health law; on the regulation of tobacco in the EU context; on European public health law and policy; on the governance of stem cell research in the EU; on EU non-discrimination law and minority rights; and on the 'right to health' in European contexts. I am interested in socio-legal theory and method, in particular as applied to the law of the European Union.
I am currently working on two projects. One is an interdisciplinary project on the European Union's governance of health. This includes public health policies, such as anti-tobacco policy; the regulation of research, particularly in respect of new technologies; the design of healthcare systems; and the implications of the 'single European market' for healthcare. It also includes work on human rights. I am collaborating with scholars and policy-makers in the UK, on continental Europe and in the USA, from disciplines including law, health policy, sociology and political science. I am also beginning a project on global and comparative health law.
The other project is about equality and diversity in legal education and the legal profession.
Professor Tameka Lester is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, GA. She teaches courses in federal income taxation and clinical skills. She holds her undergraduate degree from Winthrop University, her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and her Juris Doctor from North Carolina Central University School of Law.
Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne and Senior Curator (Astronomy), Museum Victoria
I am an extragalactic astronomer, Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne, and am currently working in the field of science communication at Melbourne Planetarium.
I have been the Curator (Astronomy) at Melbourne Planetarium, Scienceworks since 1999, drawing on my background in research astronomy to create more than a dozen planetarium productions. The most recent of these are now screened in over fifty planetariums across sixteen countries world-wide.
I am proud to be the Australian Representative of the European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Science Outreach Network. This sees me working with Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL) to promote ESO’s extensive research accomplishments throughout Australia.
I am also involved in projects to bring research astronomy data into the planetarium to both engage the public and to turn the planetarium into a tool for research astronomers wanting to know more from their data.
Senior Lecturer, Department of International Business & Asian Studies, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University
Dr Tapan Sarker is a Senior Lecturer based at Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Australia. His research investigates how socioeconomic, regulatory and environmental factors influence the ways in which people use, perceive and govern natural resources, with a particular emphasis on economic and sustainability accounting principles. Tapan is a former World Bank scholar. He complements his research work with experience in government, international organisations, and iNGOs.
Dr Sarker leads a range of collaborative externally funded project funded by ACIAR, DFAT, NCCARF and The World Bank.
Dr Sen is an expert in nano chemistry and nano-biomaterials with more than 20 years research experience from laboratory scale development to commercial products. He is the principal inventor of three Great Britain patents and has published more than 50 high impact peer review journal articles of his original work, two high impact review articles, two book chapters and seven articles in books in the area of nano-biomaterials chemistry.
He managed several research projects as a principle investigator in the past and currently managing a unique research area “Magnetic Hyperthermia” in collaboration with nanoscale Biomagnetics SL, Spain funded partially by Royal Society, UK. He is the coordinator of one on-going international project funded by UKERI (www.nanowateratulcan.org) in collaboration with two industrial organisations and one academic organisation. He has successfully delivered as a chair / coordinator of one International workshop on magnetic nanomaterials in August 2015 (https://nanowateratuclan.org/an-international-workshop-on-magnetic-nanoparticles/) and one international symposium “Functional Nanomaterials in Industrial Applications: Academic-Industry Meet” in March 2016 (www.nanosymposiumatuclan.net).
Due to his outstanding research reputation, he has been invited to present his group’s research work at top international nanotechnology conferences across the globe, chaired several sessions and participated as a panel member of several forum discussion with academic and industrial organisations. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, Higher Education Academy, UK and member of the Editorial board of two peer review journals, a member of the peer review panel of the research council UK and Royal Society, UK. He has also completed a foundation degree in project management (PRINCE II) endorsed by the UK government as the project management standard for public projects
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Portsmouth
I graduated from Royal Holloway (University of London) in 2003 with a BSc (Hons) in Geography. I then went on to complete an MA in Cultural Geography Research (Royal Holloway, 2004) before taking time out of academic study to work in the area of Special Educational Needs in secondary education. I then returned to Royal Holloway to complete a PhD in Human Geography (2009) and Postgraduate Certificate in Skills of Teaching to Inspire Learning (2006). Following completion of my PhD (funded by an ESRC Studentship awarded through the Open Interdisciplinary Competition), I joined the Department of Geography at the University of Exeter in 2009 as a Teaching Fellow. In 2011 I was awarded an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, which I completed at Exeter alongside a period as Visiting Scholar in the Centre for Children and Children Studies at Rutgers (Camden) in the US. Following completion of my postdoctoral studies, I joined Geography at the University of Portsmouth as a lecturer.
I deliver social and cultural geography components of the undergraduate teaching in the department. I am the co-ordinator of two human geography units:
Foundations of Human Geography
Place: Invented, Experienced, Represented
I also contribute to the following co-taught units:
Geography, Skills and Prospects
Social Geography: Geographies of Wellbeing
Research Design and Practice
Human Geography: critique and discourse
I jointly teach a European residential field course to Berlin explores urban geographies, more specifically landscapes of memory, subterranean geographies and gentrification.
I have contributed chapters to the following book series:
The Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Geography series
The Open University’s Childhood series
Ashgate’s Critical Geopolitics series
I have also contributed chapters to the following reference volumes:
Springer’s Geographies of Children and Young People series
CQ Press Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture
Ludic (or playful) Geographies
My interest in play extends to it role across the lifecourse, and coalesces around three key themes: the relation of play to the everyday, a reconfiguration of the politics of play toward an inwardly oriented vitality, and the ways in which play exceeds representation. I am particularly interested in the critical and ethical potential of playful ways of being and doing and how this can operate as an affirmative mode of critique.
Geographies of Material Sensibilities
My research examines how material geographies and sensuous geographies can inform each other in productive ways around questions of tactility, affect and relational agency. As a geographer, it is not only the material relations between people and things that are of concern to me, but also the imaginative spaces that can be configured through these relations and how these spaces are enacted in and of the ‘real’ spaces of the everyday.
Influenced by my concern with material and sensuous geographies, I am interested in exploring ways of investigating non-cognitive and profoundly practical knowledges.
Current Research Projects
Ludic Geopolitics: children’s play, war toys and re-enchantment with the British military
Funding: ESRC Standard Grant (£492,850)
This project analyses military action figures for the purpose of examining a ‘ludic geopolitics’: how contemporary geopolitics are expressed and enacted through play. Studies of the ‘military entertainment complex’ have documented the entanglement of the military and toy industry, however work has focused on videogames in a US context. Despite the iconic status of traditional toys like Action Man, and the commercial success of the contemporary HM Armed Forces brand, action figures are yet to receive critical academic attention. Using an ethnographic approach, this project examines children’s embodied practices with the HMAF range. To contextualise and historicise the brand, this work is complemented by archival and museum-based research of the British action figure’s trajectory. This research critically reviews the status of children, mundane everyday practice and the more-than-textual in critical geopolitics, and makes a significant intervention in the interdisciplinary war toy debate by addressing war toys not just as ideological texts, but as objects in playful practice.
Please see my blog for more information about my research: http://materialsensibilities.wordpress.com/
Professor of Sociology, Politics and Public Policy and Founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, University of Bristol
I am the founding Director of the University Research Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship. I have held over 40 grants and consultancies (UK, European and US), have over 35 (co-)authored and (co-)edited books and reports and over 200 articles or chapters in political philosophy, sociology and public policy.
I am the co-founding editor of the international journal, Ethnicities. My publications include Multicultural Politics: Racism, Ethnicity and Muslims in Britain (2005), Multiculturalism: A Civic Idea, (2007/2013) and Still Not Easy Being British: Struggles for a Multicultural Citizenship (2010); and as co-editor, Multiculturalism, Muslims and Citizenship: A European Approach (2006), Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship (2009), Global Migration, Ethnicity and Britishness (2011), European Multiculturalisms (2012), Tolerance, Intolerance and Respect (2013), Religion in a Liberal State (2013), Multiculturalism Rethought (2015) and Multiculturalism and Interculturalism: Debating the Dividing Lines (Feb, 2016).
I am highly committed to public engagement and am a regular contributor to media and policy debates. My work is frequently cited by policy-makers and practioners and on several occasions has influenced policy. I have been Adviser to the Muslim Council of Britain and have served on the DfES Race, Education and Employment Forum; the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain (1997-2000); the IPPR Commission on National Security (2007-09); the National Equality Panel (2007-10); and the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life (2013-16).
My impact case study, ‘Influencing law, policy and public discourse on the accommodation of Muslims in Britain’ was one of three which collectively were ranked as 2nd in the UK by the Sociology 2013 REF. The importance of public intellectual engagement is expressed in this biographical interview:
Research Fellow, University of Canberra
Research Fellow at the University of Canberra working in climate adaptation and urban planning since 2013. Current PhD candidate at the Institute of Culture and Society at Western Sydney University.
Assistant Professor in Criminology, Bond University
Dr. Goldsworthy is currently conducted research into the use and perceptions of performance and image enhancing drugs. This research survey can be undertaken users and non-users of these type of drugs.
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Dr. Terry Goldsworthy has more than 28 years of policing experience in Australia as a Detective Inspector. He has served in general duties, watchhouse and as a motorcycle officer before moving to the Criminal Investigation Branch in 1994. He spent eight years as a Detective Senior Sergeant on the Gold Coast in charge of the CIB at Burleigh Heads.
Dr. Goldsworthy has completed a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Laws, Advanced Diploma of Investigative Practice and a Diploma of Policing. As a result of his law studies Dr. Goldsworthy was admitted to the bar in the Queensland and Federal Courts as a barrister in 1999. Dr. Goldsworthy then completed a Master of Criminology at Bond University. He later completed his PhD focusing on the concept of evil and its relevance from a criminological and sociological viewpoint. In particular Dr. Goldsworthy looked at the link between evil and armed conflicts using the Waffen-SS as a case study.
Dr. Goldsworthy has recently published his first book titled Valhalla's Warriors, which examines the genocidal actions of the SS in Russia during World War II. He has also contributed a chapters to the tertiary textbooks, Serial Crime and Forensic Criminology, published by Academic Press. He contributed a number of articles to the Australian Police Journal.
Professor Emeritus of Latin American Studies and Political Science, University of Florida
I am Professor Emeritus of Latin American Studies and Political Science at the University of Florida where I spent most of the professional career. I also held faculty positions at The Ohio State University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. At UF I taught political science courses and inter-disciplinary courses and trained MA and PhD students.I also served as Director of the Center for Latin American Studies, Associate Director of the Center for International Business Education and Research and founding director of the Latin American Business Environment Program. I finished my career as Adjunct Lecturer in the College of Business at Illinois where I taught an undergraduate honors seminar on business in Brazil which incorporated a business case competition in Brazil.
My area of interest is on the political economy of Latin America, especially the environment for business and investment.
Professor Thas Nirmalathas is the Director of the Melbourne Networked Society Institute. He is also the Co-Founder and the Academic Director of Melbourne Accelerator Programs (MAP) which supports entrepreneurial activities of the University Community through business acceleration models.
Prof Nirmalathas obtained his BEng and PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1993 and 1998 respectively. Between 2000 and 2004, he was the Director of Photonics Research Laboratory (Melbourne Node of Australian Photonics CRC) and also the Program Leader of Telecommunications Technologies Program. From 2004 to 2006, he was the Program Leader for the Network Technologies Research Program in NICTA. He was also the acting Lab Director of VRL in 2007. Between 2006 and 2008, He was the Research Group Manager of the Networked Systems Group of Victoria Research Laboratory (VRL) at the National ICT Australia (NICTA), a premier Australian research centre of excellence in ICT. Between 2010 and 2012, he was the Head, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Melbourne
He has written more than 400 technical articles and currently hold 2 active international patents and 1 provisional patent application in the process. His research interests include microwave photonics, optical-wireless network integration, broadband networks, and scalability of telecom and Internet services.
He has serviced as chair of steering committees of Asia Pacific Microwave Photonics and IEEE Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics Conference series in 2008/2009. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for the International Conference on Optical Internet (COIN). He was also Guest Editor for Special Issue on Opto-Electronics and Communications of the IEICE Transactions in Communications. He was the General Co-Chair of 2008 IEEE Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics/ Asia Pacific Microwave Photonics 2008. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of Optical Society of America and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia.
Thees Spreckelsen studied social sciences at the Universities of Erfurt and Aberystwyth. His DPhil in sociology (Oxford, Nuffield College) focused on the cross-national comparison of national identities. Following his studies he was a research officer both at the department’s Centre for Evidence-based Intervention and the Oxford Institute of Social Policy. Thees has recently been Lecturer for Quantitative Sociology and the University of Kent’s Q-Step centre. As Research Fellow in Quantitative Methods he is involved in the department's methods teaching and provides methodological support to researchers.
Global Studies Associate Fellow, University of Sussex
Thembi Mutch is a global studies research associate at Roehampton and Sussex Universities, working on a collaborative post-doc project that explores narratives of modernity and cultural ventriloquism in Tanzania, related to the Chinese pipeline and the discovery of oil and Liquid natural gas. She completed her PhD, Women in Zanzibar: their discussions around Media and Modernity, at SOAS, University of London, in 2015.
Her research interests include: representation ethnicity and gender, China in Africa, race and diversity, Southern conversations (and Northern deafness), Tanzania coastal environments, media in East Africa, human rights and advocacy in East/Southern Africa, competition for resources in East and Southern Africa, pastoralism and landrights, mining, and human trafficking.
Before academia she has worked for over 20 years as an journalist, covering African arts and human interest and history for various World Service and Radio 4 outlets. She has worked extensively with the BBC: on radio programmes including Woman's Hour, Newshour, Farming Today, Musical Migrants and several documentaries. On television including various BBC, Channel 4 and European stations.
Thembi is an NTCJ freelance journalist, published by the The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Interpress Service, The Ecologist, Financial Times, Focus on Africa, Think Africa, Resurgence, The Ecologist, The Conversation, and The Daily Telegraph among others.he has lectured at Sussex University, London University (Birkbeck and SOAS) South Bank University, Brighton University and Birmingham University on various graduate and post graduate Journalism and Media Studies Courses. She has won the Prince Rainier iv award for investigative environmental journalism (2007) and been shortlisted for several others.
Themis is a Reader in Nanoelectronics and EPSRC Fellow affiliated with the Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology Research Group and the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre of ECS at the University of Southampton. He previously held a Corrigan Fellowship in Nanoscale Technology and Science, funded by the Corrigan Foundation and LSI Inc., within the Centre for Bio-inspired Technology at Imperial College London and a Lindemann Trust Visiting Fellowship in EECS UC Berkeley.
Dr Prodromakis is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of the INE and the IET, and also serves as member of the BioCAS, Nanoelectronics and Gigascale Systems and the Sensory Systems Technical Committees of the IEEE Circuits & Systems Society. He also represents the CAS society on the IEEE Nanotechnology Council and is a member of the ITRS Emerging Research Devices Working Group.
He is an Associate Editor for Nature's Scientific Reports, the IEEE Sensors and the Frontiers in Neuromorphic Engineering. His background is in Electron Devices and micro/nano-electronics processing techniques, with his research being focused on bio-inspired devices for biomedical applications.
Themis's research has led in establishing a wide-number of bio-inspired devices and technologies for mimicking biological functions as well as linking these with electronics, with some examples including: memristive elements, integrated CMOS chemical sensors, cell-culture platforms, biocompatible encapsulation techniques, advanced neural interfaces and lately ion-channel mimetic (single-molecule) transducers.
Dr. Thomas Hastings is Research Associate at the Work, Organisation and Employment Relations Research Centre (WOERRC) at Sheffield University Management School and Associate Fellow at the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI). His research inquiries are geared to gaining a better understanding of working lives and the challenges people face when engaging with the labour market.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University
Thomas J. Holt is an associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University whose research focuses on computer hacking, malware, and the role of the Internet in facilitating all manner of crime and deviance. His work has been published in various journals including Crime and Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and Youth and Society.
Thomas Kochan is currently Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management and teaches and studies Work and Employment Relations at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For the past 40 years I have applied my research by working intensively with leaders in business, labor, and government to update labor and employment policies and practices to catch up with changes in the workforce and the economy. I just published Shaping the Future of Work (Business Educators Press, 2016) that focuses on what workers, employers, government, and educators can do to meet the needs and aspirations of the "Next Generation" workforce.
I also teach a MIT "MOOC" on line course that addresses these issues. Information about the course can be found at: https://www.edx.org/course/american-dream-next-generation-mitx-15-662x#.VNuR5bDF9IU
I am an economist and finance professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. I specialize in the economics and finance of sports, entertainment, education, franchise businesses, wages and productivity, labor and macroeconomic trends. I teach across all programs at Goizueta -- BBA, MBA, EvMBA, Executive MBA, Executive Education and even offer a finance course for non-business students.
Associate Professor in Physics, The University of Queensland
A/Prof Stace completed his PhD at the Cavendish Lab, University of Cambridge in the UK on quantum computing, followed by postdoctoral research at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, also at Cambridge. During this time he was a fellow at Queens' College. He has been a researcher at the University of Queensland since 2006, firstly on an ARC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, then an ARC Research Fellowship, and currently on a Future Fellowship.
His research has largely focused on applying methods from quantum optics to solid state devices for use in quantum information applications, and more recently on error correction protocols. He also works on high precision measurement in collaboration with experimental colleagues at the University of Adelaide, in a project whose ultimate aim is to contribute to the international definition of Boltzmann's constant, and some biophysics.
Dr Stace also consults for UniQuest, UQ's commercial arm, on scientific and technical matters.
Prof. Vandervelde has two B.S. degrees in both Astronomy and Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an M.A. and Ph.D in Physics from the University of Virginia. Tom has extensive research experience in optoelectronics and photonics. His research group, The Renewable Energy and Applied Photonics (REAP) Labs, at Tufts University works on developing new optolectronic materials and devices to garner a better understanding of how light and matter interact while creating a better future for us all.
Tom is an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Adjunct Professor of Physics at Tufts University. His research group is the Renewable Energy and Applied Photonics Laboratories (REAP Labs) at Tufts. He is also the Director of the Tufts Epitaxial Core Facility, which is a user facility dedicated to providing semiconductor epitaxial services to the local, national, and international community for most semiconductor materials systems.
Thomas N. Rollinger is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer for Red Rock Capital and as an 18-year industry veteran, he honed his skills under quantitative hedge fund legend, Edward O. Thorp (Market Wizards author Jack Schwager recently called Dr. Thorp the greatest of all time). The strategy Rollinger co-developed & co-managed with
Edward Thorp was successful enough to gain mention in two best-selling books (The Quants and Hedge Fund Market Wizards). Considered a thought leader in the futures industry, Mr. Rollinger published the highly acclaimed 37-page white paper Revisiting Kat’s Managed Futures & Hedge Funds in 2012 and co-authored both Sortino Ratio: A Better Measure of Risk and A Comparison of CTA Indexes in 2013. Previously he was a consultant to two top CTAs and he inspired the creation of an industry-leading trading system design software package. Earlier in his career, Mr. Rollinger founded and operated a systematic futures investment fund and worked for original “Turtle” Tom Shanks of Hawksbill Capital Management. After graduating college in Michigan, Mr. Rollinger became a U.S. Marine Corps Officer. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in command of a 42-man infantry platoon and was selected to be promoted to the rank of Captain before resigning his commission. He holds a finance degree with a minor in economics and is a Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) Level 1 Charter Holder.
International Media Law and Ethics, Dramaturgy of espionage and spy fiction, Propaganda and use of Information in War, All aspects of Radio and Journalism Practice and History, Practice and History of Radio Drama, and prose/scriptwriting for stage, film and television.
Professional training in Radio Journalism at the London College of Printing, Law at the University of London, Literature, Film & Television, History, Crime & Social Policy at the Open University, Postgraduate Research in Performance Studies at Roehampton University and researching audio drama and modernism, Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London.
Grants & awards
More than 60 professional awards for drama, journalism and production: UK Sony, US International Radio Festivals, Prix Italia, and Writers Guild of Great Britain
Radio Reporter of the Year 1985
Campaign for Freedom of Information Award 1988
Grand Award for Entertainment 1994
Membership of professional organisations & advisory groups
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Board of Distinguished Advisors to the International Radio Festival of New York
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufactures
Member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and its Professional Practices Board
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Educational Assessors
Member of the Institute of Communication Ethics
Member of the Orwell Society
Member of the Society of Authors
Member of the City if London Phonograph and Gramophone Society
Judge in the radio play category of the Koestler Trust Awards- arts by offenders
Energy Advisor, Melbourne Energy Institute, University of Melbourne
Tim has 35 years of industrial experience (electricity, oil and gas, petrochemicals) with focus on energy production, transmission and consumption. Former employers include Exxon Mobil, BHP Billiton, Jemena, and the Australian Energy Market Operator. Tim also works part-time as a home energy consultant with the Moreland Energy Foundation - Positive Charge.
Tim Highfield is Vice-Chancellor's Research Fellow in the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, where he is a member of the Digital Media Research Centre. His fellowship project is 'Visual Cultures of Social Media'. His research covers social and digital media, politics, activism, popular culture, sport, identity, humour, digital cultures, and more. His first book, Social Media and Everyday Politics, was published by Polity in April 2016. For more information, see http://timhighfield.net or @timhighfield on Twitter.
Tim manages an Oxford Martin School programme at the University of Oxford which explores ways of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
The programme assesses a wide range of proposed techniques to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to determine which if any of them are technically feasible, environmentally safe and socially acceptable.
He has a broad interest in the potential of proposed geoengineering techniques as a response to climate change, and in the governance issues associated with them.
He has investigated in detail one potential geoengineering technique, that of adding alkalinity to the ocean as a way of enhancing its capacity to act as a carbon sink and to counteract the effects of ocean acidification. He is also interested in how proper governance can ensure that any research in this field is undertaken in a responsible way.
Tim is one of the authors of the Oxford Principles - a set of draft guidelines for the conduct of geoengineering research which have been adopted as policy by the UK Government.
Professor of Food Policy, City University London
Tim Lang has been Professor of Food Policy at City University London's Centre for Food Policy since 2002. After a PhD in social psychology at Leeds University, he became a hill farmer in the 1970s which shifted his attention to food policy, where it has been ever since. For years, he's engaged in academic and public research and debate about its direction, locally to globally. His abiding interest is how policy addresses the environment, health, social justice, and citizens. What is a good food system? How is ours measured and measuring up?
He has been a consultant to the World Health Organisation (eg auditing the Global Top 25 Food Companies on food and health), FAO (eg co-chairing the definition of sustainable diets) and UNEP (eg co-writing its 2012 Avoiding Future Famines report). He has been a special advisor to four House of Commons Select Committee inquiries (food standards x 2, globalisation and obesity), and a consultant on food security to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). He was a Commissioner on the UK Government's Sustainable Development Commission (2006-11), reviewing progress on food sustainability. He was on the Council of Food Policy Advisors to the Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (2008-10), and was appointed to the Mayor of London's Food Board in 2010. He helped launch the 100 World Cities Urban Food Policy Pact in Milan 2015.
He and the Centre for Food Policy at City University London work closely with civil society organisations, through Sustain the UK NGO alliance (which he chaired in the past) and the UK Food Group. He has been a Vice-President of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (since 1999) and President of Garden Organic (since 2008). He currently chairs the Food Research Collaboration, an inter-University, inter-disciplinary academic collaboration with UK civil society (www.foodresearch.org.uk), and leads his University's involvement in the 5 University IFSTAL partnership (www.ifstal.ac.uk) which shares food systems thinking for post-graduates in a wide range of disciplines.
He has written and co-written many articles, reports, chapters and books. His most recent books are Food Wars (with Michael Heasman, Routledge, 2015), Unmanageable Consumer (with Yiannis Gabriel, Sage, 2015), Ecological Public Health (with Geof Rayner, Routedge Earthscan, 2012), Food Policy (with D Barling and M Caraher, Oxford University Press, 2009) and the Atlas of Food (with E Millstone, Earthscan 2003/2008). He writes frequently in the media and wrote a monthly column in The Grocer 2000-15.
He was elected Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health in 2001, and Fellow by Distinction in 2014; is an Hon Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Cooks (City of London); and won the Agri-Bagri Award of the Australia-New Zealand AgriFoodNetwork. He rides a bicycle to work, doesn't own a car and grows vegetables and fruit in his London garden.
His current research interests include:
- The political and policy battles over sustainable diets and the meaning of food security;
- Institutional failure to create coherent food policies;
- Food democracy and the growth of democratic experimentalism about the future of food;
- The shape and status of EU, UK and global food policies
Senior Curator of Marine Invertebrates, Museum Victoria
Dr Timothy O'Hara uses museum collections to answer large-scale questions about the distribution of seafloor animals around the globe. This research includes aspects of biogeography, macroecology, phylogeny, and phylogeography. His taxonomic speciality is the Ophiurodea (brittle-stars), a class of echinoderms that are a dominant component of the seafloor fauna.
Research fellow, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of East Anglia
From a political science perspective, my research has focused on various aspects of the interface between knowledge and policy, including the role of policy appraisal and evaluation in environmental and climate policy processes. Since 2006 most of my research has been EU-funded, and has centred on the development of European Union climate policy (both mitigation and adaptation), and the UK's role therein. I have co-written various books and book chapters, journal articles, blogs and press articles on related issues. I hold a PhD from the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.
Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College, London & Director of the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Professor Spector graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, London. After working in General Medicine, he completed a MSc in Epidemiology, and his MD thesis at the University of London.
He founded the UK Twins Registry of 11,000 twins in 1993, which is one of the largest collections of genotype and phenotype information on twins worldwide. Its breadth of research has expanded to cover a wide range of common complex traits many of which were previously thought to be mainly due to ageing and environment. He has published over 700 research articles on common diseases and is ranked in the top 1% of world scientists.
He has written several original articles on the heritability of a wide range of diseases and traits including back pain, acne, inflammation, obesity, memory, musical ability and sexuality. He has published widely on obesity, food and nutrition. He also is interested in new areas of biology such as epigenetics and recently our gut microbiome and is director of the British Gut project
He has written several books, He is also author of - The Diet Myth: The real science behind what we eat by W&N 2015 and Identically different: Why you can change your genes, by W&N in 2012 and Your Genes Unzipped in 2003.
I am a mathematician specialising in number theory, a field of mathematics focussing on the distribution of prime numbers.
I graduated from the ANU in 2005 with BSc (Hons). I won a John Monash Scholarship to Oxford where I completed my DPhil in number theory in 2010.
After two years as a post-doctoral researcher in Canada I returned to Australian as an Australian Research Council Early Career Research Fellow in mathematics.
Timo Henckel is a Lecturer at the Research School of Economics, ANU, and a Research Associate at the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis. He was previously an adjunct lecturer in the Crawford School of Economics and Government at the ANU. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics where he has also briefly taught. His research interests are in monetary economics, international macroeconomics, and behavioural macroeconomics.
Lecturer in Physics, Griffith University
Computational quantum physicist interested in hard problems like dispersion forces and strong correlation. Especially interested in the intersection of mathematics, chemistry and physics, and the practical role played by formal theory.
Timothy J. Jorgensen is associate professor of Radiation Medicine, and Director of the Health Physics and Radiation Protection Graduate Program, at Georgetown University in Washington DC. His scientific expertise is in radiation biology, cancer epidemiology, and public health. He is board certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). He serves on the National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP), he chairs the Georgetown University Radiation Safety Committee, and he is an associate in the Epidemiology Department at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University. His research interests include the genetic determinants of cellular radiation resistance, and the genes that modify the risk of cancer.
Tobore O. Okah-avae is a PhD Candidate at Lancaster University Law School. His research focuses on Corporate Governance/Corporate Law issues in Anglo-America. His PhD thesis is on the justice of excessive CEO compensation with a particular focus on British and American company executives.