David's principal research interests are in the areas of health economics and well-being, labour economics transport economics and open economy macroeconomic modelling. Prior to his appointment as Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen in September 1995, David spent three years teaching at the University of Keele. Before that he was a Research Fellow, first at Warwick Research Institute, and then at Warwick Business School Research Bureau. He obtained his first degree in Economics from the University of Hull, his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Warwick, and his PhD. from the University of Keele. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in September 2000, and became Assistant Director of the Centre for European Labour Market Research (CELMR) in November 2001. He also served on the Quality Assurance Agency for Scotland’s Enhancement Themes Steering Committee for the First Year Experience Enhancement Theme. In August 2010 he was appointed Director of Learning and Teaching in the Business School. He received the HEA Economics Network eLearning Award in 2006 in recognition of innovative good practice in the use of eLearning to enhance economics teaching. In the July 2009 graduation ceremony he received the (student-nominated) College of Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Teaching. In September 2011 he was awarded the Student Nominated Teaching award from the Economics Network.
Associate Professor of Literacy Education, College of Charleston
Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is an associate professor of literacy education at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. His research focuses on the dispositions and literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online and/or hybrid spaces. Ian is the author of many journal articles and book chapters focusing on initiatives ranging from online and hybrid coursework, integrating technology in the classroom, computational thinking, and supporting marginalized students in literacy practices. His work can be found on his website (https://wiobyrne.com/) or in his weekly newsletter (https://digitallyliterate.net/).
W. Rocky Newman (Ph.D. The University of Iowa, MBA & BS-BA Bowling Green State University) has been a professor of supply chain and operations management at Miami University since 1987. Newman teaches in the areas of operations management, supply chain management, and manufacturing strategy. His research interests include manufacturing strategy, organizational issues in supply chain management as well as supply chain management strategy. His work has been published in many journals including: International Journal of Production Research, The Journal of Production and Inventory Management, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, American Journal of Business, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, The Journal of Manufacturing Systems, The International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Mid American Journal of Business, The International Journal of Operations and Production Management, The International Journal of Production Economics, The International Journal of Forecasting, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, The International Journal of Quality and Reliability Management, The Journal of Supply Chain Management, and others.
He is on the editorial board of several academic journals and has served as the editor in chief of the American Journal of Business.
He has authored several popular textbooks in the field of Supply Chain Management. He coordinates the Farmer School of Business’ highly ranked Supply Chain Management Program at Miami University.
He has served on the Midwest DSI board for many years in a variety of roles including president and program chair for the MWDSI annual conference in 2003 and 2009. He served on the board of directors for the Supply Chain Council (www.supply-chain.org) from 2008-2014. He is SCOR-S certified and has incorporated SCOR-S into his teaching with over 250 of his students certified through 2014. He has served on the APICS Board of Directors (2014) and now serves on the APICS Supply Chain Council Board of Directors.
Wade Chumney joined the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics in August 2014. Prior to that he was employed at Georgia Tech as the Cecil B. Day Assistant Professor of Business Ethics and Law in the Scheller College of Business since 2009. He was previously an assistant professor at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee and a visiting lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Professor Chumney also spent five years in private practice before embarking on an academic career.
His research agenda focuses on the interplay between business ethics, law and technology: focusing on intellectual property, data privacy and security, and the impact of the Internet. Professor Chumney has been an invited speaker at several prestigious universities, including: the University of Michigan Patent Law Colloquium in 2012, ICN Business School International Business Seminar in 2012, and the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall Law School Spring Privacy Speaker Series in 2011. Additionally, he has been invited to present his research at numerous peer-reviewed conferences to discuss his areas of interest. He has also received several honors for his research. In 2011, he was awarded the SEALSB Young Scholar Award of Excellence by the Southeastern Academy of Legal Studies in Business. In 2009, he was awarded the Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award by the Belmont University College of Business Administration. The same year, he received a best paper award from the United States Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (USASBE). In 2008, he accepted a Distinguished Proceedings Paper Award from the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB). Additionally, he was honored with the Holmes-Cardozo Best Paper Award from ALSB, the highest honor given by the academy to a piece of legal scholarship in a given year.
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Professor Chumney has a Juris Doctor from the University Of Virginia School Of Law, a Master of Science in Information Systems from Dakota State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Davidson College.
PhD Candidate, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia
Wajiha Mehdi is a PhD Candidate at Institute of Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at University of British Columbia. Her research interests include Islamophobia, nationalism, geographies of violence and struggles of Muslim women in India. Her work exists at the intersection of postcolonial, critical Muslim studies, intersectional feminist work to develop an understanding of how ideas of belonging and citizenship are reinscribed spatially during violent nationalist moments.
Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, Carleton University
The history of political thought from classical to contemporary. German Idealism. Statesmanship and political leadership. Liberal Education and citizenship. Tyranny, terrorism and extremist politics. Books published on Platonic political thought, the manly virtues, great political leadership, ancient and modern tyranny. Topical journalism on political and cultural affairs.
Professor, School of Computing and Information Systems, The University of Melbourne
I am a Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at the University of Melbourne where I currently co-lead the Human-Computer Interaction Group. My research examines the psychological and social dimensions of new digital technologies through design-based investigations in collaboration with organisations and communities. Current and recent projects explore the nature of AI-based deception, people's use of technologies to manage their emotions, the creation and sharing of public histories online, and the design of technologies for health-related change. .
Associate Professor of Economics, Lincoln University, New Zealand
I am doing research in the fields of Agricultural Economics and Development Economics. My research outputs have covered a wide range of topics, such as sustainability and economies of agrifood systems, food production and marketing, farmer organization, agribusiness, rural development, rural-to-urban migration, climate change and adaptation, land transfer, agricultural technology adoption, information technology adoption, welfare and well-being, productivity and efficiency, income growth, farmer subjective well-being, and rural energy transition. According to the economists ranking based on the past 10 years publishing at IDEAS, I was ranked "Top 10 Economists" (Authors 10) in New Zealand (https://ideas.repec.org/top/top.newzealand.html).
Anthropologist, University of Cape Town
Wangui Kimari is an anthropologist affiliated with the African Centre for Cities (ACC) at the University of Cape Town. Her work draws on many local histories and theoretical approaches in order to think through urban spatial management in Nairobi from the vantage point of its most marginalised residents. Wangui is also the participatory action research coordinator for the Mathare Social Justice Centre (MSJC), a community-based organisation in Mathare, Nairobi, and a contributing editor to the online publication Africa Is a Country (AIAC). She is also a co-founder of the Nairobi-based critical urban studies forum: UTA-Do African Cities Workshop, an Urban Studies Foundation (USF) Trustee, and on the editorial boards of Urban Geography, Africa and Nokoko. She holds a PhD in social anthropology from York University, Canada.
Professor of Chinese Media and Cultural Studies, University of Technology Sydney
Wanning Sun researches and supervises research students in a number of areas, including Chinese media and cultural studies; rural to urban migration and social change in contemporary China; soft power, public diplomacy and diasporic Chinese media. Wanning is the author of three single-authored monographs Leaving China: Media, Migration, and Transnational Imagination (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002), Maid in China: Media, Morality and the Cultural Politics of Boundaries (Routledge, 2009), and Subaltern China: Rural Migrants, Media, and Cultural Practices ( Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). She has edited numerous volumes, including Media and the Chinese Diaspora: Community, Communications and Commerce (Routledge, 2006). She is a member of the editorial board for several journals, including Media International Australia (ANZCA), Asian Journal of Communication, and Communication, Culture & Critique (ICA).
Research Leader Pastures an Rangelands, The University of Melbourne
Dr Warwick Badgery is a research leader with NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) with over 15 years’ research experience improving the profitability and sustainability of grazing systems and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions under a changing climate. He is currently the Program Leader for the Feedbase Theme of the national Livestock Productivity Partnership, is a board member of Monaro Farming Systems and has adjunct positions with Melbourne University and China Agriculture University.
Professor of Tourism, Heritage and the Media, La Trobe University
Emeritus Professor of Sustainable Energy Engineering, University of South Australia
Wasim Saman is Emeritus Professor of sustainable energy engineering, University of South Australia. His career has focused on sustainable energy education and industry targeted research since the 1980s. He has published over 300 technical articles and supervised 35 post graduate research candidates. His research has focused on solar thermal generation and storage and sustainable use of energy in buildings.
He has been leading industry-focused research teams developing thermal storage materials and systems for buildings, solar thermal applications, low energy air conditioning systems and developing smart demand management technologies. He has been a founding research leader for the CRC for Low Carbon Living and led a number of research projects as well as establishing and leading the SA Research Node for Low Carbon Living until July 2018. He has been leading industry focused research into low energy and water housing which involved establishing guidelines and detailed performance monitoring programs. This commenced at Mawson Lakes and culminated in the Lochiel Park Green Village, Australia’s most environmentally sustainable housing development where a multidisciplinary approach research involving social, economic and engineering research demonstrated the environmental, social and economic advantages of near zero energy housing.
Wasim is Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, Fellow of the Australian Institute for Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating. He received the Pioneer Award from the World Renewable Energy Network in 2012. He is currently working with industry on commercialising solar water heating and energy storage systems. Wasim provides advice to developers and has served on a number of national and international committees on energy use in buildings.
Peneliti di Laboratorium Psikologi Politik Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia
Peneliti dan membahas isu psikologi sosial.
Lecturer in East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield
Wayne Wong is Lecturer in East Asian Studies at the University of Sheffield. He holds a PhD in Film Studies and Comparative Literature from King’s College London and the University of Hong Kong. He has published in peer-reviewed journals, including Global Media and China, Asian Cinema, Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, and Archiv Orientální.
Professor of Asian Pacific American Studies, Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University
Wei Li's foci of research are urban ethnicity and ethnic geography, highly-skilled international migration and transnational connections, financial sector and minority community development, focusing on the Chinese and other Asian groups in the Pacific Rim. She coined the term "ethnoburb" to describe a new form of contemporary suburban Asian settlements, and continues her empirical studies in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay area, Metropolitan Phoenix, Toronto, and Vancouver, Canada.
Li's research has been funded by U.S. National Science Foundation, Canada-U.S. Fulbright Foundation, the Government of Canada, and the U.S.-India Educational Foundation, including projects analyzing financial institutions and immigrant community developmentin Canada and the United States, studying the impacts of Hurricane Katrina on African American and Vietnamese American communities in New Orleans East; and highly-skilled international migration.
She is the author of "Ethnoburb: The New Ethnic Community in Urban America" (2009; paperback 2012; The 2009 Book Award in Social Sciences, Association for Asian American Studies); editor of "From Urban Enclave to Ethnic Suburb: New Asian Communities in Pacific Rim Countries" (2006); co-editor of "Landscape of Ethnic Economy" (2006), "Immigrant Geographies of North American Cities" (2012), and "The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in North American Cities" (2015); and co-editor of two journal theme issues. She has published more than 90 journal articles and book chapters, including those in journals such as Annals of Association of American Geographers; Environment and Planning A; GeoForum; Geographic Review; Urban Studies; Urban Geography; Social Science Research, and Journal of Asian American Studies. Li has received numerous awards, including the 2014 AAG Ronald F. Abler Distinguished Service Honors (one of the highest honors conferred by Association of American Geographers/AAG), and the AAG Ethnic Geography Specialty Group's Distinguished Ethnic Geography CAREER Award and 2012 Distinguished Scholar.
She was appointed to three terms as a member of the U.S. Census Bureau's Race and Ethnic Advisory Committees (REAC) on the Asian Population by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, serves as its elected chair (2010-2012) and vice chair annually 2004-2009, and was one the inaugural members of the Bureau's new National Advisory Committee of Race, Ethnic, and Other Populations. She serves as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship in Queen's University, Canada (2006-2007) and a Senior Fulbright Scholar to India (2016-2017); a member of the inaugural class of the National Asia Research Associates with the National Bureau of Asian Research and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2010-2011); and the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Writing Residency (2014). She is a member of the International Steering Committee of the International Metropolis Project, and the North American director for the International Society of Studying Chinese Overseas.
Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet
Weiyao Yin is a clinical doctor in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive medicine and researcher with a focus on women’s and children’s health. Her research interests include perinatal risk factors, preterm birth, and neuropsychiatric conditions in mothers and children. She holds a PhD in obstetrics and gynecology from the West China School of Medicine/ West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. Currently, she works at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institutet on a multinational research project examining preterm birth and neurodevelopmental disorders in children. The project utilizes registry data from Sweden and other Nordic countries.
Lecturer in Law, University of New England
Wellett is a lecturer at the School of Law at the University of New England, Armidale. She was conferred with her PhD in law from UNE in March 2021. Her PhD thesis was titled "‘A Legal Exploration of the Copyright Protection of Databases in the Fourth Industrial Era" and specialised in intellectual property, examining the copyright protection of databases in the digital era.
Wendie A. Berg, MD, PhD, FACR, FSBI is Professor of Radiology at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, was PI of ACRIN 6666, Screening Breast Ultrasound (US) and MRI. Dr. Berg has led and analyzed prospective trials evaluating elastography, positron emission mammography, MRI, and molecular breast imaging. She is currently leading several screening trials comparing tomosynthesis and contrast-enhanced mammography. Dr. Berg is Chief Scientific Advisor to www.DenseBreast-info.org, served on committees for the BI-RADS 3rd ,4th, and 5th editions for mammography and 1st and 2nd editions for ultrasound. She has over 125 peer-reviewed publications, including recently published results on the DBTUST trial of screening ultrasound after tomosynthesis, and has been co-lead editor/author of 3 editions of Diagnostic Imaging: Breast and the associated content in StatDx.
Research Fellow: South African Research Chair in Biodiversity Value & Change, University of Venda
Research Fellow: South African Research Chair in Biodiversity Value & Change, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa
IUCN: Transport Working Group
Project Manager, Wildlife & Transport Programme, Endangered Wildlife Trust
Associate Professor, Deputy Chair Department of Education, Swinburne University of Technology
Wendy's APAC-accredited degree in Psychology (GDPSY) has provided a good basis for understanding the complexities of adult behaviour and how adults come together; including how these behaviours and actions shape the experiences of children. Wendy's qualifications and experience in Education (BEd; MEd; PhD; GCISM; GCULT) provides her with a comprehensive understanding of schools and the teaching profession.
Senior Research Fellow, Auckland War Memorial Museum
Research Interests include: marine phycology, particularly the discovery and documentation of New Zealand’s algal biodiversity; research on floristics and phylogeny, as well as ecology and life history studies.
Qualifications include: PhD in Botany; FRSNZ
Positions held include: Programme leader Marine Biodiversity - NIWA; Professor - School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland
Lecturer in Criminology, Deakin University
Dr Wendy O’Brien lecturers in Criminology and conducts research on human rights and international justice. Wendy's current research focuses on children's access to justice, and on the legal responses to violence against women, children and LGBTI identified individuals. Wendy also conducts work on the practical implementation of public policy with a particular focus on the evaluation of responses to women and children in contexts of sexual assault. Recent publications include scholarly articles in the International Journal of Children’s Rights, and the Human Rights Law Review.
Prior to her appointment at Deakin, Wendy served seven years as Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Crime Commission where she conducted intelligence led research, and provided policy advice on issues of sexual violence and the wellbeing of children.
Associate Research Fellow, Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Wendy Williams’ research focuses on forced displacement and migration, violent extremist organizations, illicit financial flows, international human rights and humanitarian law, military professionalism, and the rule of law.
Postdoctoral Associate in Conservation Bioacoustics, Cornell University
I am a biological anthropologist and behavioral ecologist who studies the ecological, social, and physiological influences on the behavioral and reproductive strategies of wild primates. My collaborative research program spans ecology, bioacoustics, anthropology, and conservation, tied together by a deep interest in how primate populations and human-wildlife relationships are responding to social-ecological change. With my research teams, I have compiled multi-year behavior, ranging, and sound-recording datasets for simakobu (Simias concolor), tamarins (Leontocebus weddelli), and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) as well as soundscape recordings of dipterocarp, peat-swamp, mangrove, and heath forests in Borneo. Students and early career researchers with an interest in collaborating on any of these research topics, please get in touch!
At the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics, I am leading a team of natural and social scientists – in collaboration with local partners – to conduct social-ecological research across Indonesia's planned new capital city location in Borneo. With support from Cornell University's Migration Initiative and the Fulbright Scholar Program, we seek to understand the wide-ranging impacts on forests, communities, and biodiversity by combining bioacoustics and ethnographic approaches. In parallel, I am collaborating with Dr. Frank van Veen at the University of Exeter, the Borneo Nature Foundation, and Universitas Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya – initiated in 2018 with a fellowship from the British Academy – on a multidisciplinary research and conservation program in the Mungku Baru Education Forest in Central Kalimantan. We are working to develop cost-effective methods to monitor ecological responses to anthropogenic change to support data-driven conservation strategies for the Rungan landscape.
Professor of Planetary Science, University of Science and Technology of China
Wenzhong Wang is a professor at the University of Science and Technology of China, who studies the chemical and physical properties of rocky planets under extreme conditions using first-principles calculations based on quantum mechanics. Particularly, he applies the isotope fractionation during planetary differentiation to investigate the origin and evolution of rocky planets. With the support from NSFC and Carnegie postdoctoral fellowship, he has published more than 40 papers.
Research Fellow, Institute for Glycomics, Griffith University
For millennia, pathogens have not stopped to evolve in parallel with humans in order to thwart our immune system. I am mostly interested in the molecular and cellular aspect of host-pathogen interactions.
Program Officer, Resilience Development Initiative (RDI)
Working in resilience and sustainable development, particularly in the financing aspects. Currently program officer for Center for Environment and Global Financing (CEGF), a center under world renouned think-tank Resilience Development Initiative.
Professor of Philosophy, UMass Lowell
Ethics (Theoretical and Applied), Philosophy of Law, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion
Ethics; Law and ethics of war, self-defense, and punishment; Philosophy of religion.
Just War theory; Law and ethics of personal self-defense and also self-defense as justification for war; Moral justifications for punishment; Evolutionary theories of ethics; Relationship between science and religion.
Girringun Aboriginal Corporation Indigenous Protected Areas Coordinator and Acting Executive Officer, Indigenous Knowledge
Associate Professor and Program Director, Occupational Therapy Department, University of South Dakota
Whitney Lucas Molitor, PhD, OTD, OTR/L, BCG serves as Associate Professor and Program Director for the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of South Dakota. Dr. Lucas Molitor’s teaching responsibilities are in the areas of adult physical rehabilitation assessment and intervention, occupational performance for adults and older adults, and community-based practice. Her research interests include health promotion, population health, cultural implications on occupational performance, and interprofessional education.
Professor, Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science, University of the Western Cape
Wilbur Kraak's extensive body of research is centred around coaching and performance analysis, with a primary focus on the sport of rugby. With an impressive portfolio, he has co-authored and published approximately 40 research articles in both international and local peer-reviewed academic journals, contributing significantly to the academic discourse in the field. In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Wilbur Kraak is an accomplished rugby coach. His coaching credentials include attaining a coveted World Rugby Level 3 certification, showcasing his in-depth knowledge and expertise in rugby coaching methodologies. Moreover, he has recently completed the Elite Coaches Program, an exclusive initiative by the South African Rugby Union designed for coaches earmarked for higher honours in rugby in South Africa.
Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean (Teaching), Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development, Loughborough University
Wilfred is a Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as Director of the Glendonbrook Institute for Enterprise Development. Wilfred has taught at bachelor, master, MBA, and PhD levels, in a number of different programmes and countries on the core themes of his academic research. His research focuses on collaboration for innovation, within and between organisations. Wilfred has consulted a number of large and small firms as well as government and NGO organisations.
Trained as both an economist and a philosopher, Wilfred focuses his research and teaching on collaboration within and between organisations to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship. The approaches taken include social network analysis, (gift) exchange theory, and institutional theory. He has published award winning books and articles, in a range of international academic journals.
CURRENT RESEARCH AND COLLABORATIONS
Wilfred is involved in a number of projects with leading firms and academics across different continents. He is keen to collaborate with organisations that seek to improve their innovative performance, providing advise in exchange for research collaboration.
CURRENT PHD/RESEARCH SUPERVISIONS
Wilfred supervises PhD projects that focus on the antecedents for and effects of innovation for large as well as small firms, in particular the strategic implications for firms of their strategic choices where innovation is a key research focus.
INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES
Wilfred is an editor-in-chief of the Review of Social Economy, associate editor of Innovation Management Policy and Practice, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Organisational Change Management.
Professor in School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, University of Bristol
Will Atkinson is a sociologist specialising in social class. He has researched almost all aspects of it using a wide variety of methods and authored or co-edited several books on the topic. These include Class Inequality in Austerity Britain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Class in the New Millennium (Routledge, 2017), The Class Structure of Capitalist Societies (Routledge, 2 vols, 2020-22) and his introductory text, Class (Polity, 2015, 2nd ed 2024). Fascinated by the way in which class is woven through individual biographies, he has latterly used the life of Vincent van Gogh as a lens on this.
Professor of Leadership and Education Director at the University of Bristol Business School, University of Bristol
Will Harvey is the inaugural Professor of Leadership and the Education Director at the University of Bristol Business School. He is an International Research Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Corporate Reputation and Chair of the Board of Libraries Unlimited.