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Rick Sarre

Professor of Law, University of South Australia

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

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Riikka Kinnunen

Postdoctoral research fellow, Biology, Concordia University
I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Concordia University, in Montréal, Canada, generally interested in urban ecology and how biodiversity responds to human-caused environmental change. I am currently studying the role of urban forests in carbon storage and supporting bird biodiversity. Results from this work will support the development of future research priorities under the Government of Canada’ s 2 Billion Trees Program. During my PhD, I studied the mechanisms that enable wildlife to colonize and persist in cities, using synthetic analyses and field work to answer my questions.

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Riley Post

PhD Candidate in Water Resources Engineering, University of Iowa
Riley Post, P.E., is an engineer with well over a decade of experience in reservoir management. As a Graduate Research Fellow within the University of Iowa's Iowa Flood Center, Post studies the operation of large systems of reservoirs for the reduction of flooding along tributary rivers throughout the Midwest. His doctoral research focuses on riverine flooding and mitigation through distributed storage, as well as uncertainty in radar rainfall estimation. Prior to starting his PhD studies, he was the lead reservoir operator for three major flood control reservoirs in Iowa while working for the US Army Corps of Engineers where he also operated 18 locks and dams along the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.

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Rima Beesoo

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research
I am a marine scientist originally from Mauritius Island. I have a PhD in the field of marine biochemistry from the University of Mauritius. After my PhD, I did my postdoctoral research at the Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (IFREMER) in France where my research work was focused on the toxic effects of harmful microalgae. Currently, I am a postdoctoral research fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research and the University of Oldenburg in Germany where I am investigating the nutraceutical potential of selected jellyfish species.

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Rina Swart

Professor, University of the Western Cape
UWC’s Professor Rina Swart is a registered dietician as well as a registered nutritionist with the HPCSA. Her research focuses on the prevention of malnutrition through nutrition programs.

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Risa Aria Schnebly

Risa Aria Schnebly is a PhD student in the Biology and Society program at Arizona State University. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the history of extinction and de-extinction, and the effects of environmental messaging on public ways of thinking about nature, drawing together history of science, conservation psychology, and creative writing. She also is the Managing Editor of ASU's Embryo Project Encyclopedia, which puts forth accessible, peer-reviewed information about embryos, development, and reproduction.

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Rita Kottasz

Associate Professor of Marketing, Kingston University
I joined Kingston Business School in 2016. Currently, I am Associate Professor of Marketing within the Department of Strategy, Marketing and Innovation at Kingston University, London.

As of January 2020, I am Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Philanthropy and Marketing (previously: International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, Wiley): https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/26911361

I am also Deputy-chair of the Academy of Marketing Special Interest Group on Arts, Heritage, Non-profit and Social Marketing and serve on the editorial boards of Arts and the Market (Emerald Publishing), the International Journal of Arts Management (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and Young Consumers (Emerald Publishing).

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Rita Singer

Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Project Coordinator, Aberystwyth University
I am an experienced researcher and project officer with a particular interest in Welsh writing in English, historical fiction, literary geographies and the history of tourism in Wales. I have taught several seminars in English Literature and Cultural Studies with an emphasis on Welsh history and culture.
I have published several research articles on European travellers in Wales, historical visitors' books, and historical fiction from and about Wales. I have also edited new editions of works by Welsh authors that had fallen out of print. Among them are Twm Shôn Catti (1828) by T. J. Llewelyn Prichard, Gladys of Harlech (1858) by Louisa Matilda Spooner and Rob the Red-Hand, a collection of short stories and novellas by the late Romantic author Thomas Richards, Dolgellau.

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Rita L. Sousa

PhD Candidate, University of Antwerp
I received a doctoral fellowship grant (DOCPRO) from the University of Antwerp (Belgium) in the field of in vitro gametogenesis in the context of fertility preservation at the Department of Veterinary Sciences. The aim of my PhD is to isolate and fully characterise stem cells that we believe are present in porcine ovaries and to differentiate them into oocyte-like cells, that could potentially be fertilised and produce viable offspring.

Fertility preservation, stem cell research, gametogenesis and embryology are my main interests, since the existence of stem cells with germline potential might be the key for infertility treatments and a source for fertility restoration.

I hold a master’s degree in biological engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon, Portugal).

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Ritu Trivedi

PhD Student, University of Sydney
I am a final year PhD student at the University of Sydney, looking at the role digital health technologies for supporting patients with atrial fibrillation and managing their risk factors. I have completed a Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Sciences) at the University of Queensland in 2018. I commenced my PhD in Medicine and Heath in 2020 and am due to submit my thesis early next year.

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Rizky Utami

Lecturer, Universitas Hasanuddin

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Rob Bell

Teaching Fellow, Environmental Planning Programme, University of Waikato
Rob Bell has 42 years’ experience in coastal and estuary engineering, risk from coastal hazards, the impacts of climate change on coastal lowland communities and infrastructure and adaptive planning for climate adaptation (including managed retreat).
Rob, formerly with NIWA, was the Lead Author of the 2017 coastal guidance for local government published by NZ’s Ministry for the Environment for planning adaptation to climate change and contributed to the forthcoming 2023 revision. The guidance pivots around the Dynamic Adaptive Pathways Planning approach to deal with the deepening uncertainty from coastal climate impacts.
Rob was a Contributing Author for the IPCC Working Group II 6th Assessment Report on climate change impacts for Australasia (2022). Rob's primary research interests are coastal hazards, sea-level rise, risk assessments and climate adaptation approaches.
Rob is a certified Resource Management Act Hearings Commissioner and Chartered Professional Engineer (Environmental).

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Rob Bray

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

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

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Rob Davidson

Postgraduate Researcher in Human Geography, UCL
Rob Davidson is a PhD candidate in the UCL Department of Geography, co-funded by the ESRC and The Health Foundation. He is also a research assistant at the UCL Centre on US Politics. He previously worked as a visual and data journalism intern at the Financial Times and a consultant for the Inter American Development Bank.

His research focuses on the use of data visualisation to communicate health and social inequalities in the UK.

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Rob Evans

Professor in science and technology studies, Cardiff University
My academic home is in the field of Science and Technology Studies, and my interests are in the nature and use of expertise. This translates into questions about the sorts of knowledge needed to make decisions, who possesses it, and how it is shared and acted upon.

Within STS, my work has played a central role in founding what has been called 'Studies of Expertise and Experience' or the 'Third Wave of Science Studies.' The characteristic features of this approach are a more 'realist' approach to expertise that emphasises the role of tacit knowledge and the development of a more explicitly normative approach through which STS scholars can contribute to technological decision-making in the public domain.

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Rob Geist Pinfold

Lecturer in Peace and Security, Durham University
Dr. Rob Geist Pinfold joined the School of Government and International Affairs in 2022. Alongside his role at Durham, he is a Research Fellow at the Peace Research Center Prague and a Senior Fellow at Charles University's Herzl Center for Israel Studies. Rob holds a PhD in War Studies from King’s College London. Previously, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa.

Rob is a scholar of international security whose research intersects the study of strategy and territorial conflict. His existing work has focused on two key themes: (i) military occupation and exit dilemmas and (ii) how 'grand strategy' is studied within the academy. His work has been published in International Studies Perspectives, the Journal of Strategic Studies, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Mediterranean Politics. His full-length book manuscript, Understanding Territorial Withdrawal: Israeli Occupations and Exits, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2023.

Research interests
Israeli foreign and security policy
Military interventions and occupations
Strategy and grand strategy
Territorial conflict

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Rob Livingstonre

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

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

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

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

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

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Rob Nicholls

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

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

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Rob Skinner

Professorial Fellow, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University
Professor Rob Skinner AM is a Professorial Fellow with MSDI Water.

He is also Chair of WaterAid Australia and Chair of WaterAid International; Deputy chair of the CRC for Water sensitive Cities; Deputy Chair of Yarra Valley Water; and Director of the International Centre of Excellence for Water Resources Management.

Rob is also Lead Chair of the Andrews Government’s new Metropolitan and Regional Water Forums which puts communities at the heart of storm and recycled water management for Victoria.

In 2019 Rob was recognised by UN-Water as the official Australian contact point for SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation).

Rob was Managing Director of Melbourne Water from 2005 to 2011. Prior to joining Melbourne Water, Rob was Chief Executive Officer of the Kingston Council – a large municipal council in metropolitan Melbourne – during which time he also held a number of key positions in the water sector as chairman or member of boards or government advisory committees.

He has been a Board member of the Water Services Association of Australia. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the International Water Association and Chair of the Association’s Cities of the Future Program.

Whilst at Melbourne Water Rob initiated a number of collaborative relationships between Melbourne Water and agencies in Singapore, UK, Israel and Timor Leste.

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Rob Wells

Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Maryland
I was a full-time journalist for 26 years, primarily covering business and politics, at The Associated Press, Bloomberg News, Dow Jones Newswires, and The Wall Street Journal. I was the Washington bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires and then the Deputy Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal in Washington. I began teaching at the Merrill College in 2010. I left the newsroom in 2011 to pursue a second career in academia.

I have authored two books: “The Enforcers: How Little-Known Trade Reporters Exposed the Keating Five and Advanced Business Journalism” (University of Illinois Press, 2019), and "The Insider: How the Kiplinger Newsletter Bridged Washington and Wall Street" (University of Massachusetts Press, 2022).

I earned a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at St. John's College in Annapolis and then a Ph.D. in Journalism Studies at the Merrill College. During the 2011-12 school year, I helped launch a business reporting program at the University of South Carolina while serving as a Reynolds Visiting Business Journalism Professor.

After earning my Ph.D. in 2016, I taught for five years at the University of Arkansas, where I rose to the rank of associate professor and led Arkansas' journalism graduate program. While at Arkansas, I ran ArkansasCovid.com, an award-winning statewide daily data and news website reporting on the pandemic. I also partnered with Merrill’s Howard Center for Investigative Journalism on multiple projects, including the award-winning “Nowhere To Go” homelessness investigation. I returned to the Merrill College in the Spring 2022, where I teach data journalism, basic reporting and an investigative reporting course in Baltimore.

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Rob Wortham

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

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

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

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Robbee Wedow

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Data Science, Purdue University
I'm an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Data Science at Purdue University, with lots of other connections that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of my research. I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine. Before coming to Purdue, I did my PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder and my postdoc at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. My main research interest is in sociogenomics, which lies at the intersection of sociology, demography, and statistical & computational genetics. I am interested in how social forces and environments interact with genetics (gene-by-environment interactions). Using recent advances in genetic data collection and methodological developments in statistical genetics, I leverage large-scale genetic data to explore how sociological outcomes change across context, across time, and across outcome measurement. I am also deeply dedicated to clearly and sensitively communicating the findings from my work in an ethically-engaged and community-based fashion. My work outside of social science genetics focuses on population health, health disparities, and quasi-experimental designs and methodologies. ​

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Robbie Sutton

Professor of Social Psychology, University of Kent
Robbie is interested in the social psychology of justice and (in)equality, including:

Just-world beliefs
These refer to the extent to which people believe they, and others, receive the treatment and life outcomes they deserve. These are related to psychological health, functioning, and a raft of social attitudes (for more information, see Hafer & Sutton, 2014; Sutton & Douglas, 2005; Sutton & Winnard, 2007; Sutton et al., 2008; Wu et al., 2013 in the publication list).
Conspiracy beliefs
Robbie collaborates with Professor Karen Douglas on conspiracy belief (see Douglas & Sutton, 2008, 2011, Sutton & Douglas, 2014. Their work examines the psychological mechanisms that cause people to entertain such beliefs.
Immanent justice reasoning
Robbie collaborates with Mitch Callan (University of Essex) on why people tend to perceive that a person's misfortune must be attributable to some prior misdeed of theirs, even when the two cannot be related (Callan et al., 2010, 2013, 2014).
Gender, sexism and inequality
Robbie has studied several aspects of gender inequality, including gendered fear of crime (Sutton & Farrall, 2005, 2008; Sutton, Robinson & Farrall, 2011), sexist intrusions on the autonomy of women during pregnancy (Murphy et al., 2011; Sutton, Douglas, & McClellan, 2011), and gender inequality in educational attainment (Hartley & Sutton, 2013).
He is interested in social communicative approaches to these and other questions, such as intergroup relations (e.g., Douglas & Sutton, 2003, 2010; Sutton, Elder & Douglas, 2006). A related interest is in environmental psychology.

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Robbie Williams

Traditional Owner, Indigenous Knowledge
Robbie is the founder of FIRE LORE, a cultural burning organisation based in northern New South Wales

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Robbin Mellen Jr.

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of South Florida
My teaching and research interests revolve around the presidency and the interaction between the executive branch, legislative branch, and the judiciary. I focus most closely on the president and their activities, especially during midterm elections. I have published multiple articles focused on what presidents do during the midterms and how effective their efforts are. I also examine the collaboration and conflict between the branches that either leads to or precludes effective government. I am a big fan of the late Richard Neustadt and his theory of presidential power, which exists in the ability to persuade according to him. The reliance on command authority is a sign of a failure to lead effectively.

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Robert Ackrill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Robert Ackrill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Robert Attenborough

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Bioanthropology, Australian National University
Papua New Guinea has been the focus of most of my recent research on health, nutrition and demography. This has been both at the level of nationwide and historical reviews, and of local research with Dr Don Gardner amongst the Mianmin of the highlands fringes of Sandaun (West Sepik) Province, where life expectancy is short, and health and child growth are generally poor, but where these also vary with local variation in altitude and ecology.

In a different kind of human biological research project (also ARC-funded), I have recently focused with Prof Simon Easteal and others on the anthropological genetics of Papua New Guinea. In this project we are exploring genetic variation in both the female and male lines for clues as to the long-range histories of Papuan-speaking populations: questions include how the island of New Guinea was originally populated; whether genetic variation correlates with linguistic variation; and whether particular population groups may have expanded with the expansion of language families agricultural practices.

In earlier research I studied population processes, ecology and nutrition in Zangskar valley, Jammu and Kashmir Province, northern India.


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Robert Black

Lecturer in Information Activities, Cranfield University
Rob Black is a Lecturer in Information Activities at Cranfield University, at the UK Defence Academy. He teaches on the Ministry of Defence’s Cyberspace Operations MSc and his interests are focused on the nexus of cyber, intelligence and warfighting, deception and the legality of cyber operations. He is the former Deputy Director of the UK’s National Cyber Deception Laboratory which explored the potential cyber deception has to offer for cyber defence. Previously, he worked for the MoD developing cyber capabilities supporting the delivery of UK cyber operations.

Additionally, Rob is the Director of the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, a university student competition focused on building the next generation of cybersecurity leaders competent in strategy, policy and technology.

Rob is also an Associate Programme Director at Wilton Park, an agency of the UK FCDO, where he enables policy dialogues on key issues in defence and national security, cyber and intelligence.

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Robert Boucaut

PhD Candidate & Tutor, Media Department, University of Adelaide
After completing my double degree and my Honours in Media in 2015 I have been consistently employed as a casual tutor and course coordinator at the University of Adelaide across a range of Bachelor of Media subjects. In 2020 I commenced my PhD, aiming to look at the cycles of influences between awards shows, filmmaking industries, and their audiences. The working title is "Oscar Bait: Exploring Links Between Oscar's Identity and Perceptions of Oscar-Worthiness".

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Robert Brulle

Professor of Sociology, Brown University
Robert Brulle is a Professor of Sociology and Environmental Science in the Department of Sociology and an affiliate Professor of Public Heath in the School of Public Health at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has also taught at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, at the University of Uppsala, Uppsala Sweden, and George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. In addition, in 1996 and 1997 he served as a consultant to U.S. National Research Council/Marine Board regarding their studies of maritime risk.

He has a BS degree in Marine Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, an MA in Sociology from the New School for Social Research, an MS in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Sociology from George Washington University.

His research focuses on the U.S. environmental movement, critical theory and public participation in environmental policy making. He is the author of over fifty articles in these areas and is the author of Agency, Democracy and the Environment: The U.S. Environmental Movement from the Perspective of Critical Theory, as well as co-editor, with David Pellow, of Power, Justice and the Environment.

In his current position he developed and implemented two academic programs leading to both a BS Degree in Urban Environmental Policy and an MS Degree in Environmental Policy. Prior to his employment in the academic field, Brulle served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for twenty four years, where his area of expertise was in the field of environmental response and pollution prevention.

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Robert Carr

Researcher, Western Sydney University

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

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Robert Caudle

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

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

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Robert Chris

Honorary Associate, Geography, The Open University
Robert is an independent researcher with a special interest in systems thnking for climate policy and geoengineering. He is an Honorary Associate of The Open University (Geography) and an Associate of the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge.

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Robert Crammond

Dr Robert James Crammond (PhD in Entrepreneurship Education) is Senior Lecturer in Enterprise at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). His teaching activity and research publications focus on enterprise and entrepreneurship education, leadership, organisational development, and university-related stakeholders.
He is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA), and a Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE) with the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS). He currently leads, or is involved in, a number of CPD consultancy, knowledge transfer, and small business projects across many sectors. A business mentor and occasional keynote speaker, he champions enterprising initiatives connecting national business support, incubation, or accelerator programmes with UWS staff and students. He is also a regular research supervisor and external examiner with several Scottish universities.
Occasionally, he writes for a number of higher education-relevant organisations in the United Kingdom. These include contributions to Advance HE, CABS, the Entrepreneurial Mindset Network, Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), The Conversation, and Wonkhe. His first book, Advancing Entrepreneurship Education in Universities: Concepts and Practices for Teaching and Support, was released by Palgrave Macmillan in 2020. His second title, Entrepreneurship & Universities: Pedagogical Perspectives and Philosophies, was released in early 2023.

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