Scientist Research Applications Laboratory in Climate Science & Applications Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Andrew Monaghan employs computer models to study weather and climate at regional scales, with an emphasis on climate change, and the impacts of climate on human health. He is currently involved in a project to study the influence of climate on human plague transmission Uganda, where factors such as temperature and precipitation play an important role in determining risk. He is also interested in Antarctic climate variability. Monaghan works in NCAR’s Research Applications Laboratory.
I've worked at the Open University since 1992 and am now Professor of Astrophysics Education in the Department of Physical Sciences. I'm a former Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society and am Editor-in-Chief of the journal Astronomical Review.
My research interests are in various aspects of time domain astrophysics with a current focus on stellar photometry from wide field surveys to investigate close binary stars. I carry out research on all sorts of variable stars, including white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes, and I edit the International Exoplanet Newsletter. I am co-lead for the materials and learning objects for the PLATO Education and Public Outreach Coordination Office in support of ESA's mission to discover rocky exoplanets in Earth-like orbits around Sun-like stars.
I am passionate about outreach and public engagement - being both a STEMnet ambassador and a public engagement ambassador for the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement. I wrote a story book about Exoplanets for young children called "Oogle-Flip and the planet adventure". I also co-wrote the series of "60 second adventures in Astronomy" and am a frequent Academic Consultant for OU/BBC astronomy co-productions,
My Erdos-Bacon-Sabbath number is 13.
Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity, University of Oxford
Current research activities include clinical trials of new and improved vaccines for children and adults, surveillance of invasive bacterial diseases and penumococcal vaccine impact in children in Nepal, studies of cellular and humoral immune responses to glycoconjugate and typhoid vaccines, and development of a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine.
ANDREW J POLLARD, FRCPCH PhD FMedSci, is Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, Fellow of St Cross College and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the Children’s Hospital, Oxford, UK. He obtained his medical degree at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1989 and trained in Paediatrics at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK, specialising in Paediatric Infectious Diseases at St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK and at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. He obtained his PhD at St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK in 1999 studying immunity to Neisseria meningitidis in children and proceeded to work on anti-bacterial innate immune responses in children in Canada before returning to his current position at the University of Oxford, UK in 2001. He received the Bill Marshall award of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Disease (ESPID) in 2013 for his contribution to the specialty and the ESPID Distinguished Award for Education & Communication in 2015.
He chaired the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) meningitis guidelines development group, and the NICE topic expert group developing quality standards for management of meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia. He chairs the UK Department of Health’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and the European Medicines Agency scientific advisory group on vaccines and is a member of WHO’s SAGE. His research includes the design, development and clinical evaluation of vaccines including those for meningococcal disease and enteric fever and leads studies using a human challenge model of (para)typhoid. He has a particular interest in the development of B cell immunity in early childhood. He runs surveillance for invasive bacterial diseases and studies the impact of pneumococcal vaccines in children in Nepal and leads a project on burden and transmission of typhoid in Nepal, Bangladesh and Malawi. He has supervised 23 PhD students and his publications include over 300 manuscripts and books on various topics in paediatrics and infectious diseases.
Andy was admitted to a BA Honours LLB in the University of the Witwatersrand, and a PhD in the University of Melbourne. He is an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa, and the Principal of Clarity Prudential Regulatory Consulting, Pty Ltd. He is also a former Senior Research Associate in the School of Law, University of Melbourne. He is currently a Visiting Researcher in the Oliver Schreiner School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and in the Centre for International Trade, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul. From July 2016 he will take up a position as a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, in The University of Western Australia, Perth.
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Reader in Tourism and Events, University of Westminster
I am a Reader in Tourism and Events and have been at the University of Westminster since 2004. Previously, I held lectureships at the University of Kent and at Sheffield Hallam University. I read Geography at Cambridge University in the mid 1990s and then moved to Sheffield where I studied for a PhD in a programme of research entitled 'Reimaging the City'. This PhD was funded jointly by both Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.
I currently lead the MA elective in Mega-Events and the MA Dissertation module. I also undertake research supervision at MA and PhD levels. I lead two undergraduate modules on the BA Tourism and Events programmes - Eventful Cities and Comparative Study. I also lead the annual final year field trip to Malta.
Over the past five years I have written on various urban themes. My first book 'Events and Urban Regeneration' was published by Routledge in 2012; and my second 'Events in the City: Using Public Spaces as Event Venues' was published by Routledge in 2016. My research has also been published in leading journals including: Urban Studies, European Planning Studies, European Urban and Regional Studies, Annals of Tourism Research and Tourism Geographies.
There are three main strands to my work. The first is events, in particular their role as tools for the regeneration and revitalisation of cities. The second is place image, drawing heavily on my doctoral work. The third is urban tourism, especially the role of iconic projects and monumental urbanism in tourism. This work is focused mainly on UK cities, but I have also published research on Oslo, Barcelona and Valletta.
I teach about international business and organizational change. My core research interests centre on the evolution of business and financial institutions, the development of international business, corporate governance, and political economy. Another strand of my research looks at the impact of socially-constructed identities on firms. An additional research area is the relationship between business and the natural environment. Empirically, my research is on firms that have operated in the North Atlantic region and in East Asia. My research is informed by diverse theories, including concepts taken from strategic management, behavioural economics, post-colonial theory, International Political Economy, and Austrian economics. My preferred research methods are qualitative and include the use of corporate archives.
My first book, which was published in 2008, was on the role of British financiers in the genesis of the Canadian constitution. This book was an outgrowth of my PhD work, which was conducted at a Canadian university. My second book was a co-edited collection on the history of entrepreneurship in Canada. My third book, which was published in 2014, is an edited collection on globalization and Canadian business that aimed to use to historical evidence to test various claims about optimum policy mix for nations seeking to manage their relationship to the global economy. My more recent research has included articles on the history of Unilever and HSBC, race relations within multinational firms, the evolution of cashless payment technologies in Hong Kong, and the relationship between corporate governance and contemporary debates about economic inequality. I have also published articles and book chapters on topics such as the taxation, fisheries regulation, ethnicity and international capital flows, race and business, entrepreneurship, and banking regulation history. I am currently editing a book on the impact of the First World War on the strategies of international firms. It will be published by Routledge in early 2016.
John Bray Professor of Law, University of Adelaide
Andrew is the John Bray Professor of Law. His main interests lie in employment law and workplace relations, contract law and intellectual property. His most recent publications include: the fifth edition of his popular text Stewart's Guide to Employment Law; the fifth edition of Intellectual Property in Australia, written with Philip Griffith, Judith Bannister and Adam Liberman; and Multinational Human Resource Management and the Law, co-authored with a group of distinguished international scholars.
Besides working as a consultant with the national law firm Piper Alderman, Andrew has provided expert advice to the International Labour Organisation, to Federal and State governments in Australia and to a wide range of other organisations. His recent work has included a ground-breaking study of the prevalence, nature and regulation of unpaid work experience, commissioned by the Fair Work Ombudsman and co-authored by Rosemary Owens; and a major research report on equal remuneration claims for the Fair Work Commission, along with Robyn Layton QC and Meg Smith. Prior to that, he advised the federal government on the drafting and structure of the Fair Work legislation.
Andrew is the President of the Australian Labour Law Association, a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law and an Editor of the Australian Journal of Labour Law. He has previously been Chair of the Committee of Australian Law Deans and President of the Industrial Relations Society of South Australia. Before taking up his current post he worked at the University of Sydney and at Flinders University, where he was Dean of Law from 1994-1997.
Andrew Street is a Professor of Health Economics and Director of the Health Policy team in the Centre for Health Economics and Director of the Economics of Social and Health Care Research Unit (ESHCRU), a joint collaboration with the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) at the London School of Economics and the University of Kent. He is an editor of the Journal of Health Economics, and currently serves as a board member on the NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research programme Commissioning Board Researcher-led (since 2009) and the Norwegian HSR Board (since 2011), and as chair of the Welsh Health Economics Support Service Advisory Group. He is an external affiliate to the Department of Business and Economics at the University of Southern Denmark.
Andrew's research covers measurement of health system productivity, evaluation of activity based funding mechanisms, analysis of organisational efficiency, and critical appraisal of health policy.
He has a MSc in Health Economics (1990), a MA in Public Administration and Public Policy (2000) and a PhD in Economics (2002), all awarded by the University of York. After completing his MSc, Andrew spent three years in Australia working at the National Centre for Health Program Evaluation, Monash University and the Victorian Department of Health and Community Services. This was followed by a five-year spell with the York Health Economics Consortium. He joined the Centre for Health Economics in April 1999. From 1999-2003 he held a special training fellowship awarded by the Medical Research Council and Northern and Yorkshire Region. In 2005 he worked part time in the Delivery Analytical Team in the English Department of Health.
Dean, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
I am the Dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. My background is in statistical machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics, and statistical computation for large volumes of data. I love algorithms and statistics. In the case of robotics, which I also love, I only have expertise in decision and control algorithms. I suck at hardware and mechanical design. When I stand near a robot, it breaks.
I have worked in the areas of robot control, manufacturing, reinforcement learning, algorithms for astrophysics, algorithms for detection and surveillance of terror threats, internet advertising, internet click-through prediction, ecommerce, and logistics for same day delivery.
I am passionate about the impact of technology (algorithms, cloud architectures, statistics, robotics, language technologies, machine learning, computational biology, artificial intelligence and software development processes) on the future of society. We are lucky to live in such an exciting time of change. I am adamant that the Pittsburgh region in general, and Carnegie Mellon more specifically, are right in the center of all this change.
I am currently an Associate Professor of Digital Media & Creative Industries in the School of International Communications and Research Director for the Faculty of Arts & Education at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China, where I have worked since 2007. In 2015 I assumed the interim directorship of the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China. I have published numerous journal articles and book chapters on digital media, the creative industries and Northern Irish politics. My first book, Digital Media and Society: transforming economics, politics and social practices, was released in paperback, hardback and e-book by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014 and a Portuguese translation will be published soon.
Andrew Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology. Andrew's research interests include: drugs (all aspects), subcultures and gangs, violence (all aspects including terrorism, state sponsored and genocide), inequality and crime, criminological theory, young people, crime and justice, social control and policing.
His book Northern soul: music, drugs and subcultural identity was published in 2007.
Lecturer, Department of French, University of Cambridge
French philosophers. He teaches papers from 1789 onwards.
His latest book is Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me, in which he shadows the author Lee Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to make fiction’s hottest hero hit the page running. https://www.amazon.com/Reacher-Said-Nothing-Child-Making/dp/1101965452
The author of Waiting for Bardot (Faber), Napoleon the Novelist (Polity), and The Knowledge of Ignorance (CUP), he was a 2009-10 Fellow of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York. His also wrote The Boxer and the Goalkeeper: Sartre vs Camus (Simon and Schuster). Extracts or adjacent articles can be found here:
He is undertaking a Norman Mailer fellowship and recently wrote a meditation on the vexed problem of book titles http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/is-this-title-ok/
Lecturer (teaching and research), Cardiff University
Andy Williams is a lecturer at Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies. He was previously the RCUK Research Fellow in Risk, Health and Science Communication (2008-10). He has a number of research interests which intersect journalism studies and cultural studies. His current major research interests relate to news sources and the influence of public relations on the UK media, especially in the area of science, health and environment news.
Andy has provided expert opinion and advice to a number of government bodies, media groups, and professional associations including the BBC, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, the Expert Group on Science and the Media, the National Union of Journalists, and the Welsh Assembly’s Broadcasting Subcommittee.
He regularly contributes to the UK national and regional press and broadcast media (recent media input includes Times Higher Education, Nature News, the New Statesman, national BBC Breakfast News, the Guardian Unlimited, Press Gazette, OpenDemocracy, and BBC Wales television and radio news).
In addition to this he is committed to disseminating research findings in a variety of other contexts:
- he regularly carries out media training workshops across the UK with scientists who want to gain a deeper insight into how science journalism works;
- he has formed partnerships with Bryncelynnog Comprehensive in Beddau (his old school), and Treorchy Comprehensive in the Rhondda, where he speaks to media studies and science pupils about his research; and
- he has contributed lectures in collaboration with the University of the Third Age (U3A).
Dr Angela Daly recently joined QUT Law as Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellow. She is a socio-legal scholar of technology with expertise in intellectual property, human rights (privacy and free expression), and competition and regulation. She is also the author of ‘Socio-Legal Aspects of the 3D Printing Revolution’ (2016, Palgrave), based on her postdoctoral research at the Swinburne Institute for Social Research and ‘Private Power, Online Information Flows and EU Law’ (2017, Hart), based on her doctoral research at the European University Institute.
Angelina Russo is the inaugural Professor of Cultural Practice in the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra. Her research focuses on explorations in the changing media landscape and their applications to cultural communication. She is a co-founder and Director of Museum3 (www.museum3.net) and in her spare time, runs a tiny micro-business where she designs and hand-manufactures high visibility knit cyclewear (www.culturecycle.org)
Angelo Martelli is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Economy in the European Institute at LSE, where he also works as Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Economics Department. Before joining the LSE he pursued graduate studies at Pompeu Fabra University (MSc and Master of Advanced Studies in Economics) and completed a Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and Management at Bocconi University. His research is in applied labour economics, in particular his PhD work examines the evolution of employment structures in Europe over the last three decades, looking in particular at the role of labour market institutions and reforms on job and wage polarization. At the LSE he is the President of the Italian Society and since 2009 has served in the Advisory Board of the MILMUN Association in Milan. Angelo has published articles in major newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, wrote for influential blogs and was interviewed and quoted in media outlets such as The Guardian, Handelsblatt Global Edition, The Times Higher Education, La Repubblica, RAI.
Academic Research Fellow in Volcanic Impacts and Hazards, University of Leeds
I am an Academic Research Fellow in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science since February 2013. I combine expertise in atmospheric science and volcanology to advance the current understanding of volcanic impacts and hazards. In particular, I investigate the impact of volcanism on atmospheric chemistry, climate, air quality, human health, ecosystems and aviation using a wide range of atmospheric models and volcanological datasets. I also apply my atmospheric chemistry and aerosol modelling skills to non-volcanic topics in atmospheric and climate sciences.
You can learn more about my research here: http://homepages.see.leeds.ac.uk/~earasc/research.html
I am a qualitative researcher, interested in how people relate to each other in contemporary society and the impact of present/future design choices. A fascination with digital mediation led me to make studies of websites and online discussion as early as 1995, and I now focus on mobile and ubiquitous contexts of use. An important element of my work has been looking at design globally - with projects in Ghana, India, Chile and Uganda, workshops on six continents, and a role advising the European Union on the future of the Internet.
I was a member of the Culture, Communication and Computing Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University for several years, working closely with the four councils of South Yorkshire to research digital engagement strategies, and also holding an appointment in Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, where I devised methodology for communities to participate in designing future digital tools. More recently I held a post at Northumbria's Design School. I have been multiply funded under the interdisciplinary RCUK calls of Designing for the 21st Century and Connected Communities. In my research, I work extensively with arts organisations, grass-roots community groups, older people and marginalised communities, focusing on meaning-making, identity, inclusion and experience of technology.
I bring broad experience of interaction design practices including long-term consultancy in design companies (Flow Interactive http://www.flow-interactive.com, Fjord www.fjordnet.com), as well as projects with the likes of The Guardian, the BBC and the transport arm of Amey Technology.
I publish on social innovation, human-computer interaction and cross-cultural methodology, having helped design and evaluate websites, mobile phones, social networks and technologies of augmented reality, automatic identity capture (AIDC), ubiquitous computing and the Internet of Things.
I am Deputy Director (Academic) of the International Development Office at the OU, with oversight across all our programmes which deal with teacher training, child rights, higher education capacity building and more. Issues like trafficking are part of a broader theory of change around education – for example teacher training is an essential element in supporting children to be aware of their own rights. I have been on the board of a school in Kathmandu for about 15 years, and visit Nepal about twice a year on average.
I have edited 3 books, written 12 chapters and delivered a large number of papers, conference presentations etc. My early research area (most of which is published under Anna Peachey) was in online presence and student community, which transitioned into innovation in education for development. My last keynote was at a conference on Higher Education for Development in Ethiopia last summer, and I will soon deliver a keynote at Nepal's National Conference on Science and Technology, an event that takes place every 4 years and is inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Nepal. The theme for 2016 is Science, Technology and Innovation for Nepal’s Graduation to Developing Country Status.
I support the Director of International Development at The Open University in the strategic direction of project activity. Drawing on over fifteen years of experience in project design, management and evaluation, I also provide support for Project Academic Directors.
Along with delivering academic support for the International Development Office’s (IDO) current projects and for the development of new IDO projects, I guide and advise academics in the Faculties when developing bids and proposals for international development projects and research activity.
Having won The Open University Teaching Award for my work with distance learning in 2005, one of my projects was also shortlisted for The Times Education Award for Outstanding Innovation in ICT in 2008. I have been an expert speaker at over 25 global and UK conferences.
Professor Anne Aly is the author of over 50 journal articles and book chapters on areas including terrorism, Muslim identity, social media and terrorism, radicalisation and extremism. She currently leads several projects on extremism and social media including the role of formers and victims in counter campaigns.
Professor Aly is the Founding Chair of People against Violent Extremism, an NGO dedicated to addressing violent extremism through interventions.
She has authored five books including Terrrorism and Global Security: historical and contemporary perspectives published by Palgrave Macmillan. She was inducted into the Western Australian Women's Hall of Fame in 2011 and in 2013 was named one of Australia's most influential women by the Financial Review/ Westpac 100 Women of Influence awards. In 2016 she was nominated for Australian of the Year Awards. Anne is the editor of the forthcoming Violent Extremism and the Internet published by Routledge.
The suitability of global trade models for climate change mitigation strategy
2015 PhD in Environmental Science
2003 MSc in Geographical Information Science
2000 BSc in Geography and Mathematics
Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science
Anne Power is a graduate in Modern Languages from the University of Manchester. She obtained the graduate Diploma in Social Administration at the London School of Economics in 1964 and an MA in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin in 1966. She taught in Tanzania, then worked with Martin Luther King’s ‘End Slums’ campaign in Chicago in 1966. On her return to Britain she was Warden at the Africa Centre in London from 1966-67 and then Friend’s Neighborhood House in Islington between 1967 and 1972 where she organized community based projects.
From 1972 to 1979 she was Coordinator of the North Islington Housing Rights Project reversing slum clearance in favor of regeneration, securing rehousing rights for ethnic minority and furnished tenants, developing estate based management and organizing tenant management co-operatives.
She was appointed national consultant to the Department for the Environment’s Priority Estates Project between 1979 and 1989 and helped local authorities in England and Wales to rescue run down estates. She also acted as advisor to the Welsh Office. In 1985 London University awarded her a PhD on the history of council housing and the emergence of unpopular estates.
In 1991, Anne Power became founding Director of the National Tenants Resource Centre, which opened in 1995 at Trafford Hall, Chester and provides residential training for people living and working in low-income communities.
Anne Power is Professor of Social Policy and Director of the post-graduate MSc/Diploma in Housing at the London School of Economics. Since 1987 she has been involved in European, American and international housing and urban problems and as a result has developed a new housing MSc/Diploma in international housing and social change.
In 1997, Anne Power became Deputy Director of the ESRC funded research Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE). She is responsible for research into change in poor neighborhoods, the impact of poor neighborhood conditions on families; a study of area abandonment; and evaluation of community self-help linked to training. Other research interests include European, American and international urban problems; crime; social exclusion; role of residents; design in relation to social organization; social and management problems; central / local government relations; community involvement; sustainable development.
Anne Power is a member of the government’s Housing and Urban Sounding Boards, advising Ministers on housing policy and urban matters. She is also a member of the Sustainable Development Commission, chaired by Jonathon Porritt, set up to suggest ways to reconcile the needs of the environment, the economy and society. In May 2002 she was appointed Chair of the Independent Commission of Inquiry into the Future of Council Housing in Birmingham, and produced a report, ‘One size doesn’t fit all’. She was awarded a CBE in June 2000 for services to regeneration and promotion of resident participation.
Anne Twomey has practised as a solicitor and is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT, and the High Court. She has worked for the High Court of Australia as a Senior Research Officer, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Research Service as a researcher in the Law and Government Group, the Commonwealth Senate as Secretary to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee, and The Cabinet Office of NSW as Policy Manager of the Legal Branch. She has acted as a consultant to various government bodies.
Anthony Asher is an actuary well known for his interest in ethics in professional life, particularly the social impact of actuarial work. On the one hand this has led to product development, where benefits (and underlying investments) match the particular needs of the bereaved, the disabled and the elderly. On the other hand it has led to questions of professional education and regulation that support the development of judgement and justice. His current research includes investigation of the products and financial advice needed by retirees as their intellectual powers decline, and a virtue theory approach to risk culture and overregulation.
Anthony J. Gaughan is Associate Professor of Law at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. His academic specialties include civil procedure, evidence, election law, national security law, and legal, constitutional, and political history.
He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005, his Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002, his M.A. in history from Louisiana State University in 1996, and his B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota in 1993.
Gaughan is the author of the book "The Last Battle of the Civil War: United States versus Lee, 1861-1883" (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011). He has also authored numerous journal articles on election law, national security law, and American history. His articles have been published in a wide variety of academic journals, including the Journal of Supreme Court History, the American Journal of Legal History, the Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Texas Journal on Civil Liberties & Civil Rights, the Arkansas Law Review, the Journal of Southern History, and Civil War History. His political commentaries and op-eds have been published in a variety of magazines and newspapers, including Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, and the Des Moines Register.
Gaughan is currently completing a book on American campaign finance law. He is also at work on a book about aerial bombing during the Second World War.
He is a former United States Navy officer and an Iraq War veteran. He served as a staff officer for a U.S. military joint task force in Baghdad from August 2008 to July 2009.
Gaughan has received several teaching awards, including the Leland Forrest Outstanding Professor of the Year Award, Drake University Law School (2014-2015), and the Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2000). He was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal from the U.S. Department of Defense for his service in Iraq (2008-09) as well as the Iraq Campaign Medal.
His name is pronounced GOGG-in; the first syllable rhymes with words like dog and fog.
Anthony James is an educator, facilitator, advisor, writer, speaker and musician. He teaches a range of sustainability related courses including post-graduate studies at Swinburne University, and short courses at the Understandascope.
Anthony publishes analysis and music on both the physical and metaphysical aspects of sustainability. He has worked within a range of industries (including education, media, music, health, construction, retail and fashion) in both the public and private sectors, particularly in Australia and Central America.
His qualifications include a Master of International and Community Development from Deakin University, a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from Swinburne University of Technology, and a Bachelor of Business Systems from Monash University.
Anthony Pereira graduated from the University of Sussex in 1982 with a BA in Politics and then in 1986 obtained an MA in Government from Harvard University.
His PhD dissertation at Harvard, defended in 1991, involved research on rural labour organisations in Northeast Brazil under two different periods, the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the late 1970s and 1980s. Rural labour organisations played an important role in the politics of both periods, and the dissertation drew on newspaper archives, qualitative interviews, government documents, and a survey of trade union leaders to analyse the changing nature and impact of that role.
After completing his PhD, Pereira taught at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York City. In 1995, he was a visiting professor at Harvard University, and in 1997-9, a visiting professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston.
In 1999 he moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to take a position in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University. During this time he finished his second major research project, a comparative study of the Brazilian military regime’s legal treatment of opponents and dissidents. This study, drawing on court records and interviews, compared the Brazilian military regime (1964-85) to the military regimes in Argentina (1976-83) and Chile (1973-90).
Pereira’s current work concerns citizenship, human rights, public security, and state coercion in Brazil. This includes a study of the performance of a relatively new human rights institution, the police ombudsman, in two different states in Brazil, as well as an analysis of some recent efforts to reform the police. Pereira has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA) and is an occasional commentator for BBC Brasil.
Professor, University of Melbourne
Tony leads the Health Economics Research Program at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne, and jointly co-ordinates the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Aberdeen. He leads the Centre of Research Excellence in Medical Workforce Dynamics (www.mabel.org.au). Funded by the NHMRC, the Centre runs a large nationally representative panel survey of physicians - Medicine in Australia: Balancing Employment and Life (MABEL). Tony’s research interests focus on the behaviour of physicians, health workforce, incentives and performance, and primary care.
Associate Professor Antoine Hermens is the Head of the Management Discipline Group at the UTS Business School. His career at UTS demonstrates his commitment to innovation, focus on high quality education and outcomes. Antoine was awarded a UTS Teaching and Leaning citation in 2010. Antoine proactively engages in building strong institutional relations with business and stakeholders’ communities in line with the mission of the University.
Antoine has significant senior management experience both in academe and industry and is a key member of various industry and academic networks. Antoine has extensive experience as advisor, researcher and consultant; his focus is on strategic analyses, dynamic capabilities and business modelling. Antoine regularly consults and advises to international and national organisations on turnaround strategies, restructuring, strategy planning, alliance formation, mergers and acquisitions and demergers.
As an academic researcher his particular interests are in shaping strategies, strategic alliances, and additive manufacturing / digital technologies. As an international visiting professor Antoine presents courses and regularly interacts with academics and administrators in New York, Ottawa, Paris, Toulouse, Reims, and Hong Kong from leading AACSB accredited business schools and consequently he also has considerable understanding of international policy and best practice in business education.
Doctorant en droit de l'Union européenne, Université de Strasbourg
Anton is Principal and Vice Chancellor, University of Glasgow. He was educated at The High School of Glasgow and the University of Glasgow, where he graduated M.A. (Hons) in Political Economy (1984) and took a Ph.D. in Economics (1989). He was a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Glasgow from 1984 to 1992, and Daniel Jack Professor of Political Economy from 1992 until 2007. He was Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, 2000 to 2004, and Vice-Principal (Strategy, Budgeting and Advancement) from 2004 until 2007. After two years as Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Heriot Watt University, he returned to University of Glasgow to take up his present post in 2009.
Professor Muscatelli has been a consultant to the World Bank and the European Commission, and was a member of the Panel of Economic Advisers of the Secretary of State for Scotland from 1998 to 2000. Since 2007, he has been an adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee on monetary policy, and in 2008 he was appointed to chair an independent expert group for the Calman Commission on Devolution, set up by the Scottish Parliament and led by the Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Sir Kenneth Calman.
He chaired the Research and Commercialisation Committee of Universities Scotland in 2007-08 and from 2008 to 2010 was Convener of Universities Scotland and Vice-President of Universities UK. He was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2001, and of the CESifo Economics Research Institute in Munich in 1999 In 2009 he was appointed Knight Commander (Commendatore) of the Republic of Italy for services to Economics and Higher Education. In 2012 he was awarded an honorary doctorate (Ll.D) from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. In April 2012 he was appointed to the Board of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) which provides funding and oversight of all of Scotland's Colleges and Universities. From 2014 he is Honorary President of the David Hume Institute, succeeding Lord Steel. He has held visiting appointments in many universities, including in 2014, Guest Professor of Nankai University, Tianjin, China.
Dr Antonio Malfense Fierro completed his PhD at Edinburgh University Business School in 2012 and joined Hull University Business School in May 2013. In May 2010 he was selected as one of the 100 global ‘Young Leaders of Tomorrow’ for the St Gallen Symposium in St Gallen, Switzerland. During 2010-2011 he was the first ‘Chazen Visiting Scholar’ at the Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia University Business School, in the city of New York. He has also more recently (2013) been a visiting researcher at Makerere University Business School in Uganda, investigating large scale successful portfolio entrepreneurs in addition to work with the STEP family business consortium. In 2014 he was invited to the London School of Economics (LSE) Africa summit as an academic advisory panel member.
During his PhD Antonio worked for a year with Edinburgh Universities Student business Incubator. He has also conducted consultancy projects in Southern Africa and has worked at a prominent New York, Venture Capital Fund. Antonio was an accomplished amateur water polo player before injury put an end to his playing career in 2011/2012. He is a qualified water polo coach and represented the Scottish Universities Team (national selection) as a player for three seasons (2006, 2008, 2009), receiving a half blue and colours for this and other achievements, from the Edinburgh University Sports Union. He is a keen golfer, angler and a live sports enthusiast
Dr Malfense Fierro is particularly interested in the role of large scale (or portfolio entrepreneurship) in economic development in Africa and elsewhere. This underlines a broad interest in African business and entrepreneurship which he teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. More specifically, he is fascinated by the relationship between risk and entrepreneurship and how risk is managed over time by entrepreneurs in different environments.
Antonio is currently assessing existing measures of ‘entrepreneurial environments’ and their practical applicability and relevance to entrepreneurs and policy-makers. He is also investigating the role of portfolio entrepreneurship in African economic growth and development. Other interests, include the growth processes of entrepreneurial business groups in rapidly, developing and growing markets and other interests in family business and venture capital.
His interests and capabilities also extend to undertaking business opportunity assessments and information gathering that is focused on different industries and markets within African countries, or in environments where the gathering or accessing such information is severely challenging.
At the Hintzelab we are researching the evolution of natural and artificial intelligence. We use computational modeling to understand what environments and evolutionary pressures give rise to intelligence, and how cognitive mechanisms evolved. At the same time we want to bring about Artificial Intelligence by the means of evolution. The idea is that conventional approaches in software design will ultimately be limited to our understanding of the human brain, and we simply don’t want to wait until cognitive- and neuro-science figured “it” out, but instead use the one process that already made cognitive entities: evolution!
Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Notre Dame Australia
I received a PhD from the English department of the University of Sydney for my thesis, Action! America: The Impulse to Action in American Literature and Film.
Arin Keeble's research focuses on the way contemporary literature and culture represents and responds to terrorism, crisis and disaster. Under this umbrella he is working in three distinct areas: the '9/11 novel', narratives of Hurricane Katrina and contemporary American television (particularly David Simon and TV audiences in the UK). He currently has significant projects underway in each of these areas.
The '9/11 Novel' – Dr Keeble's work in this area has sought to move beyond a polarised critical paradigm that has pitted domestic narratives of trauma in opposition to more outwardly facing political narratives. This was the subject of Dr Keeble's doctoral research, and he has published three peer reviewed articles in Modern Language Review, Reconstruction and European Journal of American Culture in this area. Additionally, his monograph, The 9/11 Novel: Trauma, Politics and Identity was published by McFarland in 2014. His most current work in this area is an article on Thomas Pynchon's Bleeding Edge (2013) entitled 'Before and After in Bleeding Edge', which is under review.
Narratives of Hurricane Katrina – Dr Keeble's work on Katrina focusses on the ways in which literary, cinematic and televisual narratives of Katrina respond not just to the Katrina crisis, but also to the politics of the War on Terror, and to the perceived apolitical nature of many early narratives of 9/11. Dr Keeble's first publication in this area was 'The Aggregation of Politics in Dave Eggers Zeitoun' which appeared in the peer reviewed Journal of Comparative American Studies (13.3). Dr Keeble has also guest edited a special issue of European Journal of American Cultures which comes out later this year, and includes his article on David Simon's television series Treme (2009-2013) 'Won't Bow, Don't Know How: Treme, and New Orleans Exceptionalism'. Additionally Dr Keeble is working on a new monograph on Katrina narratives which will appear in 2017.
American Television – Dr Keeble's first published work in this area was a co-edited collection of essays with Dr Ivan Stacy (Hong Kong Baptist University) on David Simon's The Wire (2002-2008) which appeared in 2015, The Wire and America's Dark Corners: Critical Essays. Dr Stacy and Dr Keeble have continued to collaborate on the subject of David Simon's television; their co-guest edited special issue of European Journal of American Cultures features eight new essays on Simon. Dr Keeble's interest in US television extends to the way it is received by UK audiences and he is developing an audience studies partnership project with a colleague at Durham University and two major UK cultural cinemas.