Lecturer in Non Profit Leadership, Clemson University
Ali Dubin is a graduate of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management at Clemson University in Community Recreation, Sport, and Camp Management. She is a lecturer in Non-Profit Leadership and a Hospitality Certificate Program for Clemson University. Her research focuses on issues in camp administration and camp healthcare, with a specific focus on children with Severe Food Allergy and the constraints to participation that they face.
PhD candidate, Western Sydney University
Ali Hammoud is a PhD candidate at Western Sydney University. He is broadly interested in Shīʿīsm and Islamicate intellectual history. His doctoral project examines Maḥbūb al-Qulūb, a little-known doxography authored by 17th century Shīʿī philosopher Qutb al-Dīn Ashkivarī. He has published “Interpretations of Qurʾānic Violence in Shīʿī Islam,” in Violence and Peace in Sacred Texts: An Interreligious Perspective, edited by Maria Power and Helen Paynter, 165-186, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 and “That I May Unfold The Pain Of Yearning.” Sydney Review of Books, 2023.
Lecturer in Criminal Justice, University of Leeds
My research interests include police governance, the role of experts in public and policing policy and diversity in policing. I join University of Leeds in May 2023. I have worked as Assistant Professor in Criminology and Policing at Northumbria University (2019-2023) and Associate Inspector for His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland (2017-2021). I have written extensively about police governance arrangements in Scotland following the amalgamation of local forces and the creation of the Scottish Police Authority in 2013. I have also assisted HMICS with thematic inspections on police governance, training and development and local policing. More recently, I have conducted research examining the impact of English as an additional language (EAL) on police recruitment, progression and specialist roles, funded by the Policing Uplift Programme.
Associate Vice President for Research and Bighley Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Iowa
Dr. Aliasger Salem is the Associate Vice President for Research for the University of Iowa, Bighley Chair and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and an elected member of the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Board of Directors. Dr. Salem is Leader of the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and co-director of the Nanotoxicology core at the Environmental Health Sciences Research Center. He was educated in applied chemistry at Aston University of Science and Technology, Birmingham, UK (BSc 1998; 1st class honors). He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham, UK in 2002. He then received postdoctoral training at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine until 2004. He is an elected fellow of the AAPS, an elected fellow of the Controlled Release Society (CRS), an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). His research interests are primarily focused on advanced drug delivery systems. He is the author of over 250 peer-reviewed scholarly publications and has published in journals that include Science Advances, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Nature Reviews Urology and Science Translational Medicine. Dr. Salem regularly serves on international and national grant review panels for organizations that include the American Cancer Society, the National Institutes for Health (NIH), and the Department of Defense: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. For example, he is currently a chartered member of the NIH Advancing Therapeutics study section. In 2020, Dr. Salem was awarded the Hancher-Finkbine Medallion and the Leadership in Research Award by the University of Iowa for life-time achievements in drug delivery research over his career to date.
Dr Alice de Jonge is a senior lecturer in the department of Business Law and Taxation.
Alice has travelled extensively throughout Asia and speaks Mandarin and Chinese. She lived and studied in Shanghai (Fudan University), and was a visiting scholar at Nanjing University. She has provided written advice for the Central and East European Law Initiative of the American Bar Association, and provided advice in cases before the Refugee Review Tribunal.
Alice was awarded the LawAsia Research Award in 1998, and has also been the recipient of a number of travelling scholarships and research grants.
Alice has also been involved in the design and delivery of a number of AusAid-funded international trade law short-courses aimed at government officials from Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Burma.
Her research and supervision interests include corporate governance in Asia, cross-border issues of corporate governance in China and Hong Kong, women directors in China and India, Australia-China relations, international law and its applicability to transnational corporations, sovereign bankruptcy, and international law and unequal treaties in international law.
Associate Professor of Demography and Deputy Research Director in the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL
I am Associate Professor in Demography and Research Director at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies located in the UCL Social Research Institute.
My research interests span a number of substantive areas in social demography and epidemiology. My research has examined the association between advanced maternal age and child well-being, with a particular focus on whether and how it varies across different groups of the population and time periods. I am currently the PI of an ERC Starting Grant investigating families the effects of Medically Assisted Reproduction on children, adults and families. More generally, I am interested in whether, and if so how, family processes are associated with children and adults’ well-being. My research has been published in demography, multidisciplinary and medical journals such as the Lancet, PNAS, Demography and the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Molecular Biologist, The University of Queensland
I am a plant molecular physiologist in the Mitter Lab at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation. Our team primarily focuses on innovating tissue culture technologies for plant species in close partnership with industry and stakeholders. We deliver world-first propagation protocols for difficult and recalcitrant crops species as well as biotechnologies for crop improvement and cryobanking of recalcitrant plant germplasm. We also have a dedicated research stream in crop genomics and molecular biology. We aim to improve efficiency and resilience in our plant industries as well as support conservation of our key germplasm and endangered species. Our flagship species has been the avocado, and our team has been involved with producing the first genome sequence for avocado as well as the world's first commercial tissue culture pipelines for avocado propagation and cryopreservation. We are now extending this to other key crop species such as macadamia, as well as endangered native species with collaborators. Our ongoing vision is continued extension of these technologies to new species and crops for both horticultural and environmental outcomes.
Postgraduate Researcher, University of Leeds
I am a postgraduate researcher at the University of Leeds School of Design. My research interests lie in quantifying the release of microplastics from the domestic laundry of textile fabrics.
PhD Student, The University of Queensland
Alice Masterson is a Visiting Lecturer in Music at the University of York and Fordham London. Her research interests include posthumous fame; the singing voice and its ascribed meanings; audience perception of ‘authenticity’; and women's experiences in music. Her doctoral thesis explored the posthumous legacies of female musicians who were vilified for their lifestyles while living, particularly the ways in which they seem to find public ‘redemption’ through death.
Research fellow, University of York
LLM in International Human Rights Law and Practice (York), PhD Law (York)
I joined York Law School in 2011, where I completed an LLB and then an LLM at the Centre for Applied Human Rights. I will also be completing an Economic and Social Research Council PhD studentship on EU workers’ social rights in the UK in 2020, where I have undertaken placements at the AIRE Centre and Glendon College, York University in Toronto. I am currently a Research Fellow working on the EU Legal Action Research Clinic - a ESRC Governance After Brexit project (EEA PSRC).
Prior to this, I have worked at the Public Law Project as a Research Fellow looking at the EU Settlement Scheme and as a caseworker at the Refugee Council.
Associate Lecturer, University of Nairobi
Dr Alice Akinyi Kaudia attained her PhD qualifications in 1996 from the University of East Anglia, the United Kingdom. She served at Kenya Forestry Research for 1.5 decades (1988-2003).
Her sequent focus on development oriented reassert include : (i) Associate Lecturer at Institute of Climate Change and Adaptation, University of Nairobi (2016 to date) with focus on teaching post graduate students, research supervision and review of research proposals by post graduate students. (ii) She is also an affiliate at Tangaza University College where she has been one of the four Africa juries (2022 and 2023) for small research grants through the Service Learning program. This program covers Catholic Higher Education Institutions in seven region across the word. It aims at enabling students to apply lessons learnt in classroom situation to real life for experiential learning. The research grants are awarded competitively.
Alice has published in the field of agroforestry, wetlands management, and climate change, climate change insurance as adaptation measure and air pollution.
Professor, GIBS, University of Pretoria
Prof Alicia Fourie is a full-time faculty member at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and lectures in macroeconomics and microeconomics. Prior to joining GIBS, she lectured at the North-West University for 10 years in economics and acted as subject convenor for introduction to micro-and macroeconomics for many years. Prof Fourie was also involved with the distance education programme UNIVPREP. During her time at the North-West University, she received numerous teaching awards from the university and Media24.
Prof Fourie has a PhD in economics education and has several peer-reviewed articles published in national and international journals relating to economics education, tourism economics and behavioural economics. Currently, she is focusing her research on behavioural economics and the informal labour market.
Prof Fourie was part of Green Bubbles (2015-2019), which was an EU-funded project dedicated to sustainable scuba diving. The Green Bubbles project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement. Furthermore, she was part of a project to use tourism as a tool for poverty reduction in Southern Africa (2018-2019). This project was funded by the British Academy through the Newton Mobility Grant Scheme.
Research Projects Officer, CSIRO
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science with Honours from the University of Queensland (Qld, Australia) in 2011, and gained a doctorate from the Curtin University (WA, Australia) in 2017. I undertook a post-doctoral position at the Australian National University (ACT, Australia) in 2018-2019, and joined the National Research Collections Australia at CSIRO in 2020. My interests include using ancient and historical DNA to study evolution, and improving molecular methods to recover DNA from fossils and museum specimens.
Master's Student in Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Alicia received her Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Science with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she is also completing her M.S. degree. Her Master’s research focuses on the racial-sexual geographies of incarceration in the United States. She also contributes to various research projects around cities, housing and technology using critical GIS methods.
Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health, UCL
Professor Sir Alimuddin Zumla is professor of infectious diseases and international health at University College London. He is also a consultant infectious diseases at UCLH, honorary consultant at Royal Free Hospital, and holds a UK NIHR senior Investigator award. His London and overseas research activities span the interface between clinical investigation and biomedical science, with the long-term goals of understanding the pathogenesis of respiratory tract infections, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases with epidemic potential, afflicting adults and children, and developing methods for rapid diagnosis, better treatment and control.
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Aston University
Dr Patelli holds a PhD in computer science awarded by Aston University in 2017, and one in systems engineering awarded by her Romanian alma mater in 2011. She specialises in evolutionary computation, a type of biologically-inspired Artificial Intelligence.
Her focus is on genetic programming with transfer learning and its applications in smart cities, specifically traffic modelling and prediction. Dr Patelli is also interested in autonomic, knowledge-based systems, and self-adaptation and self-organisation in computing.
PhD Candidate in English Literature, The University of Edinburgh
I am a PhD candidate conducting research at the intersections of English literature, the history of sexuality, and the medical humanities. I am a member of the Culture and the Reproductive Body research network. From the aesthetics of abortion in early twentieth-century women's literature to sadomasochism and plant subjectivity in contemporary fiction, my research interests span literary and theoretical engagements with the body, nature, and sexuality. My current research is focussed on the representation of abortion in British women's literature from 1900-1940. In the past, I have written about abortion in America in the early twentieth century, in post-colonial literature, in politics, and in queer theory. I have also written about ecocriticism, feminist theory, queer theory, and posthumanism.
Program Lead, Business, Economy and Governance at the Institute for Sustainable Futures., University of Technology Sydney
Alison Atherton is Program Lead of the Business, Economy and Governance Program at the Institute for Sustainable Futures. She has a background in social sciences, chartered accountancy audit and advisory, and over a decade of experience in sustainability research and consultancy. The consistent theme underpinning Alison's research is organisational and societal change for sustainability. Her research focuses on sustainable finance and corporate sustainability. Within these themes, evaluation, assessment, performance indicators and frameworks have been core elements of her work. Alison is particularly interested in understanding how businesses and the finance sector can support achievement of the Paris Climate Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals through responsible investment and corporate sustainability.
Prior to joining ISF, Alison worked for KPMG on corporate sustainability and prior to that, she worked for the UK's leading sustainable development organisation Forum for the Future, developing tools for monetising organisations environmental and social impacts. Alison is a member of ASFI's Capability Reference Group and previously a member of the Taxonomy Advisory Group. She is Chair of Coast 4C, a social enterprise, a supplier of sustainable seaweed.
Assistant Professor, School of Child and Youth Care, University of Victoria
Alison Gerlach is an Assistant Professor who joined the School of Child & Youth Care at the University of Victoria in British Columbia in August 2018. Alison’s research and scholarship focuses on informing systems change for equity-oriented child- and family-centred care in diverse early years and healthcare contexts with Indigenous and non-Indigenous families and children who experience structural forms of marginalization and a greater risk of health inequities.
Alison’s work draws on 25 years of providing occupational therapy with dis/abled children in diverse community and family contexts, and in partnership with Indigenous organizations and First Nations in British Columbia. Alison is particularly interested in the continuities between children’s early experiences of adversity, dis/ability, and health inequities and the development of inclusive, responsive, and equity-oriented structural, organizational, and practice level approaches. She is committed to community-based participatory research that engages with communities, organizations, families, and children as research partners.
Adjunct Senior Research Fellow, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, La Trobe University
Alison Pennington is an economist and writer. She is an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow in Politics, Philosophy and Economics at La Trobe University, and the author of Gen F'd: How Young Australians Can Reclaim Their Uncertain Futures (Crikey Reads/Hardie Grant).
Senior lecturer, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Wollongong
Dr Alison Tomlin is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Skills at the University of Wollongong, and a member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Her areas of interest include medical education with a focus on communication skills, professionalism and reflective practice.
Marine biologist, Rhodes University
Senior Lecturer in Landscape Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
I mostly teach landscape ecology and field botany for undergraduate students. At the post-graduate level, I develop and lead courses in using the R environment to handle data and perform GIS analyses.
I'm interested in the role of humans in determining changes in biodiversity and distributions over time. In particular, I want to know changes in landscape and climate during the past century have shaped patterns of biodiversity today. Using historical and present-day maps and species inventories, I look at the changes in biodiversity that have already happened in response to environmental change, with the hope that that knowledge can be used to conserve biodiversity now and in the future.
I am also very interested in the dispersal of plant species in time and space, and how this is driven directly and indirectly by humans through management and landscape structure. Seeds can move in any number of ways related to human activity, while dormancy in the seed bank can act to buffer biodiversity during times of unsuitable conditions. I think that understanding how species move in time and space will help us to understand their responses to environmental pressures and conservation actions.
Professor of Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Professor Rieu-Clarke's research interests lie in the interface between international law, sustainable development and transboundary waters. Alistair’s research has taken him to many of the major transboundary river basins in the world, and he has conducted several major multi-disciplinary research projects in Europe, Southern and Eastern Africa, Central America and South-East Asia. Since September 2017, Alistair has been working as a legal advisor to one of the UN agencies responsible for the implementation of the SDGs, namely the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). As well as working for UNECE on SDG6.5.2 (transboundary water cooperation), Alistair has assisted in the implementation of the pilot reporting mechanism under the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes.
Dr Alix Woolard has a Ph.D. in Psychology and researches ways to better understand and treat childhood trauma. Dr Woolard is a senior researcher at Embrace at Telethon Kids.
Senior Lecturer and Researcher, University of Hertfordshire
I am a multidisciplinary researcher interested in contemporary leisure experiences and wellbeing. This includes research in gerontology, tourism, festivals and events, family sociology, family management, marginalisation, mental health and wellbeing, neurodiversity, equity of experiences and human rights.
Law Teacher, University of Sydney
Allan McCay is an Affiliate Member of the Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics, at Macquarie University and teaches at the University of Sydney Foundation Program.
He has taught at the law schools of the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales, and the Business School at the University of Sydney. Allan trained as a solicitor in Scotland and has also practiced in Hong Kong
He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2013 and his thesis considered the ethical and legal merits of behavioural genetics based pleas in mitigation in sentencing. He is interested in free will, philosophy of punishment and the criminal law’s response to neuroscience.
Professor in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Monash University
Allen Cheng is a specialist in infectious diseases and an epidemiologist. He is Professor/Director of Infectious Diseases at Monash Health and the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, and is involved in the treatment of patients with infectious diseases, and providing advice to governments on communicable diseases control. He is also involved in in surveillance for influenza-related hospital admissions through the FluCAN system, based at 21 hospitals nationally. He was previously Deputy Victorian Chief Health Officer, and a past Co-Chair of the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and the Advisory Committee for Vaccines.
Lecturer in tourism planning and development, CQUniversity Australia
Tropical cities are my research area, especially how many are developing from being the 'supporting act' to the 'main event' for tourists. My research looks particularly at how tropical cities are innovating their urban landscapes to move beyond the traditional huts, colonial-style architecture, beaches and palm trees and emerge as complex and cosmopolitan sites of tourist and resident activity.
I recently submitted my PhD through James Cook University on Urban design and tourism in the tropics. I have worked as a tourism research and development consultant and strategic planner for a number of years, and hold a BSc (Hons) (Geography) from Victoria University of Wellington, NZ (1998).
Graduate Research Assistant, Boise State University
Allison is finishing her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering from Boise State University. She holds undergraduate degrees in Environmental Chemistry and in Political Science, and has a passion for applying her technical skills to tackle sustainability problems.
Research Scholar; Clinical Director of Children and Family Programs, Kennesaw State University
Dr. Garefino is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and earned her Ph.D. in clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She is the Clinical Director of the Children and Family Programs (CFP) and Research Scholar in Wellstar College of Health and Human Services at Kennesaw State University (KSU). She was a Part-Time Assistant Professor in the psychology department of KSU, and the recipient of their Part-Time Distinguished Teaching Award three years in a row. Her clinical and research interests include increasing the dissemination and effectiveness of behavioral interventions for the treatment of the disruptive behavior disorders across multiple settings.
Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of North Dakota
Allison Kelliher, MD, is Koyukon Athabascan, Dena, from Nome, Alaska. She is the Director of the American Indian Collaborative Research Network (AICoRN), a Practice-Based Research Network at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences where she is also an Assistant Professor. She also serves as faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine and University of Alaska Anchorage and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of American Indian Physicians. She is the first and only physician trained as a Traditional Healer in a Tribal Health setting and weaves this into her practice as a Family and Integrative Physician. She is a board member for the Association of American Indian Physicians, and University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumnus of the year. She recently published a chapter in a textbook Walking Together, Working Together Engaging Wisdom for Indigenous Well-Being.
Allison M. Macfarlane is Professor of Science and Technology Policy at George Washington University and Director of the Center for International Science and Technology Policy at the University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. She recently served as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from July, 2012 until December, 2014. As Chairman, Dr. Macfarlane had ultimate responsibility for the safety of all U.S. commercial nuclear reactors, for the regulation of medical radiation and nuclear waste in the U.S., and for representing the U.S. in negotiations with international nuclear regulators. She was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate. She was the agency’s 15th Chairman, its 3rd woman chair, and the only person with a background in geology to serve on the Commission.
Dr. Macfarlane holds a doctorate in geology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's of science degree in geology from the University of Rochester. During her academic career, she held fellowships at Radcliffe College, MIT, Stanford, and Harvard Universities. She has been on the faculty at Georgia Tech in Earth Science and International Affairs and at George Mason University in Environmental Science and Policy.
From 2010 to 2012 she served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future, created by the Obama Administration to make recommendations about a national strategy for dealing with the nation's high-level nuclear waste. She has served on National Academy of Sciences panels on nuclear energy and nuclear weapons issues. Dr. Macfarlane has also chaired the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the folks who set the “doomsday clock.”
Her research has focused on environmental policy and international security issues associated with nuclear energy. Her expertise is in nuclear waste disposal, nuclear energy, regulatory issues, and science and technology policy. As Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, she pushed for a more open dialogue with the public, for greater engagement with international nuclear regulators and, following the Fukushima accident, for stricter safety protocols at U.S. nuclear reactors. She also advocated for a more family-friendly workplace. She has spoken on a wide range of topics, from women and science to nuclear policy and regulatory politics.
In 2006, MIT Press published a book she co-edited, Uncertainty Underground: Yucca Mountain and the Nation's High-Level Nuclear Waste, which explored technical issues at the proposed waste disposal facility at Yucca Mountain, Nevada. Dr. Macfarlane has published extensively in academia and her work has appeared in Science, Nature, American Scientist, The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, and Environment Magazine.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology , Harvard University
Dr. Bryant Mantha’s clinical, research, and health policy interests concern racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in obstetrical care and pregnancy outcomes. She is particularly interested in expanding health care coverage of women’s health and family planning before and between pregnancies as a means to improving birth outcomes for underserved women. She pursued additional research methodology training at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and completed a KL2 award at UCSF and an Amos Medical Faculty Development Award through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Her research uses mixed methods to determine barriers to and impact of interconception care on pregnancy outcomes in low-income populations.