Professor of Psychology, UMass Lowell
Allyssa McCabe, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at University of Massachusetts Lowell. She founded and co-edited the journal Narrative Inquiry and has researched how narrative develops with age, the way parents can encourage narration, cultural differences in narration, and interrelationships between the development of narrative, vocabulary, and phonological awareness. With David Dickinson, she has developed a theoretical approach to early literacy called the Comprehensive Language Approach, which looks at ways that the various strands of oral and written language (e.g., vocabulary, phonological awareness, print knowledge) affect each other in the acquisition of full literacy. A key concern is with assessment of preschool-aged children, especially preventing misdiagnosis of cultural differences in language use as deficits. With Chien-ju Chang, she most recently published Chinese Language Narration with John Benjamins. She conducted a successful intervention with preschool children attending the Bartlett School in Lowell, enlisting graduate and undergraduate students to build the oral language skills such children need in order to learn to read and write. With Khanh Dinh, she was funded to study the narrative life stories of Latino and Cambodian high school students in Lowell. With Jana Sladkova, she was funded to study the narratives of immigrant children in Lowell.
Professor of Management, Tufts University
Alnoor Ebrahim is a Professor of Management at The Fletcher School, and the Tisch College of Civic Life, at Tufts University. His research addresses several core dilemmas of social change facing businesses, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies: What strategies should they adopt for delivering and scaling social change? How can they best measure and improve their impacts? How should they design their governance and accountability? How can they influence “system” problems such as global poverty that require collective action?
Many of these questions are addressed in Professor Ebrahim’s book, Measuring Social Change: Performance and Accountability in a Complex World (Stanford University Press), which has received multiple awards, including from the Financial Times and Impact & Sustainable Finance Faculty Consortium, and The Alliance for Nonprofit Management. He is also author of the award-winning NGOs and Organizational Change: Discourse, Reporting, and Learning and is co-editor of Global Accountabilities: Participation, Pluralism, and Public Ethics (both with Cambridge University Press).
Alnoor serves on advisory boards to the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) and the World Bank's Global Partnership for Social Accountability (GPSA). He previously served on an advisory board to IRIS+ at the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), a working group established by the G7 to create global guidelines on social impact measurement, on Acumen’s Lean Data advisory council, and on the board of Imago Global Grassroots. He has also worked with the NGO Leaders Forum, an annual gathering of CEOs of large humanitarian development organizations. His previous research on accountability mechanisms within the World Bank led to a Congressional Testimony on improving the Bank’s information disclosure policy.
Professor Ebrahim teaches courses on leadership and strategy, and in executive programs at Fletcher, Harvard, and Georgetown. Prior to joining the Fletcher faculty, he taught at Harvard Business School, where he chaired two executive programs for social sector leaders, and also at Virginia Tech. Professor Ebrahim received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Stanford University, and his bachelor of science from M.I.T.
PhD researcher, University of Sydney
I'm a neuromorphic engineer with a PhD from the University of Sydney. I have 3+ years experience in designing AI learning tasks and algorithms for neuro-inspired systems.
My main research focus is on the interplay between structure and function in neuro-memristive nanowire networks. I also have degrees in psychology (with a computer science minor) and philosophy, as well as a First-Class honours in neuroscience.
My interests lie at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, nanotechnology and philosophy; in areas such as brain-computer interface, neuroengineering and neuromorphics.
Doctoral Researcher in Cyber Security, Royal Holloway University of London
Alpesh Bhudia is a Doctoral candidate at the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber-Security for the Everyday, Information Security Group, Royal Holloway University of London.
His research focuses on exploitation of security flaws and design-time assumptions by extortionware and ransomware, and the remediation of those issues. His early work focused on leveraging secure enclaves (SGX) to protect ransomware keys from anti-ransomware software (e.g., Paybreak), in the interest of highlighting the lack of depth in contemporary anti-ransomware approaches . This has since evolved into a body of work that includes Proof-of-Stake validators (staking pool operators/investors) as potential targets for next generation ransomware. His research interests include trusted execution environments, user security, ransomware, cyber extortion, and decentralised systems modelling to identify novel exploits and develop countermeasures.
Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley
Alva Noë is a writer and a philosopher living in Berkeley and New York. He works on the nature of mind and human experience. He is the author of "Action in Perception" (MIT Press, 2004); "Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness" (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2009); "Varieties of Presence" (Harvard University Press, 2012); "Strange Tools: Art and Human Nature" (Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 2015); and "Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark" (Oxford University Press, 2019). His latest book is "Learning To Look: Dispatches from the Art World" (Oxford, 2022).
Alva received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1995 and is a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley, where he is also a member of the Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences and the Center for New Media. He previously was a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has been philosopher-in-residence with The Forsythe Company and has also collaborated creatively with dance artists Deborah Hay, Nicole Peisl, Jess Curtis, Claire Cunningham, Katye Coe, and Charlie Morrissey. Alva is a 2012 recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship and a former fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He is a 2018 recipient of the Judd/Hume Prize in Advanced Visual Studies. He was a weekly contributor to National Public Radio’s now defunct science blog 13.7: Cosmos and Culture. Until 2025 Alva is an Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Free University in Berlin, where he is the director of the Reorganizing Ourselves research group.
Assistant Professor, Phyllis Northway Faculty Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Alvin Thomas, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and the Phyllis Northway Faculty Fellow at the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a clinical psychologist and the founder and host of the Black Fatherhood Podcast. Dr. Thomas' research explores positive youth development and father involvement especially among Black families.
Research associate, The University of Queensland
I am a marine research scientist with a particular interest in mangroves.
enseignant-chercheur, Université Gaston Berger
Aly Tandian est enseignant-chercheur au département de sociologie de l’Université Gaston Berger de Saint-Louis et directeur du Groupe d’études et de recherches sur les migrations et faits de sociétés (GERM).
Senior Lecturer, Exercise and Sport Psychology, University of South Australia
Alyson is a Senior Lecturer in Sport & Exercise Psychology at the University of South Australia. She is passionate about all things physical activity and sport-related, and specialises in the area of group dynamics and social influence. Her research spans topics like group cohesion, the home advantage, social norms, and mental wellbeing in athletes.
Teaching Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Humanities, and Philosophy, West Virginia University
Alyssa Beall received her PhD in Religion from Syracuse University in 2010. She is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Programs for Religious Studies and Humanities in the Department of Philosophy at West Virginia University. Her teaching and research centers on Religion, Ethics, and Popular Culture, particularly how media sources both impact and reflect our actions in society.
PhD Candidate in Organizational Behaviour, researching workplace safety, at Smith School of Business, Queen's University, Ontario
I am a PhD Candidate at Smith School of Business, Queen's University. My research focuses on workplace safety, particularly the consequences of work injuries and fatalities for family members, coworkers, and leaders. My father was killed in a workplace incident when she was 11 years old which has driven my interest and passion in my research topic.
Senior Research Fellow, University of Sydney
To help people achieve optimal mental health and wellbeing across their lifespan, Dr Milton's focus is on working with communities to co-produce child, youth and adult mental health and wellbeing programs using participatory design and evaluation methodologies. The goal is to make face-to-face and digital programs more meaningful to the people who use them.
Dr Milton is a Psychologist, a Researcher Fellow at The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine & Health and the Deputy Director of the People Program for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course. Dr Milton is a scientific advisor for multiple non-government organisations such as SANE Australia and the Raise Foundation, has founded and directs an Australia-wide Qualitative Research Network. Dr Milton has worked for two decades across academic and senior management roles in the mental health sector in Australia and the UK. She was a Principal Research Associate/Senior Research Clinician and lecturer for University College London (UCL) where she advised on, and implemented, interventions delivered across NHS mental health services.
PhD Student in Sociology, Vanderbilt University
Alyssa Davis received her B.A. in Psychology from Clemson University in 2020, and her M.A. in Social Sciences from Clemson University in 2022. Her research interests include gender, sexuality, masculinity, sexual assault, and online social movements. Her master’s thesis focused on analyzing an online, predominately male, hate group and their constructions of masculinity and masculine power. Additional projects Alyssa has been on have analyzed Reddit comments in response to Drag Queen Story Hour, evaluated of the effectiveness of SAMFEs in sexual assault cause outcomes, and studied constructions of sexual consent online.
Chargé de cours et chercheur en études des conflits, Université Saint-Paul / Saint Paul University
Amadou Ghouenzen Mfondi a un doctorat en études de conflits à l'Université Saint-Paul, à Ottawa au Canada. Il est chargé de cours. Ses recherches portent sur les conflits identitaires, les politiques d'identité et le processus de paix et de résolution de conflits dans les sociétés nationales soumises à des dynamiques de fragmentation.
My current preoccupation concerns interrogation of violence in the political process. There are three interrelated intellectual queries I am pursuing while using violence as the abiding theme. The first one examines the Politics of Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts. The second one evaluates the Role of Violence in the Sacred. And the third one explores ways of Managing Violence in Post-Conflict Societies.
My other subsidiary research interests are: ethno-politics; conservative nationalism; religious radicalism; and peace-building in deeply divided societies.
Lecturer in Nutrition, University of Nottingham
Amanda Avery worked as a community dietitian in Southern Derbyshire for over 22 years, with both a public health remit and as a clinician working in primary care, before moving to Nottingham University in 2009 as a lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics.
A period of time was spent working in the Public Health department with the remit to develop a local Obesity Strategy. This was developed and launched in 2000 so was very much one of the first local obesity strategies available! During the secondment period there was also the opportunity to explore the feasibility of Primary Care working in partnership with the commercial slimming sector and project managing this piece of research. This became the evidence base for the slimming on referral scheme which is now part of many local weight management pathways across the country. It was also the start of my involvement with Slimming World where I have now worked on a part-time basis for the past 10 years as a Consultant dietitian in weight management. This provides many opportunities to keep totally up-to-date with all the developments in weight management and to be involved in developments within the Company - for example being involved in the development of a programme for teenagers and more recently involvement in a RCT developing an intervention to support appropriate weight management during pregnancy.
Other areas of interest, developed throughout those many years of community work, are community development, infant nutrition - chairing the group involved in the development of a local infant feeding policy (all 4editions), school meals, diabetes management and behaviour change techniques. One of my greatest achievements, (in my eyes), was my involvement in the Change to Cup campaign which has the potential to have a significant influence on nutritional intake. It is great to see that at last more emphasis is being placed on getting nutrition right from a very young age and indeed re-prioritising pregnancy as a key time.
Professor of Behavioural Medicine, Loughborough University
Amanda is a Professor of Behavioural Medicine and an NIHR Research Professor in Public Health. Amanda is also the Director of the Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour (CLiMB). Her work is focused on investigating the effects of lifestyle interventions on health outcomes. Amanda has a particular interest in testing lifestyle interventions that can be delivered by health care professionals within routine NHS consultations. She is the chief investigator on several on-going trials that are examining the effectiveness of community and general practice based physical activity and weight management interventions. Amanda currently leads a programme of work around testing the effects of physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE) food labelling on the purchase and consumption of food and drinks, and the role of standing desks during GP consultations. Amanda works closely with public health organisations, the NHS and other stakeholders. She is most interested in conducting randomised controlled trials, but also has a strong interest in conducting systematic reviews and interrogating large datasets. Amanda currently receives funding from a range of funding bodies and leads the following research awards:
Amanda du Preez is Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Pretoria, where she teaches Visual Culture Studies. She obtained a DPhil in English from the University of South Africa on the topic of cyberfeminism and embodiment in 2003. She has co-edited South African visual culture (2005); edited Taking a hard look: gender and visual culture (2009) and authored Gendered bodies and new technologies: rethinking embodiment in a cyber-era (2009). She served as assistant editor of two accredited journals, Image & Text and De Arte. Currently she serves on the editorial board of Gender Questions, advisory board Persona Studies, the VIAD (UJ) advisory board, and most notably the International Association for Visual Culture. She has a C2 rating from the NRF and received the award as researcher of the year (Arts Cluster) in 2013 and Lecturer of the Year (Humanities) in 2015.
Research focus areas: critical visual culture, feminist theory, gender, embodiment, cyber culture, the sublime, self-portraiture, social media, selfies, place and sense of belonging, digital humanities
Senior Research Officer, Massey University
Dr Amanda Eng is a Senior Research Officer at the Research Centre for Hauora and Health (RCHH) at Massey University. She has considerable experience in conducting epidemiological studies in the field of occupational exposure and health. Dr Eng is currently working on a programme of research focusing on occupational health and national meta-data, including a recently completed study examining occupational risk factors for cardiovascular disease and a study examining occupational risk factors for mental health, as well as a number of collaborative projects with WorkSafe.
Assistant Professor of Invertebrate Ecology at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, San José State University
My research broadly focuses on the movement of food energy (carbon) within and between ecosystems, and on how animals facilitate this movement – especially in the food-starved deep sea. This research has involved studies of deep-sea sponges and octopuses from extinct underwater volcanoes off the coast of California, the unique glass sponge reefs of western Canada, and ‘cheese-bottom’ sponge grounds in the fjords of Norway. I studied biology and chemistry at CSU East Bay, then pursued a master's in marine science through Moss Landing Marine Laboratories via CSU Monterey Bay. I received my PhD in Ecology from the University of Alberta in Canada under the supervision of Dr. Sally Leys. I then completed postdoctoral fellowships studying sponges in the deep north Pacific and oceanography of the North Atlantic with the University of Alberta and Norway’s Institute of Marine Research, then became a postdoctoral fellow studying the ecology and physiology of the sponges of Sur Ridge with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. In 2019 I joined Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and San Jose State University as an assistant professor in invertebrate ecology, where my students and I continue exploring the fascinating lives of invertebrates.
Amanda D. Lotz is professor of Communication Studies and Screen Arts & Cultures at the University of Michigan. She is the author of The Television Will Be Revolutionized (New York University Press, 2014, 2007), Cable Guys: Television and American Masculinities in the 21st Century (New York University Press, 2014), and Redesigning Women: Television After the Network Era (University of Illinois Press, 2006), and editor of Beyond Prime Time: Television Programming in the Post-Network Era (Routledge, 2009). She is co-author, with Timothy Havens, of Understanding Media Industries (Oxford University Press, 2017, 2011) and, with Jonathan Gray, of Television Studies (Polity, 2011).
Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Amanda Mergler is a Lecturer in the School of Cultural and Professional Learning at QUT. As a registered psychologist, Amanda teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in human development, educational psychology, and behavior management. Amanda has been involved in research projects examining the values of teachers, pre-service teachers and school chaplains. A key interest area for Amanda is the role of ‘personal responsibility’ in the lives of young people, and her recent research in this area builds on her previous work in which she created an education program and survey to assess and enhance this construct in adolescents.
Assistant Research Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Drexel University
Amanda NeMoyer, JD, PhD, is an assistant research professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Drexel University and a member of the Juvenile Justice Research & Reform Lab. NeMoyer earned her PhD in clinical psychology with a forensic concentration from Drexel University, completed a clinical internship in Health Service Psychology at Emory University School of Medicine/Grady Health System and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Disparities Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, with support from Harvard Medical School and the National Institute of Mental Health.
With training in both psychology and law, Dr. NeMoyer conducts interdisciplinary research aimed at helping to create a more developmentally appropriate approach to juvenile justice that promotes positive youth outcomes. She has a passion for evaluating current juvenile justice practices and advocating for evidence-based policy change, with a particular focus on alternatives to detention and incarceration, including youth diversion and probation reform initiatives. Dr. NeMoyer has authored and co-authored more than 35 professional publications and more than 35 conference presentations. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, the William T. Grant Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and other national and local organizations.
Amanda is the Head of Department of Management at Deakin University. She has experience in higher education in both Australia and the UK, holding previous appointments at Monash University (MBA Programs Director) and the University of Kent (Deputy Director, MBA Programs).
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham
Plant physiologist, working with trees, crops and horticultural species. In particular investigating adventitious (stem-formed) roots to understand how they develop and function - how are they triggered in normal development or by stressful environments, how do they take up nutrients and water and what that means for the whole plant. Currently funded by the Forestry Commission Tree Production Innovation Fund, Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Whetman Plants International and Royal Society International Exchange grant.
Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law, Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington
Associate professor, behavioural ecology, The University of Western Australia
A/Prof Amanda Ridley is a behavioural ecologist based at the University of Western Australia whose research focusses on the behaviour and population dynamics of animals living in the wild.
Amanda Scardamaglia is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Department Chair at Swinburne Law School. Her area of research and expertise is intellectual property law, especially trade mark law and its history. Amanda is currently a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow and author of the book: 'Australian Colonial Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People and Place'.
Prof Amanda Weltman is a theoretical physicist who came to the University of Cape Town after earning her PhD in Physics from Columbia University under the supervision of Brian Greene, and working as a postdoctoral Researcher at Stephen Hawking's research group at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge University. Weltman’s research focus is on the fundamental physics that underlies the nature of the Universe. The goals of her research are to study the Universe as a whole, while gaining insight into its origin, composition, structure, evolution and ultimately its fate. Weltman has recently been awarded a SARChI in Physical Cosmology, and is the first woman in the mathematical or physical sciences to win the prestigious award. Weltman has won several prestigious awards including a Next Einstein Fellow award(2015/2016), the South African Institute of Physics Silver Jubilee Medal (2013), the Elsevier Young Scientist Award (2012) and the NSTF-BHP Billiton, TW Kambule Award (2012), the Women in Science award (2009) amongst many others. She is a member of the Cape Town Science Centre Scientific Advisory Board, the South African Royal Society and on the executive of the South African Young Academy of Sciences. “My training and my interests lie in both high energy particle theory and in cosmology,” says Weltman, “and my research is focused on developing bridges between the two.”
Assistant Professor of Nutrition, San Diego State University
Amanda McClain’s mixed methods research employs community-based and social science perspectives to investigate how the stress of marginalization, especially food insecurity, shapes food choice and dietary intake and gets ‘under the skin’ to impact allostatic load and cardiometabolic risk among low-income and historically-marginalized populations, particularly Hispanic/Latine communities. Simultaneously, her research aims to identify and leverage existing cultural, social, human, and material capacities (i.e., assets), as a part of behavior-change interventions embedded in existing infrastructure (e.g., federally-qualified health centers, food assistance programs), to mitigate the stress of marginalization and promote food security, nutritious diets, and cardiometabolic health equity. She is the Primary Investigator for several research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dr. McClain serves on the advisory committees for two San Diego community-based organizations addressing food access and food insecurity, including Project New Village, a BIPOC-led, grassroots nonprofit. Dr. McClain is also a core member of Project New Village’s Urban Agriculture Workgroup, which has developed necessary infrastructure to promote equitable access to local produce in an historically-marginalized area of San Diego through support from Danone Institute and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Adjunct Research Fellow - Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University
Dr Amanda Robertson is a postdoctoral researcher with prior industry experience in the NSW education sector supporting schools to manage various aspects of child protection and safeguarding. It was in this capacity that she became interested in the phenomenon of female-perpetrated sexual abuse and subsequently pursued research on the topic. Amanda’s doctoral project focused on adult-perpetrated sexual abuse against adolescents in Australian schools, including consideration of women’s perpetration and gender bias. It examined the nature of the problem, its antecedents, and the ensuing institutional responses to ultimately recommend a series of prevention strategies for secondary educational settings. Her research interests broadly encompass sexual offending, child sexual abuse, institutional settings and organisational safeguarding.
PhD Student, Philosophy, University of Guelph
I am currently working towards my doctorate of philosophy at The University of Guelph. My doctoral research is focused on the gendered harms of Artificial Intelligence through Deepfakes and Stable Diffusion, as well as within the realm of healthcare. I am interested in AI Ethics, Epistemology, Healthcare Ethics, and Bioethics.
I graduated in October 2022 with an MA in Philosophy from Western University. I graduated in June 2021 with a BA in Philosophy and Creative Writing from The University of Guelph.
Sessional Lecturer in Writing, The University of Queensland
Amber Gwynne is a stakeholder advisor in the Queensland public service, production editor for the Journal of Australian Studies, and an adjunct lecturer in the Writing, Editing and Publishing program at The University of Queensland. Her research focuses on self-help books, reader reception, publishing ecosystems, and content production in the neoliberal capitalist environment. Her creative non-fiction essays have been published in Griffith Review, Overland, Kill Your Darlings, and others.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation, University of Alberta
Dr. Mosewich’s research interests focus on the examination of stress, coping, emotion, and resultant cognitive and behavioural responses within the sport domain. The sport context can present many challenges, and ensuring that athletes have the skills and resources to effectively manage different issues in sport is essential to promote adaptive responses to stress and emotion and foster successful sport experiences that are also positive and healthy.
A key directive of her work is to understand the psychological skills and resources necessary to facilitate successful and positive sport experiences and how best to foster their development.
Dr. Mosewich’s research portfolio includes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods approaches to research.
One area of particular interest for Dr. Mosewich surrounds self-compassion as a potential coping resource for athletes. The premise is that promoting self-compassionate frames of mind might promote acceptance, acknowledgement, and accurate evaluation of sport situations, and attenuate ruminative or avoidant approaches, better allowing an athlete to move forward in pursuit of their goals and highest possible level of performance.
Assistant Professor of Law, Florida International University
As a legal philosopher with a primary interest in our collective environmental crises, Professor Polk’s research focuses on rights-based environmentalism, as a legal, political, and moral movement.
Prior to joining FIU Law, Professor Polk was the Teaching Fellow for the Environmental Law and Policy LLM program at Stanford Law School. Professor Polk has clerked for the Honorable Robert W. Trumble in the Northern District of West Virginia and the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the Southern District of West Virginia. She was also an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois College of Law in 2019.
Professor Polk earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, and also holds B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Philosophy & Classics from the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Polk is admitted to practice in West Virginia and the Southern District of West Virginia.