Shawki Al-Dubaee has worked as an assistant professor for four years in Department of Communication and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, Taiz University,Yemen. He was head of two departments: the Information Technology Department and the Computer Networks and Distributed System Department, from Nov 2011 and Sept 2012 to Sept 2014, respectively.
Keywords: Web Intelligence, Multilingual Information Retrieval
Ahmad is a doctor with 3 years’ specialist orthopaedic surgery training as well as considerable experience in emergency medicine. He is accustomed to working in highly pressured environments, in particular dealing with large scale emergency situations in a civil war situation and supporting patients with related injuries.
Keywords: Physician, orthopaedic, surgery, medicine
Emily Alder is Lecturer in English literature at Edinburgh Napier University, where she teaches literature, film, popular culture and ecocriticism from the nineteenth century to the present. She is an interdisciplinary researcher whose interests lie in literature and science and the environmental humanities.
Keywords: literature, science, environmental humanities, nineteenth century, gothic, weird tale
Dr Blanca Antizar-Ladislao is Head of Water Consulting with Isle Utilities Ltd. She has worked on numerous international projects in the environment and water sectors, and her innovative approached has been internationally recognised and received several awards.
Des Balmforth is Head of Procurement for Selex ES, a leading Defence company. Des has a breadth of experience with a background in Programme Management over a wide range of defence products, customers and cultures.
Dr Barreto’s expertise is the use of advanced laboratory techniques and the numerical modelling of soil behaviour using the Discrete Element Method (DEM). Recent work includes experimental research on the behaviour of sand-rubber mixtures to improve the seismic behaviour of foundations and structures.
Donna is Head of the Early Years Quality Improvement Unit at the Scottish Government. This involves working collaboratively across a range of sectors to lead the development of the first ever national, multi-agency quality improvement programme in the Early Years.
Prof Luke Bisby is the Arup Chair of Fire and Structures, working within the BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He is also Deputy Head of the Research Institute for Infrastructure and Environment at Edinburgh. A Structural Engineer by education, he now works primarily with consultants, architects, fire scientists, regulators, sociologists, and government to address issues relevant to fire safety in the built environment.
James Blake is Director of the Centre of Media and Culture at Edinburgh Napier University where he is also the Programme Leader for BA Television and a Senior Lecturer in TV production and broadcast journalism.
Emma is a solicitor based in Edinburgh and works for the global law firm, CMS. Emma specialises in the resolution of disputes. Emma’s work focuses on high value and complex court proceedings, principally in the commercial, corporate and financial services arenas.
Paul Brennan is a Clinical Lecturer in Neurosurgery based in Edinburgh at the Western General Hospital and the University of Edinburgh. He combines his clinical practice with basic science and clinical research.
At present, Helen holds a Royal Academy of Engineering and EPSRC Research Fellowship at Heriot-Watt University. The main aim of her research is to develop tools which enable faster monitoring of water quality, to improve public health. There are various strands to this work.
Keywords: engineering, water monitoring, public health
I am a palaeontologist and geologist on the faculty of the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh. I study the anatomy, genealogy, and evolution of dinosaurs and other extinct animals, with the aim of understanding how evolution works over long time scales and how the earth changes over time. I am also a keen communicator of science: I have written several books for kids and adults, appear often on television and radio, and consult regularly with the press.
Keywords: science, universities, palaeontology, geology, evolutionary biology, science communication
Davide is from Emilia Romagna, a region in Northern Italy where he studied Agricultural Sciences. He then obtained a PhD degree in Crop Sciences at the University of Milan (2008) before leaving Italy for Germany, to take a post-doctoral position at the Max Planck Institute of Cologne.
Christine Caldwell is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Stirling. She graduated with a first in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh and then went on to study for an MSc in Cognitive Science at the University of Manchester and a PhD in primatology at the University of St Andrews.
Keywords: psychology, social learning, cultural evolution, evolution
From Alessandria, a provincial town in northern Italy, Mirko Canevaro left for Torino to study Classics. There he was involved politics, campaigned against authoritarian changes to the Italian constitution and started a project that brought teaching of Civic Education to many schools of Piedmont.
Emma Carroll’s overarching research theme is the use and development of statistical models to integrate genetic/genomic, life history and behavioural data to investigate natural populations. Emma has multi-disciplinary research expertise in the fields of molecular ecology, stable isotope analysis and population modelling, and experience in developing and implementing models that bridge these fields.
Keywords: genetics, marine biology, molecular ecology, population modelling
Maria Ana is an Associate Professor at Heriot-Watt University, where she leads a research group focused on novel ultrafast lasers and photonic systems, as well as their applications to sensing and imaging.
James Chalmers is a senior lecturer in law at the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches criminal law and evidence. He is the author of a number of books in this area, including Criminal Defences and Pleas in Bar of Trial (2006, with Fiona Leverick), Legal Responses to HIV and AIDS (2008) and The New Law of Sexual Offences in Scotland (2010).