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Shawki Al-Dubaee

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.
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Web Intelligence, Multilingual Information Retrieval
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Ahmad Albtran

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.
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Physician, orthopaedic, surgery, medicine
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Emily Alder

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.
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literature, science, environmental humanities, nineteenth century, gothic, weird tale
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Blanca Antizar-Ladislao

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.
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Renewables & Environment
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Daniel Barreto

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.
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Numerical Modelling, Geomechanics, Geotechnics, Offshore Foundations, Earthquake Engineering
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Donna Bell

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.
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policy, civil service
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Luke Bisby

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.
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fire saftey
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James Blake

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.
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Media, Television, Arts, Culture, Digital, Bias
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Emma Boffey

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.
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Law; Dispute Resolution; Courts
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Tara Brendle

Tara Brendle is a mathematician who specialises in geometry, topology, and algebra. Her research has recently focused on braid groups; these objects record particle motion in two and three dimensions.
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Mathematics, Geometry, Algebra
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Paul Brennan

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.
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Neurosurgery, Glioma, Stem Cell, Surgical simulation
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Helen Bridle

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.
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engineering, water monitoring, public health
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Stephen Brusatte

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.
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science, universities, palaeontology, geology, evolutionary biology, science communication
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Davide Bulgarelli

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.
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agriculture, crop sciences, microbial communities
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Christine Caldwell

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.
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psychology, social learning, cultural evolution, evolution
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Mirko Canevaro

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.
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Greek History, Classics
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Emma Carroll

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.
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genetics, marine biology, molecular ecology, population modelling
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Maria Cataluna

Maria Ana is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Dundee, where she leads the Ultrafast Photonics Group, focused on the research of novel ultrafast lasers and photonic systems, as well as their applications to sensing and biomedical imaging.
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photonics, ultrafast lasers, semiconductors
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Kit Chan

Dr Kit Chan is a Reader at the Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh.
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global health, health research, low and middle income countries, non-communicable diseases, health policy, China
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Stella Chan

Dr Stella Chan is Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Clinical Psychologist, NHS Lothian. Depression is an urgent global health challenge affecting 350 million people worldwide.
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clinical psychology, neuroscience, mental health, depression, young people, emotion
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Paul Chapman

Dr Paul Chapman is Deputy Director of the Digital Design Studio (DDS) at the Glasgow School of Art where he has worked for the past two years. The DDS is a postgraduate research and commercial centre based in the Digital Media Quarter in Glasgow housing state of the art virtual reality, graphics and sound laboratories. Previously Paul was Director of the Hull Immersive Visualization Centre and spent several years working as an offshore engineer in the oil, gas and diamond mining industries.
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Virtual Reality, Visualisation, Computer Graphics, User Interfaces

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Luke Bisby

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.

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