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Pinar Aksu

Pinar Aksu is a Community Development Officer and a theatre maker. With years of experience, Pinar works with an integration network in Glasgow, coordinating projects for welcoming asylum seekers and refugees in the community.
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Migration, Human Rights, Community Development, Theatre
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Zaher Al Bakour

Zaher is a PhD candidate in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen. He is a pharmacist from Aleppo, Syria who has three-year experience in managing pharmaceutical quality control laboratories.
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Pulmonary Hypertension, GPCRs, Phosphodiesterases, Quality Control, HPLC
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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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Miranda Anderson

After completing a BA in History at UCL and some further years working in Europe and Asia, Miranda returned home to complete her MSc, PhD and several fellowships at the University of Edinburgh. She is now an Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh and an Anniversary Fellow in Philosophy and Literature at the University of Stirling.
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Distributed Cognition, Cognitive Humanities, Value of Arts & Humanities, Shakespeare, Renaissance Studies, Literary Edinburgh
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Lily Asch

Lily Asch is mental health advocate, professional storyteller and social entrepreneur. She has previously worked with FreshSight and TEDxUniversityofEdinburgh and has since gone on to found Real Talk, a social enterprise dedicated to mental health storytelling and wellbeing.
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Social Entrepreneurship, Storytelling, Mental Health, Strategy, Public Speaking, Business
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Nathan Bailey

Dr. Nathan Bailey is an evolutionary biologist interested in extremely rapid adaptation. His research group studies the role of social behaviour during that process, using genomics, behavioural experiments, fieldwork, and mathematical modelling.
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Environment, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Science, Society, Universities
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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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Vaishak Belle

Vaishak’s research is in artificial intelligence, and is motivated by the need to augment learning and perception with high-level structured, commonsensical knowledge, to enable AI systems to learn faster and more accurate models of the world.
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artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, knowledge representation, automated planning, epistemic modelling, explainable AI
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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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Ruth Bowness

Ruth is Medical Research Council Fellow at the University of St Andrews. Her research interests lie in developing in host mathematical models for infectious diseases.
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Mathematics; modelling; tuberculosis; antibiotic resistance
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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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Aidan Brown

Aidan Brown is a biophysicist working at the University of Edinburgh. His major interest is the mathematics and physics of bacterial behaviour.
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Biophysics, bacteria, bacteriophages, microscopy, antimicrobial resistance
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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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