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Harish Nair

Harish Nair trained in Pediatrics in Delhi & obtained a PhD in Epidemiology in Edinburgh. He has nearly 15 years of experience in Public Health with a range of institutions- WHO, USAID, Public Health Foundation of India & All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He has been working with the University of Edinburgh since 2010 & he is currently leading several projects on child health.
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Child Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, Respiratory viruses, research-policy linkage
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Ingela Naumann

Ingela Naumann is Deputy Director of the Graduate School of Social and Political Science and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at Edinburgh University. She holds a PhD from the European University Institute in Florence and worked and studied in Zurich, Berlin and New York before coming to Edinburgh in 2005.
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social policy, comparative politics, welfare-state reform
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Bernadette O Rourke

Bernie O’Rourke is Reader in Spanish and General Linguistics at Heriot-Watt University. Her research focuses on the role of language in the construction of social difference and inequality, drawing on theoretical frameworks and concepts within the general area of sociolinguistics and the sociology of language. In this research Bernie examines these processes as they unfold in the case of indigenous and non-indigenous minority languages in different European contexts including Irish, Gaelic and Galician and migrant languages spoken in Ireland and Scotland such as Urdu, Arabic and Polish.
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Spanish, linguistics, sociolinguistics
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Siobhan O'Connor

Siobhán is a lecturer in nursing at Edinburgh Napier University. She has a multidisciplinary background with a BSc Business Information Systems and BSc Nursing from University College Cork, Ireland. Her research focuses on health informatics, in particular how patients and the public can use technology to manage long-term conditions at home and for preventative health.
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nursing informatics, digital health, eHealth, mobile health
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Catherine O'Shea

Catherine O'Shea is a British playwright of Celtic-Silesian descent. She began writing on the University of Leeds Theatre Studies course and went on to complete a Masters in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths College, she also has a PGCE in post-compulsory education from the Institute of Education.
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writing, migrant experiences, theatre, drama
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Per Ola Kristensson

Per Ola Kristensson is a SICSA Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction at the University of St Andrews. He is interested in creating intelligent interactive systems that enable people to be more creative, expressive and satisfied in their daily lives. He is also a co-founder of ShapeWriter Inc, a technology start-up that commercialised a new text entry method for touchscreen devices. He was the Director of Engineering of this company until it was acquired by Nuance in 2010.
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computer science, human computer interaction, technology
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Silvia Paracchini

Silvia Paracchini is a neuroscientist working in the field of human genetics, interested in the molecular mechanisms contributing to neurodevelopment. Her research aims at understanding how DNA variation may contribute to common disorders, such as dyslexia, or human traits, like handedness. She uses a combination of different methods and technologies integrating epidemiology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, stem cell and animal research.
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human genetics, neurodevelopment, cognition, laterality, molecular biology, bioinformatics
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Elizabeth Patton

Dr. E. Elizabeth Patton is currently a Group Leader at the MRC Institute for Genetics and Molecular Medicine in Edinburgh, with a specific interest in melanoma. Dr. Patton received a BSc (Honours) degree from King’s College at Dalhousie University and a PhD from the University of Toronto, followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard Medical School and The University of Oxford.
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genetics, melanoma
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Subramanian Ramamoorthy

Subramanian Ramamoorthy is a Reader in Robotics at The University of Edinburgh. He received a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Previously, he was a Staff Engineer with National Instruments Corp.
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robotics, computer science, autonomous robots
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Nicholas Rawlinson

Nick Rawlinson is Professor of Geophysics at the University of Aberdeen. He obtained his PhD from Monash University in 2001 and spent the next 12 years at the Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, where he carried out both theoretical and field-based studies in seismology
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Geophysics, seismology, inverse theory, earthquakes, plate tectonics, mantle
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Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid is a Reader and Royal Society Industry Fellow at the University of the West of Scotland. He obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2006, developing novel mirror technology for use in gravitational wave detectors – instruments designed to observe the most violent events in our Universe, such as black holes colliding.
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Gravitational waves
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Verena Rieser

Verena Rieser is a assistant professor in the Interaction Lab at Heriot-Watt University Computer Science department. Trained as a computational linguist, Verena has applied her expertise in machine learning and natural language processing to several areas of artificial intelligence, including spoken dialogue systems, natural language generation, sentiment analysis and computational sustainability. She also works closely with industry in bringing speech technology to the market.
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Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Speech Technology, Machine Learning, Computational Sustainability, Impact Acceleration
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Christian Rutz

Dr Christian Rutz is an Evolutionary Ecologist, with a particular interest in animal tool use and material culture. His current work focuses on the New Caledonian crow, a tropical corvid renowned for its sophisticated tool-related behaviour.
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evolutionary ecology, animal tool use, material culture, innovative methodology
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Kate Saunders

Kate Saunders is a Lecture in Volcanology in the School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh as well as a researcher associated with Uppsala University, Sweden. She trained at Victoria, University of Wellington, New Zealand before taking up a NERC Fellowship at the University of Bristol.
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Geology, Volcano, Petrology, Diffusion, Microbeam techniques
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Anne Schwan

A Reader in Literary Studies and Cultural Theory at Edinburgh Napier University, Anne Schwan researches and teaches nineteenth-century literature and culture, gender studies, literary and cultural theory, and issues surrounding prison education. At Edinburgh Napier, she initiated an institutional partnership involving English Literature students and local prison reading projects.
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19th century literature, gender studies, literary & cultural theory, prison education
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Daniela Sime

Daniela is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social Work & Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. Trained as a primary school teacher in Romania, Daniela’s research work focuses on the experiences of marginalised groups and issues of social justice, including approaches to tackling child poverty and minimising its impact on children's opportunities; children as service users and their involvement in consultation; multi-agency working; migration and its impact on children and inclusion of ethnic minority groups (especially Roma and Gypsy Travellers).
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Scottish education, child poverty and education, public services, social justice, Eastern European migrant children, Roma migrants
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Ian Simpson

Dr. Ian Simpson is currently Principal Researcher in Statistical Genomics and Bioinformatics at Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland (BioSS) and Principal Investigator in the Institute for Adaptive and Neural Computation (IANC) at the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
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Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Genomics, Systems Biology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Informatics, Computer Science
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Valeria Skafida

Valeria Skafida is of Greek-Italian descent, and lived in Sweden during her school-age years. She completed undergraduate studies in Social Anthropology and Social Policy, and was awarded an ESRC-CASE studentship to complete an MSc and PhD in Social Policy, all at the University of Edinburgh.
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social policy, health behaviours, child nutrition, dietary habits
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David Smith

David is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Innovation and Internationalisation in the School of Education at the University of Aberdeen.
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Education, Initial Teacher Education, Religious Studies, LGBT Issues
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Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith is a Senior Lecturer and Director of Research for History at the University of Strathclyde, and a member of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare. Drawn to divisive topics in medicine, his research concentrates on mental health, allergy, food and nutrition, child health and environmental medicine.
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History, medicine, ADHD, allergy, nutrition, children
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Stewart Smith

Stewart is a lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh. He recently completed an RCUK fellowship which involved the development of collaborative research at the interface between Engineering and the Life Sciences. This is still a major area of interest, as is the design and manufacture of integrated microsystems, and the development of microelectronic test structures.
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biosensors, bioelectronics, microsystems, microfabrication

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