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Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly is senior lecturer in the history of health and medicine at the University of Strathclyde. She currently holds a Wellcome Trust research fellowship for a project on the history of contraception in modern Ireland.
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History of medicine, Medical education, Activism, Contraception, Birth control, Reproductive rights
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Maiwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas

Maïwenn Kersaudy-Kerhoas is an engineer who develops miniaturised devices for rapid clinical diagnostics. Her research is focused on sample preparation and in particular on the transformation of blood samples using microfluidic techniques.
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Engineering, Pre-analytics, Microfluidics, Point-Of-Care, Lab-On-Chip
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Christine Knight

Dr Christine Knight is Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Science, Technology & Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on contemporary food history and culture, especially nutrition and dietary advice.
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Food, Nutrition, Diet, National identity, Scotland, Media
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Alice König

Alice König is a Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of St Andrews. She is involved in all aspects of higher education, from teaching and examining to research and outreach. A passionate Latinist, she works on the literature and culture of different communities within the Roman Empire, and was awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2012 for a project on the Roman author and statesman Julius Frontinus.
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Classics, Latin, intellectual history, literature, cultural interactions, education
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Theodore Koutmeridis

Dr Theodore Koutmeridis is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, where he co-ordinates the "Behaviour, Structure and Interventions" interdisciplinary research network. He holds a PhD in Economics from Warwick University where he was a Royal Economic Society Junior Fellow and an Onassis Scholar.
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wage inequality, market failures, economics of crime
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Olga Kozlova

Dr Olga Kozlova is the Director of Converge Challenge-a successful pan-Scotland business competition and management training programme aimed at creating new generation of entrepreneurs. Olga has over ten years of experience in technology commercialisation and start-up support as an entrepreneur, mentor and company formation executive.
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entrepreneurship, management training, business competition
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Gurjit Singh Lalli

Gurjit is the Founder-Chairman and Chief Mentor of several companies that have global business operations across three business lines – real estate, clean tech and equity investment. Currently he is guiding the group into new verticals & businesses. His professional and personal experience spans the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia.
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business consultancy, real estate, clean tech, equity investment
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Lesley Lancaster

I am a leading young researcher in thermal ecology and biogeography, with particular expertise in understanding how anthropogenic habitat modification affects species distributions and the evolutionary process.
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Climate change, entomology, freshwater resources, agricultural pests, thermal ecology, biogeography
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Aude Le Guennec

Fashion Anthropologist, Aude Le Guennec is the Director of Fashion Studies at the School of Textiles and Design, Heriot-Watt University. From her academic background and first career as a curator, Aude has developed a specific interest in fashion as a way to inform the society.
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Anthropology, Fashion, childhood studies, material culture, sociology, heritage
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Ian LeBruce

Ian LeBruce is a director of Ignite Your Brand, an Edinburgh Marketing company. In 2013, he founded Cappuccino Ads, an environmentally friendly advertising service which now runs across the UK.
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Entrepreneurship, Social Business, Digital, Technology, Sustainability
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Vicky Long

Vicky is Senior Lecturer in Health History at Glasgow Caledonian University and Deputy Director of the cross-institutional Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare. Awarded a PhD at Warwick University in 2004, her research examines the role of different organisations in the formation of healthcare policy and practice, and is driven by contemporary debates.
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healthcare, mental health, occupational health, modern history, disability
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Victoria Loughlan

Victoria Loughlan is a Head of Performance Team for the Scottish Government. She designs and delivers interactive and visual ‘big picture thinking’ sessions for senior officials. These sessions focus on addressing key policy challenges, teasing out their interdependencies, and situating them in their global context.
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strategy, government, big picture thinking, international relations
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Leslie James Mabon

Dr Leslie Mabon is a Reader in Environment and Society at Robert Gordon University. His research focuses on governing complex environmental issues, where what is scientifically and technically appropriate has to be balanced with social and cultural considerations.
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climate change adaptation; environmental governance; interdisciplinarity; Japan; qualitative research; Taiwan
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Malcolm Macdonald

I am the Director of the Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications. My work focuses on the development and application of space mission systems and space technology, challenging conventional ideas to enable new concepts in the exploration and exploitation of space, and is reported in over 100 publications funded from a diverse funding portfolio ranging from the research councils to space agencies and industrial collaborators.
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Aerospace, Space, Technology, Systems Engineering
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Churnjeet Mahn

Churnjeet Mahn is a Senior Lecturer and Chancellor’s Fellow in English at the University of Strathclyde. Her primary interest is in writing about margins and border-crossings, from travel writing to accounts of migration and displacement.
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heritage, travel, literature, migration, sexuality, race
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Andrew Manches

Andrew has over 15 years working with young children: as a teacher, academic, start-up director, and, more recently, parent. His research examines the role of interaction in cognition, and the implications for early learning and new forms of technology. He is also interested in computing education for children in the early years.
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Education; Technology; Computing, Early Years; STEM; Psychology
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Victoria Martin

Dr Victoria Martin in a Reader in Particle Physics at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the recently discovered Higgs boson particle.
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Particle Physics, Higgs boson
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Jacqueline Maybin

Jacqueline (Jackie) Maybin is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh and an Honorary Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
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gynaecology, women’s health, reproduction, menstruation, tissue repair
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Peter McColl

Peter McColl leads the policy and research work for Nesta in Scotland. He is focused on the opportunities to integrate and adapt Nesta's work to and for Scotland. Peter has particular interests in intergenerational politics, big data, higher education, health and social care, citizens' income and participatory democracy.
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big data, health and social care, higher education
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Andrew McKechanie

Andrew is a clinical research fellow at The Patrick Wild Centre for Research into Autism, Fragile X Syndrome and Intellectual Disabilities at The University of Edinburgh and a consultant psychiatrist in the psychiatry of intellectual disability, based in East Lothian.
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medicine, psychiatry, intellectual disability, physical activity
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Lesley McMillan

Professor Lesley McMillan is Professor of Criminology and Sociology and Theme Lead for Violence, Crime and Justice Research at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is Associate Director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research where she leads the Public Protection Network and Associate Director of the Centre for Research in Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh.
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sociology, sexual assault, counselling, psychotherapy, justice

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Stuart graduated in Physiology and Sports Science from the University of Glasgow before undertaking a PhD entitled "Temperature and in vivo human skeletal muscle function and metabolism" at the University of Strathclyde(2007).

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