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The London Institute of Social Studies

The London Institute of Social Studies (The London Institute in short) is an independent and non-profit organisation based in London. The London Institute serves both the academia and the society at large through its various platforms and academic programs.

The London Institute works in tandem with stakeholders and academics both on a national and international level. It holds trainings, webinars, workshops and conferences with the aim of developing research capacity, sharing knowledge and promoting networking. Alongside academic activities the Institute also conducts social responsibility projects addressing the vital problems affecting our society.

Dr Wolfgang Mann

Dr Wolfgang Mann He is a Reader with background in Special Education, specialising in (sign) language development and assessment, who joined the University of Roehampton in 2014. He is also an associate at the Deafness Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL) at University College London (UCL) and a honorary fellow at City University London, Division of Language & Communication Science.

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Dr Adam Crymble

Dr Adam Crymble Dr Adam Crymble is a Lecturer of Digital Humanities at UCL, and the Chair of ProgHist, the publisher of the multilingual Programming Historian project, which provides open access to more than 180 digital research methods tutorials aimed at humanities scholars in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His book, Technology & the Historian (2021), explores how technology has changed historical studies in the digital age.

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Dr Jeremy Knox

Dr Jeremy Knox Jeremy Knox is co-director of the Centre for Research in Digital Education at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests include the relationships between education, data-driven technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), and wider society, and he has led projects funded by the ESRC and the British Council. Jeremy's published work includes critical perspectives on artificial intelligence, learning analytics, data and algorithms, as well as Open Educational Resources (OER) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). He [...]

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Prof Lynette Jacobs

Prof Lynette Jacobs Professor Lynette Jacobs is a Comparative and International Education scholar at the University of the Free State, and a rated researcher by the South African National Research Foundation. She has successfully supervised numerous Doctoral and Master’s students from diverse countries.  She has inter alia taught research methodology and Comparative and International Education, and has been involved in mentoring young researchers for more than a decade.  Her own research, evolving from being post-positivist to post-qualitative, focuses on marginality [...]

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Prof Katherine Wimpenny

Prof Katherine Wimpenny Professor Katherine Wimpenny is Professor of Research in Global Education. Her research is focused on comprehensive internationalisation and from multi-stakeholder perspectives. Her research practices are informed by the importance of respect for context in which the research is conceptualised and working with local and international partners using a range of creative study designs, with conscious awareness of researcher positionality.

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Prof Julia Carroll

Prof Julia Carroll Professor Julia Carroll is lead of the Development, Engagement and Attainment theme within the Centre for Global Learning. She specialises in quantitative research, including longitudinal and multivariate approaches. She has particular interests in literacy and language development, and in supporting learners with special educational needs.

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Prof Suzanne Clisby

Prof Suzanne Clisby Professor Suzanne Clisby is Professor of Gender Studies Co-Director of the UKRI GCRF funded GlobalGRACE Project. Through the GlobalGRACE Project, Suzanne is working with academics and NGO practitioners across six countries using arts-based practices and multisensory research to investigate the production of cultures of equality and enable gender positive approaches to wellbeing internationally.

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Prof Megan Crawford

Prof Megan Crawford Professor Megan Crawford is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and has a long-held interest in doctoral study. She has examined theses from the UK, Australia, Canada, and Dubai, and is particularly drawn to how methodological approaches are shaped by people and context. Megan is a qualitative researcher.

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Prof Lynn Clouder

Prof Lynn Clouder Professor Lynn Clouder PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), MACP, NTF, is Professor of Professional Education at Coventry University and Director of the Research Institute for Global Education. She is passionate about inclusive education and is Project Lead for the ENTENDER Erasmus+ project focusing on neurodivergent students in higher education and their transition into employment in Latin America.

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Dr Alasdair Jones

Dr Alasdair Jones Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology, London School of Economics Alasdair Jones is Assistant Professor in Qualitative Research Methodology and an associate at LSE cities. Alasdair’s research coalesces around the theme of urban life. In particular, he is interested in the relationship between built form in cities and social practices, and his published research to date has centred on public space, mobilities, and the ways that citizenship is experienced in urban settings. Alasdair is currently [...]

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Dr Marios Samdanis

Dr Marios Samdanis Lecturer in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Management, Brunel University London Dr Marios Samdanis is a Lecturer in Strategy, Entrepreneurship and International Management. Prior to joining Brunel, he was a Lecturer in Digital Creativity and New Media Management at Birkbeck College, University of London, and a Lecturer in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. He has a PhD in Management from Kent Business School, University of Kent, and a Master degree in Innovation [...]

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Dr Marc Mason

Dr Marc Mason University of Westminster Marc Mason BSc (Hons), MSc, Barrister, FHEA joined Westminster Law School in 2013 following a period of practice as a Family Law Barrister specialising in child protection. Marc has studied both law and psychology at postgraduate level and has held research posts at UCL and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. He has worked on research projects funded by the Ministry of Justice, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Nuffield Foundation. His [...]

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Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt

Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt University of Westminster Before joining Westminster, as a lecturer in law, I worked at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (University of Oxford) for six years. I am currently focusing on my ESRC FRL project ‘trusting the middle-man: impact and legitimacy of ombudsmen’ (http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/projects/Ombudsmen), which I will conclude in September 2016. My research activities take me across Europe, engaging with ombudsmen, talking at academic conferences and planning knowledge-exchange workshops. My interests in ombudsmen, as pathways of [...]

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Moris Farhi, MBE

Moris Farhi, MBE Author Farhi was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1935. Farhi received B.A. in Humanities from Robert Academy, Istanbul, in 1954. He came to the UK the same year and trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1956 and settling in London. After a brief career as an actor, he took up writing. Farhi has written several novels, including Children of the Rainbow and Journey through the Wilderness. Children of the Rainbow has received two prizes: the “Amico Rom” from the Associazione [...]

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Prof Will Harvey

Prof Will Harvey University of Exeter Will conducts research, teaches and consults in the areas of reputation, leadership, talent management and migration. He has worked with pharmaceutical, healthcare, energy, mining, management consulting, executive search, local and national government, supranational, aviation and food organisations. He has studied, taught and worked with multiple organisations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Will has published in top American, European and Asian journals in the fields of management, sociology, industrial [...]

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Prof Geoff E Petts

Prof Geoff E Petts Vice-Chancellor, University of Westminster Having gained his BSc in Geography (Liverpool University 1974) and PhD (University of Southampton 1978), Geoff Petts was appointed Lecturer in Geography at Loughborough University in 1979 where he was awarded a chair in 1989. After three years as Head of the Geography Department he moved to Birmingham in 1994 as Professor of Physical Geography. He became Director of the Centre for Environmental Research and Training (1996) and Head [...]

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Prof John Kay

Prof John Kay Financial Times John Kay is one of Britain’s leading economists. He is a distinguished academic, a successful businessman, an adviser to companies and governments around the world, and an acclaimed columnist. His work has been mostly concerned with the application of economics to the analysis of changes in industrial structure and the competitive advantage of individual firms. His interests encompass both business strategy and public policy. Today he is probably most widely known for [...]

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Sir Richard Ottaway MP

Sir Richard Ottaway MP Conservative Party Richard Ottaway is a former Officer in the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve. He read Law at Bristol University. On qualifying as a solicitor in 1977, he specialised in maritime and commercial law with leading city firms. He was first elected to Parliament as the Member for Nottingham North from 1983-87. After a period in industry he returned to Parliament in 1992 as the Member for Croydon South, and [...]

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Elif Shafak

Elif Shafak Writer / Novelist setting in the 17th century Mediterranean. Shafak greatly increased her readership with her novel Mahrem (The Gaze), which earned her the "Best Novel-Turkish Writers' Union Prize" in 2000. Her next novel, Bit Palas (The Flea Palace), has been a bestseller in Turkey and was shortlisted for the Independent Best Fiction Award. Shafak' wrote her next novel in English. The Saint of Incipient Insanities was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her second novel written in English is The Bastard [...]

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Anna Coote

Anna Coote Head of Social Policy, New Economics Foundation Anna is Head of Social Policy at the New Economics Foundation, leading work on developing a new social settlement to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  This aims to promote well-being for all and sustainable social justice. It includes practical work on: moving investment and action upstream to prevent harm; changing the way we use and value time; building a fair, sufficient and sustainable social security system; [...]

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Prof Michael Parker Banton

Prof Michael Parker Banton Emeritus Professor, University of Bristol Prof. Michael Parker Banton is an Emeritus Professor at University of Bristol. He was born on the 8th of September 1926 and served in the Royal Navy between the years of 1944 and 1947 as a Sub-Lieutenant RNVR. He graduated with a B. SC. In economics from the London School of Economics in 1950 and obtained his Ph. D. from the University of Edinburgh in 1954, and his D. [...]

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Prof Margaret Crocco

Prof Margaret Crocco Department of Teacher Education, Michigan State University Margaret Crocco’s research has focused on issues of diversity, both national and international, within a social studies education context. Most prominently, she has investigated how “women of the world” have been featured--or ignored--in global studies and world history courses, state curriculum frameworks, and teacher preparation programs. She has published work related to human rights education, peace education, women and religion, and cross-cultural representations of women in literature. [...]

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Prof Patricia K. Kubow

Prof Patricia K. Kubow Director of the Center for International Education, Development and Research (CIEDR) & School of Education, Indiana University DR. PATRICIA K. KUBOW is Professor in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies and Curriculum & Instruction at Indiana University (IU).  She is also Director of the Center for International Education, Development and Research (CIEDR) in the IU School of Education (http://ciedr.indiana.edu).  Her research interests focus on the comparative study of constructions of democracy and citizenship education [...]

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Marceline Naudi

Marceline Naudi Senior Lecturer & Head of the new Department of Gender Studies Marceline Naudi is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Malta, Malta and is Head of the new Department of Gender Studies within the Faculty for Social Wellbeing.   She contributes to teaching within several other University departments and Faculties on gender issues, violence against women and other anti-oppressive issues .  She received her first degree from University of Malta (1980), her Master’s Degree in [...]

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Jessica Frith

Jessica Frith King's College London, English Language and Literature Department, PhD Candidate Jessica Frith is a doctoral candidate at Kings's College London, department of English Language and Literature. Her research focus is on narratives of birds in the late eighteenth century society, considering how ornithology attracts symbolic value within poetry and what this reveals about the transacions between literary and scientific thought. Her research also includes examining natural history writings, both those local to Britian and travel [...]

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Coventry University – Centre for Global Learning

Coventry University – Centre for Global Learning The Centre for Global Learning (GLEA) aim to impact positively and ethically on teaching and learning across the higher education sector, and beyond, by engaging with high quality research and influencing policy and practice. Working with partners, we strive to develop educational innovation and excellence, exploring under exploited areas for development of new pedagogical insights and societal impact. Our focus on sustainable development goal number four, 'quality education', underpins everything that we do to [...]

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London South Bank University

London South Bank University London South Bank University is a public university in Newington, London. It has 17,985 students and 1,700 staff, and is based in the London Borough of Southwark, near the South Bank of the River Thames, from which it takes its name. Address: 103 Borough Rd, London SE1 0AA

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The University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich The University of Greenwich is a public university located in London, in the United Kingdom. It has three campuses in London and Kent, England. These are located at Greenwich, in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, and in Avery Hill and Medway. Address: Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, London SE10 9LS Phone: 020 8331 8000

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Westminster Law School

Westminster Law School Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Westminster

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