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Top Influencers: 101 UK Professor’s To Follow in 2022

Adjunct Professor play a crucial role in any startup. It takes an extraordinary person to fulfil the Adjunct Professor role. We have selected these Adjunct Professor’s for this list as they are inspiring for a variety of reasons – whether that’s pushing boundaries, creating groundbreaking products, or doing their bit to save the world.

Our analysts did their best to select be best, and most innovative Adjunct Professor’s. The list is in no particular order!

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Pam Garside

Adjunct Professor @ Imperial College Business School

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Leading online Healthcare appointment booking service Zesty has strengthened its senior management team by appointing Pam Garside as its latest Board Advisor. Pam joins Zesty with over 35 years’ experience in the Healthcare sector. She has her own management consultancy, NewHealth, specialising in organisational strategy and development in health care, and is a Fellow of the Judge Business School of the University of Cambridge. She works extensively with boards of a wide range of health care organisations on leadership, governance and strategy issues. She began her professional life in management in the NHS and subsequently spent many years studying and working internationally based in the USA. Pam now spends her time working with Departments of Health, with NHS organisations, regulators, and the private sector in health in the UK. She also works with clients in the US and Australia and regularly convenes international health policy meetings. Pam Co-chairs The Cambridge Health Network, a membership group of senior players in UK health, both private and public sector. Pam is Senior Associate of the Nuffield Trust, an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College Business School, a member of the Advisory Board of Doctors.net.uk, a board member of the International Women’s Forum Leadership Foundation in Washington DC, C3, a non profit organisation working to address risk factors in chronic disease, and Diagnosis, a social enterprise promoting clinical leadership. Pam holds a BSc from the University of Durham and a Masters Degree in Hospital and Health Care Administration from the University of Minnesota. Learn more about Pam Garside on Crunchbase…

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Andrea Nollent

Professor of Law & Academic Strategist @ Global University Systems

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Peter Openshaw

Professor – Experimental Medicine @ Imperial College London

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Peter Openshaw is Professor of Experimental Medicine at Imperial College London and an Honorary Physician in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at the St Mary’s Campus of the Imperial College NHS Trust. Peter was appointed as an NIHR Senior Investigator in 2013 and became President of the British Society for Immunology in 2014, the first clinician to lead the organisation. Peter trained at Guy’s Hospital, the Brompton and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School (Hammersmith). Peter’s Ph.D. training (with Ita Askonas FRS at the National Institute for Medical Research, 1985-1988) led to a Wellcome Senior Fellowship and the creation of the Academic Department of Respiratory Medicine at St Mary’s. The department now has three professors (Peter Openshaw, Sebastian Johnston and Ajit Lalvani) and over 100 members of staff. It was completely refurbished in 2002-2003 (JIF award). Peter was the Principal Applicant on a strategic award for a Centre in Respiratory Infection (Wellcome Trust, £3.4m, 2008-2010). Peter’s research is on the immunology of the lung, viral lung disease, vaccination and immunopathogenesis of viral disease. Peter was among the first 100 elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1999) and served on Wellcome Trust’s Clinical Interest Group (1997-2003), Infection and Immunity (2002-2004) and the Tropical and Clinical Panels (2006-2008) and the Immunology and Infectious Diseases panel (2008-2010). He has served on many other national and international grant bodies. Peter became a Member of British Society for Immunology’s Council in 2006 and a Member of the Department of Health’s Scientific Advisory Group on Pandemic Influenza in December 2007. In 2009 Peter was invited by the Department of Health to become a member of the Scientific Advisory Group in Emergencies (SAGE), chaired by the Chief Government Scientist, which advised the UK Government on pandemic influenza. He became a member of NERVTAG in 2015. In May 2009, Peter convened a UK-wide consortium of research groups to study hospitalised patients with H1N1/09 infection, Mechanisms of Severe Accute Influenza Consortium (MOSAIC). This involved 45 co-investigators in 8 cities, focusing on a comprehensive investigation of hospitalised patients with influenza.He was Vice President of the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) for 5 years, a member of ISARIC and a co-applicant on the EU FP7 PREPARE grant. Peter has a Sattelite affiliation with the Frances Crick Institute, London. Peter received the Chanock Award in 2012 for lifetime contribution to RSV research in Santa Fe, New Mexico and delivered the Croonian lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in February 2013 on the topic of influenza pandemics. Learn more about Peter Openshaw on Crunchbase…

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Chris Toumazou

Regius Professor @ Imperial College London

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Professor Chris Toumazou FRS, an executive director of Toumaz Holdings, will assume the role of chief executive officer (part-time). Professor Toumazou is co-founder of the Group’s two investment companies: Toumaz Technology and Future Waves and has been instrumental to the design and development of the technologies owned by the two companies. He currently is chairman and chief technology officer of Toumaz Technology and chairman of Future Waves, in addition to being founding director and chief scientist at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at Imperial College, London. Professor Toumazou is an advisor to many healthcare panels, including the Singapore Government in the field of medical devices. He is a senior Advisor to the Board of Grace Semiconductor in Taiwan, one of the largest semiconductor foundries in the world, and a member of the UK foresight committee on a report for infectious diseases as well as a member of the UK MOD Defence Strategic Advisory Committee on critical technologies. Professor Toumazou is a Fellow of the Royal Society, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Fellow of the American Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He also received the 2007 Silver Medal of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering for pioneering contributions to British Industry. Learn more about Chris Toumazou on Crunchbase…

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Nick Ryman-Tubb

Professor of AI & Machine Learning @ University of Surrey

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Ardavan Amini

Professor of Enterprise Systems @ Birmingham City University

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Prof Ardavan Amini is an expert in digital innovation and complex adaptive systems. Ardavan is the co-founder of the West Midland Data Forum, and the chairman of SAP UK and Ireland S/4 HANA digital technologies. He is also a senior advisor to Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise & Governance. During his career Ardavan has led and contributed on various smart cities projects with public and private sector, enabling transformation for transition, the ability to adapt and create cognitive solutions for social-economic challenges of our society including mobility, sustainability and regeneration development. Learn more about Ardavan Amini on Crunchbase…

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Kieran Arasaratnam

Member Of The Board Of Advisors, Module Leader: Blockchain and Applications, & Professor of Practice @ Imperial College Business School

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Newton Howard

Professor of Neurocomputation and Neurosurgery @ University of Oxford

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Breakthrough A-I Technology for Treating Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disclosed by Dr. Newton Howard at Dubai’s Artificial Intelligence Summit https://aithority.com/cognitive-science/neuroscience/breakthrough-a-i-technology-for-treating-parkinsons-and-alzheimers-disclosed-by-dr-newton-howard-at-dubais-artificial-intelligence-summit/

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Prof. Newton Howard is an inventor, scientist, and leader. Dr. Howard has over 100 publications, and has generated over 85 patents in the fields of AI and neuroscience. He is currently a Professor of Computational Neuroscience and Neurosurgery at the University of Oxford, as well as the Founder and Director of the MIT Mind Machine Project and Director of the MIT Synthetic Intelligence Lab. Learn more about Newton Howard on Crunchbase…

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Sarah Gilbert

Co-Founder & Professor of Vaccinology @ Vaccitech

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Professor Sarah Gilbert is Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University and the programme director for a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award on Human and Veterinary vaccines at the Jenner Institute. She is a member of the Oxford University Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility management committee, and an acknowledged expert in the preclinical and clinical development of viral vectored vaccines.Professor Gilbert’s chief research interest is the development of vaccines that work by inducing strong and protective T cell responses, in addition to working on the development of the viral vector platform technology and its application in rapid vaccine development for emerging pathogens. Learn more about Sarah Gilbert on Crunchbase…

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Rajiv Jalan

Professor of Hepatology @ University College London (UCL)

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Rajiv Jalan, CSO and founder, Professor of Hepatology Head, Liver Failure Group Institute of Hepatology, University College London, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Hepatology and a serial inventor in liver disease. Learn more about Rajiv Jalan on Crunchbase…

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Pedro Cutillas

Professor of Cell Signalling & Proteomics @ Barts Cancer Institute

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George Danezis

Professor of Security and Privacy Engineering @ University College London (UCL)

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Execution and Parallelism for DAG-based BFT Consensus: Paradigms for high-throughput transaction execution over a DAG, meeting recent advances in scaling core Consensus ordering protocols in blockchains.

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George Danezis is a Professor of Security and Privacy Engineering at the Department of Computer Science of University College London. He has been working on anonymous communications, privacy enhancing technologies (PET), and traffic analysis since 2000. He has previously been a researcher for Microsoft Research, Cambridge; a visiting fellow at K.U.Leuven (Belgium); and a research associate at the University of Cambridge (UK), where he also completed his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof. R.J. Anderson. His theoretical contributions to the PET field include the established information theoretic metric for anonymity and pioneering the study of statistical attacks against anonymity systems. On the practical side he is one of the lead designers of the anonymous mail system Mixminion, and has worked on the traffic analysis of deployed protocols such as Tor. His current research interests focus around smart grid privacy, peer-to-peer and social network security, as well as the application of machine learning techniques to security problems. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers on these topics in international conferences and journals. He was the co-program chair of ACM Computer and Communications Security Conference in 2011 and 2012, IFCA Financial Cryptography and Data Security in 2011, the Privacy Enhancing Technologies Workshop in 2005 and 2006. He sits on the PET Symposium board and he regularly serves in program committees of leading conferences in the field of privacy and security. Learn more about George Danezis on Crunchbase…

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Tim Wilkinson

Professor of Photonic Engineering @ University of Cambridge

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My teaching interests are across the spectrum of electrical engineering. My research interest are into liquid crystal materials, devices and applications across many areas in photonics, such as telecommunications, adaptive optics and optical pattern recognition. Specialties: – Teaching at both postgrad and undergrad levels – Research and development Learn more about Tim Wilkinson on Crunchbase…

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Trevor Jones

Visiting Professor @ King’s College London

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Trevor is a main board director of The Wellcome Foundation where he has been responsible for R&D, including the development of AZT, Zovirax, Lamictal, Malarone and other medicines.A director of Allergan Inc and Sigma Tau, Trevor has also been a member of the UK Government Regulatory Agency for 12 years and member of the Medicines Commission for 10 years.In 2004, was appointed to the World Health Organisation Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health and in 2006 was awarded the CBE for services to the pharmaceutical industry. Learn more about Trevor Jones on Crunchbase…

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Mingzhen Liu

Professor @ University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

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Mingzhen Liu is a professor at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Learn more about Mingzhen Liu on Crunchbase…

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JP Rangaswami

Adjunct Professor @ University of Southampton

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Did poorly in PGA Fantasy leagues in the first tournament of the new season. A few top 25 and nothing better. This week I’ve gone for Montgomery, An, English and McCarthy, bench Endicott and Lower. Having performed abysmally earlier, it’s going to be hard to do worse this week.

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JP is the Chief Scientist of Salesforce.com, and is a non-executive director of Ribbit – “Silicon Valley’s first phone company”. Prior to this he was Chief Scientist of BT Group after having been the MD of BT Design (responsible for innovation at the Group) and orginally joining BT as CIO of the Global Services supporting large businesses and organizations across the globe. He was named to silicon.com’s “Top 50 Agenda Setters in technology” in 2007 and 2008 and was ranked 18th in Wired Magazine’s 2009 first UK100 list of Britain’s “top digital power-brokers.” Learn more about JP Rangaswami on Crunchbase…

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Ryan Adams

Assistant Professor of Computer Science @ Harvard University

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Ryan P. Adams was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Previously, he was a CIFAR Junior Research Fellow at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on machine learning and computational statistics, but he is broadly interested in questions related to artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience, machine vision, and Bayesian nonparametrics. Learn more about Ryan Adams on Crunchbase…

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Christopher Bishop

Professor of Computer Science @ University of Edinburgh

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Chris Bishop is a Microsoft Technical Fellow and the Laboratory Director at Microsoft Research Cambridge. He is also Professor of Computer Science at the University of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge. In 2004, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, in 2007 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2017 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Chris obtained a BA in Physics from Oxford, and a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Edinburgh, with a thesis on quantum field theory. He then joined Culham Laboratory where he worked on the theory of magnetically confined plasmas as part of the European controlled fusion programme. From there, he developed an interest in pattern recognition, and became Head of the Applied Neurocomputing Centre at AEA Technology. He was subsequently elected to a Chair in the Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics at Aston University, where he led the Neural Computing Research Group. Chris then took a sabbatical during which time he was principal organiser of the six month international research programme on Neural Networks and Machine Learning at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, which ran in 1997. After completion of the Newton Institute programme Chris joined the Microsoft Research Laboratory in Cambridge. Learn more about Christopher Bishop on Crunchbase…

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Professor Sir Marc Feldmann

Emeritus Professor @ Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

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James Brown

Professor @ Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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Ben Brown is statistical biologist with diverse interests ranging from ecotoxicology to developmental biology. A common theme uniting his work is the study of gene regulation. His lab develops statistical machine learning tools to elucidate regulation in basal and ecologically adverse conditions. Dr. Brown completed a BA in Mathematics at UC Santa Cruz, followed by a PhD in Applied Science and Technology at UC Berkeley in 2009. During his postdoctoral work he won a K99 award from NHGRI. In 2013, he joined the LBNL Life Sciences Division and is building a program focused on the development of tools for the integrative analysis of large, multi-scale biological datasets. In 2015, he joined the UCB Statistics faculty as an adjunct to further his work on ensemble models. In the modENCODE Consortium, he led analysis for the fly transcription consortium (2011-2014). He now leads integrative analysis for the Consortium for Environmental Omics and Toxicology. He is involved in the Microbes to Biomes Initiative (http://m2b.lbl.gov/), leading the analysis for a project aimed at understanding host-microbiome interactions in adaption to environmental challenges. Learn more about James Brown on Crunchbase…

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Lucy Donaldson

Associate Professor @ University of Nottingham

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Lucy is a neurophysiologist with expertise in sensory neuronal function in disease states. Starting out as a dentist. Lucy studied for her undergraduate (Dentistry BDS, Neuroscience BSc (Hons) and postgraduate (PhD, Pharmacology) degrees at the University of Edinburgh. She has worked at the University of California Davis (’94-’96), the University of Leicester(’96-’98), the University of Bristol (’99-2013) and now as Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. She has expertise in the areas of chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain, and in human taste perception in health and disease. She is co- founder and consultant to a spin-out drug development company Exonate. Learn more about Lucy Donaldson on Crunchbase…

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Jan Czernuszka

Associate Professor @ University of Oxford

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Jan Czernuszka is a University Lecturer at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College. He is a Founding Scientist of Oxtex and its Chief Technical Officer. Jan set up and is Head of the Biomaterials Group at Oxford: this is now a Wellcome Trust Centre for Tissue Engineering. He has over 100 publications and nine patents and is regularly invited to give presentations at international conferences. He has been part of a group that obtained Oxford’s largest single grant of approximately £56m. Jan has been Dean and vice-President of Trinity College and is currently Chairman of the Faculty of Materials. He has a BSc (Hons) and ARSM from Imperial College, London, a Ph.D from the University of Cambridge and an M.A from the University of Oxford. Learn more about Jan Czernuszka on Crunchbase…

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David Hunter

Professor of Health Policy & Management @ Durham University

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David Hunter has been Professor of Health Policy and Management at Durham University since 2000 where he is Director of the Centre for Public Policy and Health in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health (www.dur.ac.uk/public.health) and a Wolfson Fellow in the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing. He is Deputy Director of Fuse, the UKCRC Centre for Translational Research in Public Health (www.fuse.ac.uk). He mainly undertakes research on aspects of public health policy and practice. He co-leads the national leading health and wellbeing programme at Durham. He is a special advisor to WHO Europe on its health policy framework and strategy, Health 2020. David is an honorary member of the Faculty of Public Health, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He was Chair of the UK Public Health Association between 2004 and 2009. David lectures and publishes widely on health policy and management topics. His new book, Partnership Working in Public Health, will be published by The Policy Press in January 2014. Learn more about David Hunter on Crunchbase…

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Patrick Barwise

Emeritus Professor of Management & Marketing @ London Business School

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Professor Patrick Barwise is an expert on marketing and media – specialising in brands; advertising; customer focus; media trends; and broadcasting policy. His research interests include customer-focused strategy and execution; using customer insights to improve business performance; and marketing leadership. His next book, The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader, coauthored with former McKinsey partner Thomas Barta, will be published by McGraw-Hill in September 2016. Outside of London Business School, Professor Barwise is a Visiting Senior Fellow, at the London School of Economics; an experienced conference speaker, consultant and expert witness; and an advisory board member of two successful start-ups: Research Now (online fieldwork) and Verve (online brand communities); and former Chairman of the UK’s leading consumer organisation. Prior to his appointment to London Business School, he was involved in sales and marketing with IBM, the Austin-Hall Group and Graphic Systems International. Learn more about Patrick Barwise on Crunchbase…

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Kevin Walker

Associate Professor, Immersive Media @ Coventry University

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Peter Pietzuch

Full Professor @ Imperial College London

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Peter Pietzuch is a professor at Imperial College London, where he leads the Large-Scale Data & Systems group in the Department of Computing. His research focuses on the design and engineering of scalable, reliable, and secure large-scale software systems, with a particular interest in performance, data management, and security issues. He has published papers in premier international venues, including OSDI, USENIX ATC, EuroSys, SoCC, SIGMOD, VLDB, ICDCS, CCS, CoNEXT, NSDI, and Middleware. Before joining Imperial College London, he was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University. He holds PhD and MA degrees from the University of Cambridge. Learn more about Peter Pietzuch on Crunchbase…

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Martin Woodhead

Professor of Childhood Studies @ The Open University

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Martin Woodhead is Emeritus Professor of Childhood Studies at The Open University where he played a major role in establishing the interdisciplinary field of childhood and youth studies. His research has focussed on early childhood education and care, including policy studies, extensive international work and numerous publications. He has also carried out research on child poverty, child labour, and children’s rights, including consultancy work for Save the Children, Council of Europe, OECD, UNICEF and UNESCO. Martin was Special Adviser to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in the drafting of General Comment 7, ‘Implementing Child Rights in Early Childhood’ (2005) and led on the preparation of the UN Secretary General report to GA65 on implementation of early child rights (2010). Martin was co-editor of the journal Children & Society from 2003-11 and co-editor of the Early Childhood in Focus publications funded by Bernard van Leer Foundation, from 2006-13. He is a member of the editorial board for the journal Childhood and advisory board for Journal of Early Childhood Research. Since 2005, Martin has been a member of the senior academic team directing Young Lives, a 15-year longitudinal study of child poverty in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam, based in Department of International Development, University of Oxford, where he is an Honorary Associate. Martin took particular responsibility for the development of Young Lives child-focussed and qualitative research methods, and is currently focussing on children’s experiences of school in Young Lives countries, especially the impact of private sector growth on Education for All’s equity goals. Martin is also Chair of the International Advisory Board to the Open Society Foundation Early Childhood Program. Learn more about Martin Woodhead on Crunchbase…

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Hassan Ugail

Professor of Visual Computing @ University of Bradford

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Fraser Watts

Visiting Professor @ University of Lincoln

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Last night I had the privilege of introducing an excellent Boyle Lecture by Christopher Southgate on “God and a World of Natural Evil”. You can hear it online at 6.00 pm on Tuesday 21st June and submit questions to panel discussion that will follow.
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At present, I am a Visiting Professor in Psychology of Religion at the University of Lincoln. I have previously held positions at the University of Cambridge, University of London and Kings College hospital. I was also a priest in the Church of England and until my retirement, I was Vicar-Chaplain of St Edward’s Church in Cambridge. I have published many books on the psychological study of religion. Subjects covered in my publications include the evolution of religion, dual-process cognition in religion, the interface of theology and psychology such as prayer, forgiveness and spiritual healing My latest book, Psychology, Religion and Spirituality: Concepts and Applications is due to be published by Cambridge University Press early in 2017 Learn more about Fraser Watts on Crunchbase…

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Sriram Subramanian

Professor @ University of Sussex

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Sriram Subramanian is a Professor of Human-computer Interaction at the University of Bristol. His research interests are in exploring new forms of interactive systems combining novel displays combinations with multi-touch, haptics and touchless gestures. Before joining the University of Bristol, he worked as a senior scientist at Philips Research (The Netherlands) and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan (Canada). In 2013, he co-founded Ultrahaptics a spin-out company developing technology to provide the physical sensation of touch in mid-air. Ultrahaptics enables one to feel virtual objects and textures or receive tactile cues for touchless interaction. Learn more about Sriram Subramanian on Crunchbase…

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John Goodacre

Professor of Computer Architectures @ University of Manchester

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Erland Kallen

Professor of Dynamic Meteorology @ Stockholm University

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Simon Chadwick

Professor of Sports Enterprise & Co-Director of Centre for Sports Business @ University of Salford

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Despite an underwhelming first NFT issue https://www.empireofthekop.com/2022/04/04/liverpool-disappointed-with-underwhelming-nft-sales-as-only-5-of-first-tokes-issued-being-sold/ Liverpool is back for more. According to the club, '[it] has a responsibility to explore new technologies like NFTs, metaverse and even wearables' https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/liverpool-nfts-metaverse-vr-ar-technology/

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Simon Chadwick Professor of Sports Enterprise & Co-Director of Centre for Sports Business Simon is Professor in Sports Enterprise at Salford University Manchester. He is Founding Editor of ‘Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal’, a former Editor of the ‘International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship’, and has authored and published more than 600 articles, conference papers and books on sport. Simon has recently co-edited Routledge Handbook of Sport Marketing and has also been co-editor of the following books: ‘The Business of Sport Management’ and ‘The Marketing of Sport’ (Financial Times Prentice Hall), ‘International Cases in the Business of Sport’ (Elsevier), ‘Managing Football: An International Perspective’ (Elsevier) and ‘Sport Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice’ (F.I.T.). Alongside his books, Chadwick has created a Sport Marketing talk series for Henry Stewart Publishing, is Editor of a Sport Marketing book series for Routledge (Taylor and Francis), and is a visiting academic at RMIT in Australia and the University of Molde in Norway. Among his other activities, Simon has worked with numerous organisations involved in sport including the Josoor Institute, Mastercard, FC Barcelona, the International Tennis Federation, Atletico Madrid, UEFA, Chelsea FC, the Qatar Olympic Committee, Adidas, Michelin Motorsport, the German Bundesliga, Tottenham Hotspur, International Centre for Sport Security, Sport Business Group, Euro League Basketball, The Economist and the British Council. In addition, Chadwick’s views on sport are regularly covered by the media; he has been quoted more than 10,000 times in publications across the world including in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, Time, the Financial Times, the Economist and Bloomberg Business Week. Learn more about Simon Chadwick on Crunchbase…

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Gregory Gregoriadis

Professor Emeritus @ Xenetic Biosciences

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Gregory Gregoriadis is the Professor Emeritus at Xenetic Biosciences Inc. Learn more about Gregory Gregoriadis on Crunchbase…

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Vihar Georgiev

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) & Deputy Group Leader of Device Modelling Group @ University of Glasgow

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Alan Dickson

Director of Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals (COEBP), Professor of Biotechnology @ University of Manchester

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Alan Dickson has primary research interests in industrial applications of mammalian cells for protein expression, in particular in relation to upstream aspects, interaction with the culture environment and control of flux form gene to commercial product. Alan is Director of the Centre of Excellence in Biopharmaceuticals, a pan-University of Manchester Centre which focuses on aiding and developing the industrial biopharmaceuticals sector. Learn more about Alan Dickson on Crunchbase…

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Amit Mehta

Associate Professor @ Swansea University

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From 1998 to 2001 Dr Amit Mehta worked in the Telecommunications Industry in Bangalore, India and in Singapore. From July 2002 to February 2006 he worked at the University of Essex, in the Department of Electronics Systems Engineering. Since February 2006 he has been working at Swansea University where he is the Director of Antenna, Communication and Smart City Laboratory. His core research focus is Intelligent Autonomous Communications, Adaptive Antennas, 5G, RF Microwave systems, Sensor and Smart Cities. He is particularly interested in body and vehicle communications, large scale mobile networks, communication signal processing on chipsets / Raspberry Pi / Micro Controllers, smart antennas, mm waves and sensor networks. Dr Mehta has successfully supervised / supervising over 50 postgraduates (> 10 PhDs), has over 70 technical publications, 4 design rights and two patents on invention of steerable smart antenna and concealed weapons detection system. He is a regular key note speaker, session organizer and chair for a number of IEEE / Defence international conferences. Currently he is a reviewer member of EPSRC UK and undertakes regular peer review of leading journals such IEEE Transactions AP / MTT. Dr. Mehta has strong industry-academic project engagements with both civilian and defence sectors (HP research laboratories Palo Alto, California, USA, BAE Systems UK, Ministry of Defence / DSTL UK, UK Home office, US Dept. of Home Land Security, etc). Dr Mehta has given a number of IEEE special seminars based on his leading research in various institutions including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, University of Toronto, and National University of Singapore. Along with undertaking state of the art research Dr Mehta also endeavours to develop a high quality teaching curriculum. He was in receipt of the departmental best lecturer award in 2007 and believes that an outstanding teacher produces an outstanding researcher. Learn more about Amit Mehta on Crunchbase…

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Patrick McCorry

Assistant Professor @ King’s College London

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David Lane

Professor Emeritus @ Heriot-Watt University

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David brings 35 years of international commercial and research experience in robotics to the team. As Founder and CEO of SeeByte Ltd/Inc he grew a multi-million $ UK/US business in defence and offshore markets based in Edinburgh and San Diego. The company won the 2010 Praxis-Unico Business Impact Achieved Award and 2013 Scottish Digital Technology Award for International Growth. David was lead author of the UK RAS2020 Strategy for Lord Willets in 2014 and is advisor to the 8 Great Technology Venture Fund, BAe Systems Corporate Foresight Panel and Royal Academy of Engineering Enterprise Hub. David trained as an electrical engineer with nearly 200 publications, cited more than 4000 times he is founding Director and Professor in the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics. Learn more about David Lane on Crunchbase…

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Julian Gardner

Professor of Electronic Engineering @ University of Warwick

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Martin Stoelen

Associate Professor @ Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

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Toby Peters

Professor, Cold Economy @ University of Birmingham

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Chris Pearce

Professor of Computational Mechanics & Vice Principal (Research) @ University of Glasgow

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Chris Pearce is Dean of Research and Deputy Head of the College of Science & Engineering and Professor of Computational Mechanics at the University of Glasgow. He holds the Royal Academy of Engineering / EDF Energy Research Chair. Chris leads the University’s Smart Campus project that is part of the University’s £1Bn investment in it’s Campus. The University’s Smart Campus will create a living laboratory, integrating and innovating data, digital and engineering technologies into the campus. Chris is a Chartered Engineering and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Learn more about Chris Pearce on Crunchbase…

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Brad Karp

Professor of Computer Systems and Networks @ University College London (UCL)

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Brad Karp is a Professor of Computer Systems and Networks and Head of the Systems and Networks Research Group in the Department of Computer Science at University College London (UCL). His research interests span computer system and network security (current work includes web browser and JavaScript security; past work includes the Wedge secure OS extensions and the Autograph and Polygraph worm signature generation systems); large-scale distributed systems (recent work includes LOUP, a provably loop-free Internet routing protocol; past work includes the Open DHT shared public DHT service); and wireless networks (current work includes techniques for improving capacity at the MAC and PHY layers; past work includes the GPSR and CLDP scalable geographic routing protocols). Prior to taking up his post at UCL in late 2005, Karp held joint appointments at Intel Research and Carnegie Mellon, and as a researcher at ICSI at UC Berkeley. He is a recipient of the Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award (2005-2010). He served as program co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM 2015, and currently serves on the ACM SIGCOMM Technical Steering Committee. Karp earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Harvard University in 2000, and holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Yale University, earned in 1992. Learn more about Brad Karp on Crunchbase…

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George Roussos

Professor, Pervasive Computing @ Birkbeck, University of London

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Prof. George Roussos leads the Pervasive Computing Group at Birkbeck College, University of London, an internationally recognised research centre in mobile computing and the IoT with particular expertise in networked RFID and mobility analytics. His work pioneered participatory cyber‐physical computing as the predominant methodology for the construction of mobile and pervasive computing systems. With contributions in systems architecture, privacy protection and human dynamics his work demonstrated how the user’s activity can be exploited as the core ingredient for building such systems. Prof Roussos is the author of four books and over 100 research papers. He was a member of the EU‐China Internet of Things Expert Group in 2010/12, the 2011 Medalist for best environmental project at the British Computer Society awards and since 2004 serves on the ACM US Public Policy Committee. Learn more about George Roussos on Crunchbase…

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Rehan Bhana

Associate Professor @ Birmingham City University

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Rehan Bhana is an Associate Professor at Birmingham City University. Learn more about Rehan Bhana on Crunchbase…

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Sebastian Riedel

Associate Professor @ University College London (UCL)

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Sebastian is a Reader at University College London, leads the UCL Machine Reading group and is Co-Founder and Head of Research at Bloomsbury AI. He is an Allen Distinguished Investigator and received an $1M award from the Paul Allen Foundation to ‘move the needle’ towards answering broad scientific questions in AI. Sebastian is generally interested in the intersection of Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, and particularly interested in teaching machines to read and to reason with what was read. Learn more about Sebastian Riedel on Crunchbase…

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Gerry Hughes

Honorary Professor @ Queen’s University Belfast

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Sarvapali Ramchurn

Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Director,UKRI TAS Hub @ University of Southampton

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Boris Grot

Assistant Professor @ University of Edinburgh

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Boris Grot is an Assistant Professor in the School of Informatics at the University of Edinburgh. His research seeks to address efficiency bottlenecks and capability shortcomings of processing platforms for big data. His work on scaling on-chip interconnection networks to thousands of cores was selected as an IEEE Micro Top Pick. He is a Google Faculty Research Award recipient for 2014. Boris Grot has a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin. Learn more about Boris Grot on Crunchbase…

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Isabel Hilton

Visiting Professor @ King’s College London

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c. Brexit genius Lord Frost told Radio4 listeners “I don’t think anything’s gone wrong actually”

d. And Brexit-backing hedge fund genius Crispin Odey said the pound crashed because of Remainers (to be fair, this is technically correct – Liz Truss campaigned for Remain)

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Isabel Hilton OBE is a long-standing editor, journalist and expert in Chinese matters. Learn more about Isabel Hilton on Crunchbase…

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Ian Brown

Professor @ University of Oxford

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Ian Brown is Advisor at Foundation for Information Policy Research. Learn more about Ian Brown on Crunchbase…

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Michael Mctear

Emeritus Professor @ Ulster University

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Michael McTear is an Emeritus Professor at Ulster University with a special interest in spoken language technologies. He has been researching in the field of spoken dialogue systems for more than 20 years and is the author of several books, including Spoken Dialogue Technology: Toward The Conversational User Interface (Springer, 2004), Spoken Dialogue Systems (Morgan and Claypool, 2010), with Kristiina Jokinen, and The Conversational Interface: Talking to Smart Devices (Springer, 2016), with Zoraida Callejas and David Griol. Learn more about Michael Mctear on Crunchbase…

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David Crawford

Professor @ University of Essex

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David Crawford has degrees of BA(Hons), MSc in Telecoms, and PhD in Image Coding. He is a Professor at the University of Essex in the UK, with interests in mobile, broadcast and broadband networks for new media. David lectures in Transmission Systems, and specialises in the transfer of knowledge and intellectual property from academia to the commercial sector. David is actively involved in various international technical Standards Forums. He is chairman of the ETSI Working Group harmonising digital transmitter standards; and has previously led Technical Work Groups for the European DVB Project on digital broadcast services and has been active in international Study Groups for spectrum and regulatory issues. He has held senior posts with several blue chip companies during his career, including British Telecom and Crown Castle in the UK, and Bell Labs in the USA where he worked on HDTV coding and transmission systems. Between 2003 – 2005, David was Managing Director for Harris Corporation’s European Broadcast business, running technical facilities in Austria, France and the UK. Since 2005, he has divided his time between his University activities and working as an independent Consultant in the broadcast and telecoms arenas; he is also a part-time Director of a small start-up company, TeamCast of France, which develops high tech digital modulation products. David is a Member of the Royal Television Society, a Fellow of the IET, and was Chairman of the Conference Committee for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) from 2006 until 2009. Since 2009, David has produced all the Technology Sessions for the IBC Conference. Learn more about David Crawford on Crunchbase…

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Prof Gehan Amaratunga

CTO, Professor & Owner @ CamSemi

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Arnaud Doucet

Professor of Statistics @ University of Oxford

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Jason R.C. Nurse

Assistant Professor in Cyber Security @ University of Kent

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Jason R.C. Nurse is an Assistant Professor in Cyber Security at the University of Kent. He is also a Visiting Academic at the University of Oxford, a Visiting Fellow in Defence and Security at Cranfield University, and a professional member of various associations relating to cyber security research and practice. Prior to joining Kent in 2018, Dr Nurse was a Research Fellow at the University of Oxford for 7 years. For his research into the interdisciplinary aspects of cyber, Dr Nurse was nominated as a Rising Star within the UK’s EPSRC RISE Awards Campaign. Specifically, his research concentrates on investigating interdisciplinary approaches to enhance and maintain cyber security for organisations, individuals and governments. This considers the full spectrum of technologies in use today and encompasses topics such as identity security in cyberspace, privacy and security in the internet-of-things, secure electronic voting, fake news and rumours on social media, and dimensions of cybercrime. Learn more about Jason R.C. Nurse on Crunchbase…

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Catherine Mulligan

Professor of Computer Science @ Instituto Superior Técnico

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Ravinder Dahiya

Professor of Electronics and Nanoengineering @ University of Glasgow

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Professor Dahiya is EPSRC Research Fellow and the leader of Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group. He is the director of Electronics Systems Design Centre (ESDC). In past, he worked at Univ. of Delhi (India), Italian Institute of Technology Genoa (Italy), Fondazione Bruno Kessler Trento (Italy), and has held visiting positions at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, and University of Cambridge (UK). He is Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Sensors Council and a Senior member of IEEE. Currently, he is serving on the Editorial Boards of Scientific Reports (Nature Group), IEEE Transactions on Robotics and IEEE Sensors Journal. He is editor of ‘Flexible and Large-Area Electronics’ series by Cambridge University Press. He has been guest editor for 4 Special Journal Issues. He is a member-at-large of the IEEE Sensors Council AdCom (Administrative Committee). He is the founding chair of the UKRI section chapter of IEEE Sensors Council. He is the Technical Program Committee Chair of IEEE Sensors 2017. Learn more about Ravinder Dahiya on Crunchbase…

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Amir Leshem

Professor @ Bar-Ilan University

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Amir Leshem is a professor and head of the signal processing track at the EE department, Faculty of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University. He is also a landscape photographer. Learn more about Amir Leshem on Crunchbase…

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Thomas Hellmann

Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation @ University of Oxford

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Thomas Hellmann is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Saïd School of Business, University of Oxford, and the Academic Director of its Entrepreneurship Centre. He holds a BA from the London School of Economics and a PhD from Stanford University. He previously was faculty at the Graduate School of Business (Stanford), and at the Sauder School of Business (University of British Columbia). He also held visiting positions at Harvard Business School, Wharton, the Hoover Institution, INSEAD, and the University of New South Wales. He has taught numerous MBA, executive, and undergraduate courses in the areas of entrepreneurship, finance, and strategic management. His research focuses on entrepreneurial finance, entrepreneurship, innovation and public policy. His academic writings have been published in many leading economics, finance and management journals, including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, and Management Science. He has been a consultant to a variety of clients, including the World Economic Forum and the Government of British Columbia. He wrote numerous case studies on entrepreneurial companies and venture financing. He is also the founder of the NBER Entrepreneurship Research Boot Camp. Learn more about Thomas Hellmann on Crunchbase…

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Lucas Kello

Associate Professor of International Relations @ University of Oxford

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Lucas Kello is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Oxford University. He serves as Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, a major research initiative on the impact of modern technology on international relations, government, and society. He is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at the Department of Computer Science. His recent publications include The Virtual Weapon and International Order (Yale University Press), a book that explains the transforming impact of the current cyber revolution on national security and international affairs. Learn more about Lucas Kello on Crunchbase…

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Danny Quah

Dean and Li Ka Shing Professor in Economics @ Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

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Lord Mandelson was in town to speak on the UK's future, post-BREXIT. But we also took a moment to reflect on how in 1998 he was Secretary of State at the UK Department of Trade and Industry (the UK's Minister of Trade and Industry) and I was a consultant at DTI, ...

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Gavin Brown

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Financial Technology @ University of Liverpool

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Andrew Morris

Professor @ University of Edinburgh

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Mary Renfrew

Professor Emeritus @ University of Dundee

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Karen Pollitt-Cham

Professor of Digital Transformation Design @ University of Brighton

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Karen Cham is Professor of Digital Transformation Design at the University of Brighton and leads ‘Connected Futures’ research including ‘DRIVA’, a £1.3m data innovation project with Gatwick Airport and the Digital Catapult Centres £1.2m ‘5G Brighton’ testbed, as part of the UK Governments 5G Strategy. She has 25 years experience in user centred design for Next Gen digital, including products & services; production methods; business, management & migration models & transformational strategies and is now a UK Govt advisor and an internationally recognised expert in human machine convergence. Clients have included PlayStation, Diesel, ITV, Which?, Top Shop & EY. Her current research concerns cognitive computing and valuable singularities in IoT, robotics and immersive environments. Learn more about Karen Pollitt-Cham on Crunchbase…

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Maja Pantic

Professor, Affective & Behavioural Computing & Head – i-BUG Group @ Imperial College London

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Maziar Nekovee

Professor of Telecoms and Mobile Technologies , Dean of Sussex-Zhejiang Gongshang AI Institute @ University of Sussex

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Maziar Nekovee is Professor of 5G Mobile Communications and Head of Department of Engineering and Product Design at University of Sussex, UK, where he also heads a research Unit in telecommunication networks, IoT and AI and advises tech investors on mobile technologies. He was Head of 5G Research and Collaborations at Samsung R&D UK from 2013-2017, where his focus was on creating core technologies for 5G NR access, backhaul and fronthaul infrastructure operating in mm-wave bands. Prior to joining Samsung he was fom 2001-20013 with BT, as a senior scientist and team leader, working on WiFi, Cognitive Radio and Spectrum Sharing Technologies for broadband wireless access and automotive connectivity. Prof. Nekovee is a sought-after speaker at high level industry events, C-level meetings with operators, policy makers and top international conferences. He is the author of over 100 highly cited papers, 14 patents and a best-selling book “Cognitive Radio Communications and Networks: Principle and Practice”. Learn more about Maziar Nekovee on Crunchbase…

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Lilian Edwards

Professor of Internet Law @ University of Strathclyde

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Lilian Edwards is Professor of E-Governance at Strathclyde University and Director of the Centre for Internet Law and Policy, and from 2012/13, Director of the LLM in Internet Law and Policy. Her research interests encompass many areas of the law relating to the Internet, the Web and new technologies, including privacy, data protection, online intermediaries, filesharing, illegal content online, e-commerce, cybercrime and security, robo-ethics and digital property, with a European and comparative focus. She has co-edited three bestselling collections on Law and the Internet (Hart Publishing, 1997, 2000 and 2009) with Charlotte Waelde, and a third collection of essays The New Legal Framework for E-Commerce in Europe was published in 2005. She is currently writing a book on European privacy law online with Ian Brown of the Oxford Internet Institute. Her work in on-line consumer privacy won the Barbara Wellbery Memorial Prize in 2004 for the best solution to the problem of privacy and transglobal data flows. She worked at Strathclyde University from 1986-1988 and Edinburgh University from 1989 to 2006 before moving to become Chair of Internet Law at Southampton from 2006-2008 and then at Sheffield from 2008-2010. She is Associate Director, and was co-founder, of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Centre for Research into IP and Technology Law (later “SCRIPT”), funded from 2002-2012. She has taught IT, e-commerce and Internet law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1996 and been involved with law and artificial intelligence (AI) since 1985. She has been a visiting scholar and invited lecturer to universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Latin America and has undertaken consultancy for among others the European Parliament, the European commission, WIPO, the OECD, the Council of Europe, Google, Symantec and McAfee. She is actively engaged in digital rights online as a member of the advisory boards of the Open Rights Group and the Federation for Internet Privacy Research. Her blog on IT law matters, Pangloss, is widely read. Learn more about Lilian Edwards on Crunchbase…

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Eric Yeatman

Professor of Microengineering @ Imperial College London

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Eric M. Yeatman has been a member of academic staff in Imperial College London since 1989, and Professor of Micro-Engineering since 2005. He is Deputy Head of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and has published more than 200 papers and patents, primarily on optical devices and materials, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS). He is also Co-Director of the college’s Digital Economy Lab, and Principal Investigator of the multi-faculty project Digital City Exchange. He is a Fellow and Silver Medalist of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the IEEE. Yeatman is also co-founder and director of Microsaic Systems plc, which develops and markets miniature mass spectrometers for portable chemical analysis. His current research interests are in energy sources for wireless devices (particularly energy harvesting), radio frequency and photonic MEMS devices, pervasive sensing and sensor networks. Learn more about Eric Yeatman on Crunchbase…

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Stephen Heppell

Emeritus Professor Chair in New Learning Environments @ Anglia Ruskin University

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Stephen is the CEO of Heppell.net. He is also Professor of The Felipe Segovia Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, and Professor and Chair in New Media Environments at the Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University. He is also Emeritus Professor and Chair in New Learning Environments at Anglia Ruskin University, and Executive chairman at Learning Possibilities+ Stephen’s “eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground” approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective large scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally as a widely and fondly recognized leader in the fields of learning, new media and technology. Formerly a school teacher, Stephen has worked, and is working, with governments around the world, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, with schools and communities, with his PhD students and with many influential trusts and organizations. Learn more about Stephen Heppell on Crunchbase…

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Christina Chinas

Assistant Professor @ Durham University

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Henning Sirringhaus

Hitachi Professor of Electron Device Physics @ University of Cambridge

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Professor Henning Sirringhaus is a board director of Plastic Logic Ltd. Henning holds the Hitachi Professorship of Electron Device Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory. He has been working in the field of charge transport in organic semiconductors and their application in field-effect transistors since 1997. He has an undergraduate and PhD degree in physics from ETH Zürich (CH). From 1995-1996 he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University (USA). He was awarded the Mullard award of the Royal Society in 2003. His scientific interests include the charge transport physics of molecular, and polymeric semiconductors, the development of printing-based nanopatterning techniques, the use of scanning probe techniques for electrical characterization of functional nanostructures, and the development of novel approaches to quantum computation. He is a member of the Optoelectronics Group, and also current head of the Microelectronics Research Centre of the Cavendish Laboratory. He is co-founder and Chief Scientist of Plastic Logic Ltd., a technology start-up company commercialising printed organic transistor technology. Learn more about Henning Sirringhaus on Crunchbase…

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Sandip Mitra

Consultant Nephrologist & Professor of Renal Medicine @ Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

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Paul Jenkins

Associate Professor of Data Science @ University of Warwick

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Paul Jenkins is an Associate Professor of Data Science in Statistics and Computer Science, with interests in Monte Carlo methods, genomic data analysis, inference from stochastic processes, and mathematical population genetics. Learn more about Paul Jenkins on Crunchbase…

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Nelson Phillips

Professor @ University of California, Santa Barbara

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Philip Treleaven

Professor & Director of UK Financial Computing Centre @ University College London (UCL)

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Tim Dafforn

Professor @ University of Birmingham

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Tim Dafforn is a Professor at the University of Birmingham and founder of Linear Diagnostics Ltd. He has established himself as an expert in biophysical spectroscopy with a keen interest in synthetic biology. Professor Dafforn has developed a number of projects from inception through to commercial realization. One example, Linear Diagnostics Ltd uses the unique properties of bacteriophage as amplification elements in a novel biological assay system. Professor Dafforn is also currently the director of knowledge transfer for the college of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. Learn more about Tim Dafforn on Crunchbase…

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Vincent Walsh

Professor of Human Brain Research @ University College London (UCL)

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Ravishankar Borgaonkar

Associate Professor @ University of Stavanger

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Kal Karim

Associate Professor in Organic and Computational Chemistry @ University of Leicester

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Prof Irene Ng

Professor of Marketing and Service Systems @ University of Warwick

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Irene Ng is the Professor of Marketing and Service Systems at the University of Warwick, leading the trans-disciplinary Service Systems Research initiative within the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG). Irene is involved in several government-funded research projects in the digital economy, including being the Principal Investigator of the RCUK Hub-of-all-Things (HAT) project as well as co-investigator of the RCUK New Economic Models of the Digital Economy (NEMODE) Network+ project. Prior to joining academia, Irene was an entrepreneur for 16 years as CEO of SA Tours, one of Southeast Asia’s largest tour operators, and the founder of Empress Cruise Lines, which she had built into a venture worth US$250 million in annual turnover when she sold it in 1996. Since becoming an academic in 1997, Irene has received global recognition for her work in value, new business models and service systems, with 22 journal articles, three books and national appointments such as the ESRC/AIM Services Fellow in 2008 and ESRC/NIHR Fellow in 2009. Her latest book Creating New Markets in the Digital Economy was recently published by Cambridge University Press in early 2014 Irene’s research lies in the transdisciplinary understanding of value; understanding, creating, designing, pricing, contracting and innovating based on value, as well as new business models and value co-creation in complex service systems. Learn more about Prof Irene Ng on Crunchbase…

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Julian Morris

Visiting Professor @ University of Strathclyde

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Julian Morris is Emeritus Professor of Process Control at Newcastle University and Visiting Professor in the Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry at the University of Strathclyde. He was head of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering from 1990 to 1995, the first head of the School ofChemical Engineering and Advanced Materials and has spent some time as Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta in Canada. He has authored/co-authored over 200 articles inscientific journals, conferences and books, given over 100 invited lectures, and 50 Plenary and Keynote presentations. In 2003 he was elected to Fellow of Britain’s Royal Academy of Engineering and in 2015readers of the Medicine Maker voted Julian Morris one of the most influential people in the world workingin pharmaceutical development and manufacturing. Learn more about Julian Morris on Crunchbase…

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Peter Sommer

Professor of Digital Forensics @ Birmingham City University

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Edward Draper

Visiting Professor @ University of Sheffield

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Bernard Stark

Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering @ University of Bristol

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James Brenton

Professor of Ovarian Cancer Medicine @ University of Cambridge

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Angela Sasse

Professor of Human-Centred Technology @ University College London (UCL)

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Over the past 15 years, she has been research the human-centred aspects of security, privacy, identity and trust Research interests: how we design and implement innovative technologies that are fit for purpose, value for money, and improve productivity and well-being of individuals and society. Read psychology in Germany and holds an M.Sc. in Occupational Psychology from Sheffield University, and a PhD in Computer Science (on Users’ Models) from the University of Birmingham. Worked as a Human Factors Specialist for Philips Corporate Industrial Design in 1990. Started as Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at UCL in November 1990. Learn more about Angela Sasse on Crunchbase…

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Ken Smith

Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine @ University of Cambridge

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Ken Smith was previously a Faculty Member for Renal Immunology & Pathology (inc. Glomerular Diseases) in the Nephrology Faculty. His evaluations during that time can be viewed here Ken Smith is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge and is the Khoo Oon Teik Professor of Nephrology, National University of Singapore. Ken studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, and completed a BMedSc in the Nuffield Department of Surgery in Oxford. He trained in nephrology with an interest in autoimmune disease at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and then completed pathology training specialising in clinical immunology. His PhD (with David Tarlinton and Gus Nossal: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) examined aspects of B cell immunology, work built upon in two years working with Douglas Fearon in Cambridge. He now runs a laboratory in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research which has two main components. The first studies basic immunological mechanisms, and how defects in regulatory control of the immune system can lead to autoimmunity and alter defence against infection. The second component is a translational programme in autoimmune disease (particularly SLE and vasculitis) and has led to the discovery of a novel prognosis-predicting biomarker now entering clinical trials, and the identification of important genes involved in disease pathogenesis. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and in 2007 was awarded the Lister Institute Research Prize. Learn more about Ken Smith on Crunchbase…

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Ken Smith

Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine @ University of Cambridge

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Ken Smith was previously a Faculty Member for Renal Immunology & Pathology (inc. Glomerular Diseases) in the Nephrology Faculty. His evaluations during that time can be viewed here Ken Smith is Professor of Medicine and Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow and Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge and is the Khoo Oon Teik Professor of Nephrology, National University of Singapore. Ken studied medicine at the University of Melbourne, and completed a BMedSc in the Nuffield Department of Surgery in Oxford. He trained in nephrology with an interest in autoimmune disease at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and then completed pathology training specialising in clinical immunology. His PhD (with David Tarlinton and Gus Nossal: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) examined aspects of B cell immunology, work built upon in two years working with Douglas Fearon in Cambridge. He now runs a laboratory in the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research which has two main components. The first studies basic immunological mechanisms, and how defects in regulatory control of the immune system can lead to autoimmunity and alter defence against infection. The second component is a translational programme in autoimmune disease (particularly SLE and vasculitis) and has led to the discovery of a novel prognosis-predicting biomarker now entering clinical trials, and the identification of important genes involved in disease pathogenesis. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and in 2007 was awarded the Lister Institute Research Prize. Learn more about Ken Smith on Crunchbase…

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