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Professor Christos Politis is Professor of Wireless Communications at Kingston University, School of Computer Science and Mathematics (CSM). He is also the co-Director of the Digital Information Research Centre (DIRC); with a staff of about 25 academics, 20 postdoctoral researchers and over 60 PhD students, making it one of the largest in the field in the UK.
Professor Nicola Mai is a sociologist, an ethnographer and a filmmaker whose writing and films focus on the experiences and representations of migrants working in the global sex industry. Through experimental ethno-fictions and original research findings he challenges the humanitarian representation of the encounter between migration and sex work in terms of trafficking, while focusing on the ambivalent dynamics of exploitation and agency that are implicated.
Dr Elizabeth Price is a researcher in the Contemporary Art Research Centre, Kingston School of Art. She creates richly multi-layered narrative moving image works made specifically for gallery environments. Often beginning with research undertaken in archives and museum collections, Price draws on varying references, such as architectural sites, social and political histories, as well as the language of advertising copy.
Douglas Brown is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography, Geology and the Environment. His research interests include the geographies of welfare and healthcare in nineteenth-century England and Wales, and using digital analytical techniques for historical geography.
Vari Drennan is professor of health care and policy research, director of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research and associate dean for research in the faculty. She has undertaken a wide range of research concerned with key questions for the improvement of health and social care delivery.
Catherine Malabou is a professor of philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University. An important aspect of her work is the concept of plasticity that she has been exploring for many years in a wide range of domains, from aesthetics to psychoanalysis to contemporary neuroscience.
Catharine Rossi is an Associate Professor in Design History. Her broad range of research interests include Italian design and architecture, the relationship between craft and design both past and present, Chinese design and making cultures, nightclubs, and socially and politically engaged design practice and its interpretation.
Anke Jakob is a research fellow at the Design School at Kingston University. Focusing on design in therapeutic environments, she has researched how multisensory stimulation is facilitated in health care to the benefit of people with special needs.
Professor Annette Boaz is a social scientist with research interests in engagement, impact and evaluation in healthcare. She is one of the managing editors of the international journal Evidence & Policy.
Declan Naughton is professor of biomolecular sciences. His research encompasses nutrition, food safety, performance enhancing foods and drugs, ageing, maintaining health and studying mechanisms of disease leading to drug discovery.
Yahya Zweiri holds a senior lectureship within the School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. His research centres on the use of unmanned ground and aerial vehicles to assess damage to infrastructure in the context of asset and disaster management.