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Jordan Panayotov's picture
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Jordan Panayotov is Founder and Director of The Independent Centre for Analysis & Research of Economies (ICARE), Melbourne, Australia. With background in Economics he gained MPH (Health Economics) at The University of Melbourne, which inspired him to focus his work on Health Equity as an important premise for achieving Sustainable Population Health and Wellbeing (SPH) which he suggested as the ultimate indicator for Sustainable Development. In a project for IUHPE in 2013 Jordan initiated, developed and managed “Health in All Policies: Why doing it and How to make it work?”. He pointed out that policies have differential impacts (direct or indirect) on health of populations, which, if not properly assessed and considered in policy design and implementation, can lead to growing health inequalities, thus impede sustainable development. Jordan argues that, since Exclusion inevitably impacts negatively one’s health and wellbeing, inclusive policies should be a normative goal, HiAP is the right approach for operationalizing such policies and SPH is the ultimate indicator for inclusive policy design and implementation in all sectors.
Narimah Samat's picture
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Professor of Geographic Information Systems and Dean for School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Jo Aldridge's picture
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My research focuses on the experiences and needs of ‘vulnerable’ or marginalised groups, specifically children and young people who provide informal care (young carers), people with mental health problems and learning difficulties and women victims-survivors of domestic violence and abuse. I am Director of the Young Carers Research Group at Loughborough University, which is known both in the UK and internationally for its pioneering work with children and young people with caring responsibilities and their families. Broadly, my expertise is in promoting evidence-based approaches to policy making, deriving impact from participatory research and designing interventions and models of best practice for ‘vulnerable’ or marginalised groups (Aldridge, J. (2015) Participatory research: Working with vulnerable groups in research and practice, Policy Press, Bristol, UK). I have recently completed two international research studies: an investigation of the experiences and needs of children, including children with disabilities, living in Tonga – the first ever national study to include the views of children and young people themselves; and a study of Roma community perspectives on migration to the UK.
Monica Narvaez's picture
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Mónica Andrea Narváez Chicaíza has received her LLM degree from McGill University. She is a lawyer from the Universidad de Nariño, Colombia, and hold a degree in Social Security from the Universidad Externado de Colombia. Her main interest lies in the public policies in health as a mean to achieve well-living in the population. She is also interested in development law, especially in the achievement of sustainable development goals.
Simon Burgess's picture
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I am a Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol in the UK. I work on education using an economic analysis, doing empirical work, using RCTs, and using other econometric methods on administrative and other data. My aims are to raise educational achievement, and thereby contribute to raising prosperity, reducing inequality and enhancing social mobility.
Ravi Bhavnani's picture
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Ravi Bhavnani is a Professor in the International Relations & Political Science Department at the Graduate Institute. His research explores the micro-foundations of violent conflict by means of agent-based computational modeling and disaggregated empirical analysis. More specifically, his work examines the endogenous relationships among: (i) the characteristics, beliefs, and interests of relevant actors; (ii) social mechanisms and emergent social structures that shape attitudes, decision-making and behavior; and (iii) patterns of conflict and violence.
Malu Gatto's picture
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Malu A. C. Gatto is Assistant Professor of Latin American Politics at the Institute of the Americas at University College London (UCL). Previously, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich. Gatto's work explores questions about women's political representation and participation, gendered political behavior and policy-making with a regional focus on Latin America, especially Brazil. Her academic research has been published in the JPLA and PS. She has also provided analysis on Brazilian politics and women's political representation for, among others, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, and El País. She holds a BA from Barnard College (2011), and an MSc (2012) and DPhil (2016) from the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.
Aran Martin's picture
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Dr Aran Martin is a Research Fellow at the Melbourne School of Government and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Global Change, Peace and Security. From 2008-2014 he was a Project Manager with the Centre for Dialogue at La Trobe University. His research interests include international relations, conflict resolution, environmental politics and global civil society. Dr Martin is a member of the Australian Attorney General’s Department, Countering Violent Extremism Research Panel and the Victorian Department of Premier & Cabinet's Research Institute on Social Cohesion. His most recent project was a qualitative review commissioned by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the experience of Australian government personnel involved in conflict prevention, peacemaking and peacebuilding programming. Its aim was to derive lessons learnt for the Department to improve its capacity to work more effectively upstream to address the drivers of conflict and to develop new policy and programming tools for early action in response to emerging risks of conflict and instability.
Katherine Saunders-Hastings's picture
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Dr Katherine Saunders-Hastings is Assistant Professor/Lecturer in Latin American Studies at University College London’s Institute of the Americas, where she teaches and researches on urban and political anthropology. Katherine’s research interests encompass issues of violence, (in)security, illicit economies, citizenship, and governance in Latin American cities. Her recent work has focused particularly on the effects of changing patterns of gang violence in Central America on local life and governance practices. Katherine was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s Centre on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. She earned her doctorate in Socio-Legal Studies from the University of Oxford in 2015 and holds a B.A. in Anthropology and History from McGill University and an MPhil in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge. She has worked with the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime (Montréal, Canada) and the Asociación para el Avance de las Ciencias Sociales (Guatemala City, Guatemala). Her research has been supported by fellowships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Clarendon Fund, and the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation.
Sara Ketabi's picture
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Sara is one of two honorary members of the UNICEF USA National Council of Leadership Development, designing national programs and global networks. She spearheads social entrepreneurship, global health, and global citizenship for sustainable development to improve the current education system. Sara is a Global Board Advisor of Electus Education. She co-founded Hale to develop engineering solutions to tackle the issue of poverty/global health through data, and has founded edtech platforms with the support of UNESCO, UNDP, and the World Bank for CollatEd Lab as well as a data science startup. In addition, she has founded a social innovation nonprofit organization that inspires youth to find their passion(s) and launch social impact initiatives through skill-building workshops,conferences, and education projects. Sara has spoken at the UNICEF Global Annual Summit on leading through the Sustainable Development Goals, UN High Level Political Forum, the Women Economic Forum, and more. She’s a Global Scholar and the youngest United Nations SDG Honors Awardee.

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