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Editorial — United Kingdom   Back to Top

Stephen Khan

Stephen Khan

Editor

Stephen Khan is The Conversation’s Editor in the UK. He was a news editor at The Guardian and previously Deputy Foreign Editor of The Independent, Scotland Editor of The Observer and also worked for The Sunday Herald in Scotland.

Jo Adetunji

Jo Adetunji

Deputy Editor

Before joining The Conversation UK, Jo Adetunji worked as a reporter and editor at the Guardian, covering stories from UK knife crime to the Arab Spring. She previously edited the Guardian's health and social care networks and has also written for The Times, The Independent and Telegraph newspapers.

Matt Warren

Matt Warren

Deputy Editor

Before joining The Conversation as Executive Editor, Matt Warren was a magazine editor and features executive on The Daily Mail.

Jonathan Este

Jonathan Este

Associate Editor

Jonathan Este spent 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor on The Independent as well as The Australian. He joins The Conversation from the Media Alliance in Australia where he specialised in media law and policy and the digital revolution in journalism.

Annabel Bligh

Annabel Bligh

Business + Economy Editor

Annabel is business and economy editor at The Conversation UK and co-produces The Anthill podcast. She joined TCUK as an assistant commissioning editor in January 2014. Before that, she worked in broadcast journalism as a radio news show producer at digital station Monocle 24, covering a wide array of international issues.

Joel Dimmock

Joel Dimmock

Senior Commissioning Editor

Joel Dimmock spent 15 years as a journalist and editor at Reuters and AFP covering the banking and fund management industries. Most recently he was writing and publishing Reuters' investment strategy news and analysis. He has also worked on the Daily Mirror news desk.

Holly Squire

Holly Squire

Commissioning Editor

Holly joins The Conversation from a background in broadcast journalism and magazine publishing. She spent three years working as a reporter and editor on a number of business publications focusing on housing, the environment and health. Before this, she worked for the BBC as a journalist and researcher. She is based in York.

Will de Freitas

Will de Freitas

Environment + Energy Editor

Will de Freitas helped to establish The Conversation in the UK. Previously, he worked on data projects for the Guardian's Global Development website, and for three years worked in ministerial offices at Whitehall.

Laura Hood

Laura Hood

Politics Editor, Assistant Editor

Laura worked for more than five years as a reporter and news editor for Research Fortnight, a specialist publication focusing on science, technology and higher education policy. She also worked as a reporter for Research Europe, covering French higher education policy and European policy in areas including space and innovation.

Josephine Lethbridge

Josephine Lethbridge

Interdisciplinary Editor

Josephine joined The Conversation as Arts + Culture Editor in 2014, before becoming Interdisciplinary Editor in 2017. She has an MA in English Literature from the University of Glasgow and an MSc in Science, Technology and Society from UCL. She is also a trustee of the Queille Trust, which holds a biennial arts festival.

Andrew Naughtie

Andrew Naughtie

International Editor

Andrew comes from a social science background, and studied and worked in the US. Before joining The Conversation, he worked on projects spanning behavioural economics, ethnography for public policy, and commercial qualitative research.

Michael Parker

Michael Parker

Membership Editor

Michael is a news and features journalist with more than 12 years’ experience covering everything from crime to culture for British newspapers and magazines, formerly Associate Editor at The Big Issue in London for three years before leaving to write travel guides in the US. Prior to entering journalism Michael worked in technology as a systems administrator, and he retains interests in Linux and open source software, digital rights, privacy and surveillance.

Miriam Frankel

Miriam Frankel

Science Editor

Miriam worked for four years as a reporter and news editor of Research Fortnight, a specialist publication focusing on science, technology and higher education policy. She has previously written for publications including New Scientist, Nature and Physics World. She also has a background as a PhD student in atomic physics, specialising in laboratory astrophysics.

Gemma Ware

Gemma Ware

Society Editor

Before joining The Conversation, Gemma worked for over five years as assistant editor at the Paris-based The Africa Report magazine where she focused on business, technology and education. She previously wrote about fundraising and UK charity policy at Civil Society Media.

Steven Vass

Steven Vass

Scotland Editor

Steven Vass joined The Conversation in February 2014 after nearly 10 years at the Sunday Herald, first as media correspondent and then as deputy business editor, where he wrote about most aspects of business but particularly energy, the economy and the financial crisis. He previously spent several years as a VSO volunteer in Zambia and several more as a media analyst in London.

Jane Wright

Jane Wright

Commissioning Editor

Jane Wright has worked for a variety of Scottish newspapers including The Herald, The Daily Mail and Scotland on Sunday. In 1999, she joined The Sunday Herald and edited the magazine for eight years. Jane moved to London to launch Eurostar's new magazine, and edited several travel publications. Returning to Glasgow in 2016, she joined The Conversation in March 2017.

Ruth Dawson

Ruth Dawson

Wales Editor

Ruth comes from a background in the Welsh media, most recently working at the South Wales Evening Post. Before this, she worked as editor of a respected automotive industry publication. She is based in Cardiff.

Stephen Harris

Stephen Harris

Commissioning + Science Editor

Stephen covers science, technology and health for The Conversation. He previously spent five years as senior reporter and special projects editor at The Engineer, the world's oldest technology magazine and professional journal.

Luke Salkeld

Luke Salkeld

Commissioning Editor

Luke has worked as a journalist in the UK national press for 14 years, including a decade at the Daily Mail as a reporter and news editor. He is based in Bristol.

Paul Keaveny

Paul Keaveny

Commissioning Editor

Paul has been a journalist for 16 years, working most recently as a news reporter for The Sun covering the north of England. Before that he worked as a multimedia journalist at The Press Association covering breaking news, court cases and major events. Paul began his career as a local newspaper reporter and crime correspondent and also works for the BBC. He is based in Manchester.

Emily Lindsay Brown

Emily Lindsay Brown

Editor for Cities and Young People

Emily graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 with an MA in Philosophy and English Literature. While at university, she worked as a media monitor for Press Data Ltd, interned with The Conversation UK and the St James Ethics Centre, and was news editor at The Journal - a Scottish student newspaper. She rejoined The Conversation in 2015, helped to launch its Cities section in 2016 and completed an MSc in Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science...

Clint Witchalls

Clint Witchalls

Health + Medicine Editor

Clint has worked as a freelance journalist for the past 15 years. He has covered health, science and technology for The Economist, Intelligent Life, Newsweek, New Scientist, The Guardian and The Independent. He also wrote a book about his year as a clinical trial "guinea pig" for the male pill called Die Pille und Ich (Rowohlt). Clint holds an MSc in creative non-fiction writing from Imperial College London.

Editorial — Africa   Back to Top

Caroline Southey

Caroline Southey

Editor

Previously Caroline was editor of the Financial Mail in South Africa. Prior to that she worked for the Financial Times in London and Brussels in various roles over 17 years including as World Desk Editor and as a foreign correspondent covering European Union agriculture and social policy.

Declan Okpalaeke

Declan Okpalaeke

Editor at Large

Declan has worked as a reporter, editor and manager at a number of Nigerian publications including The Guardian, Tell and Insider Weekly, covering health, environment, politics and business. He volunteers as adjunct/fellow at the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos. A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, he was also a former Knight International Journalism Fellow. He is a winner of the CNN African Journalist of the Year Award, and pioneer president of the African Health Jour...

Julius Maina

Julius Maina

Regional Editor East Africa

Julius was previously managing editor of a number of Kenyan national daily and weekly newspaper titles under the Nation Media Group and The Standard Group in Nairobi, among them the Saturday Nation. He was the founding editor of Drum East Africa magazine and has also worked as a senior editor in Tanzania.

Candice Bailey

Candice Bailey

Health + Medicine Editor

Candice worked as an investigative journalist at the Johannesburg-based civil society organisation Corruption Watch. She has also been a reporter in the newsrooms of several weekly and daily national newspapers, most recently the Sunday Independent and Johannesburg Star newspaper.

Joy Wanja Muraya

Joy Wanja Muraya

Health + Medicine Editor

Joy is a science and health enthusiast. Over the past 10 years she has worked at the Daily Nation and Standard Newspapers in Kenya as a senior health and science writer. She has a Masters of Public Health from Moi University and is a past winner of various health awards and fellowships. These included being named the African Story Challenge fellow in 2014 and best reporter awards from the Media Council of Kenya and at both media organisations she worked for.

Natasha Joseph

Natasha Joseph

Science & Technology Editor

Natasha worked as news editor of City Press for three years before joining The Conversation Africa. She has freelanced for a range of publications, including Al Jazeera English, The Atlantic and The Big Issue. After obtaining her Bachelor of Journalism at Rhodes University in 2003, she worked for the Cape Times as a general reporter before joining the Cape Argus as news editor in 2009. She is a contributing editor to the Index on Censorship.

Ozayr Patel

Ozayr Patel

Environment + Energy Editor

Ozayr previously worked as a television and online producer with a special focus on sport at independent television and online news agency, e News Channel Africa. Prior to that he was employed as a content controller for the Supersport website.

Thabo Leshilo

Thabo Leshilo

Politics + Society Editor

Thabo is a journalist and editor with 23 years’ experience in newspapers. He is the former editor of the Pretoria News, Sowetan, Sunday World and Business Times. His main areas of interest are human rights, education, politics, labour, transport and small business development. He is a past winner of the Sanlam Business Journalist of the Year Award (small business section). He was a 2008/2009 Nieman Fellow (Harvard University).

Charles Leonard

Charles Leonard

Arts + Culture Editor

Charles was news editor at the Mail & Guardian for four years before joining us. As a reporter, producer, news editor and executive producer with 29 years of experience, he has worked at a variety of South African publications and broadcasters including Business Day, the SABC TV, SAfm, Vrye Weekblad and the Sunday Times. He has also worked for the UK's Channel Four News. He has written extensively on arts, culture, politics and sport.

Sibonelo Radebe

Sibonelo Radebe

Business + Economy Editor

Sibonelo has been a journalist for about 20 years with a focus on business and economic areas. He has worked for national titles in South Africa such as the Business Day, Financial Mail and The New Age. Prior to joining The Conversation Africa, he worked for the National Empowerment Fund, a South African development finance institution.

Julie Masiga

Julie Masiga

Peace + Security Editor

At heart, Julie is a human rights proponent with a specific interest in women, leadership and governance. She has vast experience in writing and editing for both newspapers and magazines in the East African region, including titles under the Nation Media Group, the Standard Group and East Africa Magazines. She hosts a weekly political and current affairs talk show on KTN News in Nairobi and writes a weekly governance column for The Standard Newspaper. Julie studied law at the University of Sh...

Lindiwe Malindi

Lindiwe Malindi

Commissioning Editor

Lindiwe is a student at the University of the Witwatersrand studying towards a Masters degree in Sociology. She previously completed a Masters in Development Studies at the University of Granada in Spain. Prior to that she completed her undergraduate degree in literature and theatre, and an Honours degree in African Studies at the University of Cape Town. She has worked as a workshop facilitator, copy editor and project co-ordinator in civil society.

Moina Spooner

Moina Spooner

Commissioning Editor: East Africa

Moina is a journalist, researcher and editor. She has extensive online media experience and has written widely on a variety of pan-African issues having previously worked for Africa Review and Mail & Guardian Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. She has also contributed to a range of titles including the Daily Nation, the East African, the World Economic Forum and Citiscope.

Shallan Govender

Shallan Govender

Copy Chief

Shallan has over ten years’ experience in the media and corporate communications sectors. Most recently she worked as a senior sub editor at eNews Channel Africa. Prior to that she played integral roles specialising in internal communications at major firms such as Unilever, ABI and Altech. She has all round experience having worked on a range of media platforms including print, digital and broadcast.

Judy Nguta

Judy Nguta

Audience Development Manager

Judy has a passion for digital media. Before joining The Conversation, she worked as a news and current affairs sub editor at Standard Digital. She was among the team that established its online news platform, having joined after graduating with a degree in Information Sciences from Moi University.

Editorial — Australia   Back to Top

Misha Ketchell

Misha Ketchell

Editor

Misha has been a journalist for more than 20 years. He joined The Conversation late in 2010 and was managing editor of the team that launched the website in March the following year. In previous roles he was founding editor of The Big Issue Australia and editor of Crikey. He has also edited The Melbourne Weekly, worked for The Age as a reporter and feature writer and spent several years at the ABC where he was a TV producer on Media Watch and The 7:30 Report and an editor on The Drum.

Charis Palmer

Charis Palmer

Deputy Editor

Charis joined The Conversation as News Editor in 2012 after working as editor of Business Spectator, where she was also founding editor of Technology Spectator. She later served as editor of iTnews and has also run her own publishing business focused on the banking sector.

Liz Minchin

Liz Minchin

Executive Editor (Maternity Leave)

Liz is a Walkley award-winning journalist and author, with two decades of experience in newspapers, radio and online. Liz is now Executive Editor, a newly-created role that includes leading The Conversation’s national training program, which teaches pitching, writing and public engagement skills to academics and researchers; working with the senior editing team; and public presentations and outreach for member organisations. She joined The Conversation in 2012 as its first Queensland Editor.

Sunanda Creagh

Sunanda Creagh

Head of Digital Storytelling

Sunanda Creagh is an award-winning journalist and The Conversation's Digital Storytelling Editor. She works with The Conversation's editors and contributing academics to find fresh ways to tell evidence-based stories - through charts, video, audio, interactive time-lines or data visualisations. Previously, Sunanda has been The Conversation's FactCheck Editor, News Editor and Arts + Culture deputy editor. She began her career at The Sydney Morning Herald and worked at the Reuters bureau in Jak...

Suzy Freeman-Greene

Suzy Freeman-Greene

Section Editor: Arts + Culture

Suzy is a former features editor, news editor and arts editor at The Age, where she wrote a regular oped column for many years. She has taught journalism at the University of Melbourne and freelanced in New York. Her essays, criticism, feature articles and fiction have been published widely in places such as Meanjin, Good Weekend, Island and Australian Book Review.

James Whitmore

James Whitmore

Deputy Editor: Arts + Culture

James joined The Conversation after graduating from University of Melbourne. He has been sub-editor, feature writer and wildlife columnist for Farrago, and has presented on SYN community radio.

Lucinda Beaman

Lucinda Beaman

FactCheck Editor

Lucinda has 13 years’ experience reporting for leading Australian and international publications and websites, with a background in financial and world news. As a journalist for The Times in Sydney, Lucinda reported on breaking Australian and foreign news for a global audience. Prior to that, she spent 10 years covering the Australian financial services sector for a range of publications, working as a reporter, editor, video producer and presenter.

Jenni Henderson

Jenni Henderson

Section Editor: Business + Economy

Before starting at The Conversation Jenni worked on the Mindframe national media initiative, helping journalists report on mental illness and suicide. She has also worked for a number of years in radio, online and television journalism for the ABC and for Reuters at the Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur bureaus.

Josh Nicholas

Josh Nicholas

Deputy Editor: Business + Economy

Josh joins The Conversation after stints in print, radio and online. His background in politics, philosophy and economics positions him to tackle issues from a variety of disciplines.

John Watson

John Watson

Section Editor: Cities + Policy

John joined The Conversation in December 2013 as politics & society editor. After two years in that role, he took up the new position of cities & policy editor. John has worked in the news media since he decided in the mid-1980s that a life tracking elephants (in the process of gaining an honours degree in ecology) was less interesting than being a journalist in apartheid-era South Africa. His residence was soon revoked and he returned to Australia. He joined The Conversation after nearly two...

Sophie Heizer

Sophie Heizer

Assistant Education Editor

Sophie was a former Politics + Society intern. She is a journalism graduate from RMIT, and has a background in politics and writing. She has interned with Crikey and Happell Media, and occasionally does freelance communications work.

Michael Hopkin

Michael Hopkin

Section Editor: Energy + Environment

Based in Perth, Michael joined The Conversation after several years as a journalist with Fairfax, Sky News and The West Australian. Before moving to Australia from his native UK, he was a senior news and features writer for Nature.

Madeleine De Gabriele

Madeleine De Gabriele

Deputy Editor: Energy + Environment

Madeleine has been with The Conversation since 2015, working as the Arts + Culture deputy section editor until 2017. Prior to that she worked for Deakin University as a research assistant and completed a Bachelor in Media and Communications.

Fron Jackson-Webb

Fron Jackson-Webb

Senior Health + Medicine Editor

Fron joined The Conversation in March 2011 from the Australian Medical Association, where she managed the Victorian media office. She previously worked for BBC Magazines in London and Melbourne consultancy Twenty20 Communications.

Alexandra Hansen

Alexandra Hansen

Section Editor: Health + Medicine

Alexandra has worked in various media and journalism roles in Melbourne, London, and Jakarta. Prior to joining The Conversation she worked at Foreign Policy Think Tank, the Australia India Institute at The University of Melbourne.

Sasha Petrova

Sasha Petrova

Deputy Editor: Health + Medicine

Sasha joined The Conversation in 2015 after working for the Centralian Advocate - a newspaper in Alice Springs - where she was the health and education reporter. Prior to that, she completed a Masters in Journalism and International Relations and wrote regular freelance pieces for various Australian publications.

Amanda Dunn

Amanda Dunn

Section Editor: Politics + Society

Prior to joining The Conversation, Amanda was a reporter and editor with The Age for 16 years, covering health, education, social policy, pop culture and the arts. She was also news and features editor for The Sunday Age, which included overseeing the paper's coverage of the 2007 federal election.

Michael Courts

Michael Courts

Deputy Section Editor: Politics + Society

A graduate of Melbourne University's media and communications program, Michael returns to The Conversation after a successful internship on the Politics + Society desk in 2012 where he worked on the site's US elections coverage.

Sarah Keenihan

Sarah Keenihan

Section Editor: Science + Technology

Sarah joined The Conversation in October 2016. She previously worked as a freelance science writer and editor, in science communication and as an immunology researcher in Australia and Indonesia. She has a PhD and a Graduate Diploma in Sciences Communication.

Shelley Hepworth

Shelley Hepworth

Section Editor: Technology

Shelley joined The Conversation in December 2017. Prior to that, she wrote about media and technology for the Columbia Journalism Review in New York, and spent eight years as an editor and producer at SBS in Sydney. She has an MA in journalism from Columbia University.

Michael Lund

Michael Lund

Deputy Editor: Science + Technology

Michael has been a journalist for many years and worked for the BBC, ABC and more recently as a feature writer for The Courier-Mail, based in Brisbane. He has won several awards and commendations for his work including a highly commended in the Walkley Awards. Michael has also worked as a tutor and lecturer in journalism with Queensland University of Technology. He has a long interest in science and technology and holds a BSc (hons) in Mathematics and Physics and a MSc in Pure Mathematics.

James Norman

James Norman

Section Editor

James Norman is a Melbourne based journalist, author and editor. He has written extensively for The Guardian, The Age, The Saturday Paper, Vice USA among others. He is the author of the book Bob Brown: Gentle Revolutionary, the first official biography of Bob Brown. He has also worked for several Australian and international NGOs including the 2017 Nobel-prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons and the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Veronika Meduna

Veronika Meduna

New Zealand Editor

Veronika is an award-winning journalist and author, with two decades of experience in radio, print and digital. Before joining The Conversation, she produced and hosted a weekly science programme for New Zealand’s public broadcaster RNZ, for which she won several journalism awards, including the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s prize for best documentary. She has also contributed to other broadcasters and publications in New Zealand and internationally, including the NZ Listener, NZ Geograph...

Debbie Dickinson

Debbie Dickinson

Head of audience engagement (Maternity Leave)

Debbie Dickinson joins The Conversation having run national and international digital media campaigns, including for the Australian Government on the carbon price, and for the UK Government's UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen. She previously worked as a strategic policy advisor at London's Sustainable Development Commission, and at the Amsterdam-based non-profit, the Global Reporting Initiative.

Molly Glassey

Molly Glassey

Audience Development Manager

Molly Glassey graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with a degree in Journalism, majoring in Law. Since graduating, she has worked as a features writer for Concrete Playground and was the court and crime reporter for The Warwick Daily News. She spent 2015 in Germany freelancing and studying German and Arabic. Molly returns to The Conversation after interning and working on the Arts + Culture desk in 2014.

Emil Jeyaratnam

Emil Jeyaratnam

Multimedia Editor

Emil has a background in documentary post-production and has credits on documentaries for the ABC, SBS, and BBC, amongst others. He has completed a Graduate Diploma of Journalism at La Trobe University, where he co-edited its online magazine, and after a brief stint at Business Spectator, he joins The Conversation as the Multimedia Editor.

Wes Mountain

Wes Mountain

Deputy Multimedia Editor

Wes joined The Conversation in late 2015. In the past he has written for Crikey, Junkee and the Centre for Advancing Journalism’s The Citizen. He is also a cartoonist and has had cartoons featured in the Museum of Australian Democracy’s annual best of Australian political cartoons exhibition, Behind the Lines.

Editorial — Canada   Back to Top

Scott White

Scott White

Editor

Scott White is Editor of The Conversation Canada. Previously, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Canadian Press and Vice-President, Content Strategy and Business Development at Postmedia Network. He has an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and is a graduate of the journalism program at Ryerson University.

Lee-Anne Goodman

Lee-Anne Goodman

Politics, Business & Economics

Lee-Anne Goodman is an award-winning journalist who's worked in Washington, D.C., Ottawa and Toronto covering everything from the political ascent of Barack Obama during her years as White House correspondent to the fatal 2014 shooting on Canada's Parliament Hill. She most recently worked as Business Editor and Ontario Bureau Chief for The Canadian Press, managing a staff of more than 20 reporters and editors. She joins The Conversation Canada as its Politics, Business and Economics commissio...

Saleem Khan

Saleem Khan

Science & Technology

Saleem Khan is a digital news pioneer who founded JOVRNALISM for virtual reality in journalism, and INVSTG8.net. He launched and ran Canadian Broadcasting Corp.'s technology news service, was global technology and news editor at Metro and Toronto Star newspapers, and reported for the New York Times, Globe and Mail, National Post, Fast Company and others. He is a Kiplinger Fellow, Unity Fellow, and won OpenNews, African Media Initiative, Knight and Mozilla foundation honours. Formerly the Cana...

Vinita Srivastava

Vinita Srivastava

Culture & Society, Critical Race, Arts

Vinita Srivastava has worked as an editor, reporter and multimedia producer. She has reported for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Savoy and WBAI Radio in New York. She was the senior editor at Impact magazine and the head of research at Vibe. She was a professor of journalism at the Ryerson School of Journalism where she developed the graduate studies digital media program and the Verse City Project, a multimedia bootcamp for marginalized youth. Her interdisciplinary peer reviewed rese...

Heather Walmsley

Heather Walmsley

Health & Medicine, Education

Heather Walmsley is a journalist and interdisciplinary researcher. She has an MA in postcolonial literatures, a PhD in the ethics and anthropology of biomedicine and from 2012-15 was a SSHRC Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia. She has also worked as a research associate in science journalism at Concordia University, staff writer for Internet Magazine, website editor for Greenpeace UK and freelance education writer for The Independent. She has consulted on resear...

Hannah Hoag

Environment & Energy

Hannah Hoag is an award-winning journalist who has covered the environment, science and medicine for the past 15 years. She has written for Nature, Wired, bioGraphic, The Atlantic, the Globe and Mail and Maclean’s, and she launched and ran Arctic Deeply, an independent digital media project covering circumpolar Arctic issues. She has graduate degrees in biology (human genetics) from McGill University and in science and medical journalism from Boston University.

Lisa Varano

Lisa Varano

Audience Development Editor

Lisa is a journalist with experience in digital, broadcast and print media. Prior to The Conversation Canada, she worked at CTV News Toronto for five years. She has a Master of Arts in journalism from the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from McGill University.

Erin Ward

Research Assistant

Erin Ward is currently a student in the Master of Journalism program at the University of British Columbia. Previously, she obtained a BA with an honours specialization in philosophy from the University of Western Ontario before going on to complete an MA in philosophy at the University of Windsor. During this time, she also wrote for a variety of local publications including Windsorite.ca and The Windsor Printmaker’s Forum.

Editorial — France   Back to Top

Didier Pourquery

Didier Pourquery

Directeur de la rédaction

Diplômé de Sciences Po Paris et de l’ESSEC, Didier débuta sa carrière dans l’industrie pendant six ans. Journaliste économique à Libération puis au journal Le Monde de 1983 à 1990, il fut successivement rédacteur en chef à Sciences & Vie Économie, La Tribune, InfoMatin, Prisma Presse et L'Expansion. Directeur des rédactions de Metro en France depuis son lancement en 2002 jusqu’en 2006, il travailla ensuite sur le projet Bild France d’Axel Springer avant de prendre la direction déléguée de Lib...

Fabrice Rousselot

Fabrice Rousselot

Directeur de la publication

Fabrice a passé une grande partie de sa carrière comme correspondant à l'étranger pour Libération avant d'en diriger le site web puis de devenir le directeur de la rédaction du quotidien. Il a écrit dans plusieurs magazines et collaboré à de nombreux médias internationaux. Il est aussi l'auteur de deux livres d'actualité internationale et politique et d'un roman.

Leighton Walter Kille

Leighton Walter Kille

Rédacteur en chef, chargé notamment de la coordination internationale et technique

Leighton est l'un des fondateurs de Journalist's Resource, un projet de Harvard Kennedy School, où il fut le rédacteur en chef. Il a aussi travaillé pour le Boston Globe, le San Francisco Bay Guardian et plusieurs autres médias aux États-Unis.

Thomas Hofnung

Thomas Hofnung

Chef de rubrique Politique et Société

Journaliste au quotidien Libération durant près de 15 ans, spécialiste des questions internationales et de défense. Diplômé de Sciences-Po Paris et du Centre de formation des journalistes (CFJ). Auteur de plusieurs ouvrages, dont La Crise en Côte d'Ivoire et Le scandale des biens mal acquis (tous deux à La Découverte), et Georges Marchais, L'inconnu du Parti communiste français (L'Archipel)

Jennifer Gallé

Jennifer Gallé

Cheffe de rubrique Environnement et Énergie

Après avoir étudié la philosophie, Jennifer a travaillé pendant dix ans pour la presse quotidienne (Metro) avant de lancer son propre magazine (Paprika). Elle a coordonné une trentaine de lancements de journaux dans le monde et a également exercé comme traductrice (L'Expérience de l'invisible, 2015).

Caroline Nourry

Directrice générale

Caroline a travaillé 15 ans dans la presse spécialisée BtoB (L'Usine Nouvelle, LSA...) et grand public (Elle, Paris Match, Version Femina, Télé7Jours...) en tant que directrice de la diversification. Elle a également été directrice du développement du Groupe Sophia Publications, éditeur des revues La Recherche, Historia, L'Histoire et Le Magazine Littéraire.

Aline Richard Zivohlava

Aline Richard Zivohlava

Editrice Sciences et Technologies

Journaliste scientifique et auteur (livres et documentaires). Je collabore à Marianne, au Figaro Santé et suis chargée de cours à l'Institut Pratique de Journalisme (IPJ Paris-Dauphine). Postes précédents : directrice de la rédaction du magazine La Recherche; journaliste spécialisée énergie et matières premières à La Tribune, Capital, Infomatin.

Estelle Saget

Estelle Saget

Chef de rubrique Santé et Médecine

Après ses études en journalisme, Estelle collabore d'abord au cahier Sciences du quotidien Libération. En 2002, elle rejoint la rédaction de l'hebdomadaire L'Express pour y traiter les questions de santé et de médecine. En 2009, elle reçoit le premier Prix du journalisme européen en santé, qui distingue le meilleur article au sein des 28 pays de l'Union. Estelle a consacré de nombreux reportages aux avancées médicales et encouragé la prise de parole des patients dans les médias.

Sonia Zannad

Sonia Zannad

Chef de rubrique culture, social media manager

Sonia Zannad a rejoint l'équipe The Conversation France en janvier 2016. Social media manager, elle s'occupe également de la diffusion des articles auprès des médias et de la rubrique arts et culture. Titulaire d'un master en histoire contemporaine et d'un diplôme en sciences politiques et en coaching, elle a été rédactrice et traductrice pour des institutions scientifiques et des ONG (IRD, Unicef). Depuis 2010, elle multiplie les expériences en community management et en journalisme, avec un...

Clea Chakraverty

Clea Chakraverty

Commissioning Editor

Clea Chakraverty a rejoint l'équipe de The Conversation en septembre 2016. Journaliste-éditrice, elle contribue au site The Conversation Global où elle s'intéresse aux sujets couvrant le changement social, le féminisme, le fait religieux et l'identité, notamment en Asie du Sud. Journaliste freelance en Inde et en France, elle a auparavant collaboré à the Indian Quarterly, Le Monde Diplomatique et Les Echos. En 2013, elle a reçu la Bourse Lagardère pour un projet d'écriture sur les femmes indi...

Benoît Tonson

Benoît Tonson

Assistant chef de rubrique

Ingénieur diplômé de l'INSA de Lyon en Biochimie et Biotechnologies, Benoît a travaillé quatre années dans le domaine de la police scientifique. Il suit actuellement les cours du Master de Journalisme, culture et communication scientifiques de l'université Paris Diderot en alternance avec The Conversation France. Une expérience d'attaché de production dans l'émission La Tête au Carré de France Inter lui a fait connaître le monde des médias et l'a conforté dans son choix de reconversion prof...

Editorial — Global Perspectives   Back to Top

Clea Chakraverty

Clea Chakraverty

Commissioning Editor

Clea Chakraverty a rejoint l'équipe de The Conversation en septembre 2016. Journaliste-éditrice, elle contribue au site The Conversation Global où elle s'intéresse aux sujets couvrant le changement social, le féminisme, le fait religieux et l'identité, notamment en Asie du Sud. Journaliste freelance en Inde et en France, elle a auparavant collaboré à the Indian Quarterly, Le Monde Diplomatique et Les Echos. En 2013, elle a reçu la Bourse Lagardère pour un projet d'écriture sur les femmes indi...

Catesby Holmes

Catesby Holmes

Global Affairs Editor

Catesby has been an editor at Travel + Leisure and NACLA Report on the Americas. She is also a writer-reporter, focusing primarily on urban planning topics. Prior to joining The Conversation Global, Catesby worked at the Open Society Foundations, where she promoted independent journalism and drug policy reform in Latin America. She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

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Prodita Sabarini

Prodita Sabarini

Editor

Prodita Sabarini bergabung dengan The Conversation di 2014 sebagai Jakarta Editor. Sebelumnya Prodita wartawan harian berbahasa Inggris The Jakarta Post dengan minat isu hak asasi manusia. Di 2013/2014 Prodita adalah Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow di Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for International Studies. Dia menerima gelar Master of Human Rights Law and Policy dari University of New South Wales, Sydney dan Sarjana Ilmu Komunikasi dari Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung.

Evi Mariani

Evi Mariani

Deputi Editor, Editor Politik + Masyarakat

Sebelum bekerja di The Conversation, Evi adalah wartawan di The Jakarta Post selama hampir 15 tahun. Ia pernah menjabat sebagai editor isu nasional, isu perkotaan, dan terakhir menjadi editor untuk bagian online. Evi adalah Hubert Humphrey Fellow 2011-2012 di Philip Merrill College of Journalism di University of Maryland, sebuah program internasional dari State Department Amerika Serikat. Ia lulus program master dari Universiteit van Amsterdam di bidang sosiologi perkotaan dan Sarjana Ilmu Ko...

Ahmad Nurhasim

Ahmad Nurhasim

Editor Sains + Teknologi

Before joining The Conversation as a science editor, Nurhasim was the editor for science, technology, and the environment at Tempo. He has worked in areas relating to human rights, law, corruption, and tobacco control. Nurhasim’s work was lauded as the best coverage of children’s issues by UNICEF (2007), and is currently the Chairman of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta.

Ikram Putra

Ikram Putra

Manajer Pengembangan Khalayak

Sebelum bergabung dengan The Conversation, Ikram bekerja untuk desk digital newsroom SCTV dan Indosiar. Sebelum itu, dia pernah bekerja untuk CNN Indonesia, Yahoo, dan The Jakarta Post.

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Maria Balinska

Maria Balinska

Editor

Previously Maria was at the BBC in London where, for 10 years, she was Editor, World Current Affairs Radio. A 2010 Nieman Fellow at Harvard she is also the founder of Latitude News, a digital platform that introduced new ways of covering world affairs for American audiences.

Martin LaMonica

Martin LaMonica

Deputy Editor

Martin has worked as a reporter and editor covering technology, science and business for more than 20 years. Before joining The Conversation, he wrote regularly for MIT Technology Review, Xconomy, the Boston Globe and the Guardian. He previously worked as news reporter and editor at CNET/CBS Interactive and technology publisher IDG.

Jennifer Weeks

Jennifer Weeks

Environment + Energy Editor

Jennifer Weeks has worked for a decade as a freelance journalist covering environment, science and health. Previously she was a Congressional aide, public-interest lobbyist and policy analyst in Washington, DC and Boston. Weeks graduated from Williams College and earned master's degrees at the University of North Carolina (political science) and the Harvard Kennedy School (public administration).

Maggie Villiger

Maggie Villiger

Science + Technology Editor

Maggie has a background in broadcast journalism, having worked in both public radio and television. She has a BA in neuroscience and an MA in science communication.

Jeff Inglis

Jeff Inglis

Science + Technology Editor

Jeff has two decades of experience working for news organizations in Antarctica, New Zealand, Vermont, Missouri, Maine and Massachusetts. He has covered many topics in science and technology, and beyond. He has a BA in history from Middlebury College and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Bryan Keogh

Bryan Keogh

Economics + Business Editor

Bryan spent the past decade writing and editing on business, finance and economics topics, most recently as the editor of a magazine in Beirut. Prior to that, he wrote about corporate finance and health from Paris and covered the debt markets for Bloomberg News in both London and New York.

Lynne Anderson

Lynne Anderson

Health + Medicine Editor

Lynne Anderson has been a medical and healthcare writer and editor for more than a dozen years. Lynne covered consumer health at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she also was a bureau chief and editor. She served as director of communications at Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute and also at the University of Kentucky's Kentucky Cancer Program. She has a master's degree in science, health and environmental reporting from Columbia University.

Nick Lehr

Nick Lehr

Arts + Culture Editor

Nick is a recent graduate of the Creative Writing Program at Columbia's School of the Arts. He's worked as a freelance writer and researcher as well as in politics.

Kalpana Jain

Kalpana Jain

Senior Religion + Ethics Editor

Kalpana has worked as an editor, writer and researcher at Harvard University. A 2009 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, she pursued many social justice issues as a journalist at The Times of India. Her case study on modern-day slavery is part of a Harvard course, and her book on the AIDS epidemic in India, is taught at many Indian universities. She holds a Master in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

Emily Costello

Emily Costello

Deputy Editor/Politics + Society Editor

Before joining the Conversation, Emily worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, most recently at The Salem News and the Newton TAB. She also has experience in book publishing and as a magazine writer. Emily is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Barnard College.

Danielle Douez

Danielle Douez

Associate Editor, Politics + Society

Before joining The Conversation, Danielle was a communications specialist for the Southern Regional Education Board. She has written for the Miami Herald, The Alexandria Times and other publications. She holds a BA in psychology from Emory University, where she was a 2013 Community Building and Social Change Fellow.

Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco

Philanthropy + Nonprofits Editor

Before joining the Conversation, Emily ran the OtherWords editorial service and reported for Dow Jones and Bloomberg in Washington, D.C., Rio de Janeiro and New York City. She earned an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a BA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Aviva Rutkin

Aviva Rutkin

Big Data + Applied Mathematics Editor

Aviva Hope Rutkin was previously a reporter and editor at New Scientist. Her stories have also appeared in BBC Future, MIT Technology Review, Metro, Salon, Mashable, and on podcasts and radio. She studied neuroscience at Union College and science writing at MIT.

Joel Abrams

Joel Abrams

Manager, Media Outreach

Joel ran social media strategy and launched vertical sites on Catholicism and technology for The Boston Globe. He has also worked in product management and editorial positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Lycos, and CNN International.

Ari Fertig

Ari Fertig

Manager, University Relations

Ari joins The Conversation having previously helped coordinate marketing and communications at Health Care For All, a Massachusetts-based health care nonprofit. He also has experience running online and on-the-ground campaigns. Ari graduated from Brandeis University with degrees in history and philosophy.

Jonathan Gang

Jonathan Gang

Editorial Researcher

Jonathan Gang is a recent graduate of the Boston University College of Communications with a Master's Degree in Journalism. His work has appeared in print, on the air and online in the Boston Herald, Public Radio International, WGBH, the Denver Post, the Boulder Daily Camera and the Colorado Springs Independent. He also has a Bachelor's Degree in Anthropology from Colorado College.

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Max Landry

Max Landry

Chief Executive

Max helped to found The Conversation in the UK. He has a strong track record in business and internet innovation, having spent the last few years founding and running Paperstone, a leading office supplies website. If you would like to become a member of The Conversation UK or support it in some other way, please get in touch with him.

Jonathan Hyams

Jonathan Hyams

Executive Adviser

Jonathan Hyams founded the UK edition of The Conversation in 2013 as its first Chief Executive and he now continues in an advisory role. He is also the Technical Director of Artlook Software and a consultant with Charles Landry’s Comedia. His background includes software development, arts management, theatre ticketing and marketing, research and journalism.

Georgina Hall

Georgina Hall

Membership Manager

Georgina worked for The Conversation Australia for four years before moving to London to become TCUK's Membership Manager. If you would like to speak about your university's involvement with The Conversation, or any of the services we offer, please get in touch.

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Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil A. Cassimally

Community Coordinator

Khalil has worked on science blogging networks for Nature Publishing Group. He has a keen interest in science and African policies, and has regularly blogged for Scientific American, nature.com and others.

Sarah Bassett

Sarah Bassett

Deputy Community Coordinator

Before joining the UK team, Sarah worked as a broadcast journalist and producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She graduated from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales in 2015, where she was cadet and bulletin reader for National Radio News. Sarah also freelances in broadcast news.

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Anne Glover

Anne Glover

Professor Dame Anne Glover is Vice Principal for External Affairs and Dean for Europe at the University of Aberdeen. Her research background is in molecular biology and she served as Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission from 2012 to 2015.

John Heath

John Heath

John Heath is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Estates and Infrastructure at the University of Birmingham. His portfolio includes oversight of infrastructure, information and sustainability. He works with the Directors of Estates and IT across the academy to support the development and delivery of the University Strategic Framework.

Nick Lieven

Nick Lieven

Pro Vice-Chancellor, International

Nick Lieven is Pro Vice-Chancellor and Professor of Aircraft Dynamics at the University of Bristol where he also served as Dean of Engineering.

Elizabeth T Treasure

Elizabeth T Treasure

Professor Elizabeth Treasure is Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University, as well as an active researcher, teacher and clinician. She was Dean and Head of the School of Dentistry and Divisional Director of the Dental Division of Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

George Brock

George Brock

Researcher, Department of Journalism

Professor Brock was Head of Journalism at City University London in 2009-14 and is currently a member of two research groups. He began his reporting career at the Yorkshire Evening Press and The Observer, joining The Times in 1981. After starting at The Times as a feature writer, he became a features editor and, in 1984, op-ed page editor. He was foreign editor, Brussels bureau chief, European Editor, Managing Editor, Saturday Editor and most recently International Editor in a 28-year c...

Pamela Gillies

Pamela Gillies

Pamela has been Principal and Vice-Chancellor of GCU since 2006. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the British Council and has researched and written widely on HIV/AIDS, health development, and inequalities in health focussing on the potential of social action for health. Pamela was awarded the honour of CBE for services to education and public health in December 2012.

David Hogg

David Hogg

David Hogg is Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Innovation and Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Leeds University and is responsible for developing the University’s research and innovation agenda. He is Co-Director of the N8 High Performance Computing Facility, Chair of the WUN Global Challenge on Responding to Climate Change, a director of Medilink, and a member of the EPSRC Strategic Advisory Team for ICT.

Dinah Birch

Dinah Birch

Professor of English Literature

Dinah Birch is an academic and literary critic. She is Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool, and currently serves as the university’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange; she previously taught English at Trinity College, Oxford. She specialises in Victorian literature, and has published extensively on writers including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Emily Brontë, and Alfred Tennyson. She was a member of the jury for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.

David Price

David Price

Vice-Provost (Research)

David Price is UCL Vice-Provost (Research). He is Professor of Mineral Physics and has been executive Dean, UCL Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, head of the UCL Department of Earth Sciences Faculty and Director of the UCL/Birkbeck Research School of Earth Sciences. He has also been Vice-Dean (Research), UCL Faculty of Mathematical & Physical Sciences and Head of the UCL Department of Geological Sciences and Director of the UCL/Birkbeck Research School of Geological & Geophysical ...

Vince Emery

Vince Emery

Vincent Emery is Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Relations) and Professor of Translational Virology at the University of Surrey and holds an Honorary Professorship of Virology at UCL.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Dean of Warwick Business School and Professor of Finance

Mark Taylor is Dean of Warwick Business School, where he is also Professor of Finance. As well as previously holding a number of senior academic appointments, he has extensive experience of the finance industry as a foreign exchange trader and as a financial markets economist at both the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund. Prior to taking up the Deanship at Warwick in 2010, he worked as a Managing Director at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he led the Euro...

Claire Warwick

Claire Warwick

Claire is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Durham. She Chairs the University’s Research Committee and has overall responsibility for the development & implementation of the University’s Research Strategy. She has a background in Digital Humanities; is a member of the advisory board for the British Library’s Labs initiative, and is the only British member of Conseil Scientifique du Campus Condorcet in Paris.

Mark Taylor

Mark Taylor

Dean of Warwick Business School and Professor of Finance

Mark Taylor is Dean of Warwick Business School, where he is also Professor of Finance. As well as previously holding a number of senior academic appointments, he has extensive experience of the finance industry as a foreign exchange trader and as a financial markets economist at both the Bank of England and the International Monetary Fund. Prior to taking up the Deanship at Warwick in 2010, he worked as a Managing Director at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, where he led the Euro...

Tony Gallagher

Tony Gallagher

Professor of Education

Tony Gallagher joined Queen’s as a Lecturer in Education in 1992 and was later appointed to a Readership in 1995 and a Chair in 1999. Between 2005-10 he was Head of the School of Education, and between 2010-15 he was Pro Vice Chancellor. His main research interest lies in the role of education in societies marked by ethnic conflict, although he is also interested more generally in issues related to equality and social inclusion in education. Most of his research has been carried out in Northe...

Saul Tendler

Saul Tendler

Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost

Professor Saul Tendler is Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost at the University of York. An academic pharmacist, his research is directed towards biophysical investigation of bio-molecular systems and their interactions, primarily utilising atomic force microscopy. At York he is responsible for planning, partnerships and the international portfolio.

Jane Powell

Jane Powell

Jane is the Deputy Warden and Pro Warden for Academic Development and Internationalisation at Goldsmith, University of London. Before joining Goldsmiths in 1994, Jane trained and worked as a clinical psychologist, specialising in addiction and brain injury rehabilitation services. She has researched in both those areas extensively over the subsequent two decades.

Kevin Hetherington

Kevin Hetherington

Professor of Geography

Kevin Hetherington has held a Chair in Geography at The Open University since January 2005. He is currently Dean and Director of Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences. He has published extensively with recent research focussing on a number of areas including museum studies, the material remains of the past within the present and its relevance to heritage issues, and consumption and disposal.

Gill Valentine

Gill Valentine

Gill Valentine is a professor of Geography and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Sheffield where she is responsible for the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her research interests are focused on three interconnected areas: social identities and belonging; childhood, parenting and family life; and urban cultures and consumption. Gill has (co)authored/edited 15 books (with translations in Japanese, Chinese and Korean) and over 170 journal articles/reports. Before taking up a career in academ...

Robert Parkin

Robert Parkin

Robert Parkin is Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer and Professor of Mechatronics at the University of Bradford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and serves on the Innovate UK Manufuture advisory group

Todd Landman

Todd Landman

Professor of Political Science, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Social Sciences

Dr Todd Landman is a Professor of Political Science and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Social Sciences at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He researches, teaches, and publishes on significant problems and methods associated with development, democracy and human rights. He received a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988, an MA in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University in 1990, an MA in Political Science from the University of Colorado...

Paul Broster

Paul Broster

Director of Journalism

As Director of Journalism, I have strategic and managerial responsibility for a directorate of 450 students and an outstanding team of academics at the University's MediaCityUK campus. The role involves developing programmes across the directorate, enhancing the students' learning experience and working with many industry partners including the BBC, ITV and newspaper organisations. My teaching specialises in print and online journalism modules, including features, news writing and production....

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Paul Curran

Paul Curran

Chair

A former NASA research scientist Paul has been President of City, University of London since 2010. Prior to this he was Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Southampton. Sir Paul is Chair of the national Review Body on Doctors’ & Dentists’ Remuneration and President of the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society. He was Chair of the UCEA Board and member of the NERC Council. Sir Paul was knighted in the 2016 New Year Honours for ‘services...

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Michael Burke

Michael Burke

Television Producer

Michael is an award winning documentary film maker and television producer with extensive experience working at a senior level for all the major UK broadcasters.

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Alice Roberts

Alice Roberts

Professor of Public Engagement in Science

A Trustee of The Conversation, Alice Roberts is an anatomist, anthropologist and Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham. She has developed a research interest in biological or physical anthropology, looking at what ancient skeletons can tell us about human evolution and the diversity of the human species. She has a PhD in palaeopathology, the study of disease in ancient human remains. Alice is also a broadcaster and has presented several landmark BBC ser...

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Joanna Newman

Joanna Newman

Dr Joanna Newman is the Secretary General of The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Joanna joined the ACU from King’s College London where she was the Vice-Principal (International). In previous positions, she was Director of the UK Higher Education International Unit and the Head of Higher Education for the British Library. In 2014, she was awarded an MBE in recognition of her work in promoting British higher education internationally.

Other Interests/affiliations that may conflict with The Conversation UK: None

Ziyad Marar

Ziyad Marar

Ziyad Marar is Global Publishing Director of SAGE, a role he was appointed to in 2010 after having joined the company in 1989. In recent years at SAGE Ziyad has also focused on social science advocacy. He has spoken and written on this theme in various international contexts and is also a board member for the Campaign for Social Sciences. Ziyad is the author of three books combining his interests in psychology and philosophy.

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Colin Riordan

Colin Riordan

Vice Chancellor and President

Professor Colin Riordan took up the post of President and Vice-Chancellor at Cardiff University on 1 September 2012. Previously he was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Essex, having been appointed in October 2007. He moved to Essex from Newcastle University, where he had been Pro Vice-Chancellor and Provost of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences since August 2005. Professor Riordan taught English as a foreign language at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in Germany (198...

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Caroline Thomson

Caroline Thomson

Caroline Thomson is Chair of Digital UK, the body which is responsible for digital terrestrial television and a Non-Executive Director of VITEC, CN media group and UKGI. She was the Executive Director of English National Ballet and former COO of the BBC. She is Deputy Chair of the National Gallery and a Trustee of Tullie House Gallery in Cumbria.

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Adrian Monck

Adrian Monck

Adrian is a member of the World Economic Forum's Managing Board, leading the Public Engagement & Foundations. Previously, he headed the Department of Journalism at City University London, where he was also a professor. As a journalist, he spent his career with CBS News, ITN and Sky News. He is also a published author.

Other Interests/affiliations that may conflict with The Conversation UK: None

Nicholas Eldred

Nicholas Eldred

Nicholas Eldred is a consultant general counsel, advising companies on legal, regulatory and governance issues. A qualified solicitor, he has held general counsel & secretary roles at O2uk, the BBC and Christie’s. He is a former trustee of BBC Children in Need and was until recently chairman of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust. He is currently general counsel & secretary of the Architectural Association where he is leading a major governance review.

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Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas

Vice-Chancellor

MD (N'cl) 1987 FRCOG 2001 (MRCOG 1983)

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James Healy

James Healy

Technical Director

James studied software engineering at Swinburne University. Since then he has worked on researching network protocols and developing websites for several Australian companies and community groups.

Mark Cipolla

Mark Cipolla

Senior Developer & Content Platform Project Coordinator

After finishing a degree in Multimedia Design at Monash University, Mark has worked with a number of design and development teams, including Realestate.com.au and SitePoint.

Nick Browne

Nick Browne

Developer

Nick studied computer science at RMIT University. He has worked in Australia, India, Hong Kong and America before joining The Conversation.

Keith Pitty

Keith Pitty

Developer

Keith narrowly missed the era of punched cards whilst studying Computer Science at Sydney University. A BSc and three decades later, he enjoys developing software that positively affects society.

Eleanor Kiefel Haggerty

Eleanor Kiefel Haggerty

Developer

Eleanor studied Archaeology and Classics at The University of Queensland. She began programming shortly after finishing University. Two years and 28 countries later, Eleanor joined The Conversation.

Josh Bassett

Josh Bassett

Data Platform Technical Lead

A UNSW alumnus, Josh enjoys applying CompSci rigour to all manners of problems. Prior to joining The Conversation he worked on several large projects including the Bendigo Bank mobile app, the New Zealand Stock Exchange, the Clear Grain Exchange, and the WordPress iPhone app.

James Hill

James Hill

Content Platform, Technical Lead

James studied computer science at UNSW. Since then his professional career has been equally split between Australia & the UK. Currently residing in London, he's joined The Conversation eager to work on meaningful software around the way we disseminate information.

Ben Macleod

Ben Macleod

Commercial Platform Senior Developer

Taking a left turn after a BA majoring in Linguistics, narrowly avoiding a career in rock and roll, Ben studied Software Development at RMIT. He comes to The Conversation from working on the TalkBox platform at ImpactData, and is keen to contribute to shaping the future of journalism.

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