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J.b. Silvers Case Western Reserve University Professor of Health Finance J.B. Silvers, PhD, is the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance and professor of banking and finance at Weatherhead School of Management with a joint appointment in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His research in the areas of financial management and health services has been published in numerous journals.

Sara Hallberg spieker point Marketing Manager Sara Hallberg joined Spieker Point in 2011 to take on the role as Marketing Manager. Sara graduated from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in 2006 with honors in Business Administration. Sara started her career at a marketing and design agency where she spent five years, eventually advancing to Account Executive and Strategist, where she was responsible for developing overarching marketing strategies

Greg Campbell Spieker Point CEO Greg Campbell P.Eng, is the CEO of Spieker Point. Greg started Spieker Point in the fall of 2005 as he saw a need in the market for a dedicated, boutique style company who applies custom software solutions to customer problems. Greg graduated from the University of Alberta in 1990 with a Degree in Computer Engineering and acquired 15 years of senior software experience

Jayesh patel Allianz Global Benefits Network Head of International Risk Management Programs Jayesh Patel is the Head of International Risk Management Programs at Allianz Global Benefits. In this position he is responsible for the Captive, Pooling and Consolidated Underwriting programs of Allianz Global Benefits while also leading the global tender and implementation team. Jayesh Patel has been with the Allianz Group in various roles before joining Allianz Global

Gleb Tsipursky – The Ohio State University Professor in History of Behavioral Science – President of Intentional Insights Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is an author, speaker, consultant, coach, scholar, and social entrepreneur specializing in science-based strategies for effective decision-making, goal achievement, emotional and social intelligence, meaning and purpose, and altruism. He runs a nonprofit that helps people use science-based strategies to make effective decisions and reach their goals

Stephan hillert Zurich International Corporate Solutions European Head of Distribution and Customer Relationship Management Stephan Hillert is the European Head of Distribution and Customer Relationship Management for Zurich International Corporate Solutions, with responsibilities across 14 European countries. Stephan began his career in financial services by running his own brokerage for five years, serving individual and business clients. He joined the Zurich Group in 2010, moving into the corporate

Elizabeth C. Tippett University of Oregon Associate Professor, School of Law Professor Tippett writes about ethics, employment law, and the intersection of law and technology. She is a co-author of the Fifth Edition of the West Academic textbook, Employment Discrimination & Employment Law: The Field as Practiced, along with Samuel Estreicher & Michael Harper. Her research on disparate impact litigation was cited by the United States Court of Appeals

Tadahiko Endo Endo Pension & HR Consulting Principal Tadahiko Endo is Principal at Endo Pension & HR Consulting in Japan. He is a qualified labor and social security attorney, and also a financial planner and a corporate pension planner. Mr Endo’s career began at Nippon Dantai Life. He then worked at Andersen Consulting and IBM Consulting Group as a management consultant for financial institutions. And he had worked

Jay Maddock Texas A&M University Professor of Public Health Dr. Maddock is a Professor in the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University. He is internationally recognized for his research in social ecological approaches to increasing physical activity. He has served as principal investigator on over $18 million in extramural funding and authored over 100 scientific articles.

Alastair Noyce Queen Mary University of London Clinical Senior Lecturer in Preventive Neurology Alastair is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Preventive Neurology Unit at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, and a Neurology Registrar for Barts Health NHS Trust. His main research interests are Parkinson’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders, particularly early identification and epidemiology, including environmental, clinical and genetic determinants. His other

Patrick Lewis University of Reading Associate Professor in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience My research is focused on understanding the molecular pathways that lead to inherited Parkinson’s disease linked to mutations in Leucine rich repeat kinase 2 (LRRK2). Mutations in this gene are the single most common genetic cause of Parkinson’s disease, affecting 5-10,000 people in the UK alone. LRRK2 itself is a multidomain enzyme, possessing both kinase and GTPase

Richard Hoffmann University of Hertfordshire Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry I am a strong advocate of the Mediterranean diet and how to make it more relevant to the UK population. My current research is examining how dietary phytochemicals influence glucose absorption and hence the glycaemic load of a meal. I also write articles and books, lobby politicians and decision makers to promote a Med diet as the gold standard of

John Frean University of the Witwatersrand Principal Pathologist, Centre for Emerging, Zoonotic and Parasitic Diseases, National Institute for Communicable Diseases and Wits Research Institute for Malaria John’s present position is Principal Pathologist, Associate Professor and Head, Centre for Opportunistic, Tropical and Hospital Infections of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in Johannesburg, South Africa. Academic affiliation is the Wits Research Institute for Malaria, School of Pathology, Faculty of Health

Andrew Lavender Curtin University Lecturer, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science Dr Andrew Lavender completed a Bachelor of Science in Sports Science and a Master of Science in Sports Science at Edith Cowan University before beginning PhD at Yokohama City University in 2002 under the Supervision of Professor Kazunori Nosaka. His research in exercise induced muscle damage in older individuals extended the previous work of Prof Nosaka in young

Steve Taylor Leeds Beckett University Senior Lecturer in Psychology Steve Taylor is the author of Making Time: Why Time Seems to Pass at Different Speeds and how to Control it. He is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University and the current chair of the Transpersonal Section of the British Psychological Society. Dr Taylor teaches mainly on the Psychology and Society course, and is the Module Leader

Kev Dertadian University of New South Wales Lecturer in Criminology Kev is a Criminologist and Sociologist with broad interests in drug use, violence, social marginalisation, as well as related areas of social and cultural theory. He has conducted several research projects on the non-medical use of pain medications as well as the social position of people who inject drugs. Research Areas – alcohol and other drugs, the sociology of

David Walton Western University Associate Professor, School of Physical Therapy David Walton is an Associate Professor with the School of Physical Therapy at Western University, Director and Lead Researcher of the Pain and Quality of Life Integrative Research Lab at Western. Outside of the university, he is an Associate Scientist with the Lawson Health Research Institute, an Honorary Associate Professor in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at the University of

Rajvinder Samra The Open University Lecturer in Health I am a lecturer in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at The Open University. I have studied Psychology (BSc, University of Manchester), Occupational Psychology (MSc, University of Nottingham) and Applied Psychology (PhD, University of Nottingham). My PhD explored doctors’ and medical students’ attitudes toward older patients and their care in healthcare settings. I have an interest in attitudes research, both the qualitative exploration

Emma Jones The Open University Senior Lecturer in Law Emma joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in Law in December 2014 and became a Senior Lecturer in October 2018. She has worked as an Associate Lecturer on a variety of law modules since 2006. She is completing her PhD thesis (on the role of emotion in legal education) with Keele University. She is a qualified solicitor (non-practising) and has a PGCE

Mathijs Lucassen The Open University Senior Lecturer in Mental Health I originally trained as an occupational therapist, and have worked clinically in mental health services in both England and New Zealand. Immediately prior to starting work at the Open University I worked as a lecturer and research fellow at the Department of Psychological Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Auckland.

Neil Graffin The Open University Lecturer in Law Neil is a Lecturer in International Law at The Open University. Prior to this Neil studied for a PhD in Law in Queen’s University Belfast, where he also completed both his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Neil has also worked as an Associate Lecturer with The Open University and a Teaching Assistant at Queen’s University. Neil’s research interests are within international human

Olivia Dunn Global Benefits Vision Editorial Assistant Olivia has worked in the insurance and benefits industry for several years. She holds a Bachelor of International Relations from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Science in Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Alongside her role as Editorial Assistant at GBV she works as Digital Specialist for Vitality Works, a Sanitarium company delivering

Ian Cooper Lockton Companies Partner Ian Cooper has responsibility for Lockton’s operations in Ireland and Scotland as well as the Employee Benefits businesses outside of the USA. He also lead Lockton’s strategies on Brexit and new investments. In addition, he is a Director of the British Insurance Broker’s Association (BIBA) and chairs its International and Wholesale Advisory Board. Prior to joining Lockton, he was a Senior Vice President with Marsh

Luna Dolezal University of Exeter Lecturer in Medical Humanities Dr Luna Dolezal is a Lecturer in Medical Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Exeter. She is a member of the University of Exeter’s WHO Collaborating Centre for Culture and Health (CCH) and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. Before joining Exeter, she was based between the Department of Philosophy at Durham University and the Trinity

Barry Lyons Trinity College Dubin Adjunct Assistant Professor Dr. Barry Lyons is a Faculty Member within the Division of Ethics of the School of Medicine, Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Dick Thijssen Liverpool John Moores University Professor in Cardiovascular Physiology and Exercise Professor Dick H.J. Thijssen’s work is focused on the (primary and secondary) prevention of cardiovascular disease. His work focuses on exploring and understanding the benefits of exercise training and (exercise) preconditioning, but also examines the link between the preconditioning effects of exercise and ischaemic preconditioning. The benefits of these interventions are linked to improvement in micro-

Sharona Hoffman Case Western Reserve University Professor of Health Law and Bioethics Sharona Hoffman joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1999. She is the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, Professor of Bioethics, and Co-Director of the Law-Medicine Center at the University. She holds a B.A. from Wellesley College, J.D. from Harvard Law School, LL.M. in Health Law from the University of