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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 olivia.dunn@easypooling.com 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 ian.cooper@uk.lockton.com 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 l.r.dolezal@exeter.ac.uk 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 balyons@tcd.ie 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 d.thijssen@ljmu.ac.uk 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 sharona.hoffman@case.edu 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

Xavier collot xavier.collot@amundi.com Amundi Head of Employee Savings and Retirement Business line Xavier Collot has over 20  years  of  experience. He started as Management Controller at Schneider Electric in 994 and then worked for 2 years as a Financial Consultant at Oracle France’s Intelligence Business department. In 2000, Xavier took charge of the Management Control at Crédit Lyonnais Asset Management, and became 3  years later the Head of Management

Tim A. Witchell tim.witchell@hubinternational.com Wealth Management Employee Benefits (WMEB) – Partner Hub International Vice Chairman Tim has over 40 years of experience in the field of employee benefit insurance programs, executive benefits and corporate life & disability arrangements. He began his career in Montreal, QC with a major insurance company where he received his initial training and successfully managed a portfolio of diverse clients. Tim remained with that company

Nicolas Hubé nicolas.hube@protonmail.com Johnson & Johnson Director, Global Benefits Since April 2008, Nicolas is Director Global Benefits for Johnson & Johnson. With a special focus on the EMEA region, he is in charge of the benefits strategy, benefit policy design and execution of programs according to internal governance processes. He is also a Board Member of the J&J Pension Fund in Belgium, a cross-border vehicle managing the retirement benefits

Peter Devlin Deloitte Partner Peter Devlin is a Partner of Deloitte and heads their Total Rewards practice in Germany where he has been based for the last 16 years. In addition he leads the human capital Post Merger Integration team. He is responsible for advising clients on pensions, compensation and other Total Reward issues. Prior to moving to Germany he was a pensions actuary and investment consultant based in

Tim Spector King’s College London Professor of Genetic Epidemiology Tim Spector is a Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at Kings College, London & Director of the Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Professor Spector graduated from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, London. After working in General Medicine, he completed a MSc in Epidemiology, and his MD thesis at the University of London. He founded

Philippa Dall Glasgow Caledonian University Senior Research Fellow Philippa is a senior research fellow in the School of Health and Life Sciences with a background in physics and engineering. Her current research interest is focused on the objective measurement of physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a free-living environment. This includes the development of novel data analysis techniques and their application to the elderly population for upper-limb function, wheelchair

Mark Hamer Loughborough University Chair in Exercise as Medicine Professor Hamer graduated in Sport and Exercise Science (1996) at The University of Birmingham, completed an MSc in Sports Sciences (1999) at Brunel University and later received his PhD from De Montfort University (2002). He spent eleven years at University College London as a researcher in Epidemiology and Public Health funded by the British Heart Foundation. In 2015 he was appointed as Chair in Exercise

Sebastien Chastin Glasgow Caledonian University Reader, Behaviour Dynamics Dr Sebastien Chastin is a tenured Reader in Movement Behaviour Dynamics at Glasgow Caledonian University in the School of Health and Life Science, and Professor at Ghent University in the department of Movement and Sports Sciences. His research focuses understanding how humans spend their time and how this impacts their health. Understanding why, when, and how people decide to move or

Tracey Moore Rackspace Senior Legal Counsel Asia Pacific & Japan Tracey Moore is Senior Legal Counsel Asia Pacific & Japan at Rackspace and holds a Master of Laws LLB (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology in Australia.

Jonathan Runstadler Tufts University Professor of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Runstadler seeks to understand genetic factors that impact susceptibility to infectious disease, specific or general and the repercussions for potential epidemics, persistence, and evolution of those infectious agents. His research is conducted within the context of the interactions that define the ecology between an infectious agent, the environment and the host. His

Tim Ainsworth HWL Ebsworth Lawyers Partner Tim Ainsworth is a Partner at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University in Australia.

Michelle Sconce Massaquoi University of Oregon Doctoral candidate, microbiology, Michelle Sconce Massaquoi is a doctoral student in the Institute of Molecular Biology under the mentorship of biology professor Karen Guillemin. Massaquoi’s research focuses on understanding the interactions between gut bacteria and the host, specifically how gut bacteria influence the development of the pancreas. For this work, she uses zebrafish to study how a bacteria-secreted protein found in select gut

Sally Napper International SOS, Control Risks Security Director Australasia Sally Napper is Security Director, Australasia at International SOS. She holds a Bachelor of International Studies (Hons) from Flinders University and is completing an Executive MBA through the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

Linsey Marr Virginia Tech Professor Linsey Marr is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering. Marr, who was recently awarded a Fulbright fellowship, is an expert in air quality and health whose research interests include characterizing the emissions, fate, and transport of air pollutants in order to provide the scientific basis for improving air quality and health. She also conducts

Kelvin Wu International SOS Senior Manager of Risk Management and Insurance Kelvin Wu is Risk and Insurance Manager at International SOS and Treasurer & Member of the Executive Committee of PARIMA, the Pan Asia Risk and Insurance Management Association. He holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Singapore Management University and an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute. He also is an Associate in Risk