Honorary Titles are conferred by the University on persons of appropriate distinction who contribute to the teaching, research and other activities of the University on an unpaid basis.
Professor Emeritus/Emerita Titles
The title of Professor Emeritus/Emerita is awarded to recognise and reward a distinguished contribution to the life of the University in one or more of the following areas – research and scholarship, teaching, administration and community service. The title of Professor Emeritus/Emerita is normally automatically conferred on retiring Professors at Queen’s University Belfast and is awarded for an open-ended period of time.
The titles of Honorary Professor, Honorary Professor of Practice, Honorary Senior Lecturer and Honorary Lecturer are awarded to recognise and reward an agreed contribution to the teaching and/or research of the University, or input through professional standing, in the interests of the University.
Meet our Professors Emeritus/Emerita
Before joining Queen's University in 2008, Kaddour Hadri was Professor of Econometrics and Finance at Durham University and held visiting positions in many universities including Fudan University (China), Marseille University (France), University of Sydney (Australia), Nanjing University (China), Itotsubashi (Japan) and visiting Scholar at the IMF (Washington).
He has also been a Chairman of the Liverpool Economic and Statistical Society during the period 2000-2003 and he was an elected member of the Executive Committee of the African Econometric Society (2006-2018). He has been President of the African Econometric Society (2009-2012) and now deemed as a 'resource person' for the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) to advise researchers and PhD students from Sub-Sahara Africa. He is a consultant at the IMF, the African Development Bank, the Algerian Central Bank and the Arab Monetary Fund, and has been invited as keynote speaker in numerous conferences and workshops. He has been Associate Editor (2006-2012) of the Bulletin of Economic Research and he is a member of the board of editors of The German Economic Review.
His main research topics have been on Dynamic Panel Data, Natural Resources, Stochastic Production Frontiers, Financial Econometrics, Time Series of Counts Data, Political Business Cycle and Central Banks Independence. Hadri has published widely in top economic journals, including Econometrica, Journal of Econometrics, Econometrics Journal, Journal of Financial Econometrics, Journal of Business & Economic Statistic, Economic Journal, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Time Series Analysis, Journal of International Money and Finance, Economic Modelling, Empirical Economics, Bulletin of Economic Research, Studies in Nonlinear dynamics and Econometrics and Economic Letters.
He has been recently been elected Fellow of the prestigious Econometric Society in 2020.
Noel Hyndman was Professor of Accounting (2002-2020) and Director of the Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research (2015-2020) at Queen’s, after previously being Professor of Accounting at the University of Ulster.
He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Ottawa in Canada and the University of Sydney in Australia, as well as being an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and a PARG Visiting Scholar in the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
His main research interests have centred on performance measurement, performance reporting, management accounting and accounting change in charities, public-sector organisations and not-for-profit organisations. He has over one hundred publications, which includes approximately eighty in a range of accounting, public-sector and not-for-profit journals, and seventeen books.
Noel was a member of the Annual Reporting Advisory Group established by the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales between 2003 and 2005, then a member of the Charity Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) Committee since 2006 (reappointed to the current SORP Committee, 2020). In Northern Ireland (NI), he was a member of the Consultative Committee (Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment) to review NI legislation with respect to Industrial and Provident Societies, and Credit Unions (between 2003 and 2005), and between 2008 and 2010 a member of the Charity Regulation Stakeholder Group, Department of Social Development (NI). In 2015 and 2016 he was a member of the Department for Social Development (NI) / Charity Commission NI Accounts and Reports Working Group. Currently, he is Chair of the British Accounting and Finance Association’s (BAFA) Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group and a member of BAFA's Executive Committee.
He continues as Associate Editor of both Financial Accountability & Management and Abacus, and as a member of the editorial boards of The International Journal of Public Policy, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting and Business Research, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management and Public Money & Management.
He has been Academic Advisor to the Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust since 2011.
John Spencer joined the staff in the Department of Economics in Queen’s in 1964, having graduated there that year with first class honours. In 1965 he was awarded a Henry Fellowship and Fulbright Grant to spend a year at Yale University, where he was a visitor to the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics. He took up a lectureship at the LSE in 1969 and then came back to Ireland to a post in the New University of Ulster, where he was appointed Professor in 1971 and, later, Dean of Social Sciences. In 1985, he returned to Queen’s as Professor of Economics, remaining there until his retirement in 2004. During this time, he was Head of Social Sciences for some 13 years.
Among his research interests are (a) Financial Institutions, especially Building Societies, Savings and Loan Associations and Credit Unions; (b) Statistics and Econometrics, including the analysis of statistical ratios particularly the R/s statistic; and (c) Computable General Equilibrium, a technique to trace the effects of policy changes through an economic system. He also worked on various aspects of the Irish Economies, including agriculture and was the main biographer of the Irish statistician RC Geary, with whom he worked for some time.
Much of his work was pioneering. His early studies of Financial Institutions were amongst the first to estimate the underlying relationships as a stochastically dependent system. His research, with Denis Conniffe, on stochastic ratios included analysis of the maximum and range of partial sums of random variables and the moments of ratios of certain statistics. His work on Computable General Equilibrium, with Marcus Miller, was the first to use the newly discovered Scarf algorithm to calculate the economic effects of the UK joining the EEC in the early 1970s. This study modelled the effects of a restructuring of taxes and tariffs in the UK and the concurrent abandonment of Commonwealth Preference.
These topics account for many of his publications and his work appears in the National Institute Economic Review, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of the Operational Research Society, Econometrica, International Economic Review, American Statistician, Review of Social Economy, The Statistician, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, and others. His work on the local economies included editing and contributing to a book on the economy of Northern Ireland and a book on the Irish economies, an early example, the first since partition, of a detailed study on the interaction and comparison of the two Irish economies.
When the Irish Economic Association was founded in 1986, he was honoured to be its first President. He was a member of the Statistical Council of the Taoiseach during its life, 1984-85, a group which was designed to advise the Taoiseach on Irish national statistics. In 1996 he was invited to give the Centenary Geary lecture. He was a member of the ESRC Research College (Economics, Politics, Geography) from 1997-2000 and was external examiner to many universities in Great Britain and Ireland over his career.
Meet Our Honorary Staff
Robin Adams is an economic historian of modern Ireland and, separately, the careers of business elites. He is also a Strategic Adviser to the Long Run Institute and Senior Consultant to tech start-up The 350 Club. A graduate of the University of Oxford, his doctoral research was awarded the Economic History Society’s prize for best dissertation in economic or social history (2020) and the Economic History Association’s prize for best dissertation focussing outside North America (2020).
He is currently working on the Leverhulme-funded project 'The Rise of Corporate Titans: CEOs in the UK, 1900–2016'. His book, Shadow of a Taxman: Who Funded the Irish Revolution?, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2022.
Matthias is an economist and policy advisor at the German Medical Association (Bundesärztekammer). He earned a PhD from the Universität Tübingen in 2012. Matthias worked at the University of Tübingen, the Technical University of Munich and Queen’s University Belfast. He contributed to modules in economics, business and quantitative methods at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is experienced in supervising PhD students.
Matthias’s research expertise is in economic history, health and development econonomics. Topics Matthias has studied include the nutritional standards of Germans during the First World War, the health standards and sample selection during the Great Irish Famine (1845-49) and the development of ‚biological living standards‘ throughout the world during the past two centuries.
Matthias’s work has been published in the European Economic Review, Economics and Human Biology, the Economic History Review, the European Review of Economic History and Explorations in Economic History. He co-edited An Economist’s Guide to Economic History (with Dr. Chris Colvin, QUB) published by Palgrave Macmillan (2018).
I hold a BSc in Economics from the University of Hull and a PhD in Sociology of Work from the University of Manchester.
My research ranges widely across the sociology of work and management. Particular interests include work design, workplace learning, organizational leadership, employment relations and classical social theory. My doctoral research examined the effect of new technology on skills and management practices in the mechanical engineering industry.
I have received significant funding from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to investigate work design and employment relations in the pulp and paper industry and, in a separate study, the Cultural Future of Small Cities. The Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education funded my case study research on leadership in Calgary Police Service, Banff Springs Hotel, Pan Canadian Petroleum, The Body Shop and Volvo Motors, Sweden. While I have written peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, I consider my principal scholarly outputs to be my seven authored and co-authored books:
Japanization at Work: Managerial Studies in the 1990s (1992)
Workplace Learning: A Critical Introduction (co-authored) (2004)
Organizational Leadership (co-authored) (2005)
HRM: Theory and Practice (with Jeff Gold) (2017), now in its 7th edition
Capitalism & Classical Social Theory (with D. Denham) (2019), now in its 3rd edition
Work and Organizational Behaviour (2020), now in its 4th edition
Organizational Leadership (Editor) (2020)
I was the first Director of the Workplace Learning Research Unit at the University of Calgary, Canada. I was a member of the editorial board of Leadership, the Journal of Workplace Learning and the Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education. Over a span of 30 years, my teaching commitments, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, traverse management and sociology including courses in HRM, leadership, research methods and classical social theory, mainly in the UK and Canada, but also in Finland and Singapore. Currently I divide my time working in Edinburgh and Calgary.
John Brothers currently serves as the President of the T. Rowe Price Foundation and President of T. Rowe Price Charitable. Professor Brothers comes to T. Rowe Price from Quidoo, an international consulting firm he started and led for over a decade, merging the firm in 2016.
Mr Brothers served as a management and social policy professor for over a decade at NYU and Rutgers and served as a Visiting Fellow at the Hauser Center at Harvard. He is currently serving as an Honorary Professor of Practice at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland and has worked with the China Global Philanthropy Institute in Beijing.
Mr Brothers has been a writer with the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Nonprofit Quarterly and the Huffington Post and is an author of several books. He has been interviewed, referenced or quoted in dozens of local, national and international media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, ABC News and the Wall Street Journal. Professor Brothers has spoken to thousands on nonprofit and philanthropic effectiveness.
Mr Brothers began his work serving in the local community, inspired by growing up in deep poverty, serving as a community organizer and family case manager in urban neighborhoods in the Midwest to leadership positions, including CEO, with local and national organizations on the East Coast. He is proud that this work leaves a legacy of innovative efforts that still serves every day a wide network of children and families, including homeless women and children receiving emergency services in Northern Virginia, to after-school programs for children in the housing projects in South Brooklyn to transitional housing options for immigrant families in Boston who are suffering from domestic violence.
Mr Steven Fang is Founder and Executive Director of Invitrocue Limited (ASX:IVQ), partner at Clearbridge Accelerator and was the Group CEO of CordLife Ltd. He has been awarded with the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for New Enterprise, Spirit of Enterprise and the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award’s Outstanding Entrepreneur Award.
Mr Fang has over two decades of experience in building biotechnology and life sciences companies. Mr Fang was the Group CEO of CordLife Ltd, which he founded in May 2001; the company has since grown with operations in Singapore, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Indonesia, Kolkata, India, and Australia. CordLife was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2004 and spun off a separate entity in 2012, which subsequently was listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Prior to CordLife, he held various management positions in Becton Dickinson, Baxter Healthcare and Sterling Pharmaceuticals (now part of GSK).
T. (Teo) Forcht Dagi, MD, DMedSc, DHC, MBA, FRCSEd, is a neurosurgeon, educator, CEO, company chairman and director, venture capitalist and inventor. He is the Senior Managing Partner at Rosc Global, Inc. and most recently served as CEO of Boston Neurosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing non-invasive neurodiagnostics.
Teo has served on multiple public and private company boards in UK, US and Canada. His investments have included AtheroGenics, Inc (Nasdaq: AGIX); Inhibitex, Inc. (Nasdaq: INHX, founding board member, acquired by Bristol-Myers-Squibb); Synageva, Inc. (acquired by Alexion); Trivirix, Inc. (acquired by Nortel); Encelle, Inc. (acquired by Pioneer Surgical); Teladoc (NYSE: TDOC); and Merix Biosciences (now Argos Therapeutics, Nasdaq: ARGS). He is currently a director of Tharos, Ltd, Ateria, Ltd., Axial 3D, Ltd., and healthEgames, Inc. He has been involved in four Northern Irish companies.
Teo also serves as an advisor to NanoDx, Inc., The Health Data Exchange, Ltd., Broadview Ventures, Inc., The Innovacorp Crown Corporation, Ltd. (Canada), and Curam at the National University of Ireland (Galway). He served previously as chair of the SAB at DuPont Pharma, Inc., and an SAB member the Royal Bank of Canada, Montgomery Securities, and Lundbeck, USA.
Earlier in his career, Teo served as a flight surgeon in the United States Army, and a combat neurosurgeon. He later held a number of senior government advisory positions including Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense of Health Affairs, the Office of Technology Assessment of the United States Congress, the Science Advisor to the White House, and the US Food and Drug Administration. Among other distinctions, He holds a personal US Humanitarian Service Medal.
A board-certified neurosurgeon, Teo studied classical piano at the Juilliard School, received an AB from Columbia College, an MD and MPH from Johns Hopkins, an MTS from Harvard and an MBA from Wharton. He trained in neurosurgery and neurophysiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and at the Neurosurgical Unit of the Guy’s Maudsley and King’s College Hospitals in London.
He holds Fellowships in the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh (ad hominem), the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the College of Critical Care Medicine (by election), and the American College of Surgeons. He was appointed the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Fellow at Harvard University, a Fellow of the Society for Health and Human Values, a Mendeleyeff Traveling Fellow, a Neuroresearch Foundation Fellow, and a Senior Research Fellow at the Kennedy Institute of Georgetown University. He was conferred a DMedSc (hon) by Queen’s University Belfast and a DHC (hon) by the Technical University of Kaunas in Lithuania, and nominated a Dixon Medalist in Belfast.
Teo is a veteran venture capitalist who has helped raise over $700 million for funds and companies. He has been involved in teaching innovation, entrepreneurship and business strategy. He developed the curriculum in translational science for the Georgia Institute of Technology and helped develop the biomedical entrepreneurship track at the Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology. He served as a Director at the Georgia Tech, the Goergen Entrepreneurship Center of the Wharton School, and the Harvard-MIT Program in Biomedical Entrepreneurship.
Teo was president of the Harvard Club of Georgia, and chaired the Harvard admissions advisory committee.
He served as chairman of the Committee on Perioperative Care of the American College of Surgeons, and of the (National) Council on Perioperative and Surgical Safety. He also served as President of the Georgia Neurosurgical Society, advisor to the Georgia Medicare Committee, and Director of the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, the Georgia Entrepreneurs Foundation, the Georgia Biotechnology Alliance, the Georgia Venture Capital Association, the Massachusetts Medical Development Group, and the Beth Israel Lahey Hospital and Health System where he also directs the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research. He was recently elected to an unusual second term as a Section Chair and Director of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
Teo has edited, authored, or co-authored seven books, over 250 articles and over 500 presentations. He is an editor of Neurosurgery, Numanities, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics. He has held several professorial appointments, and serves currently as honorary professor at the William J. Clinton Leadership Institute and Queen’s University Belfast. He also teaches at the advanced course in venture capital for the National Venture Capital Association.
Teo was returned to active reserve duty as a medical officer in conjunction with the Coronavirus emergency.
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A Queen’s Accounting graduate, Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Registered Statutory Auditor, Laura is a Partner with the Professional Services firm BDO Northern Ireland, which is a member of the BDO global network of public accounting, tax and advisory firms that provides business advisory services in 167 countries, with 91,000 people working out of 1,658 offices worldwide. She has advised a wide portfolio of clients locally, nationally and internationally across a variety of industry sectors, gaining a breadth of experience in addressing varied accounting- and governance-related issues and establishing a reputation for excellence in the Accountancy profession across the island of Ireland.
Laura is also a non-executive director of ICC Belfast, Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall Limited, a CBI Regional Council Member and a board member of Queen’s Management School’s International Advisory Board. She has played an active role in promoting Queen’s Management School to prospective students and has directly assisted in developing the academic- and employability-related skills of existing students, with her leadership in establishing a range of initiatives and awards having a significant positive impact. For example, the NI Business Challenge for Schools is designed to facilitate the development of A-level students’ business skills and knowledge in an enjoyable and interactive forum, while the BDO Micéal Murphy Award provides Queen’s Accounting students with valuable internship opportunities. In addition, Laura has provided direction and support to the BSc Accounting programme at Queen’s, including actively promoting Accounting with French to A-level students and facilitating Queen’s Accounting with French students to complete their year abroad at one of BDO’s offices in France.
Declan Kelly is the Chairman, CEO and co-founder of Teneo. He is responsible for running all of the company’s operations globally.
Declan is a trusted advisor to several of the world’s leading CEOs and corporations.
Prior to Teneo, Declan served as the U.S. Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland at the U.S. Department of State, appointed by Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, in September, 2009.
In his role as Envoy, Declan is recognized as having helped bring significant investment to the region from U.S. corporations. He also played a significant role in supporting the efforts that led to the historic devolution of policing and justice powers to the Northern Ireland Assembly, giving Northern Ireland fully devolved political governance for the first time in its modern history.
Prior to his government service, Declan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer of FTI Consulting (FTI), one of the world’s leading international consulting companies.
Prior to taking an executive officer position at FTI, Declan was Chairman and CEO of Financial Dynamics in the United States and Chairman of Financial Dynamics in Ireland.
Declan previously worked as a journalist for more than a decade. He was selected as the recipient of the AT Cross Business Journalist of The Year Award in 1994.
Declan is a graduate of The National University of Ireland (Galway). In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, presented to individuals of different ethnic backgrounds who distinguish themselves by their contributions to society in the United States.
In 2008 he became the youngest-ever recipient of the American Irish Historical Society’s prestigious Gold Medal, given annually to one person deemed to have made a unique contribution to Irish American society.
Declan is an honorary Visiting Professor in Management and Leadership at Queen’s University Belfast. In 2011 he also received an honorary doctorate from the University in recognition of his service to the community and economy of Northern Ireland.
He created and continues to underwrite and personally oversee The Northern Ireland Mentorship Program which enables young university graduates from Northern Ireland to spend a year working within several leading corporations in the United States with a view to using their experience to embark on new careers in Northern Ireland. To date there have been over 100 participants in the program.
Declan serves on the board of Global Citizen, a leading international advocacy organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. Through his involvement with Global Citizen, Declan served as an Executive Producer of ‘One World: Together At Home’ a historic broadcasting event held on April 18th, 2020 which has raised $127 million in commitments to date in support of health care workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
He also served as an Executive Producer of the ‘Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100’ which brought together heads of state, dignitaries, many of the world’s most talented artists and influencers, and thousands of global citizens to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela and led to 60 commitments and announcements worth $7.2 Billion, set to affect the lives of 121M people.
Irvine Lapsley is Professor of Accounting Emeritus and Director of the Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research at the University of Edinburgh Business School. He is a member of CNPR (the Centre for Not for Profit and Public-Sector Research) at the Management School, Queen`s University, Belfast. He is an Honorary Professor at Queen`s University Belfast and a Visiting Professor at NTNU University, Trondheim. He has been a Visiting Professor at Lund University, Politecnico di Milano, Mannheim University, the University of Zaragoza and Sydney University.
He has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the British Accounting and Finance Association (2014). He holds an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from the University of Lund, Sweden, May 2018. He has been an advisor to the Finance and Health Committees in the Scottish Parliament.
He is Joint Editor of Financial Accountability & Management (Wiley), a journal devoted to accountability and financial management in public sector and nonprofit organizations.
He is a Faculty Member of EIASM(Brussels). He is Chair of the Scientific Committee of the EIASM Public Sector Conference and a co-chair of the EIASM research workshop on the Third Sector. He has co-chaired 25 editions of the New Public Sector Seminar, which has been supported by BAA, CIMA and ESRC.
His research interests include: Public sector reforms: particularly the Audit Society, the role of accounting and transparency in New Public Management, Performance Management in public services and the impact of austerity on government activities. This includes research on charities, government (local and central) and the NHS. He has held research grants from the EU, ESRC, Leverhulme, Nuffield, CIMA, CIPFA and ICAS
He has published widely on public sector financial management issues with over 100 academic articles and 19 books and monographs. His most recent publications are : Bruno, A & Lapsley, IM 2018, 'The emergence of an accounting practice: The fabrication of a government accrual accounting system' Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal; Christine Cooper and Irvine Lapsley, Hillsborough: The Fight for Accountability, Critical Perspectives on Accounting (2019) Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Juan Du and Irvine Lapsley(2019) The Reform of UK Universities: A Management Dream, An Academic Nightmare? Abacus; Alex Ala and Irvine Lapsley (2019) Accounting for Crime in the Neoliberal World, British Accounting Review; Irvine Lapsley and Peter Miller, (2019) Transforming the Public Sector 1998-2018 , Auditing Accounting and Accountability Journal; Irvine Lapsley and Federica Segato (2019) Citizens, Technology and the NPM Movement, Public Money and Management ;Kari Nyland, Per Christian Ahlgren and Irvine Lapsley (2020) NPM Resistance: A Political Intervention, Financial Accountability & Management.
Paul is Northern Ireland Director of The National Lottery Heritage Fund. He has been involved in a variety of heritage, tourism and conservation projects, and has written, lectured and broadcasted on heritage matters. He studied at Queen’s University, Trinity College Dublin, and Ulster University. In 2021 he obtained his doctorate looking at how the past is remembered in a divided society. He also has an MBA.
He has sat on a variety of Ministerial Advisory Groups including the recent Culture, Arts and Heritage Taskforce. He is also a member of the Irish Government’s Expert Advisory Committee on the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. He chairs the Decade of Centenaries Roundtable which supports civic and community organisations to navigate how the past is remembered. Paul is also a Visiting Professor at Ulster University.
Agnieszka Rusinowska is CNRS Senior Research Fellow (Directeur de Recherche au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) at the Sorbonne Economic Center (CES – Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne – UMR 8174) in Paris, which is a research laboratory of the CNRS and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is also associated researcher at Paris School of Economics.
Agnieszka received her Ph.D. in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics (2000), worked in the Netherlands (2000 – 2007) at Tilburg and Nijmegen Universities, first as a Marie-Curie fellow, post-doctoral researcher and, then, as an Assistant Professor. She works at CNRS since March 2007 (GATE in Lyon 2007 – 2010, CES in Paris since April 2010).
Agnieszka is an experienced researcher in microeconomic theory, in particular, network theory, game theory and bargaining theory, coalition formation and voting, with an interest also in experimental economics. She has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed international journals (e.g. in Games and Economic Behavior, Economic Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, European Economic Review, Mathematics of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Social Choice and Welfare, Public Choice, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Theory and Decision, Mathematical Social Sciences, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Annals of Operations Research, among others), and over 15 articles in contributed volumes (mainly Springer). Since over 15 years Agnieszka’s main research interest is in networks and influence. Over 20 of her publications concern network theory, with various contributions to the analysis of influence, opinion dynamics, diffusion and contagion in networks, conformism and anti-conformism, ranking methods and centrality measures, strategic network formation and externalities, among others.
Agnieszka carries out various collective responsibilities, on international as well as national and “local” levels. She is member of the Council of the Society for Social Choice and Welfare (2018 – 2023), Local (CES) Coordinator at the CTN (Coalition Theory Network, since 2013), and Country (France) Co-representative for European Meetings on Game Theory. She is Associate Editor of Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (since January 2020), International Game Theory Review (since 2011), and Group Decision and Negotiation (since December 2021). She gives regularly scientific expertise for different international and French institutions, e.g., National Science Foundation (U.S.), F.R.S.-FNRS (Belgium), Université Libre de Bruxelles, German Research Foundation, The Leverhulme Trust (U.K.), University of Southern Denmark, University of Luxembourg, National Science Centre (Poland), ANR, EMLyon Business School. With her work experience in Poland, The Netherlands and France, she has been involved in many international collaborations, grants and dissemination (over 10 grants including 3 EU Doctorate Programs and 3 other European grants, over 70 invited seminars and research visits abroad, about 120 regular presentations at conferences and workshops). Since 2008 she has co-organized over 20 international conferences and workshops, and has been member of over 20 Scientific/Program Committees at other international conferences.
At the national (French) level, Agnieszka was member of CNU (2007 – 2011) and CoNRS (2011 – 2016). Since 2014 she is member of the Scientific Council of ADRES. She also participates very regularly in recruitment committees at French universities. Agnieszka is also actively involved in various research and management activities of CES. When moving to CES in 2010, she brought new research topics in the lab and created a research (reading) group on Networks and Games, which she still coordinates. In 2013 – 2017 she was director of the Research Group Mathematical Economics and Games (Theoretical Microeconomics). Since 2014 she is member of the Council of CES, the Scientific Advisory Board (till 2021), and the Management Board. In 2016 – 2018 she was Deputy Director and since January 2019 she is Director of CES. So far, she has co-supervised 8 Ph.D. students and 5 HDR (habilitation) theses. Since 2009 she was member of over 30 Ph.D. or HDR committees.
Dr Rebecca Stuart is an Advisor in the Monetary Policy Division of the Central Bank of Ireland. From September 2020, she will be on sabbatical at the Institute of Economic Research in the University of Neuchatel. Rebecca joined the Central Bank in 2004, beginning her career in the Financial Stability area. Her work has involved developing frameworks for policy assessment at the Irish and European level. She has represented the Central Bank of Ireland at European policy fora, including the Monetary Policy Committee of the Eurosystem of Central Banks (ESCB) and the Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).
Rebecca earned a PhD in Economics from University College Dublin in 2016. In 2017, she was awarded the Barrington Medal by the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, which recognises ‘promising new researchers in the economic and social sciences in Ireland’. Since 2019, she is Secretary of the Economic and Social History Society of Ireland.
Rebecca’s research focusses on financial and monetary history, and monetary policy. Her work has studied the long-run evolution of financial and macroeconomic data through time and across countries. In particular, she has worked on stock market integration and the forecasting and co-movement of business cycles during late 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, she has studied the information content of central bank communications.
Julian Warner has developed a humanistic perspective on computational and information issues, since the late 1980's. Increasingly, he has integrated this perspective with an understanding of human mental labour as a significant source of value and with the idea of information technology as a human construction.
His current research consists of a quartet of books for dissemination:
- Semantic and Syntactic Labor. To appear 2022.
- Information Technology and the Revolution in the Mechanization of Mental Labor. For 2023.
- Invention, Innovation, and Diffusion for Information Technology. For 2024.
- A Final Theory of Information and Data Retrieval. For 2024.
The themes of the books have been developed through interaction with students jointly studying computer science and management.
Julian would welcome dialogue on these and other topics and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His previous books include:
- Copyright, Data and Creativity in the Digital Age: A Journey through Feist (Routledge Research in Intellectual Property). London and New York: Routledge, 2021.
- Human Information Retrieval (History and Foundations of Information Science Series). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 2010.
- From Writing to Computers. London and New York: Routledge. 1994.
All of the books have been received as seminal and transformative for their chosen areas.
A full curriculum vitae can be found
Stephen White is a Commissioner in the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in addition to being a freelance consultant focussing on rule of law and leadership. He serves as the volunteer chairman of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC Foundation – an arms-length body sponsored by the Department of Justice and established in law to mark the sacrifices and honour the achievements of the RUC.
He joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary in July 1978 immediately after graduating from QUB and served in all ranks up to Assistant Chief Constable (in the RUC and Police Service of Northern Ireland). After leaving the police service he worked for the EU (for five years as a Head of Mission and as Special Adviser to the Secretary General) and, since then, as a security sector reform consultant for a variety of international agencies in numerous countries. He has published on topics such as police reform and change management, the importance of comprehensive community policing strategies, and, a human rights-based approach to countering violent extremism.
Declan has enjoyed a successful career in financial services and has worked at a number of industry leaders in the banking sector. Most recently, he was Global Head of Client Service and Solutions, Securities Services at JP Morgan. With over $35trillion dollars under custody, his team acted as the primary point of contact for Asset Managers, Asset Owners and Alternative Funds for their asset and fund servicing requirements.
Declan graduated from the Queen’s University of Belfast in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and holds an MSc in Finance from the University of London. He began his career in Prime Brokerage with Deutsche Bank, in London, and then moved to Lehman Brothers in 2003. He was the European Head of Client Service across Prime Services at Lehman until 2008, when he moved to Nomura Securities to be Managing Director of Prime Services. After three years at Nomura, and one year at BNP Paribas, Declan moved to JP Morgan, where he worked until 2020
Boyd is passionate about helping venture capital funds launch and be successful. He helps venture funds set up, launch, raise capital and make investments. Boyd has over thirty years of experience in the financial services industry. He has overseen the development of Sapphire into a multi-award winning investment firm that manages 40+ micro venture capital funds, investing in a broad range of sectors, including technology, robotics, gaming, design, health and renewables.
Before Sapphire, Boyd was a director of M&A due diligence at PwC in New York, founded and exited numerous start-ups in the e-commerce, property and renewable sectors before co-founding Sapphire. Boyd is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, honorary treasurer and trustee of a leading cancer charity. He is a Harvard University alumnus and a member of the Harvard University teaching faculty, specialising in venture capital.