Welcoming new academic staff
By the end of 2012, over 100 academic staff had been recruited as part of City's investment in academic excellence. Here we introduce a small selection of them.
Professor Susan Ayers
Professor Ayers joined City in October as Professor of Maternal and Child Health. Her research interests include women's mental health during pregnancy and after birth and improving quality of care and outcome at very pre-term birth. In her research on mental health, she has explored the prevalence, causes, impact, screening and treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder in pregnant and postnatal women.
Professor Michael Bromley
Professor Bromley joined City from the University of Queensland as Professor of International Journalism in June. He has educated students in journalism at universities in the UK, Australia and the USA, where he was the prestigious Howard R Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan. His research interests include journalism practices, investigative journalism, journalism education, citizen journalism and the socio-cultural uses of journalism.
Professor Adrian Cheok
Professor Cheok will join City in April 2013 as Professor of Pervasive Computing. He was previously based at Keio University, Japan. His work explores mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy systems, embedded systems and power electronics. He founded the Mixed Reality Lab at the National University of Singapore.
Professor Andrew Choo
Professor Choo joined The City Law School as Professor of Law in November. Prior to his appointment at City, he held professorships of law at Brunel University and the University of Warwick. His research interests include evidence and procedure, especially criminal evidence. His published work, including numerous articles and books, has been cited in the decisions of various appellate courts, including those of the House of Lords and the UK Supreme Court.
Professor Martin Conway
Professor Conway joined City in April as Head of the Department of Psychology and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Arts & Social Sciences. He was previously Head of the Departments of Psychology at the Universities of Bristol, Durham and Leeds. He is a world-leading cognitive psychologist and his current research focuses on autobiographical memory; impairments of memory following brain injury; disruptions of memory in psychiatric illness; changes in memory across the lifespan; the self and memory; motivation and memory; emotion and memory and expert legal testimony on memory.
Dr Anthony Evans
Dr Evans joined City as Lecturer in Air Transport Management in September. He was previously based at the NASA Ames Research Center in California, where he worked on mitigating the environmental impact of aviation. He has also held posts at the University of Cambridge and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor Jean-Pascal Gond
Professor Gond joined Cass Business School as Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility in September. He previously held academic positions at HEC Montréal and Nottingham University Business School. His research uses organisation theory and economic sociology to investigate corporate social responsibility (CSR). He has examined the roles of standards and metrics in the institutionalisation of CSR in the financial marketplace and in corporations and the variations of CSR across varieties of capitalism.
Professor Jens Perch Nielsen
Professor Nielsen joined City in September as Professor of Actuarial Science. His research explores topics including non-life insurance and pensions, using the fundamentals of mathematical statistics and finance to bring transparency to products that have often been complex and expensive to the customer. He has also examined how intermediaries such as reinsurance and pensions companies can be excluded from the insurance industry.
Dr Yannis Pappas
Dr Pappas joined the School of Health Sciences in March as Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Health Services Research. Prior to joining City, he was Deputy Director of the Research Design Service at Imperial College London and Head of Education for the Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Trust. His expertise is in health services research and public health and his work contributes to the delivery of more accessible and responsive care for patients in the UK and internationally.