International visiting academics
Internationally renowned scholars visit Teesside
The international visiting academics scheme fosters an international community of scholars in areas related to the research taking place in our research institutes.
Professor Zongyan Qiu
Chair, Department of Informatics, Peking University
Host Dr Shengchao Qin, Digital Futures Institute
Date of visit: 7 February - 7 April, 2011
Area of research expertise: formal methods and programming languages
Professor Qiu will develop ongoing collaborations on existing projects and will explore new research topics in the modelling and verification of concurrent programs. As part of his visit Dr Qiu will deliver a general lecture and two research seminars to members of the Digital Futures Institute.
Professor Steven Ellis
Head of history, National University of Ireland, Galway
Host Dr Diana Newton, Institute of Design, Culture and the Arts
Date of visit: 4 - 8 April 2011
Area of research expertise: regional history, Tudor borderlands
Professor Ellis will deliver a lecture relating to his current research into the Anglo-Scottish borders in the early sixteenth century for members of the Institute of Design, Culture and the Arts, the Centre for Regional and Local Historical Research, students and members of the public. Professor Ellis will also deliver a masterclass focusing on the development of external research funding bids to members of the institute and a seminar focusing on frontiers and identities to postgraduate research students.
Dr Fotis Lazarinis
Visiting lecturer, University of Western Greece
Host Dr Steve Green, Digital Futures Institute
Date of visit: 11 April - 15 April, 2011
Area of research expertise: adaptive and intelligent learning technology tools, e-learning standards
Dr Lazarinis will develop ongoing collaboration with members of the Accessibility Research Centre and will participate in a number of activities including a mini-conference which will involve members of the Digital Futures Institute, TechDis, Portland Specialist College, invited accessibility and e-learning standards experts and Royal Society International joint project visitor Dr Lilyana Nacheva-Skoplaik.
Professor Serge Sultan
Professor of Clinical and Health Psychology, Universite Paris Descartes
Host Professor Anna van Wersch, Social Futures Institute
Date of visit: 13 - 15 April, 2011
Area of research expertise: health psychology, quality of life, patient information and palliative care.
Professor Sultan will share his health psychology research expertise with members of the Social Futures Institute and PhD and master's students in health psychology. As part of his visit he will deliver a lecture, masterclass and seminar and will be the lead discussant in a seminar, forming part of the Social Futures Institute seminar series, which looks at developing a bereavement coping enhancement programme as part of breast cancer prevention.
Professor Shih-Chung (Jessy) Kang
Associate Professor, National Taiwan University
Host Professor Nashwan Dawood, Technology Futures Institute
Date of visit: 28 June - 31 August, 2011
Area of research expertise: visualization and robotics tool to solve problems that commonly occur in design and construction processes
Professor Kang has conducted research on 4D modelling, building information modelling, virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence for construction applications. He will hold a seminar for industry as well as delivering a lecture and seminar to members of the Technology Futures Institute and students. He will also explore research topics and educational activities to develop further collaboration.
Professor William Hopkins
Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, Auckland University of Technology
Host Professor Alan Batterham, Health and Social Care Institute
Date of visit: 21 June - 5 July, 2011
Area of research expertise: physiology, sport science, research methods, biostatistics
Professor Hopkins will develop ongoing work on measurement and the development and application of quantitative research methods. He will deliver a lecture on aspects of his previous and current work to members of the Health and Social Care Institute, students and members of FUSE: The Centre for Translational Research in Public Health. He will also deliver a masterclass on innovative quantitative data analysis approaches to institute members, students and graduate students of FUSE.
Dr Patrick McKeon
Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Host Dr John Dixon, Health and Social Care Institute
Date of visit: 15 - 22 November, 2011
Area of research expertise: Sensorimotor alterations with lower extremity injury, postural control and gait analysis
Dr McKeon will teach contemporary postural control assessment techniques and novel approaches to centre of pressure analysis. He will also collaborate on data analysis of existing postural control studies and discuss the development of projects associated with postural control alterations in response to injury and interventions. As part of his visit Dr McKeon will deliver a lecture and technical masterclass to members of the Health and Social Care Institute and students.