Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professors 2018-19

Medium-term Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professors 2018-2019

11 Sept - 15 Dec Associate Professor Andrew Cohen
Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Professor Rafael E. Carazo Salas
Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Mapping human stem cell differentiation quantitatively and spatiotemporally at single cell resolution

14 Sept - 19 Dec 2018

Professor Uzy Smilansky
The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Professor Sir Michael Berry

The distribution of delay-times in scattering of ultra-short pulses from complex targets
26 Sep - 31 Dec 2018

Associate Professor Tom Gleeson
University of Victoria, Canada

Professor Thorsten Wagener
Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (CAME)

Revising and evaluating the planetary boundary for water
15 Oct - 15 Dec 2018 Professor Ann Pearson
Harvard University, USA

Dr. Fanny Monteiro
Geographical Sciences

Professor Richard Pancost
Chemistry; Cabot Institute

Marine Ecology: Modelling a Theory of the Redfield Ratio

3 Jan - 26 Jul 2019

Professor Matthew Pritchard
Cornell University, USA

Professor Joachim Gottsmann
Earth Sciences
Developing new models of the transcrustal magmatic system at the Altiplano-Puna Deformation Anomaly
  Professor Rowena Lohman
Cornell University, USA
Dr. James Verdon
Earth Sciences
Expanding our ability to measure human-induced ground displacements from space: applications to induced earthquakes
21 Mar - 21 Sep 2019

Professor Keiron Burke
University of California Irvine, USA

Professor Fred Manby

Theoretical chemistry: Electronic structure on the border between
wavefunctions and density functional theory

1 Apr - 1 Jul 2019 Associate Professor Lynn M. Hudson
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Dr. Dorothy Price
History of Art
Race, Nation and Belonging: A Black American Expatriate in Britain
11 Sept - 9 Dec 2019 Dr Alexandra Parvan
University of Pitesti, Romania
Professor Havi Carel
A Clinician's Metaphysical Toolkit for use in person-centred care provision
1 Nov 2019 - 31 Jan 2020 Professor Nina Zigon
University of Belgrade, Serbia
Professor David Murphy
Experimental Medicine
Sex differences in cardiovascular regulation - vive la difference!
9 Nov 2019 - 25 Jan 2020 Dr John F.H. Thompson
Cornell University, USA and University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr Alison Rust
Earth Sciences
Enhancing the sustainable supply of critical metals with a focus on copper
1 March - 31 May 2020 Professor Dan Moore
University of British Columbia
Dr Ross Woods
Civil Engineering
Changes in precipitation phase and effects on runoff
15 March - 15 June 2020 Professor Jonathan Paul Stewart
University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Professor George Mylonakis
Civil Engineering
Trans-Atlantic partnerships for transformative research on seismic risk characterization and mitigation for critical infrastructure
April - 30 June 2020 Dr Kurtis Lesick
Alberta University of the Arts, Canada
Professor Angela Piccini
Film and Television
An Indeterminate Other: Being, Virtuality, and Materiality
May - June 2020 Professor W. Berry Lyons
Ohio State University, USA
Professor Martyn Tranter
Earth Sciences
Lakes, Brines, and the Grind


Fast-track Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professors 2018-2019

Date of VisitName and InstitutionBristol Host DetailsTopic of Research
23 Aug - 22 Sept 2018

Dr Abigail de Kosnik
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Dr David Glowacki

Understanding Performer and Audience Interactions in Multi-Person Virtual Reality

3 - 14 Sept 2018

Professor Barbara Taborsky
University of Bern, Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Switzerland

Dr Sinead English
Biological Sciences

Adaptive responses to early-life stress: insights from mechanistically explicit evolutionary models 

3 - 23 Sept 2018

Professor Stephen Bradforth
University of Southern California, USA

Dr Tom Oliver

Exploring energy and charge-transfer in aromatic amino-acids and DNA using
ultrafast spectroscopy

2 - 16 Oct 2018

Dr Timothy Donais
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Dr Ryerson Christie

Local Capacity Building for Peacebuilding

17 Oct - 15 Dec 2018

Dr Salvador Llinares
University of Alicante, Spain

Ms Laurinda Brown
School of Education

Enactivism and Professional Noticing in Mathematics Education

1 - 28 Nov 2018

Dr Dorota Dyjakon
Institute of Psychology, University of Lower Silesia, Poland

Professor Marianne Hester
Policy Studies

Psychological approaches in a social and cultural context: behaviour change in perpetrators of domestic violence during psychotherapy

4 - 7 Nov 2018

Professor William Walters
Carleton University, Canada

Dr Elspeth Van Veeren

Secrecy and (in)security: developing a research agenda
14 - 16 Nov 2018

Professor Robert MacDonald
Teeside University

Dr Eldin Fahmy
Policy Studies

Youth poverty and the life course in the UK

17 - 24 Nov 2018

Dr Dorota Heneghan
Louisiana State University, USA

Dr Francisco Romero Salvadó 
Modern Languages

 Gender Relations and Nation in Sofía Casanova’s Writings from 1913-1933
24 Nov - 1 Dec 2018

Professor Ines Quintero
Universidad Central de Venezuela

Professor Matthew Brown
Hispanic and Latin American Studies

History, Memory and Truth in Contemporary Venezuela
2 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019

Professor Stephen Bottomley
ANU Law School, Australian National University

Professor Paddy Ireland
Social Sciences and Law

The Responsibility of Shareholders in Corporate Governance
5 - 19 Dec 2018

Associate Professor Andrea Gaynor
University of Western Australia

Dr Andy Flack

Wild cities: an environmental history of nature in metropolitan and settler colonial cities
3 - 23 Mar 2019

Dr Zuze Dulanya
University of Malawi

Dr Juliet Biggs
Earth Sciences

Tectonics and Seismic Hazard of the Southern Malawi Rift

25 Mar - 9 Apr 2019

Professor Johanna Olson-Kennedy
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA

Dr Peter Robert Dunne 

Medico-Legal Responses to Transgender Children: Towards a Model of Gender Affirmation? 

31 Mar - 7 Apr 2019

Professor Catherine Shakespeare
University of Michigan, USA

Dr Mariano Pablo Scapin
Economics, Finance and Management

The links between Financial Reporting and Capital Markets 

1 - 28 Apr 2019

Dr Fausto Martelli
IBM Research, UK

Dr John Russo

Organic glasses at the root of survival under extreme conditions: a
theoretical and computational approach

1 - 31 May 2019

Dr Louise du Toit
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Dr Yvette Russell

Decolonising rape and rape law

1 - 31 May 2019

Dr Nicoletta Gnan
University of Rome, Italy

Professor CP Royall

Elastic colloidal models: a new look at the melting and glass transition

1 - 31 May 2019

Dr Szabolcs Musca
University of Lisbon, Portugal

Dr Katja Krebs
Theatre and Performance

Migrant Dramaturgies

8 May - 4 June 2019

Professor Benjamin Hudson
Pennsylvania State University, USA

Professor Helen Fulton

Population and cultural movement round the medieval atlantic borderlands

20 - 31 May 2019

Professor Reinhard Jetter
University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr Heather Whitney
Biological Sciences

Initiation of an interdisciplinary Plant Wax Research Hub across and beyond Bristol Uni


Professor Aseema Sinha
Claremont McKenna College, USA

Dr Andrew Wyatt

Political Elites, Business and Developmental States in India

9 - 23 June 2019

Dr Marci Robinson
U.S. Geological Survey, USA

Professor Daniela Schmidt
Earth Sciences

The Cenozoic warm periods - impacts on the ocean and its ecosystems

17 June - 6 July 2019

Dr Hilary Corlett
MacEwan University, Canada

Professor Fiona Whitaker
Earth Sciences

Assessing early marine diagenesis at and near the sediment-water interface

20 - 21 Jun 2019

Professor Oliver Hart
Harvard University, USA

Dr Maija Halonen-Akatwijuka
Economics, Finance and Management

Contract theory workshop

8 - 12 July 2019

Professor Boaventura de Sousa Santos
University of Coimbra, Portugal

Professor Leon Tikly
School of Education

Towards the Pluriversity

2 - 20 September 2019

Professor Benjamin Baran
National University of Asuncion, Paraguay

Professor Dimitra Simeonidou
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Digital Infrastructure Solutions for Social and Economic Urban Development of Paraguay

5 - 22 September 2019

Professor Krishna Pendakur
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dr Chris Muris

Identifying and Estimating Resource Shares in Intertemporal Collective Household Models

26 Sept - 8 Nov 2019

Professor Gonzalo Sanchez
National University of Colombia

Professor Matthew Brown
Hispanic and Latin American Studies

Memory, History and the Challenges of the Present in Colombia

tbc for 2020

Dr Ana Flavia Pires Lucas d'Oliveira
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professor Gene Feder
Population Health Science

Improving the response of sexual and reproductive health care to violence against women in Sao Paulo, Brazil: a mixed methods study