The editorial team
Director & Co-Editor in Chief of The Scholar Online
Andrew McFarlan holds a First Class Honours degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews. He has worked for the last two years in Communication, helping universities, research institutions and academics to communicate their research findings to a wider audience. Andrew is an alumni of the Saltire Foundation and has held internships within the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence (CSTPV)
Co-Editor in Chief of The Scholar Online
Lewis Martin is a PhD Researcher analysing the science policy interface, and the role of scientific knowledge in shaping policy. Having worked previously as a Climate Change Economic Analyst with the Scottish Government, Lewis holds an MA (Hons) from the University of St. Andrews, and an MSc from the University of Glasgow.
The creative team
Marketing Consultant for The Scholar Online
After completing an Honours degree from the Strathclyde Business School, Richard has specialised in social media, website design, email newsletters and website copywriting. He has overseen various social media campaigns using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn in order to drive traffic to websites, raise brand awareness and stimulate brand engagement
Creative Consultant for The Scholar Online
The peer review team
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Human Geography PhD: Newcastle University
Erin’s doctural thesis focuses on how the built environment spatially and socially marginalises dwarfs due to their body size. Erin is interested in Geographies of Body size and Geographies of Disabilities.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
MA: History, University of St Andrews
Born in London, Barry took a degree in History and a research degree in History and English Studies. He has spent the last 10 years teaching History, Classics, Philosophy and Politics; currently as Director of Studies at Loretto School outside Edinburgh. Barry’s fields of interest are in the humanities with specific expertise in History, Education, Literary theory and discourse analysis, Politics, Classics, Philosophy, and Theology.
Postdoctoral Fellow: Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS), Centre – Eau, Terre et Environnement
Dr. Chen was awarded Ph.D. degree in Environmental Science at Nankai University (China) in 2010. During his graduate studies, Dr. Chen came to Canada as a visiting Ph.D. student at University of Montreal. His domain of specialization includes Environmental and Biological Chemistry, as well as Ecotoxicology.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
PhD student at Cardiff University, School of Biosciences.
Ellen’s research focuses on the behavioural effects of dopaminergic medication in a preclinical model of Parkinson’s disease. Ellen is especially interested in understanding how dyskinesia, an adverse motor side effect of L-DOPA treatment, may also affect non-motor functions. Technical skills include motor & operant testing, microdialysis, immunohistochemistry and Western blots.
St Andrews, United Kingdom
Managing Editor, Global Politics Magazine
David is Managing Editor of Global Politics Magazine and is a contributor to Newsweek Daily Beast and Huffington Post. He is currently doing PhD research in constitutionalism at St Andrews University, from where he graduated with an MA in German with International Relations. His interests include American political and legal history, International Political Economy (IPE), German history, global finance and the politics of the Middle East.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD: Cardiff University
After obtaining a Master’s degree in gene and stem cell therapy in France, Ludivine moved to Cardiff to undertake a PhD on Parkinson’s disease. Ludivine is interested in the development of dyskinesia, which are side effects abnormally manifest after long term medication, and more particularly in dyskinesia appearing after cell transplant.
Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology: Duke University
Andrew obtained his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry at the University of Glasgow. Seeking sunshine, he moved east to Dundee University, where he undertook a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Seeking even more sunshine, Andrew moved to North Carolina, where he currently works at Duke University, studying the interactions among cancer, the immune system and energy metabolism.
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Health Services Researcher & Policy Analyst: Public Health
After receiving a dual Master’s degree in Business Administration and International Relations from Boston University, Leah earned her doctorate in Public Health Policy from The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Leah’s research interests include government-sponsored health programs, comparative state policy and issues related to maternal and child health.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
As an immunologist, Chesney has a broad understanding of infectious disease and inflammatory and regulatory mechanisms. Chesney’s expertise is in inflammation, cell mobilisation, host-parasite interactions and parasite evasion. An understanding of these response functions provides an insight into the human body’s defence mechanisms and the possibility of developing effective therapeutics.
Consultant & Researcher
Amit works in the Machine learning/Data Mining Area. He has undertaken research related to clustering, neural networks, classification techniques, text mining, Artificial Intelligence, Formal methods, Reliability and Analytics, with 4 research papers in these areas. Amit is interested in everything related to automation using computers.
Bath, United Kingdom
Department of Computer Sciences & Creative Technologies, University of West of England
Marcus has spent all of his academic and professional life interested in and collaborating with others in trans-/multi-/inter-disciplinary work. This led Marcus from his initial Chemistry degrees into campaigning work and later into Systems Thinking, before moving into Information Systems and finally Creative Technologies.
Oxford, United Kingdom
DPhil International Relations, University of Oxford
Ulrike holds a summa cum laude master’s degree in International Security from Sciences Po Paris and a second master’s degree in International Affairs and Governance from the University of St. Gallen. Before joining Oxford University, Ulrike Franke worked as research assistant at IISS London, DCAF Geneva, CSTPV St. Andrews and the University of St. Gallen.
Senior researcher at Instituto de Hidráulica Ambiental “IH Cantabria”. Universidad de Cantabria.
José obtained his graduate degree in Mathematics at Universidad de Valladolid, Spain. Looking for a way to apply mathematics to industrial problems, he studied a Masters in Technomathematics at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany.. Back in Spain, he is working as senior researcher at “IH Cantabria”, involved with wave propagation over coastal areas and more recently in marine renewable energies and offshore engineering.
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Man Ching am an expert in imaging and image analysis, neuroscience, in vivo functional imaging, electrophysiology, cell-based assay development, HTS, HCA, flow cytometry, MatLab/Python programming and deep UV imaging. He has a passion for writing about science and focusing on how scientific findings affect people’s lives.
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Ph.D. Bioanalytical Chemistry, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Roland’s research interests are in separation sciences, mass spectrometry, bioanalytical method development strategies and applied translational biomedical research. Roland is an experienced public speaker on areas such as mass spectrometry and therapeutic drug monitoring.
Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Scientific Computing PhD: University of Utah
Varun is a graduate student in the School of Computing at the University of Utah, working on the mathematical modeling and simulation of clotting in the human body. His research involves augmenting this method with Radial Basis Functions, a promising tool for the solution of partial differential equations. His research also involves finding ways to improve the mathematical modeling and simulation of the chemistry involved in the clotting process. Academically, Varun is interested in numerical methods, simulation and modeling.