Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professors 2017-18

Medium-term Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professors 2017-2018

24 July - 23 Dec 2017

Dr François Birgand
North Carolina State University

Dr Nicholas Howden
Leading the water quality sensor revolution in catchment hydrology
1 Aug - 27 Oct 2017

Dr Maria-Paz Marzolo
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Prof Pete Cullen
Defining the SNX17-retriever pathway in endosomal recycling of ApoER2 and reelin signalling
1 Sept - 28 Nov 2017

Dr Robert Loucks
University of Western Australia

Professor Jon Blundy
Earth Sciences
Experimental determination of copper and chlorine partitioning between granitic silicate melt and aqueous fluid at lower-crustal pressures
1 Oct - 22 Dec 2017

Professor Daniel Conley
Lund University, Sweden

Dr Kate Hendry
Earth Sciences
The Evolution of Biosilicification and the Silicon Cycle
15 Oct - 15 Dec 2017

Professor Barry Trimmer
Tufts University, USA

Professor Jonathan Rossiter
Polymeric Soft Robots for Terrestrial Locomotion
30 Oct - 11 Nov 2017

Professor Harald Schneider
Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor Philip Donoghue
Earth Sciences
Origin of Land Plants
8 Jan - 14 Apr 2018

Professor Eugene Bogomolny
CNRS, Paris-SUD, France

Dr Martin Sieber
Whispering galleries for light: beyond the two-dimensional approximation
15 Mar - 24 May 2018

Professor Keith Busby
Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Dr Leah Tether
English/Digital Humanities

Professor Brendan Smith

A Critical Edition of the French Works of Jofroi de Waterford (ca. 1300)
25 Apr - 1 Jul 2018

Associate Professor Douglas Pancoast

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA

Dr. Theo Tryfonas
Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (CAME)

Digitilization of Society: connecting experiment making with place and object making

8 May - 5 Aug 2018 

Dr Arthur Levy
Laboratoire de Thermique et Energie de Nantes (LTEN), France

Dr. James Kratz
Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (CAME)

Manufacturing processes for sustainable composite materials of the future

14 May - 15  Aug 2018

Professor Rebecca Dorsey
University of Oregan, USA

Professor Katharine Cashman
Earth Sciences

Tectonic Controls on Sedimentary Basins and Regional Paleorivers
1 Sept - 30 Nov 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
1 Oct - 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

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

Jan - Jul 2019

Professor Matthew Pritchard
Cornell University, USA

Professor Joachim Gottsmann
Earth Sciences

Spatiotemporally at single cell resolution

Jan - Jul 2019 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


Fast-track Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professors 2017-2018

Date of VisitName and InstitutionBristol Host DetailsTopic of Research
15 Jul - 12 Aug 2017 Professor Stanislav Speranski
St. Petersburg State University, Russia
Professor Leon Horsten
Arbitrary Objects and Structures
30 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 Professor Marius Ungarish
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
Professor Andrew Hogg

The effects of mixing on the atmospheric dispersion of volcanic ash and the
long runout of oceanic particle-laden flows

1 Oct - 14 Oct 2017 Dr Marilyn Cornelis
Northwestern University, USA

Professor Marcus Munafò
Experimental Psychology

Genetic epidemiology of caffeine-smoking interactions and health 
9 Oct - 13 Oct 2017 Dr Eugene Koonin
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI),
National Library of Medicine (NLM)and National 
Institutes of Health (NIH).
Professor Davide Pisani
Life Sciences
A timescale for the origin and early evolution of Cellular life
19 Oct - 19 Nov 2017

Dr Elias Lewi
Addis Abbaba University, Ethiopia

Dr Juliet Biggs
Earth Sciences
Monitoring Ethiopia's Dynamic Crust with Satellite Geodesy
27 Oct - 24 Nov 2017 Professor Louisa Degenhardt
National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre,
UNSW Sydney, Australia

Professor Matthew Hickman

Population Health Science

Epidemiology of drug related harm – Global Burden of Disease and Lancet Commission
16 Nov 2017 Dr Catherine L. Mann
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Dr Karoline Wiesner

Would Policymaker Use of Complexity Analysis Make Economics More Relevant to the Real World?
2 Dec - 16 Dec 2017 Professor Alexander Clark
University of Alberta, Canada

Dr Katrina Turner
Population Health Science

Complexity approaches and writing for impact
22 Jan - 9 Feb 2018

Dr Joe Blythe
Macquarie University, Australia

Professor Fiona Jordan

Children’s acquisition of kinship concepts
29 Jan - 9 Feb 2018

Dr Hong-Jae Park
Western Sydney University, Australia

Professor Liz Lloyd
Policy Studies

Transnational Later Life Migration: Current Issues
4 Feb - 19 Feb 2018

Dr Ignasio Ngoma 
University of Malawi

Dr Katsu Goda

Sustainable Construction and Environment in Sub-Saharan Africa – Role of
Civil and Construction Engineers – The Malawi Experience

25 Feb - 3 March 2018

Dr Fiona Ritchie
McGill University, Canada

Dr Elaine McGirr

Women and Theatre in Bristol in the Eighteenth Century: The Case of the Jacob’s Wells Theatre

1 Mar - 31 Mar 2018

Professor Benjamin Schumacher
Kenyon College, USA

Professor Sandu Popescu

Quantum theory and axiomatic foundations of thermodynamics

9 Mar - Apr 2018

Professor Martyn Unsworth
University of Alberta, Canada

Professor Michael Kendall
Earth Sciences

Integrating geophysical and geological studies of crustal magma bodies

12 Mar - 12 Apr 2018

Professor Philippe Foret
Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
LMIC visitor

Professor Paul Bates
Geographical Sciences

Feasibility Study of the Atlas of Water and Peace in Central Asia Project

13 Mar - 12 Apr 2018

Dr Ellen Martin
University of Florida, USA

Dr Kate Hendry
Earth Sciences

Weathering in Greenland: solute fluxes to the ocean and atmospheric gas exchange

13 Mar - 12 Apr 2018

Dr Jonathan Martin
University of Florida, USA

Dr Kate Hendry
Earth Sciences

Weathering in Greenland: solute fluxes to the ocean and atmospheric gas exchange

19 Mar - 16 Apr 2018

Dr William Parks
Dartmouth College, USA

Dr Abigail Fraser
Population Health Science

Placental pathology: linking the health of two generations

2 Apr - 14 Apr 2018

Professor Luis Beccaria 
Universidad General Sarmiento, Buenos Aires
LMIC visitor

Prof David Gordon
Policy Studies

Multidimensional Poverty & Unsatisfied Basic Needs (UBN) in Latin America

2 Apr - 27 Apr 2018

Dr Jan Shaw
University of Sydney, Australia

Professor Helen Fulton

Women and Leadership in Fifteenth-Century English Prose Romance

10 Apr - 16 Apr 2018

Professor Walasinee Moonarmart
Mahidol University, Thailand
LMIC visitor

Dr Kristen Reyher
Veterinary Studies
 Antibiotic consumption in animals – a One Health approach
20 Apr - 28 Apr 2018

Professor Lawrence Gostin
Georgetown University, USA

Dr Sheelagh McGuiness
Law School

Global Health: Towards a Secure Future (Public lecture)

8 May - 8 June 2018

Dr Adam Stinton
Montserrat Volcano Observatory, Montserrat
Seismic Research Centre, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago

Professor Steve Sparks
Earth Sciences

Volcanic History and Tectonic Evolution of Southern Montserrat
13 May - 10 Jun 2018

Professor Affette McCaw-Binns
University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica
LMIC visitor

Professor Jean Golding
Population Health Sciences

Investigation of the strategy of mounting an intervention in pregnant women in Jamaica to improve their use of health care services and parenting abilities
May - June 2018 (Dates TBC)

Professor Robert MacDonald
Teeside University

Dr Edin Fahmy
Policy Studies

Youth poverty and the life course in the UK
May 29 - June 6, June 18 - 22.

Dr Jennifer Bair
University of Virginia, USA

Professor Jeffrey Henderson

Globalisation and the Changing Contexts of Work in the Developing World
4 June - 1 July 2018

Dr Tom Pashby
University of Chicago, USA

Professor James Ladyman

Geometry, Time and Knowledge in Physics
11 - 15 June 2018 

Professor Robert Steven Nerem
University of Colorado, USA

Professor Jonathan Bamber
Geographical Sciences

Global and Regional Sea Level Change During the Altimeter Era: What does it tell us about the future?
17 June - 21 June 2018

Professor Steven High
Concordia University, Canada

Professor Josie McLellan

The art of going public: participatory practice in arts and humanities
17 June - 30 Jun 2018 

Dr Anita Ho
University of British Columbia, Canada

Dr Oliver Quick

Regulating mobile medical technology: the ethics and safety of self-care

to be confirmed


Professor Jose Dario Aristizabal Ochoa
National University of Colombia
LMIC visitor

Dr Jason Zheng Jiang
Mechanical Engineering
Fluid inerter based vibration suppression for enhanced seismic safety and resilience of buildings in Colombia
28 June - 17 July 2018

Dr Agustín Martinelli
Argentinean Natural Science Museum, Buenos Aires City, Argentina


Professor Emily Rayfield
Earth Sciences


Looking beyond: how CT scanning opens up new horizons in understanding South American cynodonts and mammalian origins
29 June - 7 July 2018

Mr Daniel Crichton

Professor Kate Robson Brown

Unlocking data science from space engineering to biology
30 June - 2 August 2018

Professor Peter Smith
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Professor Carl Dettmann

Stochastic processes and mobility models for drones (unmanned aerial vehicles)

1 July - 1 August 2018

Dr Elay Shech
Auburn University, Alabama

Dr Karim Thebault

Transfer of Epistemic Warrant in Analogue Models: The Case of the
Hubbard Model

5 July - 30 July 2018

Professor Mary Brydon-Miller
University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Mrs Aggie Bezzina
Policy Studies


A Politics of Reciprocity: The Role of HEIs in Fostering and Nurturing Community Strengths
9 July - 1 August 2018

Professor Michael T. Davies-Coleman
University of the Western Cape, South Africa
LMIC visitor

Professor Dudley Shallcross

Natural and anthropogenic halocarbon emissions from the terrestrial and aquatic sources in the Cape Peninsula and their impact on climate and air quality

9 Jul - 19 Jul 2018

Professor Sian Hemmings
Stellenbosch University, South Africa
LMIC visitor

Dr Luisa Zuccolo
Population Health Sciences

Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder: The role of the microbiome in a high-risk South African population

2 - 17 Oct

Dr Timothy Donais
Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

Dr Ryerson Christie

Local Capacity Building for Peacebuilding

23 Aug-22 Sept

Dr Abigail de Kosnik
University of California, Berkeley, USA

Dr David Glowacki

Understanding Performer and Audience Interactions in Multi-Person Virtual Reality