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Following the afternoon session of student presentations, there will be an Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion which aims to draw together the emergent themes of the conference. The discussion will be hosted by Professor David McGillivray of the University of the West of Scotland. We are also delighted to host a diverse and experienced group of academics, including:


Professor Kathy Charles (Napier University):

Professor Kathy Charles is a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and Head of Psychology at Edinburgh Napier University. Her research interests have mainly focussed on forensic psychology, and cover intrasexual competition, forensic interviewing, and aversive personalities. She helps to organise the PoPCoRN forensic psychology and criminology research network, and has conducted pedagogical research into the negative aspects of social media use.


Doctor Sarah Edwards (University of Strathclyde):
Dr Sarah Edwards is the Associate Dean of Postgraduate Research and the Head of the Graduate School in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde. She represents the University of Strathclyde on the Executive Committee of the AHRC/SFC Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities. Dr Edwards primary areas of research are Edwardian and neo-Edwardian literature and culture, the writing of lives, and the relationships between architecture and the humanities.


Professor Jonathan Hope (University of Strathclyde) :
Professor Jonathan Hope teaches a number of classes within the University of Strathclyde’s School of Humanities, including “Literature, Culture and Technology”.  His main area of research is the computer-based linguistic analysis of texts. Professor Hope also leads TextLab, which is one of Strathclyde's Vertically Integrated Projects, bringing together students and staff from English, and Computer & Information Science, to work on computer text analysis.

Professor William Kerr (University of Strathclyde):
Professor William Kerr is the Associate Deputy Principal Research and Knowledge Exchange at the University of Strathclyde. He leads activity in the areas of Research and Knowledge Exchange. He supports the Executive Team enabling Strathclyde to further develop and escalate its research and knowledge exchange activities, within its wider vision as a leading International Technological University.

Professor David McGillivray (UWS):
Professor David McGillivray holds a Chair in Event and Digital Cultures in the School of Media, Culture and Society at University of the West of Scotland (UWS). His research focuses on the affordances of digital culture and the contemporary significance of events and festivals, as markers of identity, and mechanisms for the achievements of wider economic, social and cultural externalities.  

Doctor Debbie Wake (University of Dundee):
Dr Debbie Wake is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician at the University of Dundee/ NHS Tayside (diabetes/ general endocrinology/ osteoporosis). Her research interests include informatics and ‘new technology’ approaches to patient care, management and education. Further research interests include understanding associations between diabetes and psychiatric disease.