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June 25, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm BST
(UTC +1hr)
Glasgow, Glasgow City
United Kingdom

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University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre
99 George Street
Glasgow, Glasgow City, G1 1RD
United Kingdom
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Christian Goodwin

Master of Public Health (MPH) Postgraduate, University of Liverpool
Christian Goodwin is a current Fulbright Scholar at the University of Liverpool. He has spent his Fulbright year pursuing a Masters of Public Health, working as an honorary Research Fellow at the Palliative Care Institute Liverpool, and playing keeper for the Liverpuddly Cannons Quidditch team. In addition to his roles here in Liverpool, Christian works for Ariadne Labs and the Harvard School of Public Health developing novel team training tools to improve healthcare delivery. Christian will return to Ariadne Labs after his Fulbright year to continue this work.

Erica Ollmann Saphire

Professor, La Jolla Institute for Immunology and Director, Viral Immunotherapeutic Consortium
Erica Ollmann Saphire's research explains, at the molecular level, how and why viruses like Ebola and Lassa are pathogenic and provides the roadmap for medical defense. Dr. Saphire was also the galvanizing force behind the Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Immunotherapeutic Consortium and is the Director of this organization. This consortium unites 44 previously competing academic, industrial and government labs across five continents to understand and provide antibody therapeutics against Ebola, Marburg, Lassa and other viruses. In all these endeavors, she has used molecular insight to bring together scientists and policymakers alike for scientific advancement and social change. She has been awarded a Fulbright Global Scholar fellowship and a Mercator Fellowship to develop international collaborations around human health and molecular imaging through cryoelectron microscopy.

George Greenbury

Head of Religious Studies, Epsom College
George Greenbury is a Fulbright Scholar, Teach First Ambassador, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. George holds an MA in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge, an EdM in School Leadership from Harvard University, and a PGCE and MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Warwick. George is currently Head of Religious Studies at Epsom College; before this he was Principal Intern at Community Charter School of Cambridge, and Head of Faculty at Grace Academy Darlaston. George’s interests in education are in teaching and learning, and how schools can use online education to improve learning.

Jessie Moravek

MSc Conservation and Biodiversity Postgraduate, Lancaster University
Jessie Moravek is a graduate student studying how hydropower dams affect freshwater ecosystems around the globe. Her research focuses on the ecosystem effects of hydropower development in countries like Nepal, where freshwater biodiversity is under-studied and the hydropower industry is growing. She is also interested in dam removal projects, and how ecosystems reshape themselves when rivers are re-opened. Her previous research has focused on Pacific salmon food webs, wetland water quality in the Himalayas, hydropower development in Nepal, and weir removal projects in England. Jessie is currently studying at Lancaster University, England, where she is measuring changes in fish populations in response to river conservation works. Jessie originally hails from St. Charles, Illinois, where she grew up creek stomping and frog hunting in the stream near her house.

Karen McCarthy Woolf

Poet and Editor
Born in London to English and Jamaican parents Karen McCarthy Woolf’s collection An Aviary of Small Birds was described as an ‘extraordinarily moving and technically flawless’ (The Poetry Review) ‘pitch perfect’ debut (Guardian). Karen holds a Prairie Schooner Glenna Luschei Editors’ Prize, and a doctorate from the University of London for her research into diversifying ecocritical discourse. In 2016 she was poet-in-residence at the National Maritime Museum, where she wrote part of her second collection, Seasonal Disturbances, which explores nature, migration, the city and the sacred. An editor of five literary anthologies, she has launched many new voices, most recently via Unwritten: Caribbean Poems After the First World War, a collaborative project between 14-18NOW, the BBC and British Council. Karen makes radio features and drama for BBC radio and recently co-curated and presented Radio 4’s flagship ‘Poetry Please.

Mark Hickey

Applications Development Technical Lead Analyst (VP), Citi
After graduating from University College Cork, Ireland, in physics and applied mathematics, Mark Hickey undertook postgraduate studies in physics at Cambridge and went on to work at the University of Leeds, MIT (as a Fulbright Fellow) and the University of Massachusetts. The focus of his academic research has been the spin of the electron and its use in computer components and materials. However, he has since exchanged the atoms and electrons for the bits and bytes of computer software, and works in application development. Like most of us, he is interested in how our ordinary work relates to the "big questions". He lives in Dublin, is married and has three children.

Mark Ware

Founder and CEO of The Wavelength Project
After receiving a 1st class (hons) degree in Fine Art in the UK, Mark studied for an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1980, supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. He later worked successfully in video production and photography for multinational corporations, Government agencies, and Broadcast news channels. During 1996, aged 39, he had a severe stroke that brought an abrupt end to what he refers to as his ‘old life’. He now focuses on his Fine Art, and has been regularly supported by Arts Council England. Since 2015 Mark has developed a series of art/science collaborations that have investigated how the natural environment can have a positive impact on wellbeing and health. Mark is the founder and CEO of The Wavelength Project, a charity that further investigates how exposure to the natural environment can be of health benefit to the public, including for those who find access to nature difficult due to disability, or because of socio-economic circumstances.

Sarah Rose Graber

Performer, Director, Teaching Artist
Sarah Rose Graber is a multidisciplinary theatre artist currently based in the UK. She attended Northwestern University studying theatre and received her acting certificate from RADA in London. Graber is a Circumnavigator Scholar Grant winner having traveled around the world to South Africa, Kenya, Mauritius, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, the US, and the UK exploring theatre for social change. She was named one of “15 Women to Watch in 2015” by Today’s Chicago Woman Magazine and was awarded a US-UK Fulbright Grant in 2013 to work with professional theatre companies researching devising based practices and making interdisciplinary theatrical productions. She is the recipient of the MacArthur International Connections Fund for her production of REPRISE which was performed both in Chicago and Glasgow. Currently she is part of the Scale of Female Ambition project for female directors and is Co-Artistic Director of New Inck Theatre Company.

Stephen Frost

CEO and Founder, Frost Included
Stephen works with individuals, teams and organisations to embed inclusive leadership in their decision-making. Previously, he was Head of Diversity and Inclusion at KPMG, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Stonewall’s first Workplace director. He was educated at Oxford and Harvard and has won numerous awards for his work. He has lectured at Harvard Business School, Singapore Management University and Sciences Po in France and serves as an Advisor to the British Government. Stephen is author of The Inclusion Imperative (2014), Inclusive Talent Management (2016) and Building an inclusive organisation (2019).

Organizing team


London, United Kingdom
  • Ana Pereira
  • Elizabeth Mucha