Editorial Board Profiles

Dr Gaz (Gareth) J Johnson: Managing Editor-in-Chief
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Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), University of Warwick, UK
Gareth has been Exchanges’ Editor-in-Chief since 2018. With a doctorate in cultural academic publishing practices (NTU), he also possesses various other degrees in biomedical technology (SHU), information management (Sheffield) and research practice (NTU). His varied career includes extensive experience in running regional and national professional bodies, academic libraries, project management and applied research roles. He retains professional interests on power-relationships within and evolution of scholarly academic publication practice, within social theory and political economic frameworks. He has aptitudes in areas including academic writing, partner relationship management and effective communication praxis. An outspoken proponent for greater academic agency through scholar-led publishing, Gareth is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and regularly contributes to a various podcasts and vodcasts.

Dr Vanja Baltić
Dr Vanja Baltic
Department of the Arts
Vanja Baltić completed her PhD research in Visual, Performing and Media Arts, Department of the Arts, at the University of Bologna and in Theatre Science and Intermediality, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature, at the University of Antwerp, (joint PhD degree, 2022). Her PhD research proposes to retrace the concept of the tragic through the adoption of excess in the poetics of contemporary theatre direction. During her academic studies, she has focused her main interests on 20th-century and contemporary theatre direction and dramaturgy. She currently works as a teaching tutor at the Department of the Arts at the University of Bologna.

Dr Michelle Devereaux
Dr Michelle Devereaux
Film & Television Studies, University of Warwick, UK
Michelle Devereaux is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career postdoctoral fellow in film and television at the University of Warwick. She received her PhD in film studies from the University of Edinburgh in 2017, and her monograph, The Stillness of Solitude: Romanticism and Contemporary American Independent Film, was published in 2019 by Edinburgh University Press. Her research interests include romantic and post-romantic philosophy, contemporary screen culture, gender and feminist theory, film and television aesthetics, genre studies, and affect and emotion studies. Prior to her academic career she worked as a freelance journalist and editor.

Dr Marcos Estrada
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Department of Global & Social Studies, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Dr Marcos Estrada has been contributing as an editor for Exchanges since 2017. He is an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Business School at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) in Saudi Arabia. While Marcos has an interdisciplinary academic background in Social Sciences, his interests are in circular economy and Corporate Social Responsibility, with focus on the systematic review and assessment of information in assurance and audit procedures.

Dr Changpeng Huan
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Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Faculty, School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jio Tong University

Dr Ignaas Jimidar
Dr Ignaas Jimidar
CHIS (Chemical Engineering), Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Ignaas Jimidar was born in Suriname, where he completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Anton de Kom University of Suriname. In 2016 he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics by the University of Twente. He received his PhD from the University of Twente and Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2021. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher. His research focuses on understanding the relevant interaction forces that lead to the self-organisation of microspheres. This understanding is also used to develop methods that manipulate these interaction forces to attain directed assembly of microspheres on micromachined devices for applications centred around liquid chromatography. His research interests include soft matter physics, tribocharging, granular materials, and microfluidic applications.

Pallavi Joshi
Pallavi Joshi
French Studies, University of Warwick, UK
Pallavi Joshi is a final-year PhD candidate and Chancellor’s International Scholar in French Studies at the University of Warwick. Her doctoral project takes a multi-faceted theoretical approach to examine the cinematic representations of lone-parent families in the French cinema of the 2010s. Pallavi has degrees in French language teaching (Université Grenoble-Alpes), Media History and Social Sciences (Inalco & Université Paris Diderot), and Technical and Literary Translation (Pune University). Her research interests include contemporary film, popular culture, gender studies, family studies and parenting cultures. She is also active in the fields of language pedagogy, audio-visual translation and interpreting.

Dr Sven van Kerckhoven
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Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Dr. Van Kerckhoven is an Vice-Dean for Education at the Brussels School of Governance (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the KULeuven, where he also obtained Master degrees in Business Economics and Political Sciences. His research interests are focused on global economic governance and international institutions. He has been a visiting fellow at Stanford University and the University of Warwick (Rutherford fellowship) and a visiting professor at KULeuven.

Dr Kyung-Hye Kim
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Dongguk University, South Korea
Kyung Hye Kim is Assistant Professor at Dongguk University, South Korea. Her academic interests lie in corpus-based translation studies, critical discourse analysis, and multilingualism in media translation. Her publications include ‘Renarrating the Victims of WWII through Translation: So Far from the Bamboo Grove and Yoko Iyagi’ (Target 2017), ‘Retranslation as a socially engaged activity: in the case of Rape of Nanking’ (Perspectives 2018), and ‘Museum Translation as a political act: narrative engagement for affective experiences in the War and Women’s Human Rights Museum in Seoul’ (Museum Management and Curatorship 2020). She is a member of Genealogies of Knowledge Research Network and an external partner of Global Health at the European University Alliance Circle U. She is also Chair of Conference Committee of IATIS, the International Association for Translation & Intercultural Studies, and Deputy Director of Baker Centre for Translation and Intercultural Studies.

Dr Bing Lu
Dr Bing Lu
Faculty of Arts, University of Warwick, UK
Bing Lu is an Early-Career Fellow in IAS at University of Warwick. Bing’s doctoral research based in Warwick Education Studies investigated how academics who have returned from overseas doctoral study conduct doctoral supervision in their home countries. Bing is generally interested in transnational mobility, inclusive education, supervision, co-creation and interdisciplinarity. Bing founded the Superb-Vision Network sponsored by Warwick Doctoral College. Bing has a belief in community, connectivity and communication. Bing is currently working with The Pod to create small social change through reading, reflecting and re-creating.

Dr Salvatore Monteleone

Niccolò Cusano University, Italy
Salvatore is a research fellow at the Engineering Department, Niccolò Cusano University, Rome (Italy). Prior to this he was a researcher at CY Cergy Paris University (France). He holds a Ph.D. in Communications and Computer Engineering from the University of Catania (Italy). His general research area covers embedded systems design & applications with contributions mainly focused on low-power design, Network-on-Chip architectures, and Cyber-Physical Systems. Salvatore is an affiliated member of the European Network of Excellence on High Performance and Embedded Architecture and Compilation (HiPEAC). He is also a member of the Internet of Things and the Sustainable ICT communities from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dr Lousie Morgan
Louise Morgan
Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, UK
Louise Morgan is an Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study. Most recently, she was a Research Assistant at the University of Nottingham’s Business School, working on an interdisciplinary project researching the history of milk safety in Britain. She is currently working on developing her thesis, which explored the contemporary history of clean eating and orthorexia in Britain, into a monograph. As a historian of food and medicine, specialising in the history of nutrition, dieting, eating disorders, social media, and contemporary Britain, her research interests are varied. She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary methodologies and historical approaches to new media sources, as well as the use of religious metaphor and moralism in both contemporary and historical discussions about food and health.

Dr Ute Oswald
Dr Uta Oswald
Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, UK
Ute Oswald is an Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study and an Associate Fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine (CHM) at the University of Warwick. She is a social historian of psychiatry, and her PhD explored the role of recreation in nineteenth-century asylums, resulting in a peer-reviewed article in Medizinhistorisches Journal. She is expanding this research with a special focus on asylum theatricals and the visual and material culture of asylum recreation more broadly, whilst writing a monograph based on her thesis findings. In addition, she has started a new postdoctoral project on religion in asylums and is contributing a chapter to the Routledge Handbook of Spirituality, Religion and Medical Humanities (Abingdon/New York, 2024). She is a member of the executive committee of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ History of Medicine Special Interest Group and is keen to bring historians, clinicians and the public into dialogue about the impact of psychosocial therapies past, present and future.

Shilpi Pandey
Shilpi Pandey
Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Shilpi Pandey is a doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She completed her LL.B. from NLUJ, India. She also holds an LL.M. in International Law and International Relations (University of Kent), and Advanced LL.M. in International and European (IES, VUB). Her PhD research takes an interdisciplinary approach and focuses on the rights of minority women from the perspective of freedom of religion and comparative secularism and its impact on their socio-economic rights. Her interests include Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), post-colonialism, freedom of religion and culture, multiculturalism, equality, and diversity.

Dr Anna Rivers
Anna Rivers
English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, UK
Anna Rivers was until recently a PhD candidate at the University of Warwick. Her doctoral research concentrates on the poetry of Emily Brontë, Christina Rossetti and Mathilde Blind in relation to ideas of spectrality, haunting and mysticism. Most recently, her article “Circe’s Garden: Rewriting Epic and Revolutionary Time” was published in Comparative Critical Studies. More broadly, her research interests include the Gothic, Science and Literature, poetry and poetics, women’s writing, and the long nineteenth century.

Dr Roy Rozario
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Deakin University, Australia
Roy is a life-long learner with diverse academic and work experiences. He completed his PhD at Monash University and worked for four years in the Faculty of Education, was the Vice President and Research Education Officer for Monash Graduate Association, and the Treasurer and Leader for MERC (Monash Education Research Community). Additionally, he has experience in safety, mental-health, and customer service in Logistical Industry. He worked for the Victorian (Australia) Department of Education in school settings and currently works as an academic staff at Deakin University, Melbourne. He possesses a Masters and M.Phil. Degree in Economics, M.Ed. (minor thesis), Masters by Research (Education), Grad.Dip.Ed, and Grad.Cert. Mathematics. His expertise is around mobile learning and teacher pedagogy.

Martín Solórzano
Martin Solorzano
Epidemiology and Evaluation, Barcelona Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute and University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona, Spain
Martín Solórzano is a Ph.D. scholar and Collaborator Researcher at Barcelona’s Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute, where he is leading a study on the quality of public health services available in Spain and its effects on long-term breast cancer survivorship. Previously, he completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine in Mexico and a Master’s degree in Public Health in Spain. Formerly, he has been Youth Delegate to the United Nations Organization. Currently, he collaborates with non-profit organizations, such as The Resolution Project Inc. and The Western Union Foundation, to improve the quality of life of young people in vulnerable conditions in Mexico and Central America. His areas of expertise are Public Health, Community development, and Youth Policies.

Jacob Thomas
Jacob Thomas
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
Jacob Thomas (they/them) is an internationally recognised human rights advocate and multi-published researcher, specialising in LGBTIQA+ youth. At Monash University they have taught across Global Studies, Psychology, Counselling, and Public Health. Their research is broadly in the areas of queer health with a particular focus on trans and gender diverse youth, as well as building queer mental health interventions and professional training through community co-design. Jacob is particularly passionate about queering curricula, ensuring health practitioners are equipped with the necessary skills to work with LGBTIQA+ people, and publishing queer works across various disciplines.

Dr Sun Yee Yip

La Trobe University, Australia

Sun Yee is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Monash University with more than 15 years of school and education leadership experience. Her research focuses on harnessing the diversity of the education workforce for improved teaching and learning. Her work addresses the issues of equity and social justice and has a direct impact on improving the quality of education. Sun Yee’s 2021 PhD thesis, “Optimising the professional adaptation of Asian Australian immigrant teachers”, examined the professional adaptation experiences of immigrant teachers and how their teaching knowledge is shaped by the change in educational contexts associated with the migration experience. Her research extends to educational leadership, particularly diversity, equity, and inclusive leadership in educational settings and issues related to gender, Indigeneity and minority leadership representation in schools and higher education. A former Science educator, Sun Yee has a keen interest in issues around social justice, equity and inclusion in Science/STEM education. Sun Yee is the recipient of the Australian Teacher Education Association (ATEA) Early Career Researcher Grant in 2022-2023.