Highlighted Speakers

Dr. Maurita Murphy Marx, the American clarinetist,  is internationally recognized as a master teacher and performer.  Her degrees are from Eastman School of Music and Michigan State University.  Moreover,  her students have won first prizes exclusively in international clarinet competitions.  She has three CDs with Rafael Dos Santos and Michele Ramo on Spotify, Pandora, etc.  Dr. Marx’s teaching career includes Professor of Clarinet at the University of Iowa, USA, for 32 years, and is the recipient of the Collegiate Teaching Award at the University of Iowa. She continues to perform and is a frequent lecturer on the Brazilian Choro.  

Dr. Mihaela Aghenitei is a PhD Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Administrative Sciences at the University of the “Lower Danube” and participates in a grant funded from the funds of the research project carried out by the University “Lower Danube” from Galati. She is an associate researcher at the Institute of Legal Research – Romanian Academy and a member of ELI and ESIL. She has published 81 articles indexed in national and international databases and 5 specialized books in criminal law.

Dr. Gibaldi is a Professor (at Harvard & St. John’s University). He is a Fulbright Scholar, and received the Outstanding Teaching Award at Harvard; graduate education was completed at Columbia University. He has over 60 published papers and 75 professional presentations. Interest areas include Fear in the Workplace; Issues Related to Working Remotely.

Dr. Patrícia Sofia Pinhanços Batista,is integrated Researcher at Human Neurobehavioral Laboratory, collaborator researcher at Centro de Biotecnologia e Química Fina and Invited Assistant Professor at Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Responsible for projects with intersection of the PsychologyNeurosciences-Biotechnology areas. Research topics: Neurosciences; Neuroeducation; Quality of Life; Biomedicine; Biomaterials, Regeneration and Regenerative Medicine; Nanotechnology; Health Sciences; Health Promotion and Ageing.

Associate Professor. Noopur Tiwari,is a Designer by qualification, with an expertise in visual communication, Noopur Tiwari is a film and video communication designer who has worked with niche television channels and has over 18 years of work experience. She recently completed a Masters in Psychology from Indira Gandhi Open University and is interested in the amalgamation, application of Design Thinking, Psychology and Communication Design along with Applied Ethnographic Research to create impactful inclusive digital educational content. Noopur’s fiction film ‘The Bench’ was nominated as the best short fiction film at the XX Dziga Vertov Film Festival at St. Petersburg Russia and her production design project 3 ½ was nominated at the Dhaka Film Festival in 2002. A Public Service Advertisement she had collaborated on for Gandhi Jayanti won a Promax in 2004 when she worked as a part of the National Geographic Channel India Team. She is currently working as an Associate Professor for the Jagran school of Journalism and Communication.

Ms. Kalunga Cindy Nakazwe is currently a PhD Candidate in Psychology at Lingnan University. She holds a MSc in Psychological Research Methods from University of Sheffield and a BA in Psychology from University of Zambia. She is a Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Awadee and a former Commonwealth scholar. She is interested in youth mental health.

Mr. Mike Neilio is an organizational development consultant and doctoral candidate at William James College focused on applied leadership psychology and neuroscience. He holds a BS in Finance and an MA in Organizational Psychology. His past career in commercial real estate and interests in mental health inform his research.

Mr. Shigeo Sahto graduated from Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University. His areas of Interest are philosophy & psychology . His awards are the 21th Eisaku Sato Memorial. Prize, Award of Brilliance, “UN Neutrality to Counterbalance Asymmetric Power”.

Mrs. Céline Rodrigues is graduated from Universidade Católica Portuguesa in French-English, Post-graduation in Compared Literature in the same institution, master in Spanish languages at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and currently writing the master thesis about Human Security of Inuit and Sámi Indigenous Peoples in Canada and Finland at Universidade Portucalense, Master in International Relations and Diplomacy (Supervision Prof. Stephan Kirchner from University of Lapland, Finland).
Her area of interests is maritime security, Atlantic, human rights/Indigenous peoples, Green Theory, Ecosystem Approach and the Arctic region. Her Professional experience is junior researcher, experience as official of Portuguese Army and in different companies as International Relations.

Ms. Rebecca Hunt is currently completing the MSc in Clinical Health Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast. She is also a Rehabilitation Assistant at Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and
is particularly interested in researching and implementing psychological interventions to
help people achieve their best possible health-related quality of life.

Ms Hanri Kriel did her Masters of Arts, Honours, and Bachelor of Arts in Communication degrees at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa, before joining the University of Pretoria. She also works as a freelance video editor and subtitler. Her areas of interests are travelling, photography, animals and help other disabled persons.

Mr.Ryan T. W. McCreedy is a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Harvard and Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant at Slalom Consulting. He holds a B.S. from George Mason University, a M.L.A. from Harvard University’s Extension School, and is pursuing a Psy.D. in Leadership Psychology at William James College, emphasizing on neuroscience.

Miss. Ana Filipa Moreno is part of an international joint Ph.D. in Applied Psychology, developing her work within the Human Neurobehavioral Laboratory. Also, she is an invited lecturer at FEP-UCP and a licensed clinical practitioner. Throughout her studies she secured a merit-based grant. One of her main interests is the mental-health-brain-axis.

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