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The Academic Committee

ECAS Academic Committee

The Academic Committee advises and assists the Management Board and the Shareholders’ Board in shaping ECAS’ academic agenda.

Members of The Academic Committee

James Conroy

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James Conroy is Professor of Religious and Philosophical Education (Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith) and Dean of Global Engagement for Europe at the Universitiy of Glasgow. He is also Academic Director of ECAS.

Graeme Cooke

E graeme.cooke@glasgow.ac.uk

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Graeme Cooke is Head of School and Professor of Physical Organic Chemistry at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses upon the design, synthesis and characterisation of functional molecules, macromolecules and surfaces.

Burkhardt Funk

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Burkhardt Funk is professor for information systems at Leuphana University. His research interests encompass building statistical models and decision support systems based on methods from machine learning and Bayesian statistics in a variety of application contexts such as E-Health and E-Commerce.

Photo: Brinkhoff-Mögenburg/Leuphana

Iain MacNeil

E iain.macneil@glasgow.ac.uk

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Iain MacNeil is the Alexander Stone Chair of Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow where he heads the research group on corporate and financial law. His research interests focus on a range of issues in corporate governance and financial regulation, including sustainable finance and the implications for the global legal order of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Lorna Hughes

lorna.hughes@glasgow.ac.uk

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Lorna Hughes is Professor in Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow, where she is based in the Information Studies Subject area. Her research focuses on the creation of digital cultural heritage, and the use and re-use of digital collections for research, teaching, and public engagement. She has a specific interest in the conceptualisation, development, implementation and categorisation of digital methods in the humanities, and the collaborations between the humanities and scientific disciplines that drive this agenda.

Jörg Philipp Terhechte

E terhechte@ecas-academia.org

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Jörg Philipp Terhechte is Professor of Public, European and International Law at and Vice President of Leuphana
University Lüneburg.

Sabina Siebert

E sabina.siebert@glasgow.ac.uk

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Sabina Siebert is Professor of Management at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, UK. Her research interests include organizational and institutional change, trust and distrust, organizations and professions, and management in the creative industries. Currently she is Academic Fellow in the Scottish Parliament researching the topic of how Parliamentary spaces affect the practices, modes of working and people’s interactions.

Beate Söntgen

E soentgen@leuphana.de

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Beate Söntgen is Professor of Art History at the Leuphana University
Lüneburg. In her research she focuses on the one hand in cultures of critique, on the history, theory and practice of art criticism and on the relation between crtitique and creativity. Beate Söntgen is spokesperson of the Research Training Group “Cultures of Critique”, funded by the German
Research Foundation.

Bridgette Wessels

E bridgette.wessels@glasgow.ac.uk

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Bridgette Wessels focuses broadly on the research of social and cultural change in the digital age and the dynamics of social inequalities in digital societies. For instance, she has undertaken research projects on social exclusion and digital divides, financial exclusion and the e-economy, social media and political inequality, health inequalities and telehealth, welfare services and (digital) identity, regional/digital journalism and participatory democracy, and e-policing, ethnicity and communities. She also focuses on cultural participation in the digital age. Debates about the ‘Fourth Industrial’ are framing her research on work, smart publics and 5G.

Markus Reihlen

E markus.reihlen@leuphana.de

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To be edited.

Carola Schormann

E carola.schormann@leuphana.de

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To be edited.

Henrik von Wehrden

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Henrik von Wehrden is the dean of the faculty of sustainability at Leuphana and member of the methods center. His work focuses on applying methods
in a new context to create novel knowledge. His research spans across many spatial scales and systems, as well as explores the normative dimensions of methodological research.