Organising Committee

The Organising Committee of The European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ECSEE) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, etc.; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and reviewing abstracts submitted to the conference.


ECSEE/ECSS Organising Committee


  • Professor Anne Boddington
    Professor Anne Boddington
    University of Brighton, UK
  • Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones
    Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones
    Birkbeck College School of Law, University of London, UK
  • Dr Evangelia Chrysikou
    Dr Evangelia Chrysikou
    University College London, UK
  • Dr Joseph Haldane
    Dr Joseph Haldane
    The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
  • Dr James W. McNally
    Dr James W. McNally
    University of Michigan, USA & NACDA Program on Aging
  • Peter McLennan
    Peter McLennan
    University College London (UCL), UK
  • Professor Chariklia Tziraki
    Professor Chariklia Tziraki
    Hebrew University, Israel
Professor Anne Boddington
University of Brighton, UK

Biography

Professor of Design Innovation and Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, Anne Boddington was educated as an architect and cultural geographer. She has particular interests in the spaces of learning and research and the symbiosis of arts and humanities education as agents of cultural, social and civic transformation. The founding Head of the School of Architecture & Design (1999-2006) and since 2006, as Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities, she was also the Director of the University’s Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design (CETLD) (a unique partnership between the University, the V&A, the Royal College of Art and the RIBA) and co-director of the HEA’s Subject Centre in Art Design and Media.

A registered architect, fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), she has been an independent governor, trustee, chair and an elected member of many regional and national councils in the cultural sector and in higher education including as a member of the Arts & Humanities Research Council Advisory Board (AHRC); Vice Chair of Council for Higher Education in Art& Design (CHEAD) and a trustee of the Design Council/CABE. Working with HEFCE she was a panel member of the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008) and Deputy Chair of D34 for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) panel in 2014 as well as a member of the REF 2014 Equality & Diversity Panel. Her research has been supported and funded by the EU, EPSRC, AHRC, the HEA and HEFCE. She has an international profile as a speaker and advisor for research development, quality assurance, enhancement and teaching innovation in Architecture, Art and Design across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. She undertakes regular peer review and research assessment for academic journals and conferences and has worked with and for research councils of Portugal, Iceland, Austria, Germany, Israel and Canada.

Dr Eddie Bruce-Jones
Birkbeck College School of Law, University of London, UK

Biography

Eddie Bruce-Jones (DPhil, Berlin; LLM, KCL; JD, Columbia; MA, Berlin; AB, Harvard) is Senior Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Recruitment at Birkbeck College School of Law, University of London, UK, where he teaches and researches in the areas of human rights, European law, legal theory, equality law and legal anthropology. At Birkbeck, he is Assistant Director of the Centre for Critical European Law. He is a member of the New York Bar and an Associate Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. He serves on the Board of Governors of Birkbeck College, the Editorial Board of the Journal of Asylum, Immigration and Nationality Law, the Board of Trustees of the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group and the Board of Directors of the Institute of Race Relations.

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou
University College London, UK

Biography

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou is registered architect and senior research fellow at UCL. She owns the awarded SynThesis Architects (London – Athens), that specializes in medical facilities. Her work received prestigious awards (Singapore 2009, Kuala Lumpur 2012, Brisbane 2013, Birmingham 2014, London 2014). Parallel activities include teaching at medical and architectural schools, research (UK, France, Belgium, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Greece and the Middle East) and advisory. She advised the Hellenic Secretary of Health and is the author of the new national guidelines for mental health facilities. Dr Chrysikou is the author of the book ‘Architecture for Psychiatric Environments and Therapeutic Spaces’, healthcare architecture editor, reviewer, active member of several professional and scientific associations and a TED-MED speaker. She is a Trustee, Member of the Board and Director of Research at DIMHN (UK) and Member of the Board at the Scholar’s Association Onassis Foundation.

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Dr Joseph Haldane
The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan

Biography

Joseph Haldane is the Chairman and CEO of IAFOR. He is responsible for devising strategy, setting policies, forging institutional partnerships, implementing projects, and overseeing the organisation’s business and academic operations, including research, publications and events.

Dr Haldane holds a PhD from the University of London in 19th-century French Studies, and has had full-time faculty positions at the University of Paris XII Paris-Est Créteil (France), Sciences Po Paris (France), and Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), as well as visiting positions at the French Press Institute in the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (France), The School of Journalism at Sciences Po Paris (France), and the School of Journalism at Moscow State University (Russia).

Dr Haldane’s current research concentrates on post-war and contemporary politics and international affairs, and since 2015 he has been a Guest Professor at The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, where he teaches on the postgraduate Global Governance Course, and a Co-Director of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, an interdisciplinary think tank situated within the university.

He is also a Member of the International Advisory Council of the Department of Educational Foundations at the College of Education of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

From 2012 to 2014, Dr Haldane served as Treasurer of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (Chubu Region) and he is currently a Trustee of the HOPE International Development Agency (Japan). He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 2012, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2015.

A black belt in judo, he is married with two children, and lives in Japan.

Dr James W. McNally
University of Michigan, USA & NACDA Program on Aging

Biography

Dr James W. McNally is the Director of the NACDA Program on Aging, a data archive containing over 1,500 studies related to health and the aging lifecourse. He currently does methodological research on the improvement and enhancement of secondary research data and has been cited as an expert authority on data imputation. Dr McNally has directed the NACDA Program on Aging since 1998 and has seen the archive significantly increase its holdings with a growing collection of seminal studies on the aging lifecourse, health, retirement and international aspects of aging. He has spent much of his career addressing methodological issues with a specific focus on specialized application of incomplete or deficient data and the enhancement of secondary data for research applications. Dr McNally has also worked extensively on issues related to international aging and changing perspectives on the role of family support in the later stages of the aging lifecourse.

Peter McLennan
University College London (UCL), UK

Biography

Peter McLennan is MSc Course Director in Facility and Environment Management at the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL (University College London). He did his post graduate work at Cornell University. His principle expertise is in teaching, research and consultancy through applied methods and techniques for creating and evaluating workplace and occupancy performance within the context of facility management and use. His projects are best described as applications research working in collaboration with commercial organisations. He is co-editor of Facility Management: risks and opportunities, which highlights this perspective.

Research Summary

Peter McLennan’s principle expertise is in teaching, research and consultancy through applied methods and techniques for creating and evaluating workplace and occupancy performance within the context of facility management and use. He has developed a number of empirically based commercial applications to assess, measure, and predict occupancy requirements, particularly the spatial aspects of occupancy, for building users. This approach was formalised in part as a research assistant on three EPSRC projects at UCL: adaptability potential of buildings (GR J99575) created a comparative tool for assessing the potential use of buildings; selective demolition (GR L14107), which reviewed the spatial reconfiguration during the change process; and refurbishment in occupation (GR L13971), which created a management framework for profiling health and safety risks. In addition, there are a number of commercially based projects under various consultancy arrangements looking at space and its use, primarily in office buildings through research contracts with RBS and the BCO. All of this work involves understanding occupancy, the use of space to support human activities of buildings through time from planning to operations. His projects are best described as applications research working in collaboration with commercial organisations. He is co-editor of Facility Management: risks and opportunities, which highlights this perspective.

Teaching Summary

Peter McLennan has been involved with the MSc Facility and Environment Management programme since its inception in 1992. He has worked in all aspects of delivery and administration for the teaching and learning of this programme within the Bartlett. Since 2001 he has taken over the role as Course Director for the programme, which is accredited by both the British Institute of Facility Managers and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Professor Chariklia Tziraki
Hebrew University, Israel

Biography

She has participated in multiple studies at the NIH and directed the National Study of the NIH Cancer Prevention projects to develop manuals and train the trainer programs for cancer prevention screening and nutrition counseling, to increase cancer prevention practices in ethnic and low literacy minorities. She is currently associated with the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel and is involved at the international arena of technological interventions and the use of creative arts, spirituality and citizen empowerment skills and education to create a healthier aging process and to improve the outcome and quality of life for AD patients and their families. She is on the Healthy Aging steering committee for the city of Jerusalem. She has served as medical director of Norvatis, Israel and directed its clinical trials and educational programs, participating in several multinational initiatives. She is involved in several EU consortium on healthy aging, including ‘built environment’, prevention of frailty, informal care givers support and education, intergenerational innovative health delivery initiatives to bridge social and health inequities. In addition, she is actively involved with the University of Crete and the local and National Alzheimer’s Association, in research and education for early screening of AD in the rural areas of Crete.

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