Speakers

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

PROF. AXEL KAEHNE

Title: “Writing for Publication”

Reader Health Services Research Medical School Edge Hill University England
Profile

Biography

Axel was born and educated in Berlin (Germany) at Free University and Humboldt University and subsequently studied at Aberdeen University and the University of Wales. He settled in South Wales in 1996. In 2005 he took up a position of Research Fellow at the School of Medicine, Cardiff University and joined Edge Hill as a Senior Research Fellow in April 2013. He was appointed Reader in Health Service Research in 2016 and is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Integrated Care. Axel is Visiting Professor at the Department of Health and Social Management at the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio and currently President of EHMA, the European Health Management Association (Brussels).

 

Research interests

Axel has designed and delivered evaluations of health improvement programmes in England and Wales and is also member of the Children’s Nursing Research Unit at Alder Hey, the Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Axel has an interest in programme evaluations, evaluation methodologies and quantitative and qualitative approaches to research. Leading on from his work in intellectual disabilities, he has developed a research focus on multiagency work, service integration and partnerships in health services for patients with complex health care needs. More recently he has written on complexity and complex adaptive systems as evaluative frameworks to assess health service programmes and patient outcomes.

He leads the Special Interest Group for Integrated Care of the European Health Management Association and works with colleagues across England to establish an Integrated Care Researcher Network.

 

Teaching

Post-Graduate Supervision and Teaching

Axel is teaching Research Methodologies, Quantitative Approaches and Statistics/SPSS on the MCh and MRes course of the Medical School and supervises currently three PhD students and several Master’s students.

Axel is leading a module in Strategic Clinical Leadership and leads the dissertation module for more than 65 students per cohort in the Masters in Surgery/ Masters in Medicine degree.

Assoc. Prof. Hakan SARI
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Hakan SARI

Title: “Meeting the Needs of Journals for Publication”

Editor-in-Chief – International Journal of Speech Editor-in-Chief – International Journal of Research in Special Education Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey
Profile

Biography

Prof. Dr. Sari is a Senior Professor of Special Education, attached with the Department of Education of People with Mental Disabilities, and the Department of Special Education, Faculty of Education, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey. He teaches to both undergraduate and postgraduate candidates.
His research interests include Social and Emotional Problems of Deaf Adolescents, An Analysis of the Policies and Provision for Children with Special Educational Needs in England and Turkey.
Prof. Dr. Sari is an established researcher, and he has won Research Awards from British Educational Research Association and Global Awareness Society International (USA) for the two consecutive years.
He was appointed to Necmettin Erbakan University Special Education Department as the head of the department, and he received the title as Assist. Prof. Dr. in 2013. In the same year, he was appointed as the Founding Head of the Special Education Department as well as the head of the Department of Education for the Mentally Handicapped.
Prof. Sari, who was appointed as the ERASMUS Institutional Coordinator of the University, was also appointed as the Coordinator of the Disabled Student Unit, which was opened upon the request of Higher Education Council in Turkey (YOK) in 2009. Prof. Sari, was also appointed as the commission member of YOK’s Disabled Student Unit, is the referee of many international and national journals.
He also worked as a consultant to the General Directorate of Special Education and Guidance at the Ministry of National Education and to the Ministry of National Education at different times.
He also served as the director of the European Union Research Center, and Education, Care, Research and Application Center for the Elderly and Disabled. He is the executive member of many national and international projects.
He has published many books and articles. He is currently working as a senior professor at Necmettin Erbakan University as head the Special Education Department in the University.
Also, he is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Speech and the International Journal of Research in Special Education while working as the editor of Türkish Special Education Journal: International and some other journals.
He is a member of Editorial Board in Support for Learning (İn England) and the Editorial Board in Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences (CJES).

Prof. Crain Soudien
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Prof. Crain Soudien

Title: “Publishing Lessons from the Global South”

Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
Profile

Biography

Crain Soudien was educated in the fields of education and African Studies at the Universities of Cape Town and UNISA in South Africa and the State University of New York at Buffalo. His PhD dissertation from Buffalo was on South African youth identity. He is a former deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town, where he remains an emeritus professor in Education and African Studies and the former Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council. He has honorary professorial appointments at the Nelson Mandela University and the Cape University of Technology. His publications in the areas of social difference, culture, education policy, comparative education, educational change, public history and popular culture include four books, onewe co-authored book, six edited collections and over 230 articles, reviews, reports, and book chapters. He has an A-rating in the South African research system. He is involved in a number of local, national and international social and cultural organisations and is chairperson of the Independent Examinations Board, a founder and former chairperson of the District Six Museum Foundation, a former president of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, and has served as the chair of three Ministerial Committees of Enquiry, including the Ministerial Committee on Transformation in Higher Education and the Ministerial Committee to Evaluate Textbooks for Discrimination. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Education, the African Academy of Science, a Senior Fellow of NORRAG, Geneva Graduate Institute, a member of the Academy of Science of South African, a former fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, the SARCHI Chair in Development Education, UNISA and the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, University of Alberta. He serves on the boards of a number of cultural, heritage, education and civil society structures.

Dr. Grace V.S. Chin
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Grace V.S. Chin

Title: “Publishing in a Scopus Journal”

Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies
Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. 

Profile

Biography

Grace V. S. Chin is Senior Lecturer in English Language Studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia, and the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Asia Pacific Studies (https://ijaps.usm.my/), an award-winning journal indexed with Scopus and ESCI. Using comparative and multidisciplinary approaches, she specialises in postcolonial Southeast Asian cultural productions and Anglophone literatures, with focus on the intersections of race, gender and class in contemporary societies and diasporas. A recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, Dr Chin was awarded senior fellowship in 2016 by the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) in Leiden. She has also been affiliated to numerous international institutions as a visiting scholar, including the University of Philippines Diliman, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, and more recently, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, in Singapore.

Her works are featured in refereed journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science, including Journal of Postcolonial Writing, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of Transnational American Studies, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English, GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies, and others. She has moreover co-guest edited special issues, viz. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, World Englishes, and KEMANUSIAAN: The Asian Journal of Humanities, as well as published (co)edited book-length volumes with Springer and Routledge. Her most recent book publication is titled Translational politics in Southeast Asian literatures: Contesting race, gender and sexuality (Routledge, 2021). She can be contacted at grace.chin@usm.my.

Prof. Crain Soudien

[Keynote Speaker]
Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa
Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa

Profile

Crain Soudien was educated in the fields of education and African Studies at the Universities of Cape Town and UNISA in South Africa and the State University of New York at Buffalo. His PhD dissertation from Buffalo was on South African youth identity.  He is a former deputy vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town, where he remains an emeritus professor in Education and African Studies and the former Chief Executive Officer of the Human Sciences Research Council. He has honorary professorial appointments at the Nelson Mandela University and the Cape University of Technology. His publications in the areas of social difference, culture, education policy, comparative education, educational change, public history and popular culture include four books, onewe co-authored book, six edited collections and over 230 articles, reviews, reports, and book chapters. He has an A-rating in the South African research system. He is involved in a number of local, national and international social and cultural organisations and is chairperson of the Independent Examinations Board, a founder and former chairperson of the District Six Museum Foundation, a former president of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies, and has served as the chair of three Ministerial Committees of Enquiry, including the Ministerial Committee on Transformation in Higher Education and the Ministerial Committee to Evaluate Textbooks for Discrimination. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Education, the African Academy of Science, a Senior Fellow of NORRAG, Geneva Graduate Institute, a member of the Academy of Science of South African, a former fellow of the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies, the SARCHI Chair in Development Education, UNISA and the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research, University of Alberta. He serves on the boards of a number of cultural, heritage, education and civil society structures.