Advisory Boards

Inter-Disciplinary.Net has been established as a not-for-profit research and publications network, limited by guarantee.

The network has recently undergone a period of restructruing. There is a Core Executive Group, coordinating with 4 Area of Activity Boards. These will also work in tandem with supplemental Boards each having their own specific area of focus. The following organogram provides an oversight of the organisational structure of the network:

Organogram March 2013

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Core Executive
Leader: Dr Robert Fisher,
Network Founder and Network Leader for Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Oxford, United Kingdom

Chair: Stephen Morris
Independent Scholar, New York, USA

Simon Bacon
Independent Scholar, Poznan, Poland

Peter Bray
Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Dr Ann-Marie Cook
Visiting Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Lisa Howard
Farmington, St. Louis, USA

Karl Spracklen
Professor of Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom

Dr S. Ram Vemuri
School of Law and Business, Faculty of Law, Business and Arts, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia

Global Advisory Board
Dr Nancy Billias
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT, USA

Michael Ferreira
Prague Event Solutions, Prague, Czech Republic

Dr Peter Mario Kreuter,
Südost-Institut, Regensburg, Germany

Professor John Parry,
Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, USA

Dr Niall Scott
The International School for Communities Rights and Inclusion, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Professor Peter L Twohig,
Canada Research Chair and Associate Professor, c/o Gorsebrook Research Institute, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS Canada


Area of Activity Board – Conferences
Leader: Simon Bacon (Network Manager – Conferences)
Independent Scholar, Poznan, Poland

Chair: Dr Peter Bray
Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Dr Colette Balmain (Project Leader)
Independent Scholar, United Kingdom

Dr Nancy Billias (Meetings Manager)
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT, USA

Barbara Braid (Project Leader)
English Department, University of Szczecin, Szczecin, Poland

Ellen Capulli
Senior Administrative Coordinator, Philippines.

James Gritton (Project Leader)
Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Management School of Health & Social Care, University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom

Shona Hill (Co-Hub Leader)
Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Diana Medlicott (Project Leader)
Independent Scholar, United Kingdom

Shilinka Smith (Co-Hub Leader)
Director, Research and Development, Office of the Auditor-General, Wellington, New Zealand

Dr S. Ram Vemuri (Hub Leader)
School of Law and Business, Faculty of Law, Business and Arts, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia

Natalia Kaloh Vid (Project Leader)
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia


Area of Activity Board – Research and Development
Leader: Dr Ann-Marie Cook (Network Manager – Development)
Visiting Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Chair: Professor Karl Spracklen
Professor of Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom

Dr Gonzalo Araoz
Independent Scholar and Founder of the Transatlantic Research and Development Network on Mental Health and the Arts (TRAMHA)

Professor Diana Medlicott
Magistrate and Independent Scholar, London, United Kingdom

Dr Sofia Pantouvaki
Professor of Costume Design for Theatre and Film at Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Dr Brandy L. Schillace
Managing Editor, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry: Assistant Professor, English Department Winona State University, USA

Vidia Tallo
Administrative Coordinator, Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Jerusalem, Israel

Nexus Leaders will automatically join the Area of Activity Board once a Nexus is established and operating.


Area of Activity Board – Publishing
Publications Project Manager: Lisa Howard
Farmington, St Louis, USA

Publications Project Manager: Ken Monteith
Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Chair: James Arvanitakis
Centre for Cultural research, University of Western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Simon Bacon
Independent Scholar, Poznan, Poland

Katarzyna Bronk
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

Jo Chipperfield
Writer and Educationalist, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Ann-Marie Cook
Visiting Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Karl Spracklen
Professor of Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, United Kingdom