Managing the Network

As a not-for-profit network, Inter-Disciplinary.Net is legally “limited by guarantee”. This means that any surplus created by our activities, publications or services must be wholly reinvested in the network for its future growth and development.

In line with our ethos and founding principles, the network has a largely non-hierarchical management system. There are 7 Directors who form the Core Executive. Their roles are both flexible and permeable; all Directors are directly related to and response-able to and for each other. All Directors have a working knowledge of and are capable of over-lapping with each other’s roles. Further, there is the presumption built in that any one is capable of assuming the Network Director role as and when necessary.

 

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We believe the result of having a flat system of management creates an agile and adaptable team who are capable of being highly responsive to the needs of the network whilst also being able to grow and evolve the network into a number of diverse contexts and fields of activity.

Director of Communications: to be appointed

Director of Development: to be appointed

Director of Finance and Administration: Ram Vemuri
School of Law and Business, Faculty of Law, Business and Arts, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT, Australia

Director of Professional Services: to be appointed

Director of Programmes: to be appointed

Director of Publishing: to be appointed

Network Director: Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader for Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Oxford, United Kingdom

 

Global Advisory Board
In addition to the Core Executive, there is a Global Advisory Board. The Board exists to advise the Core Executive on matters of policy, strategy and content. In addition it is the final ‘court of appeal’ for matters relating to personnel issues, complaints, grievance and other related matters. It is a quality assurance mechanism ensuring that the values and principles of the network operate at all levels whilst also displaying the highest possible levels and standards of professionalism.

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

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

Michael Ferreira
Prague Event Solutions, Prague, Czech Republic

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

Stephen Morris
Independent Scholar, New York, USA

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

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

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


Creative Design and Review Team

Details to be announced shortly. Members required.


Virtual Participant Reference Group

Details to be announced shortly. members wanted.


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

 


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

Simon Bacon
Independent Scholar, Poznan, Poland

Katarzyna Bronk
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland

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