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.

The Executive Group (2016)  presently consist of:

Ellen Capuli
Senior Administrative Co-Ordinator, The Philippines

Dr Ioana Cartarescu
Director of Programmes, Bucharest, Romania

Dr Ann-Marie Cook
Director of Development, Independent Scholar, Brisbane, Australia

Fiona Fisher
Director of Finances, Oxford, United Kingdom

Dr Robert Fisher
Network Director, Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Sophie Fisher
Director of Events, Oxford, United Kingdom

Lisa Howard
Director of Publications, St Louis, USA

Prof John Parry
Jeffrey Bain Scholar and Professor of Law, Lewis and Clark Law School, USA

Prof Karl Spracklen
School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom

The role of Director of Communications is presently vacant.

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 Peter Bray
School of Counselling,  Human Services and Social Work, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Michael Ferreira
Prague Eventery, Prague, Czech Republic

Stephen Morris
Independent Scholar, New York, 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


Creative Design and Review Team (2016)

Prof Steve Banks
Associate Professor, School of Law, Reading University, United Kingdom

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

Dr Ioana Cartarescu
Director of Programmes, Bucharest, Romania

Dr Ann-Marie Cook
Director of Development, Independent Scholar, Brisbane, Australia

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

Prof Karl Spracklen
School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, United Kingdom

Dr LJ (Nic) Theo
Senior Lecturer, Media Department, Programme Co-Ordinator, Film Programme, Faculty of Informatics and Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

Travis Wisdom
University of Adelaide, South Australia


Virtual Participant Reference Group

Details to be announced shortly. Expressions of interest for potential members sought.


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

The Advisory Board is presently being revamped in light of the new interdisciplinary vision statement and in anticipation of areas of expansion in the coming three years.