1. PATRICK FRANCIS GRAY, Professor of Housing in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Ulster, UK – The Private Rented Sector in the North and South of Ireland: Moving Towards Convergence
3. HAFIZ T.A. KHAN, PhD, FRSA, FRSPH, Senior Lecturer in Applied Statistics, Middlesex University, London, UK – The Key Research Issues Arising from an Ageing Workforce
PATRICK FRANCIS GRAY, Professor of Housing, University of Ulster, UK
Paddy Gray is Professor of Housing in the School of the Built Environment at the University of Ulster. He is an established academic and is a leading authority on housing in the UK and Ireland. He has wide experience of academic and applied research and has over 200 publications on housing related issues. He has acted as Expert Advisor to government and regularly sits on strategic panels. In 2010 he was appointed the first ever Irish President of the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). He has extensive experience of the voluntary sectors and Chairs a number of local and national groups. He contributes to Conferences and Seminars on housing internationally, nationally and locally on a range of housing issues including South Africa, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, China, and Nigeria as well as conferences across mainland Europe, the UK and Ireland. He has recently been appointed as External Examiner for Masters Programme in Housing at the University of Hong Kong and programmes at the University of Glyndwr in Wales. He is also Chief Examiner for the CIH UK and Hong Kong and for the National Federation of Property Professionals UK (NFoPP) He was awarded a Distinguished Community Fellowship at the University of Ulster for outstanding work in the community He has recently been awarded an honorary Fellowship of RICS, Belfast Ambassador of the Year for 2014 and Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience for the UK 2015. He has secured the European Network for Housing Research for Belfast 2016, the first time it has come to NI.
STEPHAN DAHL, Senior Lecturer, Hull University Business School, UK
Stephan Dahl is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Hull University Business School in England and Adjunct Associate Professor at James Cook University in Australia. Born in Germany, he worked in media, marketing and PR both for non-profit and commercial companies in the UK, Belgium, Germany and Spain before joining academia. His research interests include health and social marketing, cross-cultural marketing and online/social media marketing and he publishes widely in national and international journals, as well as being the author or co-author of several books on social marketing, marketing communications and international business. He currently serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Advertising Research, the Journal of Consumer Affairs and the International Journal of Market Research. His research has recently been featured in the UK on Channel 4’s Dispatches Programme, Newsnight and BBC’s Look East. He is the author of Social Media Marketing – Theories and Applications (SAGE, 2015) and co-author of numerous other books, including Marketing Ethics and Society (SAGE, 2015), Marketing Communications (Routledge, 2014) and Social Marketing (Pearson, 2013)
HAFIZ T.A. KHAN, PhD, FRSA, FRSPH, Senior Lecturer in Applied Statistics, Middlesex University, London, UK
Hafiz T.A. Khan received PhD in applied statistics and is currently a Senior Lecture in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Middlesex University in London and is also a visiting fellow in demography at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, the University of Oxford, UK. Dr. Khan trained as a statistical demographer and has particular research interests in modelling ageing in Asia and its long-term care and support provisions. Mostly recently he has conducted research on The Global Ageing Surveys (GLAS) at the University of Oxford and has published articles on various issues of global ageing and health. He has co-authored two books on Research Methods for Business and Social Science, 2007 & 2014, Sage