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Joe Cullen

Joe Cullen is co-founder of AGID and is President of the Board of AGID.

Cullen studied Social Sciences at the Universities of Durham, Dundee, Cambridge and Birkbeck College, London, obtaining an M.A., PhD and Dip. Psych. He spent some years as an academic, at the Universities of Cambridge, Loughborough, Leeds, London Metropolitan and the Open University, teaching social sciences and research methods. He was formerly Principal Researcher and Academic Dean at the Tavistock Institute, London, where he also served as a member of the Editorial Board of ‘Human Relations’. He is currently Principal Associate, the Tavistock Institute, and advisor to the Board of the MENON Network, Brussels. Dr Cullen has been co-ordinator/project manager of a range of research, evaluation and RTD projects, covering learning, health, inclusion, technology and social policy including working with people affected by HIV/AIDS, in offending prevention and rehabilitation, youth work, drugs, ‘science and society’ programmes, cultural diversity; mental health; violent extremism; social innovation. He has carried out over 100 research and evaluation assignments, including evaluations of major EU initiatives. Joe Cullen is Director of the Arcola Research, LLP

Roberto Carneiro

Roberto Carneiro is co-founder of AGID and is the Chair of the Board of the General Assembly of AGID.

His teaching areas have been mainly Knowledge Management, Leadership, Globalization and Social Change, and Innovation Policy. In the field of research, Roberto Carneiro has led European and national projects in his main areas of expertise: Education, Human Resources, Economics of Education, Future and Prospective Studies, Impacts of ICT on society and culture, Migrations. Former Minister of Education (1987-91) and Secretary of State for Education and Regional and Local Government (1980-1983), Roberto Carneiro has a vast international experience with the World Bank, UNESCO, OECD, European Union, Council of Europe and other development agencies, and was a member of the UNESCO International Commission for Education in the 21st Century. He is Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidade Aberta and the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He has published over 450 papers in 5 languages and has written around 20 books covering his main areas of study. Roberto is Emeritus President of the Centre for the Study of Portuguese Speaking Peoples and Cultures (CEPCEP) and retired Professor of the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP).

Maria Ana Carneiro

Maria Ana Carneiro is co-founder of AGID and Member of the Board of AGID.

Maria Ana holds a Master’s degree in Urban Design from the University of Barcelona and a Master’s degree in Public Art Studies from the University of Southern California. She received her BA in Communication from UCP. She is currently a Researcher in AGID and at the Portuguese Catholica University, working in research projects in the field of social innovation and social inclusion of vulnerable groups, digital inclusion, literacy and empowerment of young people and children at risk, vulnerable women, people with disabilities and migrants.

Greg Holloway

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Greg Holloway initially studied Biochemistry and Genetics (UEA), before moving into the social sciences and going on to study Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology (Goldsmiths, University of London and the UK Open University). He has held an Honorary Research Assistantship at Imperial College, London and a visiting lectureship at the Centre For Research in Drugs and Health Behaviour, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has coordinated and implemented a wide range of complex and difficult studies and social science research projects in communities (as well as agencies) largely (but not exclusively) involving hard to reach populations including: Young People – especially lower socio-economic status, the homeless, Ethnic Minority Groups, Migrants, Drug Users, Sex Workers and wider local communities. He has also carried out extensive fieldwork in disease transmission and health surveillance studies, criminality and conflict, policing, social cohesion studies and studies investigating the dynamics affecting social cohesion and community. He has extensive experience of European Commission funded work

João Carneiro

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João Carneiro holds a PhD in Computer Vision and Robotics from Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and a Computer Science and Engineering Masters’ Degree from Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon. Based on 20 years of experience in consultancy, in 2018 João created C-NAPSE, a company applying deep technological knowledge and strategic acumen to foster innovation and drive growth in multiple domains. Active work includes roles as Product Owner at Aptoide and Consultant at Lisbon City Council while maintaining an active involvement in academia, teaching in Computer Science. While researcher at CEPCEP – UCP, João provides digital and analytical input collaborating in multiple projects including Mapping Digital Inclusion across Europe and Web Accessibility for People with Cognitive Disabilities.

Clare Cullen

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Clare was until recently a researcher in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) at the University of Bristol, working as a research associate in multisensory interaction and education for the EPSRC funded CRITICAL project (Crossmodal Interactive Tools for Inclusive Learning), co-designing interactive learning technologies for visually impaired and sighted children in mainstream schools. Her PhD research in cognitive science (Queen Mary University, London) focuses on the links between multisensory rhythm processing and reading impairments (including dyslexia and specific language impairment), and possible digital interventions for language remediation. She is currently working on the MYSTIC and MIC-MAC projects.

Amy Harris

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Amy Harris has a background in arts, graduating from the London College of Fashion, followed by experience in education and research. A former teacher, she is currently working on research and evaluation projects in developing teachers’ leadership competences; mapping the Night Time Economy and assessing the impact of action research programmes for young people at risk of social exclusion. She has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods, including literature and interventions reviews. She is currently working on the MYSTIC and MIC-MAC projects.