Keynote & Conference Speakers

Dr. Kalimah Ibrahiim

An Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy and Programme Director at Buckinghamshire New University in the UK

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Presentation Topic: Pathways to Progress: Tackling the Challenges and Unlocking Opportunities for Young People Not in Education, Employment, or Training

Kalimah Ibrahiim’s expertise is further recognised through her roles as Council Member and Chair of the England Board for the Royal College and British Association of Occupational Therapists. Kalimah’s rich professional tapestry encompasses health and social care, public health, prisons, and a relentless drive for quality improvement. Within the research domain, Kalimah embarks on a quest to address a constellation of critical issues—ranging from global health humanities and health policy and systems research to the pursuit of justice in healthcare and societal transformation. She is particularly noted for integrating digital innovation into educational strategies to bolster health literacy. Her scholarly pursuits travel beyond the boundaries of public and global health, anchored in her fusion of indigenous science, traditional knowledge, and euro-western research paradigms. This creative blending is central to her mission to surmount the global public health equity divide. A beacon for change and an advocate for progress, Kalimah’s insights into occupational therapy and global health humanities are deeply rooted in her extensive practical experience and her unwavering commitment to research that challenges conventional limits. She is a visionary, paving the way towards a world where health equity is not the exception but the norm.

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Asst. Prof. Waiphot Kulachai

Asst. Prof. Pol.Lt.Col. Waiphot Kulachai, Ph.D., boasts an extensive educational background with multiple degrees, including a Ph.D. in Public Administration from Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand, and another Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. He also holds a Master of Public Policy from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan, a Master of Science in Transport from the Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine, University of London, UK, a B.A. in Political Science (Politics and Government) from Thammasat University, Thailand, and a B.A. in English from Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Thailand. Currently serving as the Deputy Dean at the College of Politics and Government, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, his areas of interest span politics, government, public policy, road safety, and organizational behaviors, underscoring a multifaceted approach to academic and practical applications in his field.

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Asst. Prof. Junphen Wannarak

Asst. Prof. Junphen Wannarak, Ph.D., with her advanced education including a DBA in Strategic Management and an MBA in Marketing from Sripatum University, Thailand, as well as a B.A. in Biology Science from Srinakarinwirot University, Thailand, currently serves as a Lecturer in Marketing Management at Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, Suphanburi Campus. Her academic and professional journey reflects a diverse and rich foundation, shaping her expertise in several key areas of interest such as Digital Marketing, Strategic Management, Customer Behavior, Mindful Marketing, and the application of marketing principles in Politics and Government. Miss Wannarak’s multifaceted background and current role underscore her dedication to exploring and teaching the dynamic interplay between marketing strategies and consumer engagement within various sectors.

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Dr. Kantima Pongnairat

Dr. Kantima Pongnairat is a distinguished Lecturer in General Administration at Burapha University, where she utilizes her extensive educational background, including a Ph.D. in Public Management from Burapha University, Thailand, an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand, and a B.B.A. in Accounting from Saint John’s University, Thailand. Her academic and professional pursuits are deeply rooted in the fields of Human Resource Management (HRM), Human Resource Development (HRD), the recruitment of human resources, and Public Management. Dr. Pongnairat's expertise and interests underscore her commitment to advancing the understanding and implementation of effective HR strategies and practices within the public sector, aiming to enhance organizational efficiency and workforce capabilities.

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Dr. Narupollawat Hastindra Na Ayudhaya

Dr. Narupollawat Hastindra Na Ayudhaya, with his extensive educational background, including a Ph.D. in Management (Cooperative Education) from Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand, Graduate Certificates in English as a Medium of Instruction from Ohio University, USA, and TESOL from California State University Los Angeles, USA, along with an M.A in English for Communication from Burapha University, Thailand, currently applies his diverse skills and knowledge as a Flight Attendant for American Airlines in Texas, USA. His areas of interest span a wide array of topics such as Cooperative Education, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Acquisition, Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, Airlines Business Management, Human Resource Management, and Global Politics. Dr. Narupollawat's unique blend of expertise in both academic and practical fields enhances his role in the aviation industry, contributing to his multifaceted understanding of global communication, educational dynamics, and business management within a highly multicultural and dynamic environment.

Mr. Patipol Homyamyen

Mr. Patipol Homyamyen

Mr. Patipol Homyamyen brings a comprehensive educational background and professional focus to his role as a Lecturer in Logistics Management at Rajamangala University of Technology Suvarnabhumi, Suphanburi Campus. His academic credentials include an MBA in Logistics from Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand, and a B.A. in Business Computer from The University of Central Thailand. Currently, as a doctoral student at the College of Politics and Government, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Mr. Homyamyen is expanding his expertise into the realms of politics and government, complementing his established interests in logistics, warehouse management, supply chain optimization, and transportation. His multidisciplinary approach not only enhances his teaching and research but also bridges the crucial interfaces between logistics management and governmental policies.

Mehran Roosta

Mr. Mehran Roosta

Mr. Mehran Rosta has a master's degree in civil engineering and has a lot of experience in construction and civil engineering. He is also very interested in statistical data analysis, especially in statistical data analysis of scientific research, especially in psychological research.

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Miss Khwanta Benchakhan

Miss Khwanta Benchakhan serves as a Lecturer in the College of Politics and Government at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, bringing a strong educational foundation in public administration with an M.P.A. from the National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand, and a B.Pol.Sc. in Public Administration and Public Affairs from Mahasarakham University, Thailand. Her academic and professional interests are centered around Organization Management, Development Administration, and Human Resource Management. Miss Benchakhan’s expertise contributes significantly to her teaching and research, focusing on the intricacies of managing and developing organizations, especially within the public sector, and the strategic management of human resources to foster organizational growth and effectiveness.

Miss Suporn Bundith

Miss Suporn Bundith

Miss Suporn Bundith, currently pursuing a Master of Political Science at Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand, and holding a Bachelor's Degree in General Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management from Valaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University under the Royal Patronage, Thailand, serves as a Personnel Manager at a private company. Her academic journey and professional role reflect a keen interest in the development of human resources, politics and government, and public administration. Miss Bundith's background and current studies equip her with a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of HR management within the context of broader political and administrative frameworks, highlighting her dedication to integrating HR practices with public policy and governance for organizational excellence and societal benefit.

Past Speakers

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Dr. Makedonka Radulovic

Associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, University St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, North Macedonia

Presentation Topic: Family transformations and the future of social sciences

For the past nine years, she has been teaching at the Department of Family Studies in the Faculty of Philosophy, where she focuses on several teaching and research areas, including Family Planning, Contemporary Challenges of Families in Europe, and Family in EU strategies. As a professor, she leads various subjects within the family studies program, including Family Health and Healthcare, Traditions of European and Macedonian Families, and Family and Marriage Education and Communication.

Her research interests lie in the field of family issues, family health, and European Union social politics. She has published three monographs and several scientific papers in reputable scientific journals and proceedings. Over the years, she has actively participated in numerous domestic and international conferences, seminars, research projects, and educational initiatives that focus on the family, parenting, and gender equality.

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Dr. Ljupka Naumovska

Dr. Ljupka Naumovska is an assistant professor at the world-renowned Rennes Business School in France where she examines the trends and policies that help shape the ever-shifting marketing environment. She is a respected educator, consultant and life-long learner. She has spent much of her time making a difference in academia: as an assistant professor and as a visiting lecturer in Universities in Macedonia, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, France and U.S. A significant portion of her nonacademic work is dedicated to consultancy in the field of marketing, branding, political marketing and PR. For her teaching, she was rewarded with Teaching Excellence reward in 2021. But Ljupka’s impact goes far beyond the classroom. She is enthusiastically supportive of start-ups that constructively ‘move the planet forward’, and, she is a consistent voice on the need for women to play a much larger role in all aspects of society. As a proud activist and feminist, she is compelled to campaign for gender equality and social justice.

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Dr. Muhammad Ajib Bin Abd Razak

Dr. Muhammad Ajib Bin Abd Razak is a Senior lecturer in the Center for Research in Psychology and Human Well-Being, National University of Malaysia. He is a registered counsellor, and the Malaysian Psychological Association member. Her interests include Counseling Psychology, Family and Couple Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Counseling Islamic Heresy.

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Dr. Burçin Akın Sarı

Dr. Burçin Akın Sarı continues her studies as an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Başkent University. Dr. Burçin Akın Sarı has been working on anxiety disorders, mHealth applications, digital phenotyping, AI, individual differences, and feminist psychotherapy. Also, she is taking part in projects funded by national and international organizations.

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Dr. Sutapa Roy

Dr. Sutapa Roy is currently the Principal (head of the institution) of a distinguished women’s college in Calcutta, India. She has been an accomplished educator and mentor for the past two decades as the Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy. Her areas of expertise encompass diverse domains of sociology and philosophy. Being a devoted researcher, she has an impressive portfolio of over sixty published articles in nationally and internationally reputable journals and has authored various noteworthy books. Her current research interest is to explore the impact of yoga on the overall physical and mental well-being of individuals. She has hosted, chaired, and organized a multitude of seminars and webinars promoting social awareness amongst today’s youth about contemporary socio-economic challenges that afflict modern society. She is also a certified psychological counselor and is the Director of the National Health Care Academy (NHCA) in Singapore. In recognition of her tireless commitment to women's empowerment through education for the past twenty-three years, she has been bestowed with honor by the Icons of Asia and World Leaders Forum. Beyond her academic pursuits, she fervently aspires for spiritual enlightenment.

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Dr. Kalimah Ibrahiim

Dr. Kalimah Ibrahiim is an Associate Professor and Occupational Therapy Programme Lead at Buckinghamshire New University, Council Member and Chair of the England Board at the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and British Association of Occupational Therapists. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including health and social care, public health, prisons, and quality improvement. Kalimah's research interests include health service research, health justice, social transformation, prisons, digital and health literacy.

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Mrs. Kinga Anetta Trufan

Kinga Anetta Trufan graduated at the Faculty of Law and has a Master in European Law. She works as a young legal practitioner at the Advisory Center Faire Mobilität Mannheim, concentrating on legal support for mobile workers, especially from Eastern-European countries. Her research interest is in the field of Transnational Labor Law, cross-border aspects of Immigration Law at European level, Integration Studies and nevertheless the practical results of the principle of the free movement of persons within the European Union.

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Dr. Joyce Onoromhenre Agofure

Dr. Joyce is a Senior lecturer in the Department of English and Literary Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. She is a recipient of awards- Fulbright Foreign Student Researcher Fellowship, the American Council of Learned Society/ AHP Postdoctoral Fellowship, African Humanities Mentoring and Application-Preparation Workshop Grant, and SSRC/African Peacebuilding Network. Her interests include Comparative literature, Environmental Literary Studies, and Peacebuilding.

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Dr. Makedonka Radulovic

Dr. Makedonka Radulovic graduated at the Faculty of Law, Master and PhD in Sociology, European Integration Studies. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Family studies, Faculty of philosophy, University St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje. Her research interest is in the field of Family studies, family changes and family health.

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Mr. Efthymios - Spyridon Georgiou

Mr. Efthymios - Spyridon Georgiou is Urban Planner. Also, he is watching the G.I.S professional program from University of Salzburg, Austria. Certificated in cartography science from ESRI. Mr. Georgiou teaches Geographic Information Systems from 2021 to nowadays. Finally, he is cooperative photographer in ICOMOS from Paris. Photographer 2nd winner in the Closing Plenary a New State Capitalism Debates and Directions by Region Studies Association.

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Mrs. Wilawan Bürgel

Mrs. Wilawan Bürgel is a PhD Student in History of Southeast Asia at the University of Hamburg. Her research interests cover historical and cultural relations between Thailand and Germany. Her ongoing research relates to the Prussian Expedition, and cultural exchange between Siamese and Germans from 1862 to 1917.

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Ms. Smaragda Skordi

Ms. Smaragda Skordi works in “Ippokrateio” Hospital of Thessaloniki-Greece as a registered nurse. She has a Bachelor in Nursing and Psychology. Ms. Smaragda Skordi has done studies of Psychology of Work (Msc-Leicester University) and Special Educational Needs (Ma-L.J.M.U.). She has conducted research about psychological trauma, gender stereotypes, burn-out and psychopathology.

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Ms. Reihaneh Hosseini

Ms. Reihaneh Hosseini, the only international student receiving a scholarship for the Art History doctoral program at Eötvös Loránd University-Budapest, has devoted her time to researching Iranian art and Feminist art histories, and through Iranian neo-traditional art, she seeks to introduce her Iranian roots to her audience.

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Mrs. Seda Şengül

Mrs. Seda Sengul had Ph.D degree from Cukurova University in Turkey on poverty studies and demand analysis. Her current position is a Professor in Econometrics, at the Cukurova University, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Science Department of Econometrics in Adana, Turkey. Her interests include Applied Econometrics, Microeconometrics, Demand Analysis, Poverty Studies.