Professor Gabriele Jacobs is Professor in Organisational Behaviour and Academic Director of CESAM (Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management) at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Netherlands. She derives her academic passion and inspiration from the collaboration and dialogue with inter-disciplinary academics and multi-sector practitioners, aiming to address core societal challenges to facilitate sustainable and innovative solutions. Her research interests lie in understanding the (organisational) impact of cultural factors, organisational justice and organisational identity. She publishes in a wide range of academic journals in organizational behaviour, marketing and management as well as in journals and books with an applied focus in the field of safety and security. She is involved in several national and EU-projects in the field of safety and security.
Dr Ilona Suojanen works as a post-doctoral researcher at CESAM. She holds master degrees in journalism and educational sciences from universities in Finland and Australia and a Ph.D. from University of Edinburgh, UK. Her research interests lie in happiness and in visualising it, with a special focus on the impact of public safety on people’s wellbeing. She has written book chapters on happiness education and visualising happiness. She has received wide media interest in Finnish media, including the largest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat and the Finnish equivalent of Economist, Kauppalehti on her work as a happyologist. Her passion is to ask relevant questions, find answers to them and then share her findings with wider audiences.
Dr Kate Horton is a Research Associate at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and an Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil. In CESAM she is responsible for the research stream on ’Identity’ which investigates how police identity and image influence collaboration, behavioural outcomes and stakeholder relations. Kate’s main research interests include workplace identities and identification, conflict and organisational change. She has published her research in a range of journals including Journal of Organizational Behavior, Social Issues and policy Review and Human Relations.
P.Saskia Bayerl is Professor of Digital Communication and Security at CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence for Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research), Sheffield Hallam University, UK. Her research interests lie at the intersection of human-computer interaction, organisational communication, and organisational change with a special focus on ICT innovations, privacy, and the management of transparency. She holds master degrees in psychology, linguistics and organizational dynamics from universities in Germany and the USA and a Ph.D. from Technical University in Delft, Netherlands. Her publications have appeared in international journals such as Communications of the ACM, MIS Quarterly and New Media and Society. She has further co-edited books on topics such as Open Source Intelligence, Application of Big Data for National Security and Community Policing.