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MIRDEC-9th, International Academic Conference

Multidisciplinary and Independent Studies on Social Sciences 

( Global Meeting of Social Science Community)

14-16 August 2018, Rome, Italy

Assoc. Prof. Asmahan Altaher

University of Applied Sciences


Dr. Asmahan Althaer

is currently working at Applied Science University in Jordan as Assoc. Professor. Dr. Althaer's had several international presentations such as:

• Altaher, A. (2014) the impact of knowledge characteristics on elearning content., Journal of arts and Science Conference , 2014 – Fribourg- Germany

• Sharing in ICERI2012 .5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation. Dates: 19th - 21st of November, 2012: Madrid (Spain)

• Annual London Conference on” Money, Economy and Management” 9- 10-2009 – The State of knowledge and Innovation Jordan communication firms”, London.2009.

• I-society .IEEE conferences, Critical success factors of implementation knowledge management processes. Asmahan Altaher. Isociety – IEEE conferences, London, Juon-2010.

• International Conference on Information and Knowledge-held in Paris, France during June 24-26, 2011. The Impact of Knowledge Management Process in Jordan Industry 2011.

• INTED CONFRENCE- SPAIN- VALENCIA 2009 - Knowledge Transfer in Jordan Pharmaceutical.

• International Business Research Conference, Dubai 16-17-2009.

Dr. Antonio Focacci

University of Bologna


Dr. Antonio Focacci


Some selected researches of Dr. Focacci:

Antonio Focacci, 2018. "Costs function assessment: an empirical business analytics approach for decisional purposes,"International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 12(1), pages 1-12.


Focacci, Antonio, 2017. "Controversial curves of the economy: An up-to-date investigation of long waves,"Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Elsevier, vol. 116(C), pages 271-285.


Antonio Focacci, 2011. "Corporate Social Responsibility performance assessment by using a linear combination of key indicators," International Journal of Business Governance and Ethics, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 6(2), pages 183-202.


Focacci, Antonio, 2009. "Residential plants investment appraisal subsequent to the new supporting photovoltaic economic mechanism in Italy," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 13(9), pages 2710-2715, December.


Antonio Focacci, 2008. "Business evaluation systems: credit risk assessment by using a linear combination of financial ratios," International Journal of Business and Systems Research, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 2(4), pages 387-399.


Antonio Focacci, 2007. "Empirical analysis of the relationship between total consumption-GDP ratio and per capita income for different metals: The cases of Brazil, China and India," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 34(9), pages 612-636, August.


Antonio Focacci, 2006. "An empirical analysis of enterprises' behaviours within the Italian car market using technical features and prices," International Journal of Business Environment, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 1(3), pages 382-411.


Focacci, Antonio, 2005. "Empirical analysis of the environmental and energy policies in some developing countries using widely employed macroeconomic indicators: the cases of Brazil, China and India," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(4), pages 543-554, March.


Antonio Focacci & Paola Bortot, 2005. "The status and the actions to implement the Kyoto Protocol in Italy: problems and perspectives," International Journal of Global Energy Issues, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 23(4), pages 337-353.


Antonio Focacci, 2005. "Empirical relationship between total consumption-GDP ratio and per capita income for different metals of a series of industrialised nations," International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 5(4), pages 347-377.


Barbiroli, Giancarlo & Focacci, Antonio, 2003. "A techno-economic analysis of the results of product diversification in household appliance durables--evaluating concreteness," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 83(3), pages 257-278, March.


Focacci, Antonio, 2003. "Empirical evidence in the analysis of the environmental and energy policies of a series of industrialised nations, during the period 1960-1997, using widely employed macroeconomic indicators," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 31(4), pages 333-352, March.


Barbiroli, Giancarlo & Focacci, Antonio, 1999. "An appropriate mechanism of fuels pricing for sustainable development," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 27(11), pages 625-636, October.


Barbiroli, Giancarlo & Focacci, Antonio, 1999. "The definition and measurement of evolutionary materials," Resources Policy, Elsevier, vol. 25(3), pages 161-171, September.

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Carole Burrell

Northumbria University

United Kingdom

Carole Burrell


Senior lecturer

Carole was admitted as a Solicitor in 1997 and worked in private practice specialising in mental health and mental capacity law. She has considerable experience of representing clients in proceedings before the First-Tier Tribunal (Mental Health) and in the Court of Protection.  Carole joined the Law School in 2014 and since then has taught and researched in the areas of mental health and mental capacity law and practice. 

Academic Articles: 

Adekunte, Oluyemi; Owen, Bruce; Burrell, Carole Simulation Training – pilot: Psychiatry higher trainees’ mental health tribunal report writing, oral presentation and cross examination, European Psychiatry 33S (2016)S434 (in press)

Textbook Chapter:

Burrell, Carole, Mental Health Tribunals, In: Puri, B and Treasaden, I. (Eds) Forensic Psychiatry: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice (CRC Press, 2017) (in press)


Burrell, Carole (2017) Legal Update In: British Psychological Society Approved Clinician Forum, 20 October 2017, London

Emmett, Charlotte and Burrell, Carole (2017) The Rights and Wrongs of Deprivation of Liberty In: 35th Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, 13 July 2017, Prague

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Christopher Peter Mitford

Northumbria University

United Kingdom

Christopher P. Mitford


Senior lecturer

Chris was called to the bar in 2001 and practised in Newcastle from Trinity Chambers principally in the areas of criminal law and mental health law.  He taught at Northumbria University between 2012 and 2015.  He then spent two years working for an International bank in Malta as an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Manager where his role involved AML education and AML investigations. During that time Chris also performed the role of Deputy MLRO and/or had designate MLRO status. Chris returned to the University in November 2017.  He is the MLRO of the Student Law Office, a functioning law firm within the University, and is a door tenant at Trinity Chambers.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Anti-Money Laundering, Financial Crime, Compliance and Mental Health Law.

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