Contributors

All of our contributors have been hand-picked for their detailed knowledge and expertise in their field. Each contributor will bring their insight and industry understanding and experience to our one and two day training workshops. Don't miss this unrivalled opportunity to hear from industry leaders. For more information about any of the individuals who chair, speak or train at our occupational development courses, please click on their names or images to reveal more information. We ensure that each of our open-access training courses have excellent networking opportunities and are highly interactive. Please note that our trainers are available for in-house training as well as open-access workshops.

ACO Stew Adamson

Director of Blue Light Collaboration, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

Adam Wells

Head of Pupil Services , London Borough of Wandsworth

Aisha Sharif

Development Manager, Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance

Aisling Conboy

International Partnerships Director, University of Greenwich

Alan Duffell

Director of Human Resources & OD, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

Alan MacDonald

Inspection of youth offending, HM Inspectorate of Probation

Alan Rosenbach

Chair of Quality and Compliance Panel, Quality Compliance Systems

Alison Benjamin

Director of Major Gifts, King's College London & King's Health Partners

Alistair Beech

Senior Social Media Coordinator, The University of Manchester

Andrew Champness

Chief Executive, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia

Andrew Currie

Teach East SCITT Primary Director and Senior Leader, Fulbridge Academy

Andrew Hill

School accountability, pupil performance and professional development specialist

Andrew Ireland

Director - Social Care, Health and Wellbeing, Kent County Council

Andy Marsh

Service Redesign Lead Officer, Dacorum Borough Council

Angela Legge

Clinical Risk Manager, Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

Angela Todd

Careers & Employability Coordinator, Sir Robert Pattinson Academy

Angela Truby

Recruitment Marketing Manager, Loughborough University

Anna Morse

Assistant Director, The SABDEN Multi Academy Trust

Anne Marie Hicks

National Procurator Fiscal for Domestic Abuse and Head of Victims & Witnesses Policy Team, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service

Ashley Martin

Public Health Project Manager, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Avinash Boroowa

Project Lead - Early Alert Indicators Project (Learning and Teaching Innovation), The Open University

Ben Morrin

Director of Workforce, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ben White

Psychology Teacher and Director of Curriculum, Highworth Grammar School
Director of Educational Research , Ashford Teaching Alliance

Carl Creswell

Deputy Director – Routes into Apprenticeships and Work, Department for Education

Caroline Haughey

Member of the Prime Ministers Modern Slavery Task Force and Author of the Modern Slavery Act Review

Caryn Swart

Chief Operating Officer (Interim), Barking & Dagenham College

Catherine Sezen

14-19 and Curriculum, Senior Policy Manager, Association of Colleges (AOC)

Charles Kpodo

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Human Factors and CQC Specialist Advisor

Charlotte Renwick

Associate Director (Student Marketing and UK Recruitment), Leeds Beckett University

Chris Bradley

Head of Commercial Development, East Hampshire District Council & Havant Borough Council

Chris Rainford

Head of Business Development, Buffalo Fundraising Consultants

Chris White

Director of the Institute for Industrial Strategy, King’s College London
Author of the Social Value Act and Our Money, Our Future

Christina Heaton

Nurse Consultant, Falls Prevention Service , Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Claire Dockar

Founding Trustee and Chair, Chartered College of Teaching
Lead Practitioner, Lipson Co-operative Academy

Claire Oldfield

Head of Complaints, Appeals and Conduct, University of Plymouth

Claire O’Leary

Assistant Director International Student Office (Head of Student Experience), University of Warwick

Clare Baars

Volunteering Development Manager, Teenage Cancer Trust

Clare Burke

Senior Information Governance Officer, Glasgow City Council

Clare Erasmus

Director of Mental Health and Wellbeing & Creative Media Studies, The Magna Carta School

Clare White

Director Performance & Learner Journey, Seevic College

Cosette Crisan

Leader of the MA in Mathematics Education Programme, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

Craig Barlow

Independent Forensic Social Worker and Criminologist

Dale Cooper

Director of Campaigns & Supporter Engagement, University of Reading

Dale Wilkins

Head of Safeguarding and Standards, Boarding Schools' Association

Dave Presky

Head of Computing and Specialist Leader of Education for Computing and E-Safety, York House School

David Allen

School Business Management Commercial Engagement lead, Schools Commercial Team, Department for Education
Fellow, ISBL

David Hughes

Director of Finance and Operations , Meller Educational Trust

David Mackintosh MP

Member of the Communities and Local Government Committee, Member of Parliament for Northampton South

David Morrall

Head of EU Funding & Urban Policy, Department for Communities and Local Government

David Turton

Campaign and Conversion Manager, University of Sunderland

David Weston

Chair, Teacher’s Professional Development Expert Group
Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust (TDT)

David Wilde

Managing Director, DWilde Consulting Ltd
Former Digital Director, Essex County Council

Dawn Box

Head of Housing Services, Poplar HARCA

Debbie Clinton

Deputy Chief Executive, Diverse Academies Learning Partnership

Debra Moore

Fellow, National Association for School Business Managers

Dick Moore

Mental wellbeing advocate, speaker and trainer, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Doug Cole

Head of Student Success, Higher Education Academy

Dr Adi Cooper OBE

Care and Health Improvement Advisor (Adult Safeguarding Lead), Local Government Association

Dr Andrey Pavlov

Senior Lecturer of Business Performance Management, Cranfield School of Management

Dr Bob Gilworth

Director of The Careers Group, University of London
Director of Research/President-elect, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS)

Dr Cathy Smith

Lecturer in Mathematics Education, UCL Institute of Education; Association of Mathematics Education Teachers

Dr Donna Lanclos

Consultant, Jisc
Associate Professor for Anthropological Research, UNC Charlotte

Dr Irene Sclare

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Linda Patterson OBE

non-Executive Director, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Board Member, Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership
former Chair of Inspectors, CQC

Dr Liz Bennett

Director of Learning and Teaching School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield

Dr Maureen Nash

Educational Consultant (Parental Engagement, Teaching Assistants)

Dr Max Davie

Community Paediatrician, Evelina London Children's Hospital
Clinical Lead, Information Sharing Matters Project

Dr Max Davie

Clinical Lead, Information Sharing Matters Project and Community Paediatrician, Evelina London Children's Hospital

Dr Nic Yeates

Consultant Psychologist, Child, Family and Young Peoples' Mental Health Service, Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust

Dr Nick Woodier

Patient Safety Improvement Lead, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Parul Shah

Clinical Lead for Elderly Medicine and Falls, Northampton General Hospital

Dr Pooky Knightsmith

Director of Children, Young People and Schools Programme, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Dr Sarah Hayes

Academic Director for Technology Enhanced Learning, Aston University

Dr Simon O’Leary

Principal Fellow , Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Principal Lecturer, Regent's University London

Dr Susan Burnett

Patient Safety Researcher, Centre for Patient Safety and Service Quality (CPSSQ), Imperial College London

Dr Suzanne Shale

Advisory Panel Member, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB)
Chair, Action against Medical Accidents

Dr Tim Coulson

Regional Schools Commissioner, East of England and North-East London, Department for Education

Dr. Jan Bamford

Head of Student Experience and Academic Outcomes, London Metropolitan University

Elaine Cass

Practice Development Manager, Social Care Institute for Excellence

Elaine Shillcock

Student Support, Head of Disability Advisory and Support Service, University of Manchester
Vice-Chair, NADP

Elizabeth Faulkner

Workforce Transformation Manager, Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust

Eluned Jones

Director of Student Employability, University of Birmingham

Emma Foxall

Director of Dispute Resolution, Housing Ombudsman Service

Emma Leech

Director of Marketing and Advancement, Loughborough University

Fiona Cobb

Careers Registration Research Project Coordinator, The Careers Group, University of London

Fiona Harvey

Digital Scholarship and Content Innovation Manager, University of Southampton

Fiona McClement

Fiona McClement, Acting Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, University College London

Garry Freeman

Director of Inclusion & SENCo, Guiseley School
National SEND System Leader & Associate Consultant, NASEN

Gary Welch

Director of Procurement and Supply Chain, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gemma Dunn

Head of Marketing and Communications, Bradford College

Georgina Watts

Team Leader, Disabled Students Allowance, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Gilbert Verdian

CEO and Co-Founder, Quant Network
Chair of DLT/1 and UK Standardisation Delegation at ISO TC 307 (Blockchain and DLT), BSI
Founder Blockchain ISO Standard TC307, ISO - International Organization for Standardization
FedPayments Improvement Community, Federal Reserve System, USA

Gill Vickers

Director of Adult Social Care, Health and Housing, Bracknell Forest Council

Glen Garrod

Executive Director of Adult Care and Community Wellbeing, Lincolnshire County Council

Glenn Hurst

Lecturer (Assistant Professor), University of York

Hannah Boyd

Head of Safeguarding, Genesis Housing Association

Hayley Wardle

Director of Quality and Patient Care, Ashgate Hospicecare

HMI Wendy Williams

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services, HMICFRS

Hugh Hagan

Senior Public Records Officer, National Records of Scotland

Hugh Smith

Education, Learning and Teaching Consultant

Iain Harrison

Information Governance & Risk Manager, Leicester City Council

Ian Macdonald

Children's Mental Health Expert, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Jack Taylor

Students' Union President, Newcastle University

Jackson Carlaw MSP

Deputy Leader & Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Scottish Conservatives

James Reseigh

Director of Neighbourhoods, Liverty Housing Association

James Rowlands

Strategic Commissioner, Joint Domestic, Sexual Violence & Abuse and Violence against Women & Girls (VAWG) Unit, Brighton & Hove and East Sussex

Jamie Davis

Associate Director, Head of Fire Risk Management, BB7

Jan Krauss

Political Officer, European Commission Representation in London

Jan Martin

SEND expert
Local Authority SEN inspector, Ofsted

Janet Leach

Head of Service, Joint Service for Disabled Children, Enfield Council

Jason Feehily

Director of Knowledge Exchange-Asia, University of Nottingham

Jayne Voice

Designated Safeguarding Lead & SENCo, Hackney New School

Jean Grier

Investigations Manager and Research and Projects Officer for the Vice Principals, University of Edinburgh

Jenni Woods

Associate Director – Widening Participation, Kingston University

Jennie Fecitt

RN, BSc (Hons) Specialist Practitioner Adult Nursing, INMP, PGCE

Jim Wallace

Director of Children's Services (Operations), Aberlour

Jo Jennings

Falls Prevention Co-ordinator, Northampton General Hospital

John Bromley

Director - Project Implementation, The National Social Marketing Centre

John Hall

IT Consultant and Information Security and Cyber Security Professional

John Peck

Academic Registrar, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Judith Barnes

Partner (Commercial & Infrastructure), Bevan Brittan LLP

Judy Clements OBE

Chief Executive, Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education

Julia Smith

Maths Specialist Lead, Association of Colleges in the Eastern Region (ACER)

Julie Windsor

Patient Safety Lead, Older People and Falls, NHS England

Justin Smith

Managing Director , Chameleon Training and Consultancy
Former Director of Marketing and Development, Wymondham College

Karen Sullivan

Head of Customer Contact, Revenues, Benefits and Business Support, Croydon Council

Kate Dethridge

Deputy Director, North West London & South Central RSC region, Department for Education

Kate Little

Student Support Project Officer, University of Liverpool

Katherine Gill

Head of Primary at New Regent's College , Hackney Learning Trust

Katie Evans

Head of Research and Policy, Money and Mental Health

Kelvin Everest

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs in China, University of Liverpool

Kiran Gill

Founder, The Difference
Associate Fellow, IPPR

Lavan Thasarathakumar

Policy Advisor to Ashley Fox MEP Secretary to the All-Party Innovation Group , European Parliament
Director , Thasa Consulting

Leonard Houx

Senior Instructional Designer, Cass Business School

Lesley Rogers

Head of Healthcare Compliance, Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Lewis Macdonald MSP

Deputy Convener of the Culture Tourism Europe and External Relations Committee, Scottish Labour

Lisa Fathers

Head of Teaching School & Co-Principal, Bright Futures Educational Trust

Lisa Forster

Principal Consultant, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy

Lisa Redwood

Safeguarding and Mental Health Specialist, Live West (formally Knightstone Housing and Devon and Cornwall Homes)

Liz Wilkinson

Director of Careers & Employability, Royal Holloway, University of London

Lizzie Huckle

Head of International Student Support, Imperial College London

Lottie Cairns

Head of Student Policy and Case Work , Open University

Lucy Sutton

National End of Life and Person Centred Care Lead, Health Education England

Lydia Marshall

Research Director, Children and Families, NatCen Social Research

Lynn Wyeth

Information Governance Manager, Leicester City Council

Lynsey Grundy

Community Support Officer & Hoarding Specialist, Tidy Homes Tidy Minds

Maggie Bailey

CEO, The Every Child, Every Day Academy Trust
Headteacher , Grey Court School

Major Anne Read

Director of Anti Trafficking and Modern Slavery, The Salvation Army

Maria Dunn

Associate Solicitor (Commercial Litigation), Trowers & Hamlins LLP

Mark Anderson

Director of The European Office, Glasgow Caledonian University

Mark Blois

Head of Education, Browne Jacobson LLP
National Leader of Governance, National College for Teaching and Leadership

Mark Coulter

Male Domestic Violence and Abuse Expert , Mencentric

Mark Dawe

CEO, The Association of Employment and Learning Providers

Matt Smeed

Associate Business Psychologist, Go Engage

Maxine Low

Executive Headteacher, Brooklands Farm Primary School

Meena Wood

Former HMI and Education Consultant, Ofsted

Meic Pierce Owen

Records Manager, Fife Council
Board Trustee, Scottish Council on Archives

Melanie Ottewill

Head of Clinical Investigations, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Michael Barnes

Head of European Programmes, Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership

Michael Bourne

Director of the Centre for Business Performance, Cranfield University

Michael Hainge

Commercial Director, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

Michael Lurie

Director of International Education & Knowledge Exchange, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Natalie Koussa

Director of Partnerships and Services, Compassion in Dying

Neil Munslow

Service Manager: Active Inclusion, Newcastle City Council

Nicola Barden

Director of Student Services, University of Winchester

Nigel Thompson

Head of Children’s Health and Justice, Care Quality Commission

Ola Drummond

Global Student Experience Coordinator, Nottingham Trent University

Oliver Dunn

Alternative Provision Coordinator , Wandsworth Council

Paul Blanchard-Flett

Occupational Health Manager, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service
Chair, CFOA Northern Fire and Rescue Services Occupational Health Group

Paul Haigh

Head of Service - Adult Provision, Nottingham City Council

Paul Harris

Executive Head Teacher, Curwen Primary School and Kensington Primary School

Paul Needham

Head of Volunteering, National Deaf Children’s Society

Paul Rainbow

Learning and Development Manager, Hertfordshire County Council

Paul Short

Service Manager, Housing, Health & Social Care, Fife Council

Peter Walsh

Chief Executive, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)

Phil Brewer

Detective Chief Inspector, Modern Slavery & Kidnap Unit, Metropolitan Police

Prof Helen Higson

Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor , Aston University
Member, Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel

Professor Jane Reeves

Professor of Teaching Learning and Innovation and Child Protection, University of Kent
Co-Director, Centre for Child Protection

Professor Karen Pine

Professor of Psychology and Co-Founder of Do Something Different, University of Hertfordshire

Professor Martin Doel

Professor of Leadership in Further Education and Skills, The Further Education Trust for Leadership (FETL) & UCL Institute of Education

Professor Tim Quine

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Professor of Earth System Science, University of Exeter

Ray Walker

Executive Director of Nursing, Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Rebecca Strachan

Professor of Digital Technology and Education, Northumbria University

Reg Hooke

Independent Chair, Portsmouth LSCB and East Sussex LSCB

Regan Delf

Assistant Director of Children’s Services, Brighton and Hove City Council

Rob Mack

Child, Family and Young Peoples' Mental Health Service Manager, Norfolk & Suffolk Foundation Trust

Robert Wheeler

Associate Medical Director, Department of Clinical Law, University Hospital of Southampton

Rory Macrae

National Co-ordinator of the Caledonian System, Scottish Government

Ross Renton

Pro Vice-Chancellor: Students, University of Worcester

Rotimi Akinsete

Director of Wellbeing, The University of Surrey
Executive Member, Association of Managers of Student Services in Higher Education (AMOSSHE)

Roy Millard

Head of Partnership, South East Strategic Partnership for Migration

Sam Ahmedzai

Chair , NICE Care of Dying Adult Guidelines Development Group

Samantha Lamb

Overseas Visitors Manager, Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Cost Recovery Training Ambassador, Department of Health

Samantha Price

Headmistress, Benenden School
Chair of the Wellbeing Working Group, HMC

Sara Alston

SEND and Safeguarding Consultant and Trainer, SEA Inclusion and Safeguarding

Sarah Harrison

Teacher Development Programmes Manager , The Chartered College of Teaching

Sarah Tudor

Director of Employer Partnerships, Staffordshire University

Sheron Hosking

Head of Childrens Health Joint Commissioning, Islington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) & London Borough of Islington (LBI)

Sian Carr

President, Association of Schools and College Leaders

Simon Aston

E-Safety Officer, Northamptonshire County Council

Sir Cyril Chantler

Honorary Fellow and Foundation Chairman, UCLPartners Academic Health Science Partnership
Vice Chairman, NHS England Maternity Review

Sonia Furley

Head of Marketing and Communications, Lewisham Southwark College

Sonia Thomas

Regional Specialist Lead for Maths and English, Education and Training Foundation

Sophie Allen

Head Teacher, Stonebridge School
Primary School Representative, Brent Council's Local Children's Safeguarding Board

Sophie Broadfield

Deputy Director, Local Government Finance Reform, Department for Communities and Local Government

Stephen Tall

Director of Development and Communications, Education Endowment Foundation

Steve Browne

Project Management Consultant, AgilePM Accredited Trainer

Steven Baylis

Solicitor, Public Law and Human Rights , Irwin Mitchell LLP

Steven Gasser

Executive Director of Professional Development, Institute of School Business Leadership

Steven Rose

Director for Insight and Knowledge, The Active Wellbeing Society, Birmingham City Council

Steven Walker

Maths Subject Advisor, Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR)

Stuart Allison

Assessment, Evaluation and Quality Improvement, Education Expert

Sue Bennett

Director of Student Careers and Skills, University of Warwick

Sue Cox

Governance and Quality Lead , Darent Valley Hospital

Sue Cumming

Head of Behavioural Insight & Change, Liverpool City Council

Sue Markey

Senior Policy Officer, Information Commissioner’s Office

Sue Pope

Academic Division Lead for STEM Education, Manchester Metropolitan University

Sue Southward

Lead Teacher, Comberton Village College, Cambridge Maths Hub

Suzanne O’Farrell

Curriculum and Assessment Specialist, Association of School and College Leaders

Teresa Frith

Senior Skills Policy Manager, Association of Colleges

Teresa Rocha

Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist, The Royal Marsden NHS

Tim Smith

Communications Consultant and former Head of Communications, Southampton City Council

Tom Lowe

Centre for Student Engagement Manager , The University of Winchester

Tracy Hussell

Director, Manchester Collaboration Centre for Inflammation Research

Trevor Owen

Head of Violence against Women, Social Isolation and LGBTI Equality Policy, The Scottish Government

Vanessa Lodge

Director of Nursing, North Central and East London
Chair, National FGM Steering Group, NHS England

Will Hornby

Maths and Technical Subject Specialist, Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR)

Willie Wight

Curriculum, Evaluation and Quality Improvement, Education Expert

Zoeta Manning

Senior Integration Manager for Frailty, NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group
Vice Chair, Managers in Partnership