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David Baldwin is Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Mental Health Group in the Clinical and Experimental Sciences Academic Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton in the UK. He leads an NHS Mood and Anxiety Disorders Service based at College Keep in Southampton. He trained in medicine at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London in psychiatry at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and the Maudsley Hospital, London, and in medical humanities at Birkbeck College, London. He is an Honorary Professor in the University of Cape Town in South Africa and Visiting Professor at Suzhou University Guangji Hospital in China.
Professor Baldwin was Secretary for External Affairs of the British Association for Psychopharmacology between 2000/03 and 2005/07, and Chair of the Psychopharmacology Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists between 2007/11. He is a Past President of Depression Alliance and is a Medical Patron of Anxiety UK. He became Editor-in-Chief of Human Psychopharmacology in January 2011. He is the author of over 260 full articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and author or co-author of 9 books and almost 50 chapters in books.
Through his research activity and clinical practice, he aims to improve clinical outcomes in patients with mood and anxiety disorders: by investigating the role of neurobiological and psychological factors in causing and maintaining illness; through improving trial design when evaluating efficacy and tolerability of treatment interventions; by assessing the effectiveness and acceptability of treatment interventions in wider clinical practice; through identifying more accurately those patient groups at particular risk of poor outcomes; and by offering a tertiary referral specialist clinical service to patients with chronic and treatment-resistant conditions.
Dr Mike Capek has for the last 32 years been a general medical practitioner in South Manchester and is trainer of GPs. With a master’s degree in health psychology from the City University London, he also sees himself as a general mental health practitioner. He is a practising hypnotherapist.
As a clinician his personal ethos is that to truly understand a person’s psychological difficulties it is often necessary to understand the present circumstances in the context of the person’s whole life from birth to as far into the future as one can see.
His interests include common mental health problems including anxiety; and psycho-education. He believes much needs to be done to demystify mental health and he is a strong advocate for the production of clear and simple mental health educational aids. He specialises in the most complex of cases, including long standing patient symptoms that medical investigation has failed to explain, and those where mind and body interact. He also observes the nature of the doctor-patient and trainer-trainee relationships, and the communication subtleties that helps bring the best out of each.
Sam Cartwright-Hatton is a clinical psychologist who started her career with a D.Phil (PhD) in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford, under the direction of Adrian Wells. The subject of this thesis was a MetaCognitive model of Generalised Anxiety Disorder in Adults.
During subsequent clinical psychology training in Manchester, she developed an interest in the far less well-researched area of anxiety in childhood. On qualifying, she joined the Manchester clinical course as academic tutor, whilst working half-time as a clinical psychologist in the Manchester Children’s Trust. Eighteen months after qualification, she was awarded a 3-year NHS executive fellowship to develop her research in anxiety in childhood, with Professor Richard Harrington, which was followed by a 4-year MRC Clinician Scientist Fellowship, to trial a new intervention for families of young anxious children.
Sam joined the University of Sussex in 2011 with an NIHR Career Development Award to develop and test a preventative intervention aimed at families with an anxious parent. She was awarded the British Psychological Society Award May Davidson Award in 2009 in recognition of her research into anxiety of childhood.
David M Clark is Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and National Clinical Advisor for the government’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. David is well-known for his pioneering work in developing effective cognitive therapy programmes for anxiety disorders. The treatments developed by his team are currently recommended by NICE as among the first line interventions for panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and PTSD. He has also worked closely with Richard Layard (an economist) to lobby for increased public access to evidence-based psychological treatments. Many of their arguments are summarized in Thrive: the power of evidence-based psychological therapies (Penguin Books).
Professor Sir Cary L. Cooper, CBE, is The 50th Anniversary Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester. He is also the President of RELATE, President of the British Academy of Management and President of the Institute of Welfare. He is the author of over 175 books (on occupational stress, stress medicine and industrial and organizational psychology, mental health in the workplace), has written over 400 scholarly articles for academic journals, and is a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio.
Haleh Moravej is a multi-award winning senior lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is a nutrition entrepreneur and an active member of enterprise educators in UK.
Haleh is a fellow of Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and an active member of Nutrition Society. Haleh is a registered nutritionist with Association for Nutrition (RNutr).
Haleh has a BSc in Biomedical Science and a masters degree in Nutrition and Medical Science both from The University of Sheffield. Haleh is a very experienced media nutritionist with an extensive portfolio of having worked with BBC Radio Manchester, Radio 5, BBC Breakfast TV, Sheffield Calendar News, Rip of Britain, Granada News, ITV News, Manchester Evening News, Daily Mail, Daily Express and The Times.
Haleh is passionate and seriously committed to innovative nutrition education, teaching and provision of exceptional student experience at Manchester Met University. She has been nominated for numerous MMUnion awards for outstanding innovation in teaching and teaching for employability since 2010. She has won various MMUnion teaching awards for the best supervisor in 2011, best teacher in 2012, outstanding teaching for sustainability 2015, outstanding teaching for employability 2016. She has received Green Impact Gold award for MetMunch in 2014 and Green Impact Environmental Champion of 2014.
Haleh has been a senior food consultant working with food industry and small to medium size enterprises at Manchester Food Research Centre. She has been instrumental in many brands going from inception all the way to supermarket shelves. Her recent research projects are future food trends, healthy diets and exploring links between student health, nutrition, food waste and sustainability.
Before embarking on an academic career Haleh was the managing director of a highly successful nutrition consultancy and eating disorder clinic based at Claremont Hospital in Sheffield. As the director and founder of her own company Haleh has worked with The University of Sheffield Health Service, Sheffield Hallam University, St Georges Eating Disorder Hospital, Nottingham and Worksop Council, various schools, Sheffield Counselling Service, Health Action Zone and Sheffield PCT to offer patients in particular children & young people an exceptional one stop holistic health and nutrition self- empowering service.
Haleh is the founder of @MetMUnch, a globally recognised award winning student social enterprise bringing community, creativity, employability and sustainability together while enhancing the student experience and belonging at MMU. @MetMunch (www.metmunch.com ) is an award winning globally recognised, student-led social enterprise based at Manchester Met, which promotes sustainable, healthy and nutritious food. @MetMUnch educates, informs and entertains through food and fun, providing skills and training that develop MetMunchers into confident, passionate global citizens. They apply knowledge learned in the lecture theatre to university and community events, providing on-the-spot nutritional advice, running pop-up stalls, cooking nutritious meals and leading fun, interactive activities around food, nutrition and food waste. @MetMunch’s commitment to sustainable food saw them win the highly acclaimed national and international 2014 EAUC Green Gown awards for Student Engagement with Sustainability.
Professor of Clinical Psychology and Applied Science at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London and Clinical Director at the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust since October 2000. He is the editor of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy and has published over 170 articles, mainly on anxiety disorders.
Research has focussed on the importance of distorted thinking in the understanding of emotional disorders, and on ways of modifying such negative thinking in order to change problematic behaviours and control negative emotional reactions. This has involved the development, validation and evaluation of cognitive-behavioural theories of and treatments for anxiety disorders.
Chris Williams is Emeritus Professor of Psychosocial Psychiatry University of Glasgow and Director Five Areas Ltd. His main clinical and research interest is in the area of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and in particular in looking at ways of disseminating this approach more widely. He has developed written and computer-based self-help treatments for anxiety, depression and bulimia and is a well-known CBT researcher, trainer and teacher. He is a Past-President of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies – the lead body for CBT in the United Kingdom and also a past Governing Board member of the United Kingdom for Psychotherapy (UKCP). He is Director of Glasgow Institute of Psychosocial Interventions (GIPSI) – which has a focus on training and research in evidence-based psychosocial interventions. He is Director of Glasgow Institute of Psychosocial Interventions (GIPSI) – which has a focus on training and research in evidence-based psychosocial interventions. He is also a Trustee of the charity Triumph over Phobia – a user-led self-help organisation addressing self-management of anxiety and a Patron of the National Phobics Society – the anxiety disorders charity.
He has published a number of self-help packages addressing depression, bulimia and anxiety – details of which are available at www.calipso.co.uk.
Research interests focus on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and in particular in looking at ways of disseminating this approach more widely to non-CBT specialists. This has included the development and evaluation of a jargon-free CBT model (the so-called five areas approach) and linked training courses SPIRIT (Structured Psychosocial InteRventions In Teams) project in secondary care and the START project (Self-help training access resource team) in primary care. Linked to this, he has developed a series of training CD ROMs and online packages aimed at helping train health care practitioners in the detection and treatment of common mental disorders.
His main focus is on the evaluation of a series of written (Overcoming Depression and Overcoming Anxiety) and computerised (Overcoming Depression and Overcoming Bulimia) self-help packages for use by patients experiencing common mental health disorders. This includes a CSO funded randomised controlled trial of written Cognitive Behaviour Therapy self-help materials, two MRC-funded Brain Sciences Platform studies examining the treatment of bulimia in adolescents online and medically unexplained symptoms in neurology clinics, a current large HTA funded project examining CBT for treatment resistant depression in primary care, and current randomised controlled evaluations of the effectiveness of the Living Life to the Full, Overcoming anorexia and Overcoming bulimia websites.
His clinical work has focused on the local delivery of CBT self-help materials including running the University accredited SPIRIT training course in the use of CBT self-help materials, and the Living Life to the Full College course and website www.llttf.com – which has averaged over a million “hits” a month and is recommended by various bodies such as CSIP.
He has a close interest in teaching and training and co-organises the delivery and examinations for the Undergraduate Psychiatry course.