Alastair Arnott is a lecturer in Education at the University of Wolverhampton and speaks internationally. He is thoroughly passionate about empowering children through psychology and education system revolution. Praised by Prof Noam Chomsky of MIT in the US and Prof Mick Waters in the UK, Alastair is a funny, engaging and focused academic.
Alyson is interested in the arts and technology. She works across storytelling, content and digital, exploring how technology can make magical experiences.
Since starting Pyuda Ltd, Alyson has managed digital projects for companies including the BBC, and has worked with digital agencies and publishers to design content for use on web and mobile. She was chief content wrangler for the QI app for iPhone and iPad, and adapted the content and storyline for the Malcolm Tucker iPhone app – the first app to be nominated for a TV BAFTA.
Ben is Front End Web Developer at Dijitul, a web design agency based in Mansfield. He runs Dijitul Media, a photography agency for the web and web industry.
Ben has always had a keen interest in what makes people successful and how they achieve things most people only dream about. An avid believer in hard work beats talent, Ben has in the last few year years built websites for multi-million pound business, British Touring Car Race Drivers and everyone in between.
Helen Louise Gallimore Mclaughlin is a qualified nutritional therapist and sustainable creative. Using her experience and knowledge, she aims to support individuals towards their life goals—whether these be around health, work or play. She has a passion for sustainable living, delicious food and helping people gain control of their lives to make everyday count.
Dr Joe Reddington is dedicated to levelling the playing field. As the principal of White Water Writers, a project that trains teachers and youth leaders to run inspiration literacy camps, he dreams of a world where every child can hold in their hands a book they have written.
Katharine is the regional co-coordinator for Code Club in the East Midlands. She works in Derbyshire schools to teach and support the computing element of the new National Curriculum.
Susan Hogan is Professor of Cultural Studies and Art Therapy. She has written extensively on the relationship between the arts and insanity, and the role of the arts in rehabilitation, particularly in relation to the position of women.