Speaker Group: Conference 2024

Chris Knight

Chris Knight BSc (Hons) – Chris’ career has led him through various technical key account disciplines in Health & Safety, Occupational Hygiene, Asbestos and Water Hygiene, culminating in his role as Trainer Manager with HYDROP E.C.S. After a number of years undertaking Risk Assessments and regular Compliance Audits in the field of Water Safety for… Read more »

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew started in electrical engineering followed by Audiology at Queen Alexandra NHS Trust, Portsmouth.  Trained in broad physiological measurements, including cardiology, neurophysiology, ultrasound and respiratory function he went on to head up the Audiology service at Great Ormond Street hospital. He initiated a diagnostic service in Harley Street before specialising in life support. In 1992… Read more »

Katie Shepherd

Katie is a skilled and dedicated architect with an infectious enthusiasm for creating great architecture. Katie holds a MA in Urban Design and has successfully delivered several large-scale residential developments. For the last 18 months, Katie has led on the development of a flagship Ageing Well Village in Backworth. Working with developer Northumberland Estates and… Read more »

Dr Paul Hanna

Dr Paul Hanna is a chartered psychologist and former academic who now works as the Head of Psychological Insights at Hoare Lea. Before joining Hoare Lea he was working as the Clinical Psychology Research Director at the University of Surrey and has held a variety of positions in UK universities. He has expertise in mental… Read more »

Donna Ciarlo

Donna Ciarlo is a doctoral student and teaches psychology at London South Bank University (LSBU); a qualitative researcher who uses creative, visual, and innovative approaches in her research. Prior to working in academia, she worked across a wide range of sectors and international organisations including not-for-profit, trade associations and public sector. Donna has worked on… Read more »

Michelle Evans

Michelle has over 16 years’ experience in public sector project and programme management as well as bid, tender and business case development. Having worked in a variety of settings Michelle has worked predominately on large transformation projects. Including Building Schools for the Future, MPFT’s master planning and Major Capital programme. In her current role, Michelle… Read more »

Hannah Lee

Hannah Lee is an Interior designer at Gilling Dod who has over the last 3 years been involved in some of the Practice’s highest profile and award-winning Mental Health Projects including Red Kite View CAMHS, Aspen Wood and Hartley Hospital. Hannah is part of a vastly experienced interiors team at the Practice who work alongside… Read more »

Diane Chandler

I am working as an Occupational Therapist in Sussex Partnership Foundation NHS Trust. I have been working in the field of learning disabilities for over 25 years. Most recently have been involved in looking at the design and development of homes for individuals who may need a very bespoke design specification to both promote well… Read more »

Andrew Arnold

Andrew is an Award-Winning Architect and Director at Gilling Dod Architects which has over the last 25 years established itself as a major player in UK Healthcare Design. It is in the field of Mental Health Design however where Andrew has excelled with acclaimed projects completed across all aspects of the sector and pathways, and… Read more »

Laura Delgado

Laura is a Senior Architect at Medical Architecture. She has over six years of experience in healthcare design having designed therapeutic mental health environments for a variety of services, including perinatal care, older adult mental health, eating disorders, psychiatric intensive care, and adult mental health. Laura was Project Architect for the recently completed Kimmeridge Court… Read more »