Confirmed Speakers

The Conference features over 50 speakers, with specialist content. Lively and authoritative, it’s THE professional gathering for everyone concerned with the built environment in mental health.

Below are the confirmed speakers for the 2017 Design in Mental Health Conference.

Innovation Sponsor:

Dan Allmark

Head of Capital & Property Management

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Andrew Arnold


Gilling Dod Architects

Jeff Bartle

Head of Design

St Andrew’s Healthcare

Donal Blake


Scott Tallon Walker Architects

Professor Steven Brown

Associate Dean for Research

University of Leicester School of Business

Karen Byard

Fire Officer

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

John Carson

Head of Capital Development and Planning

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Vince Cluderay


Talon Solutions Limited

Simon Corben

Director, and Head of Profession

NHS Estates and Facilities Efficiency & Productivity Division

Lord Nigel Crisp

Member of House of Lords

House of Lords

Wendy de Silva

Architect, Mental Health Lead

IBI Group

Jacqueline Dyer MBE

Lived Experience Consultant


Chris Dzikiti

Strategic Programme Manager

NHS England

Patrick Farrell

Corporate and Capital Development

Hugh Baird College

Karen Flatt

Architect & Studio Director

IBI Group

Joe Forster



Jenny Gill


Design in Mental Health Network

Sue Holding


Technical Publishing Resources Ltd

Andy Jackson

Fire Safety Adviser

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Rosemary Jenssen

Architects for Health & ProCure22

Cliff Jones MCIPS, MRICS

Head of Construction Procurement Team

Department of Health

Martin Jones


Art in Site

Darren Kirk

Associate Director Fire


Lianne Knotts

Associate Director

Medical Architecture

Alan Kondys

Framework Director

Integrated Health Projects

Beverley Lamey

School of Art, Design and Fashion

University of Central Lancashire

Richard Mazuch

Director of Design Research and Innovation

IBI Group

Dr Laura McGrath

Senior Lecturer

University of East London

Dr Kevin Murray

R&D Director

West London Mental Health Trust

Caroline Parker

Consultant Pharmacist, Mental Health

Central & North West London NHS FT and NAPICU

Lewis Parker

Framework Director

Kier Health

Professor Paula Reavey

Professor of Psychology

London South Bank University

Adam Richardson

Associate Architect

Gilling Dod Architects

Philip Ross

Board Director

Design in Mental Health Network (DIMHN)

Lesley Soden

Deputy Director of Business and Strategy

West London Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah Surrall

Solutions Lead

Oxehealth ltd

Chris Tonge

General Manager

Villicare LLP

Dr Ian Tucker

Reader in Psychology

University of East London

David Whitehead


Tangram Architects

Louisa Williams


Art in Site

Paul Yeomans


Medical Architecture