Confirmed Speakers

Dr Hamid Allhaj


Trudi Beswick


Caudwell Children

Elizabeth Butcher

Flooring Specialist


Jonathan Campbell

Associate Director of Capital Development

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Alex Caruso



George Catford

Inspection Manager

Care Quality Commission London Region, Hospitals (Mental Health) Inspection Directorate

Mike Caulfield

Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Rehabilitation

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Alan Chapman


Festival of Life and Death

Simon Corben

Director and Head of Profession NHS Estates and Facilities

NHS Improvement

Claire Dalley

Director of Estates and Facilities

Oxford Health NHS FT

Karla Damba

Associate Director

Currie & Brown

Rebecca Davies

Senior Occupational Therapist

South London & Maudsley NHS FT

Wendy de Silva

Architect, Mental Health Lead

IBI Group

Chris Dzikiti

Mental Health Lead

North Central London STP

Karen Flatt

Studio Director/Architect

IBI Group

Joe Forster


Design in Mental Health Network

Jenny Gill


Design in Mental Health Network

Susan Grant

Principal Architect Health, Facilities Scotland Procurement, Commissioning and Facilities

NHS National Services Scotland

Alex Harrington

Graduate Graphic Designer and Illustrator

Franz James MFA

Doctoral Student Design/Associate Professor Furniture Design

HDK– Academy for Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg

Rosemary Jenssen


Jenssen Architecture

Anthony Jones

Associate Director

Fairhursts Design Group

Cath Lake

Mental Health Lead

P+HS Architects

Katherine Lazenby

Expert by Experience

Richard Mazuch

Director of Design Research and Innovation

IBI Group

Sepideh Olausson RN, CCRN, PhD.

Associate Professor in Critical Care at Sahlgrenska Academy

University of Gothenburg

Francis Pitts

Managing Principal


John Plum


BLU Building Consultants

Paula Reavey

Professor of Psychology

London South Bank University

Dave Riley

Improvement Lead for Perfect Care

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Philip Ross


Design in Mental Health Network

Alex Senciuc


Medical Architecture

Dr Faisil Sethi

Consultant Psychiatrist & Interim Service Director

Maudsley Hospital, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Ghasson Shabha

Senior Lecturer

Birmingham School of the Built Environment

Derek Shepherd


P+HS Architects

Mandy Stevens


Eline Tops


MAAP Architects

Russell Vernum

Design Manager

Richard Walker

Director of Capital Investment & Estate Services

Pennine Care NHS FT

Benjamin Wall

Associate Architect

LSI Architects

Niamh White

Co-founder & Curator

Hospital Rooms

Dr Kay Wright

Head of R&I

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust