Confirmed Speakers

Dr Hamid Allhaj MD, PhD, MRCPsych

Consultant Psychiatrist & Director of Medical Education


Joh Bates

Landscape Architect & Director

Farrer Huxley Associates, London

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 (Mental Health)

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

Michael Clarke


Currie & Brown

Simon Corben

Director and Head of Profession NHS Estates and Facilities

NHS Improvement

Martin Dale

Strategic Project Manager

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV)

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

Simon Gilby

Chief Executive

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

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

Loughborough University

Franz James MFA

Doctoral Student Design/Associate Professor Furniture Design

HDK– Academy for Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg

Anthony Jones

Associate Director

Fairhursts Design Group

Dr Alex Kakoullis

Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Alan Kondys

IHP Health Sector Framework Director

VINCI Construction UK

Cath Lake

Mental Health Lead

P+HS Architects

Katharine Lazenby

Expert by Experience

Peabody Housing Association

Richard Mazuch

Director of Design Research and Innovation

IBI Group

Peter O’Hare

Head Occupational Therapist

South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

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 & Mental Health and Director of Research & Education


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

Ian Tearle

Senior Service Line Lead

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Eline Tops


MAAP Architects

Richard Walker

Director of Capital Investment & Estate Services

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Benjamin Wall

Associate Architect

LSI Architects

Niamh White

Co-founder & Curator

Hospital Rooms