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  • Allen, Peter M, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D Professor Peter Allen is Emeritus Professor at Cranfield University. He developed and ran the Complex Systems Research Centre in the School of Management at Cranfield University. He is still actively involved in on-going research. He has a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and from 1970 to 1987 worked with Professor Ilya Prigogine at the Université Libre ...
  • Baker, Norman, Rt Hon, PC, MP Rt Hon Norman Baker PC was Minister of State at the Home Office with responsibility for regulating the use of animals in science. Mr Baker will be addressing the conference on what steps the Government can take to introduce a more compassionate approach to animal welfare. Bibliography The Strange Death of David Kelly, 2007 References
  • Basios, Vasilieios, Dr. PhD Dr. Vasileios Basios PhD spent his formative years working within the team of Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine at the Solvay Institutes for Physics and Chemistry at the University of Brussels. Then after a short research post in the Belgian Royal Meteorological Service he became a senior researcher at the Physics Department of the University of Brussels ...
  • Bertotti, Marcello, Dr Dr  Bertotti has 15 years work experience in research and evaluation and led a wide range of research projects commissioned by research councils as well as local government and NHS organisations. He applies multiple conceptual frameworks to researching community health and integrated care, with particular focus on evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of non-clinical interventions. Marcello uses innovative evaluation methodologies and methods to solve health issues ...
  • Brigstocke, Sophie I am a birth and postnatal doula, breastfeeding peer supporter, volunteer on the National Breastfeeding Helpline and baby massage teacher based in SW London.  I am the current Doula of the Year, awarded by the MaMa Conference/BirthSparks.  I run Nurturing Birth, alongside Florence Etienne-Jackson, providing doula training in the UK and internationally, as well as ...
  • Carleton Paget, James, Dr. James Carleton Paget  is Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Peterhouse. He has written widely on matters to do with Christian origins, and the relationship of ancient Christianity to Judaism, and recently co-edited Vol. 1 of the first volume of The New Cambridge History of The ...
  • Carr, Bernard, Emeritus Professor Professor Bernard Carr  is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London. He read mathematics as an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, and studied for his doctorate under Stephen Hawking at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology. He was elected to a Fellowship at Trinity ...
  • Collins, Mick, Dr. Mick Colins works as a Holistic Coach, specialising in transformative action. His career path includes working as an NHS Occupational Therapist in a psychological therapies team. He was a Lecturer for 10 years in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, where he was also a Director of Admissions.  Mick’s research ...
  • Currivan, Jude, Dr. Dr Jude Currivan is a cosmologist, planetary healer, futurist and international author. She has a Masters Degree in Physics from Oxford University, specialising in quantum physics and cosmology and a PhD in Archaeology researching ancient cosmologies from the University of Reading in the UK, where she is based. Working with the wisdom teachers of many ...
  • di Corpo, Ulisse, PhD Dr. Ulisse di Corpo  holds degrees in experimental psychology and a PhD in statistics and social research. He works in the field of social research and provides methodological support and software tools to researchers. In 1977 he developed the vital needs theory, which was the subject of his thesis in psychology and statistics. He is ...
  • Dieppe, Paul, Dr. I am a doctor who has had careers in both academic rheumatology and health services research prior to appointment to my present position as Emeritus Professor of health and wellbeing at the University of Exeter Medical School
  • Elliott, Hermione I established Living Well Dying Well in 2010, aiming to inform and re-empower individuals and communities to make choices and take ‘ownership’ of death and dying. I am a former nurse and midwife with a special interest in end of life care.  I developed the End of Life Doula certificated training and currently teach the ...
  • Fenwick, Peter, Dr. Dr. Peter Brooke Cadogan Fenwick – President of the Scientific and Medical Network – is a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied Natural Science. He obtained his clinical experience at St Thomas’ Hospital Career Peter Fenwick was a senior lecturer at King’s College, London, where he worked as a consultant at the Institute of Psychiatry. ...
  • Fenwick, Peter, Dr. Now towards the end of life I can look back and see threads which make up the tapestry of living and dying.   I have worked with neuroscience, epilepsy, psychiatry and now, particularly, in the factors required for a growth in consciousness. Is there a path or has it always been like the pathless path leading ...
  • Filmore, Paul Dr. PhD, MBA, MInstPhys, CPhys, FHEA, FRSA Dr. Paul Filmore PhD, MBA, MInstPhys, CPhys, FHEA, FRSA Paul lectures in personal & professional development, entrepreneurship, electronics and business management, predominantly to postgraduates at the University of Plymouth, after having been a research physicist for many years. His current research is in creativity and break-through problem solving both for the individual and organisations. He gives talks around the ...
  • Fleming, Pat I live on Dartmoor and currently teach and mentor on the ‘Call of the Wild’ course at Schumacher College, also working in conservation education and wild connection. I have led groups in deep ecology and ‘Work that Reconnects’ for over 30 years and co-authored ‘Thinking Like a Mountain’, a deep ecology reader.
  • Geraghty, Anne Anne Geraghty has worked as a Clinical Psychologist with R D Laing, and as a psychotherapist, group facilitator and spiritual-therapist all over the world on the dynamics of love in families and relationships. After a lifetime exploring the mysteries of the human condition, her journey into death when her son died turned out to be one ...
  • Hands, John John Hands graduated in chemistry from the University of London and co-authored two research studies and published one book in the social sciences. He was the founding Director of the Government’s Co-operative Housing Agency and served on three Government committees. He has tutored in both physics and management studies for the Open University and was ...
  • Hiley, Basil, Professor PhD Professor Basil Hiley graduated from Kings College London with a First in Special Physics and obtained his PhD under Professor Domb in 1962.  The topic of his PhD was on Cooperative Phenomena and the Protein Folding Problem.  He joined Birkbeck College in 1961 and was awarded a Chair of Physics in 1995. He was awarded ...
  • House, William, Dr. In the first half of my GP career I watched and shared people’s struggles, joys, loves and miseries whilst being a husband and father of two children, and creating a garden by nudging nature into revealing her wonders. I was awe-struck by my patients’ resilience and by their lack of it. In the second half ...
  • Howard, Paul Paul Howard – The Producer of Infinite Potential – The Life and Ideas of David Bohm Brief Bio Paul Howard is a Film/Television Producer/Director. Born in Ireland, Paul has 30 years experience in production, mostly in Ireland and also Australia. Paul is currently finalising production on a Feature Film titled “TWICE UPON A TIME IN DUBLIN” and in development ...
  • Jencks, Charles PhD Charles Jencks is a renowned cultural theorist, landscape designer, architectural historian, and co-founder of the Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres. His best-selling books include The Language of Post-Modern Architecture, Adhocism, The Architecture of the Jumping Universe and The Architecture of Hope (on Maggie’s Centres). His recent landscape work is summarised in The Universe in the Landscape. ...
  • Kieniewicz, Paul, BSc and MA (Astronomy): UCLA, MSc (Geophysics): UC Santa Barbara Paul Kieniewicz, BSc and MA (Astronomy): UCLA, MSc (Geophysics): UC Santa Barbara , speaks several languages and has taught courses in astronomy, geology, philosophy and the Gaia Theory. He lives in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on 3 acres which he is transforming into a bio-diverse garden. He is the co-author (with Andrew Glazewski) of ‘Harmony of the ...
  • Lorimer, Charlotte Charlotte Lorimer has recently completed her dissertation which accounts for the popularity of The Kiss (1907-1908) by Gustav Klimt. Her interdisciplinary approach explored Art, Science and Spirituality, particularly appropriate to fin-de-siècle Vienna which strove to integrate the arts, sciences and humanities. This philosophy was also adopted by the Secession, the group of artists led by ...
  • Lorimer, David, MA PGCE FRSA David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA, is a writer, lecturer and editor who is Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network. He was also President of Wrekin Trust and a Founder of Character Education Scotland. Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and ...
  • Mackay-James, Max, Dr. I am passionate about growing an ecology of care for our dying, in which we are all able to come home to ourselves. As coordinator for the Diealog project, I support people, living and dying in their local neighbourhoods, to grow their connections and care resources. I am a 65 year-old ex-GP, constantly humbled by ...
  • McGregor, Alyson, Dr. I have 30 years’ experience working in a range of health systems and over 9 years’ board level experience. I am currently the Director of Altogether Better, an NHS national network organization whose interest lies in transforming the relationship between citizens and services. I believe that a sustainable solution to the current NHS challenges lies ...
  • Monk, Marilyn Professor Emeritus Professor Marilyn Monk is a research scientist in the field of developmental biology who worked at the University of Edinburgh until 1974 and then for 30 years at the Institute of Child Health at University College London until retiring in 2004. She is Professor Emeritus in Molecular Embryology at the University of London. Studies include the ...
  • Poynton, John, Professor MSc PhD Professor John Poynton, MSc, PhD  is a past President of the Society for Psychical Research where he continues to fulfil a variety of duties as Hon. Secretary as well as other important academic work elsewhere. In 1992 he received an Order of Merit in South Africa. His life-long interests are African wildlife and classical music, ...
  • Ravi, Ravindra, Professor, PhD B.Sc. M. Tech Born and partly educated in India Ravi Ravindra moved to Canada for further studies. At different times he held Post-doctoral fellowships in Physics (University of Toronto), History and Philosophy of Science (Princeton University) and in Religion (Columbia University). He is now Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University in Halifax (Canada) where he served for many years ...
  • Read, Tim, Dr. Dr Tim Read is a medical doctor, psychiatrist and psychotherapist based in London. He was Consultant Psychiatrist at the Royal London Hospital for 20 years. He has trained in psychoanalytic therapy (IGA) and in transpersonal therapy with Stanislav Grof. He is a certified facilitator of Holotropic Breathwork. Tim is co-founder and commissioning editor for Muswell ...
  • Reilly, David, Dr. Dr David Reilly graduated with commendation as a doctor in 1978 from The University of Glasgow. He went on to become a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons and a Member of The Royal College of General Practitioners. In 2013 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of Westminster. ...
  • Rosen, Ed Principal lecturer, London South Bank University Faculty of Health and Social Care; Director, Lambeth GP Food Co-op Ed Rosen is the project director for the Lambeth GP Food Co-op. He has previously worked in a number of patient engagement projects including providing skilled facilitation for patient participation groups across AT Medics as Director of Patient Experience, ...
  • Shanta, Bhakti Niskama, Dr. During his doctoral studies Dr. Bhakti Niskama Shanta met his Spiritual Master His Divine Grace Srila Bhaktisvarupa Damodara Goswami Maharaja (Dr. T.D. Singh) and he thereby became inspired to carry out his future works on the most fundamental topics in science such as ‘Origin of Matter and Life’, ‘Origin of Universe’, and ‘Consciousness’. He is ...
  • Sharpe, Bill I am an independent futures practitioner and researcher in science, technology and society. I spent 15 years as a research lab director at Hewlett Packard, where I pioneered new technologies in mobile and pervasive computing. On leaving HP I co-founded a specialist innovation consultancy creating new digital products for international clients and launching two start-ups. ...
  • Sheldrake, Cosmo Cosmo Sheldrake is a 26-year-old multi-instrumentalist musician, composer and producer. Much of his work is concerned with play, nonsense and the sonorous environment. Cosmo has toured internationally and written music for theatre and film. He is signed to Transgressive Records, with whom he released his debut E.P. ‘Pelicans We‘.  Cosmo has toured internationally, written music ...
  • Stranks, Kathy ARH, BSc, MA, DSHom Kathy Stranks Member ARH, BSc, MA, DSHom Originally I trained as a nurse, I then married and brought up four children. My interest in psychology, mental and physical health, the paranormal and psychic processes have always held a vital role in my approach to health. After much consideration I decided to study homeopathy. After qualifying in Devon ...
  • The Seer – a Documentary Film by Lars Muhl The Seer, Calle de Montsegúr, was Lars Muhl’s spiritual mentor. He was capable of not only diagnosing and curing people with distant healing, no matter where they were on the globe, but was also able to read ‘The Book of Life’, where the destiny of mankind is recorded. Lars Muhl became an apprentice to The Seer ...
  • Thomson, Chris, Dr. Chris has worked as an economist, a researcher in Chinese, a lawyer, and in think-tanks in Scotland and the USA. He now lives in the Catalan Pyrenees, and devotes himself to writing, mentoring and trying to make the esoteric exoteric Events Human Evolution at a Time of Global Crisis – AGM 2016 Bibliography Full Spectrum Intelligence: A Practical Course ...
  • Tobert, Natalie PhD Dr Natalie Tobert is a Medical Anthropologist, Education Director of Aethos Training.  For over three decades she has specialised in social inclusion education, facilitating participatory training workshops on spiritual and cultural awareness, for front line staff at hospitals, medical schools, and universities. She has undertaken original fieldwork research in Sudan, India, and in UK with the NHS and Kings Fund.  ...
  • Vannini, Antonella, Dr. PhD Dr. Antonella Vannini is a practising psychotherapist and hypnotherapist with a PhD in cognitive psychology who has conducted experimental research on emotions and retrocausality. A Tai Chi instructor and expert in martial arts, Vannini is interested in the encounter between East and West. She is now exploring techniques to harmonise mind and body, as well as ...
  • Wallace, B. Alan, Dr. BSc Dr. Alan Wallace – a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970 – has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science ...
  • Wright, Stephen, Prof., Rev., FRCN, MBE I currently work as a spiritual director for the Sacred Space Foundation (www.sacredspace.org.uk) offering retreat and renewal facilities in the English Lake District. I have a long involvement in the NHS, international healthcare development and academia and have published widely. My most recent books include second editions of Contemplation and Coming Home as well as ...
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