Our 2017 Keynotes
Professor Peter K Smith, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths University, University of London, UK

Professor Smith’s most extensive research has been on bullying and violence in schools. He was Chair of COST Action IS0801 CyberbullyingAction from 2008-2012, PI of a project Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Pupil Safety and Wellbeing, financed by the Indian-European Research Networking in the Social sciences initiative (2012-2015), and co-PI of a project Comparative study of cyberbullying in Qatar and the UK, financed by the Qatar National Research Fund (2013-2016). He is author of Understanding School Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies (Sage, 2014) and  co-edited School Bullying in Different Cultures: Eastern and Western Perspectives (with Keumjoo Kwak and Yuichi Toda) (Cambridge University Press, 2016). In 2015 he was awarded the William Thierry Preyer award for Excellence in Research on Human Development, by the European Society for Developmental Psychology.

Professor Smith is the author of several key textbooks on child development and bullying including:

School Bullying in Different Cultures: Eastern and Western Perspectives (2016) http://www.cambridge.org/ls/academic/subjects/psychology/educational-psychology/school-bullying-different-cultures-eastern-and-western-perspectives

Adolescence: A Very Short Introduction (2016)                                                                  https://global.oup.com/ukhe/product/adolescence-a-very-short-introduction-9780199665563?cc=gb&lang=en&

Understanding Children’s Development 6th edition (2015) http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118772989.html

Understanding School Bullying: It’s Nature and Prevention Strategies (2014)  https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/understanding-school-bullying/book233197

Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh, School of Psychology, University of East London

Christian is a highly regarded executive coach, leadership consultant and academic with an international reputation. He is a thought leader in the areas of coaching in educational settings, interculturally-sensitive coaching and the integration of coaching and positive psychology in professional contexts. In addition to significant experience of delivering consultancy and executive coaching to clients in the UK and internationally, Christian is recognised as a leading academic in the field of coaching psychology. He is the author of the best-selling Introduction to Coaching Skills: A Practical Guide and co-author of the recently-published Coaching in Islamic Culture: Principles and Practice of Ershad. He is also the Editor in Chief of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice.

Web links:
Twitter account: @ChristianvN
Professor Nick Titov Macquarie University, Clinical Psychologist, Co-Director of the eCentreClinic and Project Director of the MindSpot Clinic.

Nick Titov is a Professor of Psychology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He is Co-Director of the eCentreClinic (www.ecentreclinic.org) research unit, which develops and evaluates psychological treatments for high prevalence disorders including anxiety disorders, depression, and chronic pain. Nick is also Project Director of two virtual clinics, the MindSpot Clinic (www.mindspot.org.au) and PORTS (www.ports.org.au), which deliver the treatments developed at the eCentreClinic to adults across Australia.

Nick has been involved in more than 60 clinical trials, published more than 120 peer reviewed papers, and managed more than $40M in research and contract funding. The virtual clinics he leads have provided services to more than 80,000 Australians. Nick is a Clinical Psychologist, he serves on the New South Wales Board of the Psychology Board of Australia, and is an advisor to the Australian Government on matters pertaining to digital mental health services.

University Website: http://humansciences.mq.edu.au/psychology/psychology_staff/psychology_academic_staff/nick_titov

Dr Mark Batey PhD CPsychol AFBPsS, Creativity, Innovation and Leadership Specialist at Manchester Business School.

Dr Mark Batey is a highly-published researcher in creativity and innovation, but with extensive executive education and consulting experience across industries and geography.

Mark is widely published on the subject of creativity and is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving. His latest long-running study, the #Creativity & Innovation in the GCC Research Programme seeks to understand the drivers and barriers to creativity and innovation in the unique context of the Gulf. To produce this research he has worked with government and private sector leaders in every country of the GCC. Sought by the media, Mark has featured in outlets that include BBC, Financial Times, The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Moscow Times, Forbes, Gulf News, South China Post and Wall Street Journal. Mark has delivered keynote speeches and master classes for organisations such as Arab Administrative Development Organization, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Association for Coaching and Forbes. He often acts as a Master of Ceremonies for corporate conferences and leadership meetings.

In his private work he has coached leaders and top teams, helped organisations develop a culture of creativity and innovation, and facilitated teams to deliver new products, services and processes. He has worked with organisations that include Al-Futtaim, Bank of America, Bao Steel, BBC, BP, Channel 4, Group 4 Securicor, JC Decaux, Johnson & Johnson, NHS, Reading Football Club, Rolls-Royce, Sony Music Entertainment, Tabuk Pharmaceuticals, TECOM, Tesco, Thales, Zurich and Zain.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbatey/

The Psychology of Creativity LinkedIn Group:  https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2316564 

Personal website:  http://markbatey.co.uk/

Mr Tobyn Bell, Psychotherapist, Compassionate Mind Foundation & Author

Tobyn Bell is a psychotherapist and registered nurse who specializes in Compassion Focused Therapy. He is part of the training executive for the Compassionate Mind Foundation and gives training both nationally and internationally on the subject of compassion. He is co-authoring the forthcoming book: Compassion Focused Therapy from the Inside Out (a self-practice/self-reflection workbook for therapists.). Tobyn is a CBT trainer, supervisor and programme-lead at the Greater Manchester CBT Training Centre (NHS), associated with Manchester University. He has published research on mental imagery and compassion, and is a trained mindfulness teacher.


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