PROFESSOR, Clinical Psychologist, Lead Clinician and Head of Applied Psychology, Lothian Child and Mental Health Service. UNITED KINGDOM

Professor Richards has worked in Scotland as a clinical psychologist with children and young people for over 20 years. Prior to moving to Scotland she worked for the University of Birmingham and South Birmingham Health Authority.



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Roman Prymula, MD, PhD, Czech Republic Deputy Minister of Health and former director of University hospital in Hradec Kralove, Rector of Purkyne Military Medical Academy and Dean of the Faculty of Military Health Sciences in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.

He graduated from Military Medical School and Charles University School of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, with medical degree. Roman Prymula has completed an International Certificate in Hospital Management at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom in 1995.

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Programme Manager for Mental Health, WHO Regional Office for Europe, DENMARK

Dr Dan Chisholm is Programme Manager for Mental Health at the WHO Regional Office for Europe (based in Copenhagen, Denmark). He works with WHO Member States and other partners to develop and implement national mental health policies and plans, as well as provide guidance, tools and advocacy for the promotion of mental health and the development of prevention, treatment and recovery services across the life-course. 


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Professor, CB, FRCP FRCPCH FFPH FMedSci, Associate Fellow, Centre on Global Health Security, Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Professor David Salisbury was Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, London, until 2014; he was responsible for the UK national immunisation programme. During that time, he introduced numerous new vaccines, dealt with the MMR autism crisis and advised other governments and international organisations. Professor Salisbury was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2001, for his services to immunisation.

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Professor of Paediatrics, paediatric nephrologist, formerly Chief of the Department of Paediatric Nephrology at the Institute of Mother and Child Health Care of Serbia, Belgrade; Paediatric Association of Serbia, Academy of Medical Sciences of the Serbian Medical Society, REPUBLIC OF SERBIA

Radovan  Bogdanović, MD, PhD, graduated in medicine and specialized in Paediatrics at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade (Serbia). As he soon developed an interest in paediatric nephrology, he spent several  months in training at the Guy's Hospital and GOS Hospital, London. Paediatric nephrology remained his main field of interest over more than 35 years his medical career. 

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Chief Executive of Advance HE, UNITED KINGDOM

Alison was appointed chief executive of Advance HE in autumn 2017. Prior to that she was the chief executive of the Leadership Foundation. She has worked in higher education for 25 years. Before becoming chief executive, she was head of policy for leadership, governance and management at the Hefce (now the Office for Students), where she established both the Leadership Foundation and the Equality Challenge Unit.

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Programme Director, Advance HE, UNITED KINGDOM
(Advance HE commenced in April 2018 from the merger of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, the Higher Education Academy and the Equality Challenge Unit.)

Doug is currently Programme Director at Advance HE in the UK where he leads on a range of key national programmes including Preparing for Senior Strategic Leadership, Leading Transformation in Learning and Teaching, Leading Departments and Future Professional Directors. 


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TERESA PAIVA, Professor of Clinical Neurosciences, CENC-Sleep Medicine Center, PORTUGAL

Teresa Paiva achieved her Medical Degree in 1969. She is Neurologist and Neurophysiologist, by the Portuguese Medical Association since 1975, with the title of European Somnologist since 2012 and the Competence in Sleep Medicine since 2013. She was a staff Neurologist Hospital Santa Maria (1976-2006) and accomplished the PhD Thesis in 1992 and Aggregation in 1997 at the University of Lisbon. 


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Pediatric Dermatologist, Franciscus Gasthuis & Vlietland , Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS

Flora B. de Waard-van der Spek MD, PhD graduated with honors for the study of Medicine at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She specialized in Dermatology and Venereology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Until 2013 she was Staff member at the Department of  Dermatology and Consultant in Pediatric Dermatology, Erasmus Medical University Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Professor of Pediatrics, Carol Davila University of Medicine, ROMANIA

For almost 30 years I have been working efficiently at “Alessandrescu-Rusescu” National Institute for Mother and Child Health of Romania (IMCHR) as member of various medical teams [in Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, Respiratory Diseases Unit] and since 1991 I’m an academic in the Pediatric Department of Carol Davila Medical University of Bucharest.  In 2012 I was appointed Associated-Professor and Head of 2nd Pediatric Clinic of IMCHR.


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