Who: our faculty
... is founding chair and CEO of the Centre for
Peaceful Solutions. Described in 2012 by the
Civil Mediation Council as one of the UK’s ‘top’
mediators, Maria developed the Dialogue Road
Map – a communications tool designed to
break down barriers and get engagement when
the other person is resistant, hostile, angry, violent or resentful. The
Dialogue Road Map has gained recognition among senior mediation
professionals, and draws on Needs Based Theory, Person Centred
Counselling, Nonviolence Philosophy and Appreciative Enquiry. Maria’s
book, The Heart of Mindful Relationships, was published in 2012, with
Mindfulness at Work released in 2013.
JONATHAN ASHWORTH (tbc*)
... is Jonathan Ashworth is shadow secretary of
state for health, and 6 months ago revealed in
the media how childhood memories inspired him
to fight for more help for families of alcoholics
jonathan-ashworth). Jon previously served as Shadow Minister
without Portfolio, and as Shadow Cabinet Office Minister. Before
becoming an MP, he worked in the Treasury.
BA Hons, MSc, PhD ... is head of criminology at
Sheffield Hallam University and is perhaps best
known for his Lives In Recovery research. He has
studied and researched at Strathclyde University,
London School of Economics, the Institute of
Psychiatry, Kings College London, Birmingham
University, Griffith University (Queensland, Australia), University of
the West of Scotland, Monash University (Victoria, Austrailia) and
Sheffield Hallam University. He has also led policy research teams at
the Police Complaints Authority and the National Treatment Agency.
David has worked with the Prime Ministers Delivery Unit, the Scottish
Government and Australia's Victoria government.
For over two decades, Deirdre has been a leader
in the field of recovery from addiction, with an
international reputation. Based in the UK, she
heads up DB Recovery Resources which supplies a
daily news service to the alcohol/drug-treatment
field on addiction recovery, publishes Recovery
Plus e-mag and print journal, and founded Recovery Plus and UKESAD,
the UK’s most successful symposia on how to recover from addiction.
She has spoken at the All Party Parliamentary Drugs Misuse Group,
been quoted in House of Commons and House of Lords debates on
alcohol and drugs, and contributed to the Drug Policy 2010 and Select
Committees. She authored Addiction & Recovery: self-help for friends, families
and addicts, translated into 7 languages. Deirdre serves on the board of
the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (UK) and on the UK
Board of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium.
... is director of the Institute for Alcohol Studies.
She joined the IAS from the Central Office of
Information where she worked on public health
communications campaigns and spent time in
the strategic communications unit at the Office
of the Prime Minister. Her specialist area of
research is commercial sector involvement in public health governance,
with a particular focus on the WHO strategy for reducing the harmful
effects of alcohol. Katherine was awarded MSc with distinction in
Global Health and Public Policy by the University of Edinburgh..
LIAM BYRNE MP
... is a writer, reformer, campaigner – and chair of
the All Party Parliamentary Group on Children
of Alcoholics. He moved Early Motion 750
in parliament so that local authorities would
recognise this issue and invest £2.5million in
looking after CoAs (https://youtu.be/llhufTVLRd4)
and ensured that the Labour manifesto include provision for the
care of ACoAs. He is a "proud supporter" of the National Association
for Children of Alcoholics. He will be acting as MC at the R+ Nacoa
Recovery Awards Dinner on 26 June.
... is acting CEO of Broadway Lodge, perhaps the
UK’s oldest residential treatment centre for
addiction. She is also a lecturer in strategy,
leadership and management at Oxford University
and Oxford Brookes University, and a strategy
and innovation consultant at Present-Future
Consulting. Until 2015, she was head of research and implementation at
Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust where she authored awardwinning
research and challenged drug policy and national guidance.
PhD, MSc Mental Health, PGcert(Ed), BSc (Hons)
Nurs, FHEA, RNMHL1, LPE Nurs, RNT,
Qualified Professional Performance Coach
... is senior lecturer in mental-health nursing at
Middlesex University London’s department of
Health, Social Work & Interprofessional Learning.
She is a qualified first level mental health nurse, manager and, educator
and a teaching fellow of the Higher Education Academy, London. With
27 years’ experience, Daniela leads on the MSc in dual diagnosis, the
Due to life, changes might occur – updates at www.recoveryplusdb.com
* Delays in confirmation due to the General Election on 8 June *