Conference speakers


Towards the Child Friendly City will feature a wide range of expert and engaging presenters, workshop leaders, and panelists, from Europe and around the world.

The full programme can be downloaded here.


Hosts


Marvin Rees
Mayor of Bristol


Councillor Helen Godwin
Cabinet Member for Women, Children and Young People, Bristol City Council


Speakers and workshop leaders

Dr. Kate Bishop
Associate Professor and Discipline Director of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

https://www.be.unsw.edu.au/staff/dr-kate-bishop


Dr. Tom Allport
Consultant Community Paediatrician,  Community Children’s Health Partnership, University of Bristol, England


Ozlemnur Ataol
PhD candidate, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands


Dr. Cathy Atkinson
Curriculum Director, Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology, University of Manchester, England.


Lucy Badrocke
Freelance curator and producer, Bristol, England.


Mike Barclay
Ludicology, Wrexham, Wales


Guilia Barra
PhD student in urban planning at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Simon Battisti
Director, Qendra Marrëdhënie (Relationship Center), Tirana, Albania



Professor Aude Bicquelet-Lock
Royal Town Planning Institute, UK


Dinah Bornat
Co-director, ZCD Architects, and design advocate for the Mayor of London, England

https://www.zcdarchitects.co.uk/research/


Alex Bottrill
Principal Urban Designer, England South, Sustrans, England


Dr. Jackie Bourke
School of Geography, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland


Marion Briggs
Co-ordinator, The Alliance for Childhood, UK
https://allianceforchildhood.org.uk/


Charlotte Derry
Playful Places, England


Dr. Luke Dickens
Lecturer in Urban Futures, King’s College London, England


Benedicte Dubiez
Sustrans, Bristol, England


Claire Edwards
Practitioner and researcher, Sydney, Australia

Vicky Edwards
Senior Playworker; Founder and Coordinator of The Playworkers Travelling Journals, UK

https://www.facebook.com/ThePlayworkersTravellingJournal/


Wendy Ellyatt
CEO, Save Childhood Movement, UK


Janne Eilsø
Educational Consultant, KOMPAN Play Institute, Denmark


Alice Ferguson
Co-founder and Director, Playing Out CIC, UK
https://playingout.net/


Flora Fernandez
PhD student in Architecture, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Michael Follett
Director, OPAL Outdoor Play and Learning CIC, England


Alain Flandes
PhD Student in Architecture, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Laurel Gallagher
Co-director, Urban Wilderness CIC, England


Jeanette Fich Jespersen
Head of the KOMPAN Play Institute, Denmark

https://www.kompan.co.uk/kompan-play-institute


Aleksandr Frontov
Chair of the Landscape Bureau AFA, Moscow, Russia


Tim Gill
Independent scholar, writer and consultant, author of No Fear: Growing up in a risk-averse society, UK

www.rethinkingchildhood.com


Josip Grgurić
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Croatia


Dr. Sophie Hadfield-Hill
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, England


Samantha Harman
Play Services Manager, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, England


Amy Harrison
The Architecture Centre, Bristol, England



Dr. Penny Hay
Research Fellow, Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, School of Education, Bath Spa University, England


Eva Hoßfeld
University of Bremen, Germany


Anna Horton Cremin
Artist, co-director, One Five West, Manchester, England


Carolyn Ireland
Sustainable Transport Officer, Southampton City Council


Mary Jackson
Projects Manager, Learning through Landscapes, UK


Michaela James
Researcher, The ACTIVE Project, Swansea, Wales


Tracey Jobber
Senior play development officer, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, England


Sarah Jones-Morris
Director, Landsmith Associates, Bristol, England


Dr. Matluba Khan
Research Associate, University College London; Co-founder, A Place in Childhood, APiC CIC, Scotland

https://aplaceinchildhood.org


Professor Peter Kraftl
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, England


Dr. Penny Lawrence
Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies, University of Roehampton, London,
England.


Christine Yuihwa Lee
Founding Member, Taiwan Parks and Playgrounds for Children by Children, Taiwan


Purva Ladge
Researcher in Environmental Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford, England


Leticia Lozano
Co-founder, Director, MACIA Estudio, Mexico City, Mexico


Marianne Mannello
Assistant Director: Policy, Support and Advocacy, Play Wales, Wales



Anna Mansfield
Director of Strategy and Research, Publica, England
https://publica.co.uk/


Josephine Martin
Pioneering Places Project Manager, England


Dr. Mel McRee
Bath Spa University, Bath, England


Dr. Patrick Meehan
Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies and Education Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University, England


Nafsika Michail
Landscape Architect, PhD researcher, Active & Healthy Cities, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, England


Cherie Morgan
Head of Strategy and Development, Play Scotland, Scotland
https://www.playscotland.org


Tasniva Rahman Mumu
PhD student in Landscape Architecture, University of Edinburgh, UK


Eddie Nuttall
Senior Playworker, Felix Road Adventure Playground, Bristol, England


Sabine Oberrauter
Project Assistant, Austrian Mobility Research, Austria


Elske Oost-Mulder
OBB, The Netherlands


Marta Palacios
Project Assistant, Austrian Mobility Research, Austria


Beata Patuszyńska
PR professional in the real estate sector, Warsaw, Poland


Sean Peacock
PhD researcher, Open Lab, Newcastle University, England


Sérgio Porto

Masters student in Architecture, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Daniel Rees-Jones
Play Development Officer, Scrapstore Play Services, Bristol, UK


Dr. Yupeng Ren
Lecturer, Yantai University, China


Aminah Ricks
Founder, Future Planners, NY City, USA


Jeff Risom
Chief Innovation Officer, Gehl, Copenhagen, Denmark
https://gehlpeople.com/


Dr. Wendy Russell
Senior Lecturer in Play and Playwork at the University of Gloucestershire, and independent researcher, writer and consultant, England

https://glos.academia.edu/wendyrussell


Phil Royal
Campaign Manager, Children’s First Alliance, secretary for the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood, UK


Taylor Sawyer
PhD Researcher, Urban Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland


Céline Schmidt-Hamburger
University of Bremen, Germany


Manuel Jacinto Sarmento
Associate Professor, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal


Wim Seghers
Play space policy consultant, City of Antwerp, Belgium


Yuanyuan Shi
PhD candidate, Department of Landscape Architecture, The University of Sheffield, England


Athina Georgiou Shippi
PhD Candidate, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland


Ingrid Skeels
Playint Out, and Room 13 Hareclive

Dr. Matt Smith
Senior Lecturer in Applied Theatre, University of Portsmouth, England


Dr. Maria Sokolova
Child psychologist, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia


Gareth Stacey
Play and Youth Support Team, Wrexham Council, Wales


Professor Alison Stenning
University of Newcastle, England


Anna Szilágyi-Nagy
Vice-president, kultúrAktív; PhD student, University of Tübingen, Germany


Sergey Tatarinov
Executive director, The Landscape Bureau AFA, Moscow, Russia


Ben Tawil
Ludicology, Wrexham, Wales


Gabriela de Pina Trevisan
Assistant Professor, School of Higher Education, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal


Joanne Ursell
Turner Contemporary Navigator, England


Arjan Vreugdenhil
OBB, The Netherlands


Simon Wasser
Senior Project Officer, Sustrans London


Sally Watson
PhD researcher, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape, Newcastle University, England


Debbie Watson
Professor of Child and Family Welfare,
Head of Children and Families Research Centre, University of Bristol, England


Holly Weir
Researcher, University of Westminster & The Young Foundation, London, England


Rob Wheway
Play Advisory Service, England


Rae Whittow-Williams
Principal Project Officer, Greater London Authority, London, England


Marie Williams
CEO of Dream Networks CIC, PhD Student at UCL, Institute of Global Prosperity, UK

Dr. Sara-Jayne Williams
Bristol; University of the West of England


Dr. Jenny Wood
Co-founder, A Place in Childhood (APiC); Research Associate, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
https://aplaceinchildhood.org


Yvonne Wren,
Director, Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit, North Bristol NHS, England


Conference Chair

Adrian Voce OBE
President, European Network for Child Friendly Cities, London, England