Keynote Speakers
Kathryn Pugh

Kathryn is the Programme Lead for Children and Young
People’s IAPT. She has managed the programme since
its inception in January 2011.
Her first job in the NHS was in primary care, moving to
commissioning primary, secondary and specialist care in
both acute and mental health. She joined YoungMinds
to run SOS project for 16-25s and became Head of
Policy and Innovation, leading for the Mental Health
Alliance and Children’s Charities on lobbying to change
the Mental Health Act to relect the needs of children
and young people, including amendments to prevent
inappropriate admission of under 18s to adult mental
health wards.
Kathryn joined the National CAMHS Support Service as
a CAMHS Regional Development Worker in London and
simultaneously worked for irst NIMHE then NMHDU
as National Lead for the Children and Young People’s
Programme implementing the MHA 2007, then ran the
joint NCSS NMHDU MH Transitions programme.

Dr Katherine Runswick-Cole

Katherine is a Senior Research Fellow in Disability Studies
and Psychology, at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Katherine’s research has mainly focused on the lives
of disabled children and their families and draws on a
critical disability studies perspective

PROFESSOR  Peter Stratton

Peter is Emeritus Professor of Family Therapy at the
Leeds Family Therapy & Research Centre.

Professor Peter Fonagy, PhD, FBA, OBE

Peter is National Clinical Lead of Children and Young
People’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
and Director of UCL Partners’  Mental Health and WellBeing Programme.

Professor Peter Smith

Peter is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Unit for School
and Family Studies at Goldsmiths College, University
of London. 

His research interests include social development in the home and school; play; aggression and bullying in childhood; cyberbullying; and the similarities and differences between bullying in western countries, Japan, and South Korea.

He has recently published 'Understanding school Bullying: Its Nature and Prevention Strategies' (Sage, 2014).

Professor Arlene Vetere

Arlene is professor of family therapy and systemic
practice at Diakonhjemmet University College, Oslo, Norway, and affiliate professor of family studies, in the
department of family studies, Malta University.
Arlene retired from her post as professor of clinical
psychology at Surrey University in December, 2013 in
order to spend more time writing.  Her latest book is
edited with Miochael Tarren-Sweeney, The Mental Health
Needs of Vulnerable Children, published by Routledge,
2014. She has co-written ‘Systemic Therapy and
Attachment Narratives’ with Rudi Dallos, 2009, Routledge.