Touchkin is a health-tech startup which uses artificial intelligence to provide behavioral health support. Jo has been the Managing Director of Pearson Learning Solutions in the UK and a part of the founding team of Silatech, a non-profit focused on youth empowerment in conflict zones in the Arab world.
Having close family and friends who’ve suffered from mental illness and dementia, Richard experienced first-hand the challenge of accessing support for both those affected by the illness and the families involved. In 2013, he founded Healios to transform the way mental health care is delivered through technology.
Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience | Centre for Global Mental Health, King’s College London, UK.
My field of expertise is in the development and implementation of simple and affordable interventions to treat mental disorders, particularly in resource-poor settings. Among these initiatives, I developed a model of care to treat common mental disorders, which has been used and adapted in many settings.
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, University of Cambridge
Dr Shahar Avin is a postdoctoral research associate at the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER). His research examines challenges and opportunities in the implementation of risk mitigation strategies, particularly in areas involving high uncertainty and heterogenous or conflicting interests and incentives. Mixing anthropological methods and agent-based modelling, Shahar works with other CSER researchers and others in the X-risk community to identify and design opportunities for impact.
mHabitat is an NHS hosted organisation which supports people-centred digital innovation in health and care. She is a qualified social worker with over twenty year’s experience in local government, third sector and the NHS.
I trained in medicine at Oxford University and subsequently on the University College London psychiatry rotation. I joined The Lancet as a Senior Editor in 2010 before moving on to The Lancet Psychiatry in 2013. My interests include suicide research, trauma, old age psychiatry, and social and transcultural aspects of mental health.
Alison is a graduate in Russian who ran international development projects in countries most affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Her career was cut short when she was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after her colleagues were killed in the course of her work. The consequences included homelessness, multiple admissions to hospital, and identity loss. She now advises NHS and social care organisations on how to work in equal partnership with citizens.
Attending associate staff psychiatrist, at the University Health Network – Toronto General Hospital. Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Craigen is a clinician with outpatient obligations. He is very active in teaching and is an award-winning educator. His enthusiasm for teaching focuses mainly on bioethics and medical – legal issues in the clinical work of undergraduate medical students as well as on teaching medical legal and ethical aspects of privacy in this digital age and of psychopharmacology to physicians in practice.
Founder, Researcher, Analyst, The Digital Mental Health Project
Craig A. DeLarge is a digital healthcare strategist, and founder of The Digital Mental Health Project. A project to support the accelerated and responsible adoption of digital technology in the mental health space.
Mark Embrett, PhD, is a Health Systems Impact Fellow at Canada Health Infoway where he applies his research skills to support research of digital health interventions in Canada, then communicating evidence to various audiences.
Allen J. Frances is an American psychiatrist. Frances' early career was spent at Cornell University Medical Collegewhere he rose to the rank of professor. In 1991, he became chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Duke University School of Medicine. Frances was the founding editor of two well-known journals: the Journal of Personality Disorders and the Journal of Psychiatric Practice.
Professor Emeritus, University of Brighton (UK) & Founding Editor of AI & Society Journal (Springer), UK
Karamijit is also Visiting Professor at the universities of Wales (UK), Urbino (Italy), Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland), Beijing Academy of Soft Technology (China), and Symbiotic Network- Delhi University and NISTADS (Delhi, India), Arizona State University and UCLA (USA).
Satinder Gill is based with the Centre for Music and Science, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge. Her research investigates the pragmatics of rhythm and sense-making in speech, gesture, and music, within face-to-face and technology mediated communication .
Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet Child & Adolescent Medicine.
Following her PhD in genomics and gynaecology from the University of Cambridge, she began a career in medical publishing and has been working at The Lancet for nearly 15 years. As Editor of a global journal, Jane is invested in achieving the highest standards of physical and mental wellbeing for all children and adolescents. She has a particular focus on adolescent health, and is committed to empowering young people through collaboration.
Project Coordinator | Public Engagement, PRIDE Project, New Delhi, India.
Pattie works in the areas of arts and mental health to improve health outcomes for adolescents and youth in India. A graduate in global health from the University of Oxford, her diverse background ranging from psychology, development and public health has given her opportunities to serve as a youth consultant to UNICEF and co-found the “Music Basti” project, which connects at-risk children with music and life-skills education.
Assistant Professor, the Department of Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hsuan-Ying Huang is a medical anthropologist with a geographical focus on China and prior training in psychiatry and psychotherapy. Prior to studying medical anthropology at Harvard University, he received medical education and psychiatric training at the National Taiwan University.
Sarah has worked in mental health and criminal justice for 27 years. Having initially trained as a social worker, Sarah has managed a range of innovative community and secure services, most recently at Mind in Cambridgeshire. She also led the research and evaluation of the pioneering First Night in Custody project in Holloway Prison which saw the roll out of these principles across the prison estate supported by the Cabinet Office.
Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority
Ed Humpherson was appointed as Director General for Regulation in October 2013, and is the Authority’s principal adviser on the assessment and reassessment of official statistics and their compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Nadia Khan studied International Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. She has a keen interest in social cohesion, interfaith, mental health and technology. In November 2017, she founded The Delicate Mind / نازک ذہن. The social action project seeks to tackle stigmatisation of mental health within the South Asian Muslim community in the UK.
Gosia leads the vision and implementation of the AI Global Governance Commission that brings together governments, industries and civil society to shape future AI policy and regulations internationally. Gosia has previously worked with a number of international organisations and the United Nations’ agencies, including the WTO, WIPO, NATO, and the European Commission, in the field of international standards, strategies and regulations as well as innovation management. She was a CEO of a greeNet Solutions start-up for two years prior to joining the Big Innovation Centre.
Outlier Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on decentralised technologies. As Head of Research, Lawrence led the development of the Convergence Ecosystem investment thesis. He is a FinTech Fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) and an Advisor at Alice.si, a blockchain-based social funding platform.
Daniel received a B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from MIT and is pursuing a PhD in Management at UCLA. He is a firm believer in the impact data-driven methods can have on our understanding of cognition and our efforts to improve mental health. Daniel is especially interested in natural language processing and various other techniques from machine learning as informative supplements to human empathy.
Ed Morrow, External Affairs Manager, Royal Society for Public Health, UK
Adaptable external affairs manager with more than five years third sector communications experience, encompassing policy development, media relations and political/stakeholder engagement. A seasoned organisational spokesperson and media performer, having given more than 250 broadcast interviews.
John Naslund, PhD, is a Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Naslund holds expertise in research methodology, implementation science, social disparities research, and digital mental health. His work seeks to address early mortality that disproportionately impacts individuals living with serious mental illnesses worldwide, and to reduce the global treatment gap for mental disorders using novel digital methods.
Ana has been working in the world of branding for over seven years, and has experience with both global brands and young start-ups.
After studying Communication Design in Lisbon, she worked in São Paulo before settling in London. Her previous experience saw her apply creative thinking to bold and impactful solutions for clients like Google and the Design Museum.
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Harvard - Cambridge Fellowship
Ezinne is a visiting researcher at the Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge University where she will be researching the policy impacts of AI and methods of evaluation for bias in these algorithms.
I am a Pastor, Counselor and Youth worker working among international students in the city of Nantes, France. I have been working with young people for over a decade now. I am very passionate about young people and helping them have a fulfilled life. I run seminars and training for young people in the areas of human development, marriage, career choices, peer counselling, social media and recently mental health.
Seun Oshinaike is the Founder of Cypher App, an award-winning anonymous social network app supporting young people with their mental health, to share secrets, give help, get help, and connect to support organisations.
Dr Shivani Patel is currently a CT3 psychiatry trainee in the South London and Maudsley Training Scheme. She completed her medical school training at Oxford University and has worked predominantly in London since graduating. Dr Patel has a specialist interest in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is heavily involved in teaching for both junior doctors and medical students at King’s College London.
Queen Mary University of London, UK / University of Porto, Portugal
Dr Mariana Pinto da Costa (MD, MSc) is a portuguese psychiatrist. She is a Doctoral research fellow at the Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry (WHO Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Services Development and NIHR Global Health Group) at Queen Mary University of London, and a Lecturer at the Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar Institute at the University of Porto.
Lloyd is a Technology Entrepreneur, Corporate Executive, Board Advisor and Mentor with 20+ years experience building Digital Businesses and performing Senior Management, C-Level & Co-Founder roles @ Zesty, Badoo, Kelkoo, Yahoo! UK, Yahoo! Europe, ITV & various Startups.
Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Austrailia
Dr Robinson leads the suicide prevention research unit, and her work focuses on the development, and rigorous testing, of novel interventions that specifically target at risk youth across settings, on evidence synthesis, and on the translation of research evidence into practice and policy.
Clinical Nurse Specialist at Digital Mentality, UK
I am the Digital Lead for Children's mental health services in Essex as well as the founder and Clinical Nurse specialist of Digital Mentality. I qualified as a mental health nurse in 2012 and have worked in camhs throughout that time. I am the 2014 nursing times rising star nurse of the year winner. I am a specialist in parenting intervention in conduct disorders, adhd and difficult to manage behaviour as well as the co-founder of My Mind, a digital development for young peoples mental health. I am the winner of the 2017 Nursing Times award for technology in nursing.
Andrea Stevenson – Cyberpsychology Researcher & Head of Business Development, Neuron Advisers
Andrea is Head of Business Development at Neuron Advisers, a quantitative investment management and technology company that manages client capital and provides innovative risk and financial analytics. She started her financial markets career in 2003, working in a variety of roles in blue-chip international asset management firms before moving to the hedge fund sector in 2009 where she has remained since.
Head of Intervention Development, Minddistrict, Netherlands
Sarafina has a background in Clinical and Health Psychology and has been an intervention developer at Minddistrict for almost 5 years. She has been involved in the development of our interventions and provides psychological input for the development of new platform functionalities.
Jeni Tennison is the CEO of the Open Data Institute. She gained her PhD from the University of Nottingham then worked as an independent consultant, specialising in open data publishing and consumption, before joining the ODI in 2012. Jeni was awarded an OBE for services to technology and open data in the 2014 New Year Honours.
Will Van Der Hart was educated at Cambridge and later Oxford University where he studied both education and theology. Will is a founding director of 'Mind and Soul' a mental and emotional health think tank with an international reach.
Award winning and inspiring innovation & change coach with vast experience in startups and established organizational environments. Extensive understanding and skills in working with millennials, across cultures, and across silos. 15+ years of experience in multicultural and multilateral operations in Europe and Asia.
Ramakant is a data scientist with over 20 years of experience in impact investing & operations at the world’s most respected organisations. Earlier, Ramakant worked at Goldman Sachs International in London as a COO supporting a multi-billion-dollar capital markets business; and at Barclays Capital in their global strategy team.
Sebastian is currently Associate Professor at the departments of mathematics and statistics at the University of Warwick. He is also engaged as a Group Leader in The Alan Turing Institute-Lloyd’s Register Foundation programme in data-centric engineering where he focuses on reliability engineering and predictive analytics for energy sector. He currently is co-leading two projects on machine learning for the A&E department.
Research Director, Social Computing, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Haman Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Ingmar is the research director of the Social Computing Group at Qatar Computing Research Institute based in Doha, Qatar. His interdisciplinary research looks at what online user-generated data can tell us about the offline world and society at large.