Maria Teresa Russo
Maria Teresa Russo, Ph.D. in “Philosophy and Human Sciences Theory”, is Professor of Moral Philosophy and Bioethics at Roma Tre University. She is Editor in chief of the peer-review journal “MEDIC. Methodology & Education for Clinical Innovation”. She has been visiting professor at the University “Jean Jaurès” of Toulouse, Santiago de Compostela, Pontifical University of Santiago de Chile. Member of the scientific board of Italian and International journals: «Per la Filosofia», «Critical Hermeneutics», «Aurora. Papeles del Seminario María Zambrano». Her main research focused on the Spanish contemporary philosophy, ethical issues of healthcare and embodiment, with special reference to the Women’s Studies.
Lord Layard is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he founded and directed the Centre for Economic Performance – one of Europe’s leading research centres. He is now Director of the Centre’s Wellbeing Programme and a member of the UK House of Lords where he focuses on education, employment, mental health, and of course, wellbeing policy. Richard’s just-published book Can we be happier? Evidence and ethic explores how teachers, managers, health professionals, couples, community leaders, economists, scientists, politicians, and we as individuals can create a happier world. He is also co-founder of Action for Happiness, an international movement to promote a happier way of living.
Renata Kaczmarska is a Social Affairs Officer and a Focal Point on the Family located in the Division for Social Policy and Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) at the United Nations Secretariat in New York. She has served as the Focal Point on the Family in the Social Integration Branch of the Division since 2009. In this capacity, she acts as a spokesperson on family issues for the United Nations Secretariat. Kaczmarska works on family policy development in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. She conducts research on how family policies contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and targets relating to poverty, health, education, gender equality and social integration.
Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem
Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem is Chair in Architecture and the Founding Director of the Centre for Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage (CAUGH), and co-lead of Global Heritage Research at Nottingham Trent University. He previously lectured and taught architecture and design at The Royal Academy of Arts in London, University of California at Berkeley, University of Sheffield and Queen’s University Belfast. Professor Abdelmonem advises several governments and international organisations on aspects of sustainable heritage preservation, urban planning and the architecture of home. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the 2014 recipient of the Jeffrey Cook Award for outstanding research in the Built Environment.
Baroness Hollins is an independent crossbench life peer in the House of Lords, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George's University of London, and Honorary Professor of Spirituality, Theology and Health in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Durham. She chairs the Board of Beyond Words, a not for profit spin out social enterprise. Dr Hollins has been a clinical specialist, teacher, researcher and policy maker in mental health and has published over 200 scientific papers, books and accessible patient materials. Baroness Hollins was President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2005-2008), President of the British Medical Association (2012-2013) and Chair of the Board of Science of the British Medical Association (2013- 2016).
Antonio Argandoña holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Barcelona. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics and of Business Ethics and holds the "la Caixa" Chair of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance at IESE Business School, University of Navarra. He is a member of the Royal Academy of Economics and Finance of Spain, President of the Standing Committee on Professional Ethics of the Economists' Association of Catalonia and a member of the Commission on Anti-Corruption of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris). He has published numerous books, book chapters and articles in prestigious journals on economics and business ethics.
Rosa María Lastra
Rosa María Lastra is the Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London. She is a member of Monetary Committee of the International Law Association, a founding member of the European Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, an associate of the Financial Markets Group of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an affiliated scholar of the Centre for the Study of Central Banks at New York University School of Law. From 2008 to 2010 she was a Visiting Professor of the University of Stockholm. She has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Richard Peatfield has been Consultant Neurologist at the Princess Margaret Migraine Clinic, Charing Cross Hospital and also at Mount Vernon Hospital, Northwood since 1989. He is honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. He qualified from the University of Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital in 1973, and trained in General Medicine and Neurology in London and Leeds. His main clinical and research interest has been the diagnosis and management of headache. He was book review editor of the journal Cephalalgia from 2009 to 2019. He is the editor of a number of books on neurological topics and especially on the management of headache for both clinicians and patients and has an interest in the causes and effects of headache on work and well-being.