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Building Further Evidence to Justify Change

Julian Worricker
Broadcaster & Journalist, BBC
An Award-winning journalist and broadcaster with nearly thirty years’ on-air experience, both in radio and television. Worricker currently presents ‘Weekend’ on the BBC World Service and appears regularly on the BBC News Channel.

Dr James A. Levine
Professor of Medicine, Director Obesity Solutions
Mayo Clinic and Arizona State University
James is a world-renowned expert on sedentary behaviour and leader in obesity research and child advocacy. James has consulted governments including the US President’s Panel and State Department. James has published more than 100 scientific papers, worked on dozens of corporate programs, is author of “Get Up” and invented the treadmill desk.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
Baroness Thompson has had an extremely successful career as a Paralympic athlete, winning 11 gold medals, as well as six London marathons. In 2005 Tanni was made a Dame for her services to sport and in 2010 became a life peer sitting as a cross-bencher in the House of Lords. She became Chair of ukactive in 2015.

Gavin Bradley
Founder and Director “Get Britain Standing” campaign
Active Working CIC
Gavin is founder of Active Working™ CIC which he set up in 2014 to spearhead thought leadership, key insights and advocacy on sitting time in the workplace. Gavin has 25 years of strategy & consulting experience working with elite football clubs and major corporates including: Liberty Global, Cable & Wireless, Coca Cola and Unilever.

Dr Stacy Clemes
Senior Lecturer in Human Biology
Loughborough University
Dr Clemes’ research interests focus on the measurement of sedentary behaviour and physical activity in children and adults. She has expertise in intervention research promoting reductions in sedentary behaviour and increases in physical activity in the workplace.

Dr Jason Gill
BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre
University of Glasgow
Dr Gill leads an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level.

Prof Stephen Bevan
The Work Foundation
Stephen is Director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at The Work Foundation and has carried out research and policy work for the Number 10 Policy Unit, HM Treasury, the Cabinet Office, the Department of Health, the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Commission.

Dr Fehmidah Munir
Reader in Health Psychology
Loughborough University
Dr Munir’ s expertise is in workplace health, particularly in preventing and managing long-term chronic health conditions in the workplace through research intervention.

Dr Hilary Mc Dermott
Senior Lecturer in Psychology
Loughborough University
Hilary’s research focuses on health and well-being with a strong emphasis on injury prevention particularly in the context of work.

James Shillaker
A former hotelier, who in 2001 co-founded Incorpore Ltd, a network of over 3000 gyms, with responsibility for heading up the GymFlex programme which provides over 600 national organisations gym memberships via salary sacrifice.

Dr William Bird
Intelligent Health
Dr William Bird GP founded Intelligent Health to provide ways to integrate physical activity into health and wellbeing. He is a member of PA Strategy Board for PH England and advises WHO and PH Wales.

Sam Sahni
Head of Workplace Consultancy
Morgan Lovell
Sam Sahni leads the workplace design team of behavioural experts whose key focus is how to get the very best out of people. Working across a variety of sectors including finance, IT, real estate, FMCG, engineering and TMT and across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Dr Mike Knapton
Associate Medical Director
British Heart Foundation
Mike joined the BHF, from a clinical background. As Associate Director (Prevention, Survival & Support) at the BHF, Mike is responsible for initiating innovative programmes for all people at risk of, or affected by, heart disease.

Jo Foster
Physical Activity Lead
Jo Foster is the Programme Lead for physical activity at Macmillan Cancer Support, where she is leading an ambitious programme to ensure that everyone living with and beyond cancer are aware of the benefits of physical activity.

Dr Veerle Hermans
Head of Ergonomics (IDEWE), Prof. Ergonomics (Free University of Brussels)
Veerle is responsible for ergonomics and occupational safety at IDEWE (Belgian External Service for Health / Safety at Work ) & professor in ergonomics. She works on a variety of national and international occupational health projects and is a pioneering thought leader on active working.

Stuart Blackman
Chief Executive
In 2015 BackCare became the first UK charity to go 100% Sit-Stand. As advocates of “Active working” BackCare now live their mission to promote healthy backs.

Raluca Matei
Research Manager / Psychology PhD Candidate
Active Working / Manchester Metropolitan University
Raluca is currently running a variety of interdisciplinary projects promoting health psychology and behaviour change. She is also Research Manager Volunteer for Active Working / Get Britain Standing.

Ben Wilmott
Head of Policy
Ben Willmott leads the CIPD’s Public Policy team, which works to inform and shape debate, government policy and legislation in order to champion better work and working lives.

Emily Tims
Managing Director
Little Nudge
Emily is a Research Physiotherapist. She works clinically with patients who have musculoskeletal conditions and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in the NHS and private sector.

Andre de Oliveira
Little Nudge
André is a chartered physiotherapist and Director of ALO Physiotherapy Clinic, Harley Street. He specializes in work related Musculoskeletal disorders.

Amy Mc Keown
Health EY
Health EY, People Advisory Services
Amy has a clinical background specialising in psychology. Her broad expertise includes mental health, occupational health, health informatics and analytics, and health insurance. Amy leads Health EY, an internal health, mental health and wellness programme.

Luke Armstrong
Head of Business Development
A member of the LTA with a degree in Sport Science & Biology, Luke is a founding member of the growing team a Sit-Stand.Com. He is responsible for bringing to market cost effective and dynamic active working innovations.

Laura Johnstone
HR Officer
Austin Fraser
Laura Johnstone was responsible for launching the central HR department for Austin Fraser’s offices in the UK, Germany and USA and has been a driving force in implementing the people management infrastructure.

Sue Jutley
Head of Engagement
Active Working Group
A qualified nutritionist and wellness professional, Sue is passionate about the development, promotion and education of wellbeing to the general public. She joined Active Working in 2015 having worked previously with Herbalife.

Kevin Tesh
Principal Ergonomist
Johnson & Johnson Medical Panel Discussion
Dr Kevin Tesh is a Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Kevin provides global strategic and technical ergonomic advice across the Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific regions.


Dr James Levine
Prof. of Medicine,
Director Obesity Solutions,
Mayo Clinic and
Arizona State University

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
Chair, ukactive