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Saul Becker

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) at the University of Birmingham, Head of the College of Social Sciences, and a member of the University Executive Board

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Professor Saul Becker is Pro-Vice-Chancellor (PVC) at the University of Birmingham, Head of the
College of Social Sciences, and a member of the University Executive Board. In his PVC role he is
responsible for the leadership and management of all portfolios in a College with 800 staff and
nearly 10,000 students spread across four Schools (Government & Society, Social Policy, Education,
and Birmingham Business School). Saul also has University-wide thematic responsibilities
that include leading on Civic Engagement; supporting the University of Birmingham Secondary
(Training) School; Brexit Planning; and 'Engagement for Impact' (E4I).
Saul has previously held Chairs at the universities of Loughborough, Birmingham and Nottingham
before returning to Birmingham in 2014. At Nottingham (2006-14) he was Assistant
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Internationalisation; Faculty Director of Research for the Social Sciences;
and Head of the School of Sociology and Social Policy.

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Regína Jensdóttir

Regína Jensdóttir, Children’s Rights Division, Council of Europe

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Regina Jensdóttir holds a law degree from the University of Iceland where she specialised in human rights and has obtained a post graduate degree (D.E.A.) from the University of Strasbourg in international public law. Since 2010, she has been the Council of Europe Coordinator for Children's Rights and is currently heading the Children's Rights Division. In these capacities she follows the implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016- 2021) which promotes equal opportunities for children, the participation of children, a life free from violence and a justice system accessible to all children. It finally focuses on developing a strong agenda to strengthen children's rights in the digital environment.

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Tim Moore

Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Child Protection Studies

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Dr Tim Moore is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Child Protection Studies at the Australian Catholic University and immediate past president of Carers Australia. In 1997, Tim established Australia's now longest running young carer support program and has had the great privilege of working with and learning from young carers ever since. Tim has helped design and implement a number of young carer focused programs, policies and research projects and participated in national and international conferences, policy forums and debates on young carers' needs, experiences and models of support. As a former youth worker and researcher, Tim has developed significant interest and expertise in the broad field of children's participation. He has helped design participatory processes, supporting children and young people to actively shape, facilitate, evaluate and lead projects that directly impact on their lives. His research has focused on children and young people in the child welfare, child protection, health and education systems and has strongly advocated for their expressed needs and wishes to be placed at the centre of policy and program responses.

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Ingvar Nilsson

National economist

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Regina Jensdóttir holds a law degree from the University of Iceland where she specialised in human rights and has obtained a post graduate degree (D.E.A.) from the University of Strasbourg in international public law. Since 2010, she has been the Council of Europe Coordinator for Children's Rights and is currently heading the Children's Rights Division. In these capacities she follows the implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016- 2021) which promotes equal opportunities for children, the participation of children, a life free from violence and a justice system accessible to all children. It finally focuses on developing a strong agenda to strengthen children's rights in the digital environment.

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Dag Nordanger

Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare – West Norway

Dag Nordanger, Dr. Psychol. and specialist in clinical child psychology, is primarily affiliated to the
Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare – West Norway (RKBU Vest). He also
has a part-time position at the Resource Centre for Violence, Traumatic Stress and Suicide Prevention
- Western Norway (RVTS-West) where he was the director for six years. He has for many
years been working in the field of trauma, both with counselling, therapy, lecturing and research,
and has been involved in a number of international projects and taskforces. A bulk of his earlier
publications are based on studies among Ethiopian victims of trauma, and concentrate on culture
bound responses and coping strategies. His latest projects and writings circle around children at
risk, with a special focus on the concept of developmental trauma. He is the founder and coordinator
of the Norwegian Child and adolescent complex trauma society (CACTUS), a network of experts
across competence and research centres with a special interest in improving identification
and assessment of children exposed to developmental trauma. In 2012 he was awarded the best
article in the Journal of the Norwegian Psychological Association for the article "Complex trauma
in the perspective of developmental psychology". He is a much requested speaker on this topic.

 

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