CEO and Founder of Omar Inspires: Omar Sharif is the CEO and Founder of Omar Inspires. He is one of the UK’s youngest, most sought-after speakers. Since winning the Pride of Britain award, Omar has been hand-picked to consult for HM King Charles III. He has delivered keynotes both nationally and internationally to share his messages of adversity and breakthrough.
Children’s Alliance, the Water Babies foundation, in partnership with the University of Worcester, hosted our 2023 conference on Monday 26th June 2023.
Are you concerned about your child’s future? Would you like to shape a collective voice to support a pathway from healthy child to healthy adult? The Children’s Alliance is dedicated to a society that prioritises children and young people and the conference aims to explore how supporting the health and welfare of children in the early stages will result in a more productive future society.
Our conference aims to shape a collective voice from child-centric concerns, business and education that is capable of articulating compelling ways in which to support a pathway from healthy childhood development to wellness throughout the life course, so that the socioeconomic ambitions of our wider society are fully realised.
Lenny Woodard is one of over 200 ex-rugby players publicising the fact that the governing bodies of rugby and other sports, have failed to protect past and present sporting professionals from brain injuries. Lenny, a former ‘dual-code’ professional was diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Mick as the University of Worcester Pro Vice Chancellor: Partnerships, has an oversight of the arrangements for partnership management. He leads on the development and delivery of University transformative educational partnerships.
Dr Scott Andrews
Scott is Head of Worcester Business School and a Principal Lecturer in Leadership and Business. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Chartered Manager. In 2022, he was awarded the Chartered Management Institute’s ‘Champion of the Year.’
Sallyann has 25 year’s experience of working with children, young people and families. She holds an MSC in Child and Family Mental Health, a PGD in Public Mental Health.
Dr Alison Murray
Dr Alison Murray began her teaching career in the UK; then became a teacher educator in Mexico before taking up posts as a physical educator across all levels in the US.
Dr Amanda Norman
Dr Amanda Norman is a Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Years) at the University of Winchester. She is an author of books about the earliest years and has published on infant care pedagogies inacademic peer reviewed and professional practice articles.
Dr Kristy Howells
Kirsty is the current secretary for the Early Childhood Education, Special Interest Research Group within the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP).
Jean Barlow is a highly qualified innovative and experienced teacher, author and educational consultant who has long promoted a nurturing approach to improve the mental health and wellbeing of children
Dr Estelle Mackay
Dr Estelle Mackay, a Public Health Nutritionist and Churchill Fellow has a long term interest in child obesity. Focusing on school meal provision, food inequalities and healthier food environments.
Emma Bayou is the Founder & CEO of Miindfulness CIC, an organisation committed to children & young people’s mental health.
Viki Veale is a senior lecturer in Early Years and Primary Education at St Mary’s University in Twickenham. She is a qualified teacher who has worked extensively with young children and their families.
Dr Pamela Murray
Dr Pamela Murray excels in the enhancement of student and client performance using a combination of experiential, educational and psychological development methodologies.