Cece Xie Cecillia (Cece) Xie is a writer and creator based in New York City. A graduate of Yale and Harvard Law, she worked as an intellectual property and privacy lawyer at large law firms before trading in her stories about data breaches for stories about society at large. Her experiences as a Chinese immigrant…

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Sharon Hendry Sharon Hendry is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years’ experience on British national newspapers. She was awarded the Best Investigative Article prize by the Speaker of the House of Commons for her work on child trafficking and her book Radhika’s Story: Human Trafficking in the 21st Century won plaudits from then US…

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Nathan Newman Nathan Newman is a 25 y/o non-binary writer based in London. They studied creative writing at NYU where they were mentored by Zadie Smith and their short stories have won awards (James Knudsen Prize for fiction) and been published in literary journals and anthologies. Their debut novel is due to be published by…

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Ana Santi Ana Santi is an author, journalist and editor. She began her career travelling the world to report on the global fashion industry, becoming deputy editor of Drapers. Ana has since written for publications such as The Times and the Guardian and been a regular commentator for the BBC, Sky News and Woman’s Hour.…

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Clare Clarke Clare Clarke is an Irish writer and academic, who holds a BA, MA, and a PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. Since 2014, Clare has been Assistant Professor of English at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She is known as a leading expert on Victorian true crime and on detective fiction, a passionate teacher and…

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Atul Kochhar Atul Kochhar’s unique talent as a twice Michelin starred chef has changed the way people perceive and experience Indian cuisine. Taking inspiration from his native India, while continuously researching regional dishes, Atul has managed to combine his heritage with his love of British ingredients to create a unique and innovative modern Indian cuisine.…

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Carrie & David Grant Carrie Grant MBE and David Grant MBE are BAFTA award-winning broadcasters, vocal and leadership coaches. They are also keen campaigners for change in our health, social care and education services. Together they have four children, three are birth children one was adopted, they all have special needs and multi-hyphenate identities including…

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Anthea Allen As a child Anthea Allen dreamt of becoming a nurse. She began her nurse training in 1991, and five years later joined the team on ICU at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, southwest London, where she still works as a Senior Sister. She is also responsible for recruiting nurses for the hospital’s adult…

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Rob Parkes Born in 1980, the youngest of four brothers, Rob Parkes grew up in and has subsequently returned to live in rural Northamptonshire. After obtaining a degree in Psychology and Criminology at Teeside University, he then studied to be an advertising copywriter before working in Marketing and Account Management roles. When he isn’t spending…

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