Katie Lawson, Founder
After 15 years in sponsorship and events, most recently as Head of Events for the Essentially Group, I was looking for a new and more meaningful challenge. With 3 young children I wanted to gain further insight into all the possible problems they could face so that I can be better equipped and more confident in helping them. Huddl is a way for me and other parents to do this.
Huddl Advisory Board
Dr Hazel Harrison
Dr Hazel Harrison, is a Clinical Psychologist with more than 10 years’ professional experience in both the National Health Service (NHS) and private sector. Hazel is founder of ThinkAvellana which offers a range of services designed to help individuals, families, schools and businesses to thrive using the science of psychology as the foundation.
Photo credit: Sarah Brown (EADT)
Dr Ruth MacConville
Ruth has 30 years experience as a practicing educator working with children and families both as a teacher and as a head of the Special Education Needs Service in the London Borough of Ealing. Ruth has an MA degree from Cambridge University and advanced diplomas in the education of Deaf Children and in the Education of Children with Disabilities of Sight.
Ruth conducted research for her doctorate on the topic of Social Inclusion and most recently studied at the “Social Skillz” Centre in New York. Inspired by the ever-growing field of positive psychology, Ruth is a prolific author and has a passion for translating research into practice. She has published extensively on topics such as well-being, resilience, positive psychology, participation and inclusion, the development of friendship and social skills. Recent publications include “Positive Body Image; A strengths-based curriculum for Children aged 7-11” and most recently “Positive Body Image in the Early Years” for which Ruth was a winner in the “Teach Early Years Awards” – congratulations Ruth!
As a Huddl Advisor Ruth brings an amazing amount of knowledge and experience on topics we are discussing, helping us shape our Huddl tool box. Ruth is currently working with us on a Huddl glossary of terms and is a regular contributor to our Huddl blog.
Nina has held various non-exec roles as Co-Chairman of The Prince’s Trust Suffolk and Director of DanceEast. In 2012, she founded Platform505, an online journal for women. One of Nina’s passionate interests has been the effects of the internet, and in particular social media, on children. As a Huddl advisor she wholeheartedly supports the invaluable work Huddl is doing in helping and educating parents and carers on current mental health issues and other current topics of concern.
Passionate about all things Suffolk, has helped connect Huddl for our first series of events through his network and experience, from the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival to TA Hotel Collection.