Meet out 2017 Churchill Fellows

Published: 8 Mar 2017

Meet out 2017 Churchill Fellows

In 2017, 150 Churchill Fellows will travel to 49 countries between them, across six continents, where they will carry out a wide range of projects, designed to benefit their communities and professions in the UK.

Fellowships have been awarded to individuals from across the UK, with a total investment of over £1.4 million. The average length of a Fellowship is six weeks.

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East Anglia Greater London Scotland South West Wales
East Midlands Northern Ireland South Surrey & West Sussex West Midlands
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East Anglia

  • Duncan Vaughan, a Senior Environmental Specialist in Marine Planning from Dersingham, Norfolk, who will be travelling to Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Norway and the USA to explore approaches to protecting marine environments.

East Midlands

  • William Grant, a sheet metal worker from Spilsby, Lincolnshire, who will be travelling to Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA to investigate prototyping techniques for creative sheet metal work.
  • David Tucker, a designer and master blacksmith from Derby, who will be travelling to Norway and Sweden to explore the influence of Scandinavian craftsmanship on contemporary British blacksmithing.
  • Richard Eltringham, an Occupational Therapy Assistant Practitioner from Thurmaston, Leicestershire, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate horticulture based community restitution programmes for offenders with mental health issues.
  • Kate Knowles, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner from Nottingham, who will be travelling to the USA to research how Advanced Clinical Pracitioners evidence the benefit of their work.

East Pennines

  • Romily Alice, an artist and neon bender from Leeds, who will be travelling to Germany and the USA to study neon making with master craftsmen.
  • Sophie Gross, a Parent and Child Foster Carer from Leeds, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to investigate best practice in supporting care leavers to form secure attachments with their babies.
  • Dr Helen Hanna, a university lecturer from Leeds, who will be travelling to Canada and Kenya to explore approaches to refugee inclusion within higher education.
  • Vicky Wilkins, Conservation Scientist from York, who will be travelling to the USA to study best practice in pollinator conservation.
  • Dr Jonathan Vincent, a Senior Lecturer from York, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to research best practice in supporting graduates with autism into employment.
  • Dot Turton, a charity Chief Executive from Sedgefield, who will be travelling to the Czech Republic and the USA to investigate support for students with past issues of addiction.
  • Dr Susanne Burns, an arts and cultural sector consultant from Sunderland, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to study models of supporting artists whose work enables others to participate in the arts.
  • Joanne McGrath, from Newcastle upon Tyne, and a Progression Coach at Crisis UK, who will be travelling to Norway and the USA to investigate approaches to preventing homelessness amongst ex offenders.
  • Jacqui Jobson, from Newcastle, and Director of Advocacy Centre North, who will be travelling to Australia and Canada to explore advocacy approaches addressing mental health among LGBTQ communities.
  • Dr Victoria Butler, a Physiotherapist from Kirklevington, North Yorkshire, who will be travelling to Australia to investigate exercise programmes to prevent falls in stroke patients.
  • Dr Alison Holland, from Osmotherley, North Yorkshire, who will be travelling to Germany and Sweden to observe best practice in voluntary sector support for Syrian Refugees.
  • Jenny McComb, a Faculty Support Officer at Durham University, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate best practice in responses to campus sexual violence.
  • Dr Maryanne Freer, a doctor from Alnwick, Northumberland, who will be travelling to Canada to research intiatives aimed at increasing the numbers of medical students choosing careers as GPs.
  • Penny Curtis, Professor of Child and Family Health and Wellbeing at the University of Sheffield, who will be travelling to Australia and New Zealand to explore how art can contribute to healing environments in children's hospitals.

Greater London

  • Alex South, a prison officer from Acton, who will be travelling to Australia, Canada and the USA to investigate approaches to supporting prison staff.
  • Ian Browne, an Advice and Information Officer from Bethnal Green, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate models of pro bono legal support.
  • Hiten Jethwa, from Streatham, and a Programme Manager for a large scale youth programme, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate outdoor education programmes for at risk young people.
  • Nikhil Subbiah, a Law conversion student from Barnet, who will be travelling to India and Sri Lanka to investigate the effect of tea consumption in Britain on South Asian plantation workers, particularly with regards to discrimination faced by pickers who work in regions where they are part of an ethnic minority
  • Joanna Ebner, a Headmistress from Belsize Park, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to investigate the role of scholars in residence in supporting primary school teachers' professional development.
  • Jon McGoh, from Islington, the founder and governor of Reach Academy Feltham, a government state school, and the Director of Reach Cambridge, a summer school company. He will be travelling to Finland and the USA to investigate schools which foster high achievement for children from low income communities.
  • Nina Champion, from Croydon, and the Head of Policy at the Prisoners' Education Trust, who will be travelling to Belgium, Denmark, Poland and the USA to explore approaches to improving prison education through partnerships between prisons and universities.
  • Temi Mwale, from Camden, and the Director of a youth-led social enterprise. She will be travelling to Brazil and the USA to investigate intiatives aimed at reducing youth violence.
  • Pamela Park, a charity Deputy Chief Executive from Cricklewood, who will be travelling to Ireland and the USA to investigate ways of improving school readiness for vulnerable children.
  • Akvinder Bola-Emerson, a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist from Hounslow, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to research models of perinatal mental health practice aimed at preventing relationship breakdown between parents.
  • Jessica Kennedy, from Kennington, and a National Organiser at Migrants Organise, who will be travelling to Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Spain to research best practice in migrant integration.
  • Freya Aitken-Turff, a charity Chief Executive from West Ham, who will be travelling to Canada, Malaysia and Singapore to explore the economic, cultural and social prospects of Chinatowns.
  • Rachael Owhin, from Wembley, and Head of Programmes at the Powerlist Foundation, who will be travelling to Ghana, South Africa and the USA to explore programmes fostering leadership skills in disadvantaged young people.
  • Patrick Duce, from Tottenham, and the Innovation and Good Practice Project Manager at Homeless Link, who will be travelling to Canada and Germany  to explore approaches to supporting the accommodation and integration needs of refugees.
  • Alpa Depani, an architect from Hackney, who will be travelling to Hong Kong, Japan and the USA to explore approaches to the design of public realm in global cities.
  • Anne-Marie Douglas, a charity Chief Executive from Kings Cross, who will be travelling to the USA to explore the use of empathy development to improve services in youth justice, social care and education.
  • Pras Gunasekera, Designer and Researcher from Edmonton, who will be travelling to Germany, the Netherlands and Norway to research prison resettlement and rehabilitation practices using design methods.
  • Peter Todd, from Bethnal Green, and the Director of an independent music company, who will be travelling to Brazil, Canada, Jamaica and the USA to study approaches to developing musicians from deprived backgrounds.
  • Darren Parker, from Stratford, and the Head of Development and Regeneration at a large social housing provider, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to explore housing policies to provide young people with affordable homes to rent.
  • Francesca Sanders, from Tooting, and a Project Lead at Innovation Unity, who will be travelling to Canada, Japan and the USA to study alternative community led models of housing for older people.
  • Prasanna Kannan, from Hounslow, and the Co-Founder and Director of a property startup, who will be travelling to Denmark, Sweden and the USA to investigate cohousing as a response to a shortage of affordable housing.
  • Robin Hinks, from Bow, and a Research and Policy Officer at the Food Foundation, who will be travelling to Brazil and the USA to observe community programmes aimed at increasing vegetable and fruit consumption.
  • Tim Gill, an Independent Researcher from Walthamstow, who will be travelling to Belgium, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway to research child-friendly approaches to urban planning.
  • Amanda Dennis, a gardener from Nunhead, who will be travelling to Germany, the Nertherlands and the USA to study alternative, naturalistic styles of bedding planting.
  • Arfah Farooq, from East Ham, and the Head of Marketing at the Makers Academy, who will be travelling to Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and the USA to explore the potential for greater participation in the technology sector among Muslim women.
  • Neil Barclay, a prison librarian from Plumstead, who will be travelling to the Netherlands and the USA to explore the use of e-reading technology in prisons.
  • Anthony Lewis, a multimedia producer, graphic designer and science communicator from Camden, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to explore approaches to teaching science through social media.
  • Dr Shashivadan P Hirani, from Harrow, and a Chartered Health Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at City University of London, who will be travelling to Australia and New Zealand to study the successful implementation of technology-enabled care.
  • Pam Schweitzer, from Blackheath, Director of the European Reminiscence Network and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Greenwich. She will be travelling to Japan to study arts projects for families living with dementia.
  • Dr Rebecca Moore, a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist from Dulwich, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate approaches to treating psychological birth trauma.
  • Dr Erin Hope Thompson, from Kilburn, and the Founder and Director of The Loss Foundation, who will be travelling to the USA to research best practice in bereavement support.
  • Sarah Gaughan, from Hoxton, and a Policy Adviser for the Home Office, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate psychological interventions to support child refugees.
  • Sophie Hodge, from Deptford, and a Programme Manager for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who will be travelling to Finland, Australia and New Zealand to explore approaches to early intervention in cases of psychosis.
  • Dr Rebecca Amissah, a medical doctor from Bow, who will be travelling to the USA to study approaches to using art and music to improve mental health outcomes for people with mental health conditions.
  • Rebecca Cotton, from Dulwich, and Director of Mental Health Policy for the NHS Confederation, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to research approaches to using digital technology in mental health services.
  • Amy Wolstenholme, an Alcohol Project Manager from Tulse Hill, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate approaches to improving care for patients who exert the greatest burden on health services.
  • Louisa Penelope Davies, a Senior Oncology Pharmacist from Battersea, who will be travelling to the USA to study approaches to equipping medical professionals with knowledge of alternative medicines for cancer treatment.
  • Dr Crystal Oldman, from London, and Chief Executive of The Queen's Nursing Institute, who will be travelling to Australia and New Zealand to research safe staffing within community nursing services.
  • Alana Madden, a Cabinet Maker from Dulwich, who will be travelling to Japan and the USA to study approaches to increasing the representation of women in the construction industry.
  • Faye McNulty, a textile designer from Hackney, who will be travelling to Australia and Japan to study traditional and sustainable textile print processes.
  • Kerry Astin, a Youth Work Development Director from Stockwell, who will be travelling to the USA to explore approaches to maintaining sustainable youth work organisations.
  • Lindsey Gilbert-Crouch, Entrepreneurship Development Specialist from Walthamstow, who will be travelling to Burma and Columbia to explore the role of entrepreneurs in creating more cohesive and inclusive societies.
  • Kelly Shaw, from Bethnal Green, and Design and Production Manager at a community arts charity, who will be travelling to Bangladesh, Denmark, India, Norway and the USA to investigate programmes supporting vulnerable women into employment.
  • Natalie Tucker, a Project Manager from Brixton, who will be travelling to Canada, Columbia and the USA to research how businesses can benefit from collaborations with charities.
  • Lucia von Bredow, from Paddington, and Programme Manager for Genomics at the Epilepsy Society, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate models which harness social entrepreneurship to ensure that medical research reaches patients quickly.
  • Annmarie Lewis, from Sydenham, and the Founding Director of an award winning social enterprise, who will be travelling to the USA to study entrepreneurship programmes aimed at preventing offending among high risk groups.
  • Seva Phillips, a charity Fund Manager from West Ham, who will be travelling to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA to research blended finance in social impact investing.
  • Kajal Sanghrajka, an entrepreneur from Edgware, who will be travelling to Austria, Canada, Finland and the USA to study effective migrant integration through entrepreneurship.
  • Kate Jones, a Policy Advisor for the UK Government from Stoke Newington, who will be travelling to Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and the USA to investigate international initiatives aimed at supporting local leaders, such as Mayors.
  • Edward Douglas, a Senior Policy and Projects Officer from Muswell Hill, who will be travelling to Canada and Sweden to study approaches to regenerating public housing estates.
  • Nusrat Uddin, a Public Law Solicitor from Woodford, who will be travelling to various countries to research support for victims of modern slavery and trafficking.

Northern Ireland

  • Dr Nicola Doherty, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist from Slaghtmanus, Derry, who will be travelling to the Netherlands, Canada and the USA to research integrative working approaches to addressing infant mental health. 
  • Dearbhaile Heaney, from Belfast, and founder of The Holding Project, who will be travelling to Finland, Sweden and the USA to research affordable housing initiatives for young people.
  • Rebecca Hunter, from Belfast, and Living Seas Manager at Ulster Wildlife, who will be travelling to Australia, Canada and New Zealand to study best practice in fisheries policy development to support marine conservation.
  • Shane Quinn, from Belfast, and Development Manager at Belfast Buildings Trust, who will be travelling to Columbia and the USA to investigate projects aimed at regenerating cities through utilising their cultural heritage.
  • Maura Muldoon, from Belfast, and Head of Policing within the community for the Police Service of Northern Ireland, who will be travelling to Estonia, New Zealand and Sweden to investigate how new technologies can help improve community policing.

North West

  • Clare Law, from Lytham St Annes, and Development Manager at the Centre for Early Child Development, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to investigate approaches to mitigating early childhood trauma.
  • Sarah Walters, from Stockport, and a Development Manager at Shelter, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to research re-housing solutions for vulnerable homeless women.
  • Dr Kat Taylor, a Clinical Psychologist and researcher from Lancaster, who will be travelling to Finland and the USA to study initiatives embedding the arts in health care.
  • Angela Samata, an Arts and Mental Health Practitioner from Birkenhead, who will be travelling to Japan and the USA to investigate attitudes to artists with diagnosed mental health conditions.
  • Geraldine Esdaille, an Executive Director from Manchester, who will be travelling to the USA to research culturally appropriate services for black women with multiple complex needs.
  • Matt Dugdale, a paramedic from Clitheroe, Lancashire, who will be travelling to Australia, Canada and New Zealand to study Community First Responder schemes.
  • Lucy Morton, a trainee clinical pharmaceutical scientist from Bolton, who will be travelling to the USA to study methods of monitoring and preventing microbiological contamination in aseptic processing.
  • Dr Laura Walton-Williams, Forensic Investigation Course Leader at Staffordshire University, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to study best practice in sexual offence examinations.
  • Rachel Brennan, from Manchester, and Homeless Team Leader for Urban Village Medical Practice, who will be travelling to Norway and the USA to investigate practices aimed at improving access to high quality health care for homeless people.
  • David Jay, a Trainee Clinical Scientist in Audiology from Manchester, who will be travelling to the USA to study new video technology for diagnosing strokes.
  • Alan Finnegan, a Professor of Nursing and Military Mental Health from Chester, who will be travelling to the USA to study approaches to preparing nurses to care for military personnel.
  • Paula Dyce, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner from Liverpool, who will be travelling to the USA to research best practice in treatment for patients with Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes.

Scotland

  • Anna Raymond, from Glasgow, and Project Manager and Community Consultant for creative consultancy Pidgin Perfect, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate approaches to empowering women from disadvantaged backgrounds to work in the design sector.
  • Matt Fountain, from Glasgow, and Managing Director of the social enterprise Freedom Bakery, who will be travelling to Italy and the USA to research social enterprises employing disadvantaged people.
  • Rose Filippi, a Community Development Worker from Glasgow, who will be travelling to Belgium and Germany to observe programmes which use the arts as a tool for refugee integration.
  • Dr Michael Ng, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon from Glasgow, who will be travelling to Finland to study best practice in gender reaffirmation surgery services.
  • Kate Holl, a Land-use Adviser from Edinburgh, who will be travelling to France, Iceland and Norway to investigate protection of flowers and flowering plants in sites similar to the Scottish uplands.
  • Malcolm Wright, from Edinburgh, and Chief Executive of NHS Grampian in Scotland, who will be travelling to the USA to research effective strategies aimed at tackling bullying in the healthcare workforce.
  • Niki Powers, a Chartered Psychologist and Managing Director from Edinburgh, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate services for teenagers affected by trauma.
  • Lyndsay Fraser Robertson, a Family Support Worker from Edinburgh, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate approaches to supporting families affected by substance misuse.
  • Anne MacDonald, a policy worker from Inverness, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate new models of business that deliver social and economic impact.
  • Martin Malcolm, from the Isle of Lewis, and Head of Public Health Intelligence with NHS Western Isles, who will be travelling to Canada and New Zealand to explore approaches to tackling social isolation and loneliness in rural communities.
  • Ellie MacLennan, a Marine Conservation Researcher from the Isle of Skye, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate measures aimed at preventing marine mammals from dying as a result of entanglement in fishing gear.
  • Dr Hannah Grist, a Marine Ecologist from Oban, who will be travelling to Germany and the USA to study efforts to improve the general public's understanding of science through involving them in scientific research.
  • Steven Gray, a Science Educator from Broxburn, West Lothian, who will be travelling to the USA to film a solar eclipse using a 360° camera, and use this to engage people in astronomy.

South

  • Dr James Faulkner, a Senior Lecturer at Winchester University, who will be travelling to Denmark, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Sweden to research exercise and education programmes for stroke patients.

South East

  • Jack Darach, a recorder maker from Brighton, who will be travelling to Germany, Japan, the Netherlands and Switzerland to discover strategies for rejuvenating the craft of recorder making
  • Nick Stockman, a Campaigns Manager from Brighton, who will be travelling to Australia, Austria, the Netherlands and Russia to explore the contribution of after-hours museum programming to Night-Time Economies.
  • Beatrice von Preussen, an artist from Brighton, who will be travelling to Norway to produce an illustrated children's book based on the work of scientists in the Arctic Circle, in order to inspire interest in the natural world.
  • Missing Wolf, a composer and sonic artist from Bexleyheath, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate soundscape ecology, the study of sound emanating from the natural landscape as an indicator of biodiversity loss.
  • Ben, known by his gaming handle SightlessKombat, is a Volunteer Accessibility Consultant from Kent. He will be travelling to the USA to explore issues of accessibility and inclusiveness in video games.

South West

  • Rajni Patel, from Ashburton, Devon, and Relationship Manager at Arts Council England, who will be travelling to India and Japan to research traditional and contemporary craft practice.
  • Gayle Richards, a Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse from Woolacombe, Devon, who will be travelling to the Netherlands and the USA to investigate training for health professionals in blood glucose awareness for type 1 diabetes.
  • Jenny Howard Coles, a community energy practitioner from Totnes, who will be travelling to Denmark, Finland, Germany and Sweden to explore community involvement in energy generation and efficiency schemes.
  • Dr George Julian, from Newton Abbot, a freelance Knowledge Transfer Consultant and special advisor to the Care Quality Commission. She will be travelling to Australia, Canada and New Zealand to research approaches to investigating the deaths of learning disabled patients.
  • Lorraine George, a Childcare Development Worker from Torquay, who will be travelling to the USA to explore the benefits of interactions between young children and seniors.
  • Jo Hillier, a Senior Children's Centre Worker from Bristol, who will be travelling to Canada to observe best practice in engaging parents to improve children's outcomes.
  • Linda Geddes, a freelance science journalist from Bristol, who will be travelling to Denmark, Germany, Norway Sweden and the USA to explore ways of optimising light exposure to improve health and wellbeing.
  • Catherine Makin, a Project Manager at Bristol City Council, who will be travelling to Canada, Mexico and the USA to research innovation and entrepreneurialism in public sector organisations.
  • Oona Goldsworthy, a housing association Chief Executive from Bristol, who will be travelling to Australia, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands to research ethical rented housing models for young people.
  • Barbara Bloomfield, a relationship counsellor and supervisor from Bristol, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to explore approaches to supporting adult couples affected by autism or Asperger's.
  • Patricia Marks, from Langport, Somerset, and the Managing Director of a social enterprise, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to research programmes which support people back into education or employment.
  • Nicola Rickard, a charity Fundraising and Publicity Manager from Plymouth, who will be travelling to the USA to research alternative funding models for marine science research.
  • Lee Wilkes, a firefighter from Camborne, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to observe line rescue techniques in challenging circumstances.

Surrey & West Sussex

  • Elena Moore, an Early Years Speech and Language Therapist from New Malden, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate models in which speech and language therapy is delivered to children in their homes.

Thameslea

  • Caroline Hearst, an Autism Educator and Consultant from Reading, who will be travelling to Australia, New Zealand and the USA to to investigate autistic engagement in peer support and advocacy, and peer research into autism practice.
  • Rosie Tressler, a charity Chief Executive from Oxford, who will be travelling to Australia and Canada to explore preventative mental health interventions for university students.
  • Dr Jane Youell, a Chartered Psychologist from Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, who will be travelling to Australia and the USA to explore how care homes accommodate the diverse sexual identities of people with dementia.
  • Dr Amit N. Pujari, a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire, who will be travelling to Canada to explore the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to understand responses to vibration exercise.
  • Dr Dush Mital, a Consultant Physician from Milton Keynes, who will be travelling to Canada to explore approaches to improving understanding of substance misuse for both healthcare professionals and patients.

Wales

  • Tamsin Stirling, a freelance housing researcher from Cardiff, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate approaches to engaging communities in tackling youth homelessness.
  • Dr. Ajay Thapar, a General Practitioner from Cardiff, who will be travelling to the USA to study innovative approaches to treating people with distressing sleep problems.
  • Dr Kristin Ladell, a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Cardiff University, who will be travelling to Australia to investigate innovative biological tools to assess lipid-sensing immune cells.
  • Dan Trevor, a Psychotherapist from Conwy, who will be travelling to the USA to investigate mindfulness interventions for children and young people.
  • Ceri Wyn Morris, a Marine Mammal Specialist from Llandudno Junction, Conwy, who will be travelling to Canada and New Zealand to study approaches to minimising the impact of tidal energy development on marine mammals.
  • George Parfitt, a contemporary luthier from Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, who will be travelling to the USA to explore the cultural movement around upcycling cigar boxes and other materials to make electric guitars.
  • Jack Gillum, a student and charity Director from Knighton, Powys, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate how civil society organisations can influence public policy.
  • Joshua Powell, a geographer, field biologist and explorer from Trellech, Monmouthshire, who will be travelling to Australia, Ecuador, Fiji and New Zealand to research best practice in island conservation.
  • Dr Craig Shuttleworth, a research scientist at Bangor University, who will be travelling to Canada to study approaches to managing the threat posed to ecosystems by grey squirrels.
  • Kim James, a Family Support Practitioner from Swansea, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to investigate support for children and families affected by domestic abuse.
  • Rob Barker-Williams, a Substance Misuse Worker from Swansea, who will be travelling to Canada, Denmark and the USA to investigate reducing drug related deaths through medically supervised injection centres.
  • Eirwen Malin, from Wenvoe, who will be travelling to Argentina and the USA to study approaches to informing and empowering people affected by degenerative neurological conditions.

West Midlands

  • Jeszemma Garratt, from Dudley, and Training and Development Manager at the Fatherhood Institute, who will be travelling to Canada, Trinidad & Tobago and Vietnam to investigate approaches to engaging fathers in supporting their partners to breastfeed.
  • Nathan Jones, an Assistant Headteacher from Birmingham, who will be travelling to Israel and the USA to explore approaches to instilling national values in schools.
  • Richard Wakelin, from Market Drayton, and the Head of Education at a Young Offender Institution, who will be travelling to the Netherlands and Norway to explore the role of education in reducing reoffending.
  • Sophie Atkinson, a Housing Association Director from Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, who will be travelling to Canada and the USA to research innovative housing and care for people with learning disabilities.
  • Clare Bennett, a Registered Nurse and Senior Lecturer from Worcester, who will be travelling to the Netherlands to explore approaches for parents in discussing sex and sexuality with their children.
  • Martin Yarnit, from Worcester, who will be travelling to the USA to explore how community shops can grow whilst supporting local food and drink producers.
  • Mark Measures, from Craven Arms, Shropshire, an organic farming consultant and Director of the Institute of Organic Training and Advice at the Organic Research Centre, who will be travelling to Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the USA to study approaches to soil management which ensure sustainable food production and environmental protection.
  • Carl Patrick, an Applications Engineer from Nuneaton, who will be travelling to Germany and Japan to research ways of inspiring young people to pursue careers in mechanical engineering.
  • Sian Phillips, a Senior Occupational Therapist from Solihull, who will be travelling to Australia and Canada to research best practice in treating children with brain injuries.
  • Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones, a Reader in Nursing from Edgbaston, who will be travelling to New Zealand to research health professionals' responses to domestic violence.