26th and 27th April 2018 – Xfi Building, University of Exeter

Confirmed faculty:

Dr Simon Timson – Performance Director at the Lawn Tennis Association. Previously as Director of Performance at UK Sport (2013 – 2016) he led the high performance system to unprecedented success at Rio 2016 where Great Britain became the first nation ever to be more successful in both the Olympic and Paralympic Games after hosting.

Emma Sky OBE – From 2007-2010 she served in Iraq as a political advisor to U.S. General Ray Oliderno, and as the Governorate Coordinator of Kirkuk for the Coalition Provisional Authority 2003-2004. She is currently Director of the Yale University World Fellows program.

Sir David Dalton – Chief Executive of Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Vincent Walsh – is Professor of Human Brain Research at University College London and also the Chief Scientific Officer of sleepdeep®, an innovative new start-up that has developed the world’s first range of sleepwear that is physiologically evidenced to improve sleep quality.

Conrad Humphreys – is a triple round the world yachtsman. He competed as the youngest entrant in the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race and as skipper, he led his team to victory in the BT Global. Conrad became the fifth British yachtsman in history to complete the legendary Vendée Globe . 

Dr Sam Vine – is a Psychologist with a broad range of interests in the area of skill learning, expertise and performance under pressure. Sam uses eye tracking and VR technology to examine the psychological and physiological processes that mediate motor skill and decision making performance in safety critical settings. Sam has worked within the NHS, the MOD and Civil aviation and with Olympic athletes.

Professor Paul J. Taylor – is a psychologist who has spent the last 20 years unpacking the ‘black box’ of how human interactions works. He has particularly focused on interactions in ‘crisis’ environments, translating what we know about interaction to verbal and nonverbal strategies that promote cooperation.

Professor Elizabeth Stokoe – is Professor of Social Interaction in the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. She studies the science of conversation in police, medical, sales, mediation, and other settings. She is a WIRED Innovation Fellow and her research and biography were featured on an episode of BBC Radio 4 The Life Scientific.

Colonel Mike J Tanner OBE – Royal Marines, Commandant, Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, Lympstone, Devon

Liam FitzGerald-Finch QGM – is a former British Army Officer who has served in major conflicts in both Iraq and Afghanistan as a high threat bomb disposal operator and team commander.

Steven Shorrock – is a Chartered Psychologist and Chartered Ergonomist and Human Factors Specialist interested in real human and system behavior, with experience in aviation, rail, onshore process industries, healthcare and government administration.

Rob Davis – is the Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Avon Fire and Rescue, Director, responsible for Preventing, Protecting and Response within the service.


How to find us:
Xfi Building, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4ST (Number 30 ref 5i on map via link below)

For parking (car park C and the marked bays of car park A) – please follow the link below


The package includes:

Full access to the conference including delegate pack.
All refreshments and buffet lunch.
Evening drinks reception Thursday 26th April.