Keynote Speakers

We are delighted that we will have Special Keynote Speakers (Finalized Keynote Speakers List will be announced on 01 January 2017)


Dr Anne Margaret Smith (PhD)

Keynote Speech Title: “Adults, Dyspraxia and Assessment
Dr Anne Margaret Smith (PhD): Anne Margaret founded ELT well to combine the fields of language teaching and support for learners with SpLDs. Other projects she is working on include the EU-funded teacher training course dysTEFL and the dyslexia-friendly language course  English Sounds Fun. She also works with the Learning Development Team at the University of Cumbria, offering 1:1 tuition to learners with SpLDs.

Pavlo Kanellakis, CPsychol, FBPsS (British Psychological Society), HCPC Registered Clinical, Counselling, Health, Sport and Exercise Psychologist (United Kingdom), Association for Psychological Therapies (APT), Couples SIG
Keynote Title: "The RAID course: reflections on why over 14,000 people would train in this approach to working with difficult and extreme behaviour"
Pavlo Kanellakis: has been awarded Fellowship of the British Psychological Society (BPS) for outstanding contribution to the dissemination of psychological knowledge. He is a Lead Assessor for the appointment of the most senior psychologists in Health and Social Care in the UK. Moreover, Pavlo is a Health and Care Professions Council’s Panel Member for the accreditation of the doctoral psychology courses in the UK. He is also accredited as a senior trainer/tutor by the Association for Psychological Therapies (APT) and as a trainer, supervisor and therapist by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). Pavlo is an Associate Editor of Europe’s Journal of Psychology (EJOP) and the Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Counselling Psychology (EJCoP), as well as the Registrar of the European Association of Counselling Psychology (EACP). Pavlo also provides clinical supervision (also registered with the BPS), specialising in Fitness to Practice issues and cross-national accreditations and registrations. He is a Registered Clinical, Health & Counselling Psychologist who also specialises in helping people with depression, anxiety, addictions and gender identity issues.