Stefan Gates is a food adventurer and award-winning writer and broadcaster. He presents 'E Numbers: An Edible Adventure' on BBC2 and wrote and presented the highly acclaimed 'Cooking in the Danger Zone' (BBC2), 'Feasts' (BBC4), 'Full On Food' (BBC2) and the children's series 'Gastronuts' (BBC1 and CBBC) and is a regular panellist and guest on numerous radio and TV shows. He's been nominated for three Guild of Food Writers awards, and Gastronaut won the Gourmand World Cookbook award for best food literature book. When he's not eating and travelling he spends his time exploring the history, science, drama, religion and symbolism of the food that we eat. He lives in London with his long-suffering wife and his two daughters, who have very odd taste in food indeed.
Dr Gian Gonzaga
Dr Gian Gonzaga, Ph.D, is an expert in the field of relationships, emotions and health psychology. In his work for eHarmony, Dr Gonzaga is researching initial attraction and directing one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of marriage to date. Prior to joining eHarmony Dr Gonzaga worked with world-renowned marriage researcher Dr Thomas Bradbury at the University of California, Los Angeles. There he researched the factors that led to marital success as part of an 11-year study of married couples. He has taught, presented and published extensively on topics relating to relationships, love and health, and has received numerous honours and awards for his work, including the prestigious National Science foundation minority Predoctoral Fellowship and Psi Chi National Undergraduate Research Competition.
Andrew Gibson is the founder and Head Gardener of Mindapples. He founded the campaign in 2008 in response to the lack of attention being given by social innovators and campaigners to public mental health. Mindapples has since gone on to reach tens of thousands of people all around the world with positive messages about the health of our minds.Prior to Mindapples, Andrew co-founded the influential social web start-up School of Everything in 2006, which won several awards for its innovative work connecting independent learners with teachers in their local areas. He has also worked with some of the biggest names in global business to help them get the best from their staff, including several of the world's leading financial institutions, Bupa, News UK, L'Oréal, PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Wellcome Trust. He has advised the UK Government on public health promotion, supported many entrepreneurs to launch and grow their ventures, and speaks internationally about business innovation and social change.
Rosie Goodwin lives and works in east London. Her work in film and media is inspired by her London walks and her more distant travels.
Nicola Graimes has been editing and writing books on the subject of healthy nutrition for children for the past 19 years. Nicola is particularly interested in healthy eating, organic food and children's diets, and her unpretentious, contemporary style of cooking is very much in touch with the requirements of modern parents.Nicola Graimes has had many books published in the UK including The Baby Cookbook, The Toddler Cookbook, Foods that Heal Cookbook, and The Vegan Cookbook. Nicola was editor of the UK's Vegetarian Living Magazine and The Vegetarian, the monthly magazine published on behalf of The Vegetarian Society. She has also written for The Sunday Express and is a member of The Guild of Food Writers. Nicola Graimes is a young, contemporary cook and is in touch with the requirements of modern parents. She knows what works and what doesn't, and is fully up-to-date with the latest nutritional information and ingredients.
After graduating as a herbalist with first class honors from The University of Westminster, Paula Grainger ran a busy and successful practice in Central London and set up the Lemon Balm Apothecary and Clinic. Lemon Balm quickly became a hub for all things herbal and it was here that, along with a team of other herbalists and complementary health professionals, Paula provided consultations, classes and herbs to clients from all over London and the UK. In 2011 Paula moved with her family to Santa Cruz, California. There she works with individuals providing wellness consultations and sharing her experience and love of herbs in tailored classes for people who wish to learn more about how herbs can improve health, bring peace of mind and encourage natural beauty. Paula is a member of the 150-year-old National Institute of Herbalists in the UK and follows their programme of continued professional development. Plants are her passion, and her excitement at how they can work with our bodies for maximum health and vitality only increases as she travels on her journey as a herbalist. She is the author of several books and magazine articles, and blogs frequently as The English Herbalist.
Amanda Grant is a broadcaster, mother of three, and highly regarded food writer. She writes for a variety of national newspapers and magazines on how to teach children about food, and frequently speaks on radio. She is the food editor for Woman's Journal and Prima Baby, and is a regular columnist for Organic Life magazine. She has written several books, including Healthy Baby & Toddler Foods, Healthy Eating for Pregnancy, The Powerfood Cookbook, The New Vegan Cookbook, and Lunchbox. Her television appearances include her own series 'Power Food' for Carlton Food Network, BBC2's Food & Drink, and as GMTV's Back to School Expert.
Fern Green is a chef, freelance food stylist and writer, specialising in editorial and advertising. She studied Nutrition at the University of Greenwich in London and writes for various UK food publications, including Sainsbury's Magazine.
Kate Gunn and Robyn Macdonald studied Fashion and Textiles at the University of Brighton in the UK, specializing in knitwear. Kate and Robyn have designed knitted clothes and accessories for a variety of international companies, and launched Orka, a collection of organic and fairtrade knitwear for women and children, in 2006.