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Adam Juniper

Adam Juniper has had a longstanding interest in consumer technology, having written his first gear review for a magazine before he was old enough to drive. He's written and edited dozens of books, especially on photography, drones and now the arrival of the digital assistant. Obviously deep down he is yearning to say "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot" to the computer and be rewarded with the perfect refreshment, but for now he's putting his experience into identifying which of the tidal wave of "smart" gadgets are worth having by living the smart home dream in suburban London.

Carolyn Boyes

Carolyn Boyes is an author, coach and speaker with more than 20 years' experience of helping individuals to change their lives. Her expertize is in using simple, practical self-help tools from psychology, business and spiritual traditions as a path to self-development, career success and personal fulfilment. Carolyn has worked with organisations in the UK, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and has written 15 books on subjects including NLP, CBT, communication, finding the perfect career and cosmic ordering.

Cheryl Rickman

After her parents' lives were cut short, Cheryl Rickman decided to devote her life to helping others make the most of their own precious lives, through the books she writes and the workshops she creates. She has written and ghostwritten 15 practical and inspirational guide books on flourishing in life and at work over the past 13 years. As well as writing empowering books to inspire and inform, Cheryl is a qualified Positive Psychology Practitioner, an Ambassador of Wellbeing for the Network of Wellbeing and a contributor to Psychologies and Breathe magazines, among others. You can find out more at www.CherylRickman.co.uk

Christina Brown

Internationally renowned teacher and bestselling author Christina Brown has been practising yoga since 1989 and teaching for two decades. She has run in-depth teacher training programmes for the last ten years and her yoga retreats have been voted "top in Australia". She has been a regular contributor to the Ask the Expert column in Australian Yoga Journal magazine and also blogs on how yoga philosophy intersects with everyday family life. Christina is the author of several books on yoga and natural health including the bestselling The Yoga Bible (Godsfield, 2003), Quick & Easy Yoga (Duncan Baird, 2008), The Book of Yoga (Parragon, 2002), Ten Minute Yoga (Sterling, 2003), The Ayurvedic Year (Storey Books, 2002) and Yoga (Parragon, 2001).Christina's practice is inspired by many Hatha Yoga traditions. Over the decades she has enjoyed learning from esteemed yoga lineages like those of Vanda Scaravalli, BKS Iynegar, Synergy Yoga, Astanga Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Yoga and she has received teachings by renowned yoga teachers from around the world.

Dr David Hamilton

Dr David Hamilton has a PhD in organic chemistry and spent four years working in the pharmaceutical industry, developing drugs for cardiovascular disease and cancer. Inspired by the placebo effect, he left the industry to write books and educate people in how they can harness their mind and emotions to improve their health. He is the author of nine books, including How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body and The Five Side Effects of Kindness. David is the 'Kindness Tsar' for Psychologies magazine and writes for Soul & Spirit Magazine and the Huffington Post. He has appeared on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch in the UK and CBS Sunday Morning in the USA. An advocate for kindness, David is working passionately to help inspire a kinder world.

Dr Deborah Cracknell

Dr Deborah Cracknell is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Medical School, with a primary research focus on the relationships between people and the marine environment.As an interdisciplinary researcher, Deborah is particularly interested in the influence of marine biodiversity on human health and wellbeing.Find out more about Deborah on Twitter @MsScylla.

Dr Ross Bayton

Dr Ross Bayton gained a Bachelor's degree in tropical ecology, and later a Masters and a PhD, both in taxonomy. He is the co-author of RHS Genealogy for Gardeners and RHS Gardening School (both Mitchell Beazley), and worked for three years at BBC Gardeners' World Magazine.

Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison

Eve Simmons and Laura Dennison, both of whom are survivors of eating disorders, are the co-founders of Not Plant Based. Eve and Laura are both full-time journalists; Eve works at the Mail on Sunday and Laura is currently freelance, following a stint at The Press Association.When Laura saw Eve being interviewed on the BBC Documentary Clean Eating's Dirty Secrets she decided to approach her about founding a new website, Not Plant Based. Their website covers a broad range of topics from nutritional advice to restaurant tips, physical fitness to mental health, and features interviews with a wide range of chefs, food writers and influencers, including Jay Rayner, Ella Mills and Adam Richman. Since being founded in September 2016, the blog has received coverage in The Times, the Telegraph, the Metro, the Evening Standard and the Mirror, among others, and it has already attracted a growing social media following.

Florence Parot

Florence Parot is an expert in stress- and sleep-management, burnout and performance. She helps busy and talented people under pressure to be at their best when they need it most. She teaches them the practical tools and strategies that they need to ensure they have the energy, focus and clarity to fulfil their unique potential. After experiencing burnout more than 20 years ago, Florence re-evaluated her choices and learned how to have the busy and interesting life she craved while also respecting her own limits. She turned what started as an understanding of how to cope into an art form, a lifestyle and a career. Sophrology is the thing that has helped her most. In 2010, Florence opened the first Sophrology training centre in the UK, The Sophrology Academy. She also runs burnout prevention and management retreats and workshops. Florence is a member of the Editorial Committee of the French magazine Sophrologie, Pratiques et Perspectives and writes regularly for several English-language publications, including the Huffington Post.

Judy Hall

Judy Hall is an internationally known author, astrologer, crystal expert, psychic and healer. A leading authority on spiritual development, Judy has more than 45 years of experience in karmic astrology, crystal healing and past-life therapy. She is the author of over 45 books - including the bestselling The Crystal Bible, which has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide - and her writing has been translated into 16 languages. Judy has four times been named as one of the 100 most spiritually influential people in the world in the Watkins Review.

Katherine Allen

Katherine Allen has been teaching Qigong and Taiji from 1992. She is a senior instructor member, past committee member and honorary vice president of The Tai Chi Union for Great Britain. She is a Level 8 senior instructor of Practical Tai Chi Chuan International, and an instructor member of the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts. Since 1992 she has taught thousands of people of all ages and requirements, and given workshops, talks, demonstrations and performances to a wide variety of groups and institutions, including London Mind Body Soul exhibitions and GMTV. Her longtime interest in physical and mental health and the mysteries of a joyful, peaceful, youthful spirit are driving forces in her life.

Kelly Holmes

Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes is one of Britain's most recognisable and admired athletes. She has won World, Commonwealth and European medals, and added double Olympic gold at Athens in 2004. Awarded an MBE for services to the British Army, honoured by the Queen with a Damehood and made a Honorary Colonel in 2018, she founded the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust to engage, enable and empower young people. Kelly also supports various charities, including Mind and Heads Together, campaigning alongside Prince Harry to raise awareness around mental health.Twitter @damekellyholmes Instagram @realkellyholmes1500

Kevin Braddock

Kevin is a writer and editor with 20 years of experience at titles including GQ, Esquire, the Guardian, The Face, Vogue and Sleek (Berlin), where he was Editor in Chief. Since his breakdown and recovery, he has completed qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring from UCL and Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling from Goldsmiths. In 2017 Kevin self-published a magazine about his story called Torchlight, which has since sold more than 1,500 copies and been featured in publications such as the Observer. He continues to promote and develop the Torchlight system, including practice cards that help users try out his techniques and advice.@torchlight_system

Linnea Dunne

Linnea Dunne was born and raised in Sweden, where she started her writing career as a columnist at the local newspaper aged 15. She left for Ireland a few years later and eventually moved to London, where she studied Creative Writing and Political Communications. Linnea's work on subjects ranging from motherhood to women's rights and media narratives has been published by (among others) the Irish Times, the Guardian and the Irish Independent. She also works as Editor of Scan Magazine, spreading the word about all things Scandinavian, and is the author of Lagom: The Swedish Art of Balanced Living (2017). Linnea now lives in Dublin with her husband and two kids. Juggling life as a work-from-home freelance professional with motherhood and countless creative projects, and inspired by her husband who gets up early to meditate every morning, she recently took up daily yoga and set out to find out how a good morning ritual can contribute to a sense of peace and purpose.

Michael Freeman

Michael Freeman, professional photographer and best-selling author, was born in England in 1945, took a Masters in Geography at Brasenose College, Oxford University, and then worked in advertising in London for six years. In 1971 he made the life-changing decision to travel up the Amazon with two secondhand cameras, and when Time-Life used many of the pictures he came back with, he embarked on a full-time photographic career.Since then, working for clients that include all the world's major magazines, most notably the Smithsonian Magazine (for which he has shot more than 40 stories over 30 years), Freeman's reputation as one of the world's leading reportage photographers has been consolidated. Of his many books, which have sold over 4 million copies worldwide, more than 60 titles are on the practice of photography. For this photographic educational work he was awarded the Prix Louis Philippe Clerc by the French Ministry of Culture.Freeman's books on photography have been translated into 27 languages.

Philippe Tahon

Former restaurateur and father of two Philippe Tahon switched careers - and countries - to become one of Europe's most sought after therapists and weight loss gurus who has helped hundreds of people free themselves from fad dieting, lose weight and keep it off for good. The best-kept secret of celebrities and therapists, his revolutionary approach has sparked national media interest.Philippe has a deep understanding of weight and self-image issues, having gone through a 15 year period of yo-yo weight loss and regain. After years of frustration and guilt, Philippe sold his Brussels restaurants, retrained as a psychotherapist and came up with his own unique weight loss programme. This not only helped him lose all five stone (70lbs) of his excess weight in less than a year but, in gently reprogramming his mind to create a benevolent self-awareness, it also improved his self-esteem.For the past 17 years, he has dedicated his life to helping hundreds of people face up to eating disorders and issues surrounding addiction and self-image. Whether celebrities or journalists, actors or housewives, almost all his clients have had amazing - and lasting - results.Find out more about Philippe at www.philippetahon.com.

Richard Sneesby

Richard Sneesby is a landscape architect and garden designer. He is an RHS judge at Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows and co-authored The Garden Maker's Manual (also Mitchell Beazley).

Sabrina Ghayour

A chef, food writer and cookery teacher, Sabrina Ghayour is one of the strongest voices in Middle Eastern food today. Her work has featured in The Times, The Sunday Times, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, delicious. magazine, Waitrose Food magazine, Sainsbury's Magazine and BBC Good Food magazine. She has also appeared on BBC1's Saturday Kitchen, BBC2's Great British Menu and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch.Sabrina's debut cookbook, Persiana, was awarded 'Best New Cookbook' at the Observer Food Monthly awards 2014 and 'Book of the Year' at the 2015 Food & Travel Awards. Her follow up, Sirocco, and her most recent book, Feasts, were Sunday Times bestsellers.Connect with Sabrina at www.sabrinaghayour.com Twitter @SabrinaGhayourInstagram @SabrinaGhayour

Suzy Reading

Suzy Reading is a chartered psychologist (B. Psych (Hons), M.Psych (Org)) and qualified yoga teacher from Australia, specializing in wellbeing. Her offerings include face-to-face coaching, walk & talk sessions, private and group yoga, mummy and baby yoga courses, Skype coaching, workshop presentations on self-care and other topics such as sleep, rest and relaxation, and how to make sustainable lifestyle changes. Suzy is also the Neom Organics Psychology expert and a Contributing Editor on Psychologies Magazine. She has contributed to journals on the subject of self-care.Find out more about Suzy on Twitter and Instagram @suzyreading.