Roy Bainton author of Honoured By Strangers, The Mammoth Book of Unexplained Phenomena and A Brief History of 1917: Russia's Year of Revolution travelled the world in the Merchant Navy. He has written extensively for radio, TV, magazines and newspapers.
Dawn Baker is a clinical psychologist and trained therapist in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). She has worked at the Depersonalisation Research Unit at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, developing a psychological model of depersonalization disorder as well as treatment and management strategies. She currently works in private practice in Spain.
Alan Bamberger is a San Fransisco-based, self-taught art appraiser and former rare book dealer specialising in fine and decorative arts books, who consults with artists and collectors from all over the world through his much-loved website at artbusiness.com, which has been online since 1998. The site gets 5-6,000 unique visits a day from artists, collectors, wanna-be collectors and the art-curious who can peruse hundreds of pages of his original articles about the art business. With his broad range of art and art business knowledge, and his privileged position as a respected writer and interviewer in the art community, he can give a perspective to art collectors and artists that very few in the art world can. Since the beginning, his site has been financially supported by hundreds of collectors, galleries and art sites through donations. He has two other publications: Buy Art Smart and Art For All.artbusiness.com
Christopher Barnatt is Associate Professor of Computing & Future Studies in Nottingham University Business School, and the author of ExplainingComputers.com, ExplainingTheFuture.com and their popular YouTube channels. He has written five previous books on computing and future studies, and lectures and consults widely on cloud computing and Web 2.0. Christopher also appears regularly on TV and the radio. You can follow him in the cloud at twitter.com/ChrisBarnatt.
Dr Jenny Barnett is a neuroscientist and psychologist interested in the genetic and environmental causes of brain health and mental illness. Having trained at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities, Jenny has authored more than 50 scientific publications on topics ranging from new treatments for schizophrenia to the economic impact of dementia. She now works at the intersection of academic and industrial research, designing new technologies to help detect, diagnose and treat brain disorders. Her first book, Growing Up Happy, with Alexia Barrable, was published by Robinson in 2016.
Alexia Barrable is an early years educator with a passion for translating scientific research into practice, both in the classroom and at home. She has worked in schools in London and Athens, and has lectured at university level, for Dundee University. Her passion for the outdoors has always permeated her teaching practice. Since becoming a mum she has run a forest playgroup and written extensively on the importance of nature on a balanced childhood. Her first book, Growing Up Happy focused on increasing children's happiness through a set of daily habits.
Duncan Barrable was born in South Africa, where nature was always a constant presence in his upbringing. Weekends on the family farm and long school holidays fishing and beachcombing in a remote cottage without running water and electricity are some of his fondest childhood memories. When not outside, he is a primary school teacher and is passionate about getting kids outdoors and active. He coaches cross country and enjoys running and exploring the local hills where he lives.
Constance Barter is a British schoolgirl, born in 1993, who was diagnosed with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa aged 14, from which she has since made a complete recovery. In between schoolwork, she is a Young Ambassador volunteer for BEAT, the leading UK charity for people with eating disorders.
Thomas Bartram, fellow of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists, RoyalSociety of Health and Health Food Institute, has practised medical herbalism forover 40 years. He founded Gerard House, international innovators of herbalmedicine, in 1958, and his magazine, Grace, enjoys worldwide circulation.
Josef M. Bauer
Josef M. Bauer, born in Germany in 1901, has written many prize-winning novels, short stories and radio plays. His long series of interviews with Clemens Forell formed the basis of this book.
Harry and Michael Baxter
Harry and Michael Baxter are both experienced music teachers: Harry Baxter studied at the Hichschule fur Musik, Berlin, and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, while his son Michael graduated from King's College, London University, and the Royal Academy of Music and now teaches, composes and runs a music publishing company.
Dr Elaine Beaumont is a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Salford University and has spent over 15 years working in Education and the Counselling and Psychotherapy profession.Elaine is a BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Europe Approved Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Practitioner and provides psychotherapy for organisations including Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Elaine also provides clinical supervision for individuals who work for Anxiety UK, The Priory Hospital and Beacon Counselling Services.Elaine's academic interests focus on exploring the effectiveness of therapeutic interventions, compassion in healthcare, knowledge, theory and practice of counselling and psychotherapy, mental health provision, and the importance of practitioner self-care.
Sam Beckbessinger is a writer and fintech entrepreneur who has spent most of the past ten years building tools to help people manage their money better. Sam also writes fiction and once high-fived Barack Obama (true story). She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Gretchen Becker is a writer and editor specialising in medical books, and a type-2 diabetic, who lives in Vermont, USA.Gretchen Becker is a writer and editor specialising in medical books, and a type-2 diabetic, who lives in Vermont, USA.
Sharon Begley is the senior science writer at STAT, the life sciences publication of The Boston Globe. She previously worked at Reuters, Newsweek, The Daily Beast and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of Can't Just Stop, The Emotional Life of Your Brain (with Richard J. Davidson), The Plastic Mind and The Mind and the Brain (with Jeffrey Schwartz). She has received numerous awards for communicating science to the public.
Richard Belfield runs the television production company Fulcrum TV and has done documentaries for ITV and Channel 4 on the death of Diana, the shooting of Yvonne Fletcher, and Neil Hamilton - the last of which resulted in the libel action against Al Fayed by Neil Hamilton (which he lost). He was also the Internet correspondent for the New Statesman during the mid 1990s.Richard Belfield runs the television production company Fulcrum TV and has done documentaries for ITV and Channel 4 on the death of Diana, the shooting of Yvonne Fletcher, and Neil Hamilton - the last of which resulted in the libel action against Al Fayed by Neil Hamilton (which he lost). He was also the Internet correspondent for the New Statesman during the mid 1990s.
Lily Bernheimer is an environmental psychology consultant, researcher, and writer. She is Founding Director of Space Works Consulting where she consults on how to make workspaces, dwellings, and urban environments work for the people and purpose they serve. Her recent research includes a major report for Adam Architecture and Grainger plc: Tomorrow's Home: Emerging Social Trends and their Impact on the Built Environment, which has been shortlisted for the RIBA president's award for research. She is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Surrey, where she obtained her MSc. in Environmental Psychology, and also holds a BA from Brown University. Her work in human-centred design has ranged from directing a documentary about public space to creating a collaborative mapping platform for new bike racks, and has taken her from her native California to New York City, Amsterdam, London, and Bristol. She regularly speaks at forums such as Clerkenwell Design Week, the London Festival of Architecture, the Academy of Urbanism, and RIBA.
Author Jonathan Black has been Director of the Careers Service at the University of Oxford for the last eight years. Before that, he's had a number of different jobs including: management consultant, professional publisher, co-founder of a start-up company, finance director, aerospace engineer, computer salesman, and strategy director. He has worked in the UK, Europe and the USA, in small businesses and large corporations, private and public sector. In his day job, he works one-to-one with students, presents at international conferences, on the radio and TV, and comes up with new ideas and programmes to help students in schools, university and beyond, to improve their career prospects.
Jeremy Black is one of the UK's most respected and prolific historians. He is Professor of History at Exeter University and a renowned expert on the history of war. His recent books include A Brief History of Italy and The World of James Bond, which offers a historian's perspective on the Bond novels and films. He appears regularly on TV and radio, including BBC Radio 4's In Our Time.
Susan J. Blackmore is a distinguished and influential psychologist, known for her books exploring consciousness, memetics, evolution and spirituality. Her first book, Beyond the Body (1982), was hailed as a classic and the (then) definitive work on OBEs. She is a visiting professor at the University of Plymouth and a freelance writer, giving lectures all over the world both at academic conferences and to the public.