Paul Farrand is an Associate Professor and Director of Post-Graduate Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWPs) clinical training programmes within Clinical Education, Development and Research (CEDAR) at the University of Exeter. He is involved in various Department of Health education, training and accreditation committees and chairs related committees within the British Psychological Society (BPS) and BABCP.
Brought up in Southend-on-Sea, and educated at Bristol and Oxford universities, Nick Fawcett, who now lives in Wellington, Somerset, has worked for the past twenty years as a freelance editor, proofreader and indexer, during which time he has also written numerous books published by Kevin Mayhew Ltd, his personal favourite being The Teacher (2016). Having always had a passion for language, ever since his mother set him jumbled-word puzzles when he was a boy, he has played word games - especially Scrabble and Words with Friends - for many years. A proven wordsmith, Nick - who is also a keen walker, chess player and lover of fantasy football - is just the person to guide you on a fun but informative journey into the wonders of the English lexicon.
Melanie Fennell is one of the pioneers of cognitive therapy for depression in the UK and developed the Oxford Diploma in Cognitive Therapy and Oxford/MSc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy. She is a research clinician in the Oxford Mindfulness Centre and teaches on the Masters Degree in MBCT in Oxford University.
PAUL FLECKNEY is a journalist. He is an avid pub-goer and a life-long dog lover who's never owned a dog, and therefore gets a shameless vicarious pleasure from the Pub Dogs project.
Sarah Flower is trained in nutrition and nutritional medicine and author of 15 books, including the bestselling The Everyday Halogen Oven Cookbook. Sarah and her young son have lived on a sugar free diet for the last 3 years. As a nutritionist and journalist, Sarah has written many articles on diets, including sugar free, grain free, low carb and high protein. She runs workshops at local schools, talking to parents and teaching children how to cook and eat a healthy diet.
Vicki Ford is a Counsellor and Psychosexual Therapist, working in private practise and for BUPA in North Wales. She has also trained and supervised other psychosexual counsellors within the National Health Service and Relate. She is accredited by both the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and the British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapy (BASRT) and is registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Christopher Fowler is the creative director of a film promotion company and lives in London. He is the author of the novels ROOFWORLD, RUNE, RED BRIDE, DARKEST DAY, SPANKY, PSYCHOVILLE and DISTURBIA and of the short story collections CITY JITTERS, THE BUREAU OF LOST SOULS, SHARPER KNIVES and FLESH WOUNDS
Daniel Freeman is Professor of Clinical Psychology and a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
Jason Freeman is an experienced writer and editor.
DR CHRIS FREEMAN was an honorary professor at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. As consultant psychiatrist, he created and led services for eating disorders for over forty years and ran outpatient, day patient and inpatient units and, most recently, an intensive home treatment team for severe anorexia nervosa - all in the Edinburgh/South-East Scotland area.
Mark is the Director of Research and Training at the Newcastle Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies Centre and Honorary Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Durham. He is also Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Newcastle. He divides his time between NHS duties, where he directs the Newcastle Diploma in Cognitive Therapy, and the University of Newcastle. He has published over 80 papers, mainly in the field of intrusive thoughts and worry and on the formulation and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He regularly provides workshops on the cognitive behavioural treatment of these disorders. He chaired the Guideline Development Group for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Body Dysmorphic Disorder for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) from 2003 to 2005.
Tom Fremantle's restless career has included time as a teacher, journalist, dustman, bar tender in a Hong Kong nightclub and jackaroo on an Australian sheep station. He is the author of Johny Ginger's Last Ride.