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Leading nutrition expert.

Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is also director of the Food for the Brain Foundation and an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy. He is one of Britain's top nutrition experts and is the author of over 25 health books.

Alexia Barrable

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.

Alison Baverstock

Dr Alison Baverstock is an academic, author and mother of four.

Allison Vale

Allison Vale has written more than a dozen books, many of which have indulged a fascination with the obscured lives of women in British history, such as The Lost Art of Being a Lady, How to Push a Perambulator and Amelia Dyer: Angel Maker, a biography of the murderous, thirty-year career of Britain's most prolific baby farmer.She lives near Bristol with her husband, their two children and an unruly dog named Douglas.

Aric Sigman

Dr Aric Sigman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also the hands-on father of 4 children. He writes for the Times Educational Supplement and his book 'Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives' has caused ongoing public debate.

Caroline Deacon

Caroline Deacon is an experienced mother of three, who has supported new mothers for over 12 years through her work with the National Childbirth Trust. She is also a psychologist and health journalist and the author of 4 books on childcare including Babycalming - simple solutions for a happy baby.

Cathy Creswell

CATHY CRESWELL is a professor of developmental clinical psychology based in the school of psychology and clinical language sciences at the University of Reading and an honorary consultant clinical psychologist and joint director of the University of Reading Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) clinical research unit.

Duncan Barrable

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.

Gill Hines

Gill Hines is an educator of huge experience. She has worked with a large number of parents, young people and teachers, offering workshops, mentoring and support in a wide variety of issues.

Hilda Glickman

Hilda Glickman is a university lecturer and nutritionist. In her nutrition practice, she specialised in digestive problems with great success. Most of her clients were able to eliminate their IBS and related conditions using the methods in this book. Many had been suffering for years but had never really found the root cause. Once this was discovered and dealt with, they became well very quickly. As a lecturer at the Open University, Hilda taught nurses and other health professionals for many years on the degree module, Health and Disease. She still lectures there and combines that with writing books. Her aim is to share the latest nutritional research with the public in a very accessible, readable and entertaining way

Jackie Highe

Jackie Highe is an experienced hands-on grandmother. Formerly editor-in-chief of Bella magazine, her previous book NOW, WHERE DID I PUT MY GLASSES?, about caring for your elderly parents, was published in 2007 and serialised by the Daily Mail.

Jenny Barnett

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.

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is founding Executive Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is also the founding director of its renowned Stress Reduction Clinic and Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He teaches mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in various venues around the world. He received his Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT in 1971 in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, Salvador Luria.He is the author of numerous bestselling books about mindfulness and meditation. Overall, his books have been translated into over 30 languages.

Kate Orson

Kate Orson is a freelance writer, Hand in Hand parenting instructor and mother. Originally from the UK, she now lives in Basel, Switzerland with her husband the author Toni Davidson, and their four-year-old daughter. She teaches Hand in Hand parenting courses, and offers consultations both online and in person. She has had articles published in Juno, The Green Parent and Smallish, as well as online articles for The Elephant Journal and Mothering Matters - a journal for English speakers in Switzerland.

Lenora Chu

Lenora Chu is an American writer and journalist. She has worked as a television correspondent for Thomson Reuters and media consultant to universities and the private sector; her articles have appeared in CNNMoney, The New York Times, Science, Christian Science Monitor, and on National Public Radio programs. She holds degrees from Stanford University and Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Shanghai with her husband Rob Schmitz, National Public Radio's Shanghai correspondent, and their two sons.

Linda Blair

Linda Blair is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She studied in the US and UK and has worked as a cognitive therapist for over 25 years. She writes for the GUARDIAN newspaper, PSYCHOLOGIES and JUNIOR magazines and the Disney website. She appears frequently on television and radio.

Lucy Willetts

LUCY WILLETTS is a clinical psychologist and accredited CBT therapist. She is also a visiting fellow at the University of Reading. She has a particular interest in the treatment of anxiety disorders in children and young people and has published a number of research papers and several books.

Naomi Moriyama

Naomi Moriyama is a Manhattan mum and author of Japanese Women Don't Get Old or Fat: Secrets of My Mother's Tokyo Kitchen (translated into 20 languages) and The Japan Diet. Naomi has served as Chief Marketing Consultant for Ralph Lauren Japan, as Director of Marketing at HBO in New York and as Account Executive at Grey Advertising in Tokyo and New York. She grew up in Tokyo but now lives in New York City with her five-year-old son and her husband and co-author, New York Times bestselling author William Doyle.

Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig went into theatre as a writer and performer after graduating from Cambridge. Well known for her television and radio work as a presenter, writer and actor, she has written more than twenty books for children and adults. She also writes for theatre and television: her film The Man starred Stephen Fry and Zoe Wanamaker and her play Bully Boy starring Anthony Andrews opened the St James Theatre, London in 2012. She was Chancellor of Portsmouth University from 2012 to 2017. In 2016 Sandi took over as chair on QI, and in 2017 she started presenting The Great British Bake Off. She lives in London and Kent.

Sara Zaske

Sara Zaske is an American writer who lived in Berlin for six and half years. Her articles on her family's experiences in Germany have appeared on Time.com, The Times, and Germany's largest Sunday paper, Bild am Sontag. She now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children.

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. She has a BSc in Psychology and worked for several years in Pharmaceutical Research and Development. Following the birth of her first child, Sarah re-trained as a Paediatric Homeopath, Antenatal Teacher and Birth and Postnatal Doula. She has also undertaken training in Baby Massage, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. Sarah specialises in gentle parenting methods and is co-founder of the GentleParenting website (www.gentleparenting.co.uk). Sarah writes a parenting blog (www.sarahockwell-smith.com) which is read by 3 million parents per year, and is the author of BabyCalm, ToddlerCalm, The Gentle Sleep Book, The Gentle Parenting Book and The Gentle Discipline Book. She frequently writes for magazines and newspapers, and is often called upon as a parenting expert for national television and radio.