Professor Shitij Kapur Prof Shitij Kapur has published over two hundred peer-reviewed papers, made dozens of presentations worldwide, serves in advisory capacity to public charities and pharmaceutical companies and has received several national and international awards. His main research interest is in the use of brain imaging and animal models to understand the basis of psychosis and its treatment.
Dr Avie Luthra Dr Avie Luthra won the BBC’s Dennis Potter Award for his BBC film, Indian Dream. In 2006, he was nominated for a BAFTA for his short film Lucky, which was also short-listed for an Oscar in 2007. His first feature film Mad, Sad and Bad was released in cinemas in 2009. His second feature length film, Lucky (2012) won 8 international film festival awards and will be released in Spring 2013.
Dr Max Pemberton Max Pemberton is a doctor, journalist and writer. He works full time in the NHS in mental health. He is a columnist for the Daily Telegraph, Reader’s Digest and a contributor to the Mail On Sunday. He has won Mind Journalist of the Year and the RCPsych’s Public Educator of the Year award. He is a presenter on the BBC Radio 4’s Inside Health. He has also written three books.
Dr Florian Ruths Florian is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Maudsley Hospital in London. He is interested in the integration of psychiatric aspects and CBT for anxiety and depression. Florian is the Consultant Lead for the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Groups (MBCT) and teaches CBT & MBCT on two MSc Courses at the Institute of Psychiatry. He has published in the areas of MBCT, anxiety and depression.