BCSUF Inaugural Conference: Bullying in the UK: Where are we now?

The Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation is delighted to invite you to our Inaugural Conference being held on Monday 12th November 2018 at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, London

During Anti-Bullying Week and grounded in a foundation of respect, our event provides a unique opportunity for experts from all sectors to collaborate, inform and improve anti-bullying research and practice. 


We invite anyone responsible for tackling bullying to attend – charity workers, researchers, human resource managers, senior managers, teachers and educators, counsellors, and individuals who work in pastoral care – all are welcome. 

The aim of the day-long conference is to obtain a clear picture of bullying throughout the UK; to share experiences, foster collaboration and devise practical solutions.

Attendees will have access to current thinking and research and engage in panel discussions focussed on the following topics: 

  • Bullying in Sport, including Homophobic & Transphobic bullying.
  • Sexual Bullying.
  • Mental Health and Disability Bullying.
  • Bullying in the Workplace.

Presenters include the following individuals, with more being confirmed daily:

Ben Cohen MBE – Founder of the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation

David Isaac CBE – Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Bernadette Russell, Writer, Performer, Storyteller and Thaumaturge

Professor Emeritus Peter Smith – World leading expert on bullying, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Goldsmiths University of London

Professor Louise Arseneault – Renowned Expert in Mental Health, ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow, King’s College London

Julie Dennis – Head of Diversity and Inclusion, ACAS

Dr Iain Coyne – Expert in Workplace Bullying, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology, Loughborough University

Lauren Seager-Smith – Expert in Anti-Bullying, CEO of Kidscape

Dr Neil Duncan – Expert in Sexual Bullying, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Wolverhampton, CEO of Clearway Education

Professor Charlotte Rayner – Founding member of IAWBH, Emeritus Professor, University of Portsmouth

Dr Rory Magrath – Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences

Jamie Hooper – Senior Equality and Diversity Manager, Sport England

Neill Thompson – Senior Lecturer, Programme Lead MSc Occupational and Organisational Psychology, Northumbria University

Lou Engelfield – Director, Pride Sports

Dr Tamara Turner-Moore – Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Leeds Beckett University

Dr Kate Milnes – Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Leeds Beckett University

David McCaffrey Author, Activist, former NHS Employee

Katie Buckingham – Founder, Altruist Enterprise

Dr Lucy Betts – Associate Professor in Psychology, Nottingham Trent University

Lindsay England – Founder, Just a Ball Game?

Dr Nicola Abbott – Lecturer in Psychology, UCL Institute of Education

Alice Hartley, Urology trainee, Chair of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh anti-bullying campaign #LetsRemoveIt

Rachel Liscombe, Evaluation Officer for the KiVa project, Centre for Evidence Based Early Intervention, Bangor University

Sacha Draper – Internal Communications Manager, Amnesty International

Jayne Bullough – Training and Prevention Coordinator, Rape Crisis South London / Surrey & Sussex, Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centres


For further information or queries, please contact: Lise Budd Beynon at lise@bcsuf.co.uk.

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