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Dart Centre Europe Advisory Board

The Dart Centre's activities in Europe are supported by a European Advisory Board, bringing together a number of leading British news correspondents, editors, journalism trainers and psychotherapists.

Mark BrayneMark Brayne
Director, Dart Centre Europe

Mark Brayne served for 30 years as foreign correspondent and senior editor for Reuters and the BBC World Service, and is now working with the BBC on a new programme of trauma training and support for journalists and programme-makers across the Corporation.

He joined Reuters as a graduate trainee, with whom he served for five years in Moscow and East Berlin, before joining the BBC as German Language Service Correspondent in West Berlin.

Postings followed for the BBC in Vienna (1981-84) and in Beijing (1984-87), then as BBC World Service Diplomatic Correspondent based in London from 1988 to 1992. Among other stories, he covered the build-up to the killings on Tiananmen Square and the violent revolution in Romania which overthrew Central Europe's last communist ruler Nicolae Ceausescu in 1989.

At the BBC during the 90s, Mark was one of the driving forces behind the provision of compulsory survival training for reporters and producers working in hostile environments such as war zones and areas of natural disaster.

He also helped establish the BBC's first confidential counselling service in the early 1990s, at a time when journalists in Britain were still predominantly hostile to the idea of revealing personal emotion.

He has a small private psychotherapy practice, and lectures and writes on issues of emotional literacy and journalism.

Tony CharlesworthTony Charlesworth
Journalist and Journalism Educator

Tony Charlesworth has over 20 years’ experience as a journalist, producer/director, university teacher, trainer, and media consultant. He has worked on the staff of BBC Television News, BBC Radio News, The Associated Press, ABC and Reuters.

At the BBC he worked with presenters and correspondents producing and directing news packages and reports over eight years for Newsnight, the Nine o’clock News, the Six o’clock News, Breakfast, Radio 4’s Today programme, and Yesterday in Parliament.

For 11 years, he was Senior Producer/Director for the production division of the Associated Press television arm, APTN, the division having previously been owned by the American ABC Network. He also did a stint as Head of Production for Shandwick International. Tony’s production, journalism and training work has taken him to every continent of the world, apart from Antarctica.
He was awarded a Gold medal at the New York Television Festival for media work on behalf of P&O Cruises for the launch of the luxury liner, "Oriana".

Tony runs a production, communications and training business, www.tonycharlesworth.com, working with both large and small, UK-based as well as international corporations and organisations. Clients past and present include UNHCR, BT, Health Protection Agency, World Health Organization, Food and Agriculture Organisation, Steinway, Smith and Nephew, Merck, European Commission, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, AOL and the Medical Research Council.
Tony is a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Media at the London College of Communication (formerly London College of Printing).

He also has a diploma in psychological counselling.

Tony started in journalism with Reuters which he joined as a graduate trainee straight from University College London, after taking a degree in English Literature. He worked for Reuters in London, before being posted to the agency’s bureau in Paris.

Oscar DalyOscar Daly

Oscar Daly is a consultant in general adult psychiatry working in Northern Ireland. Since his appointment, in 1990, he has had a particular clinical and research interest in the psychological problems experienced by those in Northern Ireland affected by the conflict. He has had a number of publications in the field and has presented papers at numerous national and international meetings.

He has been a member of the UK Trauma Group since its inception in 1995. He has been a member of both ESTSS and ISTSS (European and International Societies for Traumatic Stress Studies) since 1993 and was elected to the Board of Directors of ESTSS in May 2001. He was appointed Secretary to the Board in June 2002.

He has acted in an informal, advisory capacity to a variety of organisations working in the field and is a member of both the Local Health Authority’s Trauma Advisory Panel and Trauma Implementation Group. He was the lead author for the development of guidelines on the management of post traumatic stress disorder in adults published by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety in Belfast in 2003.

He has worked with the media for a number of years, previously as Public Education Officer for the Irish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, that role including responsibility for the launch of the anti stigma campaign in Belfast in 1999.

Neil GreenbergNeil Greenberg
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy

Neil Greenberg has been a serving member of the Royal Navy for 15 years. He is a psychiatrist working both in the NHS and with military medical services.

Neil studied medicine at Southampton University, graduating in 1993. Whilst at university he also undertook a second degree, gaining his first class honours degree in Biomedical Sciences in 1992.

After his intern appointments he worked as a General Duties Medical Officer for three years on warships, nuclear submarines and with Royal Marines Commando units. During that time he achieved his arctic warfare qualification and completed the all arms commando course, earning the coveted Green Beret.

Since 1997, Neil has specialised in Psychiatry and has completed a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychiatry and become a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has also maintained a keen teaching interest and has become a member of the institute of learning and teaching. He is one of a small team who lecture on traumatic stress management for military and non-military personnel. He has presented workshops and training courses on Traumatic Stress Management for organisation both nationally and internationally.

His interest in forensic matters has led to him becoming a member of the expert witness institute and for his achievements in the field of traumatic stress management his bio is now included in the 20005 edition of Who's Who!

Neil's main areas of research interest are into the organisational response to traumatic incidents and into the use of mental health legislation by the British Police. He is currently the principle investigator on a large randomised controlled trail on the use of TRiM in the Royal Navy and is also the military liaison officer to the King's Centre for Military Health Research.

Neil is a keen climber, runner and scuba diver.

Mike JempsonMike Jempson
Director, The MediaWise Trust

A co-founder of the media ethics charity PressWise (now MediaWise, www.mediawise.org.uk) in 1993, Mike Jempson has been its Director since 1996. He provides its public voice in debates about media ethics and regulation, advises individuals and organisations with complaints about the media, devises and delivers training programmes in the UK and internationally, manages its projects— notably on the reporting of children, suicide, health issues, ethnic minorities, and refugees and asylum-seekers (www.ramproject.org.uk ).

Mike has worked as a consultant and trainer on journalism issues in over 25 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, working with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), UNHCR, UNICEF and WHO among others. His work for UNICEF has included compiling its ‘Media Initiatives and Good Ideas by, with and for Children’ website, www.unicef.org/magic.

Mike is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ethics Council, an executive member of the Institute of Communication Ethics, serving on the editorial board of its journal Ethical Space. He was an early member of the Editorial Board of Journalist (NUJ magazine), and is the longest serving member of the National Council of the Campaign for Press & Broadcasting Freedom (CPBF), editing its journal Free Press for 3 years.

Mike graduated from Sussex University in 1969, worked briefly as a teacher in Bucks, and set up The Well, a residential project for homeless young offenders in Tunbridge Wells, before moving to East London as a youth and community worker.

Having dabbled in student journalism and campaigning PR, Mike’s full-time journalism career began in 1977 with the East London Advertiser. In 1981 he was founder-editor of East End News, which gave birth to The Voice, Britain's most successful black newspaper.

In the mid-80s Mike spent three years as a Senior Information Executive with the Greater London Enterprise Board, before concentrating on freelance work as an investigative reporter specialising in human rights and media freedom issues.

Steven JukesSteve Jukes
Head of the Media School at Bournemouth University

Steve Jukes is head of Bournemouth University's Media School, the largest centre in the UK for the study of Journalism and Communication, Media Production, Computer Animation and Corporate and Marketing Communications. Before taking up his appointment in February 2005 he was a visiting scholar at Green College, Oxford, where he has been working on two books on the media, focusing on the issues of spin and trauma.

Jukes has spent most of his working career as a foreign correspondent, working with Reuters mainly in Europe, the Middle East and United States. As Reuters worldwide head of news between 2000-2003 he led the initiative to make trauma counseling available to all the agency’s staff.

He has been working closely with the Dart Center, Kurt Schork Memorial Fund and other international media organisations to help promote the safety of freelance and local journalists worldwide. He is currently researching and writing a book on media spin and war coverage.

David LoynDavid Loyn
Developing World Correspondent, BBC

A BBC correspondent since 1987, David Loyn has reported on wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Balkans. As South Asia Correspondent in 1993-1997, he covered the rise of the BJP, the crisis in Kashmir, and was the only journalist to enter Kabul with the Taliban. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, his Assignments included attachments as Political Correspondent, the first elections in Poland, the fall of Berlin Wall, the fall of Ceaucescu, the Lockerbie bombing, Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, and long periods acting as Moscow Correspondent.

David MearaDavid Meara
Vicar of St Brides, Fleet St, London

Since 2000, David Meara has been Rector of St Bride’s, Fleet Street, in the City of London—the church traditionally most closely associated with journalism in Britain.

Born in Oxford in 1947, David studied classics and then Theology at Oxford University. He met his wife Rosemary while training for the ministry at Cuddesdon Theological College. Ordained in 1973, he began his ministry in Reading, west of London, and then became Anglican Chaplain to that city’s University.

He moved in 1982 to become Vicar of three Berkshire Villages, and served as Rural Dean of Bradfield. He was appointed of Rector of Buckingham in 1994, and area Dean in 1995.

David is Chaplain to three Livery Companies in the City of London and to numerous media organisations, and has continued to foster strong links between St Bride’s and newspaper and broadcasting organisations.

Kate NowlanKate Nowlan
Counselling in Companies

Kate Nowlan is a psychotherapist , currently in post as Chief Executive of CiC—an Employee Assistance Programme that delivers 24 hr practical and emotional support to companies in the public and private sector. She has a particular interest in trauma work and the effect that prolonged exposure to trauma has on groups and individuals—particularly journalists and those working in hostile environments. She has worked as trainer and therapist on trauma programmes throughout the UK and in Ireland and South Africa and was responsible for a recent conference on Terrorism and Traumatic Stress at the National Liberal Club in London.

John OwenJohn Owen
Journalism Educator and Frontline Club

John Owen is former News Director at Canadian Broadcasting and a respected leader in the field of journalism training and ethics in Britain.

He sits on the editorial advisory boards of the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund, the Bellagio Trust, and the British Journalism Review. He also serves on the advisory committees of the British section of the International Press Institute, and the Rory Peck Trust, and he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting and the Indo-China Media Memorial Foundation.

Owen was the founding director of the European Centre of The Freedom Forum until its international activities were suspended last Autumn.

Prior to joining The Freedom Forum, Owen spent twenty years with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and served as CBC TV News' chief news editor and chief of foreign bureaux.

Rodney PinderRodney Pinder
International News Safety Institute (INSI) and former Reuters journalist

Rodney Pinder is another Reuters veteran, and now Director of the new International News Safety Institute (INSI), a Brussels-based global organisation dedicated to the safety and freedom from persecution of journalists and news media staff.

Pinder, 60, is a former senior foreign correspondent and news executive for Reuters. He retired in 2002 after four years as global Editor of Reuters Television News, the world's biggest international television news agency, and more than 20 years covering hotspots in three hemispheres.

He has a long experience of conflict reporting. He has covered wars and civil conflicts in the Middle East, Northern Ireland, Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, Southern and South Africa, Indonesia, Iraq and Iran and the Gulf.

INSI was created in 2003 as a non-governmental, independent institute by news organisations and support groups concerned about the rising incidence of attacks on journalists by those who fear or dislike what they report. The Institute is an unprecedented coalition of the news media and individual journalists, media freedom groups, journalist unions and humanitarian campaigners working to create a culture of safety in news gathering.

It was born out of an initiative by the International Federation of Journalists, the world’s biggest journalists’ group, and the International Press Institute, representing editors, media executives and leading journalists.

Rupert ReidRupert Reid
International Security Management Consultant

Rupert Reid is an independent security management consultant. A former police officer, he has specialized in corporate contingency planning and crisis management for the past 15 years, and has worked extensively for the special risks insurance market covering terrorism, kidnap and extortion. He has been involved in the training of personnel operating in high risk areas, and the de-briefing of those affected by trauma through their experiences in the field. He speaks Spanish and French, and holds a Masters Degree in Security Risk Management.

Gabrielle RifkindGabrielle Rifkind
Institute for Group Analysis

Gabrielle Rifkind is a group analyst, specialist in conflict resolution and, Human Security Consultant to the Oxford Research Group. As a practising psychotherapist, she has a special interest in how what we know psychologically can be applied to the political particularly in areas of conflict. As a result of this she has developed a special understanding in trauma.

Her special contribution is to the group process and facilitating positive change through attention to what occurs beneath the surface in political dialogue.

She is director of the Oxford Process, which works on the premise that it is through human security and the building of relationships that lasting change can come about. The work builds on the work of the Oxford Research Group, which over the past 20 years has developed effective methods to bring about positive change on the issues of global and local security through non-violent means.

She has facilitated and initiated a number of Track II roundtables. Her special interest is the Middle East. She established the Middle East Policy Initiative Forum (MEPIF) in June 2002. Out of MEPIF emerged a document on the role of third party intervention in the form of an international protectorate in the West Bank and Gaza. The idea proceeds from a paradox which has governed the situation in the Middle East for a long time: the majority of the populations on both sides wish for peace on approximately the same terms, but both ordinary people and their leaders have profound and legitimate fears about the intentions of the other side. As a result of the work done, a number of meetings with the British government at the highest level have been initiated.

In May 2004 she convened with Dr Scilla Elworthy and Prince El Hassan bin Talal a human security conference in Amman. The meeting brought together regional and international experts, leaders and activists to develop a human security analysis and agenda as applied to the Middle East. One of the outcomes of the meeting was The Amman Roundtable—Human Security in the Middle East Report which was then presented to policymakers in anticipation of the G8 summit.

She is currently working on a proposal to NATO to hold a meeting to examine the role of the military, and ask the question not when should they intervene but HOW. The meeting will offer the opportunity to examine the link between the human security agenda and how this may be applied to the military. Case studies of military intervention such as Fallujah, Gaza and Bosnia will be examined and questions will be asked about what we can learn from these interventions.

She is also working on a book that makes the connection between the psychological and the political in areas of conflict and will explore such issues as trauma, humiliation, exclusion and disempowerment and its relationship to political violence.

Bruce ShapiroBruce Shapiro
Field Director, Dart Centre US

Bruce Shapiro, who has taught investigative journalism at Yale University since 1994, is a contributing editor for The Nation and national correspondent for Salon.com. Shapiro co-authored the book, Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America's Future, with Rev. Jesse Jackson and congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. His history of investigative reporting, Shaking the Foundations, was published in November 2002. His reporting has also appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, and the Los Angeles Times.

Shapiro first became involved with the Dart Centre after being seriously injured in a 1994 assault, leading him to consider the relationship between journalists and the victims of crime. As field director, he serves as an advisor and associate in planning and developing Dart Centre programs.

Richard TaitRichard Tait
Prof. of Journalism, Cardiff University

Richard Tait is Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies, Cardiff University. He was Editor-in-Chief of ITN from 1995 to 2002, and Editor of ITN’s Channel Four News from1987 to 1995. Before joining ITN he had been Editor of The Money Programme, Newsnight and the 1987 General Election Results Programme for BBC Television.

He is a Governor of the BBC, vice chairman of the International Press Institute, and a Fellow of the Society of Editors and of the Royal Television Society. He is a Trustee of the John Schofield Memorial Trust and a Member of the Advisory Boards of the Kurt Schork Memorial Fund and of the International News Safety Institute.

Julie Tomlin
Features Editor, Press Gazette

Stuart TurnerStuart Turner

Stuart Turner is a consultant psychiatrist, currently Director of the TraumaClinic, working in private practice in London. He has very wide experience as a pioneer in the field of psychotraumatology in the UK. In the 1980s, he was a Trustee of the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture. One evening in 1987, whilst seeing patients in the Medical Foundation, he was made aware of the sirens on the Euston Road, and he learned of the fire at Kings Cross Station. He played a lead role in establishing the NHS response to this disaster and to other similar incidents in the UK.

In 1991, as a direct result of his research into the emotional condition of the British "human shield" civilians returned from Kuwait and Iraq, the Department of Health established two national centres for treating trauma survivors, one of which he co-directed with James Thompson at the Middlesex Hospital. He is one of the four clinicians who established the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) and he became its second President in 1995. The following year, he established the UK Trauma Group, a managed clinical network of practitioners and researchers in the UK; he chaired this for 8 years. The same year he was appointed as Vice-Dean in the Royal Free and University College Medical School.

He is an established researcher in the field of PTSD and is committed to the application of best available scientific evidence in the treatment of people with traumatic stress reactions of all types. He was a member of the Guideline Development Group for the PTSD guidelines published in 2005 by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). He has particular experience in working with people with particularly complex problems. He is Treasurer of the International Society for Traumatic Studies (ISTSS).

He is also committed to a human rights approach in all his work. For example, he is Trustee of Redress, an organisition working for reparation for survivors of torture. Redress was one of the NGOs involved in the Pinochet extradition trial representing the victims of torture in Chile. It played an important role in defining terms for the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is also Chair of Trustees of the Refugee Therapy Centre, a London-based service specialising in offering same language counselling for young refugees and asylum seekers.

Sarah Ward-LilleySarah Ward-Lilley
Managing Editor, BBC Newsgathering

Sarah Ward-Lilley, as Managing Editor of the BBC's Newsgathering operations, has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Dart Centre agenda since its work began in Europe in earnest. Ward-Lilley has been with BBC News for 15 years. Before that she worked in the ABC (Australia) Europe bureau and in commercial TV production in London. Sarah was a producer on the main BBC TV bulletins and she has experience in both home and foreign newsgathering and has worked extensively in the field. More recently, as Managing Editor, Newsgathering, she has taken on responsibility for the training, safety and welfare of the BBC's staff and freelancers, both in the UK and abroad. Sarah is a trustee of the Rory Peck Trust.


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