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.
Director, Dart Centre Europe
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.
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.
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
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.
Journalist and Journalism Educator
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
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,
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
Tony is a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Media at
the London College of Communication (formerly London College of
He also has a diploma in psychological counselling.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, Royal Navy
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
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.
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!
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.
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 ).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of the Media School at Bournemouth University
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
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.
Developing World Correspondent, BBC
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.
Vicar of St Brides, Fleet St, London
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.
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.
Counselling in Companies
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.
Journalism Educator and Frontline Club
Owen is former News Director at Canadian Broadcasting and a respected
leader in the field of journalism training and ethics in Britain.
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.
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.
International News Safety Institute (INSI) and former Reuters journalist
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.
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
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.
International Security Management Consultant
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.
Institute for Group Analysis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Prof. of Journalism, Cardiff University
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
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
Features Editor, Press Gazette
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.
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
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.
Managing Editor, BBC Newsgathering
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.