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Meet Our Panel
Colonel David Bates
Following a career in the British Army Medical Services, David is a part-time lecturer in paramedic practice at the University of CumbriaFind Out More
Colonel David Bates
Life in the time of Covid-19. Why are we where we are?
What lessons have, should and could have been learned from previous pandemics, disasters and crises?
David is a part-time lecturer in paramedic practice at the University of Cumbria where he is the programme lead for Disaster Response, Humanitarian Action which includes Safety and Security for operations. He shares his working time with the Army Reserve where he is responsible for shaping health stability and reconstruction thinking and he is a Trustee on the Board of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART-UK) a small NGO that delivers aid and advocacy to unknown or unwanted communities globally. This keeps him current following retirement from the Regular Army where he served with the Army Medical Services for 34 years in a wide range of roles, at home and abroad, that contributed to enhancing individual, team or organisational resilience through mitigation, preparation, response and recovery including HAZMAT/CBRNE.
His academic interests are ethnographic research based on a philosophy of social reality and he therefore mostly employs qualitative methods. He also has a background as a capability developer and believes that people, the moral component of effect and their behaviours contribute the most to capability, thus capability may be crafted through education, training and practise by building transformational development into programmes.
He is married to Helen who is a retired midwife/nurse and they are blessed to live in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
David will be sharing his perspective on ‘Life in the time of Covid?’
Professor Kaz Stuart
Covid-19 Research. A biopsychosocial perspective.
How does Covid-19 affect different people and what will different groups need to support their recovery from this crisis?
Kaz is professor of social and health inequalities and Director of the University of Cumbria’s Centre for Research in Health and Society. Kaz has worked in education, social care, youth work and leadership development and is nationally recognised for her interest in integrated solutions to inequity. Working across research paradigms Kaz is particularly skilled in action research and socially just research methods. She is currently leading the national research into ‘Stories of living through Covid-19’ gathering experiences to inform important research on the social impact of Covid-19 and recovery planning.
Kaz will be sharing an overview of her Covid 19 research and how you can contribute.
Intelligence and security principles for business during a crisis
Iain Stainton is the designer and programme lead for University of Cumbria’s Security, Intelligence and Investigative Practice degree. Bringing over 30 years operational and training experience to his position as a senior lecturer on policing programmes, Iain has led degree programmes to in excess of 500 students through the University’s sites in Carlisle and London together with the worldwide reach of university distance learning programmes. A career in overt and covert investigative operations with numerous commendations to his name culminated in Iain’s design and delivery of investigative, intelligence, interviewing and communication data investigative practices within the UK and overseas.
Gifted in enabling non-security practitioners to adopt a security philosophy and culture, Iain will be sharing key intelligence and security principles for businesses during a crisis.
Alex joined the University of Cumbria in January 2016, having enjoyed a career that encompassed the private sector, criminal justice sector, local government, and more recently in an international setting at a post graduate university of science and technology in the Middle East.
Alex completed a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Social Ethics at St Martin’s College in 1993, before going on to complete a Masters in Contemporary English Literature at Lancaster University in 1995. Following this Alex went on to complete a Masters in Applied Social Studies with a Diploma in Social Work in 1998, also at Lancaster University. Alex is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Alex’s academic interest lies in business continuity and resilience, policing, the criminal justice system, multi-agency working, the penal system and criminology.
Alex lives in South Cumbria with his family. Alex will be sharing his perspective on how many of us are already living out the principles of resilience, perhaps without realising it.
Prof. Duncan Shaw
Managing Spontaneous Volunteers in Emergency/Crisis Response
Prof. Duncan Shaw is Professor of Operations and Critical Systems, a position he took in January 2015. He is Head of the Management Science Group in Alliance Manchester Business School. He participates in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) which is based in the School of Arts Languages and Cultures.
He has authored numerous papers on volunteering in emergencies and wrote the International Standard ISO 22319 Guidelines for planning the involvement of spontaneous volunteers which has been adopted in at least 24 countries explaining that: "While this new standard is based on extensive research and experience from flood emergencies in the United Kingdom, it also reflects the experience of emergency situations in other parts of the world, including ice storms in Canada, grassland fires in Australia, tsunamis in Japan and hurricanes in the United States of America, to name a few. This standard recognizes the complexity and value of spontaneous volunteers in emergencies and provides a practical guide to help organizations plan their effective involvement. ”
On spontaneous volunteers, he was part of the group that wrote UK national guidance and has assisted numerous government bodies in Chile, Argentina, Serbia.
Duncan will be sharing his perspective on the management of spontaneous volunteers during an emergency/crisis response.
Andy Beeforth OBE
Charity Response to Crisis
Cumbria Community Foundation (CCF) exists to address disadvantage by making life-changing grants and promoting philanthropy. It was launched in 1999 with a founding donation of £1 million from British Nuclear Fuels Limited (now Sellafield Limited) and with the support of all seven local authorities within the county.
Through its grant making and fundraising, CCF has made significant contributions to the lives of some of the county’s most disadvantaged people. In its first 20 years, more than £44 million has been given out to thousands of people and organisations. It has launched and managed four major disaster appeals (including raising over £10m to help people affected by the 2015 floods) and created more than 100 grant making funds on behalf of individuals, families, businesses and charitable trusts. It has built up endowed assets of £20 million.
Andy has led the Community Foundation since its creation in 1999. He was made an OBE in 2011 for services to the voluntary sector. Due to his significant experience in disaster response, he is a trustee of the National Emergencies Trust. Andy contributed significantly in 2018 to the work that led to the creation of the NET. A Fellow of the Transatlantic Community Foundation Fellowship and Ambassador for the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network, Andy is a senior figure in the community foundation movement.
Andy will be sharing his perspective on charity response to crisis.