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Conference 20 November 2019

Speaker Profiles


Rosan Bosch
Rosan Bosch
Rosan Bosch Studio - Copenhagen, Denmark


Rosan is a Dutch-born artist who has worked professionally with art, design and architecture for more than 20 years.   Her interdisciplinary agency, Rosan Bosch Studio, was founded in Copenhagen in 2011 and it works in the crossover between art, architecture and design. Among its designs are the renowned Vittra Telefonplan School and Vittra Brotorp School in Sweden, Liceo Europa in Spain and Sheikh Zayed Private Academy in Abu Dhabi.

James Clarke
James Clarke

James is a specialist in furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E), who graduated from Ravensbourne with a degree in Furniture Design in 1986. Since 2004, he has specified furniture for learning environments in schools, colleges and universities, both as an independent FF&E consultant as well as on behalf of leading furniture manufacturers, working on major capital projects via construction consortia as well as directly with education institutions. He edits Learning Spaces magazine on behalf of Teaching Times.

Michal Cohen
Michal Cohen
Walters & Cohen
Michál is a director and co-founder of Walters & Cohen Architects, a London-based practice that has completed many highly acclaimed education buildings.   Michál believes that learning environments should be stimulating, fun and flexible, allowing teachers and pupils to teach and learn in the ways that suit them best. She is inspired by education design around the world and developments in pedagogical thinking, both of which influence her innovative and well-loved designs.
Shane Cryer
Shane Cryer
Saint-Gobain Ecophon

Shane Cryer manages the education sector in the UK and Ireland for Swedish acoustic experts, Ecophon. After a career in the construction industry, having studied building and property surveying, he now concentrates on building acoustics. Working closely with organisations such as The Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and the RIBA, Shane has been promoting BB93: Acoustic Design of Schools standard via CPD seminars, conferences and articles in the trade press. Shane also manages several acoustic research projects around the UK and is involved in the Australian ILETC research programme for school environments.

Murray Hudson
Professor Stephen Heppell

Professor Stephen Heppell is CEO of and holds the The Felipe Segovia Chair of Learning Innovation at Universidad Camilo José Cela (UCJC), Madrid.


Stephen’s “eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground” approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective large scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally as a widely and fondly recognised leader in the fields of learning, new media and technology. He helps to make learning better for everyone from schools, universities and parents, to the Team GB Olympians, the England Rugby team, BAFTA, national governments, and many others.

A school teacher for more than a decade, and a professor since 1989, Stephen has worked on some huge projects (Tesco SchoolNet 2000 was the Guinness Record holder for World’s Biggest Internet learning project), to the remarkable little Learnometer boxes at the heart of the IOT Big Data project, which has now moved on to prototyping smart school furniture.

Murray Hudson
Murray Hudson is the Managing Director of Gratnells and founder of the Gratnells Learning Rooms project, which campaigns to improve educational outcomes by maximizing the beneficial effects of the learning environment.   Murray travels extensively, visiting schools across the world to better understand how to create the optimal learning environment.  Murray has worked in the education industry for more than twenty years.  He is a former chairman of the British Educational Furniture Manufacturers Group and spent nearly a decade on the board of the British Education Suppliers Association (BESA).  


Lene Jensby Lange
Autens - Roskilde, Denmark
Lene is a passionate educational entrepreneur who brings people and minds together to reimagine the future of learning.  She founded Autens in 2005, a consultancy that works closely with schools, local and national authorities to inspire new models of learning, school architecture and learning space design, all in the spirit of user engagement and co-creation. Lene also heads the Global Schools Alliance and serves on several advisory boards.
Lene Jensby Lange
Richard Leonard
Hayballs - Melbourne, Australia
Richard is an architect and Director of Hayball, one of Australia’s largest architecture practices with offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.  For over 30 years Richard has focused on translating contemporary learning and teaching philosophies into creative design responses. He is a past Chair of the Association for Learning Environments Australasia and a member of the Learning Environments Applied Research Network (LEaRN) at the University of Melbourne, where he participates in several education research initiatives.
Richard Leonard
Kerri Ranney
Huckabee - Austin, USA
Kerri Ranney is the VP of Educational Practice for Huckabee. Kerri has over 15 years experience serving public K-12 clients and has managed large construction projects, from bond planning and project development through construction administration.

Kerri is passionate about the role facilities play in the learning experience and the holistic transformation necessary for the built environment to reach its full potential. She leads the Planning Team which is responsible for understanding and capturing the educational vision and desired culture of our clients in order to deliver responsive solutions. She is also responsible for Huckabee's special projects including our partnership with Region 12 and the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC).

She currently serves as the Southern Region Representative to the International Board of The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), an international professional association whose mission is to improve the places where children learn. She is also a co-chair for the international-level Knowledge Center Steering Committee which is responsible for the development and curation of all content for A4LE. She has served in many leadership capacities at the chapter, regional and international levels and continues to support A4LE in many ways.
Victoria Savage
Scott Brownrigg
Victoria is an Architect at global design Practice, Scott Brownrigg, having joined their Cardiff Studio three years ago as an alumnae of the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. She has worked on a number of education projects, most notably the award-winning schemes Ditton Park Academy in Slough and Great Western Academy in Swindon. Victoria is currently working on Churchward School in Swindon, which caters for students aged 11-19 with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and/or Social Communication Interaction Difficulties (SCID). The £7m school is now onsite. Victoria will be sharing her insight behind the designing of this ASC School. 
Victoria Savage
Dr Armineh Soorenian
Alliance for Inclusive Education

Armineh completed a doctoral post in the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds in November 2011.  Her book ‘Disabled International Students in British Higher Education: Experiences and Expectations’ was published by Sense Publishing House in November 2013, which was based on her PhD research.


In May 2018 she began working on a project for the Alliance for Inclusive Education (ALLFIE), examining the effectiveness of Accessibility Plans in English secondary schools.  Using different methods, she has collected a range of experiences and evidence which has contributed to the final report, due to be launched in January 2020.  The project is funded by the Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning (DRILL) grants programme. 


Outside of her work with ALLFIE, she continues with researching, publishing, campaigning, lecturing and delivering workshops specifically on inclusive education topics.  She has contributed to several collected edition books as well as various UN initiatives and published articles in international journals such as ‘Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research’ and ‘Malta Review of Educational Research’.

Dr Armineh Soorenan
Gary Spracklen
The Prince of Wales School
Gary is the headteacher at The Prince of Wales School in Dorchester, a former Digital Educator of the Year and a member of the UK government’s Department for Education’s ‘ETAG’ (Educational Technology Action Group).   Gary holds the ‘Educational Technology Director’ Chair for A4LE UK and Europe.
Gary Spacklen
Terry White

Terry White (BPhil, MEd, FRSA) has a passion for excellence in the design of schools and environments for learning. He is committed to sharing good practice in the UK and through his international projects and study visits, working directly with learners, teachers, co-educators and design professionals. He has extensive experience in schools and colleges as a headteacher and principal. He has worked in the public and private sectors of education, with national and local government, schools, industry, universities, contractors and design professionals. He was a director of WSP Buildings and a founding director of Edunova. He has been the lead Education Design Advisor on large-scale building programmes, developing and delivering the design brief for over 40 schools. He is the Chair of the Association for Learning Environments in the UK.

Terry White
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