Oliver Heath is an industry recognised expert in the field of sustainable architectural and interior design. With strong media and presentation skills, he has presented television programmes since 1998 working for numerous channels including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Discovery Channel and Norway’s TV2, most recently for the BBC’s DIY SOS where his show was BAFTA nominated.
As a qualified Domestic Energy and Green Deal assessor he frequently acts as a media spokesperson for the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust and the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
His extensive media experience means that he is regularly asked to host seminars, events and awards ceremonies including the Sunday Times British Homes Awards, The Pea Awards, the KB awards.
He is a regular speaker at Ecobuild, Grand Designs, Education Estates and Facility Management conferences, and vets the retail Eco Trail and London’s Top Draw and Pulse trade shows.
He is a trusted voice of authority in interior design having written 3 books – his last urban Eco Chic (Quadrille) selling over 30,000 copies in 8 languages. He is also a frequent contributor for the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, House Beautiful and BD Online.
Biophilic – Design and Sustainability Researcher, Project Manager
Victoria Jackson-White is a designer who uses Systems Thinking to address complex problems and her passion for improving well being whilst creating more sustainable ways of living has led her to research in the area of Biophilic Design.
Victoria’s previous research has informed government policy on waste reduction and been published by DEFRA. An experienced educator and workshop facilitator she regularly lectures on the MA Sustainable Design at Brighton University and at the University for the Creative Arts as well as presenting at seminars in institutions such as Imperial College London, Coventry University and the Centre for Sustainable Design.
Victoria’s interest in community engagement and resilience building led her to co-establish the Brighton Repair Cafe in 2012. As project manager of the Brighton Repair Cafe she uses a range of creative methods (graphic design, illustration, lens-based media, writing and curating) to engage interest in repairing as a vehicle for transformational learning and community building.
Elly Deakin is a junior designer who graduated with First class honours in Interior Architecture from Brighton University. She has always been interested in designing spaces with a focus on improving the well-being of its inhabitants. Her final project at University involved designing an environmental meeting house in the heart of Brighton’s North Laine, where each collaborative space encouraged the local community to learn, discuss and relax. The structural design of the intervention had a sustainable approach, using many up-cycled materials.
As well as a designer, Elly is also a Biophilic Design researcher and blog writer, where she explores a range of everyday human spaces that aim to strengthen an individual’s innate connection with nature.
Her interests include travelling (she loves Scandinavian design and lifestyle) and is also a passionate photographer – mainly shooting interiors and urban life.
Having originally read Business Studies at Hull University, Damian completed a Masters in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Forum for the Future in 2009. Prior to that he had 14 years’ experience as a project and programme manager at Cable & Wireless and BT and was a Director of a small software company. He has Prince 2, MSP and APMP project management qualifications and jointly set up Brighton Energy Co-op in August 2010, and the Eco Technology Show in 2012.
Research analyst and facilitator
Jane Glenzinska is a sustainability consultant specialising in individual and organisational behaviour change that stems from experiential learning and shifts in core values. The driving force and common thread behind all of her work is a love of facilitating transformative processes- personal, spatial, and organisational.
The focus of her interventions lies in deep frame explorations of intrinsic values and holistic considerations of personal and global sustainability through relational and participatory methodologies. She seeks to capture the quantitative and qualitative outcomes of these interventions in collaborative processes with both participants and organisations.