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From Striving to Thriving;

Nurturing Resilience in Education


Birmingham City University

City South Campus

Edgbaston B15 3TN

"The Future of the World is in my Classroom Today"

– Ivan Welton Fitzwater

Friday 30 November 2018, 2–5pm

 Professor Rosemary Sage

Practitioner Doctorate Lead, School of Education, University of Buckingham.

Dr Kim Orton

Consultant in Education and Research.

Lorrian Holder

Deputy Head, Bablake Junior School –
"Our journey to enhance staff health & well being using Intelligent Behaviour Analytics® in the world of education".

Professor Adam Crizzle

"As tough as old boots" – Using
Intelligent Behaviour Analytics® to nurture, grow and maintain teacher resilience.

Katy Palios

The science behind it: the practical 
application of Intelligent Behaviour Analytics® in a teaching environment – a pilot study.


Discover how to build healthier, productive relationships with others in order to bring positive change to your life and the lives of those around you.  Learn about a novel framework and practical toolkits which can help to improve your confidence and resilience, enabling you to cope better in challenging and stressful situations, now and into the future.


Listen to knowledgeable and inspirational speakers, hear real life stories about how lives have been changed for the better, as voiced by our students, and engage with our panel of experts as they discuss the challenges faced by many of us today.

Professor Rosemary Sage

D.,M.Phil, BA, LRCSLT, PGCE(ED.Psych), MRCSLT,FCOT, MCCT, MLA, MA Fellow, JP, PG Cert: Neuro., Linguistics., Psycho-Linguistics.,NVC, Leadership & Management.

Professor Sage is a qualified speech and language pathologist, psychologist and teacher (English and Maths) and Professor of Education as well as former Dean and Professor at the College of Teachers. She has been Directorof Speech and Language Services in Leicester/Leicestershire; a Teacher in Primary and Secondary schools; SeniorLanguage Advisor to an LEA; an Academic in 4 universities – Head of Department and Professor of Communicationat Liverpool/Liverpool Hope and a visiting Professor in Cuba and Japan. Rosemary is on the Queen’s Panel for Education and Industry Awards and has sat on the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for the Judiciary as asenior magistrate and presently serves on the Judiciary Executive. 

She was a founder member of the Children’s Legal Panel and has beenan expert witness in Educational appeals. Also, she has sat on Parliamentary committees for Medicine and Education, the Teaching ofScience and Inclusion of Students with Special Needs. Recently, she led the first group of Education students at the College of Teachers(TCOT) completing Doctorates by Professional Record (Doctoral Fellow of the College of Teachers – DFCOT), who received awards fromPrince Philip in June 2016. 

From 2017, Rosemary has been Professor of Doctoral Study at Buckingham Independent University leadingthe Practitioner Doctoral programme in the School of Education. This degree is focusing on education for the New Industrial Age (4) andis linked with universities in Italy and the USA who have been researching a curriculum that re-balances the present academic input withmore emphasis on the personal development of students. She has published 22 books and over 150 refereed papers in journals.

Dr Kim Orton

Dr Kim Orton has teaching and lecturing experiences across the age range – initially in Young Offender Education, in nursery (SEND) as an LEA Advisor in Early Education. She has managed Child Care and Education programmes and Hospital Play Specialism for post 16.

Kim has headed up Teacher Training in FE/HE, worked as a Curriculum Development Officer and on EU-funded projects. She has tutored and supervised on MA programmes in Leadership and Management and as a Research Associate for UCL, Institute of Education.

Latterly – leading Child Development courses and examining in the UK and abroad for QTS and as a Practitioner Doctorate Tutor, Research and Development Officer at the University of Buckingham. Kim has Nursery Nursing qualifications, a BE’d (Hons) in Secondary Education, MA in Education (SEN) and a Doctorate, DFCOT. Her main research areas; communication in learning and reflective practice at FE and HE and through Continuing Professional Development for teachers and leaders.

Lorrian Holder

Lorrian Holder is the Deputy Headmaster at Bablake Junior School IAPS (Co-educational 3 – 11). He is in charge
of the pastoral care and is one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads and Educational Visits Coordinator.
He teaches Mathematics and Science to Year 6 pupils. 

Previously he was appointed as a Primary Senior Leader at GEMS Wellington International School in Dubai (Co-educational 2200 pupils 3 – 18) where he was responsible for the academic and pastoral development of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils. He led Science across the Primary Phase and managed the Islamic and Physical Education Departments. Prior to moving to Dubai he was the Head of Middle School at Edge Grove School in Hertfordshire IAPS (Co-educational 3 – 13). During this time, he taught Science
to Years 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. 

Throughout Lorrian’s career he has been an active sportsman and coach, focusing mainly
on rugby, cricket and hockey. He played cricket at a very high level and has assisted in the organisation of both
national and international cricket tours. Skiing and snowboarding is one of his passions and each year he arranges a Bablake Junior
School ski trip to Norway.


Originally from South Africa, he completed a Bachelor of Education degree and began his career as a Science,
Geography and Design Technology teacher in Johannesburg, Gauteng.

Professor Adam Crizzle

Professor Adam Crizzle is in the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences at Birmingham City University. He
is the Managing Director and Research Director at Hillcroft House Research Hub and an Executive Career Coach
and Leadership Trainer. 

He is Chair of the JCT Research Trust which is focussed on raising educational awareness
for blood, organ and bone marrow donation. His core expertise is within the field of human behaviours and 
emotions. He is the Inventor of Intelligent Behaviour Analytics® and a Board Member of IBA Alumni. 

He is a CPD Standards Office accredited speaker and is a regular public speaker. With over three decades within the fields of
Human Behaviour, Research, Statistical Forecasting, Logistics and Education, his key area of research is 
the understanding of human behaviour and emotions to improve mental health and well-being, within matrix/
networked organisation culture.

Katy Palios

Katy is a Research Graduate at Hillcroft House Research Hub. She achieved a First-Class Hons degree in Psychology with Neuroscience from the University of Sussex in July 2017. She is going on to complete an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience at King’s College London starting September 2018.


This year, Katy has collaborated with Bablake Junior School to establish the impact of Intelligent Behaviour Analytics® within the educational sector.


With an avid interest in sport, Katy is a qualified football coach. She was President of women’s football at University which is an elected post and played for the 1st team

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