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Lauren is the former Editorial Director of National Geographic Kids magazine and a freelance editorial consultant and travel writer based in London. She has worked in publishing for over 15 years, holding senior editorial positions on titles including Sugar, Bliss, Kraze Club, Girlfriends, Star Hits, Big Time and Kick!, and has contributed to family sections of The Mirror, The Times and The Telegraph.
Ben is a freelance movies and entertainment writer. He started out writing for Empire and has since authored the definitive biography of Robert Downey Jr. as well as setting up Press Association's Hollywood Bureau. Highlights of his professional career include getting recognised by Naomi Watts, almost spilling a drink on Natalie Portman and nearly getting punched by Mickey Rourke. His toddler daughter has already met a member of the England Women's cricket team, but currently thinks YouTube videos of cats are better than Star Wars.
Samantha is an investigative financial journalist and columnist who has written for national newspapers and websites, specialist magazines, women's magazines and parenting magazines. She is the author of The Guide to Money (Virgin Books) and is mum to Imogen (9) and Isabella (5) and wife to Andrew. She blogs as The Undomesticated Mum and lives in Stansted, Essex.
As a so-called ‘millennial dad’, Oliver is primary carer for his young son, Freddie, with high-flying wife Clare away from home in the week. Fumbling through fatherhood, juggling work and parenting, life is packed with adventure and wonder – for both father and son.
Georgina is an experienced music and entertainment journalist; having spent the past decade writing for The Times, Grazia, POP magazine and spending time as digital editor for MTV’s group of international websites. She has spent plenty of time in muddy festival fields and backstage at London’s grimiest venues but cites a career highlight as flying to sunny Los Angeles to interview Grimes for an exclusive cover story. A career lowlight was transcribing the subsequent 18000 words overnight on the flight home.
Clare is the Senior Researcher for Family Matters Institute (FMI), the parent charity of DAD.Info. She is working to develop research at FMI that, amongst other family topics, increases knowledge of fathers and fatherhood. FMI will follow this knowledge through into policy recommendations and best practice, to create a social environment where fathers feel supported and empowered.
Clare regularly contributes to the DAD.Info site, commenting on all areas of fatherhood from an evidence-based perspective, and writing articles, reviews and blogs.
Dean Beaumont specialises in working with expectant and new fathers, and is the founder of the award winning DaddyNatal. He is author of The Expectant Dads Handbook, and co-author of The His and Hers Guide to Pregnancy and Birth due April 2016
Along with his wife Steph, he is the founders of antenatal education specialists The Natal Family, running antenatal classes around the UK and providing accredited antenatal teacher training.
'Antenatal Pioneer' (Daily Mail, 2011) Dean is a regular contributor to features around the role of the father in the family and at birth in both the media and at professional events. He has worked on Channel 5's 'The Wright Stuff', BBC 1s 'The One Show', and various BBC/CH4 documentaries (featured on BBC3 documentary ‘How Sex Works’ in Jan 2012 and BBC2 documentary ‘How to be a Dad’ in Feb 2012). Most recently, Dean featured on the Sky documentary ‘She’s Having a Baby’ (August 2014) and filmed with Jon Richardson for a Channel 4 documentary and spoke at The Royal College of Medicine Conference.
James is founder of consultancy B3 Creative (www.b3creative.com) which specialises in helping organisations communicate with children and youth.
He has worked in the children¹s media sector for more than two decades. James has written four children's books, used to work as an actor and played the ukulele before it became a hipster thing. He is married and has three children at various stages of their school careers.
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