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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.
Karen is a freelance Entertainment and Travel Editor based in London. With over ten years experience as a journalist, Karen has written for a range of publications and websites including AskMen, Cosmopolitan, Daily Mirror, Fabulous, FHM, Grazia, heat, Sunday Times Travel Magazine and The Sun. She is currently Contributing Editor at the Sunday Mirror’s supplement magazine, Notebook. Karen can be found tweeting at @KarenNEdwards and contacted through her website: popandprettythings.com
After picking up a BSc Nutrition degree and completing a brief stint managing a busy bar, Phil set his sights on the media world, where he has worked for almost a decade. Alongside writing food, drink and health related articles for a wide range of food and lifestyle titles, he also works as one of those elusive folk who make the grub on food packets and adverts look so appealing. He is the editor of men's site EatCleanDrinkDirty.com and has made TV appearances on GMTV, Masterchef and Tonight. Phil is often found running around Battersea Park, burning off the calories from eating, and drinking his way around London and the globe.
Ziggy is the former Deputy Editor of National Geographic Kids magazine and an experienced freelance writer and editor based in London. Specialising in the children’s and parenting market, Ziggy has also worked across a wide range of publications –from health and lifestyle, to gaming and business titles.
Having travelled all over the world, Ziggy hung up her trekking boots when she became a mum three years ago, and has since settled into a home bod –in that if she’s not doing up character (aka dilapidated) houses, she’s constantly inventing new ways to keep a toddler entertained with nothing more than an egg cup and a loo roll (book coming out soon!). Ziggy lives with her other half in north London (in still dilapidated house), and has one thoroughly entertained three-year-old daughter.
Travel Editor-at-Large & Days Out Editor
James is a freelance editor, consultant, journalist, and travel obsessive, who has crisscrossed the globe: extensively so across Australia, Asia, North America, and Europe. He’s extremely partial to long road trips, bats and burritos. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Mexico is (probably) his favourite country.
When he’s not otherwise engaged grinding gears, worrying wildlife or topping tortillas, he occasionally finds time to write for publications such as National Geographic Traveller, The Telegraph, City AM, Spear's, The Sun's Fabulous magazine, Grazia, Clash, and his own website dearlydepartures.com, among several others.
With a decade of experience in both print and online media, James has also been an editor for all of the major web portals: Yahoo!, AOL, and MSN, working for the latter as an editor and travel writer for five years.
He doesn't usually talk about himself in the third person.
Damian is a freelance journalist, writer and consultant specialising in children’s books. He was Editorial Director of the Daily Telegraph’s children supplement Young Telegraph, and Book Editor for T2, the Telegraph’s teenage supplement. He has reviewed for the teen press, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and the TES, and he also edited the family column in Metro Life.
Damian has been on the judging panel for the Nestlé Children’s Book Prize, the Whitbread (now Costa) Children’s Book Prize, the Branford Boase first novel award, and regularly chairs events on the book festival circuit including Cheltenham, Bath, Hay, Imagine, at the South Bank and the recent YALC at Earl’s Court.
Damian has guested regularly on Radio London Live as a newspaper reviewer, and as Metro Life’s children’s editor, he contributed to the Vanessa Feltz show, also on London Live. He has also contributed reviews of children’s books theatre, TV and film on Radio 4’s Front Row. He is a published author of 10 children’s books including Dog In No-Man’s-Land (pub July 2014) and is the Creative Director of the UK’s biggest children’s reading programme, The Summer Reading Challenge, for literacy charity The Reading Agency. Damian lives with his wife in north London, and has two children.
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