Lisa Cherry is an author and a leading international trainer and consultant, specialising in assisting those in Education, Social Care and Adoption and Fostering to understand trauma, recovery and resilience for vulnerable children, young people and their families. Lisa has over 30 years of experience in this field and combines academic knowledge and research with professional skills and personal experience. Lisa's MA research looked at the impact on education and employment for care experienced adults who experienced school exclusion as children in the 1970's and 1980's. Currently, Lisa is undertaking her DPhil studies at The University of Oxford in the Department of Education, asking the research question "How are care-experienced adults’ identities shaped by narratives of being excluded from school?"
Kirsty is an educator, writer and poet. Passionate about people and their stories, she has created work for radio and theatre, facilitates workshops within the heart of the community and performs up and down the country telling stories about the way people are living, taking a sensitive look at life in ‘Broken Britain’. @kirstybratfud