Dr. Arnhild Lauveng (cand.psychol., phd) is a specialist qualified in clinical community psychology. She is a researcher and senior advisor at the National Center for Experience Competence in Skien and Vice President of the Norwegian Psychological Association. Lauveng finished her phd at the University of Oslo in 2017 on ‘the possibility of personal development for adults in treatment and education’. She has published several books on mental health. Her first book, A road back from schizophrenia (I morgen var jeg alltid en løve), has been translated into fifteen languages and is about her own experiences with schizophrenia.
Professor Gary Ansdell ( Exeter University, University of Bergen, Limerick University) & Professor Tia DeNora (Exeter University and University of Bergen) have worked together since 2005. They collaborated on a 10 year longitudinal ethnography of Community Music Therapy in Mental Health, which resulted in a triptych of books published by Routledge. They are now at work on an ethnography of music in scenes of late and end of life, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom. That work is in collaboration with Randi Rolvsjord and Wolfgang Scmhid at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen. Gary and Tia co-edit the Ashgate Music and Change series. Ansdell and DeNora will do a joint keynote.
Professor John Milbank (University of Nottingham) is a theologian and philosopher. He is a co-founder of the Radical Orthodoxy movement and was previously director of the centre of theology and philosophy at the University of Nottingham. His work crosses disciplinary boundaries, integrating subjects such as systematic theology, social theory, ethics, aesthetics, philosophy, political theory, and political theology.