09:30 - 10:00
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10:30 - 11:00
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11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 12:45
12:00 - 12:45
Arrivals & welcome refreshments
Welcome from the chair
Presentation 1
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Presentation 2
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Morning coffee break and networking
Presentation 3
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Presentation 4
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Lunch and networking
14:45 - 15:00
Closing remarks from the chair
10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:20
11:20 - 11:50
11:50 - 12:20
12:20 - 12:40
12:40 - 13:00
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13:30 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:30
14:30 - 14:55
14:55 - 15:00
Arrivals, registrations & welcome refreshments
Welcome from USHA Chair, Neil Budworth
Andrew Kingscott - HSE
Work-related Stress and Wellbeing – A view from the Regulator
Adam Lincoln - University and College Union
Overwork and stress: wellbeing or prevention?
John de Pury - UUK
Mental Wellbeing in the University Sector the Whole University Approach
Kate Jeffrey - HSE 
Discovering Safety Programme 
Question and Answer session
Dr David Roomes
Mindset for Resilience
Cathy Day
USHA Guidance on Stress and Mental Wellbeing 
Nicola Neath
To be Met as a Person at Work –positive health and wellbeing interventions for staff
Closing Remarks from USHA Chair, Neil Budworth

About this meeting

The University sector has unique challenges when it comes to mental health.  The nature of the sector, the dynamic and focused nature of the work we do together with increasing expectations and funding uncertainty create a unique melting pot.


The Autumn seminar brings together speakers from all areas HSE, Unions, the Vice Chancellor community, counsellors, industry and sector safety professionals to fully explore the challenges we face and to present some best practice in how we can best help our colleagues and institutions.

Helen Balmforth
Head of Centre for Data Analytics, HSE
Cathy Day
Director Health, Safety & Risk, University of Southampton
Andrew Kingscott
Head of Public Administration, Education & Volunteers (PAEV) Sector, HSE 
Adam Lincoln
Job Title, UCU
John de Pury
Assistant Director of Policy, Universities UK
David Roomes
Director HSE, Rolls Royce


Cathy Day
Director Health, Safety & Risk, University of Southampton
Andrew Kingscott
Head of Public Administration, Education & Volunteers (PAEV) Sector, HSE 
Andrew is the Principal Inspector leading HSE’s Public Administration Education & Volunteers Sector - (PAEV). PAEV lead on Engagement and Policy in respect of Local and Central Government, Education at all levels and Voluntary work across all sectors.
The PAEV team provide direction, advice and support to HSE’s operational teams in respect of standards and compliance with health and safety legislation in schools and lead on liaison with the DfE, devolved administrations and stakeholders.
Andrew joined HSE in 1990 and has spent most of his career securing improved standards, inspecting premises and investigating accidents across a wide range of industries including agriculture, construction, general manufacturing and services. He was promoted to Principal Inspector in 2007 and has led operational teams focussing on construction, and more recently covering a wider range of industries across 3 Counties in the South West of England.
Adam Lincoln
Bargaining and Negotiations Official (Health, Safety and Sustainability), University and College Union
Adam has worked in the trade union movement for over twenty years. Starting out as a regional organiser for the Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU) in Australia, he was then appointed as a safety organiser and Adam led on safety campaigns in the logging, sawmilling and wood manufacturing industries, and represented the union on Standards Australia and WorkCover NSW technical committees for ten years. Since arriving in the UK in 2005 he has worked primarily in the education sector with UCU as both a regional and national official.
John de Pury
Assistant Director of Policy, Universities UK
David Roomes
Group Director, HSE, Chief Medical Officer, Rolls Royce

David is responsible for leading the Global Health, Safety and Environment Function at Rolls-Royce. Previous roles were with Rio Tinto (mining) and GlaxoSmithKline (pharmaceuticals) and the NHS. His current focus at Rolls-Royce is transformation and integration of the HSE and Occupational Health functions as well as embedding workforce wellbeing as an enabler to enhance productivity, innovation and performance.

David is a practising physician and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, a Fellow of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. He also holds a law degree from Cardiff University. His special interest is workplace mental health and wellbeing.

Kate Jeffrey 
Business Development Manager – Major Hazards / Data Analytics , HSE
Kate Jeffrey is the stakeholder manager for Discovering Safety, an ambitious, data-centric, impact driven programme which seeks to make a step change in health and safety performance by finding new insights using novel data-tools. Kate has a demonstrated history of working in industrial and public safety.  A track record of identifying and implementing solutions which improve performance. Currently focused on helping organisations better identify, understand, manage and regulate key risks, in areas such as: Safety in Design – Risk Communication – Implementation of New Technology – Reuse/Repurpose of Assets. She is skilled in Research and Development (R&D), Energy, Risk Management, and Industrial Safety.
Nicola Neath
Chair BACP Workplace Division (2016-19), Leeds University
Nicola Neath, BA (Hons), Grad. Dip. in Counselling.  MBACP accredited. BACP representative on the National Council for Work and Health. Nicola is an Integrative Psychotherapist and trainer, Senior Practitioner in the Staff Counselling and Psychological support Service at the University of Leeds. She has published on Relational Ethics; offers parliamentary briefings when asked; written several articles for BACP journals; delivered a paper for OPUS London. Following a pioneering and successful organisational application of the Attachment based McCluskey Model at the University of Leeds, she and Una have now published an account of the application and the model in the book titled ‘To be Met as a Person at Work’.  This March, she was also one of the speakers at the national Health and Wellbeing at Work’ conference held the NEC. She is passionate about bringing different psychological perspectives into the workplace was a founding member of an innovative a cross service and stakeholder group who have been working together to establish a coordinated approach and collaboration to equip staff to fulfil their respective role responsibilities, as managers and leaders in relation to stress and mental health at work at the University of Leeds.


There is no accommodation arranged for your attenadance at this meeting.

Should you require an overnight stay, we ask you arrange this yourselves.

DoubleTree by Hilton (meeting venue)



Tel: 0207 630 1000

Email: info@doubletreewestminster.com


We have asked for a preferred rate with this hotel as it is our meeting venue. However, this cannot be guaranteed. On booking if you quote the meeting name and date, they may be able to offer some discount.


Hotel Novotel London Waterloo – 10 minutes walk from venue



Tel: 0207 660 0674

Email: H1785@accor.com


Park Plaza London Riverbank– 15 minutes walk from venue



Tel: 0333 400 6120

Email: pprlres@pphe.com



The venue for this meeting is the DoubleTree by Hilton Westminster.

This hotel is in an excellent location and is a business focused property in the heart of London.

We have selected this venue with you in mind, allowing you to experience a great meeting as well as giving you the chance to network with colleagues.

By Train:
The hotel is a five minute walk from Pimlico Station (Victoria Line ). On exiting the station follow the signs for Tate Britain. When you reach John Islip Street continue past the back entrance of Tate Britain to find the main hotel entrance on the right.
The hotel is ten minutes from Westminster Station (District, Circle and Jubilee Lines). From Westminster walk past the Houses of Parliament along Millbank for approximately half a mile. The hotel is located on the right hand side immediately before Thames House.
By Car:
The hotel has a car park, spaces are limited and charges apply, please check the hotel website for more details.
Please be advised that the hotel is in the Congestion Charging zone of London. The Congestion Charge is £11.50 per day and can be paid by phone on 0845 900 1234 or online at www.cclondon.com. This charge applies between 7.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday. Evenings, weekends and public holidays are free of charge. Pay in advance or before 10.00pm on the day of travel (£12 if you pay between 10.00pm and midnight on the following day of travel). 
Further information on getting to the hotel, including if you are flying into London, can be found on the hotel

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