The International Advisory Board
Anne Mace OBE
Anne Mace worked in the Probation Service for 32 years, latterly as Chief Officer in Essex (1980-86) and in West Yorkshire (1986-99).
Since leaving the Probation Service she has undertaken advisory, consultancy and inspection work for the International Centre for Prison Studies (London University), the British Council, and the European Union in various parts of the world as well as in the UK, focused on penal reform and sentencing policy. She is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.
Anne chaired the National Council of NACRO from 2003-2008, and she is currently Chair of the Trustees of the Together Women Project (TWP) in Yorkshire and Humberside Region. TWP is a third sector organisation working in partnership with statutory and voluntary sector bodies to promote constructive and innovative interventions with women offenders and women at risk of offending. She is also a member of the NOMS Regional Board devising a Women's Change Programme.
Johanna L. Schiratzki
Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University. Johanna Schiratzki obtained her LL.D in private law at the Faculty of Law, Stockholm University 1997, where she became an Associate Professor in 2000 and Professor of Law in 2004.
She has clerked at the Aliens Appeal Board (between 1992-93) and has worked as a Visiting Fellow in a number of institutions, including: the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford; the Cardozo School of Law in New York 2000; Faculte de Droit et de Science Politique d'Aix-Marseille in 2002; the Faculty of Law, at Oslo University 2006; and the Department of Child Studies at WELMA, Copenhagen University 2010.
Her numerous books and articles address issues such as the interpretation of the best interests of the child in relation to parental responsibility issues, artificial reproduction, human rights, migration law, EU law and Muslim law. Professor Schiratzki teaches child law, international private law and social law.
Professor of Forensic Clinical Psychology and Director of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Liverpool. He also holds an honorary post as Consultant Clinical Psychologist in Mersey Care NHS Trust, and Special Professor in Forensic Mental Health, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham.
He worked for some years in a high security hospital and has carried out psycho-legal work involving assessment of individuals for Youth Court, Crown Court, and for hearings of the Mental Health Review Tribunal, Parole Board, and Criminal Cases Review Commission.
He has conducted research in probation services, prisons, and other settings on aspects of psychosocial rehabilitation with offenders; he has written or edited 13 books and numerous other publications on this and related issues. He serves on the editorial boards of four journals, and contributed to a Guideline Development Group for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) on Antisocial Personality Disorder. In addition he has been involved in a range of consultative work or staff training with criminal justice and social welfare agencies in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, Romania, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Fiji.
Ms Susanna Mantovani
Deputy Rector of the Universita di Milano-Bicocca and Professor of Education in the Faculties of Education and Psychology, where she teaches Pedagogy and Early Childhood Education. Her PhD specialised in Child Development and Psychology.
She is a member of the Unicef Directive Committee in Italy; she is involved in consultancy for OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development), ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care) and the Bernard Van Leer Foundation. She is on the editorial board of many publications and has published numerous books and articles on Early Childhood Education.
Her research is mainly oriented on Early Childhood Education and Development, Research Methods in Education, Family Studies, Teacher Training, and Intercultural Education in Early Childhood.
Dr Miranda Wolpert
Director of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Evidence Based Practice Unit (EBPU). This academic unit, established in 2006 and located across University College London and the Anna Freud Centre, is committed to developing and disseminating the evidence base in relation to child mental health service provision. Research projects currently being undertaken include the national evaluation of the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) initiative, a number of local service and project evaluations, development of materials to help children, parents and professionals interpret outcome data, and research into what schools can teach specialist CAMHS. The unit runs courses for senior CAMHS managers and practitioners to aid development of evidence based and outcomes focused practice.
Miranda also chairs the CAMHS Outcome Research Consortium (CORC), a collaboration of over half of all child and adolescent mental health services in England committed to routine outcome evaluation and to using this approach to develop and enhance services. Miranda is a member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) on CAMHS.
Stine is a legal expert and Associate Professor in social welfare law at the research centre WELMA, at the University of Copenhagen. Her current research interests include children and young people's rights to social security and social welfare benefits.
She is working both within a human rights framework (as for instance the CRC) and an EU legal framework.