TEDx at UH this weekend

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor]

It’s nearly time! The University of Hertfordshire’s very own TEDx is happening this Saturday (February 7th) from 10am in The Forum. (Link to tickets is at the bottom of this page)

The Pink Polar Bear themed event has recently released the list of speakers and it’s looking like an unmissable day of thought-provoking and insightful talks.

So who are the speakers?

There’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy in this extensive list of speakers and their backgrounds. (You can see the full summary of each person on the TEDx website here.)

  1. Ingrid Ozols: “Nothing about us, without us: Recovery from Mental Illness and Social Inclusion” – Student speaker from Griffiths University and the Australian Institute of Research in Suicide Prevention. She has been in active in the mental health and suicide prevention workplace for more than sixteen years, and is an ambassador of BlackDog Institute’s Centre for Research Excellence in Suicide Prevention

Ingrid Ozols

Ingrid Ozols


  1. Ifrah George: “Are you happy?” – Student Speaker studying law at the University of Hertfordshire. She is fascinated by the role of law in organisations and societies and will be focusing her speech on the conception of being happy

Ifrah George

Ifrah George


  1. Isobelle Clarke: “Native Speakerism” – Student Speaker in her final year of English Language and Communication with English Language teaching at the University of Hertfordshire. She believes that language is a powerful tool and after volunteering as a Conversational English Ambassador, has realised just how important language is for native and non-native speakers

Isobelle Clarke

Isobelle Clarke


  1. Dr. Nasser Abouzakhar: “Cyberspace: pros and cons” – Senior lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, focusing on cyber security  and critical infrastructure security. He has appeared on BBC World Service and Newshour and has published various international journals and conferences

Dr. Nasser Abouzakhar

Dr. Nasser Abouzakhar


  1. Professor Karen Pine: “Why thinking is overrated” – Professor at the University of Hertfordshire and founder of the Do Something Different approach to behaviour change. She has appeared in numerous T.V shows and specialises in the psychology of human behaviour

Professor Karen Pine