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Young Carers’ Fair Futures

About the Programme

You will find below the list of confirmed keynote speakers

Reader in Social & Lifecourse Epidemiology

Eurochild – Director of Policy, Advocacy and Communications

Executive Director of Policy, Programmes and Impact, Carers Trust

Professor, Dept. Health & Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden

Founder & President, COMIP (an association for and with young carers of parents with mental illness), Italy

Prior young carer and now young adult young carer who initiated and leads support groups for young carers, Norway

Founder & CEO, Little Dreamers, Australia

Policy & Practice Manager, Carers Trust, United Kingdom

Scientific committee

Prof. Elizabeth Hanson

Professor, Dept. Health and Caring Sciences, Linnaeus University,
Research director, Swedish Family Care Competence Centre
Board member, Eurocarers

  • Agnes Leu, professor & advisor, Careum School of Health, University of Basel, Institute for Biomedical Ethics, Switzerland
  • Amarantha Bourgeois, Director of “Jeunes AiDants Ensemble – JADE” (Young Carers Together), France
  • Daniel Phelps, independent consultant in policy and practice development for children with caring responsibilities (young carers) and their families, UK
  • Elizabeth Anne Olson, professor, chair of Social Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Elisabeth Nordhus Lied, former young carer and adult young carer, facilitator of young carers peer support groups, the Church City Mission, Norway
  • Feylyn Lewis, Assistant Dean Student Affairs, Vanderbilt School of Nursing, Nashville, USA, former young carer and young adult carer
  • Francesco Barbabella, senior researcher, Linnaeus University, Swedish Family Care Competence Centre, Sweden
  • Giulia Casu, associate professor, Department of Psychology, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Licia Boccaletti, president of the cooperative Anziani e non solo (Not Only Older People), Carpi, Italy
  • Michael Buynsters, coordinator of the Strategic Alliance for Young Carers, the Netherlands
  • Nynke de Jong, Study Advisor, University of Twente, the Netherlands, former young carer and young adult carer
  • Maddy Buchner, Founder and Director, Little Dreamers Australia
  • Nikki Dunne, research director, Family Carers Ireland
  • Padraig McGrath, Young Carers Lead, Family Carers Ireland
  • Pauline Johansson, associate professor, Linnaeus University, facilitator Swedish Family Competence Centre
  • Renske Hoefman, researcher, manager, Netherlands Institute for Social Research
  • Valentina Hlebec, professor, chair of social informatics and methodology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Last Updated on September 25, 2023

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