Mel Harris
CEO of Sparklab
Mel Harris is CEO of Sparklab, an audio production company she set up in Manchester over 15 years ago. Mel spent 8 years working as a BBC producer in radio drama, then 4 years setting up and running BBC Writers Room North before branching out as an indie.
Tanya Vital
National Youth Theatre alumni
Tanya Vital is a graduate of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and National Youth Theatre alumni, she has worked for 2 decades in TV, Film, Stage and Voice-over. Tanya trained in playwriting with Madani Younis and Ola Animashawun. She produces live and digital events and launched the 1st Leeds MonologueSlam UK in 2011.
Semaab Shaikh
Family Law Barrister
Semaab Shaikh is an experienced family law barrister who specialises in all aspects of private and public children law; radicalisation cases; domestic abuse; removal from the jurisdiction; international child abduction, forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
Eleanor Dare
Cambridge University
Eleanor Dare is an academic and critical technologist who works with Game Engines and virtual spaces.  Eleanor was formerly a Reader in Digital Media and Head of Programme for MA Digital Direction, at the Royal College of Art. Eleanor now works at Cambridge University, as well as UCL Institute of Education. Eleanor has a PhD and MSc in Arts and Computational Technologies from the department of Computing, Goldsmiths.
Lucy Ellinson
Activism and Experimental Performance
Lucy Ellinson is an actor and theatre maker from North Wales, her background is in activism, and devised experimental and Queer performances. Lucy is a collaborative artist, enjoying long-established relationships with makers including Yael Shavit, Wendy Hubbard, Chris Thorpe, Clare Duffy, Metis Arts, Unlimited Theatre, Third Angel and Slung Low
Usman Ahmed
Peer Learning Advisor at the UoB
Usman Ahmed is the Peer Learning Advisor at the UoB. Having worked across the University, Usman has built his working practice on supporting under-represented groups into and through higher education. Usman is also keen to develop Bradford based arts, increase community engagement across HE but other sectors, as well as support the development of Queer South Asian representation.