KAREN BARAD

Professor of Feminist Studies, Philosophy, and History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Hughes Foundation, the Irvine Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for Humanities. Co-director of the Science and Justice training programme for postgraduate students at UCSC, Barad is the author of Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the Entanglement of Matter and Meaning (2007), a study in which she deepens her concept and theoretical proposal of Agential Realism. Her scholarly commitment is in the areas of Science, Technology, and Gender.

PhD, professor emeritus at Aarhus University, Denmark. Sustainable management, social ecology, strongly preoccupied with the UN’s 17 global goals. Connected concerned with holistic thinking and general systems theory.

Director and Chief Executive Officer at The Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Johns Hopkins University Medical Campus. Daniel and the Lieber Institute have suppoted Embracing the Root Project from its very beginning and both Daniel as the Institute provide valuable knowledge and support the project with in-kind values as promotion and network.  

ANDERS SØRENSEN 

Psychologist and scientist, Ph.d. in psychiatry, specialized in helping people come off psychiatric drugs and in drug-free, psychotherapeutic treatment of psyshopathology like depression, anxiety and psychosis. Anders is presenting how to heal from psychopathology without drugs, but with our own minds. “As trees and plants know how to share aid and healing in terms of survival, the human body and brain have similar and natural inherent ressources to heal”. 

TRINE TORP

David Mark Larsson

JEANETTE KNOX

Licensed psychologist, independent consultant and supervisor. Several years of experience in politics as a member of the municipal council and in the Danish Parliament with a particular interest in social policy, psychiatry, nature and the environment. In the intersection of psychology, nature and politics, Trine is concerned with strengthening conditions for life and people’s connectedness to themselves, each other and nature, and has professional and political experience in creating well-being and change for and with people in relationships and organisations

PhD in natural psychology from the Department of Psychology, master’s in natural science and natural supervisor. Simon is director and founder of the company ViNatur. For many years, he has specialized in nature-based health promotion, well-being and regenerative management. Simon is a pioneer in the development and implementation of nature-based health promotion. Simon starts from the ecosystem and the living systems as the focal point for creating greater internal and external sustainability, as well as how we should organize ourselves and develop society.

Philosopher. Chairman of the Danish Society for Philosophical Practice. MA in Philosophy & Japanese with a specialization in Eastern philosophy (Daoism/Zen) and Phenomenology. External lecturer in Philosophy at the Danish National School of Performing Arts. Currently employed in Psychiatric Research. The japanese term for self-awareness can literally be translated as “by-itself-awakening” and implies a state in which there is no objective boundary between self and nature. The mind, when seen this way, is the spontaneous flow of the cosmos, while our actions become the living, inter-connected expression of this unfolding. I cannot think of a better way of saying that we need to listen more closely to the wisdom of nature within ourselves or, to put it more simply – we need to embrace the root.”

Associate Professor. Section of Health Services Research, UCPH.  Jeanette studies the interfaces between philosophy, the arts and medicine to examine humanistic and ethical aspects of illness, treatment and health.

BIRGIT BUNDESEN

Grundlægger af Nationalt Center for Kunst og Mental Sundhed

KONSTANTIN KHODOSEVICH

Professor in the field of Brain development and Psychiatric disorders & Group Leader at the Biotech Research & Innovation Centre (UCPH). Over the years, Konstantin’s research has focused on addressing the key questions for our understanding of brain function “how such complex organ as the brain is build up during development?” and “what goes wrong in neurodevelopmental disorders?”. Konstantin is committed to communicating complex scientific research into accessible narratives and empowering the society to contribute to a greener planet.

KRUTIKA BAVISHI

Plant Biochemist with a MSc in Biotechnology (Indian Institute of Technology) and PhD in Synthetic Biology (University of Copenhagen) followed post-doctoral research work in proteins and plant infection biology. Through her research, Krutika got deeply interested in nature, consciousness, communities and the interconnectedness of various life forms. She is motivated to combine her artistic passion with scientific experience to drive a positive impact on climate change and society.

JEFF OLLERTON

Consultant scientist and author, PhD in plant reproductive ecology, working at the interface of biodiversity research and human relationships with the rest of nature

SOFIA HIDALGO

Neuro scientist, biologist. Having received her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry with aconcentration in STEM Education and Neuroscience in Research from The University of Texas at Dallas, Sofía Hidalgo continues to aspire to further her educationin the emerging field of Educational Neuroscience.

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