Giada Vincenzi was born in 1984 on the Garda Lake in Italy, she has degree in Philosophy at the University of Verona. She worked as a research assistant with John Swinton and Cristina Gangemi from 2009 – 2011. She is a member of ‘Scuola di Psicanalisi Freudiana‘ in Milan.
She now works as a psychoanalyst in Milan and Brescia.
Massimo Gangemi is a product designer and graduate of the University of Brighton with a degree in Product Design BSc (Hons). Massimo has been the main designer for the Kairos Forum’s artwork, website, logos and conference resources. Massimo specialises in designing products which translate words and ideas into art and design. An example of his work can be found on our media page. Massimo says: “It has been a really interesting experience sharing in the vision of Kairos from the very start and providing designs that present meaning and help in its mission. Art is a very powerful way to communicate meaning and I have really enjoyed working with the Kairos team and look forward to working with many more ideas in the future”.
James Fitzgerald is a registered qualified British Sign Language interpreter and works mainly within the area of business, interpreting for Deaf people at meetings, interviews, training events and conferences, as well as for media productions and community events.
James is also a qualified assessor of BSL/English interpreters and holds additional qualifications in lipspeaking, deafblind communication and teaching. He regularly delivers Deaf Awareness training to employers and has been involved in several European projects on deafness and communication access. James has interpreted for Deaf people at many Catholic and ecumenical events, including the papal visit in 2011.
He has a particular interest in professional sign language interpreting in religious contexts, holds a degree in Theology and is an active member of a lay Catholic community. Because of his skills and experience in these areas and his particular enthusiasm for Pope John Paul ll’s ‘Theology of the Body’, James was drawn to the work of the Kairos Forum, and interpreted at our ‘EveryBody has a Place’ conference in 2012 and the recent launch of ‘Everybody has a Story’.
James also provided the in-vision BSL interpreting for our DVD EHS resource series. James works in London and lives a busy life in Surrey with his wife and six children, two sheep and four ducks!
Mike Harris is a SEN & Social Communication Specialist, Kinesics Specialist, Makaton Senior & Regional Tutor, and Child & Adult Professional Advocate
Mike worked in statutory day services for adults for ten years as a day service officer and specialist and currently for over twelve years in children’s specialist services in the London Borough of Southwark as a Communication Specialist and consultant.
He is experienced in communication practice and methods in the widest sense. He is a qualified SEN teacher, a Makaton Senior and Regional Tutor, a kinesics specialist and a Child and Adult Professional Advocate.
Mike has been working closely with the Kairos Forum since its inception. Mike has been quoted on two continents and was the communication adviser working on the research project ‘EveryBody Has a Story’ and other publications and resources created by the Kairos Forum.
He continues to work as an adviser and a specialist with The Kairos Forum and its partners.