Workplace Trends: Wellbeing & Productivity 2017

London England

Mar 22, 2017

2017 is our 15th year of Workplace Trends Conferences! Join 150+ Workplace Professionals - Occupiers, Designers and Consultants - at our Spring Summit. Even as far back as our 2012 conference we were highlighting the connections between health, wellbeing and performance in the workplace. This spring we're looking in depth at the current hot topics of Wellbeing and Productivity with new research and case study-driven presentations from industry experts. 

Workplace Trends has a loyal core of regular attendees who make newcomers welcome. Pitch-free presentations are interspersed with the usual breaks and followed by our drinks social, so there's always plenty of time to meet new people and catch up with fellow professionals. 

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Alan Fogarty

Partner, Cundall

Bio: Alan heads up Cundall's sustainability group in the UK, that specialises in low-energy and sustainable building design. A building services engineer by training, he has gained extensive knowledge of natural ventilation design, passive design techniques and assessment of natural lighting and energy. He has also developed specialised fields of competence in chilled ceiling systems, the application of Building Regulations (Part L) and BREEAM. Alan joined Cundall in 1999. Prior to that, he worked for a number of years in Australia where he gained in-depth experience in passive building design for the Sydney Olympics. Outside work, Alan is a keen DIYer and motorcyclist, when not chasing after his young son and daughter.

Anicee Bauer

Design Researcher, D/Dock

Bio: Anicee Bauer got her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and initially worked as a neuropsychologist in different healthcare facilities as well as a lecturer of Applied Psychology at various Universities. As a Design Researcher and Environmental Psychologist she is currently working at Design Studio D/DOCK, where she has build up the research department D/Science. Certified in evidence-based design and having followed some years of training as an interior designer, she pleads for an improved way of designing environments by using scientific literature and conducting systematic assessment prior to the design process. In this context she has developed an evaluation method to objectively determine the quality of work environments and measure their effects on the physical health, happiness, feeling of comfort and social relatedness of employees. D/DOCK collaborated with national and international respected clients such as Google, Philips, Starwood, NH Hotels, Sonos and ABN Amro, operating in countries as Austria, Germany, China, Taiwan, and the island of Aruba. D/DOCK recently launched their Healing Offices concept; a design philosophy that emphasizes on the needs and lifestyle of the employee to increase productivity and decrease absenteeism.

Dominic Meyrick

Partner, Hoare Lea

Bio: Dominic joined Hoare Lea in 2000 to establish the Lighting Group. He is now a Partner with responsibility for leading the Daylight, Artificial Light and CGI (Computer Generated Image) teams. His lighting expertise covers all aspects of the built environment, from buildings and structures, through to public realm and urban master planning Dominic has worked with high-profile architects and designers on prestigious projects such as Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford; and Western Transit Shed, Hoare Lea’s London office. Project awards include: ‘Daylight Project’ and ‘Public Building Project of the Year’ at the Lighting Design Awards for Heathrow Terminal 2, and ‘Heritage Project’ for Trinity Hall, Cambridge University. A gifted speaker, Dominic regularly contributes to conferences and has been published in many design publications. He is passionate about the importance of light and has a keen interest in how our brains work and how we see the world.

Mark Catchlove

Director, Knowledge and Insight Group, Herman Miller Ltd

Bio: At Herman Miller Mark helps people create great places - sharing Insights from Herman Miller's research teams and partners. Mark also blogs at

Mike Adams

Workplace Technology Consultant, VEGA Global

Bio: With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, including HP & Apple, Mike is passionate about best practices in Workplace Technology, and is currently working as a technology consultant for VEGA Europe, part of the VEGA Global Group, helping Fortune 500s and SMEs improve their meeting room experience and agile/remote working experience, with the latest audio-visual collaboration technology, such as meeting room management solutions, video-conferencing, interactive displays, digital signage and wireless presentations. Mike believes in the power of collaboration, and is working closely with many workplace industry leaders, such as architects, fit-out & design companies, acoustic consultants, IT & Telecoms consultants, office furniture experts, facilities managers & HR leaders. In his spare time, Mike is currently mentoring & advising 25 tech startups, and enjoys networking with business leaders in London.

Nicola Gillen

Director, Strategy Plus, AECOM

Bio: Nicola is an architect with a business degree. This provides her with a complimentary perspective on the physical and business environments, through understanding the complex and often contradictory interests of the owner, users, designers and managers of buildings. Nicola leads Workplace Strategy at AECOM Globally. The majority of Nicola’s work focuses on partnering with clients globally to drive programs of change. This involves capturing organisational demand, translating this into strategic briefing documents or workplace strategies, implementing design solutions across geographies and business lines. Motivating and maintaining change is at the heart of this work. Nicola has lived and worked in North America, the Far East and Europe. Nicola drives thought leadership at AECOM around the future of work, regularly publishing and speaking at conferences.

NIgel Oseland

Director, Workplace Unlimited

Bio: Nigel is a workplace strategist, change manager, environmental psychologist and author with 11 years research and 18 years consulting experience. He helps occupiers redefine their workstyle to create space-efficient and cost-effective workplaces that enhance business performance. Nigel specialises in strategic briefing and alternative working; he creates workplaces that improve collaboration, enhance creativity, respond to new organisational structures, and deliver maximum value. Through his career at DEGW, AMA Alexi Marmot Associates, Swanke Hayden Connell Architects and Johnson Controls, Nigel has worked with many corporate and public sector organisations developing their workplace strategies, standards and processes. Read more on Nigel at

Oliver Heath

Director, Oliver Heath Design Ltd

Bio: Oliver Heath is an architectural and interior designer and a recognised global expert in Biophilic Design. His work is expressed in number of mediums including the built environment, writing and the media, having worked for a number of television channels including BBC, ITV channel 4 and the National Geographic channel. His last book Urban Eco Chic (Quadrille) sold over 30,000 copies in 6 languages. He has acted as a spokesperson for the likes of the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Paige Hodsman

Concept Developer, Saint-Gobain Ecophon

Bio: Paige has eighteen years of experience in the commercial design and construction industries with a focus on sustainable workplace solutions. As Concept Developer for the office sector at Sain-Gobain Ecophon, she is responsible for collating and disseminating information on the latest research and development in the fields of office acoustics, interior design, architecture and environmental/sustainable construction.

Richard James MacCowan

Co Founder | Director, Biomimicry UK

Bio: Richard is the co-founder + director of the Biomimicry UK, a social enterprise offering training, talks and consulting in bio-inspired design across a broad range of sectors. Richard has given presentations around the world on a variety of topics, ranging from packaging, architecture, through to innovation workshops for super yacht designers. His current focus is on the manufacturing and water sectors and how biomimicry can help reshape this for the 21st century. Richard has degrees in both real estate development and urban design. He is a co-founder of the startup Smart Stable Limited, focusing on technology to improve the health and wellbeing in the equine industry. In his spare time, he is focusing on biomimicry and natural water systems at the city-level for his doctoral research.

Sarah Welton

Senior Associate, Technical Programs and Support, International WELL Building Institute

Bio: Sarah Welton’s role on the International WELL Building Institute's Technical Programs and Support team draws upon her education and experience in real estate, public health and personal wellness. Sarah acts as the primary point of contact for prospective clients and registered projects, and serves as a subject matter expert for both external and internal constituents in support of the overall administration of the WELL Building Standard and the certification process. Previously a member of the product development team, she helped create the WELL Building Standard, as well as subsequent pilot standards. Sarah earned a dual master's degree in Public Health and Urban Planning from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She earned her bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Georgia's Terry School of Business. Sarah is also a triathlon coach and yoga instructor, and coached Delos' first triathlon team, which competed in the New York City Triathlon in July 2015. She is racing on Team USA at the ITU World Triathlon Series in Cozumel, Mexico in September 2016.

Trevor Keeling

Senior Engineer, BuroHappold Engineering

Bio: Trevor has carried out extensive research to understand how to develop a holistic set of parameters to evaluate and monitor indoor environmental quality of buildings. He is now a Senior Engineer in the Sustainability & Building Physics Group at BuroHappold Engineering where he is integrating this research into design practice.

Victoria Lockhart

EMEA Director, International WELL Building Institute

Bio: After almost 7.5 years in both Berlin and London, Victoria has very recently moved from Arup to take up a new rold at the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and will be continuing to champion the role the built environment can play in promoting health and wellbeing. She is based in London, with a remit across the EMEA region. Previously, Victoria joined Arup’s Sustainability Consulting team in Berlin in 2009, and has been working with Arup Associates in London since 2012. She has extensive experience in the application of the LEED® and BREEAM green building rating systems within the European and international context, and has also supported delivery of projects against bespoke or existing corporate sustainability framework. Her current activities include advocacy for regenerative, net-positive sustainable design, enhancing social sustainability approaches and metrics through a refocus on people, human behaviours, wellbeing and happiness, and exploring how new technologies and the increasing instrumentation of the built environment can be harnessed for positive change.

Anicee Bauer

Design Researcher, Design Studio D/DOCK

Coen van Dijck


Bio: Coen van Dijck is partner and managing director of D/DOCK, an Amsterdam based design studio for interior and concept development, and holds a Bachelor in Architecture and Engineering and a Master degree in International Business. He envisions to make the difference by introducing new design concepts that contribute to the quality, wellbeing and performance of organizations and human kind. D/DOCK collaborated with national and international respected clients such as Google, Philips, Starwood, NH Hotels, Sonos and ABN Amro, operating in countries as Austria, Germany, China, Taiwan, and the island of Aruba. D/DOCK recently launched their Healing Offices concept; a design philosophy that emphasizes on the needs and lifestyle of the employee to increase productivity and decrease absenteeism.

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