Charlotte von Bulow, M.Ed – Director
Charlotte founded Crossfields Institute in 2007. The Institute is an approved awarding organisation and a higher education institute based in the UK. In 2017, Crossfields Europa, was founded. The company is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is the consultancy arm of Crossfields Institute.
As the Director of Crossfields Europa, Charlotte is in charge of a team of consultant who work on the consultancy and coaching services that the company provides. She is also the main business consultant and executive coach. Her client base includes business leaders, academics, heads of schools, small business owners and the Crossfields Institute teams.
Prior to starting the Crossfields Institute Group, Charlotte worked within the UK further and higher education sector where she specialised in qualifications development, quality assurance systems and accreditation solutions. As a Quality Assurance and Accreditation Officer, Educational Consultant and University Administrator, she specialised in UK and EU regulations and standards for further and higher education. Before graduating with a Masters of Education (RSUC, Oslo, grad. 2012), Charlotte studied Leadership and Management (EPOC, grad. 2008), Philosophy of Mind (OU, grad. 2004) as well as Foundation Studies in Counselling and Psychotherapy (BCPC, grad. 2001).
She is currently working towards a PhD in Educational Leadership in the Department for Business and Law at University of the West of England. She now spends part of the year in Denmark and part of the year in the UK where she focuses on consulting, executive coaching, teaching on the Crossfields International postgraduate programmes, research and lecturing.
Cécile Ithurbide, BA (Hons), Dip.Trans – Deputy Director
Cécile moved to the UK from France in 1994 and spent 15 years in London working in a corporate environment (private equity, investment banking) before moving to Gloucestershire in 2009. She joined Crossfields Institute in 2011, where she heads the Executive Office and the Academic Administration department. She is also Deputy Director of Crossfields Europa and looks after its finances, amongst other things.
She holds a degree (DEUG) in History from the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour (France) and a BA Honours in English from the Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux III (France) as well as a Diploma in Translation (French/English) from the University of Westminster. She is currently studying towards an MA in Music.
Frederikke Larsson – General Manager
Frederikke joined Crossfields Europa in September 2017 as General Manager and Danish administrator of the PPIE programme. She has extensive experience within the education sector in Denmark as well as in Europe through her post as head of Secretariat of the Danish Federation of Steiner schools and as a board member of the European Council of Steiner Waldorf Education.
She has previously worked with accreditation solutions and quality development.
Frederikke holds a MA in Visual Culture and Aesthetic Thinking from University of Copenhagen. She is also educated as architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, and as Bachelor of Architectural Technology and Construction Management.
Fergus Anderson PhD, MEd., BSc. – Lecturer
Fergus is part of the Crossfields International core faculty team and as such, he is currently programme co-lead on the Philosophy and Practice of Integrative Education post-graduate certificate. He also teaches and mentors on other Crossfields Institute courses. He is currently developing and piloting a consciousness studies module that is designed to combine with some of the other Crossfields Institute post-graduate level courses.
He has recently completed a philosophy PhD on the experience of thinking, drawing on recent developments in philosophy of mind as well as his own research. This ties in with his long term interest in consciousness, first-person research and meditation. Fergus is also involved in developing and coordinating the Crossfields Institute research activities, including organising regular collaborative research conferences with partner institutions.