Glyn is a physical education specialist and consultant working across South London. He also manages the PE & School Sports Network that support all schools in Southwark and further afield supporting them with many differing programmes. The Network have won numerous awards over the years for their programmes, including most inclusive programme. He runs a highly successful SEND Saturday sports club that has been running for over 12 years and is one of the best attended specialist clubs in London. He works with all types of disabilities and age groups and promotes all types of activities for people with disabilities through a wide range of differing programmes. The Network works with many partners developing and delivering these programmes to heighten access to different types of activities for people with disabilities. He tries to incorporate health and wellbeing and mental health support within these programmes as he feels these are key areas that needs promoting also.
Professor Dido Green
Dido has over 25 years clinical and research experience as an Occupational Therapist, specializing in paediatric neurodisability at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals in London UK. She received her Masters in Clinical Neuroscience from the University of Surrey and PhD from the University of Leeds with post-doctoral work in translational medicine at Kings College London. Dido joined the Occupational Therapy Department at Tel Aviv University in 2009. She was promoted to Reader in Rehabilitation at Oxford Brookes University in 2012. Dido began employment as Associate Professor at Jönköping University in 2017 and appointed Full Professor in 2019: joining Brunel University London in September 2019. Research interests take an ecological approach to understanding challenges to participation for children and young people. Dido has led an international interdisciplinary team using advanced MRI, 3D and Virtual reality technologies to understand the neuroplasticity of sensory-motor learning and behaviour and utilising virtual reality in rehabilitation. Dido has sat on a number of award/funding panels including King’s College London Biomedical Research Centre’s Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Awards panel and promotions panels for Brunel University London, Queens College, CUNY and Canada Research Chair. She has received over £7 million in grant funding. Dido is Associate Editor of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology and also Translational Research in Rehabilitation (Speciality section Frontiers in Rehabilitation and Editor of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.
Dr Tammy Hedderly
Tammy is an acute paediatric neurologist working at Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guys and St Thomas’) and is also a senior lecturer at Kings College, London. She covers an inpatient general neurology service and has an interest in movement disorders, neuropsychology and acute and intensive care neurology. For outpatient work TH has a sub-speciality interest in childhood onset movement disorders and the links with cognition and neuro-psychiatry. She developed and leads the TANDeM, a multi-disciplinary service for children with Tics, Tourette’s, Stereotypies and Paroxysmal dyskinesias linked to children with neurodevelopmental diversity. She runs diagnostic and management clinics for children with Autism Spectrum and Wilsons Disease. Working in collaboration with neurologists and psychiatrists across Europe and the USA, TH participates in several large scale research projects studying the role of genetics, infections, immunology and other environmental factors in some of these complex disorders. She has introduced and presented novel clinical phenomenology in movement disorders such as ‘Intense Imagery Movements’ and ‘Tic-like Attacks’.
Dr Sally Payne
Sally is an experienced children’s occupational therapist, having worked for the NHS in the West Midlands since qualifying in 1989. Sally’s experience includes providing community-based services for young people aged 0-18 years with physical and mental health needs that affect their ability to participate in everyday activities at home, at school and in community. Sally works closely with colleagues in education to enable children with a range of difficulties (including dyspraxia/developmental coordination disorder, learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophy) to access education and achieve their personal and academic potential. She regularly contributes to Education, Health and Care assessments and plans as part of this work. Sally has a research interest in dyspraxia/developmental coordination disorder and its impact on health and well-being across the lifespan. She has presented her work nationally and internationally for audiences that include academics, teachers, parents/carers, health professionals and young people. Sally has been Royal College of Occupational Therapists Professional Adviser since April 2018, providing a strategic lead for occupational therapists working with children, young people and families across the United Kingdom. She continues to work for the NHS, maintaining a small clinical caseload in the West Midlands. She is a Trustee for the Dyspraxia Foundation and on occasions acts as a Consultant to the BBC.
Dr Jess Turnbull
Jess is a Consultant Community Paediatrician working in South London. Her main areas of interest are in neurodisability, neurodevelopmental disorders, and sleep-health. She jointly developed and runs a multi-disciplinary, community-based sleep service for children with neurodevelopmental disorders/significant psycho-social vulnerabilities, which has been running since 2017; since this time, the service has received over 600 referrals. She promotes the importance of good sleep for the developing brain, and believes in the value of healthy daytimes to support better sleep at night.
Dr Pam Williams
Pam worked as a Consultant Speech & Language Therapist at the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre, UCLH, until December 2017, when she retired from her clinical role after more than 30 years’ service. She is now an Honorary lecturer at University College London and continues to run training courses for speech and language therapists on the subject of CAS/DVD.