East of England Region

Representative: position vacant

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk

East Midlands Region

Representatives: Dr Katherine Martin & Dr Amy Taylor

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, and Rutland

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Region

Representative: Dr Sethu Wariyar

Kent, East & West Sussex, and Surrey

London - North Region

Representative: Dr Madhumita Mukherjee

North London boroughs

London - South Region

Representative: position vacant

South London boroughs

Mersey Region

Representative: Dr Zaby Bassi

Merseyside and Cheshire

North East Region

Representative: Dr Morag Andrew

County Durham, Cumbria, Northumberland, and Tees Valley

Northern Ireland Region

Representatives: Dr Cliona Cummings and Claire Kerr

North West Region

Representative: Dr Melanie McMahon

Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Isle of Mann

Scotland Region

Regional representatives: Dr Alex Baxter & Dr Valerie Orr

South West Region

Representatives: Dr Tom Allport and Dr Caroline Bodey

Avon, Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset

Thames Valley Region

Representative: Dr Nilushika Weerapperuma & Dr Jessica Hudson

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, and Oxfordshire

Wales Region

Representatives: Dawn Forbes & Rina van der Walt

Wessex Region

Representative: Dr Catherine Tuffrey

Channel Islands, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle Of Wight, Gloucestershire, and Wiltshire

West Midlands Region

Representative: Dr Manjeet Raina

Birmingham, Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire

Yorkshire & The Humber Region

Representative: Dr Paramita Ghosh

East, North, South & West Yorkshire, and Northern Lincolnshire

Regional representatives promoting communication, mutual learning and support between professionals within child development teams and others with an interest in neurodisability through:

  • Local Networking - liaise with local leads for child development teams and/or neurodisability services; assist in developing a regional network of child development teams and others with an interest in neurodisability; encourage colleagues across relevant disciplines to join the BACD
  • Education and Training - organise an annual regional neurodisability meeting; support the development of regional neurodisability training programmes; act as the local points of contact for interested paediatric trainees to find out more about neurodisability training routes, neurodisability as a future career option and to find out more about what is happening in the local area.
  • Policy - contribute to BACD response to consultation documents; explore opportunities to undertake projects on behalf of BACD.
  • Committee Meetings - present colleagues’ opinions, concerns or achievements (or to members of the executive between meetings when necessary); represent BACD in the region by feeding back information from the executive committee, and disseminating information generally about BACD, to local colleagues.

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