Our Team

The Child Brain Injury Trust has offices in Oxfordshire, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and ABI Coordinators across the UK. Scroll down the page to find out more about our members of staff.

Leadership Team

  • Lisa Turan

    Chief Executive Officer
    Lisa has been CEO of the charity since 2003. She is a passionate and committed leader who has a genuine desire to make a difference to families affected by childhood acquired brain injury. Lisa has led the charity with drive and compassion and has overseen it grow from a small charity to a nationally recognised one, supporting many hundreds of families every year. Lisa was a finalist in 2007 as a social entrepreneur of the year, she is a qualified Charity Accounts Examiner, has an Institute of Fundraising Diploma and has studied to a post graduate level in Charity Resource Management at Sheffield University. Outside of work Lisa finds time to keep fit and to be ‘mum’ to Zoe, Tash and her dog Poppy
  • Stephanie Bremner

    Head of Finance, HR & Administration
    Steph started with us in January 2011 as our Finance Officer and has since joined our Senior Management Team as our Finance Manager. Although still part-time, all her efforts are engaged in supporting the organisation in the provision of essential financial management information for Lisa and the team. In the current economic climate, Steph has a strong focus on cash flow. She works closely with the fundraising team on new funding opportunities in order to sustain our current level of service and in the hope of extending into new areas. Steph originally trained and worked as an accountant, having previously had a successful career implementing database systems for large companies.
  • Gerard Anderson

    Head of Brain Injury Services
    As Head of Brain Injury Services, Gerard has operational control of the UK wide team of ABI Coordinators who work across the UK network of major trauma centres. Gerard also manages the team of community ABI Coordinators providing information, support and advice to families living with the effects of childhood acquired brain injury within the community. Gerard works with local commissioning leads and health and social care teams across the UK to identify opportunities to increase and improve the support available to children and families affected by childhood acquired brain injury. Gerard holds a BSc from the University of Ulster, Belfast, and an MSc in Developmental Psychology with Queen’s University, Belfast. Gerard Completed his MSc in Kenya working with children and young people across education, supporting children to protect themselves against abuse and exploitation. Gerard has a strong belief in the importance of educational and emotional development of children and young people, ensuring that children have access to support as early on in their journey as possible to help improve long-term positive outcomes.

Management Team

  • Stephanie Bremner

    Head of Finance, HR & Administration
    Steph started with us in January 2011 as our Finance Officer and has since joined our Senior Management Team as our Finance Manager. Although still part-time, all her efforts are engaged in supporting the organisation in the provision of essential financial management information for Lisa and the team. In the current economic climate, Steph has a strong focus on cash flow. She works closely with the fundraising team on new funding opportunities in order to sustain our current level of service and in the hope of extending into new areas. Steph originally trained and worked as an accountant, having previously had a successful career implementing database systems for large companies.
  • Gerard Anderson

    Head of Brain Injury Services
    As Head of Brain Injury Services, Gerard has operational control of the UK wide team of ABI Coordinators who work across the UK network of major trauma centres. Gerard also manages the team of community ABI Coordinators providing information, support and advice to families living with the effects of childhood acquired brain injury within the community. Gerard works with local commissioning leads and health and social care teams across the UK to identify opportunities to increase and improve the support available to children and families affected by childhood acquired brain injury. Gerard holds a BSc from the University of Ulster, Belfast, and an MSc in Developmental Psychology with Queen’s University, Belfast. Gerard Completed his MSc in Kenya working with children and young people across education, supporting children to protect themselves against abuse and exploitation. Gerard has a strong belief in the importance of educational and emotional development of children and young people, ensuring that children have access to support as early on in their journey as possible to help improve long-term positive outcomes.
  • Louise Wilkinson

    Head of Learning & Information
    Louise has worked at the Child Brain Injury Trust since 2008, and brought with her over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of Learning Interventions. During her time with the charity Louise has personally delivered ABI training to many 1,000’s of professionals across many sectors, including Education, Case Management, Social Care, Healthcare and Youth Offending. Louise is often asked to speak at Conferences and Learning Events about the many different facets of childhood ABI, and has done so at a regional, national and international level. Louise has been instrumental in highlighting the issues of childhood acquired brain injury (ABI) and the links with offending behaviours, and is responsible fo r number of innovative interventions around this area. She is founder member of the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Interest Group (CJABIIG), and won the Stephen MacAleese Award for Inspiration by an Individual in the field of ABI, for her work in this area. In recent years Louise has taken the Child Brain Injury Trust into the technological future with the development of new e-learning initiatives to enable greater access to learning and the understanding of childhood ABI. She is also responsible for the many new learning and information initiatives that are developed and launched each year, with the aim of supporting families by providing as much support and information as possible to help understand and cope along their journey.
  • Beth Strachan

    Deputy Service Manager
    Beth joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in February 2008 as an ABI Coordinator supporting families in the East of Scotland. In 2021 Beth became the Deputy Service Manager of Brain Injury Services, a role that allows Beth to contribute to the reshaping of the service as well as supporting the management of day-to-day operations. Beth also manages a team of Lead ABI Coordinators providing emotional and practical support to families and professionals affected by childhood ABI throughout the UK. Beth holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. Whilst studying her MSc, Beth spent a year working with adults affected by acquired brain injury in Edinburgh and it was then that Beth first discovered her interest and passion for working within the field of ABI. Prior to this , Beth worked with families affected by domestic abuse and was instrumental in the creation of therapeutic support groups for children experiencing this type of abuse. Beth holds strong beliefs in the importance of the rights of the child and believes that all children should experience the same opportunities irrespective of the child’s race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Outside of work, Beth enjoys spending time with her family including long walks in the hills with her rescue dog.
  • Danielle Gibson

    Head of Fundraising and Marketing
    Danielle joined the charity in 2019 after spending 8 years in the legal industry, working as a Marketeer. Her job as Head of Fundraising and Marketing sees her working to develop and implement the national fundraising plan for the Child Brain Injury Trust’s strategy, working with existing and new supporters. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys cooking and baking, and meeting up with friends to try new restaurants. When not in the kitchen, Danielle runs, skis, attempts to play golf and likes to travel to new places whenever possible.

Commercial Partnerships

    Marketing & Fundraising

    • Danielle Gibson

      Head of Fundraising and Marketing
      Danielle joined the charity in 2019 after spending 8 years in the legal industry, working as a Marketeer. Her job as Head of Fundraising and Marketing sees her working to develop and implement the national fundraising plan for the Child Brain Injury Trust’s strategy, working with existing and new supporters. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys cooking and baking, and meeting up with friends to try new restaurants. When not in the kitchen, Danielle runs, skis, attempts to play golf and likes to travel to new places whenever possible.
    • Amelia Larard

      Marketing Manager
      Amelia Joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in September 2016 as the Marketing and Fundraising Coordinator. In her current role, Amelia now works as the Marketing Manager, implementing the marketing strategy. She also works closely with our Head of Fundraising and marketing to support with the fundraising activities and events. Amelia graduated in 2014 with a degree in Criminology and Sociology, then went straight out to Zambia to help set up a women’s empowerment charity that will help vulnerable women in Zambia! In her previous role she worked for a marketing agency whilst doing volunteering for various different charities. In her spare time Amelia attends football matches to support her team Wolverhampton Wanderers. She is also very keen on fitness, attending the gym on a regular basis and climbing mountains in Slovenia in recent years.
    • Laura Crofts

      Fundraising and Marketing Officer
      Laura joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in October 2021. In her role, she will be working closely with Amelia and Danielle to support the fundraising and marketing function at the charity. Laura graduated in 2014 with a degree in Sport and Physical Education. She has over 10 years’ experience in the sports industry facilitating, promoting and organizing activities and events to schools, clubs and the wider community. Outside of work, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends, helping to run her family’s small charity, playing any and all sports and volunteering as the secretary for her local cricket league.

    Finance, Admin & HR

    • Stephanie Bremner

      Head of Finance, HR & Administration
      Steph started with us in January 2011 as our Finance Officer and has since joined our Senior Management Team as our Finance Manager. Although still part-time, all her efforts are engaged in supporting the organisation in the provision of essential financial management information for Lisa and the team. In the current economic climate, Steph has a strong focus on cash flow. She works closely with the fundraising team on new funding opportunities in order to sustain our current level of service and in the hope of extending into new areas. Steph originally trained and worked as an accountant, having previously had a successful career implementing database systems for large companies.
    • Laura Marshall

      Impact Evaluation & Monitoring Officer
      Laura joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in August 2018 as the Impact Evaluation & Monitoring Officer. Laura has a background is recruitment having worked within the Construction industry for over 10 years. She is based at Head Office working within Stephanie Bremner’s team. Outside of work Laura’s two children, Charlie and Martha keep her very busy. She enjoys spending time as a family, holidays and watching a good film.
    • Annabel Horseman

      Office Assistant
        Annabel joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in January 2018 as a part-time administrator. Annabel studied Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire, graduating in 1999. Having spent 10 years working as a Project Manager for a company within the leisure industry she brings a wealth of commercial and administrative experience and is used to working in a busy office environment. A mother to two young children, Annabel is an active member of the school PTA and regularly helps organise fundraising events. She is a keen golfer, and is currently training for her first triathlon!
      • Julie Hodges

        Finance Officer
          Julie joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in March 2021 as Finance Officer. Julie has a background in finance and brings a wealth of experience having worked for over 15 years in farm accounting and more recently for over 7 years at an Oxford college. In her free time Julie enjoys caring for and riding her horse, she often takes part in dressage events. She also likes walking her dog and entering local golf tournaments. Julie’s favourite places to travel to are Manchester to see her daughter and the USA so she can spend time with her son and grandson.
        • Claudia Boyd

          Office Administrator
          Claudia joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in June 2021 as Office Administrator. Having worked for 11 years in Early Years Education and as a Special Educational Need Coordinator Claudia has lots of experience supporting children with speech and language difficulties and Autism. She understands the benefits of early intervention and is passionate about helping children and their families. Claudia likes to keep fit at the gym. taking Pilates classes and walking her dog. She also enjoys trips to see musicals at the theatre with her two daughters.

        Brain Injury Team

        • Gerard Anderson

          Head of Brain Injury Services
          As Head of Brain Injury Services, Gerard has operational control of the UK wide team of ABI Coordinators who work across the UK network of major trauma centres. Gerard also manages the team of community ABI Coordinators providing information, support and advice to families living with the effects of childhood acquired brain injury within the community. Gerard works with local commissioning leads and health and social care teams across the UK to identify opportunities to increase and improve the support available to children and families affected by childhood acquired brain injury. Gerard holds a BSc from the University of Ulster, Belfast, and an MSc in Developmental Psychology with Queen’s University, Belfast. Gerard Completed his MSc in Kenya working with children and young people across education, supporting children to protect themselves against abuse and exploitation. Gerard has a strong belief in the importance of educational and emotional development of children and young people, ensuring that children have access to support as early on in their journey as possible to help improve long-term positive outcomes.
        • Louise Wilkinson

          Head of Learning & Information
          Louise has worked at the Child Brain Injury Trust since 2008, and brought with her over 20 years’ experience in the delivery of Learning Interventions. During her time with the charity Louise has personally delivered ABI training to many 1,000’s of professionals across many sectors, including Education, Case Management, Social Care, Healthcare and Youth Offending. Louise is often asked to speak at Conferences and Learning Events about the many different facets of childhood ABI, and has done so at a regional, national and international level. Louise has been instrumental in highlighting the issues of childhood acquired brain injury (ABI) and the links with offending behaviours, and is responsible fo r number of innovative interventions around this area. She is founder member of the Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Interest Group (CJABIIG), and won the Stephen MacAleese Award for Inspiration by an Individual in the field of ABI, for her work in this area. In recent years Louise has taken the Child Brain Injury Trust into the technological future with the development of new e-learning initiatives to enable greater access to learning and the understanding of childhood ABI. She is also responsible for the many new learning and information initiatives that are developed and launched each year, with the aim of supporting families by providing as much support and information as possible to help understand and cope along their journey.
        • Beth Strachan

          Deputy Service Manager
          Beth joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in February 2008 as an ABI Coordinator supporting families in the East of Scotland. In 2021 Beth became the Deputy Service Manager of Brain Injury Services, a role that allows Beth to contribute to the reshaping of the service as well as supporting the management of day-to-day operations. Beth also manages a team of Lead ABI Coordinators providing emotional and practical support to families and professionals affected by childhood ABI throughout the UK. Beth holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. Whilst studying her MSc, Beth spent a year working with adults affected by acquired brain injury in Edinburgh and it was then that Beth first discovered her interest and passion for working within the field of ABI. Prior to this , Beth worked with families affected by domestic abuse and was instrumental in the creation of therapeutic support groups for children experiencing this type of abuse. Beth holds strong beliefs in the importance of the rights of the child and believes that all children should experience the same opportunities irrespective of the child’s race, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religion. Outside of work, Beth enjoys spending time with her family including long walks in the hills with her rescue dog.
        • Lauren Kerr

          Contracts & Events Coordinator (Northern Ireland)
          Lauren joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in May 2014 having previously worked within the private sector as a Solicitor, and the voluntary sector as an Advice and Information professional. Lauren is the Contracts and Communication Officer for Northern Ireland and responsible for the maintenance and development of the organisation’s contractual relationships within Northern Ireland, monitoring and evaluating the service we provide, as well as assisting with the preparation of events held for families affected by Childhood Brain injury. Outside work Lauren is a Mum to two young sons and enjoys playing football in the garden, reading and cooking.
        • Catherine Wood

          Lead ABI Coordinator (Great Ormond Street Hospital)
          Catherine joined the charity in June 2018 as the ABI Coordinator for the North East. Her background is in SEN and she is a qualified teacher and has worked in mainstream secondary, special schools and FE. She is also an accredited trainer. Catherine has lived in many parts of the country and likes to travel and visit new places. In her spare time she likes to read, she also enjoys gardening (as long as it is dry and there is no evidence of slugs or snails), cooking and researching her family tree. She has 3 grown up sons and a gorgeous new granddaughter.
        • Laura Griffiths

          Lead ABI Coordinator (South West)
          Laura works as the ABI Coordinator for South West England. She has worked in a variety of education and community-based roles supporting young people with additional needs, along with their families. She has a keen interest in neuro developmental disorders, having held several autism specialist roles. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, galleries, and having afternoon tea!
        • Pamela Muller

          Lead ABI Coordinator
          I was originally born in Scotland and returned to the UK in 2014 after living in South Africa for 40 years where I was involved in mostly people focused industries including Human Resources at Kellogg Company to the Banqueting Manager at a Country Club. From 2014 I worked extensively with vulnerable adults, mostly the elderly living with dementia, depression, grief and anxiety, this encompassed bed bound clients and end of life situations. I moved onto working for the NHS in 2018 within the Neuro Developmental Conditions service which helps children and their families living with Autism, ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome. I joined the Child Brain Injury Trust as a maternity cover Support Coordinator and have now taken on the role of National Brain Injury Support Coordinator. I am very much looking forward to this next level of personal development coupled with the opportunity of working for a much needed service. Personally, I like nothing more than to share a good meal with my two adult daughters for whom I love to cook.
        • Sarah Williams

          Lead ABI Coordinator (Wales)
          Sarah is the ABI Coordinator for Wales and also a lead coordinator at the Child Brain Injury Trust. She has a clinical background and worked for 10 years in the NHS, specifically within physiotherapy across a number of specialities including cardiology, oncology and neurology. Neurology was a particular interest and she spent 3 years as part of the paediatric Neuro Rehab Team at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital in Cardiff, working with children and families affected by ABI. This role encompassed the delivery of all areas of rehab post injury, working with children from the most acute stage in PICU, right through to discharge home in the community. Working in this hugely complex but rewarding area led Sarah to work with the charity and she continues to strive to help families through their ABI journey. On a personal note, Sarah is an avid runner and also enjoys hiking, spending her spare time outdoors with friends, family, and her dog!
        • Stacy Ross

          ABI Coordinaor (Scotland)
          Stacy joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in January 2022, she lives in Glasgow and will be supporting families based all over Scotland. She has over 10 years experience working with children and young adults with various complex needs including Autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, Asperger’s and Cerebral palsy. She has also worked with Adults with schizophrenia, personality disorders, Bipolar, psychosis, alcohol dependency, drug dependency, addictions, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Loss, suicide, LQBTQI, comorbidity, self-harm and trauma. Recently Stacy worked in forensic mental health in a medium secure psychiatric hospital, supporting individuals detained under the mental health act. Working within the clinical team allowed Stacy to gain experience and knowledge of the legal system which allowed her to further train within this field. In 2020 Stacy was instrumental in setting up an all-male counselling service, supporting men all over Scotland with there on going mental health. Within her role as clinical lead she worked alongside Police Scotland, social work, occupational health, and Lord Provost of Glasgow. She is also a registered therapist with the British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a Trained person-centred therapist. Stacy will be using all of her background experience and knowledge in her role to help support children, young people and their families affected by an ABI and hopes to develop more skills within this role to support each individual family. In her spare time Stacy enjoys spending time with my family and the outdoors.
        • Gemma Blaine

          ABI Coordinator (Northern Ireland)
          Gemma is one of two ABI Coordinators working within Northern Ireland. She provides emotional and practical support to families working alongside many professionals and other agencies involved with children and young people with acquired bran injury. Prior to joining The Brain Injury Trust Gemma has had extensive experience within the charity and social sector working with children 0-18yrs who have experienced various types of trauma and the impact this has had on their daily life and how it affected their education. Gemma’s role was to support and put interventions in place to ease these transitions. Gemma has worked in hospitals and schools to promote and achieve the best outcomes for children and young people. Gemma has developed programmes focusing on Early Intervention and highlighted the importance and the benefit this provides. Gemma facilitated these within different settings creating great working relationships with families and multidisciplinary teams. Outside of work Gemma is mum to two children and enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.
        • Pamela Bell

          ABI Coordinaor (Northern Ireland)
          Pamela has recently joined the Northern Ireland Team as one of the ABI Coordinators responsible for providing practical support to both children affected by/with an ABI and their families. In addition to this, Pamela also works in collaboration with several statutory and voluntary agencies across the sector. This includes working closely with the Multi-Disciplinary Team within the Royal Victoria Hospital. Pamela graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a BA Hons Degree in Drama in 2015. Within her final year, Pamela participated in and facilitated several Community Based Projects within the Community and Voluntary Sector. Following her degree, Pamela has worked within a voluntary capacity and as an employee for Headway UK (the brain injury association). Within her role of ABI Coordinator, she has gained extensive knowledge and understanding of brain injury and its impact on those individuals affected by brain injury and their families within Adult Brain Injury Services. Outside work, Pamela is Mum to one grown up son and a daughter. In her spare time, Pamela enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. She also enjoys travelling. Her favourite country to visit is Iceland!
        • Sarah Pollock

          ABI Coordinator (North East)
          Sarah has recently started working as the ABI Coordinator at the Great North Children’s Hospital bringing with her many years of working with children, young people and families. Sarah completed a degree in Childhood Studies and Professional Practice Studies in 2002 and worked for many years as an Education Welfare Officer. Following her career in education, Sarah trained as a Holistic Therapist, working specifically for a charity offering therapies to adults suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Sarah firmly believed in the psychological, as well as the physical benefits of holistic therapy and in order to further develop her knowledge in the area of psychological therapies, she completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions in 2021, qualifying as a Children’s Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. Sarah completed this training within the NHS working for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). In her spare time Sarah loves being outdoors, enjoying walking and playing golf, as well as spending time with her family and friends.
        • Emma Stoddart

          ABI Coordinator (Yorkshire and Humberside)
          Emma Joined the child brain injury trust in November 2020 as an ABI Coordinator for Yorkshire and Humberside. Emma provides emotional and practical support to families, young people and professionals following childhood acquired brain injury, with Leeds General Infirmary, supporting families across Yorkshire & Humberside. Emma has over 18 years’ experience of working with children and families in education with multiple complex learning needs. Emma has worked in education as a behaviour and pastoral leader and has worked with families who have social, emotional & mental health support needs and children with various behaviour support needs. In Emma’s spare time she likes to spend quality time with her family, and she enjoys watching her daughter horse ride and her son playing football.
        • Samantha Jarvis

          ABI Coordinator (North West)
          Sam joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in August 2017 as the ABI Coordinator for Greater Manchester. Sam graduated with a Masters in Social work from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2012. Her past work experience has includes working in adult mental health services and learning disability charities. Prior to joining the Child Brain Injury Trust Sam managed a play centre for children aged 0-14 years old with learning disabilities and their families. Within this role she facilitated; workshops, training and information events, created support groups for parents and siblings, as well as accessible play sessions for the whole family. Outside of work Sam enjoys travelling and holidays, meals out with friends and sewing.
        • Helen Traynor

          ABI Coordinator (North West)
          Helen joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in July 2021. She is a qualified Nursery Nurse and Hospital Play Specialist and spent 19 years working as a Play Specialist on the Neurology ward at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. She has 30 years’ experience working with children, young people, and their families across a broad range of sectors. Helen is very passionate about supporting children and families, particularly in the areas of acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions as well as autism. She also has an interest in complex needs pain management. She has 3 sons and 2 retired racing greyhounds and spends some of her spare time volunteering for a greyhound charity, she also enjoys music, films, and complimentary therapies.
        • Katy Brown

          ABI Coordinator (East Midlands)
          Katy is the ABI Coordinator for the East Midlands region. Katy has over fourteen years of care experience working in various settings supporting various individuals and their families. Katy first started supporting young adults with severe complex disabilities and mental health needs by providing all aspects of care and promotion of independence. Katy then started a new role providing meaningful and therapeutic activities and outings and especially enjoyed the annual summer trip to the sea side! Katy has experience supporting the elderly with dementia and using useful techniques for cognitive stimulation and re-introduction to skills to promote independence. Katy worked with the local care authority and case managers to provide the best possible quality of care for children and adults with complex care needs. She has worked with Headway Nottingham day services supporting adults with ABI and TBI, delivering workshops including recognising and managing behaviours, Creative writing and cognitive workshops and understanding brain injury and life after ABI, Katy’s favourite workshop was laughter yoga! Katy also ran family support workshops and outreach support including information and support with benefits and returning to work. In Katy’s spare time she enjoys family time with her son Ollie who is four and stepson Recce who is fourteen by going on family walks, feeding the ducks and family movie night with pop-corn!
        • Sharon Machin

          ABI Coordinator (West Midlands)
          Sharon joined the team in November 2016 as the ABI Coordinator for the midlands. She provides emotional and practical support to families working alongside many professionals and other agencies involved with children and young people with acquired brain injuries. Sharon works with professionals at Birmingham children’s hospital. Prior to joining the charity, Sharon has held roles in Early Years Education, deputising an early years setting. She has a passion for supporting the care, education and development of children with particular interests in Special Educational Needs and Child protection. On a personal note, Sharon has four children that keep her very busy, enjoys reading travelling and learning and socialising with family and friends.
        • Lauren Vicarage

          ABI Coordinator (Birmingham Children’s Hospital)
          Before joining the CBIT, I volunteered for a multisensory disability centre that supported both adults and children with physical, emotional, social and behavioural disabilities. I helped to expand the sensory play sessions they provided for children aged 0-5yrs, through encouraging further referrals, family/sibling sessions and organising fundraising events. I have gained a BSc in Psychology from Bath Spa University (2017) and an MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology from University of Bath (2018). In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading and travelling. Keen interest in animal welfare/conservation, spent 3 weeks in China at a Panda Conservation Centre.
        • Kerrie Price

          ABI Coordinaor (Thames Valley)
          Kerrie Joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in September 2021 as the ABI Coordinator for the Thames Valley region. Kerrie has previous experience supporting young adults with challenging behaviour and severe complex learning difficulties. Promoting independence and providing person centred care. In 2015 Kerrie studied for a TEFL certificate and travelled to Thailand for 2 months to volunteer as an English teacher, to teach disadvantaged children. Kerrie also has experience is a community day centre setting, providing meaningful and rehabilitating activities to people with mental health needs, dementia and complex learning difficulties. During her time here Kerrie obtained an intensive interaction practitioners’ certificate, which is a practical approach to interacting with people who suffer with learning and communication difficulties. In her spare time Kerrie loves to cook, spend time with friends and family and traveling around the UK. Specifically to Lyme Regis to hunt for fossils!
        • Elise Walker

          ABI Coordinator (South London)
          Elise is passionate about helping children, young people and their families' voices to be heard. Before joining the Child Brain Injury Trust, Elise worked for two years as a senior Healthcare Assistant in the mental health sector, supporting people of all ages receiving in-patient care. Elise has also led a mentorship programme for children aged 9-11 years and volunteered in schools with children with special educational needs. In 2019, Elise graduated with a Bsc in Psychology with Education. More recently, she has completed a Master's in Paediatric Neuropsychology and is excited to draw on this knowledge in her role as an ABI Coordinator. In her free time, Elise loves watching and playing Rugby (and keeping an eye out for concussions!). She's an avid reader and a dedicated plant-mum - so, recommendations are greatly appreciated!
        • Craig Hurle

          ABI Coordinator (South Coast)
          Craig is the ABI Coordinator for the South Coast of England. Craig’s background is working in education and in the community. Starting as a sports coach in primary schools teaching P.E, After school clubs and CPD sessions for teachers. He then moved to becoming a community worker, being a part in the creation of three community pantries. Coordinating county wide family fun days during schools holidays. Outside of work Craig has many hobbies including sports, walking his dog and restoring and maintaining his three vintage fire engines.
        • Sophie Harbron-Powell

          ABI Coordinator (South West)
          Sophie joined the Child Brain Injury Trust in June 2021 and is one of two ABI Coordinators for the South West. Sophie will be mainly covering the area of Devon and Cornwall. Sophie has spent most of her working life within the education sector, from recruitment to teaching, and has an Upper Second Class BA Hons Degree in Primary Education. Prior to joining the team, her last job was working in Education within Children’s Services under her local council. This has broadened Sophie’s knowledge and experience of working with children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and the wealth of skills she has will benefit her as an ABI Coordinator. Outside of work, Sophie enjoys spending quality time with her family, friends and her border terrier Freddie.

        Interested in joining our team?