Head of Foundation
Joss brings a wealth of experience within the substance use field in both front line treatment settings and within policy and project management functions. She has led on the development and implementation of national good practice projects influencing both local and national structures to improve the support available for vulnerable groups.
Specialist Project Manager, Social Exclusion
Liz has been with the Trust for 22 years working in our Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust and community-based services and more recently with our Social Exclusion team. Liz managed The Trust's Linkworker service within a number of adult male prisons and headed up the pilot project at HMP Drake Hall, which was the first study of its kind in the UK.
Sara provides her expertise in research design and practice to the Foundation. She has been instrumental in preparing the Foundation's brain injury research for publication in peer reviewed journals. Sara is a Chartered Psychologist who started her career in Portugal before moving to England where she completed a Masters in Cognitive Neuropsychology and a PhD investigating the relationship between language and cognition.
Project Scoping Manager
Sarah joined the Trust in 2017, working as an Assistant Psychologist at Hollyrood (one of our complex autism services). She has been working with the Foundation since 2018, as our Project Scoping Manager, researching and designing new projects that meet areas of need that are not necessarily fulfilled by our operational services and utilise The Trust's expertise. Sarah has extensive experience working in frontline services, across a range of client groups from inpatient mental health units to running youth and community centres.
Brain Injury Linkworker
Ryan is one of our Brain Injury Linkworkers. Ryan graduated from Swansea University with a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience whilst also completing a year abroad at Groningen University, in Netherlands. Ryan joined the Foundation Team in 2021, as our Brain Injury Linkworker for HMP Cardiff and Mandeville House. Ryan provides brain injury screening for residents of these establishments and offers support and information to those with a history of head injury. Ryan also provides training, information, and case consultations to staff at these premises.