Our Team

We have a small core team led by Dr Julie Repper, Director. The core team is supported by a diverse group of consultants, who between them bring rich experience and expertise gained through both professional and lived experience.

We have a small core team led by Dr Julie Repper, Director. The core team is supported by a diverse group of consultants, who between them bring rich experience and expertise gained through both professional and lived experience.

Most also work or have worked in the NHS in clinical, managerial and/or research roles. The wealth of experience we are able to call upon means we can match client needs with relevant expertise with ease.

Working nationally and internationally, modelling co-production throughout, the consultant group brings together diverse talents, yet we all share a common set of characteristics:

• we share values that are about making recovery a reality for all

• we work to the principles of co-production in all that we do, nurturing the strengths of every individual in whatever capacity they are able to offer them

• we bring cutting edge experience that is developed through pushing the boundaries of innovation at the frontline of care, combining both evidence and practice in ways that really work

• we are part of a global network of recovery leaders and as such can facilitate unrivalled networking opportunities

• we demonstrate our ethos and culture in the way we work; our behaviour, our language and our interpersonal skills

Consultant Spotlight

Rachel Perkins

Until her retirement from the NHS in 2010, Rachel spent 30 years working in mental health services initially as a clinical psychologist, then Clinical Director and finally as Director of Quality Assurance and User Experience in South West London. During her career in the NHS she worked in a variety of services for adults (including older people), rehabilitation, secure forensic, assertive outreach, inpatient and community services. She was responsible for the development of recovery-focused practice across the Trust and pioneered the UK development of Individual Placement with Support evidence based supported employment. She established the first (award winning) UK programme to increase access to employment in mental health services for people living with mental health problems, and set up the first UK Recovery College. In 2010 she was awarded an OBE for services to Mental Health and voted Mind Champion of the Year.
Rachel is now senior consultant with the ImROC programme; Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Disability Advisory Committee; co-editor (with Julie Repper) of the journal ‘Mental Health and Social Inclusion’; a Non-Executive Director/Board Member of Health Employment Partnerships and the Recovery Focus Group, including chairing their ‘Working Together Committee’ and a member of the IPS Grow national expert advisory group.
For 25 years, Rachel has lived and worked with a long-term mental health condition and has used both inpatient and community mental health services. She has also held a range of positions in service user led and voluntary sector organisations including Vice Chair of MDF The Bipolar Organisations, Vice-Chair of Rethink and Chair of their Services and Resources Committee and Chair of the Women in Mental Health Network.
Rachel has written and spoken widely about recovery, social inclusion for people with mental health and related conditions and provided training and consultancy nationally and internationally.

Our Team

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Julie Repper, BA, RGN, RMN, MPhil, PhD

Becky Aldridge

Sue Barton

Iris Benson

Dr Jed Boardman

Dawn Fleming

Sharon Gilfoyle

Jane Rennison

Sara Meddings

Anna Lewis

Emma Watson

Jane McGrath

Miles Rinaldi

Phil Morgan

Rachel Perkins, BA, MPhil (Clinical Psychology), PhD, OBE

Steve Trenchard

Geoff Shepherd

Waldo Roeg

Sarah Rose

Michael Ryan

Liz Walker

Syena Skinner

Anna Cheetham

Angela Pemberton

Gavin Hibberd-Smith

Sue Williams

Thea Fitch

Andrew White

Toni King

Dr Lyn Williams

Blue Mills

Helen Blythe

Tony Mitchell

Aileen Blower

Sandra Huttons

Amongst the consultant group, we have expertise in:

• coaching and facilitation

• research and publication 

• operationalisation of innovation

• Board-level strategic development

• cultural development

• leading transformational change

• quality improvement

• current experience of leading innovative mental health practice at the front line

• current experience of leading innovative mental health practice at the front line

• professional leadership (nursing, OT, Psychiatry, Psychology)

• clinical expertise in wide range of treatments and therapies

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