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Associate Trainers

Our Associate Trainers are practicing clinicians working in front line care  who offer their expertise to the Livewell SW Academy by delivering courses specific to their roles. If you would like to become an Associate Trainer, please click here to contact the Livewell SW Academy.

 

Jonathan Anderson
Primary Care Liaison Nurse

I work with the Community Learning Disabilities Team to support Primary Healthcare professionals to
provide equitable healthcare to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  Work
directly with groups of people with IDD to promote healthy behaviours and choices.  Previous job roles
include Behavioural Advisor, Staff Nurse, Team Leader and Support Worker.

Qualifications: BSc (Honours) Psychology with Criminal Justice Studies,
DipHE Nursing (Learning Disabilities) and PGDip Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

 


Rebecca Bond
Occupational Therapist

I work as an Occupational Therapist in the Plymouth Community, City Wide, Learning Disability Team. Our work with adults, aged 18 and over, with a diagnosis of learning disability, includes undertaking specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions, including sensory processing assessments and functional assessments. We also undertake group interventions with clients and work closely with carers, families and other disciplines within the team.

Qualifications: MSc Occupational Therapy, BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Registered Occupational Therapist (HCPC number OT23488), Sensory Integration Network Training Level 1 & 2, Assessment of Motor and Process Skills trained.


Holly Carpenter
Community Learning Disabilities Nurse

I am a Learning Disability Nurse working for the Plymouth Learning Disability Service.  Prior to this I worked
in medium and low secure services for people with learning disabilities who had committed crimes. I am currently involved in supporting people with learning disabilities who have mental health issues.

 


 

 


Dr Deanna Gallichan
Consultant Clinical Psychologist

I have worked as a clinical psychologist within the Plymouth Community Learning Disabilities
Team since 2006, and I am currently lead psychologist in this service.   I have experience in providing
training on the autism spectrum and the Mental Capacity Act.  I also have interests in attachment theory, systemic family therapy, and Video Interaction Guidance (VIG).

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Psychology (University of Birmingham, 2000); PhD Psychology (University of Birmingham, 2003); Doctorate in Clinical & Community Psycholoy (University of Exeter, 2006).  I am also trained to intermediate level in Systemic Family Therapy, am a trained, reliable coder on the Adult Attachment Projective, and am currently working towards becoming a VIG practitioner.


Dr Selina Horsham
Principal Clinical Psychologist

Since qualifying in 2010, I have worked in various contexts supporting people who have a diagnosis, or difficulties associated with Personality Disorder (PD), and with the staff/family/carers supporting them. I currently support people in the community with intellectual disabilities and personality disorder delivering groups and through individual work.

Qualifications: DClinPsy, Certificate in Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT-Practitioner Level) & MBT for ASPD. Knowledge and Understanding Framework (KUF) PD Trainer.


 


Becky Jewell
Community Mental Health Nurse

I am a registered mental health nurse working within the community learning disability team.  I trained at Plymouth University and have worked for Livewell since 2013.  Prior to my current role I have worked as an RMN in an acute mental health inpatient unit and a dementia registered nursing home. My role is to provide specialist mental health monitoring, support and treatment to people with a learning disability, who cannot
be supported by mainstream community mental health services. 

Qualifications: BSc Nursing (Mental Health)


 


Annette Koshti-Richman
Primary Care Liaison Nurse

I trained as a Registered Nurse at St George’s Hospital Medical  School in London and initially worked in  Trauma and Orthopaedics ,  before working  for  Thames Doc/Croy  Doc  for 10 years. I also set up and ran a support group for parents/carers of children with disabilities/special needs.  I joined the Out of Hours District Nursing Team in Plymouth in 2008 and have been a Primary Care Liaison Nurse for the Learning Disability Service since 2018. I have developed a special interest in learning disabilities and have written for nursing journals on health promotion and disability and had a book published in 2017 to highlight the challenges
faced when caring for a disabled child.  My combined nursing knowledge and being a full time Carer
enables me to appreciate the problems faced when accessing services and gives me a passion for my work
as a Primary Care Liaison Nurse.

Qualifications: Registered Nurse, Dip HE (Nursing),  BSc (Hons) in Health Studies/Nursing,
Edexcel NVQ Assessors Qualification, ENB 998


Jane Lewis
Occupational Therapist

I work as an Occupational Therapist in the Plymouth Community, City Wide, Learning Disability Team. Our work with adults, aged 18 and over, with a diagnosis of learning disability, includes undertaking specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions, including sensory processing assessments and functional assessments. We also undertake group interventions with clients and work closely with carers, families and other disciplines within the team.

Qualifications: BA (Joint Hons) Psychology and Management Studies; Post Graduate Diploma in
Occupational Therapy, Registered Occupational Therapist (HCPC) OT26420, Sensory Integration Network Training
Level 1 & 2, Assessment of Motor and Process Skills trained.


Helen Link
Deputy Mental Health Act Manager

I provide legal and policy advice regarding the use of the Mental Health Act to staff across Livewell Southwest CIC.  I am the lead trainer for the Mental Health Act training programme ensuring the programmes are in line with changes in legislation and organisational priorities.

Qualifications: Latin Legum Magister (LLM) Mental Health Law, Policy and Practice, Introductory Diploma in Management.
 

 


Andy Maguire
Senior Drug Worker

I am a Senior Drug Worker within the Complex Needs Team for Livewell Southwest CIC. I have been working with people with substance misuse problems for around 22 years, both in Plymouth and Liverpool. I have experience in dual diagnosis work, managing services, groupwork and residential treatment. I have a special interest in the psychology of addiction and behaviour change and ethics in healthcare. I have been delivering training since 1998.

Qualifications: Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in Addiction Studies, A Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Anti Oppressive Counselling Practice, Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)  Management Certificate, City and Guilds Teaching Adults, Motivational Enhancement Therapy.


Sarah Meehan
Speech & Language Therapist

I qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist as a mature student, having worked as a teacher and on cruise ships before a career change.  I have been working within the Learning Disability Team since February 2016 supporting adults with learning disabilities who have additional communication and/or eating and drinking needs.  A large part of this role involves working with and training staff teams and carers to support the person with a learning difficulty.  Furthermore our team provides communication assessments and eating & drinking assessments to service users with a learning disability.   My particular interests are working with adults with dysphagia (eating and drinking difficulties) as well as those with a secondary diagnosis (e.g. Parkinsons, Stroke etc.).

Qualifications: BSc Honours in Speech and Language Therapy, Bachelor of Primary Education.
Member of HCPC and RCSLT.


Sarah Middleton
Speech & Language Therapist

I am a Speech & Language Therapist working with the Community Learning Disabilities Team.  I have worked with children and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism since qualifying as an SLT in 2012.  I previously worked in special schools and a day service with adults.  I have been with the Community Learning Disability Team since 2014.   As a Speech & Language Therapy team we provide communication assessments and
eating & drinking assessments to service users with a learning disability. A large part of this role involves working with and training staff teams and carers to support the person. I have a particular interest in the
areas of social skills; challenging behaviour and dementia.

Qualifications: BSc Honours in Speech & Language Sciences. Member of HCPC and RCSLT.


Theresa Mitchell
Tissue Viability Specialist Nurse

My role is to provide specialist advice and assessment in the arena of Tissue Viability. I also review and
develop guidelines in Tissue Viability and I am responsible for chairing the Serious Incident Panel which
is held on a monthly basis. All Serious Incidents in respect of Pressure Ulcers are triaged by the
Professional Lead and myself.
Previous to working in the South West I worked for an organisation in North East London. I have 20 years
of experience as a Tissue Viability Nurse and prior to this I was a District Nurse. I am also a Registered
Mental Health Nurse and have experience in this field.
Education and Training is integral to my role and it is something that I particularly enjoy. I believe it is
essential to share best practice and empower others.

Qualifications: State Enrolled Nurse. Registered General Nurse. Registered Mental Nurse.
Diploma HE in Health Promotion.  BSc Honours in Professional Nurse with Tissue Viability. Queen’s Nurse.


Liam Newton
Registered Consultant Forensic Psychologist

I work with clients with offending or risk offending histories.  In terms of training I am certified trainer of the HCR-20, which is a risk assessment of violence and provide a 2 day training course on this tool.  I also provide training around working with clients who present a risk of sexual offending.  Lastly I am also KUF trainer, which is the Knowledge Understanding Framework: Personality Disorder awareness 2/3 day training course

Qualifications: MSc Forensic Psychology and HCPC registered Forensic Psychologist.


 


Stephanie Nightingale
Specialist Speech & Language Therapist - Clinical Lead

I qualified as a Speech & Language Therapist in 2008 and have been working in Plymouth since 2013 as
part of the Community Learning Disability Team.
As a Speech & Language Therapy team we provide communication assessments and eating & drinking assessments to service users with a learning disability. I have a particular interest in dysphagia (eating and drinking difficulties) and working with individuals who require communication aids and visuals to support
their communication.
A large part of this role involves working with and training staff teams and carers to support the person
with a learning disability. 

Qualifications: BSc( hons) Speech & Language Therapy, Specialist Dysphagia Practitioner.
Member of HCPC and RCSLT.


Dr Joanne Porter
Clinical Psychologist

I work for Livewell Southwest Community Learning Disability Team. I am the Lead Clinician for Dementia in People with Learning Disabilities in Plymouth.  I also work more generally with People with Learning disabilities, specialising in trauma work using EMDR. I have a keen interest in Autism

Qualifications: BSc Honours in Human Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology, PGCerts. Adults with Learning Disabilities, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy)


 


Deborah Pudner
Infection Prevention & Control Manager

I have worked within healthcare since 1995, where I started off as a Nursing Auxiliary. I have been teaching since 2001, I started off teaching basic and advanced orthopaedic plastering skills.

Qualifications: Diploma in Adult nursing, Degree in Health Studies (Modules: Mentorship, Principles of Infection Prevention and Control, Engaging in Evidence-based Practice and Clinical Effectiveness, Principle of Public Health), City & Guilds Certificate inTeaching Practice for Adult Learners Stage One, Advanced GNVQ in Health and Social Care.


Sharon Smyth
Occupational Therapist

I work as an Occupational Therapist in the Plymouth Community, City Wide, Learning Disability Team. Our work with adults, aged 18 and over, with a diagnosis of learning disability, includes undertaking specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions, including sensory processing assessments and functional assessments. We also undertake group interventions with clients and work closely with carers, families and other disciplines within the team.

Qualifications: BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, Registered Occupational Therapist (HCPC number OT33948), Sensory Integration Network Training Level 1 & 2, Assessment of Motor and Process Skills trained.
 


Amanda Williams
Mental Health Act Manager

I have been working with Livewell Southwest CIC since 1999 and as the Mental Health Act Manager since 2003. In 2009 I had a secondment with the Department of Health as part of the South West Mental Capacity Act implementation team.  As well as working for Livewell Southwest CIC, I also provide training and tutor support to Health and Social Care Foundation Degree students on behalf of Worcester University. 

Qualifications: Latin Legum Magister (LLM) Mental Health Law and Policy, Certificate in Training Practice, Prince2 Registered Practitioner, Introductory Diploma in Management.  In 2016 I also completed the Leadership Course organised by Plymouth University.