Dr Richard Grove, Clinical Psychologist
Dr Richard Grove completed his BSc at the University of Exeter and his MSc at Kingston University, choosing to complete both dissertations on examining the benefits of mindfulness interventions. He worked clinically with children with autism in a special school followed by two years working in a psychology team for adults with intellectual disabilities. He has also had experience working with adults with chronic fatigue, adults in acute inpatient wards, and adolescents and young people with behavioural problems. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London and investigated attitudes towards people with intellectual disabilities. He has a keen interest in examining the routes of social injustice, trauma-related difficulties, and working with marginalised groups, and he is currently Team Lead for Project 10/10, a community project working with young people affected by gangs.
Cynthia Joyce, Chief Executive
MQ: Transforming Mental Health
Cynthia is the Chief Executive of the research charity MQ: Transforming Mental Health. Now in its fifth year, the charity supports research to improve the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of mental illness, and advocates to make mental health research a priority around the world.She brings a wealth of experience from her work with charity and medical research sectors in the United States, having served in leadership roles at the SMA Foundation (NY), the American Academy of Neurology Foundation (MN) and in industry (Ciba-Geigy, Cephalon). She holds a BA from the University of Chicago and an MS from the University of Minnesota. Cynthia also serves on the Board of the SMA Trust (UK) and the NCE-IKTP Youth Mental Health Board (Canada).
Sophie Mitter, Trainee Clinical Psychologist
The Brandon Centre
Dr. Tania Salvo, Clinical Psychologist
The Brandon Centre
Tania Salvo is a Clinical Psychologist and works at the Brandon Centre, a charity offering a range of services including contraception, sexual health, counselling and psychotherapy services for young people aged 12 to 25 years, as well as outreach projects such as Brandon Reach, a service for young parents under twenty-five who have had a child removed through special guardianship or adoption. Tania also works in a forensic drug and alcohol service providing assessment and psychological intervention to individuals who are experiencing difficulties with substance use. She has previously worked within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and
has also worked with individuals who have been raped or sexually assaulted as well as
refugees and asylum seekers suffering from traumatic stress reactions. She completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London (UCL)