People

Citizen Network is a community and there are many different people involved playing lots of different roles.

Aarne Rajalahti

Finland

Property Director at KVPS

Adam Sundle

England

Researching constitutional structures

Alain Catzeflis

England

Retired foreign correspondent and News Editor of the Financial Times

Alastair Minty

Scotland

Project leader for People Based Development

Alex Leeder

England

Social worker, teacher and author

Alfred Richter

Czech Republic

Coordinator of Citizen Network Czech Republic

Alison Chalmers

England

Voluntary sector health and well being co-ordinator, advocate & freelance writer

Amanda Frost

England

Assistant Manager of People First Forum

Amanda Topps

England

Independent health and social care consultant, researcher and community activist

Amy-Grace Whillans-Welldrake

England

Project Officer

Angela Fell

England

Citizen of Wigan, Connector & Community Builder

Anita Gjermestad

Norway

Coordinator of Citizen Network Norway.

Anna Chalachanová

Norway

Coordinator of Citizen Network Norway.

Anna Harris

England

Postgraduate Social Work Student

Anna-Carin Fagerlind Ståhl

Sweden

Psychologist, PhD, work environment researcher

Annick Janson

New Zealand

Researcher & psychologist developing leadership within vulnerable families

Ashleigh Fox

England

RNLD and Director of Transforming Care - LD Network

Ben Drew

USA

Founder of Open Future Learning

Beverley Smith

Canada

Carers' rights activist

Bob Rhodes

England

Co-Director of LivesthroughFriends CIC

Brian Fisher

England

GP and Chair of Reclaim Social Care

Brian Salisbury

Canada

Video & photo coordinator for Citizen Network.

Carol Blessing

USA

Coordinator of Citizen Network USA

Catherine Hale

England

Founder of Chronic Illness Inclusion Project

Chris Howells PhD

England

Managing Director of Koru Consulting Ltd

Chris Watson

England

Founder of Self Directed Futures

Christopher Nwafor

South Africa

Community empowerment activist

Clare E Jones CBE

England

Trainer and consultant improving lives of women and families

Clare Hyde MBE

England

Director of Foundation for Families

Clare Tarling

England

Freelance Easy Read designer and Development Manager at Dorset Advocacy

Clive Tuck

England

Founder and ex-CEO of the Hub

Colin Newton

England

Director at Inclusive Solutions

Damian Bridgeman

Wales

Social and business entrepreneur and government advisor

Dave Goswell

England

Business Analyst & Tableau Certified Professional

David Towell

England

Director of the Centre for Inclusive Futures

David Zigmond

England

A veteran NHS medical practitioner and author

Dominic Lodge

England

Community Development Lead of Southern Health

Eri Mountbatten-O'Malley

England

Researcher, teacher and campaigner

Ester Ortega

Spain

Coordinator of Citizen Network Spain

Fionn & Jonathan Angus

Ireland (Republic)

Citizen Network Ambassadors

Frances Brown

Scotland

Director of Radical Visions

Gary Bourlet

England

Co-Founder of Learning Disability England

Gary Hammonds

England

Teacher and activist

Gary Kent

England

Director of New Key (KPW) Ltd

Gavin Barker

England

Constitutional Reform Lead

Geoff Jones

England

Science adviser on chronic illness

George Faulkner

England

Independent researcher on the political impact of problems within medical research

Glyn Butcher

England

Peer Support Ambassador

Hanne-Maria Leppäranta

Finland

Social worker and project coordinator in Finland

Henry Iles

Graphic Designer

Henry Tam

England

Director of Question the Powerful

Iiro Jussila

Finland

Citizen Network Coop Supervisory Board Member

Jackie King-Owen

England

Founder of Enable HA & Director of Clarice Associates Ltd

James Lock

England

Director of Opus Independents Ltd

Jan Walmsley

England

Independent researcher

Jane Alcock

England

Counsellor & parent carer

Jane Shepherd

England

Director of Maddocks Associates

Jenny Lyus

England

Campaigner and activist on chronic illness

Jessica Saffer

England

Clinical Psychologist and member of Psychologists for Social Change

Jessica Valins

England

Student at the University of Sheffield

Jim Elder-Woodward OBE

Scotland

Campaigner and Researcher

Jo Kidd

England

Activist, community organiser & veganic farmer

Joe Kriss

England

Director of Opus Independents

Johanna Mätäsaho

Finland

CEO of Bestser Ltd

John Burton

England

Author, consultant and campaigner

John Carlisle

England

Economic socialist researcher & Chair of Yorkshire Socialist Health Association

John Dalrymple

Scotland

Citizen Network Coop Supervisory Board Member

John Gillespie

England

Director of New Gestalt Voices

John O'Brien

USA

Writer

Joshua Shepherd

England

Social researcher

Joyce Bullivant

England

Coordinator Timewalk project & community heritage promoter

Julia Finkenzeller

Masters student at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development

Karen Parry

England

Acting coordinator of Citizen Network England

Karen Senior

England

Member of The People Focused Group

Karl Nunkoosing PhD

England

Principal Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth

Kate Fulton

Australia

Vice-Chair of Citizen Network Coop Supervisory Board

Katie Clarke

England

Director of Visits Unlimited and Bringing Us Together

Katja Valkama PhD

Finland

Research and Development Manager, Principle Lecturer, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

Kay Mills

Scotland

Founded and runs LEAF: Life, Employment and Friends

Kellie Woodley

England

Project Manager with Inclusion North

Kelly Hicks

England

Founder of PFG Doncaster

Kieran Roberts

England

Teacher, researcher and Director of The No Barriers Foundation

Kirsten Jaeger Fjetland

Norway

Coordinator of Citizen Network Norway

Laird Ryan

England

Teacher, Policy Adviser & Charity Worker

Les Monaghan

England

Photographer, activist, artist and educator

Leslie Scaife

England

Chair of West Lancs Peer Support

Liam Toner

England

Social Care professional and disability researcher

Liz Leach Murphy

England

Founder and Managing Director of Imagineer

Lizette Nolte

England

University Lecturer & Clinical Psychologist

Luke Beatson

England

Multi-media student

Lynne Friedli

England

Freelance researcher with a special interest in mental health, inequalities and social justice

Maff Potts

England

Founder, Association of Camerados

Malcolm Henry

Scotland

Director of QEI Projects Ltd

Maria Lyons

Scotland

Independent researcher

Mark Gamsu

England

Freelance public health policy implementation expert

Mark Haydon-Laurelut

England

Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Portsmouth

Markus Vähälä

Finland

CEO Citizen Network Coop

Martin Yarnit

England

Education innovation

Matthew Potocnik

England

An advocate for the rights of people with disability

Melanie Heyworth PhD

Australia

CEO and Founder of Reframing Autism

Meri Pakarinen

Finland

Co-Founder of No Labels No Walls

Michael Balkow

England

Children's Social Worker

Michael Bierman

USA

Co-Founder of No Labels No Walls

Michael Croft

England

Company Director & Anglican Clergyman

Michaela Wegener

Psychologist, Lecturer, Trainer of Positive Psychology

Mo Stewart

England

Independent Disability Studies Researcher

Nadia Clarke

England

A college student and disability activist

Nan Beauregard Carle

USA

Campaigner for inclusive communities

Neil Carpenter

England

Author and volunteer advocate for people with a learning disability

Nick Maisey

Australia

CEO of Befriend

Nicola Protopapadakis

England

Creative Director of Citizen Network Research

Nikki Henderson

England

Senior Adviser at the Local Government Association

Norma Curran

Scotland

CEO of Values Into Action Scotland

Pete Richmond

Scotland

CEO Partners for Inclusion Group

Philip Hardstone

England

Organiser at Democratic Yorkshire

Pippa Murray PhD

England

Director of IBK Initiatives

Rachel Mason

England

Family carer & Freelance Personalisation Consultant

Rachelle Hole

Canada

Co-Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship & joint coordinator of Citizen Network Canada

Ralph Broad

England

Director of Inclusive Neighbourhoods, Local Area Coordination

Rob Moriarty

England

NHSE Personalised Care Strategic Co-production Group member & Associate Lecturer

Robert Kay

Scotland

Director of Paperclip CN

Robin Jackson

Scotland

Author of Who Cares and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Hertfordshire

Rosie Lawn

Australia

Chair of Citizen Network Coop Supervisory Board

Ross Ward

England

Developing Basic Income Plus

Sally Young

England

Executive Associate of Connected Voice & activist

Sam Sly

England

Freelance Regulation, Health & Social Care Consultant

Sami Helle

Finland

Human rights and disability activist and musician from Finland

Sarah Holmes

England

Freelance Health & Social Care Consultant

Sarah Maguire

England

Chief Executive of Choice Support

Sebastian Lins

Masters student at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development

Shaun McBride

England

Permaculturist & Community Builder

Simon Cramp

England

Advocate for the rights of people with learning difficulties

Simon Duffy

England

President of Citizen Network

Stef Benstead

England

Research Consultant in disability and social security

Steph Lyons PhD

England

Freelance Health and Social Care Consultant

Stephanie Farr

England

Research and Insight Analyst

Stephen Finlayson

Scotland

Head of Innovation & Improvement at Penumbra

Stephen Sloss

England

Chief Executive of Salvere Social Enterprise CIC

Steven Newman

England

MD of BioDiversity International Ltd

Steven Rose

England

Former CEO with many years' experience working in health and social care

Suzanne McStravick

Northern Ireland

Coordinator of Citizen Network Northern Ireland

Sylvana Mahmic

Australia

CEO at Plumtree

Tanya Moore

England

Principal Social Worker, Hertfordshire Adult Care Services

Terry Lynch

USA

An American leader in the innovation of supports for older people

Thomas Allan

England

Interested in the commons and peer-to-peer alternatives to social care

Thomas Doukas

England

Executive Coach & Consultant

Tim Keilty

England

Works with New Prospects Association & as an Associate at In Control Scotland

Tim Stainton

Canada

Co-Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship & joint coordinator of Citizen Network Canada

Varun Vidyarthi

India

Founder and CEO of Manavodaya

Vasilis Kalopisis

Greece

Policy advisor DI project Greece

Veena Vasista

USA

Wake-Up Artist and Movement Maker

Vinesh Kumar

England

Founder of iDirect Independent Living

Vinny Cowling

England

Advocate of peer support and Chair of the People Focussed Group (PFG)

Wendy Perez

England

Founder of See Me As Me