Rob Ashdown

Retired headteacher and teacher in schools for children with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties.

Jill Davies

Research Programme Manager for the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. Jill has run a number of projects around the needs of children with complex health needs and facilitates the UK Health and Learning Disability Network.

Jeanne Carlin

Retired Disability Consultant and a parent of a young woman with PMLD.

Helen Daly

Mum to a young Adult with PMLD, previous career in Further Education for 20 years – including Curriculum Team Manager for Inclusive Learning and Developing an Improving Choice Programme for people with Complex Needs. Currently involved in carers groups in the Eastern Region, Learning Disability Partnership Board and associated projects.

Beverley Dawkins

Beverley Dawkins, OBE, has worked with children and adults with a learning disabilitiy and their families for over 30 years. She is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist and has an MA in ‘Applied Psychology of Learning Disability Services’. Before becoming Chief Executive Officer of Generate she worked for Royal Society Mencap, campaigning for the rights of people with PMLD.

Ann Fergusson

Researcher and tutor for severe learning difficulties and PMLD courses at The University of Northampton. Trustee of National Family Carers Network. Ann also has a family member with a learning disability.

Rachel Parry Hughes

Lecturer in Social Work, Goldsmiths, University of London, researcher in the field of profound and multiple learning disabilities.

Wendy Newby

Deputy Headteacher at The Shrubberies School, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. This is a school for students with Severe and Profound Learning Difficulties.

Jill Pawlyn

Jillian Pawlyn has a background in Learning/ Intellectual Disabilities Nursing and is an enthusiast and advocate of Technology Enhanced Learning.

During her years as a registered nurse Jillian has developed a specialist interest in the health needs of people with a learning/ intellectual disability in particular those individuals who have Profound Intellectual and/or Multiple Disabilities (PIMD/ PMLD). She is a member of both the national and local PMLD Networks.

Sue Thurman

Former Speech and Language Therapist for children and adults with learning disabilities with a particular passion for working with people with PMLD. Now works mainly as a Registered Intermediary assisting vulnerable witnesses to communicate with police officers and lawyers at police stations and in courts.