Meet the Team

Helen Davies - Overall lead and facilitator

Helen Davies - Overall lead and facilitator

RGN, BSc, Msc, PG Cert, PRINCE2

Founder of Practical Wisdom, not-for-profit organisation, a public speaker for neurodiversity and trauma informed approach.

Co-founder of ADHD Amigos, a Brighton based social group, trustee for ADHD aware and Joyfully Different – supporting neurodiverse business leaders. Has ADHD & dyslexia who became a best selling co-author, penning another book as we speak!

Initially from Kent (they were that SEN child with poor school grades), getting into nursing on an entrance test! Now one of the most senior nurses in the country, part of the national team twice, currently Clinical Director and pioneer leading the way for trans health equality. Also CD for trauma informed approach, especially important as they are a parent to an adopted child and given the cross over with neurodiversity.

Leanne Naylor

Leanne Naylor

RMN, BSc, Hypnotherapist, ASC/ADHD screener & ASC assessor.

A qualified mental health nurse, able to do ASC screening assessments, and experienced CYPMHS practitioner and lead. Also qualified in NLP, hypnotherapy, and rapid transformational therapy. She has supported and led group courses and workshops relating to Autism and anxiety. These included teaching skills and knowledge baked upon Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

At present, the lead mental health clinician for a new service within generic Children’s and young people services (CYPMHS), in which they will be leading a new team to support those young people with co- morbid mental health issues in addition to any neurodivergent diagnosis/symptoms. Also an entrepreneur and sleep consultant.

James McCambridge and Gareth Kelly

James McCambridge and Gareth Kelly

Rewire NPT - Applied Movement Neurology and Z Health (world leaders in movement therapy).

Both Gareth and James trained at the Academy of Specializing in neuro performance therapy and using physical movement to aid nervous system realignment.

This is very useful in reducing ADHD and ASC symptoms and has other applications such as pain reduction.

Dr Anke Görzig

Dr Anke Görzig

BSc, MSc, Ph.D., FHEA

Dr. Anke Görzig is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Greenwich. She is a child and youth care worker (certified, 1998), a psychologist (MSc, 2004; PhD, 2008) and a social science researcher who has worked and taught at a number of institutions, including the Institute of Psychiatry (IoPPN), the London School of Economics (LSE), University College London, University of Birmingham, Northwestern University (USA) and University of Mannheim (Germany).

Anke is also involved in health services research applying her expertise in quantitative methods. She primarily teaches modules in Social and Developmental Psychology as well as in Research Methods.. Her research interests include bullying, online aggression, well-being, cross-national comparisons and disadvantaged groups with a special interest in ASC and is indeed Autistic herself.

Dr Bonny Hartley

Dr Bonny Hartley

BSc Hons, MSc, PhD

Dr Bonny Hartley joined the School of Human Sciences as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Greenwich, since 2015.

She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Kent and has previously held positions at Plymouth University and the University of Kent.

Alongside her research fellowship, Bonny supervises MSc and PhD students, and provides research-led lectures.

Bonny’s research has an interdisciplinary focus, integrating theories and methods from the sub-disciplines of social, developmental, and educational psychology.

Clare Monson

Clare Monson

S.N.H.S (dip)

Clare is a holistic practitioner and qualified Medical Herbalist with over 20 years of experince.

Herbal medicines treat the root cause of a problem, instead of patching over the effect, working in harmony with the body, alongside modern medicines, which when used correctly can balance and complement each other.