Our advisory group represents members from the communities we aim to work with. They have committed to participate in shaping our workshops, annual symposia and review of projects for funding within the network and to help develop, support and sustain impact and public engagement activities throughout the project.
Robin Ashleigh is the Evaluation Officer at Greenhouse Sports, a sport for development charity working with disadvantaged young people in London. Robin graduated from Liverpool John Moore's University with a degree in Sports Science and spent six years working as a table tennis coach, running full time, school-based programmes for Greenhouse Sports. He has been in his current role since 2013, focusing on the collection, analysis and presentation of data to prove and improve the impact of the charity's programmes.
Steve Frampton is the Principal at Portsmouth College, a rapidly growing and innovative sixth form college and winner of an AoC Beacon Award for Collaboration. Steve has a lifelong passion for post-16 education. He gained a First Class Honours degree in Geography, Geology and Archaeology at Leicester University. He has taught at a number of colleges before becoming Vice Principal at St Vincent College in his home town of Gosport in 2005. Alongside this, Steve has also been a Director/Chair of several local community charities, including PitC (community part of Portsmouth Football Club), The Beneficial Foundation and King Richards School Trust where he was also Chair of Governors. He was appointed to the AoC Board in July 2016.
The Pain Toolkit
Pete attended the INPUT Pain Management Programme in 1996. From 2002 - 2011 Pete worked for the Expert Patients Programme as Senior Trainer for Pain and as a Business Development Manager. He has written several patient/health care professional-led pain self-management programmes, including the Pain Toolkit, which he co-authored, with Dr. Frances Cole. It is a simple booklet for people with pain which was supported by the Department of Health and now used extensively in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Since 2009 550,000 copies have been printed and in circulation throughout the UK and download from the website 350,000 times. Pete regularly speaks to health care professionals and patient groups here in the UK and Europe about pain self-management and is a regular presenter at the EFIC Pain School (Austria). He works part time as part of the Patient Advisory Team for the University College London, Imperial College and Leicester University which are conducting research on the role of movements in persistent pain called Emotion & Pain. The study is taking advantage from recent technological developments in the field of computer gaming and aims at record people’s movements using special sensors. Pete is a member of the Steering Group for the Health Coaching concept in the East of England.
University of Edinburgh
Nanette is an Accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) and is an Honorary Fellow of that organisation. She is also a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society. With her students and colleagues, she has published over 100 peer reviewed articles on exercise behaviour and intervention strategies. Nanette has editorial roles for The Journal of Physical Activity and Health and Mental Health and Physical Activity and has also contributed to policy, for example, ‘let’s make Scotland more active’ and the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence [NICE] programme on physical activity and the environment [www.nice.org.uk]. Previous positions include Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology at the University of Strathclyde University and Professor of Physical Activity and Health Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Nanette is an Honorary Professor at the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit in Glasgow and also at the University of Ulster
Matthew is a Research Officer at the ukactive Research Institute which aims to bridge the gap between traditional 'exercise is medicine' research and real world interventions and answering fundamental questions related to how to get more people, more active, more often. Matthew’s role focuses on the original research and evaluation of physical activity interventions, with expertise in mixed methods data collection, analysis and report writing, Matthew joined St Mary's University as a PhD student in October 2016 studying physical activity and public health within the School of Sport Health and Applied Science. Matthew's PhD is focused on a community-based public health intervention that is aimed at promoting an increase in physical activity alongside positive behaviour change.