Regional Representatives

Regional representatives play a crucial role in supporting the work of BACD at regional level in promoting communication, mutual learning and support between professionals within child development teams and others with an interest in neurodisability:

  • Local Networking - liaise with local leads for child development teams and/or neurodisability services; assist in developing a regional network of child development teams and others with an interest in neurodisability;
  • encourage colleagues across relevant disciplines to join the BACD
    Education and Training - organise an annual regional neurodisability meeting; support the development of regional neurodisability training programmes
  • Policy - contribute to BACD response to consultation documents; explore opportunities to undertake projects on behalf of BACD.
  • Committee Meetings - attend at least two (of four) meetings per year to present colleagues’ opinions, concerns or achievements (or to members of the executive between meetings when necessary); represent BACD in the region by feeding back information from the executive committee, and disseminating information generally about BACD, to local colleagues.

We have a number of vacancies - if you would like to apply to represent your region, please send a brief CV plus a statement outlining why you would like to be your region’s representative and what you will bring to the role, by email to We welcome job share applications.

  • Eastern
  • Scotland
  • SE Thames
Eastern   Vacant
Mersey & Cheshire Zabby Bassi 2013-2019
Northern Susanne Wolny & Madhuri Dasarathi 2016-2019
Northern Ireland Cliona Cummings & Claire Kerr 2018-2022
North West Mel McMahon 2016-2019
Oxford Sarah Hughes & Chinwe Osuchukwu 2017-2020
Scotland   Vacant
South West Tom Allport & Caroline Bodey 2017-2020
Thames North East Tanja Satterthwaite 2018-2021
Thames North West Madhumita Mukherjee 2018-2021
Thames South East   Vacant
Thames South West Sethu Wariyar 2018-2021
Trent Katherine Martin & Amy Taylor 2017-2020
Wales Dawn Forbes & Rina van der Walt 2017-2020
Wessex Catherine Tuffrey 2015-2018
West Midlands Jane Walter 2017-2020
Yorkshire Pam Ghosh 2016-2019

To contact your regional representative, please email the BACD office:

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