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A small team
with big ambitions

Director

Caroline White

Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Proven track record of creating and developing sustainable implementation of evidence-based interventions for children and families.
International consultant, trainer and keynote speaker.

funky leader – brave and curious

Programme Developer

Jamila Reid

Clinical Psychologist and Researcher
Extensive experience in supporting the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programmes for children, families and professionals. Experience in research and evaluation of interventions for families, children and professionals. International trainer and supervisor.

the master – focused and hard working

Programme Developer

Line Møller Sletting

Clinical Psychologist
Extensive experience in implementation of face-to-face and online evidence-based interventions for children, families and professionals. National trainer and supervisor.

cool kid – creative and playful

Programme Developer

Siri Gammelsæter

Clinical Psychologist
Extensive experience in supporting the implementation of evidence-based programmes for children, families and professionals. International trainer and supervisor.

intergalactic diplomat - intentionally inclusive

Project Manager

Maxine Crawley

20 years experience in Event Management alongside a passion for the Project Management of a house renovation portfolio.

magic Max – makes it happen


Advisory Board Members

Amanda Fixsen, United States

Ph.D. VP, Programs & Implementation, Invest In Kids, United States

Amanda Fixsen, has a background in applied behavior analysis, social work research, and implementation practice. For more than 15 years Amanda has worked to understand how human and health services can be effectively implemented and scaled-up in real world contexts. Amanda has served as an implementation consultant with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, has worked as a post-doctoral researcher with the Oregon Research Institute where she focused on the implementation of web-based interventions for children, teachers, and clinicians, and then worked at the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress serving mental health sites nationally through consultation on methods of effective clinical training and on the implementation of trauma focused evidence-based programs. Leading with her values of community, compassion and joy she currently focuses her efforts in Colorado, USA as the VP of Programs and Implementation at Invest in Kids to support the scale and sustainability of three evidence-based programs. Outside of work you can find her enjoying the outdoors, cooking up something new in the kitchen, reading a good book, or spending quality time with family and friends.

Shirley Woods-Gallagher, United Kingdom

Shirley lives in the UK. She was the first woman in her family to go to University and the only person in her family with a PhD. She was twice nominated for the ITV National Diversity Awards in 2023 in the categories of Positive Role Model Award for Age and Positive Role Model Award for Disability. She helped to write the devolution deal for Greater Manchester on early years and presented evidence of what works for children to both the Education and Science and Technology Select Committees of the UK Parliament.

She is a Member of the Advisory Panel for Children’s Viewing for the British Board of Film Classification. She is also a Trustee for the charity Respect For All who provide counselling to people who are either Autistic and/or have a learning disability in Greater Manchester.

During the pandemic she was in the clinical extremely vulnerable covid category and lost her father to covid. He was admitted to a covid ward the morning after Shirley received her Autism diagnosis letter. He would never know of her late diagnosis. In the absence of being able to tell him, she ended up telling the World instead. 

Agnete Kirk Kristiansen, Denmark

Education: Degree in Psychology

Bio: Shareholder of KIRKBI A/S and representing the fourth generation of the LEGO® owner family.

Special competences: Family-owned companies and board work.

Other management positions: Member of the Board of KIRKBI A/S. Member of the Board of the LEGO Foundation. Member of the Board of Blue Hors ApS. Executive Manager of Kirk83 Holding ApS.

Tea Trillingsgaard, Denmark

Tea Trillingsgaard is an Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University, Denmark. As head of the Couple and Family Research Lab, she leads a programme of research focused on how and why behaviour in families change over time. She is the principle investigator behind numerous research trials testing parent- or couple-oriented interventions. She has reported her findings through numerous articles appearing in high-ranking scientific journals, and she continuously contributes to the dissemination of research knowledge through research-practice joint ventures, public lectures, postgraduate clinical trainings and appearance in popular media

Sally Hogg, United Kingdom

Sally Hogg is the Senior Policy Fellow in the Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDAL), University of Cambridge, where she works to mobilise knowledge about early child development to support national policy and local decision making. 

Sally has had a varied career in charities and national and local governments, leading teams to develop and implement interventions for families in the early years, and campaigning successfully to drive policy change. Prior to joining PEDAL, Sally was Deputy CEO at the Parent-Infant Foundation, where she established and chaired the First 1001 Days Movement, a campaigning alliance of over 200 charities and professional bodies.

Prior to this, Sally’s roles included Strategic Lead at the Maternal Health Alliance, Senior Commissioner in a Local Authority, and Development Manager for Children Under One at the 

NSPCC. Sally started her career as a Civil Servant working on Children’s Policy in Westminster and, for a short time, in New South Wales, Australia. Sally has authored a range of influential policy reports relating to the importance of the earliest years of life and issues affecting families during that time.

Joel Sherrill, United States

Deputy Director,
Division of Services and Intervention Research
National Institute of Mental Health/ National Institutes of Health

Joel Sherrill, Ph.D. is the Deputy Director of the Division of Services and Intervention Research at NIMH.  The Division supports research focused on optimizing and personalizing preventive and therapeutic interventions to ensure they are maximally effective and matched to individual needs, and services/clinical epidemiology research focused on access, continuity, equity, efficiency, and quality of mental health care across the lifespan and across service settings. During his tenure at NIMH, Sherrill has overseen research portfolios focused on psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic approaches to treating mental disorders among youth and adults.  He has led and collaborated on various clinical research initiatives and has been integrally involved in establishing and implementing NIMH’s approach to supporting clinical trials research. Following his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Stony Brook University, Sherrill completed his clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship and then pursued research on the long-term course and treatment of early-onset affective disorders at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/ Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. 

Michael Sjælland, Denmark

Education: BA in Organisational Learning and Communication from the University of Copenhagen and HD(O) from Aarhus School of Business.

Bio: Michael has been working as a management consultant and senior advisor for more than 10 years, supporting both public and private organisations in developing and realizing strategies and improving operational management. In addition, Michael has sat on a numbers of boards and committees within the educational sector and the NGO sector supporting the best possible opportunities for formal and liberal education of children and young people.

Susan Gulick, United States

Education: B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University.

A trained mediator, has over 25 years of experience resolving complex public policy issues. She specialises in environmental policy, facilitation and project management. She has fostered consensus building within numerous diverse groups through creative facilitation.  

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